Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie


Hey there! Are ya wondering why anyone would be excited to drink something as green as this? We hear ya— we’ve been right where you are.

Well, now that we have become green smoothie addicts— we feel responsible for helping you see the good in all this green. Green smoothies can be very simple and very yummy…yes, green can be yummy!

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


Cheers to your health!
Jen + Jadah



Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Makes 32 oz | Serves 2

2 cups spinach, fresh (tightly packed)
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
2 bananas 


Tightly pack your leafy greens into a measuring cup and toss into blender. Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone. Next add in mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again.


1. Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie.
2. If you aren’t a big fan of bananas, feel free to substitute with another fruit, like extra mangos. You can even freeze the bananas first to reduce the flavor and also add some extra chill to your smoothie.


Want to come up with your own recipe combo? Check out how to make your own recipe with our beginner-friendly green smoothie formula.




Jump on the green smoothie bandwagon!

Join us for our always free 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Get access to new green smoothie recipes, weekly shopping lists, and a rawkin’ community cheering you on for 30 days –> sign-up here.

642 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Angela 11.17.2014 at 7:39 am #

    Hi, I was wondering if these smoothies can be used as meal replacement smoothies and if they can be used instead of dinner.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.17.2014 at 10:03 am #

      Hey Angela.

      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.

  2. gaby 11.15.2014 at 5:07 pm #

    hi, I noticed a some of the smothies have pineapple im allergic and wanted to know what can I use as a substitute.

  3. Evelyn 11.10.2014 at 5:50 am #

    So excited! Day 1 of my 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge and I feel better already! I made a delicious smoothie! Here’s the recipe:

    2 cups kale
    11/2 cups almond milk
    1/2 banana
    1 cup tropical frozen fruit
    1 Tbsp. maca

    It was sooooo good! :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.10.2014 at 12:50 pm #

      Cheers to you and you health journey! :) We are cheering you on!

      • aujanae 11.14.2014 at 9:44 pm #

        if I’m doing a meal replace smoothie how many ounces should I be drinking. and what meal replacement smoothie for weight loss do you recommend?

  4. Sema 11.6.2014 at 8:13 am #

    Hi. I really like your recipe. But ı don’t know when to drink it. Cause it’s like to have a lot calorie. Need your help. Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.6.2014 at 11:09 am #

      Hey Sema! :)

      Our smoothie recipes make about 4-5 cups (32oz – 40oz). Jadah drinks at least 2 cups (16 oz) everyday in the morning as a breakfast meal replacement. Jen drinks hers for lunch or sometimes as a mid morning snack Since green smoothies are full of fiber, they keep us both full for a while. If either of us needs afternoon pick-me-ups, we have been known to make another green smoothie later in the day instead of drinking a caffeinated beverage.

      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.

      • Sema 11.7.2014 at 11:30 am #

        thanks sooo much :) you are perfect :) that helped a lot

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.7.2014 at 5:03 pm #

        Happy to help, Sema. :)

  5. Cecilia 10.18.2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I just wanted to say that I am absolutely loving the recipes. I’ve had no trouble at all getting acclimated to all the Smoothies. This is my new lifestyle! Kudos to all of you that were involved in putting this site & program together. <3

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.20.2014 at 11:53 am #

      Thanks for joining us, Cecilia, as well blend our way to health. :)

      • Cecilia 11.15.2014 at 4:03 pm #

        I’ve lost 15 lbs total since the start of Oct’s Challenge to date, plus some inches. Felling better as well. I already referred family, & now I’m going to refer my Fibromyalgia Support Group here. I hope they take advantage of the opportunity you all have given to us. ;) Oh, I referred my Dr as well! lmao

  6. Caroline 10.18.2014 at 10:27 am #

    Hey, I think your smoothies are fantastic and I’m on the Smoothie Challenge for October. I’m off-roading it with my own recipes after relying on yours for the first two weeks – though still smoothie-ing every day. I feel way better! Just wanted to suggest that maybe for us Europeans, you could include the measurements you give in metrics as well as in Imperial? It would really help as when I was following your recipes I kept having to convert. We don’t work in Imperial measurements anywhere in Europe these days, and fruit and veg are only sold by metric weight, so it means having to do all the conversions at home before hitting the supermarket. Just an idea! Thanks in the meantime for giving me the impetus to do this – it’s brilliant!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.20.2014 at 11:53 am #

      Hey Caroline!

      Thanks for the suggestion! :) We totally hear ya, and we are working on giving our recipes in Metric as well. :) Be on the look out for it to be coming your way soon. :)

    • Deb 10.29.2014 at 9:29 am #

      I’m with you Caroline, wish the US would just convert already, would make things a whole lot easier on all of us. I have a tendency to get hold of European recipes and have to convert it back for my use in the states, enough already. Enjoying my first homemade smoothie as I write, I could get used to this!

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.29.2014 at 10:51 am #

        Thanks Deb for your input. :) It would be nice if we were be on the Metric System. :) Maybe one day…until then we will get those conversation out asap! :)

  7. Elizabeth Stevens 10.10.2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Do you have the calories fo the smoothies?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.10.2014 at 7:17 pm #

      Hey Elizabeth. :)

      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.

      • Elizabeth Stevens 10.11.2014 at 9:57 pm #

        Awesome thank you

  8. Monell 10.6.2014 at 6:37 am #

    I am starting my Smoothie challenge but I am not being able to save the pdf on my tablet, desktop or my cell.

    Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie, is the beginning of the challenge right?


    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 8:06 pm #

      Which tablet are using, Monell?

  9. Jacqui 10.4.2014 at 11:51 am #

    How long does a smootie last ?I find using pineapple it foments quickly

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:13 am #

      Hey! :) Great question. 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.

  10. Liane 10.4.2014 at 7:44 am #

    My 3 and 5 year old boys loved this smoothie. We added superhero seeds (what they call chia seeds) to make it that much better. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Funny because apart from the banana, they would never eat the other ingredients but love them blended together.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.6.2014 at 6:11 am #


  11. Dawn 10.2.2014 at 3:14 pm #

    I’m allergic to coconut, what would be a better sub . for coconut milk.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.3.2014 at 9:01 am #

      Hey Dawn,

      Rice, hemp or almond milks are great choices. :)

  12. Kathy 10.2.2014 at 10:25 am #

    Hello I can’t have a lot of fruits such as mango, melons, berries, etc. I been using apples, kale, spinach, water and honey. Will I be on the right track with those ingredients? Thank You for your help.


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