tropical cucumber smoothie recipe


frozen pineapple English cucumber baby spinach fresh ginger canned coconut milk chia seeds lime juice milk of choice (unsweetened) optional additions: ice scoop of protein powder

about this recipe

gluten-free dairy-free refined sugar free

This lightly sweet Pineapple Cucumber Smoothie is so easy to make and tastes like a tropical vacation in a glass. Makes the perfect quick & healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack!



Combine all the ingredients in a blender.



Blend on high until very smooth and creamy.



Taste and add 1 large frozen banana for a sweeter smoothie!

If using fresh pineapple in place of frozen, add ice for better texture. For a thinner consistency, add more milk. Skip or reduce the ginger to reduce the spice level.

simple ways to customize this recipe:

For nut-free be sure to use a nut-free milk like oat milk, coconut milk or hemp milk. For vegan, be sure to use a plant-based protein powder. For paleo, be sure to use a paleo-friendly protein powder.

simple ingredient modifications:

more easy ingredient swaps:

Persian cucumber also works well in this recipe.  If using a regular cucumber, you can peel and remove the seeds to avoid bitterness. Substitute baby kale in place of baby spinach.

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