Beginner's Luck - Simple Green Smoothies

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.

309 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck”

  1. Emma 7.14.2014 at 7:49 am #

    Is it safe to eat mango skin?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.15.2014 at 5:19 am #

      Hey Emma!

      I personally do not eat the skin of mangos. I sure love fresh mangos! :)

  2. Samantha 7.5.2014 at 12:36 am #

    Hi, I have tried 4 recipes this week all delicious but a little concerned as I have a thyroid problem and am not suppose to eat kale at all, and spinach only a couple of times a week. Is there anything else you could suggest?

  3. Tami 7.2.2014 at 9:51 am #

    I used coconut milk instead of the water and this is fabulous. I think the taste of this smoothie would turn anyone into drinking green smoothies!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.15.2014 at 5:19 am #

      Wonderful, Tami!

  4. Kimberly 7.2.2014 at 8:07 am #

    I added fresh ginger, mint, coconut water and a splash of lime juice to this and it is ama-ZING! Thanks for this recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.15.2014 at 5:20 am #

      Sounds great!

  5. Michelle 7.2.2014 at 3:57 am #

    Just used this recipe to make my first green smoothie. Its so easy and tastes lovely too! Even my daughter loves it and she hates fruit and veg!!! I’ll be making this again definitely – thanks so much!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.2.2014 at 7:47 am #

      That is so great to hear Michelle! Keep blending those leafy greens! :) All the best to you and yours! :)

  6. Krysten 6.29.2014 at 5:16 am #

    I just found your website by chance yesterday when I was browsing images on google for July challenges and I saw the image for your 30-day Simple Green Smoothie Challenge coming up in July. Well, believe you me, I signed on right away and am now super excited for once to go out with the first week’s shopping list and get started! Definitely a green smoothie newbie here lol. I received the list and the first 5 recipes yesterday after I signed up and was browsing through your recipe selection here for others to use on Day 6 and Day 7. So far, I am absolutely in love with Beginner’s Luck for one of these days! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for everything y’all are doing with Simple Green Smoothies! Keep up the good work y’all!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.2.2014 at 7:46 am #

      Welcome Krysten! Glad you are enjoying them!!

  7. Katey 6.28.2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Would the smoothie be okay without the banana?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.2.2014 at 7:45 am #

      Yes, just substitute something in place of the banana. Extra mango?

  8. Véronique 6.28.2014 at 12:53 pm #

    It was my first green smoothie and I was quite disappointed. There was way too much bananas to my taste. It was hard to finish my glass. I added some combava juice and I thought it was better. The taste was more balanced.

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 6.28.2014 at 2:50 pm #

      No worries, Veronique. Try adding less bananas next time or keep them out altogether. We have lots of banana free recipes on our recipe page. :)

  9. Angela 6.27.2014 at 7:49 am #

    Has anyone added almond or coconut milk in place of the water?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.27.2014 at 7:55 am #

      You can make that substitution if you’d like, Angela!

  10. Franzi 6.24.2014 at 7:54 am #

    I tried this recipe for the first time today. It was quite tasty but i’m not sure if i measured it right. As someone from Europe, converting cups to kilograms is not easy! I really want to try more of these smoothies so it would be great if you could give the reader the data in cups and kilograms.

    Thanks for the recipe though,
    Greetings from Germany.

  11. Yolanda 6.20.2014 at 6:54 am #

    Hey guys! I just wanted to say thank you for putting all of these amazing smoothie recipes together. I tried this one today and was so pleased to see that there is an entire new and delicious way of eating my leafy greens. Once again thank you so much! :-)

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.20.2014 at 10:08 am #

      You’re absolutely welcome, Yolanda! Glad that you’re enjoying the recipes!

  12. Diana 6.19.2014 at 4:41 am #

    Just wondering if there was a conversion for cups to grams. It’s difficult to measure a cup of frozen berries, and grams would give a more accurate measure. Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.19.2014 at 5:28 am #

      Hi Diana,
      We haven’t created a conversion tool for our website, yet, but recommend searching google for conversion tools. There are some good ones out there :-)

  13. Monique Carmack 6.12.2014 at 5:38 pm #

    This may be a weird question, but instead of using pineapple can I use apple sauce?
    Or do you have any receipts that call for apple sauce and mangos?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.13.2014 at 7:08 am #

      Hi Monique!
      We have used applesauce before, we just make sure there’s no added sugar or ingredients—just plain apple!

  14. Yari 6.12.2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Wow! I am going to try this for my husband. He is does not eat green veggies at all! He is 39 yrs old and ate some green peas for the first time 2 months. I can’t wait!

  15. bre 6.12.2014 at 12:51 pm #

    does this help promote hair/nail growth.? and how often do i need to take this?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.13.2014 at 7:07 am #

      Not sure about this one, Bre. We recommend drinking green smoothies once a day in place of a meal or a snack!

      • bre weathers 6.18.2014 at 9:48 pm #

        thanks! can i take it more than once a day.?

      • SGS Rawkstar Dan 6.19.2014 at 5:27 am #

        If you’ve never had a green smoothie before, then we recommend starting with just one a day. If you’ve been having them for a few weeks or longer then feel free to bump up to a second green smoothie a day. Drastic changes to eating habits can be hard on your body :-)

  16. Sarah 6.5.2014 at 2:32 pm #

    Hi I’m in the uk , want to try the beginners luck one sounds great, problem is I don’t hVe measuring cups so what do I use instead so I get the right quantities ?

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