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Healthy Margarita Recipe (Green-smoothie style)

Cinco de Mayo feels like the unofficial kickoff for summer, and who doesn’t love a good reason to celebrate?! So let’s celebrate together with a glass full of this healthy margarita recipe goodness! You’ll be the life of the party when you make a double batch and share with your amigos.
Margarita recipe with a healthy punch | @SimpleGreenSmoothies.comThere are certain times of the year when having a frozen drink in hand feels almost necessary… and Cinco de Mayo is one of them! This year, we’ll be starting our day off with a frozen tropical drink that tastes amazing and is so good for our bodies… the Tropical Mango-rita Green Smoothie!

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Margarita Recipe : Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


We love the taste of this tropical smoothie so much, it’s hard to believe it’s packed full of nutrients our bodies love! This tropical fruit combo packs a big Vitamin C punch and the coconut water base will keeps us hydrated all day long. Oh, and coconut water is great for replenishing lost electrolytes and recovering from a hangover 😉



  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water (unsweetened)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 2 cups mango (frozen)
  • 1 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • slices Juice of 1/2 lime (plus lime for garnish)
  • Coarse salt for rim of glasses (optional)


  1. Blend spinach, orange, and coconut water until smooth.
  2. Add mango, pineapple, and lime juice. Blend again.
  3. Save squeezed lime and rub it around the rim of the margarita glasses. Dip the rim into the coarse salt.
  4. Pour the smoothie into the prepared glasses and garnish with a slice of lime.


*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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  1. Calleen says:

    Too much fruit for me. I like my juice drinks like my coffee, I like the taste and not sweet.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Calleen, feel free to decrease the amount of fruit and increase the amount of leafy greens in order to create a smoothie that’s not as sweet. For example, you can use 3 cups of spinach, 1 cup of mango, and 1/2 cup of pineapple. The rest of the ingredients will stay the same. Cheers!

  2. MaryAnn says:

    If you’re allergic to poison oak, don’t touch the skins as the sticky sap can be on the skins off the tree and can cause a reaction just as if you came into contact with poison oak itself–mango tree is in the same plant family! I found that out the hard way shopping for fresh mango and had to trace my steps to figure out where my reaction originated :-/

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Maryann,

      You’re very right! I didn’t know that either until researching for our blog post on what fruit + veggie skins you can include in your smoothie. So yes, allergic to poison oak – it’s best to stay away from those mango skins. Pre-packaged frozen mango is a great option!

  3. Anika says:

    I will surely try this but with juicing style with my best juicer

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Anika,

      Yum! We’re smoothie lovers, but definitely love the occasional juice too – and love trying our recipes in different formats (smoothies, popsicles, juices). Make sure and reach back out! I’d love to know what you thought!

  4. Ayesha says:

    Hi! any recipe made up of eggplant?

  5. Kelsey says:

    Hi, two questions!
    1. Is there not an issue with the white stringy bits between the peel and flesh of an orange? Should I make an effort to get rid of as many as possible?
    2. As a college student, smoothies are a great idea for a quick breakfast that will keep my immune system up. But so much fresh, tropical fruit can be expensive. Can you get an enjoyable smoothie out of no-sugar-added canned pineapple, peaches, etc?

    • Kelsey says:

      PS Sorry, I should specify – I’ve noticed that frozen fruit also often costs a silly amount. That’s why I ask about canned.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kelsey,

      Thanks for reaching out. Worried about the orange pith? Don’t be, it’s packed with fiber. It does have a slightly bitter flavor, so if you don’t enjoy the flavor, removing some additional pith is a good option.

      We’re all about making green smoothies work for you + your wallet. While you can definitely blend with canned fruit, even those stored in their own juice contain additional sugar. So it’s important to take that into consideration when blending.

      Here are a few more tips for making healthy living easy on your budget…

      -Make a shopping list: Making a weekly meal planning list that covers what you will eat on a daily basis will help you only buy what you need. Make sure to include snacks in your meal plan and shopping list, too.

