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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.




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470 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Lissette 4.15.2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Hiya ! Just started with this whole green smoothie challenge & im wondering is it ok to use the Thermomix to blend ?
    I dont own a Vitamix or any other blender unfortunately so im wondering if the big space thermomix offers to blend is alright for these green smoothies
    Or must I tightly pack it with ingredients ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.16.2014 at 9:11 am #

      You can absolutely use a Thermomix!

  2. Corinna 4.7.2014 at 8:43 pm #

    So I am a beginner and have a couple of questions =). I was wondering if it is ok to pre-make the smoothies for breakfast the night before? I ask because I have to wake up very early. Also for the beginner’s luck green smoothie is it alright to substitute mango for cantalope? I ask because at the moment I don’t have mango. Thank you! =)

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.8.2014 at 12:16 pm #

      You sure can blend them the night before! Keep them in a fridge in an airtight container. Substituting mango with cantaloupe would be fine, too!

  3. Christye 4.7.2014 at 10:10 am #

    Newbie here. so I have more of an aversion than an allergy to Avocados, Bananas, Mangoes, Kiwi AND Honey. So I am finding it difficult to locate recipies without at least one of these. LOL!! I am going to try a smoothie with Banana in it today and see if when the fruit is broken down by my ninja will also break down whatever I am allergic/sensitive to will not bother me. I also take medication that will not work if I eat or drink anything with citrus (Vitamin C) Does anyone have suggestions for things to use in place of these things.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.8.2014 at 12:13 pm #

      Hi Christye!
      Feel free to replace any fruit you allergic to with another fruit that you love!

  4. lynda 4.6.2014 at 11:13 pm #

    I love the smoothies i was skeptically at first about the spinach but you cannot even taste it and it is delicious..thanks

  5. Christine 4.1.2014 at 2:31 pm #

    I started your 30 day challenge today, I really like the Beginners Luck green smoothie, I read a few of the reviews and took the advise of one and let the fruit set out for a few minutes to thaw and it did very well, I love it!! I did my shopping and was able to get all the items needed and was very surprised to even find some frozen sweet dark cherries so I am totally excited. I do have one question though, how do you store the other half of the smoothie if you don’t drink it on the same day, is it safe to freeze it overnight or should it be sit in the fridge as is for the next days serving?

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.2.2014 at 10:20 am #

      Hi Christine!
      We usually keep it in the fridge for up to two days if we have leftovers :-)

  6. Jean 4.1.2014 at 9:52 am #

    Hi…what are your thoughts on frozen spinach and kale. I would buy organic…It is just so much easier as far as storage and I am getting into smoothies because I am so tired of buying veggies to cook in great recipes only to have them go bad before I get a chance too. Thanks for all you do by the way! Just bought the recipe cards as my high school senior does not like when I experiment too much!

  7. Karen 4.1.2014 at 3:59 am #

    I started your 30-day challenge this morning with this smoothie. It’s very thick, which I like. I made 1/2 of the recipe in my new Nutribullet. Thanks for the recipes.

    • SGS Rawkstar Dan 4.1.2014 at 6:05 am #

      It’s one of our favorite recipes!


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