The official start of summer is still a few weeks away, although Mother Nature has been teasing us with warm, humid days. I love it when she does that! My appetite for carb-laden food is diminished and replaced a desire for all things fruity and cool. This Tropical Punch Green Smoothie is my take on breakfast on a beach.
It is perfect for breakfast, or a cocktail, with the addition of a little vodka. I also love to freeze my smoothies and enjoy them as popsicles, as I shared in Breakfast Smoothie Popsicles post a couple years ago. Talk about the perfect on-the-go cool-down treat!
This tropical green dream is filled with the flavours of coconut water, pineapple, spinach, mango, ginger and matcha green tea. For a thicker smoothies, replace the coconut water with coconut milk and omit the ginger (it didn’t quite work with the milk for my tastebuds). There was no need to add any sweetener, but if you prefer, you can’t go wrong with a touch of maple syrup or raw honey.
As the warmer months approach, smoothies are a perfect way to get in a nutritious meal on-the-go. Blend one up today!
Before I go enjoy another serving of this green deliciousness, please note that I am dealing with a health issue which may affect my activity on social media and I may not always respond to your lovely comments as quickly as I normally would here on the blog.
I look forward to jumping back on the blogging horse once I am feeling up to it. In the meantime, I’ve scheduled a number of posts to go live over the coming weeks, so that it isn’t complete radio silence around here.
Hope to see you back here soon!
Tropical Punch Green Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup fresh mango pulp or frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/4 tsp ginger paste
Place in blender and blend until smooth.