Tropical Green Smoothie

  • Tropical Green Smoothie | The Little Epicurean

    I read somewhere that the average person weighs the least on Friday and the most on Monday.  And as I’m thinking about everything I ate over the weekend, I believe that statement to be true for me.  Hence, Monday morning is all about green smoothies.

    On Saturday morning, I partook in an enormous and delicious brunch at Faith & Flower in Downtown Los Angeles.  I shared a couple photos from the event on Instagram.  The event was a preview launch for a new app called WannaGo.  It’s a cool app that I can’t wait to play with this summer.

    Tropical Green Smoothie | The Little Epicurean

    I look forward to a hearty and refreshing smoothie come Monday morning.  Smoothies are so easy to make and require very little time and prep.  I opt for frozen fruits because they are picked at their peak and can last months in my freezer.  Bananas are a staple in my kitchen, they always have a spot on the counter.   I have a never ending supply of coconut water in the fridge thanks to my dad.  (Thanks, Pa!) And while I used spinach, any leafy green will do- think: kale, Swiss chard, and I’ve even heard of people using bok choy.

    Tropical Green Smoothie | The Little Epicurean

    Tropical Green Smoothie

    Yield: serves 2

    Ingredients:

    • 10 oz coconut water
    • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
    • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
    • 1 banana, sliced
    • 4 handfuls spinach

    Directions:

    1. Pour coconut water into blender.  Add mango, pineapple, banana, and spinach.  Cover blender with lid and blend until smooth.
    2. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.  Otherwise, place in the fridge until ready to enjoy.  If smoothie separates in the fridge, stir before serving.

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    Allison @ Clean Wellness

    I want this for a snack today! I’m going to pin this beauty on my smoothies board. I happen to have a ripe mango sitting in my fridge! This looks so delicious! I also love the little banana slice garnish -too cute!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      It makes for a great snack or pick-me-up! I’ve been trying to cut back on my afternoon coffee by replacing it with smoothies :)

    M

    I totally had one of these today except substitute the mango for one orange sweet bell pepper, substitute coconut water with coconut oil, plus almonds, and plus dried cranberries. Does this count as one more thing we can add to our “like” list?

      Maryanne Cabrera

      I’ve never made smoothies with coconut oil. Does it blend well? And YES, add green smoothies to the list!

    Annie @Maebells

    I make a really similar smoothie but I use white grape juice in place of the coconut water. What area of the grocery to you find your coconut water? Now I have to try it! :)

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Hi Annie! Hmm, I’ve never tried white grape juice. I gotta check that out! Coconut water is usually stocked with the juices, sometimes near sports drinks. It’s super hydrating and tastes delicious ice cold.