Tropical Green Smoothie with a Shocking Secret Ingredient!

Tropical Green Smoothie with a shocking Ingredient

Cilantro and I are having a moment.


I’ve always been a fan of it in my food, but I recently had a revelation:

“Why am I not drinking it?”


            People are all over the map when it comes to this little green.  Rachael Ray says you either love it or hate it, and in the Rea family, sadly, we are a house divided.  My hubby is so not a fan.  He actually thinks I’m sabotaging his food should a leaf inexplicably leap from my plate to his.  Can’t blame a girl for trying, but a convert I did not make.   😉


ANYWAYS, if you even think you’re not a fan of Cilantro, you’ve still gotta give my latest creation a whirl. A “Tropical-Thai-Inspired-makes-you-feel-like-you’re-on-a-beach-Cilantro-smoothie.” (Title still in progress 🙂 )


 I’m no stranger to green smoothies (My Pumpkin Smoothie is still one of my favs!), but this one is so different and fresh, if you close your eyes and spin around three times, you’ll think your on a island vaca.  Plus, Cilantro has some amazing health benefits!  It’s packed with nutrients, can lower anxiety levels by assisting your brain to produce more GABA, and is an excellent detoxifier.  For more info on the benefits of cilantro, check out this link from a fellow blogger over at


And while you could definitely turn this into a meal replacement by adding your favorite protein powder, this is something I’ve been whipping up after a workout.  It’s loaded with electrolytes and potassium to get your body feeling strong and your energy up after a major sweat session.


So without further a dew, lets get to…smoothie-ing blending 😉


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1 handful of Organic Cilantro

1 handful of Organic Parsley (also a great detoxifier!)

1 Tbs Chia Seeds

Splash of Coconut Water

Splash of Coconut Milk

5-10 pieces of frozen sweet potato (trust me.  You could also use frozen butternut squash if that’s easier for you to find, mine is from Whole Foods)

Generous Squeeze of Lime Juice

A couple of sprinkles of ginger

8-10 drops of Vanilla Stevia

small hand full of blueberries (fresh or frozen)

enough water to get it moving 😉

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As you can see from the “recipe,” it’s really more of a method.  Just add everything to your blender, I used my handy dandy Nutri-bullet (a gift from an awesome friend!) and blend away.


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  You could definitely eliminate regular water all together and only use coconut water or milk, BUT I wanted to keep the calories (that you just worked so hard to burn off!) and sugar to a minimum since it’s not a meal replacement.



(Gunther is always sneaking into a post some how. Cheeky.)


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Whether you’re: A. Looking for a new breakfast idea


                                               B. Wanting a great post workout snack OR


          C. Just totally curious…



I hope you give this Tropical Smoothie a try!  Your lovely life is far from small.  So celebrate it and give the one body you get a little advantage in the health department.  There’s some awesome plans in store for your life and you want to be strong enough to show up for them. 😉



And by the way, are you normally a Cilantro lover or a hater?

 Until next time…



  1. Love the idea of putting cilantro in your smoothie! My herb garden is going crazy right now so I’ve been trying to come up with interesting ways to add them into everything and this really fits the bill. Also, I’d never though of using sweet potato in my smoothie but that sounds great as well! Two wonderful ideas!


    • I’m so glad you liked the idea Meg! It’s a little different, so I love when people are game. And look at you, herb garden! Way to go! All my thumbs are brown lol 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. TOTALLY curious. Thanks for the recipe idea. I’m going to try it.


  3. yes! I love cilantro and pineapple – it’s a surprisingly delicious combination 🙂 have an awesome 4th of july!


  4. I ADORE cilantro. I must try this drink!!
    Thanks for linking up at the #homemattersparty. We’re glad to have you.


  5. Adding cilantro is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I’m def going to have to try this.


  6. I think I will definitely be trying this. I just saw another comment about adding pineapple and I thik I will be trying that also. I am pinning this for later. #wineddown


  7. Cilantro in a smoothie!? Crazy idea. I love cilantro and can’t wait to try this!! We just got a new ninja and have been on a smoothie kick!


  8. Our house is divided like yours. I love cilantro, it makes everything taste fresh. I’ve never had it in a smoothie though…would be interesting to give it a try.


  9. Hi Megan,
    Smoothie are always a great way to get loads of nutrition that taste great. I love the ingredients and the cilantro is detoxifier. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.


  10. I love cilantro but I’ve never tried it in a drink. Your recipe looks so healthy…I need more drinks like this! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!



  11. Interesting…We have cilantro in our garden and I love it, but I have never considered putting it in a smoothie. I will have to try it!


  12. This was the most viewed post last week at the party and will be featured tomorrow!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again!! I love having you!! Pinned!!


  13. Oooh, this sounds so good and nutritious! I added cilantro when I did juicing awhile back, but I’ve never put it in smoothies. I’ve never tried sweet potatoes in smoothies, either. This is a recipe I need to try! Smoothies are my go-to for a healthy snack or light meal.


    • Aren’t smoothies great? Definitely try it with frozen sweet potato or even butternut squash. I think it’s a fun flavor combo 🙂 hope you like it!!


  14. I need to give this a try. I love cilantro but we are also a house divided with my husband not really caring for it. I just love Rachel Ray too. Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you share tomorrow.


  15. We are fans of cilantro and do enjoy a good smoothie! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!


  16. Cilantro tastes like dish soap. Not a fan. I can tolerate the dried form in the spice aisle though. The smoothie sounds good except it’s green. I have a visual sense of taste and green is not my shade for food unless it’s avocado.


  17. What is the deal with the conflict? My hubby doesn’t care much for it either, but I would put cilantro on EVERYTHING if I could! Pinning this to try, so excited! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, and can’t wait to see what you link up this week!


  18. mmstreeter1 says:

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes, This is certainly different. Worth a try just for the pure fact is it so healthy for you. From Merry Monday.


  19. I would’ve never thought you were using cilantro…And I love it! 🙂


  20. Oh yum!! Super healthy!! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! There’s a great cash giveaway too!


  21. Never would’ve thought to put a sweet potato in a smoothie!


  22. This smoothie looks so delicious!! I love cilantro!!! Thanks for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays!! Hope to see you Sun night at 9PM! 🙂


  23. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls



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