Tropical Romaine Lettuce Green Smoothie

Tropical Romaine Lettuce Green SmoothieLettuce isn’t only for making salads, you can use it in your green smoothies as well. It’s low in calories, tastes good, and is easy to blend. A little pineapple, mango, banana, and romaine lettuce make for one delicious smoothie.

This recipe calls for romaine lettuce, which is one of the healthier varieties of lettuce available. Romaine is especially high in vitamins A, K, C, and folate. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber and contains moderate amounts of manganese, potassium, and iron. The vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in romaine lettuce help prevent and alleviate a host of health problems.

When selecting your lettuce, look for crisp, unwilted leaves that are free of any dark or slimy spots. Stick to organic and local when you can.

Tropical Romaine Lettuce Green Smoothie

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen mango
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen medium banana
  • A little honey, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 1 apple chopped (green apples go well with romaine)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Show Time

Place the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 159
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Vitamin A: 31% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 131% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 126% RDA
  • Calcium: 6% RDA
  • Iron: 8% RDA

Please leave a comment below if you try this tropical romaine lettuce green smoothie. Happy Blending!

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16 Responses to Tropical Romaine Lettuce Green Smoothie

  1. Made this tonight … the only thing I added were some flaxseeds. I’ll definitely be saving this one, it was great!

    • Ryan #

      Thanks for sharing. I find flaxseeds are a good add-on to most smoothies.

    • JuanaBsmall #

      Yum! I made this for lunch and was quite surprised. I started this smoothie diet based on your recommendation, 3xs a day for the 1st week, 2xs a day for the 2nd, and 1 a day going forward. So on the third day of week one, I looked in my fridge and said “What to do with this lettuce?, I don’t want it to go bad before I make a salad” I Google, Smoothie with romaine and there’s my guy again with a recipe. My personal additions was a tsp of agave nectar and 1 tsp of vanilla whey protein.

      Thanks again,


  2. Bianca #

    I really enjoy this recipe!! It defiantly will be one of my favorites.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      One of your favorites, awesome! Thanks for sharing, Bianca :)

  3. July #

    I really love the ingredients of this smoothie but for some reason it tasted bitter so I added the juice of half an orange. This is the first time I use romaine in my smoothies, the bitterness surprised me. I usually use spinach & kale in my smoothies with great results, any feedback on using romaine in my smoothies?

    Since I’m here I’m going to checkout your blog, I’m always looking for different smoothie receipes to use in my Nutribullet

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hey July,

      To combat the bitterness I would try using a little less romaine and/or adding in more sweet fruit like you did with orange juice. Typically romaine isn’t too bitter, although the bitterness is actually good for you. It comes from the alkaloids or plant medicines.

      I hope you find plenty of other Nutribullet worthy smoothies :)


  4. Jennifer #

    One of my favorite romaine combo’s is green apple
    Any apple will do but green is my favorite with romaine
    Because the romaine can be tart it mixes really well with the tartness of the apple but the apple also sweetens it.
    Add it to the above or replace one of the ingredients … Yum

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Green apple does pair well with romaine, Jennifer. It’s now officially an add-on for this recipe :)

  5. Jennifer #

    1 Cup Water (more or less to taste)
    1 Cup Pineapple
    1 Apple chopped (I like green apple)
    1 Cup Mango
    1 Cup chopped Romaine Lettuce, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed

    **Sometimes I will add one or more of the following
    1 Cup Coconut Milk
    1 Cup Strawberries
    1 Banana (as a substitute for the Mango)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      I like your style, Jennifer. Your version of this recipe sounds delicious!

      • Jennifer #

        I cut everything but the romaine in half if it is just for me.

  6. kelly Young #

    I made my first ever smoothie. Not for a diet or anything just to make something different! I love the recipe I did add a tiny bit of sunny delight orange drink and since we don’t have flax seed which I have to google to see what it is I used wheat germ and honey. Thanks for putting this on the net

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Congrats on your first smoothie, Kelly! Nice to hear it was a success. You made wise substitute choice, especially for a newbie :)

  7. evelyn #

    I love making different kinds of smoothies

    • Ryan Carmody #

      It’s big fun, isn’t it :)

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