Island Green Smoothie

Island tropical green smoothie

Island tropical green smoothie

Take a mini-vacay to the beach with this delicious island green tropical smoothie recipe!

Our senses of smell and taste have the magical power to transport us directly back to any memory. Its amazing. This tropical smoothie recipe does that for me. I love traveling to tropical places and spending plenty of time at the beach. Im a California girl living in Florida, yet Ill never tire of the ocean!

For this tropical smoothie recipe, Ive included an array of tropical fruits and coconut water blended with a big handful of spinach. Can you imagine how awesome it would be to have a frosty glass of this island green smoothie poolside? And maybe a paper umbrellaDef a paper umbrella.

Why your Island Smoothies Dont Need Added Sugar

Ive mentioned before that I dont typically limit my fruit intake. I enjoy fruit when Im in the mood as part of a well-rounded, healthy diet.

I know thats not always the case for everyone. Those who need to  watch their blood sugar should consult with a medical professional before blending.

In any case, I love using fruit to sweeten my smoothiesno processed sugar needed! Fruits like banana and pineapple are naturally sweet and really add a tropical punch to this island green smoothie. Read on to see just why theyre better for you than refined sugars.

Fruit Sugar Isnt The Bad Guy

While its true that refined or processed sugars digest quickly and totally cause those icky blood sugar spikes, the sugar we ingest with fruit is completely different.

Fruit isnt just full of sugar. With the natural sugar in fruit comes plenty of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, etc., etc., not to mention dietary fiber.

And fiber is our friend

Dietary fiber helps prevents blood sugar spikes by slowing things down as they move down the line so your body can absorb the nutrients at an even keel. You will stay full for longer and that same dietary fiber will help with keeping you, ahemregular.

Fresh tropical fruit smoothie ingredients

Fresh tropical fruit smoothie ingredients

Going green and loving it

If youre new to green smoothies, your tastebuds will go through a little adjustment phase as they recalibrate towards the natural sweetness of fruit and other flavors. Some smoothies will taste sweeter than others. If youre someone who has a sweet tooth, start by blending smoothies made with tropical fruits. Look no further than the island tropical green smoothie below to satisfy the sweetest of sweet teeth!

Tropical fruit adds the most sweetness to smoothies due to their higher sugar content. Lower sugar fruits include berries, bananas, stone fruits, apples, and pears. They are also sweet, but not as sweet as tropical fruit.

As your tastebuds adjust and when youre ready, start blending other fruits. Youll find that all fruit starts to taste sweeter and more flavorful now that sugar isnt masking the other flavors. Before you know it, youll find yourself craving a daily dose of leafy green goodness.

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Green can clean

Brace yourself. Im going to say a word that scares some who are new to plant based eatingdetox.

If youre looking for an easy way to detox daily, then the island green tropical smoothie recipe below is a great one to get blending.

Four times each year, I promise myself Ill hit the reset button on my eating habits. I consciously make the choice to eat in ways, for short periods of time, that give my body the best of what plants have to offer. Part of that involves green smoothies of course! The nutrient + fiber rich greens do wonders to cleanse my body in a gentle, yet effective way.

If youre ready to hit that reset button along with me, check out one of my 7 or 21-day cleanses. They are purely food based, no fancy-fancy pills or powders. You can cook and blend along with me, seeing results that I enjoy toolike better sleep, better skin and better energy.

Green smoothie in mason jar with paper straw

Green smoothie in mason jar with paper straw

Vacation vibes

So now do I have you feeling all the tropical island feels??? If youre ready for more vacation-worthy smoothies, be sure to give these a blend:

Vegan tropical smoothie
Tropical smoothie bowl
Healthy margarita smoothie
Piña colada smoothie
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl

Where would you like to be sipping these tropical smoothies: beach or poolside?

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Description

As the weather cools down, this&nbsp;smoothie will have you thinking&nbsp;back to the glory days of summer. This smoothie is also known as Hawaiian Breeze.


  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut water, unsweetened
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost (optional)

  1. BLEND: spinach, coconut water, and orange together until smooth.
  2. ADD: remaining fruit and blend again.

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make&nbsp;the smoothie cold or serve over ice.
  • May swap out coconut water with regular water, if preferred.
  • To reduce sweetness, substitute avocado for banana.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: tropical smoothie recipe

FAQs

Is the island green smoothie healthy?

With a good dose of dietary fiber and a whopping 168 mg of Vitamin C, we sure think so! Yet, I know some rawkstars might need a bit less fruit sugar when blending. If thats you, be sure to check out our Low Sugar Fruits for Smoothies.

Are green smoothies bad for your kidneys?

Great question! Depending on the greens you use in your smoothies, you can end up taking in higher amounts of oxalates, which in turn may cause kidney stones. While this doesnt happen often, if its something youre concerned about we def recommend staying hydrated with good water and rotating your greens. Changing up your greens on the regular helps to keep from building up any one particular nutrient in your body and ensures you get a wide variety of all those oh-so-good for you vitamins, minerals and more.

What is the purpose of a detox smoothie?

Most of us dont take in healthy fruits and veggie as often as we should. Using smoothies are an amazing way to up the intake of the good stuff. When I blend, Im keeping all the fiber in with my veg + fruit, which helps clear out anything bad my body is holding onto. Its a great way to detox gently.

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