5 Green Smoothie Tips

5 Green Smoothie Tips for Beginners

Hey there rawkstar! We’ve got a few important green smoothie tips to help you get started with the green smoothie lifestyle. This is the good stuff. The stuff we wish we knew about when we first starting blending and drinking our greens.

 

5 Green Smoothie Tips to Get You Started

number 1Follow the 60/40 formula. When you’re making your first few green smoothies, don’t just throw things in the blender. Chances are, it’ll taste nasty if you wing it right out of the gate. To save you a few smoothie-fails, bust out those cute lil’ measuring cups learn how to make your own green smoothie.

 

SGS_numbers_2Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks. Chewing your green smoothie is no fun! To get a “smooth” green smoothie experience, blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again.

 

SGS_numbers_3Ditch the ice and freeze some fruits. Want your green smoothie to be extra chilly? Freeze your favorite fruits like ripe bananas, grapes, pineapple or berries. This is also a great way to not waste ripe fruits (like those brown bananas on your counter). You can also freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag. Just make sure to add your frozen greens straight to the blender (don’t defrost these fragile lil’ guys).

 

SGS_numbers_4Use raw natural sweeteners. Add naturally sweet fruits to any smoothie that tastes bitter or a bit too “green.” By sticking with naturally sweet fruits like bananas, mango, apples, pears or pitted date, we avoid artificial sweeteners and processed sugars.

 

SGS_numbers_5Make smoothies ahead for the perfect fast food. We know life can get crazy busy— especially in the morning. That’s why we think green smoothies are the healthiest fast food for people who are constantly on the go. You can prep your green smoothies and blend the night before and store it in your fridge (up to 2 days). Use an airtight lid to limit oxidation and keep it as fresh as possible. When ready to drink, give it a good shake before you open.

 

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If you follow these five green smoothie tips, we pinky promise your green smoothies will be love at first sip! Want more tips and resources to help you become a green smoothie rawkstar? Check out this resource page.

220 Responses to “5 Green Smoothie Tips”

  1. RR 2.6.2016 at 9:10 am #

    hey,
    I joined the 30 day challenge and also got the 1st day cleansing routine.
    i wanted to check for a few ingredients which are not available in India very easily. please suggest some alternates from them

    1) blueberries. ( we get strawberries)
    2) Hemp
    3) almond milk
    4) Cayenne pepper
    5) Djon mustard
    6) Kale

    Really looking forward to your April quarter challenge.

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.7.2016 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi RR,

      Thanks for reaching out! We definitely try to make our recipes accessible to everyone around the world, but understand that certain ingredients can be hard to find. That’s why we definitely suggest swapping in local ingredients! Here are a few of our suggestions for the ingredients you listed…

      1. Blueberries: Swap in another berry you have on hand, strawberries is a great option!

      2. Hemp: We love hemp for it’s major protein boost. Check out our other favorite plant-based protein options here… http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

      3. Almond milk: Do you have access to raw almonds? If so, we love making our own almond milk. Learn how here…http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/diy-almond-milk Or swap in another liquid base you enjoy more. Here are a few of our favorites… http://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

      4. Cayenne pepper: Swap in another spice you enjoy! The heat of cayenne pepper helps boost your metabolism.

      5. Dijon mustard: Are other mustards available where you are? Any will make a great substitute!

      6. Kale: Can’t find kale? No worries! Swap in another leafy green you enjoy. Check out some of our favorites here… http://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

      Hope this helps! 🙂

  2. Kristina 1.1.2016 at 2:24 pm #

    So glad I stumbled across your Website and joined the 30-day challenge. Day 1 and I’m already loving it! I’m diabetic, so I flipped the formula and did 60% leafy greens and 40% fruit. I do my grocery shopping on Sunday and my hubby was kind enough to cut up and freeze some leftover pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries, so I made my own recipe with spinach, unsweetened almond milk, and fruit. Also added some protein powder. Mmmm! I love the recipe cards and can’t wait to shop on Sunday and prep everything in Mason jars for next week!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.1.2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Hi Kristina,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us and love that you flipped our Simple Green Smoothie Formula on it’s head to lower your natural sugar intake. We hope you continue to love our 30-Day Challenge, and we hope to hear from you throughout the next 29 days (and beyond)!!

      Cheers 🙂

  3. Skye Fox 12.1.2015 at 8:48 pm #

    What a great list of healthy weight loss smoothies! I love smoothies and I think they are a great way to achieve weight loss goals!

  4. Katie 9.18.2015 at 12:43 pm #

    Hi! I love carrots, but I cannot get passed their texture when I blend. I don’t necessarily want to cook them and risk losing nutrients- do you have any suggestions to get them really smooth?
    -Katie

    PS- I’m working with a Ninja blender

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.21.2015 at 4:58 pm #

      Hi Katie,

      We usually suggest steaming or roasting carrots for a smooth texture. We have heard from our SGS Tribe that freezing shredded carrots can help them break down when blendin’. Hope that helps!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/carrots

    • Gary 12.30.2015 at 6:34 pm #

      The problem is your blender. Get a Blendtec or Vitamix. The extra $ is well worth it if you are serious about making green smoothies a regular part of your diet.

  5. Vivian 9.15.2015 at 8:38 pm #

    Hi! I’m wondering what the best smoothies are to help or cure the common cold/cough? thanks! xx

  6. nicole 8.24.2015 at 8:53 am #

    HI – what would you suggest for a good breakfast smoothie? Thanks.

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