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Detox Island Green Smoothie (Tropical Smoothie Copycat)

This Detox Island Green Smoothie is a copycat recipe of the fan favorite smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Café. It uses nutrient-dense ingredients like tropical fruits, dark leafy greens, coconut water, and ginger to give you a sweet, delicious smoothie that has loads of health benefits. 

Green smoothie with a lemon wedge on the rim of a mason jar.

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Why You’ll Love This Detox Island Green Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are such an easy way to add a lot of nutritious ingredients into your day in a way that will make your taste buds do a happy dance. 

If you’re not a big fan of green vegetables, this is a great way to incorporate them. The sweetness from the fruits completely covers up the taste of the leafy greens that you won’t even notice they’re there (well, except for the green color). 

This Detox Island Green Tropical Smoothie recipe is also so quick to make, especially if you use frozen fruit and pre-minced ginger, which require zero chopping. Plus, this homemade version is a lot more cost effective to make this smoothie at home rather than visiting Tropical Smoothie Cafe each time you’re craving it. 

This nutrient-packed beverage is great for your health too. It has a healthy dose of dietary fiber and antioxidants, such as copper and vitamin C, which are great for reducing inflammation and your risk for many chronic diseases. 

Another Tropical Smoothie recipe I love is: Triple Berry Oat Tropical Smoothie

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients needed to make a copycat version of the detox island green smoothie from tropical smoothie.
  • Coconut water – using coconut water as the main liquid of this smoothie gives it a more tropical flavor. You could easily substitute another liquid though such as coconut milk or orange juice to still have that tropical flavor.
  • Frozen pineapple – I love using frozen fruit in smoothies because it replaces the need to add ice to your smoothie. Fresh pineapple or even pineapple juice could be used in place of the frozen pineapple. 
  • Frozen mango – Adding mango, in addition to the pineapple, provides a lot of vitamin C which functions as an antioxidant and plays a big role in keeping your immune system strong. 
  • Banana – I’d recommend using a ripe banana. A banana that is starting to have some brown spots on it is sweeter than a green banana and adds natural sweetness.
  • Kale – this dark leafy green vegetable is a great way to get ample amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K – all of which are essential for good health.
  • Ginger – I opt to use pre-minced ginger such as this one, which can easily be found in most grocery stores. You can also use fresh ginger if you prefer to. 

How To Make It

I love the simplicity of smoothies and this smoothie recipe is no different!

process steps to make a detox island green smoothie from tropical smoothie.

All you’re going to do is add all of your ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high for approximately 30 seconds until smooth. 

Then pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Detox Island Green Smoothie in a mason jar with a banana, spinach leaves, and lemon wedges decorative in the background.

Detox Island Green Smoothie Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • To include this as part of a balanced meal, have it with a side of scrambled eggs or cottage cheese with dill. 
  • To make this smoothie a balanced meal all in one, add some healthy fats such as avocado, chia seeds, flaxseeds, or nut butter and a protein source such as Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or protein powder
  • No kale? Use double the amount of baby spinach.
  • No coconut water? Substitute coconut milk, water, almond milk, or another plant-based milk.
  • Looking for a more creamy texture? Replace the coconut water with coconut milk or almond milk.
  • Use fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit. If you use fresh fruit, you may need to add a few ice cubes to get the desired consistency and temperature of a smoothie. 


What’s in a Detox Island Green from Tropical Smoothie?

The Detox Island Green smoothie from Tropical Smoothie is a blended mix of mango, pineapple, banana, kale, spinach, coconut water, and ginger.

Is the Detox Island Green smoothie from Tropical Smoothie good for you?

Yes. This Detox Island Green smoothie is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber which are great for overall health. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with reducing inflammation.

Does the Detox Island Green smoothie detox your body? 

Yes and no. Your body is perfectly capable of detoxifying itself thanks to your liver and kidneys. Detox drinks are largely a marketing ploy. There is not a singular food or drink that can automatically detoxify your body. 

Including healthy ingredients and certain foods, in addition to a healthy lifestyle, can help to support your liver and kidneys though, allowing them to function at their highest potential. One example is cruciferous veggies (like the kale added to this smoothie!). Cruciferous vegetables can help to support your body’s natural detoxification pathways, especially for estrogen detoxification. 

Does this smoothie have added sugar?

No, unlike many other smoothie recipes that use ingredients like honey or maple syrup to add sweetness, this smoothie uses natural ingredients and has no added sugar. The sweetness comes from the tropical fruits used in the recipe. 

How can I store this? 

This smoothie is best served immediately but you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just give it a quick shake or stir before serving. 

Can I make this in advance? 

Yes, freeze all ingredients except for coconut water together in a container or in ice cube trays. On the day you’re going to prepare it, just add the frozen ingredients into a blender and add coconut water prior to blending. 

overhead view of a green smoothie with a green straw and lemon wedge on the glass rim.

More Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Should Try

Triple Berry Oat Tropical Smoothie

Strawberry Cottage Cheese Smoothie

Mango Kefir Smoothie

Peanut Butter Avocado Smoothie

Detox Island Green Smoothie in a mason jar with a banana, spinach leaves, and lemon wedges decorative in the background.

Detox Island Green Smoothie

This delicious smoothie blends tropical fruits, leafy greens, coconut water, and ginger to make your taste buds dance and boost your health.
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Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy, on the go, portable
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 206kcal


  • 2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup mango fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 1 banana fresh or frozen
  • 2 tsp ginger minced


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 5731IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg

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