Tropical Green Smoothie
This Tropical Green Smoothie is quick to make for breakfast or a snack. You will love the tropical and citrus flavors in this nutritious smoothie!
Good morning, Sunshine! That’s how you’ll feel when you whip up this Tropical Green Smoothie for breakfast! This bright and fresh green smoothie will put a smile on your face as you start your day. Promise! 😉
Made with almond milk (coconut water is delicious too), kale, chia seeds, pineapple, mango and orange, this smoothie is light and refreshing. Whenever I make this for myself and my kids for a snack, I feel energized and ready to tackle whatever is next on my to do list.
I’ve been loving almond milk in my smoothies and overnight oats because of its smooth, creamy texture and short ingredient list. It doesn’t have any strange, unrecognizable ingredients and I love the simple unsweetened almond flavor. I’ve slowly been transitioning to plant-based milks and unsweetened almond milk is a staple in my kitchen.
We love all kinds of smoothies from my list of breakfast smoothies to my collection of all the best smoothie recipes and this topical smoothie is one of our fruity favorites.
I’ve made this Tropical Green Smoothie with both baby kale and the green curly kale that you most often see in your grocery store. Either way, you can’t taste the greens. When adding kale to your smoothies, it’s best to add some sweet fruits to offset kale’s bitterness. A quadruple combination of pineapple, mango, banana and orange do the job in this refreshing smoothie.
You can add whatever greens you have left in your refrigerator to your smoothies. You’ll see baby kale in the photos here. You can also blend in spinach, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, or even carrot top greens! To keep your greens fresh for days in your refrigerator, see my tips for how to wash kale.
Tips for making this Tropical Green Chia Seed Smoothie:
- 1/2 cup of mango (fresh or frozen) is a great substitute for the fresh orange.
- To bulk this smoothie up even more, add 2-3 tablespoons of raw, old-fashioned oats.
- Store your chia seeds in the freezer to make them last longer.
- A high powered blender will ensure that the kale and chia seeds are completely blended for the smoothest smoothie.
If you love this recipe, you’ll also enjoy my Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Mango Smoothie and Green Monster Smoothie and Classic Green Smoothie.
Tropical Green Smoothie
- 1 cup loosely packed chopped kale
- 1/3 small banana, frozen
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 small orange, peeled*
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, or coconut water
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (I recommend using a high powered blender to achieve a smooth consistency.) Serve immediately.
Hello Kristine! Thanks for sharing this article. I will make breakfast tomorrow. It’s amazing!
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy the smoothie!
Just made this smooth for my husband and myself.. so good!! The last smoothie I tried to make turned out horrible and I totally redeemed myself with your recipe! I used the extra mango instead of oranges and vanilla almond milk. Thank you for sharing for us newbies to smoothies 🙂
I made this smoothie for breakfast and I loved it. It was so smooth and sweet, that I think it will be my go to “snack” smoothie for now on. Great for when you have that sweet tooth. Any child would love it!
I’m so happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. 🙂
Can you use baby spinach
Yes, spinach will work well!
What can I replace the banana with?
You can increase the amount of mango a little and leave the banana out.
I’ve been looking for some easy metabolism boosting smoothie ideas, can’t wait to try this one, however, I would like to mention, you should add a fat to this smoothie, otherwise your body will not absorb the Vitamin K from the Kale. I’m thinking a little avocado or a table spoon of coconut oil.
Thanks for the recipe. How much oats would to make it more filling?
You could add 2-3 tablespoons of uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats. Enjoy!