Tropical Green Smoothie

Leaving in Georgia is fun and, although it sounds great, summers can get very long. Since I’m from South America people assume that I’m used to this hot weather but in Caracas temperatures don’t get in the mids 40s with 100% humidity.

The good thing about humidity is that it’s great for your skin and hair. I also feel that training during the summer makes me a better runner because when fall comes around it seems like I can run faster and longer.

This smoothie is one of my favorites. The ingredients are easy to find, the cucumber makes it a refreshing beverage for those sunny days and the combination of flavors reminds me of a tropical Caribbean vacation. 

Serves: 1                    Prep Time: 5 min.                    Cooking time: -                    Total: 5 min.


  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ chopped cucumber
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • Leaves of 2 kale stalks
  • Handful mint leaves


  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender.