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Tropical Green Smoothie

You may have noticed many of the recipes on my blog are not healthy. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth and desserts are so fun to make. To balance out my diet, I always share what I make so I don’t end up eating it all myself, and I eat nutritious meals during the week following my real food rules as closely as possible.

Tropical Green Smoothie | Kitchen Gidget

I recently participated in a green smoothie challenge as a way to get more fruits and vegetables in my diet. This is an adaptation of my favorite recipe from the challenge. The smoothie is on the thin side, which is perfect since I like to add chia seeds, but if you like a thick smoothie, you can use frozen fruit or reduce the amount of liquid. It can also be blended the night before and given a shake in the morning for a quick breakfast on the go.

Tropical Green Smoothie | Kitchen Gidget

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie | Kitchen Gidget

Tropical Green Smoothie

Yield: 1 (16oz)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tropical Green Smoothie featuring pineapple, orange and coconut water. The best way to eat your spinach!


  • 3/4 cup pure, unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 cup spinach, packed tightly
  • 1/2 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)


  • Blend the coconut water, spinach and orange until smooth. Add the pineapple and banana (and chia, if using); blend again. Serve.
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    Source: Simple Green Smoothies

    Regina A

    Friday 9th of May 2014

    Will this taste similar to an orange julius?

    Rebekah | The Kitchen Gidget

    Saturday 17th of May 2014

    It does not, tastes more like pineapple. I'm still working on the Orange Julius!

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