Avocolada Tropical Smoothie

Avocado smoothies are delicious, but Tropical Smoothie Cafe makes them 10 times better. 

Their Avocalada smoothie is my favorite avocado smoothie!

I love it so much, that I made my own copycat version – I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

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Avocolada Tropical Smoothie

Avocolada Tropical Smoothie

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Escape to the tropics with my Avocolada Smoothie! This lush blend combines creamy avocado, coconut, and pineapple for a refreshing and nutritious treat. Perfect for a sunny day pick-me-up or a refreshing breakfast.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple slices
  • 1/2 medium avocado
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 lime juiced


  1. To a high-speed blender, add the avocado and greens first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth.
  3. Pour the smoothie into a cup and enjoy!


*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 24.1g
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.7g
  • Fiber: 13.8g
  • Protein: 8.1g

Why You Will Love This Avocolada Smoothie

Avocolada Tropical Smoothie served in a tall thin glass cup

While this copycat smoothie doesn’t taste the same as Tropical Smoothie Cafe, it tastes pretty good, and in my opinion, very close to the original.

On top of that, it’s so much cheaper to make it yourself at home, not to mention healthier too…

But, here’s an overview of why I love it, and why I think you will too:

  1. Cost-Effective: Making smoothies at home is generally cheaper than buying them. You can make multiple servings with the ingredients purchased for the cost of one or two TSC versions.
  2. Control Over Ingredients: When you make your smoothie at home, you have full control over the quality and type of ingredients used. This is especially beneficial for those with dietary restrictions or preferences, such as organic or non-GMO.
  3. Adjustable Nutritional Content: You can adjust the amount of each ingredient to better fit your nutritional goals. For instance, you can increase the protein content by adding yogurt or a scoop of protein powder.
  4. No Waiting in Line: Making your smoothie at home means you don’t have to wait in line, providing convenience and time savings.
  5. Less Sugar and Additives: Often, shop-made smoothies contain added sugars or preservatives. At home, you can ensure your smoothie has no unnecessary additives, making it healthier.
  6. Freshness and Flavor: By selecting your own fresh ingredients, you can ensure peak flavor and nutritional value, which might not always be the case with the pre-prepped or bulk ingredients used in some Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
  7. Environmental Benefits: Making smoothies at home reduces the need for single-use plastics and packaging commonly associated with take-out smoothies, contributing to less waste.
  8. Learning and Customization: Making your version at home allows you to experiment with flavors and learn more about nutrition and cooking, tailoring the smoothie exactly to your tastes each time.

If you enjoy this copycat avocolada smoothie, I recommend that you also try my copycat kiwi quencher smoothie and my sunrise sunset smoothie!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Avocolada Tropical Smoothie being poured into a tall thin glass cup from a blender

The beauty of making smoothies at home is that you can customize them as you like.

You can even customize this copycat smoothie!

Below are some suggestions of variations you could try that I have personally tested and loved:

  1. Swap Other Tropical Fruit: Use mango or dragon fruit instead of pineapple. Just make sure it’s frozen!
  2. Add Some Nutiness: A tablespoon of almond butter makes the smoothie creamier and richer.
  3. Boost With Protein: A scoop of vanilla protein powder works wonderfully in this smoothie. 
  4. Change The Base: You can use coconut milk or other dairy-free milk of choice, however, you may need to exclude the lime juice if using milk. 

Smoothie Making Tips

For this specific smoothie, here are a few tips that I recommend you follow in order to achieve  the perfect avocolada smoothie:

  1. Use a High-Speed Blender: The smoothie comes out thick and creamy, which means you need to use a high-speed blender that breaks through the frozen fruit.
  2. Taste Tase Taste: While blending, stop once or twice to taste the smoothie. You may prefer a sweeter smoothie, so adding a touch of maple syrup may be needed.
  3. Add Soft Ingredients First: If using a standard blender where the blades are at the bottom, add the avocado and greens first, followed by the frozen fruit.
  4. Blend For Longer Than You Would Normally: Even if the smoothie looks blended, you want to make sure you blend for a minimum of 3 minutes. This ensures that all the ingredients are nicely combined.

The Blender

I have used both a Vitamix and a Nutribullet 600 to make this recipe.

Both of these blenders work fine. 

I have not tested the recipe using other blenders or models though. 

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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