This tropical green smoothie recipe with pineapple, mango, and kale is refreshing, full of nutrients and tastes like sunshine in a glass! In fact, my nickname for this smoothie is “green sunshine smoothie.” Try it – you’ll see!

It’s super simple, with frozen tropical fruits, an orange (one of those Cuties, peeled and thrown on in, is perfect), almond milk, banana, and spinach or kale (or a bit of both).

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The Story Behind the Recipe

I know smoothie recipes – and especially green smoothie recipes – are super commonplace and easy these days. So does the world really need another?

Good point, self. The truth is, sometimes you (I) happen across a particularly delicious combination and you (I) know you (I) won’t remember the combo. So you (I) decide you’d better publish it on your (okay I’ll stop now) food blog so that you can keep the recipe forevermore.

And here is why, in 2019, you’re seeing another recipe for a dadgum green smoothie: The Tropical Green Smoothie!

This one is entirely drinkable – so drinkable, my smoothie-averse kiddo declared it yummy! That’s saying something (those of you who know my daughter and me know that’s really, really something).

Tropical Green Smoothie Ingredients

It’s super easy to have all the ingredients on hand, because the pineapple and mango just hang in your freezer, and if you’re like me, at least in the wintertime you always have those easy-peel, super sweet oranges on hand (but it’s always nice to have oranges hanging out anytime of the year).

Add in a banana, almond milk, and some greens and viola!

  • Kale or spinach – both are great! I like baby kale in smoothies.
  • Frozen pineapple & frozen mango – both easy to find in the freezer section at both grocery stores., chunked and ready to add to your blender! Perfect.
  • Orange – peel it and drop it in whole!
  • Banana – no need to freeze it first because your pineapple and mango were frozen. Perfect!
  • Almond milk – but any plant based milk will work.

Another green smoothie recipe! (I promise, this tropical green smoothie is worth a try.

How to Make It

Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until pureed. That’s it! If you need a little more milk to get everything moving, feel free to add more a bit at a time until perfect.

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies
Our absolute favorite green smoothie. This one's sweet and so tropical tasting its nickname is "Green Sunshine Smoothie!" It's only green in looks though – you can't taste the kale or spinach at all!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup kale leaves (baby kale, or baby spinach (packed))
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 whole small orange (or 1/2 large orange, peeled)
  • 1 medium banana (peeled)
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients, starting with 1/2 cup milk, to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. If your smoothie is too thick, add a bit more milk until it blends smoothly.
  • Divide between one or two glasses and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g, Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 171mg, Potassium: 925mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 2360IU, Vitamin C: 159mg, Calcium: 255mg, Iron: 1mg
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