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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1,151 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Brenda 8.15.2016 at 9:56 am #

    I stumbled upon green smoothies last week and signed up for your emails. Saturday morning I went shopping for ingredients — my parents had bought me a Black&Decker blender 4 or 5 years ago the last time I wanted to make smoothies. I made the ‘Beginner’s Luck’ smoothie Saturday night to share with a friend, and now here we are today and I find myself craving the same smoothie at lunch time! Sometime soon, I need to learn how to freeze my own mangoes and pineapples.

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.15.2016 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Brenda,

      Wohoo!! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us!! Looking to freeze your own fruit? Rawk on! We suggest laying your cut fruit in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once frozen store your fruit in a ziploc or freezer safe container. Freezing your produce this way will prevent everything from freezing together.

      Have you ever thought about freezing your leafy greens? Learn more here…

  2. Gary 8.13.2016 at 11:56 am #

    I’ve been thinking about doing green smoothies for a while. I signed up for the next 30 day challenge. The Beginners Luck looks good. Going to go get a blender and get my feet wet before the challenge starts.

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.15.2016 at 7:53 am #

      Hi Gary,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us. Reach out with any questions!

  3. Fransrose 7.8.2016 at 12:15 pm #

    Hi just found this have signed up for your chanlege as a very low iron person anemic in fact just finished my 2 iron infusions
    Hubby been making spinach smoothies for me the last 2 weeks
    Am going to try yours but use pineapple as no mango yet

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.9.2016 at 7:45 am #

      Hi Fransrose,

      Thanks so much for reaching out! We’re so happy to have you as part of our community :). Always feel free to tweak our recipes to use what you have on hand! It’s all about making it work for you.

      Take care :).

  4. Ruth Smith 7.5.2016 at 7:57 am #

    Found your website after a quick green google search. Even with determination for healthy living there was a month of procrastination until I took the plunge today. Only made half the quantity of the beginners luck – so I didn’t waste it if I didn’t like it. Presented the glass of green to husband who dutifully drank and …………. yeah, green smoothies win!!! Thanks for your great website which encouraged me to go for it!

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.5.2016 at 3:43 pm #

      Hi Ruth!

      Thank you so much for reaching out + for your kind words! So happy to have you as part of our community, and love hearing that your husband is a fan, too! Thanks so much for blendin’ with us, and can’t wait to hear what you think of all the other recipes :).

  5. Kris 7.1.2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi… Just found your website and excited to get started. However, I have read you must be careful with combing fruits and veggies together. Is this true? thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.2.2016 at 1:21 pm #

      Hi Kris!

      Thanks for reaching out! All the research we’ve done suggests that combining fruits + veggies together is completely fine (like a salad!). However, we always encourage our community members to do what they feel is best for them, personally :).


    • DANCERZ123 7.4.2016 at 7:26 pm #

      Kris, Possible you misunderstood? …. What I believe they meant: Be careful of the combinations you put together, as they can taste bitter or not go together well…. Example: Cantaloupe flavor is soooo strong, I cannot combine it with any other fruit or veggie …. Overpowering….. So a mono (one flavor) of this works best….and super healthy!

  6. Adriane 6.29.2016 at 1:59 pm #

    For the recipes how many servings does it make? I am wanting for two people so do I just double the amounts? Thanks in advance.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.29.2016 at 9:49 pm #

      Hi Adriane!

      Thanks for reaching out! Our recipes make two servings, so they will be perfect if you’re blendin’ for two people!

      Cheers :).

  7. Valerie 6.22.2016 at 9:28 pm #

    I’ve become interested in green smoothies because my doctor tells me I have a fatty liver and need to eat a lot less meat. However, I wonder if the smoothies can be beneficial to me because I’ve had a sleeve gastrectomy for weight loss and my stomach doesn’t hold very much, so I can’t drink much of a smoothie at one time. I’ve gained some weight again a few years since my surgery from eating too much of the wrong types of food. Another concern is that I take a water pill each day, along with potassium and other medications. Will the efficacy of these medications be affected by the green smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.23.2016 at 8:36 am #

      Hi Valerie!

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Welcome to our community!

      Since we are not health care professionals, we recommend speaking with your doctor to determine if green smoothies are a good choice for you at this time. Everybody is so different, and they will be better equipped to help you decide what is best for you, personally :).

  8. karri 6.11.2016 at 8:11 pm #

    so is this beginner luck -just like 10 day smoothie cleanse? I was just about ready to do???

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.13.2016 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi Karri!

      Thanks for reaching out! We personally don’t smoothies as part of a cleanse or restrictive diet :). We usually have one serving of green smoothie a day (2 cups or 16oz), but still consume regular meals. If you’d like, you can use your green smoothie as a meal replacement for up to two meals per day. Just be sure to add some healthy fat + protein! Here are some of our favorite combos :).

  9. Gary Sagiv 6.5.2016 at 12:53 am #

    As an extreme sportman (well at 51 I think that I am), after a 2 hour run, can I trow in 2 spoons of protein powder in my smoothie? BTW, great work you are doing, keep it up. Its making me younger!!

  10. Mary 5.5.2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Nice recipe. I love smoothie.

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.6.2016 at 6:53 am #

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for blendin’ with us + sharing your love for our Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie!


  11. Edina 5.2.2016 at 10:58 am #

    Thank you for this, you really made me happy. I made smoothies by myself before but I think with group it’ll be easier because I have a lot of questions to ask.
    Thanks once more, lots of love!

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.2.2016 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Edina,

      We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! Please reach out with any questions!

  12. Nikki 4.24.2016 at 7:13 pm #

    I have a ninja can I just throw all the ingredients in at once

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.25.2016 at 5:30 pm #

      Hi Nikki,

      Oh, KALE YEAH! We love rawkstar blenders that make enjoying green smoothies super simple + delicious!

  13. Georgina 4.21.2016 at 8:36 pm #

    I have recently discovered your website and have bought myself a fancy new blender! I’ve also bought all the ingredients for a few of your smoothies including this beginners green one!

    I was just wondering, since I am in the UK, we don’t measure using cups so what would be the equivalent? I often get confused trying to work out how much to use!

  14. Jill Massey 4.19.2016 at 1:15 am #

    I sooo hate greens and the thought of a green smoothie did nothing for me. But always one for a challenge forced myself to put a pack of spinach in my shopping basket this week. Took it out yesterday morning but chickened out for a berries smoothie. Took the plunge this morning……absolutely loved it, now looking forward to my afternoon slump for the second serving. Thanks :0

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.19.2016 at 6:56 am #

      Hi Jill,

      Wohoo!! Cheers to being adventurous + trying new things!!

      Keep us updated on your green smoothie journey!

  15. Paul 4.3.2016 at 10:20 am #

    I usually put in about an inch of ginger, good for the digestion I’m told, is that something you would agree/recommend with your smoothies?


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