Smart Sweet: Tropical Greens Smoothie

Take a trip to the tropics with the island-reminiscent flavors of coconut, mango, and lime. This brightly colored, frosty delight will cool you down and offer a little kick of spice. If you’re craving a piña colada, or ice cream, or frozen yogurt, this smoothie satisfies your sweet tooth, and provides a cool refreshing taste while also adding in greens!

 This recipe comes from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking©



  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup (150 g) frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1½ cups (50 ml) unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 cup baby spinach, tightly packed
  • ¼ cup (115 ml) lime juice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Wash spinach.
  2. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Serve and enjoy.


Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)

Calories: 290

Fat: 1 g

Trans Fat: 0.5 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 360 mg

Carbohydrates: 73 g

Fiber: 11 g

Sugars: 53 g

Protein: 5 g