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Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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This easy Tropical Smoothie combines the flavors of coconut and pineapple making it an irresistible treat. Only 5-ingredients, ready in minutes, and full of vitamins.

We love to whip up smoothies for a quick breakfast or snack. Be sure to browse all of our smoothie favorites like my Fresh Peach Smoothie or Triple Berry!

close up image of a green smoothie with pineapple slices and fresh coconut

RECIPE FEATURES

  • Quick and Easy: Use fresh or frozen fruits and toss in the blender.
  • 5-Ingredients: This is one of my favorite tropical recipes. Full of flavor but easy to customize. Add your favorite mix-ins.
  • Actually Tastes Good: A green smoothie that tastes amazing? Yes, please!

Fresh pineapple is one of my all-time favorite fruits. When you pick that perfect piece and it has that wonderful balance of sweet and tart… There is nothing in the world like it! Combine that with the sweet and toasty flavor of coconut and you have got a winning combination! 

This was my very first attempt at a simple green smoothie. It was so easy to make and calls for only five ingredients! We make this year round and it is approved by even the pickiest eater.

sliced fresh coconut with spinach and pineapple on a white table

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS

  • Coconut Yogurt– I really enjoy Greek yogurt, but any variety will do. A majority of the coconut flavor comes from this addition so pick a quality yogurt. 
  • Coconut milk– I use sweetened, my husband uses unsweetened. Both versions are so delicious! 
  • Apple- We stick with tart varieties like granny smith or honey crisp.
  • Pineapple– Fresh is best, but when it is out of season you could easily use frozen or canned pineapple. 
  • Spinach– This is where you get the bright green color and added vitamins! 

HOW TO MAKE A PINEAPPLE SPINACH SMOOTHIE

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

One ingredient you will notice was left off of the ingredients? Ice. 

You are welcome to add a handful to the blender. We haven’t felt that it needed the addition, but occasionally we like to shake things up and add in about 1/2 cup. Personally, I feel like added ice waters down your flavors.

TIP: Try freezing coconut water in your ice cube tray!

SMOOTHIE TIPS

  • For the best smoothie texture start by blending the greens with the liquid. From there add the fruit and other ingredients.
  • Skip the ice and use frozen fruit instead.
  • Need more of a filling treat? Add protein powder, chia seeds, or hemp seeds.
  • For an added touch of sweetness add honey or agave syrup.

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Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie

Coconut Pineapple Green Smoothie

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy Tropical Smoothie combines the flavors of coconut and pineapple making it an irresistible treat. Only 5-ingredients, ready in minutes, and full of vitamins.

Ingredients

  • 5.3 oz container of coconut greek yogurt
  • ½ cup sweetened coconut milk
  • ½ green apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ice, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

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