Tropical Oasis Smoothie

Tropical oasis protein smoothie

Mondays are for going meatless. Well everyday is meatless for me, but I love that many people across the globe have started eliminating meat from their diets at least one day a week. Today I am linking up with Sarah and Deborah .

Wish you were sitting on a beach right now? Me too. Even if we aren’t on a beach, we can drink a smoothie that makes us feel like we are! When I think of refreshing beverages I would want to drink on the beach the first thing I think of is pineapple and coconut. I used to really love pina coladas (non alcoholic of course) when I was younger. My mom would make them for us with pineapple juice, canned coconut milk, and vanilla ice cream. So NOT healthy, but boy were they delicious. Today, I am bringing a much healthier ingredient list to the table.


Smoothies are perfect for busy mornings, a mid afternoon snack, or a post workout meal. I love that you can make a small snack size smoothie, or a giant 40-50 ounce smoothie for mealtime. Plus- they are a great way to get in extra greens each day. I always add kale or spinach to my smoothies to keep my energy levels high and keep my colon healthy. If you have a really nice high powered blender you could even add some celery, cucumber, or carrot to your smoothies (really good!).

tropical smoothie

Here’s a quick smoothie recipe that will send you to a tropical island (virtually of course).

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Tropical Oasis Protein Smoothie

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Prep: Yield: serves 1Total:

You'll Need...

  • 1.5 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 4-5 cups spinach
  • 1.5 cups coconut water
  • 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 scoop Vega Vanilla protein & greens
  • optional: additional water/ coconut water if you like your smoothies thinner

Directions

  1. Simply add all of the ingredients to the blender and blitz it up! You can use a whole scoop of protein powder or omit it all together. I like to use a half scoop so it doesn't overpower the flavor of the fruits in the smoothie.

What is your favorite smoothie combination?

Do you add protein or greens to your smoothies??

 

 

33 comments on “Tropical Oasis Smoothie”

  1. This sounds so refreshing and serves as a lovely reminder that it is still technically Summer!!

    1. Thanks Kayla! I am holding onto summer as long as I can!

  2. Carmy says:

    Delicious! Love pineapples!

  3. Yep need this in my life – it’s been forever since I had a vaca 😉 I love chunky monkey type of smoothies but this looks amazing.

    1. I love chunky monkey style smoothies too Chrissa! This one was a nice change of pace and so refreshing!

  4. Abbey says:

    Yummm! This sounds like my kinda smoothie!!

    1. Thanks Abbey! It was delicious!

  5. Well that just screams sitting on a beach and relaxing. Count me in! Thanks for linking up for meatless Monday today

    1. Doesn’t it?? I love the fruit and veg in the fall but am totally a summer girl!

  6. Coconut water in a smoothie sounds absolutely delicious!!

  7. Angela says:

    Oh my! This sounds wonderful, looking forward to trying this soon!!

    1. Thanks Angela! Let me know how you like it!

  8. Tropical oasis is right! I’m not a big fan of coconut water, but maybe this is just the thing to change that!

    1. Yes I usually dont drink coconut water on its own but it is amazing in smoothies!!!

  9. Yum! That smoothie sounds so refreshing! And I love how bright the color is!

    1. I love when smoothies look delicious instead of an icky green color (even though they taste good lol) !

  10. One of our favorite combos! Can’t go wrong with Vega or a green smoothie! 😉

    1. Those 2 are a match made in heaven!

  11. Tara says:

    There is nothing every wrong with pineapple and mango together…ever! this smoothie takes me on vacation!

    1. Pineapple and mango just go together 🙂

  12. Ilka says:

    I could so go for this refreshing smoothie right now!Love it!

    1. It would be perfect to cool off with after your hot runs!

  13. Tee says:

    Sounds and looks so refreshing! I’ll be sure to turn to this recipe during the dreary Oregon winter so I can get back a little piece of summer!

    1. Yes it definitely will bring back those summer vibes!!

  14. Mikki says:

    Oh yum! I love refreshing smoothies like this. All it needs is a little umbrella in it and I’m all for it.

    1. I wish I had a little umbrella when I was photographing it- would have been so cute!!

  15. Jill Conyers says:

    I drink at least one green smoothie everyday. You can never have too many green smoothie recipes.

    1. I am right there with you Jill! All the greens! Makes me feel my best!!

  16. I love how easy and healthy this is! Yum! 🙂

    1. Thanks! It is so easy peasy 🙂

  17. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Fitness & Food…Pinned 🙂

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