Healthy Green Smoothie

Healthy and delicious green smoothie loaded with spinach, pineapple, mango, greek yogurt, and coconut water.

Before my wedding, I was all about that juicing and smoothie train. I drank my calories instead of chewing them. My skin was the best it has ever been (until recently because your girl has finally found a skin care regime that actually works), and I always seemed to have energy (which is a must in those final few hectic weeks leading up to wedding time.) Then I got married, made a couple of smoothies and random juice concoctions and moved on with my life.

Healthy and delicious green smoothie loaded with spinach, pineapple, mango, greek yogurt, and coconut water.

The problem I regularly faced was pretty common: without the use of unhealthy sweeteners, not all smoothies are actually good. And since I no longer had to fit into a wedding dress, I didn’t see the point in continuing to make something I didn’t actually enjoy. Until this smoothie recipe magically fell into my hands after a bout with a winter cold.

While the original hand scribbled recipe called for bananas, I go out of my way to avoid them, so I swapped bananas for frozen mango. banana > mango. The rest of the recipe I mostly left in tact, minus using spinach in place of kale (I couldn’t find any.)

Healthy and delicious green smoothie loaded with spinach, pineapple, mango, greek yogurt, and coconut water.

Made from a base of coconut water, spinach, frozen pineapple and frozen mango, half an avocado (shhh don’t tell my husband!), plain Greek yogurt, and lime juice, this is a green smoothie that actually tastes good. I know everyone always claims their green smoothies are delicious, but this one actually is, which is quickly and easily proven by sliding a mason jar full of frozen green goodness in front of someone who hates green smoothies and/or veggies… such as children or husbands who think avocados are poison.

I opted to use frozen fruit in place of ice cubes as I wanted to pack more nutrients into the recipe (ice cubes = less space for fruit chunks in the blender.) If you prefer to use fresh pineapple or mangos, be sure to add those ice cubes.


Healthy and delicious green smoothie loaded with spinach, pineapple, mango, greek yogurt, and coconut water.

1 cup coconut water

1 cup spinach leaves, washed

1/2 cup frozen diced pineapple

1/2 cup frozen diced mango

1/2 avocado, pitted and diced

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth or desired consistency is achieved.

How do you trick your family into eating healthier?