Here’s a delicious green smoothie recipe that packs a lot of nutrition hiding behind the tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut, and banana. Ginger accents the flavor nicely and cucumber lends a refreshing crispness to the blend.

I used two different greens in this recipe. Baby bok choy is high in calcium and iron, and less bitter than full-grown bok choy.

If you haven’t used rapini before, definitely try it! It has a flavor that is slightly more bitter than baby spinach, but much less bitter than kale. It looks more like lettuce, and blends wonderfully in a blender. The flavor is easily hidden behind the fruit.

This is a meal-replacement green smoothies. Use it as your breakfast or lunch. This is a good example of the type of green smoothie I drank during my 40-pound weight loss.

Pineapple-Cucumber Green Smoothie Recipe with Rapini and Bok Choy

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 cucumber, with peel
  • 1 head baby bok choy
  • 2 cups rapini, chopped
  • 8 ounces of coconut water

Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 384
Fat: 1.5g
Protein: 7.5g
Carbohydrates: 93g
Fiber: 11.4g
Calcium: 22% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Iron: 4.2mg
Vitamin A: 145% RDA
Vitamin C: 192% RDA
Folate: 200.1 micrograms

This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.

Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)

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About Tracy
Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.

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