Beginner’s Luck

The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie is a great starter smoothie for beginners. It’s full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— and tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. So head to the grocery store now and give this smoothie a try. We have a feeling you will be pleasantly surprised.

Beginner’s Luck

Serves 2


Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • 2 bananas

Instructions

Blend spinach and water until smooth. Next, add the remaining fruits and blend again.

506 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck”

  1. amethyst 5.11.2015 at 4:11 pm #

    Just went to the store bought all the stuff I need to start the green smoothie diet/challenge. Will be starting this tomorrow for 30 days. Can’t wait to get started and get healthy.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.11.2015 at 7:37 pm #

      Hi Amethyst,

      We are so excited to have you blendin’ with us, and taking part in the 30-day challenge! Let us know how we can help along the way!

      Cheers :)

  2. Jessi :) 4.26.2015 at 8:30 am #

    Okay, I am brand new in the smoothie World. And I was gonna start trying some smoothies out with my mom however, she’s alergic to bananas. Do you know of a fruit that would be a good banana substitute? Thanks!

  3. Cristina 4.20.2015 at 2:53 pm #

    Just tried this smoothie recipe today. I subbed the water for orange juice as it was my first green smoothie ever and I was nervous about being able to taste the greens. OMG!! It was SO good! I was very apprehensive of being able to taste the greens as I really am not a fan.. The only thing that hinted at the two heaping cups of spinach was the gorgeous green color! The flavor is amazing and the frozen bananas gave it a wonderful creamy consistency and natural sweetness! I cannot wait to try more smoothies!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.20.2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi Cristina,

      We’re so happy to have you blendin’ with us, and so excited to hear you enjoyed “Beginner’s Luck”. It’s one of our personal favorites! Fruit juice is a great option, especially when you’re new to the green smoothie lifestyle!

      Cheers :)

  4. Damaris 4.9.2015 at 10:33 am #

    Hi, I made this today and it was awesome. Very simple and tasty. My husband loved it too.

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.9.2015 at 10:50 am #

      Hi Damaris,

      That’s awesome! Was this your first Simple Green Smoothie? Cheers :)

  5. Tracy Kelley 3.29.2015 at 5:57 am #

    Hi! So excited to be part of the April challenge! Just wondering if there are nutritional facts available for each smoothie? Calories…fat…protein…sugar etc? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.29.2015 at 10:38 am #

      Hey Tracy,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  6. Rebekah 3.27.2015 at 4:41 pm #

    Hi! I’m allergic to pineapple. What would you suggest switching it out for? :) Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.28.2015 at 8:06 am #

      Hi Rebekah,

      Swap in another fruit that you love. Maybe Papaya? Guava? Or double up on another ingredient in the smoothie recipe that you can eat. When I’m out of pineapple, I like to double up on the mango in this recipe!

  7. Liz 3.27.2015 at 5:16 am #

    Hello,

    Im new to making smoothies , how long do they all stay fresh for could I make a big batch and keep in the fridge for 5 days? I cant wait to try them all

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.27.2015 at 1:25 pm #

      Hi Liz,

      Our Green Smoothies are great to keep in the fridge for up to 2 days! The ingredients might separate after blendin’, so I like to give it a quick shake before drinking, and then it’s perfect!! Here is our favorite way to prep smoothies to make blendin’ easy, and to keep our fruits + veggies from going bad…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/make-ahead-smoothie-prep

  8. Ara 3.25.2015 at 10:33 pm #

    Hi! This is a very simple yet nutritious recipe. Can we share this to our page and include your link? Hope to hear from you soon!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.26.2015 at 6:23 am #

      Hi Ara,

      We are more than happy to have you share our recipe, just include a link to our site. And please send us your site, we would love to check it out!

      Cheers :)

      • Ara 3.30.2015 at 2:07 am #

        Great! Thank you so much. BTW, here’s the link of our website we are from UAE http://www.nuzest.com/ also, you may want to check our fanpage, we are currently building audience https://www.facebook.com/nuzest.uae I’ll be posting your recipe this week and certainly your link will be included.

        Speak to you soon!

  9. dorisha 3.23.2015 at 5:56 pm #

    Im a beginner, it doesn’t say how many smoothies u drink a day

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 6:09 pm #

      Hi Dorisha,

      Thank you so much for blendin’ with us! We suggest beginners start with one smoothie a day, that way your body can get used to the extra fiber! Please let us know if you have any questions along the way!

  10. Deb 3.16.2015 at 1:40 pm #

    Is it possible to post printer friendly versions of your recipes? I like to print full page and store in a binder.
    That would be so helpful!

