Coconut Water Smoothie

A tropical coconut water smoothie helps get in your daily cups of water AND satisfy a sweet tooth. Made with pineapple, orange and banana.

A tropical coconut water smoothie can help you get in your 8 cups of water a day AND satisfy a sweet tooth. I know you might be scared of the kale (I’ve had a few of those kinda smoothies) yet this isn’t it.

For some there are two barriers to get over here: coconut water and kale. Let me try and convince you why you need to get over this and just blend it.

Is drinking coconut water good for you?

Just like most things in life: moderation is key when using coconut water.

Yes, it’s considered nature’s gatorade thanks to the natural electrolytes that replenish a depleted body. Yet you also gotta remember there’s more calories in coconut water than filtered water— 60 calories, to be exact.

So as good as it is at hydrating your body, it’s also good at hiding calories when you might not actually need them.

My advice: it’s cool to have 1-2 cups of coconut water a day (with one of those being this coconut water smoothie, of course!). Then opt for water for the remaining water intake.

Can I just make this smoothie with water?

You bet you can! Swapping your liquid base is very easy in any coconut water smoothie.. or beyond. Depending on my needs, I sometimes do the same. Here’s how I decide what to use as a liquid base:

  • Craving a creamy smoothie: nut milk
  • Want a light, refreshing smoothie: plain water
  • Just ran 8 miles and sweated like a beast: coconut water
  • Struggling to stay awake right now: chilled green tea

If you’re making a smoothie because you fall into that post workout, ‘sweated like a beast’ category I just mentioned, then be sure to up your plant based protein game as you’re blending. Protein Smoothie Boost is a great way to do that. Our special blend of hemp, chia and flaxseed add a rawkin 10 g of plant based protein to any smoothie. And if your workout was for ‘arm day’, don’t worry – Protein Smoothie Boost won’t make your glass any heavier to lift to your mouth. Promise.

What else can we use coconut water for?

If you decide to use the coconut water in here (which I hope you do!) you might have some left over and not sure what to do with it. Here’s 3 other ways to use coconut water:

  • pour it in a glass with frozen pineapple
  • chug it right out of the carton and enjoy those electrolytes!
  • freeze into an ice cube tray and make smoothie cubes like we did below using a few other boosters too

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I think it’s time to get on with the show and share the coconut water smoothie…

Coconut Water Smoothie

This coconut water smoothie is hydrating and refreshing. The citrus fruit helps to cut the bitterness in the kale and we boosted the sweetness with banana.
4.85 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Beverage / Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based / Vegan
Servings: 1 smoothie
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Jen Hansard



  • Place kale, orange and coconut water in blender. Puree until smooth.
  • Add remaining fruit and blend 


  • Remove the stems of the kale to help with the bitter taste. You can also use baby kale which is milder.
  • Feel free to blend in the chia seeds or sprinkle on top for a crunchy texture.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 1398mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 6933IU | Vitamin C: 166mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 3mg
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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Yum! Search for ingredients I had and found this Tropical Hydrator! Really easy and surprisingly filling!

  2. Christine says:

    This is SO YUMMY after a workout.

  3. Julia says:

    This was amazing! Tastes like vacation in a glass. I was nervous about the coconut water, but it really is delish!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Vacation in a glass is the perfect description of this smoothie!!

  4. Yolanda says:


  5. Alissabeth says:

    Loving the tropical vibes

  6. Clare Skinner says:

    This was yummy for my tummy, so topically tasty a definite favourite. I will be drinking this one much more

  7. Rachel says:

    My husband said this is his favorite smoothie so far!

  8. Sarah says:

    Delicious !

  9. Sandy Daniels says:

    This drink was amazing, completely refreshing, fruity and sweet, yet green and healthy, very sustaining and vitalizing.

  10. Paula says:

    This one is my favourite so far!

  11. PreShus Lee says:

    This was, by far, the best recipe so far. I was so happy while drinking it.

  12. Renae says:

    looks yummy! I will try tomorrow!

  13. Benessi says:

    Forgot to rate 😉

  14. Benessi says:

    I don’t like coconut water on its own so this is a great way to utilize it!

  15. Nichole says:

    Seriously so yummy!

  16. Valerie W says:

    Definitely refreshing! I’m not a fan of chia, so I used hemp hearts instead.

  17. Shelli Boer says:

    PS – would love to win a membership to Rawk the Year! These smoothies daily have me so motivated!

  18. Shelli Boer says:

    I am in love with this one, first time making one with coconut water and it is so refreshing, even made one for a co-worker today. I have a new devotee to green smoothies!

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  20. Phyllis Lipford says:

    Love the refreshing ingredients; will try another day … I just wanted strawberries with my greens today!

  21. Alane says:

    The Tropical Hydrator tasted delicious this morning! I appreciate that it includes chia for the protein and their cleansing properties.

  22. Laura Allison says:

    One of my personal favorites…love that tropical flavor.

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  24. AnnMarie Gomes says:

    Delightful! Great sunny taste 🙂

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