This refreshing tropical kiwi coconut smoothie will instantly make you feel like you’re on an island getaway! Enjoy a beverage or bowl topped with fresh fruit.
I decided to bring the flavors of the islands right into your kitchen because you deserve a mini moment of bliss. This tropical kiwi coconut smoothie recipe is just the right healthy solution to help keep you cool all summer long!
As I was taking my usual stroll around the produce aisle something, I usually don’t buy caught my eye. Coconuts! I love fresh coconut juice directly from the shell. Jason and I just celebrated our 5 year anniversary (wow, that was fast!) so we were reminiscing about the time he was in a coconut opening competition on our honeymoon in Bora Bora (he won, haha).
So I decided to surprise him with a coconut to open. I’m happy to say; he’s still is a coconut assassin! With a swing of my rolling pin, Jason cracked that sucker wide open. After we had drunk the juice, I thought the shells would make a lovely bowl for the tropical smoothie.
This tropical smoothie is thick enough to make into a smoothie bowl or sipped in a glass. It’s a combination of pineapples, kiwis, mangoes, bananas, spinach, coconut water, and chia seeds. The chia seeds add extra fiber and a natural thickness if you allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes while you build your smoothie bowl.
If the drink is too thick, feel free to add a little more coconut water as needed. The bowl is a fun way to add extra toppings like fresh fruit, granola, nuts or coconut flakes for a more filling meal.
What are the health benefits of Coconut Water?
Coconut water has been all the rave and for good reason. The shell encases a refreshing liquid that has a slightly sweet and nutty taste. Coconut water is typically harvested from young green coconuts. The water contains a low amount of easily digestible carbohydrates and hydrating electrolytes like potassium and sodium. It’s also low in calories. Once 8-ounce glass contains about 46 calories, 2.6 grams fiber, 6.26 grams natural sugar and 1.78 grams fiber. It also contains 600 milligrams of potassium and 252 milligrams sodium, essential electrolytes to replenish as you workout or sweat on those warm sandy beaches. (Source: www.livestrong.com)
Kiwi Coconut Smoothie
- 2 kiwis, ripe, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup pineapples, frozen
- 1 banana, frozen, broken into smaller chunks
- 1 cup spinach, fresh, packed
- 1/2 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut water
- Add all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add more coconut water as needed to make smoothie less thick. You want a thicker consistency if you are making smoothie bowls. Serve in a glass or bowl, top with fresh fruit if desired.
2) Add additional coconut water as needed to achieve desired consistency.
3) If you are making a smoothie bowl, top with your favorite fresh fruit like raspberries, mango, strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, granola or coconut flakes.
4) Add some ice cubes if you want a thicker and more cold smoothie.