One Month Until School is Out Tropical Green Smoothie

by Dorothy Reinhold on May 8, 2014

Print This Post Print This Post Tropical Green Smoothie: Hints of Hawaii (pineapple juice, mango, banana, coconut water) sweeten this healthy green smoothie that goes down easy for breakfast.

Ask my kids. It’s easy to be green if your mom makes you a shot of green smoothie for breakfast.

 The alarm rings far, far too early for teenagers at our house. 6 a.m. rise and shine, except it’s hard to be shiny when you are comatose.

To make sure they get some vegetables in before dinner, I have taken to making up green smoothies for breakfast. This one, with its tropical flavors, was particularly popular.

Tropical Green Smoothie |

Recipe: Tropical Green Smoothie

Summary: Hints of Hawaii sweeten this healthy green smoothie that goes down easy for breakfast.


  • 1 (5-ounce) clamshell Earthbound Farm Organic Power Greens (or your choice of greens)
  • 1 mango, skinned, seeded and diced (or about 1 cup frozen mango chunks)
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds (*see note below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice cubes (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and whirl until smooth. If you want it colder, whirl in a couple of ice cubes.
  2. If making the night before, store in the refrigerator.
  3. Serves 2-3.

*Chia seed note

If you are drinking the smoothie immediately, you might like to grind the chia seeds first. It takes chia seeds about 20+ minutes to hydrate if they are left whole, so if I am making this the night before and keeping it in the refrigerator for breakfast the next day, I can throw them in whole. If I am making it that morning and serving immediately to people who don’t like possibly gritty seeds in their drink, I will grind them before adding. As they hydrate, chia absorb water and the outside of the seed gets gel-like. Pretty cool.

Recipe source

Adapted from and based on a green smoothie I had at the blogging conference Big Traveling Potluck 2, prepared by Earthbound Farm.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Reduced fat, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 2
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 



{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandi G June 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Thank goodness school is out here. Time for summer :-).


Catalina @ Peas & Peonies June 8, 2017 at 10:11 am

This smoothie looks great and I need to try it!


Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. June 8, 2017 at 8:04 am

We love green smoothies here too – such a great way to get some veggies into the kids!


Erin @ The Speckled Palate June 7, 2017 at 8:21 pm

What a delicious and refreshing way to start the day… or as an afternoon pick-me-up! My daughter would love this!


Meghan June 7, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Mmmm a green smoothie is just what the doc ordered for breakfast!


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet June 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

We drink smoothies every day – this looks like a great one to add to our repertoire!


sue/the view from great island May 10, 2014 at 8:39 am

Wow, I need this for my ‘post’ teen, coming home from college soon…after a year of dining hall eating, I’m sure she could use a shot of this!


Dorothy Reinhold May 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Exactly right!


Liz May 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

I just brought one home from college today. He was drinking nasty protein powder for a while, so I think he’d find your smoothie much more appetizing!


Dorothy Reinhold May 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm

I cannot stand protein powder!


Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva May 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I love smoothies, and have been trying to do more of these at home in the mornings. Great combination and tip about the chia seeds.


Dorothy Reinhold May 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I just keep a little jar of the hydrated chia in my fridge, so it is ready to go!


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