This Cucumber Tropical Smoothie packs in tropical fruits and leafy green veggies, getting you fueled for your day (without the taste of, you know, a typical green smoothie).
Cucumber Tropical Smoothie
If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you’ll know that I love smoothies. Their ability to get me up in running in the morning (with actual vegetables) (vegetable in the actual morning) is unparalleled. My usual green smoothie involves a banana, some spinach, a splash of milk, and whatever fruit that’s about to go bad in my fruit bowl.
But today we’re changing it up a bit with the addition of tropical fruit (because I just bought tickets to Hawaii and have come to the point in my life where I celebrate by making green smoothies #adulting).
To make this Cucumber Tropical Smoothie you’ll need:
- ¼ of a pineapple, peeled and cored
- ½ of a papaya, seeded1 banana
- ½ cucumber, unpeeled
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 ½ cups ice
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You could just throw everything in the blender and call it a day (especially if you have one of those high power blenders). For the rest of us, I learned a trick to get perfectly smooth green smoothies. Blend your milk and spinach first, until you have a frothy green milk. Then throw everything else in and continue blending. Doing things in this order ensures that the spinach breaks down completely (meaning you don’t taste the spinach + don’t get any in your teeth!)
Along with the huge list of smoothie recipes, we also have an awesome recipe for Green Smoothie Popsicles, for a fun alternative that’ll keep you cool on hot days. As well as Cherry Yogurt Popsicles, Mint Chocolate Popsicles, and Raspberry Mango Popsicles!