[guest post] tropical green smoothie

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 in Food

Hi guys! I have another fun guest recipe post to share with you guys from another one of my favorite bloggers, Lindsay from Running with Tongs. She felt particularly inspired by my tropical vacation and has a great warm-weather-inspired smoothie to share with you.

Take it away, Lindsay!

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a health coach, who blogs over at Running With Tongs  where I blog about eating healthy, staying fit and living a happy healthy life.  I am also currently doing weekly blog posts that follow my pregnancy.

I’m honored to be guest posting for Cassie today as I’ve been a fan of Back To Her Roots for quite some time. Today I am going to  share one of my favorite Tropical Green smoothie recipes with you. While Cassie is basking in the sun and frolicking in the ocean,  enjoying a much deserved vacation the rest of us can sit back and pretend we are vacation with each sip of this delicious smoothie.

Tropical Green Smoothie

Serves 2

This recipe is quick, easy and nutritious. Sometimes greens can be difficult to blend so I recommend you place your greens in the blender first, top with the fruit and pour the liquids over to make the perfectly blended smoothie. Want to make it feel really tropical? Serve in margarita glass with a teeny tiny umbrella.


  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 3 cups green kale, ripped from the stem & washed
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie.


  1. I looove green smoothies! This one sounds delicious, especially with the addition of coconut and tropical fruits :D Will have to try this!

  2. This looks great! To blend my greens up well I usually do a pre-blend of just greens and the liquid- that way they get blended twice! I never get any chunks or fibrous bits this way.

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