Green Smoothie in Paradise

Can’t you hear the waves crashing?

Andrew and Chloe enjoy some light hiking in Kapalua

B and the kids and I have been relaxing on Maui for the past few days, and I decided to take a break from the fun to share a new green smoothie recipe. While on vacation I loosen up on my diet and enjoy some of the treats that are off limits at home — that being said, I still make a point to get my greens everyday. The easiest way to get greens is of course with a green smoothie. We are staying in a condo that has a fully equipped kitchen (yippie!) including a blender. While it is no Vita-Mix, with a few modifications to my Green Smoothie 2.0 recipe I was able to make it work.

Take a quick trip to the local grocery store for these simple ingredients, and you’ll be able to start each relaxing vacation day with a boost of delicious and nutritious greens.

If you don’t have access to a blender then another way to get your greens is to have a big salad as one of your meals each day. Make sure to get mixed greens or spinach — the darker the greens the better.

The kids and I get into the aloha spirit at the Old Lahaina Luau











Green Smoothie in Paradise
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
Prep time
Total time
Serves 2

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup unsweetened rice milk
  • ½ cup local tropical juice
  • Scoop of raw almond butter
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 2 large kale leaves
  • Ice

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth. *If the blender you are using isn’t high-speed then de-stem the kale before throwing it into the blender. Kale stem is pretty tough, and trust me you don’t want to be chewing your green smoothie in paradise
  2. Find a nice place to sit preferably with a view of the ocean, sit back, relax and enjoy your green smoothie in paradise!

Calories: 185     Fat: 6 g     Carbohydrates: 29 g     Sodium: 57 mg     Fiber: 6 g     Protein: 5 g    


B likes to drive Maui with the top down








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  • mangocheeks July 31, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Green smoothies are new to me, I have promised myself to try it this year when the kale in my garden starts growing.

  • Robin July 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I love the green smoothie. I’m a little lazy about cooking so this is nutritious and done.

  • Alison March 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    You inspire me! I love reading your recipes and seeing pics of you and your beautiful family and your beautiful food creations! 😉

    • Diana June 9, 2012 at 3:02 am

      Thank you Alison!

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