4-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie

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Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

There are so many great reasons to make smoothies: to save moneyto consume healthful nutrients, or simply because they taste so good. One of the best reasons to make smoothies, and one reason I haven’t focused on much, is because they can be a fast, delicious meal replacement.

Looking for a quick, filling breakfast or snack? Blend up Chobani Greek yogurt, coconut water, fruit, and ice. It’s tangy yet sweet, packed with protein, and ready in minutes!

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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt  is in my refrigerator all the time. It’s the star ingredient of this cakethis dipthis salad dressing, and makes a sweet and healthful topping on this rainbow fruit pizza wonder.

It’s a great way to add protein to anything and everything, whether you dollop it on a soup or a baked potato. Because meal-replacement is my goal, it’s also the cornerstone of my Tropical Smoothie.

Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

Coconut Water

Coconut water is widely available, even trendy, so you won’t have much trouble tracking it down. But if you are up for a fun activity, considering buying a fresh coconut or two and drain the coconut water yourself.

I put some notes in the recipe that talk about how to poke holes and drain your coconut. If you want to crack the whole thing open (of course you do! That’s the best part!), I followed this super easy tutorial and had great success.

Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

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Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Chobani Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!
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4-Ingredient Tropical Smoothie

Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water (see notes)
  • 1 cup Chobani plain yogurt (see notes)
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Shredded coconut for garnish

Instructions

  1. Layer coconut water, yogurt, banana, pineapple, and ice cubes in a blender according to the manufacturer's instructions . Blend until smooth. Top with shredded coconut if desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. Regular yogurt may be substituted for the Greek yogurt.

To extract coconut water from a fresh coconut:

  1. Look for the three hole spots on one end of the coconut. Insert a knife into each hole until you find the one that is the softest. That’s your sweet spot!
  2. Continue to insert the knife all the way in to the hole. Invert the coconut over a glass and let the coconut water drain (shake gently if necessary). Strain the coconut water through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any shell or coconut pieces.
  3. I was able to extract ½ cup coconut water from a fresh coconut weighing about 1 ½ pounds.

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Start your day with a taste of the tropics: Greek yogurt, coconut water, pineapple, and banana blended to sweet Tropical Smoothie perfection!

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13 comments

  1. Yum! What a great extra to add to your smoothie, love the idea of using a fresh coconut water. Reminds me of childhood. Thanks for sharing this inventive Chobani greek yogurt smoothie. #client

    • Thank you so much, Cristi! Wish I could say I had anything even resembling this in MY childhood… ;) 

  2. Love Chobani and the coconut added make this a fabulous summer drink! 

  3. We always have Greek yoghurt in our fridge, too … I use it like mayonnaise, eat it for breakfast or dessert, make dips with it, put it in cakes etc. etc. etc. It’s the food of the gods!!!
    And what a beautiful smoothie … I just love that it only has those 4 delicious and fresh ingredients!

    • Why am I not surprised that you always have Greek yogurt in the fridge? Thank you so much, lovely Helen! :)

  4. Yum! If I were to add rum, could I make it a healthy pina colada? :)

  5. I ve just discovered your blog, very very good job.

  6. Would this recipe work if the coconut water was substituted with almond milk or coconut milk? Not a fan of coconut water but really want to try this recipe.

    • Hi Athena, yes absolutely! I was trying to be all trendy with my coconut water. You can absolutely sub any beverage of your choice (even regular water). Thanks for the question!

  7. Yummy! I love your smoothie idea. Thanks for adding some pineapple, its my all time favorite fruit for smoothie. I will gonna try this smoothie. I home it will help to boost my immune system .

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