Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Beginner's-Luck

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

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

 

Directions
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.

 

Tips
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.

 

 

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1,093 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Cristina 1.25.2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Hi there

    Just by the first recipe alone, i feel there is a heck of a lot of fruit/sugar? I thought it would be more vegie dense than fruit? Isnt the point to get more vegies in? More green?

  2. Tonima 1.20.2016 at 7:01 pm #

    Hi Rawkstars,
    I’ve just started your 30 days green smoothie challenge and you know what I tagged in my husband too….we are loving it. This is our first ever green smoothie tryout!!
    Now I’ve a quick question….in every week you’ve given us 3 delicious recipes……do we repeat it or just those 3 days enough?
    Thanks in advance….hugs
    Love being Rawkstars here :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.21.2016 at 11:27 am #

      Hi Tonima,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you and your husband blending with us! We shared three recipes with you for Week 1 because we kicked off our January challenge on a Friday. The three recipes were meant to help get you through the weekend and to start Week 2 with us on Monday. The rest of the weeks you should have five recipes per week! We use the weekends as “freestyle” days to finish up any remaining ingredients or re-blend your favorite recipes from the week.

      Hope this helps! Reach out with any questions!

  3. Candace 1.15.2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Great recipes. But quick question. Have you ladies used Matcha Powder in any of your smoothies before?

  4. Cara 1.13.2016 at 5:29 pm #

    Hi, I was wondering if you are using the smoothies as a meal replacement or in addition? And your recipes are 2 servings, silly question but are the recipes for two people or one?

    • Jill 1.13.2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Two servings = one serving for each of two people, or two servings for one person.

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.14.2016 at 7:05 am #

      Hi Cara,

      Thanks for reaching out! And thanks for some great questions! Our goal for you is to add one (16oz) green smoothie to your day in addition to your regular diet. If you’re interested, you can use your green smoothie as a meal replacement for up to two meals. We suggest adding protein + healthy fats to your green smoothie to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Check out some of our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

      Our recipes do make 2 servings, because we love sharing the green smoothie love! You can find a smoothie partner to blend with, or hold on to your second serving for later. You can either hold on to your second serving as a quick healthy snack option later in the day, or save it for the following day to take a day off blending. Your smoothie will keep in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to two days. Adding a little bit of lemon juice will help preserve their green goodness!

      Personally I love using one serving as a breakfast meal replacement, and then have the second serving on hand as a quick pick-me-up during that 3pm afternoon low.

      Hope this helps!

  5. Debbie ODell 1.13.2016 at 3:29 am #

    Hi,

    When I started making green smoothies in October, I was using a food processor, which worked great, but was cumbersome for making them prior to leaving for work. My friend gave me a ninja single serve blender for Christmas. It is so easy to use, but I am having trouble pairing down the recipes for the 16oz. blender cup. Can you give me a recipe for that? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.13.2016 at 4:47 am #

      Hi Debbie,

      YAY! Happy to hear you’re loving your Ninja Single Serve, we love blendin’ with personal sized blenders. When doing so we suggest simply halving our recipes, and adding a little additional liquid base to ensure everything blends smoothly. Here’s our Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie Recipe for 1…

      1 cup spinach
      1 cup water
      1/2 cup mango
      1/2 pineapple
      1 banana

      And remember, an extra splash of water may help everything blend smoothly!

      Hope this helps!

  6. Janice 1.12.2016 at 5:59 pm #

    What r the calories for a smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.13.2016 at 4:45 am #

      Hi Janice,

      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.

  7. Maia 1.9.2016 at 2:29 pm #

    Do you use chia seeds or Lin, cinnamon in your recipes and can I add a cup of ice to freeze a bit my smoothie??

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.11.2016 at 5:37 pm #

      Hi Maia,

      Great questions! We love blendin’ with chia and linseeds (flaxseeds), especially because they’re packed with protein + healthy fats to fuel your body! Cinnamon is also a great addition! We love the flavor kick, and the kick it adds to your metabolism.

      Looking to ensure your green smoothie is creamy + chilled to perfection? You can add ice, we prefer to blend with at least one frozen fruit.

      You might be interested in reading these web pages on chia + lin seeds…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-superfoods

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/love-chia-seeds

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