  11. Bridget 3.13.2015 at 6:47 am #

    This is the most amazing green smoothie I’ve ever had! I definitely like spinach more than kale in my smoothies. I’m a freshman in college and started to put on a few pounds, so these healthy green machines will definitely give my metabolism and energy a boost!

  12. Joy 3.12.2015 at 12:50 pm #

    Hi,

    I want to make just one serving. All I need to do is cut the ingredients in half, correct? Including the spinach?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.13.2015 at 8:30 am #

      Hi Joy,

      Yep, just cut the ingredients in half and you’ll have a perfect half serving, or feel free to make the whole recipe and save the smoothie in the fridge for up to two days.

      Enjoy! :)

  13. J 3.12.2015 at 8:26 am #

    Hi,

    To make this just for one, all I need to do is cut everything in half? Including the spinach? Also, I was thinking about adding kale as well. Could I do that?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.12.2015 at 10:37 am #

      Hey J,

      Yes feel free to half everything in the recipe. :)

  14. brittany 3.10.2015 at 11:30 am #

    Hi,
    I am going to be starting tomorrow replacing 2 of my meals with smoothies. Would I drink the whole 4-5 cups for one meal?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.11.2015 at 8:25 am #

      Hey Brittany,

      This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals during this challenge. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

  15. lizi 3.8.2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Hi. My question might be a stupid one but I’l give it a go…does the iron of the blender harm the nutrition of the fruits and vegetables? Thanks.

    • Trish 3.31.2015 at 9:39 am #

      It shouldn’t harm it at all.

  16. christina 3.5.2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Hi there, is tinned pineapple Ok?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.6.2015 at 10:08 am #

      Hey Christina,

      Thanks for reaching out. We prefer fresh or frozen. Canned tend to sit in sugar water. :)

  17. Vanessa 2.27.2015 at 11:31 am #

    Hey, I was wondering instead of using water would almond milk be good as well? I’m new to all this. Thanks!

  18. Heather 2.22.2015 at 6:26 am #

    Hello,
    This is my first time doing the green smoothies. My question is, is this recipe for one serving or will this last all day?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.23.2015 at 2:18 pm #

      Hey Heather.

      Most of our smoothies make about 4 – 5 cups (32 – 40 oz)– we call this family style. A serving size is 2 cups. So if you are making a smoothie for just one person, you can half the recipes and shopping lists. Or, save the leftovers for a second meal replacement, or drink the following day (now you only have to blend every other day). You can store leftover smoothies in an airtight container with a lid for 1 to 3 days. Fresh is always best, but you will still get plenty of the nutrients your body needs if you drink a leftover smoothie.

      Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.

  19. Julie 2.16.2015 at 5:06 am #

    Hi, oh my god it’s delicious! For a long time I’ve wanted to drink more greens by juicing but always hated it. Now that I just discovered that I can drink greens but in a smoothie, it’s amazing! Thank you for yours recipies!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 7:49 am #

      Hey Julie! Welcome + thanks for blending with us! Cheers!

  20. Brenda LaBoy 2.15.2015 at 11:20 am #

    Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I just completed a 10 day Green Smoothie Detox and the end results are amazing, not only did I lose a much needed 13 lbs but I feel great and my skin looks amazing. This definitely has helped me in making better choices for eating healthier as I will now include 2 Green Smoothies daily and a healthy meal. Thank you for your support!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.16.2015 at 7:49 am #

      Hey Brenda.

      Thanks for reaching out. We are so happy that you love green smoothies as much as we do! :) Cheers to health + happiness!

  21. Michelle 2.7.2015 at 2:19 pm #

    Do you have any specific nutrition info in the smoothies? is…calories,protein content,fat content

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.9.2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Michelle.

      Thanks for reaching out. We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  22. Eliza 2.3.2015 at 8:24 am #

    Hi! I am a very busy working mom with an 8-month-old at home, and I have to be at work by 7AM. The idea of making a smoothie every morning (and the dishes involved!) is daunting to me. Can I make a big batch of this ahead of time and drink it for a few days? How long do you think it would last in the fridge? Thank you!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.4.2015 at 5:41 am #

      Hey Eliza.

      We think smoothies are a great fast food. :) Here are some tips to make you morning smoother: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/make-ahead-smoothie-prep

    • Lauren Ross 3.9.2015 at 10:19 pm #

      My grandson is 17 months and will not TOUCH fruits or veggies, but his mom can’t make a single batch of green smoothies without him gulping them down!!!

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.10.2015 at 4:32 am #

        THAT’S SO AWESOME! We love hearing that!

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