Green Smoothie with Coconut Water

This very green smoothie with coconut water is super simple to make, tastes delicious and gives you an additional energy boost with matcha powder!

A Very Green Smoothie |

This green smoothie with coconut water is my to go breakfast for days when I either don’t have time, don’t feel like eating anything or feel a bit under the weather (or all of the three combined). There are tons of variations on it, but this one just packs so much goodness into it, that it is my all time favorite. If you want a green refreshment instead of a meal replacement (or addition), have a look at my Green Cucumber Mint Smoothie.

Very Green Smoothie |

Green Smoothie with Coconut Water
Serves: 1
  • 250 ml coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp tiger nuts, powdered
  • 2 cubes frozen spinach*
  • 1 tsp barley grass powder
  • ½ tsp matcha powder**
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 handful cashews (soaked)
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. The easiest thing ever: put everything into a blender and blend away!
* My frozen spinach comes in portion cubes, about the size of a very large ice cube - if your frozen spinach is loose, I would suggest adding two handfuls. You can obviously adjust the amount of spinach to your liking.
** You can omit the matcha powder if you don't have it, I just enjoy it as an additional energy boost (especially in the morning).

Additional notes on this Green Smoothie with Coconut Water

  • You can replace the coconut water with (light coconut) milk, it will make it slightly less green in color, but still taste wonderful.
  • You don’t have to pre-soak your nuts, I just prefer them this way because they turn creamier in the smoothie.
  • The cayenne pepper is there to boost your metabolism in the morning (or whenever you like to drink your greens) and also gives it a nice kick.
  • Let the smoothie sit for a few minutes before you drink it, if you add dry chia seeds. You could also put them in the coconut water 20 minutes before making the smoothie, so they have time to gel up.
  • The longer you blend it, the smoother it gets! Sometimes I like mine more “coarse” (or am too impatient) and it still tastes yummy. 😉
Green Smoothie - Less Blended and with Milk
This is what it looks like when I don’t have the patience to blend it longer and use rice milk instead of coconut water 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe – let me know, have you ever tried a green smoothie with coconut water before? I also share my daily breakfast on Instagram, make sure to follow me over there for daily inspiration!

5 thoughts on “Green Smoothie with Coconut Water

    1. hey sarah, I find mine in a local health food store! sometimes they are also called chufas which is their spanish name 🙂 they are delicious, slightly sweet and nutty and a wonderful source of fiber.

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