Tropical Green Smoothie

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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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4.91 from 20 votes

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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 357mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 23g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tropical green smoothie
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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38 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is easily my favorite smoothie – I can drink this every day and know that I am filling my body with awesome nutrients. It’s also a favorite for my toddlers and is a great way to sneak in some veggies!

    1. Woo!! So glad this smoothie has been a success! Thanks for the review, Kim. I really appreciate it!

  2. 5 stars
    This is super refreshing and it reminded me of being on vacation. The almond/coconut milk blend is a great tip!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this smoothie, Lauren! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  3. 5 stars
    This smoothie was as though I was in paradise! I love green smoothies, and t this one was very fruity and satisfying!! The mango and banana combo added for great sweetness and I love the added protein powder and chia seeds! Will definitely make again!

    1. Aw I love hearing this, Taylor!! I’m so glad this tropical green smoothie was such a hit! Thanks so much for making it and coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying this smoothie, Rebecca! Thanks so much for the review 🙂

  4. 4 stars
    Super yummy! I made it with whole milk because that’s all I had today. It was very creamy, and my only complaint is that I thought it was lacking some brightness. Would probably add more mango next time. Otherwise, delicious!