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.

227 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck”

  1. Ely 4.8.2014 at 10:55 pm #

    What do you mean by adding greens ? Veggies ? What veggies ?

  2. Farrah 4.7.2014 at 7:21 pm #

    I’m excited doing this but I’m allergic to pineapple, what can I use instead?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.8.2014 at 11:02 am #

      Try using extra mango in it’s place!

  3. Ginger 4.7.2014 at 5:33 am #

    Does anyone know the nutritional value of this so I can add it to ‘my fitness pal’ on my phone?! Thanks!

  4. Gokce 4.3.2014 at 2:36 am #

    Why don’t we use soaking water in almond milk? Soaked water is also very nutritious.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.3.2014 at 11:12 am #

      You can use it if you’d like, Gokce!

  5. Farrah 4.2.2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I’m allergic to pineapple. What can I used instead?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.3.2014 at 11:12 am #

      Try using an extra cup of mango to replace it, Farrah!

      • Farrah 4.7.2014 at 7:24 pm #

        Ok thanks

  6. Amanda 4.2.2014 at 7:58 am #


    I’m so excited to be doing the challenge. I tried this recipe, and it just tasted like a banana. I used fresh spinach (packed into the cup for measuring, frozen bananas, fresh pineapple and mango. I doctored it up a little with extra pineapple and strawberries, but it is still bland. Suggestions?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.2.2014 at 10:35 am #

      Feel free to use less banana and more pineapple and mango. You can adjust how you wish, Amanda!

  7. sarah 4.1.2014 at 12:44 pm #

    I have tried a few smoothies this is lovely I mixed curly kale and spinach added some strawberries and preped 5 days worth thanks for the freezer tip I halved ingredients as only me and to save on finances but you are a blessing so I thank you for all your hard work x :-D

    • sam 4.9.2014 at 3:59 am #

      Wheres the freezer tip please ???

  8. Auggie 3.31.2014 at 12:10 pm #

    Thanks Dan!

  9. Auggie 3.31.2014 at 7:55 am #

    Thanks for such a great website! I can’t wait to start the April 30 day challenge. Are the fruit quantities shown for grams or ounces.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.31.2014 at 8:12 am #

      Hi Auggie,
      We list all fruit quantities in the form of cups. There are some pretty decent measurement converters online that could help!

  10. cookie 3.31.2014 at 7:13 am #

    I am allergic to bananas what can I use instead

  11. cookie 3.31.2014 at 7:11 am #

    Can you recommend something else without bananas I am allergic to them.

  12. Rhianna 3.29.2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Wow! What a great and simple recipe this is!!! I’m not a fan of banana, can you suggest any other fruits that are high in vitamins, fibre, or iron? Also can I leave it in the fridge overnight (for the following morning)? Is this good for breakfast, if you have it by itself? Also is this good for clearing skin? (sorry for all the questions) Thank you for this site!! :)

  13. Nicole 3.29.2014 at 6:48 am #

    Do you leave the rine on the pineapple? In the picture it’s still on. Just asking because some of the fruits/veggies you can leave the stems attached :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.31.2014 at 8:11 am #

      No, we take it off. We were just wanting to be photogenic with the pineapple :-)

  14. Allison 3.27.2014 at 11:50 am #

    I’m so excited for the 30-day challenge! My shopping list is all ready. Question: I’ve been using a good food processor to make my smoothies but I still have trouble with the greens even when I add them with water first. Do you think a mid-range ($30-$40) blender would do a better job than my nice food processor? I’ll be rewarding myself with a Vitamix when I meet some business goals, so until that time I’m trying to make do with little to no investment :) Thanks for your advice!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.27.2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Allison!
      Most blenders will do a better job than food processor since their blades are designed to blend and make creamy drinks instead of chopping/processing. Hope this helps! Here are some good options:

      • Allison 3.27.2014 at 2:01 pm #

        YAY! Thanks for the help Dan :) You guys are the best!

    • Leslie 4.14.2014 at 4:31 pm #

      I have a $30 kitchen aid that is 7 years old. It works just fine. I probably have to blend it a bit longer than if I had a vitamix or ninja but it still only takes me 3 min to whip up a green smoothie.

  15. Jenna 3.26.2014 at 6:52 pm #

    I loved this smoothie!! However it made my stomach hurt afterwards and gave me diarrhea. Is this because it is cleaning out my system? Will I feel this way every time I have it?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.27.2014 at 12:48 pm #

      It could be a number of different things, Jenna. If you aren’t used to leafy greens on a regular basis then it could give you diarrhea for the first couple of days. Also, keep in mind that this is a two serving recipe and shouldn’t all be consumed at once!

  16. Delia 3.24.2014 at 8:11 pm #

    what kind of a mason jar lid is that? I love how it holds the straw in place.

  17. Christina 3.24.2014 at 2:02 pm #

    This is an amazing smoothie! Tastes greate thought the 2 cups of water would make it too watery but all the creamy fruits made it just right! :)

  18. marilyn 3.24.2014 at 5:18 am #

    Hi is frozen fruits in the bags ok, the ones you can buy from the frozen food section in stores? Or is fresh fruits better?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.24.2014 at 9:52 am #

      Yes, they are fine. Just be sure to read the ingredients and check that there are no added flavors or sweeteners.

  19. scha 3.22.2014 at 2:28 pm #

    hi..this is very interesting to try out!
    but i wonder can i use watermelon?
    because i am a watermelon lover plus its really easy to find in my country..

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.24.2014 at 9:51 am #

      You sure can!

  20. Larissa 3.19.2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Does this help for weight loss

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.20.2014 at 2:28 pm #

      It does, especially if you use a 16 ounce green smoothie to replace at least one meal a day!

  21. Dette 3.19.2014 at 12:44 am #

    Hello! I was wondering what can you recommend in replacement of pineapple? :) Thank you.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.19.2014 at 8:00 am #

      Hi Dette!
      There really are many options… Anything sweet and juicy is a good place to start. Some examples are: kiwi, mango (though already used in this recipe), grapes, peaches… The list goes on!

  22. Julie 3.11.2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Wow! I did this one for the first time yesterday night and it was delicious! I had like 2 portions 1/2 so i brought one to work and took it as a snack in the afternoon, was really satisfying! Thanks, i’m all in, that’s for sure!

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 3.12.2014 at 8:05 am #

      Awesome, Julie! This is one of our favorites, too!

  23. Jadah and Jen 3.4.2014 at 4:51 pm #

    Woohoo, Mea! :)

  24. Mea 3.4.2014 at 8:15 am #

    I’ve been wanting to try out your smoothies for a while, ever since I seen your IG page, but didn’t have the proper equipment to do it. Now that I do, I’ve been at it!! And my husband and son are even drinking one/day with me, and they both can’t stand spinach!! Lol! Thank you so much for this site. Keep up all your hard work.

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