      -Buy seasonal fruit and veggies: Purchasing produce is in season and is typically cheaper. And if you see a good deal on fresh fruits and veggies, purchase in bulk and freeze for future smoothies.

      -Buy out of season fruits frozen: Costco and Sam’s Club sell large bags of organic frozen fruit at good prices. If your freezer can accommodate bags in bulk, take advantage of making these purchases.

      -Buy from local fruit stands, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture): For the tastiest and most fresh organic produce, buy locally. Not only has the produce been grown and harvested close to home, but buying locally also helps our environment by eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, to find your local farm, farmers markets, and other local food sources.

      -Follow the EWG’s Dirty Dozen: This list will help you know what is worth getting organic and what you can buy conventional.

      Hope this helps!

  6. Donna B says:

    Most of your recipes say 2 servings, does that mean I shouldn’t chug the whole thing myself?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Donna!

      Thanks for reaching out! Our serving sizes are there as a suggestion :). We always recommend doing what’s best for you, personally!

      I’ve been known to go through both servings, as well (they’re just so darn tasty!), so what I do now, is divide up the servings right away, and stick one in the fridge for lunch or an afternoon snack :).

  7. Can i use any other fruit instead of pineapple? I am not much fan of pineapple.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jenny!

      Totally! Feel free to use any fruit you love :). Any citrus fruit–like mango, orange, or kiwi–are some of my favorite pineapple substitutes.


  8. Lisa says:

    Is there a substitute for coconut water? Can tap water work?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa!

      Feel free to use any liquid base in place of coconut water :). Filtered water, coconut milk, fresh-squeezed juice, and green tea are some of our favorites!


  9. Robert Skrob says:

    Do you peel and pit the mango or use the whole thing?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Robert,

      Great question! We definitely suggest pitting the mango prior to blending. The peel on the other hand is heavily concentrated with carotenoids and polyunsaturated fatty acids – known for fighting off cancer, inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease.

      When blending the mango skin we suggest selecting your fruit when the fruit is ripe and the skin is at its thinnest. While the mango skin is packed with nutrients, those sensitive to poison ivy or poison oak should avoid eating the skin due to a potential allergic reaction known as “mango itch”. And with any peel, we suggest starting small. You can always add more as your body + taste buds become accustomed to their health benefits + taste.

      Learn more about our favorite peels here…

  10. Marianela says:

    This looks delicious and refreshing =) Thanks for sharing. I like mine with as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      HI Marianela,

      This is one of our favorite recipes, especially with summer right around the corner!


  11. Caitlin says:

    Just curious what brand of coconut water do you use? Many that i find process their water at such high temps it destroys most nutrients. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Caitlin,

      Looking for a great raw coconut water option? Try reaching for Harmless Harvest.

  12. kela says:

    hey just wondering what time of day is best to have smoothies ?? and can they be used to replace meals?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kela,

      Thanks for reaching out! You can enjoy your green smoothie any time of day! Just know that your green smoothie will give you a great energy boost, similar to a cup of coffee, in case you’re planning on having your smoothie late at night.

      You can definitely use your green smoothie as a meal replacement! We simply suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Check out our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…



    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nichelle,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  14. meaninc says:

    Wowzers! I didn’t know what to expect from this recipe because I’ve never had anything like it. The incorporation of lime juice and orange truly made this smoothie something special. I added 1 packet of stevia and 2 tbls of Chia seeds. This smoothie is an explosion of flavor. It tastes like I just threw a handful of skittles in my mouth. Best of all it’s all from nature. Thanks for this amazing website!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      HI Meaninc,

      We love your description of our Tropical Mango-Rita Green Smoothie!! Thank you so much for sharing, and we love hearing your love for making healthy living taste great!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Jay says:

      I just did the exact same thing ( added chia and stevia). This smoothie is fabulous!

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