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Measuring glass and drinking glass filled with our Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
4.9 from 19 votes

Ginger Colada Green Smoothie

A creamy green smoothie infused with pineapple, banana, coconut milk, ginger, lime and greens! Healthy, refreshing, perfectly tart-sweet.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 2 (smoothies)
Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? Up to 24 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (~1 small knob as original recipe is written // skin removed)
  • 1/2 medium lemon or lime, juiced (yields ~1 Tbsp or 15 ml as original recipe is written)
  • 1/3 cup light coconut milk (from the can, or sub from the carton)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen pineapple (as ripe as possible!)
  • 1 small ripe frozen banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 1 large handful spinach* (organic when possible)
  • 1 small handful kale* (organic when possible)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 3/4 cup filtered water (adding more, if needed, to thin)
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp raw hulled hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar (optional // depending on sweetness of banana/pineapple)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender in the order listed, and blend thoroughly on high speed until completely smooth. If it isn’t quite blending, add a bit more water or almond milk.
  2. Let blend for a good 1-2 minutes on high so everything gets very well blended together, especially the ginger.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding a bit more frozen banana or sweetener of choice for added sweetness, lime juice for acidity, or coconut milk for creaminess.
  4. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 24 hours, though best when fresh.

Notes

*For spinach and kale, I like to buy mine pre-washed and bagged and keep it in the freezer. That way it stays fresh and is always available when I’m craving a smoothie. It also helps keep the smoothie colder and slightly more creamy.
*Recipe from Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking Cookbook.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 2 smoothies)