We’ve all had a green smoothie, but when’s the last time you had one that was equal parts chock-full-of-good-stuff AND delicious?
This 6-ingredient green smoothie has a combination of ingredients that will simultaneously make you feel satisfied and tastes delicious. The lite coconut milk gives it the perfect subtle coconut flavor (doesn’t overpower though), and the combination of pineapple and mango is tropically delicious.
What Is A Green Smoothie?
A green smoothie is a blended drink typically made with fresh greens and accompanied with frozen fruit or ice. Greens most typically used are spinach, kale, or even chard. Banana is often used in green smoothies due to its sweetening abilities, and you can pair almost every fresh or frozen fruit with your greens. Many green smoothies use supplemental ingredients like seeds, fats and nut butters, or even bee pollen for their health benefits.
How To Make A Green Smoothie
- Gather all of your ingredients. In this recipe we’re using two pantry staples (coconut milk and chia seeds), fresh spinach, frozen pineapple, frozen mango, frozen banana, and a pinch of salt.
- Place all of the smoothie ingredients in a blender: liquid first, then the spinach and chia seeds, then all of your frozen fruit.
- Blend all of your ingredients together until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Green Smoothie Tips & Tricks
- Save your overripe bananas! Next time your bananas are slightly overripe, peel and slice them and put them in snack bags in the freezer for easy access next time you’re in the mood for a green smoothie!
- If you have spinach that’s about to go bad, throw it in the freezer. Both fresh and frozen spinach work great in green smoothies.
- Buy frozen fruit in bulk. Costco typically has the best prices but we love buying frozen fruit from Trader Joe’s too!
A Green Smoothie That Actually Tastes Good
- 1 Blender
- 1 cup lite coconut milk
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen mango
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen bananas
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- pinch kosher salt
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth and serve immediately.
- You may use full fat coconut milk if desired. Add a small amount of water if there is difficulty blending (full fat coconut milk has water content than lite coconut milk).