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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775 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. lavita 1.26.2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Can you use frozen veggies(spinach) ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.27.2015 at 6:12 am #

      Hey Lavita.

      Yes, you can. We prefer to use fresh leafy greens and frozen fruits, but feel free to blend was easiest for you. :)

  2. Martin 1.25.2015 at 1:14 am #

    I’m made my first one today and I think I’m obsessed :D
    It’s so awesome… I’m definitely trying more of these!

    p.s.: This website is great!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.27.2015 at 5:21 pm #

      Thanks for blendin’ with us!

  3. Nadine 1.23.2015 at 3:41 pm #

    Hi I want to try this smoothie but I’m allergic to pineapple what can I use as a great substitute?

    • beastie 1.24.2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Nadine, I’m guessing pineapple adds acidity to the mix, so I’d say go with kiwis, they’re green as well! :D

  4. Mara 1.23.2015 at 9:00 am #

    This was a fantastic smoothie! Both my 3 year old and 20 month old loved it. I also added some non fat Greek yogurt and chia seeds

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.27.2015 at 5:22 pm #

      CHEERS!

  5. Janelle 1.19.2015 at 4:52 pm #

    Made my first green smoothie… Yum yum. Was a Lil nervous but it was wonderful. Something I can stick with for sure. A couple questions…how tightly is tightly packed? And is it supposed to be so frothy?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.27.2015 at 5:22 pm #

      Hey Janelle.

      It should be creamy, especially with two bananas. Were any of your ingredients frozen? If not, that helps. :)

      We think the more the merrier with greens. :)

  6. Miri 1.19.2015 at 11:29 am #

    I made this but substituted some of the ingredients because I have hypothyrodism and so I can’t eat spinach. I did 1 apple, 1 banana, handful of lettuce, handful of blueberries and raspberries. Turned out tasty! (:

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:39 pm #

      Ooh sounds great, Miri!! :)

  7. Debra 1.19.2015 at 8:48 am #

    Awesome! I already make this smoothie, but add kale in it as well. :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:39 pm #

      Awesome, Debra! I heart kale!! :)

  8. Sally 1.18.2015 at 6:07 pm #

    I made my first green smoothie today I would have liked it if was thicker

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:38 pm #

      Oh no worries, Sally! Definitely check out our recipes page :: simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes and find one you like. Or try adding a tad less liquid and see if that makes things a little thicker. :)

  9. Laureen 1.16.2015 at 10:08 pm #

    This sounds delicious! I will definitely try this. Thank you for the recipe and the challenge!

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:38 pm #

      Absolutely, Laureen! And so happy you’re here!! :)

  10. Courtney 1.16.2015 at 8:38 am #

    Instead of water, can I use silk almond milk?

  11. Courtney 1.16.2015 at 8:37 am #

    Instead of water can you use silk almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Yes Courtney! Feel free to use any liquid of your choice!! :)

  12. Brandy 1.16.2015 at 7:15 am #

    Im going to try this for 30 day and see how this works and exactly on February 16,2015 I’ll get back to you

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Woohoo! Keep us posted, Brandi! :)

  13. Laurie 1.15.2015 at 10:17 am #

    Wondering if I could get week one, I am just starting out! Thanks so much

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