Tropical Green Smoothie

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Did you all have a wonderful 4th of July (to the U.S. followers) and long weekend? I sure hope so! We went up to a lake house in Michigan for the long weekend and had the most relaxing time!

July has been speeding by at full force and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. After spending the first long weekend on a lake house in Michigan, we spent last weekend up north at my stepbrother’s wedding and are now getting ready to head to Denver for my other brother’s wedding and a family trip to the Rocky Mountains. Between all of that, I’ve been busy packing orders for Driftless magazine (issue 3 is finally out!!) and taking long walks to ease that hyper boxer dog of ours. With all this excitement, I’m surprised I’ve even found time to eat, let alone cook!  Needless to say, I’ve been relying a bunch on make ahead snacks and green smoothies.

Tropical Green SmoothieTropical Green Smoothie

I teamed up with Andy Boy a few months back to create a few vegetarian recipes for their website and just fell in love with this smoothie. I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous about throwing such a strong flavored green into my morning smoothie but it mixes so incredibly well with the pineapple that I’m surprised I survived off of kale and spinach smoothies for so long. The yogurt fills you up while the parsley gives it a bold flavor and the pineapple juice sweetens the whole thing to just the right amount.

Tropical Green Smoothie recipe below:

Tropical Green Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie
A bright and vibrant Tropical Green Smoothie which has a secret spicy ingredient: broccoli rabe!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Shelly Westerhausen
  • 1 cup broccoli rabe leaves , stems removed and rinsed
  • 1 apple , cored
  • 1 banana , peeled
  • ¼ cup parsley , rinsed
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup ice
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process on high until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into two glasses and serve.


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Tropical Green Smoothie



  • Sherrie
    July 14, 2015

    Denver + the Rocky Mountains woot woot! Sounds like a blast. I lived in Denver for years before I moved to the East Coast before moving to the Midwest {which by the way, Issue 3 is a beaut} so hit me up if you need any suggestions for anything yummy and/or cool. And, I’m a suuuper big fan of parsley in my green drinks. I’m actually a big fan of parsley in general, and I feel that it’s often overlooked. All my love, all the time Shelly, xo!

    • Shellywest
      July 24, 2015

      You’ve just lived everywhere, Sherrie – love it! We will be in Rocky Mountain National Park most the time so we won’t be spending too much time in Denver but I am hoping to at least be able to stop off at a vegan bakery or two. 🙂

  • Warm Vanilla Sugar
    July 15, 2015

    Smoothies like this make me feel so good. I love the apple in there!

  • Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    July 15, 2015

    How exciting about all of the weddings and fun trips! Hope you have a blast here in CO! Its crazy gorgeous here right now. Like stunning. Stoked you get to see! And green juice for the win <3 always.

    • Shellywest
      Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
      July 24, 2015

      Exactly what I wanted to hear – can’t wait to be there!

  • wellandfull
    July 16, 2015

    July really does seem to be going by very fast!! That’s the problem when it’s summer weather and there’s so much to do 😉 I hear you on subsisting off of smoothies – that’s the only thing I seem to have time for these days! I love adding parsley to any green smoothie just because I love the flavor, but I’ve never used broccoli rabe! I’m excited to try this one 🙂

    • Shellywest
      July 24, 2015

      Yesss it’s almost over (ahhh!)! Love adding parsley into smoothies as well but you gotta try adding broccoli rabe – it’ll change your smoothie game forever!

  • The Art Of Living (@TAO_Living)
    July 19, 2015

    Ohh my my… Feast for the eyes, taste buds dancing. Ahhh… wonderful. It is so refreshing to see pictures of a smoothie in the dark version. I love them, they look manly in a way, elegant, minimalistic and definitely inviting ! I will be trying this one soon.

    • Shellywest
      The Art Of Living (@TAO_Living)
      July 24, 2015

      Couldn’t agree more! All the smoothie recipes are always bright and airy but the black really makes it pop!

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