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Coconut Water Smoothie

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, then opt for water for the remaining water intake.

Coconut water smoothie using kale, oranges and banana.

Can I just make this smoothie with water?

You bet you can! Swapping your liquid bases 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
Old glass milk jugs used for a kale green smoothie using coconut water, oranges and banana.

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

I think it’s time to get on with the show and share the recipe. This coconut water smoothie recipe is part of our free 7-Day Smoothie Challenge happening right now. If you’re looking for new recipes and motivation to blend each day, I would love for you to join the free challenge.


Coconut Water Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: vegan
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: plant-based


Kale can be a tough green to fall in love with, but it’s not impossible with this coconut water smoothie! We use citrus fruit to cut the bitterness in the kale and boost the sweetness with banana.



  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1⁄2 orange
  • 1⁄2 cup pineapple*
  • 1⁄2 banana*
  • 1 tbs chia seeds


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


  • Remove the stems of the kale as well to help with the taste.
  • Feel free to blend in the chia seeds or sprinkle on top for a crunchy texture.

Keywords: coconut smoothie, coconut water smoothie, coconut kale smoothie

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  1. AnnMarie Gomes

    September 19th, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Delightful! Great sunny taste 🙂

  2. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Yay!!! We are so happy to hear that AnnMarie!!


    September 19th, 2019 at 9:28 am


  4. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for your feedback!

  5. Laura Allison

    September 19th, 2019 at 9:31 am

    One of my personal favorites…love that tropical flavor.

  6. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Thanks Laura!

  7. Alane

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:01 am

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

  8. Phyllis Lipford

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:06 am

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

  9. Julie S.

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:07 am


  10. Shelli Boer

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:09 am

    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!

  11. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Yay!!! We are so happy that you love this one!

  12. Shelli Boer

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:15 am

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

  13. Valerie W

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:17 am

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

  14. Nichole

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Seriously so yummy!

  15. Benessi

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:40 am

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

  16. Benessi

    September 19th, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Forgot to rate 😉

  17. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for rating we SO appreciate it!!

  18. Renae

    September 19th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    looks yummy! I will try tomorrow!

  19. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Let us know what you think!

  20. PreShus Lee

    September 19th, 2019 at 12:22 pm

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

  21. Paula

    September 19th, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    This one is my favourite so far!

  22. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Yay!!! So happy to hear that!

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