Today I am sharing my copycat detox island green smoothie recipe with you.

I love long island green smoothies…but I stopped buying as many smoothies when I go out, just because they do break the bank!

But, I do love the smoothies from Tropical smoothie. 

Making a copycat version of this smoothie can reduce the expense by more than half. Not to mention that the smoothie comes together in less than five minutes!

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Detox Island Green Smoothie

Copycat Detox Island Green Smoothie

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Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, this detox island green smoothie hydrates, aids digestion and boosts immunity. It’s a healthy low calorie choice.

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


Units Scale
  • 12 handfuls of spinach or kale (washed)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup of coconut water
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp of freshly minced ginger


  1. Prepare the ingredients as described.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  3. Blend everything until completely smooth.
  4. Serve & 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: 128
  • Sugar: 22.1g
  • Fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.2g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 3.1g

What Is The Detox Island Green Smoothie Good For: The Benefits

Detox Island Green Smoothie

Both the detox island smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe and the homemade version are healthy.

It hydrates your body, assists the liver with detoxification, helps with constipation, and provides you with important vitamins that boost your immune system.

This island green detox smoothie is also completely dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly, making it suitable for any diet!

Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the benefits of drinking this copycat detox island green smoothie:

  • Nutrient-Rich: The combination of leafy greens and fruits are high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like iron and calcium, providing a good nutritional boost.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Pineapple and lemon are both rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can help combat free radicals in the body.
  • Digestive Health: Ginger is known for its gastrointestinal relief, and can help with digestion and combating nausea.
  • Immune Support: The vitamin C from the lemon and pineapple can support the immune system.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Many of the ingredients used have anti-inflammatory properties, particularly ginger and pineapple, which contain gingerol and bromelain.
  • Alkalizing Effect: Lemon and spinach are often considered alkalizing foods that can help balance the body’s pH levels.
  • Fiber Content: Spinach provides fiber along with the rest of the ingredients, which aids in digestion and can contribute to a feeling of fullness.

Why Make Detox Island Green Smoothie At Home

  1. Cost-Effective: Making this smoothie at home is significantly cheaper than it at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. You control the ingredients, reducing the cost per serving without compromising on taste or nutritional value.
  2. Convenience and Simplicity: The recipe is straightforward and quick to prepare, offering a convenient option for busy mornings, post-workout refreshment, or a healthy snack throughout the day.
  3. Customizable to Taste and Needs: Easily adaptable, you can adjust the sweetness, swap out ingredients based on preference or seasonal availability, or add supplements like protein powder to tailor the smoothie to your dietary needs and taste preferences.

Detox Island Green Smoothie recipe

Is Detox Island Green Good For Weight Loss?

The detox island green smoothie is excellent for weight loss.

The reason is that it’s very low in calories and quite filling, thanks to fiber

Filling full reduces the likelihood of overeating leading to a calorie deficit. 

Copycat Detox Island Green Smoothie

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Since you are making this smoothie at home, you can customize it any way you want.

But, if you need some ideas, below I will leave some suggestions that I have personally tested and loved.

  1. Boost The Protein: You can add 1/2 cup of yogurt or a scoop of protein powder. 
  2. The Base: For a sweeter smoothie, use apple juice instead of coconut water.
  3. The Spinach: You can use kale or other leafy greens instead of spinach.
  4. No Frozen Fruit: If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can use fresh fruit, but you will need to add 1 cup of ice cubes.

Recipe Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender x

To make this smoothie, you will need a high-speed blender.

Lower speed blenders won’t work with this recipe, I have tried it.

A lower budget blender that works with this recipe is the Nutribullet 600!

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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