Essentials : Simple Green Smoothies must-haves

Some may call it an obsession, others may call it an addiction. 

Either way, we truly love green smoothies and have spent lots of time testing and trying various products to share with you. We always get excited when we find something that helps make life a little easier— like the double walled to-go cups or paper straws that are eco-friendly AND adorable! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite products that rock our green smoothie world! Click any of the links below to be taken directly to Amazon or the seller directly (we get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase).

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Vitamix Blender


Get ready for the creamiest green smoothie ever! Our entire team has a Vitamix blender and you can DIY pretty much anything with this high-powered machine (green smoothies, hummus, nut milks, oh my!). Plus, easy clean up and an awesome 5+year warranty.

$300+ | Buy it here

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Blendtec


This is the perfect high-powered blender for green smoothies and Jadah’s favorite blender. Simply put your leafy greens, fruits/veggies, and liquid into the pitcher, press the “smoothie” button, and finish making the kids lunches for school as this machine does all the work for you!

$280+ | Buy it here

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Nutri Bullet


Need a more affordable blender option? The NutriBullet is power-packed, compact, and easy to clean. This machine is especially great if you’re looking to make individual green smoothies, instead of feeding the masses. It’s also a great choice for traveling since it’s light-weight.

$80 | Buy it here 

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Ninja


Ninja’s design is similar to Blendtec and Vitamix with it’s wide base and large pitcher. It is less powerful, but has extra blades to help make your green smoothies creamy at an affordable price.

$120 | Buy it here

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Vitamix Single Serve


5-year warranty. Looking for a high-powered, single-serving blender? THIS is the one! It’s everything you love about Vitamix blenders made compact (5-year warranty, powerful motor, variable speed, quality).

$350+ | Buy it here

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Oster Counterforms


This blender is super affordable and reliable. It does a good job blending green smoothies, and shouldn’t burn out as quick as other blenders in this price range. The glass pitcher is a nice touch, too!

$60 | Buy it here

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Daisy Lids


These lids add some instant pizazz to your green smoothie lifestyle! Note: These lids are more for looks than their ability to prevent spills.

$7 | Buy it here

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Cuppow Lids


These reusable BPA and phthalate-free lids come in wide mouth and regular sizes. The opening is similar to “to-go” coffee cups, yet fits a straw.

$17 | Buy it here

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Mason Bar Company Lids


The Mason Bar Company has a great mission with great products. They specialize in colorful reusable lids for mason jars.

$8 | Buy it here 

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EcoJarz Lids


This reusable, stainless-steel lid gives you a hole for your straw and fits any standard-mouth canning jar.

$10 | Buy it here

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Mason Jar | Pint-sized


We are in love with mason jars! They are strong, reusable, multi-functional, and super cute. Our favorites for green smoothies are Ball pint size wide-mouth jars. The wide mouth makes them super easy to clean.

$9 | Buy it here  

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Mason Jar | Half Pint-sized


Perfect size for small hands. Our kids love these! Great way to store your pre-made green smoothie in the fridge for a quick grab and go snack. Find regular-mouth pint-size here.

$15 | Buy it here

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Wood Cutting Board


With the green smoothie lifestyle, daily fruit chopping is essential. We love using bamboo wood as an eco-friendly option. Super easy to keep clean, too. 

$15 | Buy it here

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Mason Jar Storage Caps


We love to use these BPA-free lids to keep our green smoothies fresh in the fridge. It helps prevent oxidation, and makes it super easy to give your overnight smoothie a good shake.

$8 | Buy it here

 

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Berkey Water Filter


This counter-top water purifier creates some amazing water from not-so-amazing tap water. Bonus: there’s a fluoride filter attachment that’s easy to install..

$289 | Buy it here

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Paper Straws


When you’re taking your green smoothie to-go or having a large get-together, we recommend using paper straws. They are cute (definitely photo-worthy) and can be thrown in the compost bin once slurped down.

$5 | Buy it here 

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Metal Straws


Save the planet and skip the plastic. These are a perfect earth-friendly way to sip on your daily green smoothies and any drink, really.

$10 | Buy it here 

 

The Recipe Book


Trust us… you’ll want this book to help you make a variety of tasty green smoothies, learn our smoothie hacks and how we make the habit really stick.

$15 | Buy it here 

 

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Flax Seeds


Flax seeds are a great source of omega fatty acids and fiber. They have a nutty flavor which is a nice addition to green smoothies.

$13 | Buy it here

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Coconut Oil


Coconut oil rawks our world! We love using it in our green smoothie recipes to add a nice burst of energy and healthy fats. We also use it for cooking, baking, in Jen’s homemade deodorant, toothpaste and as a lotion.

$12 | Buy it here

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Hemp Hearts


A powerhouse of protein and fiber, we love adding this superfood to our green smoothies. It adds a lovely nutty flavor and crunch.

$9 | Buy it here

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Hemp Protein Powder


We like to add this plant-based protein powder to our green smoothies, especially when we’re working out more often or feel like our bodies need that extra kick of protein.

