Coconut Clementine Green Smoothie

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Cutting board with oranges and glasses of our Green Coconut Clementine Smoothie
Cutting board filled with fresh clementines for making a vegan green smoothie

It’s official.
We’re on the beach.
Somewhere in Mexico.
For the entire week.
Successfully escaping the dreary Northwest winter.
Can we please cheers to that?

A vacation was much-needed, especially after a cross-country move, rather stressful end of year, and low vitamin D levels. OK, I can’t confirm that last one, but come on – we live in Oregon. The sun shines here for 3 hours a day and we were in need of some serious beach time!

Blender filled with ingredients for making a vegan Coconut Green Smoothie

We have also been in need of some serious Vitamin C and bright, cheery foods to rally us through to spring. Is anyone else in the same boat? If so, we have just the solution: This 5-ingredient Coconut Clementine smoothie that’s perfectly sweet, creamy and mega refreshing.

The beauty of a smoothie, of course, is that you take whatever’s in season, throw it in a blender and hope for the best!

That’s kind of how this smoothie came together. I have a serious obsession with coconut milk these days. Add in some gorgeous winter clementines, a handful of my favorite greens and ka-blam! Smoothie magic.

Glasses filled with our Coconut Clementine Smoothie recipe

This little gem is perfect for curing the winter blues. It’s:

Super green
Loaded with immune-boosting vitamins + nutrients
Perfectly sweet
Not too sweet
& Kind of a dream

I love this type of smoothie alongside something a little more substantial, like a tofu scramble, breakfast potatoes, or hummus toast. But it would also make a great post workout drink with the addition of your favorite protein powder. You know, for the huge muscles we all secretly want (yes, even you, Rhonda).

Glasses of our Coconut Clementine Smoothie on a cutting board with ingredients used to make the recipe

If you give this smoothie a try, please let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, share it, or take your best smoothie selfie (a.k.a. smelfie) and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d love to see. Cheers, friends!

Glasses of our vegan green smoothie made with clementine, coconut, and spinach

Coconut Clementine Green Smoothie

Refreshing 5-ingredient green smoothie infused with clementines, coconut milk, greens, and frozen banana. Healthy, simple, satisfying.
Author Minimalist Baker
Two glasses of our Coconut Clementine Smoothie recipe beside ingredients to make it
4.19 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (smoothies)
Course Beverage, Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (in ice cube trays)
Does it keep? Best when fresh


  • 4-5 medium clementines (peeled, strings mostly removed)
  • 1 ripe banana (previously sliced and frozen)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk (sub other non-dairy milk with varied results)
  • 1 big handful greens (I love spinach)
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 2-3 fresh mint or cilantro leaves (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth. Adjust flavor as needed, adding more banana for sweetness, ice for thickness, and herbs for a bit of earthiness.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 smoothies Calories: 182 Carbohydrates: 40 g Protein: 3.4 g Fat: 3.3 g Saturated Fat: 2.9 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 40 mg Fiber: 3.6 g Sugar: 29 g

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  1. Jessica Hawkins says

    This was delish! I added a little frozen pineapple just because I had it. Great way to use up the clementines I thought my family would like, but that they didn’t eat!

  2. Jessica Hawkins says

    Are you using canned light coconut milk or the kind in the carton in the milk section? If carton, sweetened or unsweetened?

  3. Cate says

    I was not a fan of this smoothie at all. I found the flavours didn’t really mix well, and it somehow turned out bitter, even though my clementines and banana were definitely ripe. I used almond milk because I didn’t have any coconut milk on hand, and added a bit of honey to counter the bitterness. Also I feel like this probably requires a higher speed blender than mine, or a really long time blending, because mine was full of stringy stuff after I blended it in my Magic Bullet. do you have any tips to reduce the stringiness? I made sure to peel as much of the strings as I could from the clementines as I normally am a bit obsessed with this anyway. I have loved all my Minimalist Baker recipes so far, so I guess this was bound to happen at some point! ^_^

  4. Erica says

    I just made this and it is the I added a BUNCH of cilantro, and also a small avocado, some frozen pineapple pieces, and a frozen cube of lemon juice for some extra TANG. WOWEEEEE.

  5. Here's Johnny says

    Totally liked it! Being a girl who loves spicy food, i couldn’t resist not putting some ginger in there)) very good recipie.
    too much bananas though, they are very high on sugars and calories ))

  6. Ellie Macdonald says

    Yummy! This coconut clementine green smoothie looks is really awesome & It’s looks delicious. I like it! This recipe gives me an excuse to trying it! Thanks for share…

  7. Claudette says

    I am drinking my clementine smoothie right now…. delish! So glad I came across this recipe. Even my husband says “it’s a keeper”! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Nichole @ WhoGoesWear says

    Ohhhh that looks delicious!! I’m dying to get back to my juicer and get to try some of these recipes out :)

    – Nichole

  9. Maryann Freund says

    We just got back from Cabo and feeling the blues in Jersey. Thank you for this wonderful recipe that has cheered us up! Stay in Mexico as long as you can!!

