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.

1,176 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Nfite Ben Prince 10.15.2016 at 5:37 am #

    Thanks for absorbing me in the green community I have been craving for. Am asking what I can do if more than one ingredients are not on our local markets. Things like pomegranates, berries,protein powders, coconut food products,nuts, seeds rarely appear and others can never be seen while those seen are never fresh except locally grown.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:49 am #

      Hi Nfite,

      Thanks for blendin’ with us! Having trouble finding ingredients near you? No worries! Swap in ingredients that are available and that you love! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T.

      Need inspiration? Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide here…

  2. Sonya Rolle 10.10.2016 at 9:45 am #

    Best smoothie ever! I can’t believe it tastes this good. If all the smoothies tastes this good, I can definitely drink a smoothie every day for life. Looking for more to come on the 10 day challenge and beyond.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:48 am #

      Hi Sonya,

      YAY! Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing the green smoothie love!

      PS. We’d love to share your post in our marketing. Comment
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  3. Cindy 10.3.2016 at 1:51 am #

    I am a cancer survivor. My body has been ravaged with all the nasty chemo. My motivation is to drink a green smoothie every day to try and get healthy again. Is there any recorded data showing how a green smoothie might fix a chemo ravaged body?

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.3.2016 at 6:34 am #

      Hi Cindy,

      Cheers to kicking cancer to the curb!! While we don’t have any specific data on the benefits of green smoothies on chemo recovery, we believe your body always benefits from from fueling it correctly with fresh fruits, veggies, + leafy greens. As always, it’s important to check with your physician and ensure the ingredients in our recipes are the right choice for you + your body!

  4. Bailey 10.1.2016 at 9:14 pm #

    In addition to yogurt, can I add chai seeds to my smoothies

  5. Treana 9.29.2016 at 9:33 am #

    Are the smoothies a meal replacement?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.29.2016 at 7:18 pm #

      HI Treana,

      Our goal for you is to add one 16 oz green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet. You can definitely enjoy your green smoothie as a meal replacement too. When using your green smoothie as a meal replacement we suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

  6. Monique 9.26.2016 at 10:05 pm #

    Hi, I have a Thermomix, which means the quantities normally need to be adjusted. With the recipes you provide, do I still have to adjust quantities, or are they set for a blender (rather than a juicer)?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.27.2016 at 7:24 am #

      Hi Monique,

      We’re all about blending here at Simple Green Smoothies! You reap the benefits of the entire fruit, no fiber loss! So you should be all set + ready to blend!

      If you’re blending outside of the US, you may want to check out our Rawkstar Conversion Guide…

      Cheers 🙂

  7. Naju 9.25.2016 at 2:31 pm #

    What will happen if I add yoghurt to the drink?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.26.2016 at 9:21 am #

      Hi Naju,

      You can definitely add yogurt to your green smoothie! Non-fat Greek yogurt is a great option when looking to add protein to your favorite recipes.


  8. Noor 9.22.2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Can u plz tell me how much weight will I lose in the 30 day challenge if I do it right?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.22.2016 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Noor,

      Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately everyone’s body is different, and therefore will react differently to adding green smoothies to their diet. While weight loss is not the #1 goal of our 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge it can be a happy accident. Our #1 goal is for you to fuel your body with fresh fruits + leafy greens. You’ll be amazed how adding this one simple habit can change the way you fuel your body, leading to life long changes in your health and wellness, and possibly your waist line.

      Check out Jadah’s story about green smoothies and reaching her weight loss goals here…

  9. Melinda 9.19.2016 at 2:15 pm #

    how many calories are in the beginner’s luck green smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.20.2016 at 5:32 pm #

      Hi Melinda,

      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.

  10. Ann 9.15.2016 at 9:21 pm #

    So happy you guys are out there in proofing healthy eating habits!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.16.2016 at 7:13 am #

      Thanks for blendin’ with us, Ann!

  11. Carol 9.6.2016 at 9:11 am #

    We are on day 2 of our green smoothie journey…I made this one on the first day and husband loved it. I was a little iffy on consistency which got better as I drank it and could be due to sub-par blending skills, but I loved the taste and it kept husband full until lunch. I do my best to eat healthy and I do not have weight issues, but I frequently crave Cokes and bad carbs in my mid-afternoon slump. I was super happy and surprised to find myself craving another one of these that afternoon instead of the usual junk. Hooray!

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