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.

$280+ | 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.

$100 | 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.

$130 | 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).

$400 | 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.

$8 | 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.

$12 | 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.

$22 | 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.

$17 | 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.  

$18 | 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.

$7 | Buy it here

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Straw Brush


Trust us… you’ll want a straw brush if you end up buying reusable straws.

$7 | 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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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.

$9 | 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.

$13 | 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. 

$8 | Buy it here 





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

  1. Pam 1.19.2015 at 5:44 am #

    I have joined the program and have received weeks 3 and 4 – can you send me weeks 1 and 2? Thank you!

  2. joanne 1.18.2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Cant tell you how happy I am to have found this site! I just signed up :) Have my new Nutri-Ninja blender ready to go. My goal is to shed belly fat, gain back lost energy and sleep better! Please tell me what to start blending.

  3. Bonni 1.17.2015 at 5:57 pm #

    Hi,
    I just joined and received the email for starting up on week #4. Is there any way I can please be emailed week #1, 2, & 3? I’m so excited to have found this website and group! Thank you!

  4. Christie 1.16.2015 at 7:34 am #

    I am new to this site… and to joining the challenge…
    Sunday will be my day 1… :-)
    I have tried green smoothies before just as a drink and all, but this time i am definately motivated to begin this challenge as well as adding in exercise…
    Definately need to shed a few pounds before my bday in June…
    That is my goal and I am claiming it already that it will happen…
    reading everyone’s comments/posts on this site is great motivation too!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:11 pm #

      Woohoo! Welcome, Christie! So excited to have you here!! We are definitely rawkin’ out with you for the 30 days so be sure to let us know when you cross the finish line so we can celebrate with you!! :)

  5. BigBrian 1.14.2015 at 2:54 pm #

    i got some chia and acia powder and coconut oil and im starting this juice thing lol im 6’5″ and 360 lbs yup big guy gotta lose half of me i hope this will help

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.14.2015 at 7:26 pm #

      Welcome & thanks for blendin’ with us! We are cheering you on!

  6. BigBrian 1.14.2015 at 2:51 pm #

    ok so i just got a juicer big mouth Hamilton beach so i just started this today can i have week 1and2 shop list thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.14.2015 at 7:26 pm #

      Hi Brian.

      Thanks for letting us know. I have resent Week 1 + 2 to your inbox.

  7. Kenya Lewis 1.9.2015 at 1:56 pm #

    Is there alternatives for mango, cocnut water and almond milk?

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.9.2015 at 8:29 pm #

      Totally, Kenya!

      Pineapple, plain water or rice/oat milk. But any of these can be subbed with what you can have/what you like. :) Hope that helps!!

  8. Beth 1.7.2015 at 11:36 am #

    I am SO excited about the FreshStart21 I just ordered and downloaded!! I love how the meal plan is all ready for me and the shopping lists by week for a single person so I am not buying more than I need. Can’t wait to go shopping this weekend and start Monday! Thanks so much.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.8.2015 at 6:01 pm #

      Awe! Thanks so much! Glad you are loving your FRESH START GUIDE! Cheers to you!

  9. Gail 1.5.2015 at 5:28 pm #

    Hi Fit Ladies,

    I am new to this group and I am looking forward to the green smoothie recipes. Healthy eating plan for the New Year.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.8.2015 at 6:00 pm #

      Cheers!

  10. Bertha 1.2.2015 at 4:05 pm #

    Just wondering if the 30 day challenge using all the ingreditents are ok for individuals with diabetes. Wondering if not too much sugar.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.2.2015 at 8:01 pm #

      Hi Bertha.

      Thanks for reaching out to us. Since we are not doctors or nutritionists, we suggest that any member of community with health questions to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm that green smoothies are best.

  11. Catherine 12.29.2014 at 2:30 pm #

    Do you guys have any opinion on the Optimum 9400?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.29.2014 at 6:53 pm #

      We don’t have the Optimum 9400 in the USA. So, personally I haven’t blended with it before. I have heard a lot of people in our community talk about it, but I can’t speak to how well it does. Sorry. :) Are you located in the USA?

