Tropical Green Smoothie

This tropical green smoothie is loaded with banana, mango, coconut, spinach, protein powder and chia seeds. It’s the perfect healthy smoothie for summer!

It’s officially summer in Virginia and you know what that means?! Busting out the shorts and incorporating more warm weather foods, like salads, overnight oats and smoothies, into my diet.

Two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with mango chunks and spinach scattered around,

I remember when people first started making green smoothies back in 2010-2011. People were so amazed by that fact that adding greens like spinach and kale to smoothies could actually taste good.

To be honest, I was a little nervous about it at first too. But I started adding greens to my smoothies years ago and I haven’t looked back since. My OG love is my peanut butter green smoothie, but this tropical green smoothie is so delicious too!

At this point I’ve grown to enjoy the earthy “green” taste in my smoothies, but the recipe I’m sharing today is perfect for those just getting on-board the green smoothie train. It uses frozen banana and mango, both of which are super sweet and do a great job masking just about anything. Of course, it’s still a winner for those of us that have been drinking green smoothies for ages – you can’t really go wrong when combining yummy tropical fruit like banana, mango and coconut.

Ingredients for tropical green smoothie laid out on a baking tray: baby spinach, milk, banana slices, mango chunks, protein powder, chia seeds and shredded coconut.

Tropical Green Smoothie Ingredients:

  • frozen banana
  • frozen mango
  • dairy-free milk – I used an almond/coconut milk blend!
  • baby spinach
  • protein powder – I used a plant-based vanilla protein powder, but unflavored would work well too.
  • chia seeds
  • unsweetened shredded coconut

A blender container filled with mango, banana, spinach, coconut, chia seeds and almond milk

I normally buy and use unsweetened vanilla almond milk for smoothies, but I decided to switch it up and buy the almond coconut milk blend. It’s perfect for this tropical smoothie, but I also love the subtle coconut flavor it adds to my morning iced coffee. If you don’t have the almond coconut milk, no worries! You can use regular almond milk, coconut milk, a combo of the two or any other milk you have on hand. The smoothie will still be delicious no matter what liquid you use!

Whenever I drink this smoothie I start to day dreaming about laying on the beach with my toes in the sand. Can you tell I’m ready for beach weekend?

Overhead view of blender container filled with a green smoothie.

Meal Prep Smoothies

Did you know you can prep smoothies ahead of time for an even quicker meal? There are two basic options:

  • Freezer smoothie bags: put all of the ingredients (except the liquid) into a freezer safe container or ziplock bag in individual portions. When you’re ready to enjoy your smoothie, simply dump the contents of the container into your blender, add the liquid and blend away! For this recipe, just fill the freezer container with banana slices, mango, spinach, chia seeds, protein powder and shredded coconut. All of these ingredients are find to freeze.
  • Freeze prepped smoothies: Make a big batch of the smoothie, portion into freezer-safe cups and freeze. Take the frozen smoothie out the night before you want to enjoy it and let it thaw in the fridge. Give it a shake or stir before enjoying.

Two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with spinach, mango and coconut shreds scattered around.

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Overhead view of two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with spinach scattered around.

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Two Ball mason jars filled with a green smoothie sitting on a wooden cutting board with spinach, mango and coconut shreds scattered around.

Tropical Green Smoothie


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This tropical green smoothie is loaded with banana, mango, coconut, spinach, protein powder and chia seeds. It’s the perfect healthy smoothie for summer!


Ingredients

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup almond coconut milk blend*
  • 12 cups baby spinach
  • 1 scoop plant-based vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut + more for topping

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle a little unsweetened coconut shreds on top and enjoy!

Notes

  • I really like the flavor of the almond coconut milk in this smoothie, but if you don’t have it feel free to use whatever milk you have on hand.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 357mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: tropical green smoothie

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    17 comments
  1. I love smoothies!!! Actually, when pregnant I had to drink a small one before each small meal, it was the absolute only way to keep food down and get enough nutrients for the baby! I do have one question with this one, would it still be good without the brown rice powder? I need to avoid that. Besides that one small ingredient, this looks so good!!!

  2. I make a slightly different version: Frozen banana, frozen Mango, frozen pineapple, spinach and coconut water. Coconut Water is a lot better for you then coconut milk and has less calories. A lot of people say coconut water hydrates you more then water.

  3. That looks so delicious! What would be a good mango alternative for this recipe, I’m allergic to them but they taste so good. 😉

  4. I love smoothies and have made them over the years using greens..kids never liked them but I didn’t try using bananas and mangos in with them! Sounds great and am excited to try! 🙂

  5. I am just starting to add either a green juice or green smoothie to my breakfast every morning. I am sure this one will be a hit, I love bananas and mangoes.

  6. One of my favorite smoothie combo is similar except I forgo the protein powder and add 2 tablespoons hemp seeds and add frozen pineapple for more zing!

  7. I have been so into making smoothies for breakfast lately! – I was so excited to see this post!
    I’m a new reader, love your blog!

  8. I LOVE putting mango in my smoothies. And I’ve been adding greens to them for so long that now if I don’t have any, I won’t even make one. Ha 🙂 and I’ve been wanting to try that coconut almond milk but wasnt sure, I will have to pick some up this weekend.

  9. This looks delicious and refreshing! Such a cute straw… where did you find it?

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