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


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


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

415 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck”

  1. Becky 12.18.2014 at 6:32 am #

    I tried this…promising flavor, but I think my mango wasn’t ripe nearly enough to get the flavor ripe. Will try again in a day or two!

    Also: I never know how firmly to pack and measure the spinach. Any tips?

    Thanks! :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.18.2014 at 7:26 am #

      Hey Becky.

      Thanks for the comment. We like to firmly pack our leafy greens. (The more the merrier.)

      Here is a video to better explain.

  2. Norman 12.15.2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Tasty wonderful! never expected it to taste that way! Was wondering of the leafy Spinach will add a strange taste to it.
    But outcome, I had a great big 2 cups full.

    Added Japanese Cucumber to it and some ice too!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.16.2014 at 7:37 am #

      Cheers! Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Lucia 12.9.2014 at 2:07 am #

    Also, when you say leafy greens, does that include everything green and leafy? Like, all sorts of lettuce-y greens?
    And are there any good replacements for pineapple? I’m mildly allergic to raw pineapple, and I’m not sure if I should put it in my smoothies…

  4. Lucia 12.6.2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Hi :) I’ve got a question regarding the spinach, or leafy greens in general. Since it’s currently a bit hard to get fresh spinach or kale, I’d like to use the frozen kind. Now, is one cup of frozen spinach equal to one cup of fresh spinach, or should I use more/less?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.8.2014 at 9:33 am #

      Hey Lucia.

      Thanks for the comment. Feel free to sub in any type of fresh leafy green or use frozen. 1 cup for 1 cup will work great, fresh or frozen. :)

  5. raisa 12.5.2014 at 6:34 pm #

    is it okay to use almond milk instead of water?

  6. Dee Dee 12.2.2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I try to stay clear of bananas – I’ve read they are NOT good for the waistline. Any substitutions for the two bananas?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.3.2014 at 5:31 am #

      Good morning DeeDee.

      If you are looking for some great banana substitutes:

      Chia seeds
      Fresh dates
      Nut Butters
      Unsweetened applesauce
      Avocado (won’t add the sweetness, but will definitely add the thick and creamy texture)

  7. Abi 12.1.2014 at 7:03 am #

    Hi:) what substitute is there for the pineapple? I’m sadly allergic:(

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.1.2014 at 6:27 pm #

      Extra mango would work, Abi. or try subbing in peaches or oranges. :)

  8. hilda 11.26.2014 at 5:52 pm #

    I’ve been making green smothies for a week and i drink it for my breakfast. I live in Indonesia which has a lot of fruit and leaf. I always follow the recipe and i love it….thank’s

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.28.2014 at 8:52 am #

      Cheers + Blendin’ Hilda! Thanks so much for joining us! :)

  9. Khrys 11.15.2014 at 7:30 am #

    I’ve been making green smoothies on my own for a week now without any “guidance” so imagine how happy I was to discover that I was actually following this recipe all along! It really is a fantastic recipe, I drink it everyday for breakfast and it really hits the spot!

    My question is, what would be a good smoothie to move on from here? I have to admit that most of the recipes here have ingredients that are… “western” you could say. Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, those fruits are a little expensive for me since we import them from the states. I live in the Philippines, could you please recommend some ‘asian’ or tropical themed smoothies? :) Cheers!

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