This creamy and super healthy Tropical Green Goddess Smoothie is naturally sweet and is loaded with green fruits and veggies. Make it under 5 minutes and serve it for a light breakfast or snack (vegan, gluten-free).
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About Tropical Green Goddess Smoothie
Tropical Green Goddess Smoothie is a green smoothie that is super healthy, naturally sweet, and loaded with fresh fruits and veggies.
It comes together in 5 minutes and can be served for a light breakfast or snack. You can also drink it as your pre or post-workout snack with the addition of your preferred protein powder or hemp powder.
It is a great smoothie to drink for breakfast if you are on a weight loss journey.
This creamy smoothie has no refined sugar and no dairy, and if you are concerned about the taste, let me confirm that it doesn’t taste like you are drinking veggies.
It has a natural sweetness from apples, bananas, and pineapples, perfectly balancing the slightly bitter and veggie-like taste of spinach and avocado.
This green smoothie is vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly too. You can also double or triple the recipe.
Benefits Of Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutrients into one meal. They typically contain a combination of leafy greens, such as spinach or kale, and various fruits, such as bananas or berries. These ingredients provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can benefit your health in several ways.
One of the main benefits of green smoothies is that they can help support your immune system. The fruits and vegetables in these drinks are rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient for immune function. Vitamin C helps protect against infections and illnesses and can also help reduce inflammation in the body.
Another potential benefit of green smoothies is that they can improve digestion. Leafy greens are a good fiber source, essential for maintaining a healthy gut. Fiber helps promote regular bowel movements, reducing bloating and constipation. The enzymes found in raw fruits and vegetables can help to break down food in the digestive tract, making it easier for your body to absorb nutrients.
Green smoothies can be a helpful tool for weight management. They are typically low in calories and high in fiber, which can help to keep you feeling full and satisfied. The nutrients in these drinks can help support a healthy metabolism, aiding in weight loss or weight maintenance.
However, it’s important to note that green smoothies should be consumed as part of a balanced diet and not as a meal replacement.
Ingredients & Variations
Fruits – This smoothie is loaded with bananas, pineapple, and apples. I used red apples (Gala), but you can also use green apples (Granny Smith).
Bananas and pineapples are frozen ahead of time to give a thick and creamy texture. The combination of these three fruits adds that perfect amount of sweetness and tartness to the smoothie.
You can add other fruits, like mango, pear, peach, strawberries, etc., to this smoothie.
Veggies – I add spinach, avocado, and celery to this delicious green goddess smoothie recipe. They are a powerhouse of nutrients, making this smoothie healthy and detoxifying. Try to use baby spinach as it is less bitter than regular ones. You can use fresh or frozen spinach.
Avocado gives the smoothie a lovely creamy and rich texture and is loaded with healthy fats to include in your diet. Ensure it is perfectly ripe; otherwise, the smoothie will taste bitter.
You can also add cucumber, carrots, kale, and ginger to this detox smoothie.
Almond Milk – Add some unsweetened almond milk or other plant-based milk, like coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk, etc., to thin down the smoothie. Dairy milk will also work fine if you are not a vegan.
You can also replace the milk with coconut water, apple juice, plain water, orange juice, or kefir.
Others – I also add some ground turmeric, chia seeds, and lime juice to make this smoothie extra nutritious.
If you need a sweetener in your smoothie, then a little amount of honey (not vegan), maple syrup, or peanut butter will do the magic.
You can also add flax seeds, hemp seeds, almond butter, protein powder, spirulina, powdered vitamins, etc., to this green drink.
How To Make Green Goddess Smoothie
To a high-powered blender, add
- 2 and ½ cups of chilled almond milk
- 1 red apple (peeled, cored, and chopped)
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ stalk of celery (chopped)
- 1 and ½ cups (packed) baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 avocado (peeled and de-seeded)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
and blend until all ingredients are well combined.
If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie.
Check for sweetness and add a sweetener if you like your smoothie sweeter.
Pour it into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes (optional), and serve.
Serve this green goddess tropical smoothie for a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Add more milk if the smoothie is thick for your liking.
Skip adding milk, and make a thick smoothie. Serve it as a smoothie bowl topped with your favorite toppings.
Like any other smoothie, this tropical green smoothie tastes the best when served fresh!
Leftovers can be stored in a mason jar or a covered glass jar for about a day in the refrigerator. Shake well before serving again.
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Tropical Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe
- 2 and ½ cups chilled almond milk (plus more if necessary)
- 1 red apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced and frozen)
- 1 cup pineapple chunks (frozen)
- ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ½ celery stalk (chopped)
- 1-½ cups baby spinach (packed)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 ripe avocado (peeled and de-seeded)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- To a high-powered blender, add all the ingredients and blend until all ingredients are well combined.
- If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie.
- Check for sweetness and add a little sweetener if you like your smoothie sweeter.
- Pour it into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes (optional) and serve.
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