Special thanks to the National Milk Life Campaign for sponsoring this delicious recipe.
Having a baby will make you realize just how many things you can do with one hand. Some recent one-handed accomplishments I’m particularly proud of include replying to emails, washing and drying a load of laundry, putting on pants and making myself this delicious Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl for breakfast the other day.
As you might imagine, having two little, hungry mouths to feed has made mornings pretty hectic around our house. If I’m honest, some days I’m lucky if I get a latte in before 11 o’clock rolls around! Staying fueled is crucial for us mamas though. I’ll be the first to admit that I have far less patience for an overtired toddler or fussy baby when I’m hungry. A hangry mom is not a pretty picture, let me tell you!
My solution to this scenario? Having a few nutritious, go-to meals or snacks that I can single-handedly assemble in a matter of minutes. Exhibit A: This Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl made with nutrient-rich milk, Greek yogurt, pre-chopped frozen fruit, fresh spinach and coconut flakes. All you have to do is toss everything into the blender and hit a button.
Of course, I like to top mine with a little granola, some extra coconut, and frozen fruit, but adding milk is my favorite way to make any smoothie more nutritious. Each 8-ounce serving of milk provides eight grams of naturally-occurring, high-quality protein as well as other essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. Plus, it’s super affordable and always in the fridge!
Whether you decide to serve it in a bowl or sip it through a straw, this smoothie makes a nutritious breakfast, lunch or snack that will help you keep your mom-game strong.Print
A delicious and quick tropical green smoothie made with fresh spinach, frozen fruit and milk. Serve it in a bowl for a nutritious breakfast or lunch, or transfer it to a mason jar and take it to go!
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- Optional toppings: Granola, additional mango, pineapple and/or coconut flakes
- Combine all ingredients in a high-power blender and puree until very smooth, adding more milk if needed to achieve desired thickness.
- Using a spatula, pour smoothie into a bowl and top with granola and/or additional unsweetened coconut flakes, mango and pineapple, if desired.
Nutrition information calculated using 2% milk and 2% Greek yogurt; toppings not included
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
- Calories: 277
- Sugar: 31 g
- Sodium: 128 mg
- Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 6 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 38 g
- Fiber: 5 g
- Protein: 14 g
- Cholesterol: 19 mg
Keywords: tropical green smoothie bowl