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Tropical Island Green Smoothie

This island green smoothie with mango and spirulina is delicious and nutritious. It’s loaded with sweet tropical fruit, super nutritious Hawaiian spirulina, and a handful of leafy green spinach. This smoothie will transport you straight to a tropical beach getaway. A great way to start your day!

A homemade tropical island green smoothie in a glass.

This tropical island smoothie is an excellent energizing morning drink. Sweet sips will take your mind on a tropical vacation while getting daily fruits and veggies.

It’s naturally sweetened with delicious tropical fruit. And it contains super blue-green spirulina and fresh kale. There is so much leafy goodness and fresh fruit flavors. It has over 6 grams of fiber and is a good source of Vitamin C, B Vitamins, iron, and magnesium.

I love making this for myself, and my kids love it! It may be green, but it tastes like the sunshine. Check out the printable recipe card for exact quantities and nutrition facts.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie Ingredients

Frozen mango, frozen pineapple, coconut water, banana, Hawaiian spirulina, and raw kale on a countertop.
  • 3 kinds of tropical fruit naturally sweeten this smoothie. They add loads of delicious flavor and give it serious island vibes. Use frozen mango chunks, frozen pineapple chunks, and a fresh banana. The frozen fruit adds enough ice to give this a frozen consistency. The banana naturally sweetens the smoothie while serving as a thickener. The blend of tropical fruit creates a balanced flavor. It keeps the blue-green spirulina and kale from overpowering the drink.
  • Chilled unsweetened coconut water adds enough liquid to make this pourable. It contains hydrating electrolytes and adds another layer of tropical island flavor.
  • Hawaiian spirulina powder is a super green booster to this smoothie. This blue-green algae is a superfood. You can buy it in dried and powdered form. It is a good source of antioxidants and adds vibrant blue-green color to food. It contains magnesium, iron, and b vitamins. A little goes a long way! Only add ½ teaspoon to give it a taste of the tropical ocean and a big-time nutrition boost. Make sure to source your spirulina from a reputable grower. 
  • Raw kale adds leafy greens to this breakfast smoothie. Blend it in with the coconut water to make it super smooth.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Add a boost: Add 1 tablespoon of avocado, full-fat yogurt, or chia seeds to add a dose of good fats. Or add a scoop of protein powder. Add a spoonful of plain yogurt for a probiotic boost.
  • Change the liquid: Cows milk, plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. Or use plain water.
  • Make it sweeter: This smoothie is naturally sweet from the banana and the tropical fruit. To make it a dessert or treat, add extra sweetener. Sugar, honey, maple syrup, and agave all work. You can also add your favorite sugar-free sweetener.
  • Use fresh fruit: You can use fresh mango and pineapple in this smoothie, but I recommend freezing them first. You can cut the fresh fruit into chunks and place them into the freezer until frozen solid. If you use fresh fruit without freezing it, you need to add a handful of ice to the blender. It will give this island green smoothie a frozen consistency.
  • Add spinach: You can use ½ cup of spinach and ½ cup of kale or 1 cup of spinach instead of kale.

How to Make a Tropical Island Green Smoothie

Add everything in the correct order to ensure a silky-smooth result!

First, add the kale, spirulina, and coconut water to the blender.

Blend until the kale is smooth.

Now, add the pineapple, mango, and banana and blend until smooth.

Pouring a green mango spirulina smoothie into a glass.

Serve immediately while it’s cold.

A homemade tropical island green smoothie in a glass.

Yum!

How to Serve a Tropical Island Green Smoothie

If you want to add more fruits and veggies to your diet (especially leafy greens), try making this smoothie! It’s fast, delicious, and packed with plant-based nutrition. If you’re trying to detox your lifestyle or just looking for tasty and easy recipes, this tropical green smoothie is a winner.

This super green smoothie with mango and spirulina is part of a nutritious breakfast. My kids love drinking these vibrant green smoothies with seaweed and kale. All the sweet tropical fruit makes this very tasty!

You can enjoy it as an afternoon snack or have one pre or post-workout. Or, serve it on St. Patrick’s Day for a guilt-free green treat! It’s a great alternative to a sugary green shake.

Drinking a homemade tropical island green smoothie.

More Delicious Smoothie Recipes

We love making smoothies! My kids are happy to consume veggies when they’re blended with fruit! We love this banana, berry, and spinach smoothie. The kids are also wild about this protein-packed pink smoothie. And, in the heat of the summer, we make watermelon pineapple smoothies.

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Tropical Island Green Smoothie

A homemade tropical island green smoothie in a glass.

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This island green smoothie with mango and spirulina is delicious and nutritious!

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Tropical

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder
  • 1 cup chilled coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

Instructions

  1. Add the kale, spirulina, and coconut water to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Then, add the banana, mango, pineapple, and any of the optional flavor boosters you want to add.
  3. Continue blending until smooth.

Serve cold.

Notes

Add a boost: Add 1 tablespoon of avocado, full-fat yogurt, or chia seeds to add a dose of good fats. Or add a scoop of protein powder. Add a spoonful of plain yogurt for a probiotic boost.

Change the liquid: Cows milk, plant-based milk such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. Or use plain water.

Make it sweeter: This smoothie is naturally sweet from the banana and the tropical fruit. To make it a dessert or treat, add extra sweetener. Sugar, honey, maple syrup, and agave all work. You can also add your favorite sugar-free sweetener.

Using fresh fruit: You can use fresh mango and pineapple in this smoothie, but I recommend freezing them first. You can cut the fresh fruit into chunks and place them into the freezer until frozen solid. If you use fresh fruit without freezing it, you need to add a handful of ice to the blender. It will give this island green smoothie a frozen consistency.

Add spinach: You can use ½ cup of spinach and ½ cup of kale or 1 cup of spinach instead of kale.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 315
  • Sugar: 61.5 g
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 78.6 g
  • Fiber: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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