  10. mary says

    I’ve been trying out your recipes for awhile now and I am finally leaving a comment. All recipes have been a hit with me and my family. I just made this smoothie today I added a few frozen pineapple chunks and a little bit of lime. Delicious! Keep em’ coming.

  11. Nicole says

    Wow! This tastes amazing! My little girls even loved it too!! We added 5 sprigs of mint and it added a nice refreshing taste. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Violingirl1998 says

    Just made this for me and my hubby tonight! We loved it! I will be making this for my co-workers for St Patrick’s Day :)

  13. Neeli says

    I love your blog and visit from time to time, and I have to say that you have so many recipes that I want to try. Smoothies are one of my favorite drinks and this recipe looks awesome.

  14. Elisa says

    Hey, I’ve started to look on this side mainly because I was searching for some healthy snacks and then I somehow stumbled onto this website so now I want to say hello. Hi! :) (*waves*)
    I also want to ask something. I don’t really like bananas, to put it mildly , so I was wondering if there are any alternitives to them.
    Thank you in advance,

    Ps: I hope you have fun on your vacation ;)

  15. DessertForTwo says

    It’s so invitation to join you and John in Mexico never arrived. Hmf. Well, I’ll just start packing my bags and head down there. See you soooooon ;)


    P.S. OMG VITAMIN D! The sun came out the other day, and I went on my deck and lifted my shirt to expose my belly to the sun. And I even (gasp!) did it without sunscreen on. I just felt this primal urge to strip down and bathe in the sun. Ok, this is getting weird for a food blog. Sorry.

  16. Anna says

    Banana, coconut milk and spinach is a lovely combination. But with mandarines?…That’s interesting! I trust your taste, Dana, and will try this recipe.

  17. Lizbeth says

    This look super yummy!!! I’m all about smoothies, but I’m all about trips to Mexico! Hope you’re enjoying your time!!

  18. Lauren says

    I’m so jealous that you’re at the beach! As much as I love all of this snow, I’m not the biggest fan of the cold so a warm, sunny beach sounds pretty perfect. This smoothie sounds like a pretty good second to being on the beach though. It is the perfect way to use up all of the citrus that I have on hand (not that it’s hard to use up… I’ve been having at least one grapefruit a day…)

  19. Jessie Snyder | Faring Well says

    You’re in MEXICO! Congrats, you’ve earned it! Totally channeling those beach vibes in this post. Loving it.

  20. Kathryn says

    This seems like such a delicious but unusual flavor combination – I can’t wait to try! I just got a real blender for Christmas and I’ve been all about the smoothies since then.

    x Kathryn

  21. Annaliese says

    Oh nice! I have been diggin’ the coconut too! I may try this…only with a TB or two of coconut cream :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

  22. Traci | Vanilla And Bean says

    Yaaaasssss! Love, love, love the flavors you’ve assembled here and clementies are so delicious right now! Perfect timing; I just brought home a big bag! Thank you Dana…. while I sit here in Seattle with the rain…. Y’all have fun!

  23. Ryan Tramonte says

    cheers to Clemmies (madarine too ) …and Mexico. I am mad for both.
    it is a chilly 39 here in New Orleans. Enjoy the warm sands

  24. Nicole Louries says

    I love your recipes! I have been following your food blog for over a year and have recommended your site to all my clients! Keep up the good work!

  25. Heather Mason says

    I have so many clementines from my aunt’s tree. Going to make this smoothie stat! Totally adding in the fresh mint too. hope you’re having fun in Mexico!

  26. Trisha says

    The brightness and vibrancy in these photos alone is bringing some sunshine to my day! Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the big box of clementines. Now I know what to do with them!

  27. Ashlee says

    I’ve never had clementines in a smoothie before, which is weird because I eat clementines like a mad woman and you would think I would have thought to add one to my smoothie by now.

  28. Georgie says

    Wow these photos are so stunning! I never would have thought of that combination but I love both flavors so much.

    Have a great trip!

  29. Simple Green Moms says

    Oh Lordy. I have been obsessed with clementines + green smoothies for weeks on end now but never put the two together. United as one. This is a must do asap. PINNED! =)

  30. Valérie says

    I would have never come up with making a smoothie with clementines, especially not a green one! Now that I see your ingredients it just seems too easy that I wonder why I haven’t come up with it myself. Together with your recommended mint leaves I can imagen this to be a lovely combination and a perfect start for the day.