    • Sheena 1.2.2015 at 3:26 am #

      I have an Optimum 9400. I live in Melbourne , Australia. It is a very powerful blender, I think it would be on a par with the Vitamix. But it is an AUSSIE machine!! I recommend it, I love mine.

      Sheena in Melbourne

      • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 1.2.2015 at 9:24 am #

        Love it! Thanks, Sheena!

  12. Sabrina 12.11.2014 at 9:30 am #

    Hello Fit Ladies!
    I am very concerned about my weight and I have high blood pressure at the young age of 27. Needless to say, I wanted to try a different approach to get a firm handle on my health. I have never been a fan of eating greens, so I thought why not try a different approach and drink my greens! Which is why I decided to join this simple green smoothie journey. Love the different recipes you display on your website but I am a picky eater so I’ve only tried one recipe so far which is beginner’s luck, LOVE IT. However I am looking to replace a meal with my smoothies, any suggestions? So far, the smoothies I make are not fulling. Also, I’ve been drinking green smoothies for only two days and I am constantly doing the #2, is that common? Does these green smoothies act like a cleanse? Because it surely feels that way.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.12.2014 at 7:08 am #

      Hi Sabrina.

      Thanks for the comment. What’s great about green smoothies is they are packed with leafy greens and fruits, which means they’re high in fiber and will help move things a long in your body. You have to also watch what you’re putting in your body too. Drink lots of water, avoid processed and fried foods, and always check with your doctor if you need medical advice. Everybody is so different. If you want to replace a meal, don’t forget to add protein to your green smoothies. Here is a link to our favorites. http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  13. Carly 11.25.2014 at 8:38 am #

    hello ladies!
    i love all your stuff! have you ever wanted to add a great tasting plant based: organic, raw, vegan, no soy, no gluten, no whey, no sugar protein powder to your drinks and products??!! i would love to send you a sample and see what you think. i’m sure you have heard of the ‘greensmoothiegirl’ she is a lot like you two! she has recently created her own line of products for smoothies and they are the most pure out there! even her flax seed is sprouted to keep it retain all its nutrients. i would love to send you more info. please let me know if you are interested.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.25.2014 at 5:43 pm #

      Hi Carly.

      Thanks for reaching out to Simple Green Smoothies + for sharing the product information with us. Personally, we prefer to stay away from Maca products, due to their natural side affect. We like products that we personally used for a long time and feel confident in sharing with our community.

      Best wishes.

  14. Jabulisiwe 11.25.2014 at 1:43 am #

    Today is my second day of drinking green smoothy. It started in avery funny way i bought brocoli and it was standing in the fridge because my daughter does not like to cook vegies. I decided to take it with me to work. I cutt it into fine piecies cucumber apple and a pear it so divine. My coleuges want it each time i make it as my breakfast and i am feeling great. That is the reason why i google to have more information. I am so excited. My aim is to shed away weight. Thank you so much.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.25.2014 at 7:15 am #

      Thanks for joining us, Jabulisiwe!

  15. Lidianys rodriguez 11.12.2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I have a omega juicer. Can I use it to make the smoothies.

  16. Emma 11.12.2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Hi there! I was just wondering if you NEED to have a nutribullet, or vitamix. I have a regular stick blender that I’ve tried, and not too bad. Still a few little chunks, but I was wondering if this will suffice.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 11.13.2014 at 5:04 am #

      Hey Emma.

      Thanks for the question. You are more than welcome to blend with a stick blender. Jen: For the past few years I have been using a Warner blender that I got for my wedding 8 years ago. It was a $70 blender that worked okay. It turned my produce into a smoothie, yet it left chunks of spinach and was very loud. It finally died and I immediately went online and bought a refurbished Vitamix 5200 for $259. It came within a week and blends like a beast — no spinach leaf is left unblended when this bad boy is done. It’s insane.

      Jadah: I first started with my Magic Bullet (until I burned the motor out). Then I borrowed my in-laws Thermomix until I could get my hands on a high-speed blender. The Blendtec blender is my baby now. I just love the Blendtec’s sleek design, and the 94oz BPA-free jug is awesome when you are making big batches for your family or prepping for a detox cleanse.

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