$30 | Buy it here 

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Cacao Powder


When we’re looking for a sweet treat, we like to add a little cacao boost for a yummy source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron and fiber.

$6 | Buy it here 

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Chia Seeds


Chia seeds are one of our top superfoods. We use them every day thanks to their amazing health benefits. You can even use these bad boys as an egg replacement when cooking. Amazing!

$12 | Buy it here

 


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520 Responses to “Essentials : Simple Green Smoothies must-haves”

  1. Joyce Armstrong 6.20.2016 at 11:05 am #

    I also wanted to say, that I wanted to stay out with an inexpensive blender (what if I hated them and spent a fortune).
    I couldn’t believe I found a Ninja Master Prep for $34.00 or $35.00!
    I didn’t even realize it has a pitcher with pouring spout. Another small container. Both have their own 2 blades. Both have a storage lid. And the motor goes on top. Which I though was really dumb at first, but it’s great and so easy.
    I love it, though I’m still learning how much mixing different things need. But so far, it’s mixed everything I’ve thrown in it, and I use a lot of frozen fruits and spinach.
    If it’s ok to mention this blender it really might help someone starting out. If u’d rather not mention it, that’s ok too.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.21.2016 at 8:48 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Joyce! We always love hearing blender-feedback from our community members :).

      Cheers!

  2. Joyce Armstrong 6.20.2016 at 10:56 am #

    I’m fairly new to smoothies. But I love some that I’ve tried. I am also trying to eat clean and lose weight. Do u tell us the nutritional value and calories for each recipe? Do u suggest substitutions that will give u the same benefit? I have a problem with constipation since I had chemo and radiation. So there r days I don’t want to eat nuts and bananas. Do any of the seeds cause constipation also?
    Thanks for any answer u can give. I realize I asked u a few questions.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.21.2016 at 8:56 am #

      Hi Joyce!

      Thank you so much for reaching out! At this time, we do not include the nutrient content with our smoothies. We want to encourage our community members to focus on fueling themselves with whole, nutrient-rich foods and listening to their bodies as opposed to tracking numbers :).

      In regards to constipation, be sure you’re drinking lots of water, especially if you’re new to green smoothies! We also recommend sticking with one serving per day (2 cups or 16oz) to start. Green smoothies are high in fiber (thanks to all the fruit + leafy greens!), so if you’re not used to eating or drinking a lot of fiber, it can take your body a little time to adjust. Keep in mind that many green smoothie additions (such as chia seeds, oats, and hemp hearts) have high fiber contents, as well.

      Here is link to our Rawkstar substitution guide that may be helpful, if you need to switch up your ingredients :). http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

      And, of course, since we are not health care professionals, we always recommend that our community members with any medical conditions speak with their doctor to determine if green smoothies are a good choice for them at this time. Everybody is so different :).

  3. Abigail 6.11.2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Thanks for the great ideas. I’m a vegetarian (for more than 35 years) and get tired of salads. Had a green smoothie for supper and it was delish! Much better for a hot 100 degree evening like tonight. I envision a summer full of these.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.13.2016 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Abigail!

      Thanks for reaching out + for your kind words! I’m totally with you on enjoying green smoothies for supper during the summer months :). Anything to avoid turning on the oven!

      Thanks for being a part of our community! Cheers :).

  4. Heather Wainwright 6.3.2016 at 8:53 am #

    I just joined the Fresh Start 21-day Cleanse, and in one of the downloadable books, you highlight nice-to-have kitchen gadgets, which you said could be purchased here (I think). I’m looking for the featured spiralizer, but I don’t see it above. Will you please direct me to the appropriate link?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.3.2016 at 12:33 pm #

      Hi Heather,

      We’re so excited to have you join our Fresh Start 21 Cleanse! Looking for a new spiralizer? Check out one of our favorites + more kitchen tools on our Kitchen Essentials page here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/kitchen-essentials

  5. Susan 4.8.2016 at 8:19 pm #

    Question… I know its all about the greens, but I tend to share my smoothies with someone on a blood thinner, Vitamin K is bad for her. Can you recommend other “vegetables” to use instead of leafy greens?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.11.2016 at 8:33 am #

      Hi Susan,

      Thanks for reaching out! We’re green smoothie lovin’ rawkstars all right, but we’re not doctors or nutritionists. We suggest any member of our community talk with their doctor about any health concerns— I’m sure they can help decide what options are best! Cheers to health + happiness!

  6. Wendula 4.8.2016 at 8:58 am #

    Hallo, I discovered your web maybe 1-2 yeas ago, when I started with smoothies..but green? spinach? kale? it was really big discovery for me 🙂 Now I attend 30 days challenge and it’s super..thank you very much..I still enjoy it..But for me it’s not only about healthy style..but also about English lessons..because I’m from Czech republic, and I improve – using your site – my English. Thanks!
    With best wishes..from Europe..wendula 🙂
    and I’m sorry for my English.

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.8.2016 at 9:19 am #

      Hi Wendula,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! And love that our site can help you reach your health + language goals!

      Cheers!

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