Start your day off right with a sweet and satisfying super green smoothie that is filled with fresh tropical fruit.
A Nourishing and Portable Breakfast
We like quick and easy breakfasts during the week and if they are portable, that’s even better. That’s why we love smoothies or overnight oats, for breakfast during the week.
These smoothies are 100% plant based, I don’t use milk or yogurt in my smoothies. Instead, I use water and avocado for a nice creamy texture. An added bonus is that the fat from the avocado will keep you feeling full all morning.
How to Make the Best Tasting Super Green Smoothie
You can make a smoothie with any combination of fruits or vegetables that you like. Play around with the ingredients and find your new personal favorite smoothie.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Fruit – Fresh or frozen berries, bananas, peaches, mangoes, oranges pineapple, or any other sweet tasting tropical fruit.
A few of our favorite fruit combinations are banana and blueberry, mango, orange and pineapple, raspberry and strawberry and of course dragon fruit and passion fruit.
Vegetables – Green vegetables are optional, but I highly suggest you add them in. They add a touch of earthy flavor and beautiful green color to the smoothie. I like a handful of baby spinach or kale and sometimes toss in chopped up cucumbers.
Thickener – A half of an avocado that has been chopped adds a wonderful creamy texture to the smoothie. If you don’t care for avocados then you can use plain (unsweetened) Greek yogurt.
Protein – Protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp hearts, nut butter will add protein to your smoothie which will also keep you feeling full.
A few of my favorite protein and fruit combinations are; raspberry and peanut butter, vanilla protein powder with blueberries and banana, chocolate protein powder with raspberries. Toss in a tablespoon of flax or chia seeds with the protein powder for an extra dose of omega 3’s.
Liquid – Filtered water is my first choice, but you can also use dairy milk or nut milk.
Extras – Add fresh herbs like mint, cilantro, basil or cinnamon, vanilla extract or a dash of honey or maple syrup.
Chopped Ice – For a frosty smoothie and it’s optional. If you are using frozen fruit it’s not really necessary, however the chill the ice adds to a fresh fruit smoothie livens it up.
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Super Green Smoothie with Tropical Fruit Ingredients and Instructions
I received samples of fruit from Melissa’s produce to make this recipe. I love how sweet all of the topical fruit tastes when it is combined, it really elevates the taste of a smoothie.
- Dragon Fruit
- Passion fruit
- Plant-based vanilla protein powder such as Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder
- Fresh baby spinach
- Filtered water
- Chopped ice
- Don’t forget the Blender, you will need a high-speed blender such as the Ninja Blender or the Nutribullet
Add all of the ingredients above to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Time Needed to Make this Recipe: 10 to 15 minutes
Seeds In The Smoothie
The dragon fruit and passion fruit both contain seeds. Once the fruits are blended you will notice bits of seeds and may even have a little bit of a crunch in your smoothie.
Make and Store Smoothies Ahead of Time
- Mix up a double batch of your favorite smoothie combination and store it in a mason jar in the fridge for up two days. The smoothie may separate in the fridge, shake or stir it before drinking it.
- Keep your grab and go smoothie cold and use an insulated container, or add ice before drinking it.
More Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas
- 1 Dragon Fruit
- 1 Passion fruit
- ½ of an avocado
- 2 scoops plant-based vanilla protein powder
- 2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
- 1 ¾ cups filtered water - less if you prefer a thick smoothie
- ½ cup chopped ice
Peel and chop the dragon fruit
Cut the avocado in half and scoop out half of the pulp and chop it
Carefully cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the juicy seeds in the center
Add the baby spinach, water, protein powder and chopped ice
Blend until smooth
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 21gSugar: 30gProtein: 34g
Nutrition information is provided by an online calculator and is meant to be used for informational purposes only. Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.
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