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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846 Responses to “Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie”

  1. Joann 3.24.2015 at 7:57 am #

    used Coconut -Amond milk .We are hooked

    • Erika 3.25.2015 at 9:03 pm #

      Heck yes! My favorite! I couldn’t decide which one and then BAM there it was :)

      • SGS Rawkstar 3.26.2015 at 6:17 am #

        Hi Erika,

        This is one of our favorites as well! Cheers!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.26.2015 at 6:16 am #

      Yum!

  2. Joann 3.24.2015 at 7:47 am #

    My husband was skeptical but I added Coconut-Almond Milk,Its a winner

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.24.2015 at 2:59 pm #

      Joann,

      Adding coconut-almond milk sounds delicious! It took a little convincing, but my husband loves the green smoothie life now too!

  3. MELINDA 3.22.2015 at 10:13 am #

    FIRST TIME TRYING THIS I WAS SKEPTICAL ON THE COLOR, BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD. I ADDED FROZEN PEAS, STRAWBERRIES, BANANA, ORANGE, AND JUICE FROM A LEMON INSTEAD OF THE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 7:03 am #

      Melinda,

      We are so happy to have you blendin’ with us, and so happy to hear you enjoyed your first smoothie with us! Please let us know if you have any questions along the way!

  4. rebecca 3.22.2015 at 8:36 am #

    I try the smoothie with kale and water orange pineapple, blueberries with flaxseeds it was very good thank you so much

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 7:02 am #

      Hi Rebecca,
      Sounds delicious! Thank you so much for blendin’ with us! Cheers!

  5. Will 3.20.2015 at 8:16 am #

    So I mixed some mint and sour apple into this and it tastes really good. Thanks for the recipe Rawkstars :D

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 7:00 am #

      Hi Will,

      Yum! Thank you so much for sharing, adding mint and sour apple sounds delicious! :)

  6. Winnie Dalisay 3.19.2015 at 9:21 am #

    Hi! I love veggies and fruits!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2015 at 6:58 am #

      We do it! Cheers :)

  7. Lisa 3.17.2015 at 9:05 am #

    how can i find out the calories for the Beginner’s Luck Green smoothie

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.18.2015 at 1:24 pm #

      Hey Lisa, 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.

  8. Heather 3.17.2015 at 5:37 am #

    Is it recommended to start your day with the smoothie or can it replace another meal and is it okay to have healthy snacks if needed before lunch?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.18.2015 at 1:23 pm #

      Hey Heather! Thanks for blending with us! This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals during this challenge. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie. Any time of the day is a great time for smoothies, :)!

      • Ashley 3.19.2015 at 7:26 am #

        I just signed up for the March 30 day challenge. My goal is to replace my lunch with a smoothie. I see the note to add a protein, if I added milk, would that just replace the water? And likewise, if I add a protein powder, I still would need water, correct?

        -Ashley

      • SGS Rawkstar 3.19.2015 at 8:22 am #

        Hi Ashley,

        Great question! We’ve talked with a lot of nutritionists and milk isn’t all that it’s been hyped up to be. Dairy is one of the highest diet allergies (and often goes undiagnosed), yet can cause inflammation. And if you aren’t buying organic milk, you’re also getting doses of antibiotics, hormones, etc that can tip your own body out of whack. So we just avoid milk for our family (and opt for almond milk). We get our calcium from plant-based sources mainly— broccoli, spinach and kale.

        It’s definitely a personal choice, and you just have to decide what works best for you and your family.

        Here are a few protein and liquid suggestions that we enjoy…

        http://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

        http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

        Cheers :)

  9. monique 3.16.2015 at 7:56 am #

    I’m in serious need of losing 45 to 50 pounds how can I do this? I am overweight and can’t go to the beach unless I cover up from neck to feet , I am embarrassed of my weight. please give me some great ideas and tips.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.17.2015 at 4:57 am #

      Hey Monique,

      Thanks for reaching out. You are beautiful no matter the number on the scale. Our co-founder Jadah lost 20+ lbs by drink 1 green smoothie a day (16oz) + her normal lunch and dinner. Results may vary, depending on how active you are. But the leafy greens and fresh fruit are awesome fuel for your body.

  10. matiyha 3.14.2015 at 11:42 am #

    I amt trying to loose 15 pounds an not a fan of mango or bannas can i use something else ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.15.2015 at 5:32 pm #

      Yes, feel free to sub in peaches for mangos and dates or avocados for bananas. :)

  11. Renee 3.12.2015 at 5:33 pm #

    This one is one of our favs! :)

  12. Wendy 3.12.2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Hi, I just had my first green smoothie for lunch today (the recipe for the meal replacement smoothie with almond butter and oats), and while it was delicious, I was still hungry when I was done — I mean, not just looking for something else to eat — physically hungry! I eat healthy in general, ie. had steel cut oats/quinoa/fruit for breakfast, so I am very perplexed as to why this is not satisfying me. Is this normal in the beginning?

  13. Amanda 3.10.2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Is kale an acceptable subsitute where your recepies call for spinach? I’m allergic to spinach.

  14. Mumsie 3.8.2015 at 6:41 pm #

    Boy that sure sounds good but my glucose would be sky high with all of that fruit content, no protein or fat. You need to include a source of healthy fat in the recipe to bring out more micro-nutrients in the greens.

  15. Joy 3.7.2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Hi there, just started today with the beginner’s luck smoothie, I use the baby spinach is that all right or should I have used just the orginal spinach? Joy.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.9.2015 at 2:53 pm #

      Baby spinach is great! :)

  16. Angela 3.7.2015 at 8:56 am #

    Hi I started drinking on Monday I noticed u drink one a day I’ve been drinking 2 a day is that too much to start off with? I’m also eating small snacks like oranges, string cheese, any fruit or veggies in between the smoothies so i’m not hungry seems to be working. Just wanted to know if i’m doing it right?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.9.2015 at 2:52 pm #

      Hey Angela,

      Thanks for reaching out. I would suggest starting small, because the fiber can shock your system if you aren’t use to a lot. :) 1 cup in your 16 oz would be great. :)

  17. Kim Schoenfeldt 3.4.2015 at 8:36 am #

    Hi there! I’m really excited to do this challenge!!!! I love veggies and need to lose like 40 lbs. Is there a diet plan I can follow with this smoothie challenge?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.5.2015 at 5:44 am #

      Hey Kim.

      Thanks for reaching out. :) Our co-founder Jadah lost 20+ lbs by drink 1 green smoothie a day (16oz) + her normal lunch and dinner. Results may vary, depending on how active you are. But the leafy greens and fresh fruit are awesome fuel for your body.

  18. Vanessa 3.2.2015 at 6:20 am #

    Hey, Could you add almond milk to this recipe instead of water and it still taste good?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 3.2.2015 at 10:47 am #

      I prefer coconut milk or coconut water with these ingredients. Always worth a try. :)

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