Guest Post with the Fearless Homemaker: Skinny Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe

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Ah! Do I have an AWESOME guest post for you today! First of all, it’s from Amy, the Fearless Homemaker, who is just the cutest little lady in town. She’s sweet as pie, so incredibly warm and welcoming, and is always there to offer a piece of advice or just say what you need to hear, like commenting “cute!!” on a photo where you’ve just cut your bangs due to a mental breakdown. Amy is awesome. And, she’s a healthy living kind of gal, so y’all are going to want to make this smoothie immediately.

Hi everyone, I’m Amy from fearless homemaker + I’m so excited to be guest posting for Claire today! Like Claire, I love food (especially comfort food + sweet treats) + it’s very important to me to eat healthy, so my favorite recipes are ones that are both delicious AND good for you. Green smoothies have been all over the blogosphere for the last few months + while I love smoothies, I was nervous to try one. Sure, i saw lots of bloggers say how amazingly delicious (+ not vegetably-tasting) they were, but honestly, I sure I wasn’t buying it. However, a few days ago, after seeing yet another green smoothie recipe, my curiosity finally got the best of me, + I decided to make one.

Holy moly, I am SO glad I finally made one. all those past bloggers were correct – green smoothies ARE scrumptious + as promised, you wouldn’t know that there was spinach in there unless someone told you. The smoothie I made was a tropical twist on the classic green smoothie + it is amazing! It truly tastes like something that you’d drink while on a Caribbean vacation – it has bright pineapple notes, a delightful creamy coconut flavor + is bursting with freshness. and the best part? At under 250 calories + full of healthy goodness, it’s something that you can feel great about enjoying, too.

Skinny tropical green smoothie

Yields: 3 1/2 cups (about 2 smoothies), adapted from skinnytaste


  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 6 oz fat-free greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 1 ripe medium banana
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 2 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 1/4 cups ice


  1. Put everything into the blender + blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving, as provided by skinnytaste:

Calories: 228
Fat: 7.7 g
Protein: 10.2 g
Carb: 30.2 g
Fiber: 3.9 g
Weight watchers points+: 6 pts

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  1. Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    i love that you used coconut milk in this! yum! maybe next time (will there be a next time?? hope so!) try freezing the banana first. you may not need the ice (but may need a little extra liquid- coconut milk, yogurt, or just water)... but frozen bananas make smoothies soooo creamy!  yum!
    • Posted by amy donovan on
      Thursday, June 21st, 2012
      hey sarah! i actually did freeze the bananas last time i made this + omitted the ice altogether + loved the results. that's what i do with most of my smoothies (use frozen bananas + skip the ice) because you're right  - the smoothies are far creamier + less 'icy.' awesome tip!
  2. Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    Yum this looks great! A nice twist with more tropical flavors and fruits! 
  3. Thursday, June 21st, 2012
     I would totally be making this right now if I weren't allergic to bananas. And had access to spinach. I said this somewhere else today, but someone needs to come up with a banana allergy antidote. Seriously. They make everything so creamy and sweet. :(

    Anyway, this sounds amazing! Although the green confuses my brain a little.
  4. Posted by Jackie on
    Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    I think you both are cute and adorable. And this smoothie looks amazing, love the coconut milk!
  5. Posted by CJ at Food Stories on
    Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    This looks great ... A little too carby for my taste but I could easily sub out the pineapple for something else. Excellent, because I've been looking for a green smoothie recipe, lately.
  6. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Friday, June 22nd, 2012
    I like the pineapple and coconut here.  I might actually not taste the spinach!  Such a pretty color too!
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