Nothing takes the edge off a sweltering summer afternoon like an icy cold tropical smoothie. Here’s a super simple recipe for a delicious and healthy smoothie that tastes awesome and sweeps you instantly off to a Caribbean beach with a flick of the blender.

If you are new to matcha powder, it’s a high quality ground green tea that is packed with antioxidants and gives everything it touches a distinct green tint. A little goes a long way, so start with just a teaspoon in this recipe.

Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Matcha-Colada Smoothie Recipe



  • 1 can of coconut water
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 3 TBS lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 scoop vanilla meal replacement or protein powder (optional)


Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. The measurements are all flexible – if you want it thinner, add more coconut water (or plain water). If your pineapple is room temp, simply add a few ice cubes to the mix to chill the temp and make the texture slightly slushier. If you want to go ultra-tropical, try adding a few chunks of mango, papaya or a squirt of key lime juice. Enjoy!


Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.