A Simple Summer Smoothie

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You’re just going to love this simple summer smoothie. It’s refreshing and easy to make!

Trader Joe's Tropical Smoothie: blended smoothie goodness

ABOUT Trader Joe’s Tropical Simple Summer Smoothie:

This smoothie is both refreshing and filling. And it’s loaded with healthy nutrients.

After experimenting with various recipes we’ve made this super simple smoothie recipe over and over again.

The great thing is that all of the ingredients are staples in our house which means we aren’t scrambling for anything.

It’s a perfect breakfast option on hot summer days. And we also enjoyed it as a simple summer smoothie lunch alternative.

The only slightly unusual ingredient is the Trader Joe’s Coconut Water with Pineapple Juice. If you don’t live near a Trader Joe’s you can easily replace this with regular coconut water and a few pieces of fresh or frozen pineapple. You can leave out the ice cubes If you add frozen pineapple.

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It’s super simple, healthy, nutritious, and super refreshing. And it’s done in less than five minutes.

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  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 5-10 leaves mint
  • 1 medium banana
  • lemon juice. Add the juice of half a lemon. About 1 tablespoon.
  • 1/2 cup diced frozen mango
  • 1 can Trader Joe’s Coconut Water with Pineapple Juice
  • 2-3 cubes ice optional. If you’re using frozen mango you probably won’t need additional ice cubes. If you’re using fresh mango, you’ll probably want to add a couple of cubes.

How To Make This Summer Smoothie

Step-by-step instructions to make a quick and simple summer smoothie

It couldn’t be easier. Combine all of the ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth.

Tip: If you like a very cold, thick smoothie, add additional ice cubes.

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Blender Talk

After taking the plunge and investing in the Nutribullet Pro earlier this year, simple summer smoothies have become somewhat of an obsession of mine.

On a side note, the Nutribullet Pro is an amazing kitchen tool and has exceeded our expectations by a long shot. It blends everything super smoothly and cleanup is a breeze.

This smoothie also goes well with the Roasted Butternut Squash Salad.

Ginger Root Health Benefits:

Although it’s not part of the original recipe I wanted to mention that I’ve begun to add a tablespoon of frozen ginger. 

It doesn’t alter the taste much and it allows you to incorporate the added benefits of ginger (one of the healthiest spices on the planet).

  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can lower your blood sugar
  • helps with digestion
  • and may improve brain function.

The above health benefits of ginger are just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. But it makes adding more ginger into your diet a no brainer. 

And Trader Joe’s now offers pre-portioned frozen ginger which means no more fussing with cutting ginger!

Adding ginger was a perfect bonus to this Simple Summer Smoothie recipe.

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Trader Joe's Tropical Super Simple Smoothie: Ingredients at a glance (spinach, mint, mango, banana, lemon, coconut water with pineapple

Simple Summer Smoothie

Delicious, healthy, easy summer smoothie perfect for breakfast or lunch or a midday snack. 
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Smoothie, Trader Joe’s
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 5-10 leaves mint
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1 can Trader Joe’s Coconut Water with Pineapple Juice
  • 2-3 cubes ice optional


  • Combine baby spinach, mint, banana, and diced mango.
  • Add lemon juice and and coconut water in the blender.
  • Blend on high until smooth. Serve and enjoy,


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 7670IU | Vitamin C: 47.3mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.7mg

What’s your favorite simple summer smoothie recipe? Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Be sure to use the hashtag #cheerfulcook.

Simple Summer Smoothie with Trader Joe's Coconut Water with Pineapple Juice
Updated: November 20, 2019

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