Greeña Colada

Even though summer is coming to a close, I’m still into my green juices and smoothies; more than ever, in fact.  This is one of my favorites and I owe credit to Meghan Telpner as it is based on one of the recipes from the Green Cleanse on her site.

I’m running out to the airport with one of these in hand to refresh and revive me on the dash to Denver.  Soon I’ll be in NYC doing signings and I hope to see some of you there, while I’m in my green smoothie withdrawal.

Greeña Colada

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  • 1 large cucumber, skin on
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 5 drops stevia
  • 4 ice cubes


  • Place cucumber and water in a vitamix and process on high until liquid
  • Add parsley, pineapple, coconut oil, stevia, and ice and blend until smooth
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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This refreshing green smoothie is a great post workout drink.  It is hydrating, full of good greenness and a nice little dose of fat. I like to think of it as a green Piña Colada, or a “Greeña Colada.”  I feel so healthy drinking it!

Speaking of getting healthy, the winner of last weeks Friday Freebie for the GAPS Guide is Jeannette!


23 responses to “Greeña Colada”

  1. Thanks for this drink recipe Elana. I got a VitaMix thanks to your recommendation (and my sister’s) and have been looking for these kinds of drinks to make.

    Best wishes on your book interviews…I LOVE the cookbook and bought several copies for friends.

  2. One of my faves too! So happy you like it. I am currently in Winnipeg (a small city in the Praries of Canada visiting some family and I took my grandma for lunch. I ordered a green smoothie from the veggie place. She tried it and told me it tasted like grass. I told her that was why I loved it. She shook her head at me and said what she always says “What will I do with you…”

  3. Hi Elana,

    Good luck with all your upcoming events!
    When you make this drink in the vita mix, are you just blending it? Or do you use another setting that I wouldn’t have on my regular blender?

    Thanks, Penny

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