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).



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



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


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 



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


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


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



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


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


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 


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


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  


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


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


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



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


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 


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 


Straw Brush

Trust us… you’ll want a straw brush if you end up buying reusable straws. Think of it like a pipe cleaner (remember those from first grade?). Just run them a few times through the straw, rinse, and you’re good to go.

$7 | Buy it here 





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


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


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


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 


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 


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


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

  1. Sachiko 11.19.2015 at 9:13 am #

    Thank you for the great information! I’m a physician practicing integrative/functional family medicine, and I myself have been drinking smoothies almost daily since summer, and your site has given me lots of good inspiration. I have had lots of health benefits myself, and am promoting green smoothies to my patients. However as it’s getting colder and fresh produce is less available/more expensive, a lot of my patients are less open to trying/continuing to drink smoothies. When it’s 20F outside (like a few days ago here in Maine), you don’t feel like drinking cold smoothies! Can you share any tips for budget-tight, less health-conscious people in the cold seasons? Thank you and keep up with the great work!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.19.2015 at 11:03 am #

      Hi Sachiko,

      YAY! We love hearing how your promoting health and wellness with your patience through green smoothies! We can definitely understand how healthy eating can become harder and more expensive as the temperature drops. Here are a few of our favorite tips for cost-conscious blending…

      -Make a shopping list: Making a weekly meal planning list that covers what you will eat on a daily basis will help you only buy what you need. Make sure to include snacks in your meal plan and shopping list, too.

      -Buy seasonal fruit and veggies: Purchasing produce is in season and is typically cheaper. And if you see a good deal on fresh fruits and veggies, purchase in bulk and freeze for future smoothies.

      -Buy out of season fruits frozen: Costco and Sam’s Club sell large bags of organic frozen fruit at good prices. If your freezer can accommodate bags in bulk, take advantage of making these purchases.

      -Buy from local fruit stands, farmer’s markets and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture): For the tastiest and most fresh organic produce, buy locally. Not only has the produce been grown and harvested close to home, but buying locally also helps our environment by eliminating the time and resources needed to deliver. Visit, to find your local farm, farmers markets, and other local food sources.

      -Follow the EWG’s Dirty Dozen: This list will help you know what is worth getting organic and what you can buy conventional.

  2. Logan 11.18.2015 at 11:56 am #

    I just joined and plan on trying the 30 day challenge in January. Although, I already try to incorpate green smoothies and other healhty smoothies into my daily routine. It’s a much easier, more fun and delicious way for me to get as many daily nutrients in as possible with out sacrficing taste. Looking forward to near future tips and healthy smoothie recipes to try!!!

    Happy Smoothie-ing!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.19.2015 at 10:59 am #

      Hi Logan,

      Thanks for joining us! We’re so excited to have you as part of our January 30-Day Challenge!

  3. Mary 11.9.2015 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi Jen & Jadah. I love this site and during the year or so I have been drinking green smoothies almost every day I am feeling so much better than before. I am steadily losing some of my overweight. Yesterday I ordered your new book from Amazon. One for me and two for friends. Can hardly wait for it to arrive. Thanks for all your efforts. Mary. Canada.

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.10.2015 at 7:12 am #

      Hi Mary,

      YAY! Thank you so much for all of your leafy love + all of your support! We love hearing how green smoothies are changing the way you feel, so thank you for taking the time to let us know! :)

  4. Tracey 11.6.2015 at 10:45 am #

    Wow what a great website. Packed with information, since I’ve started having a green smoothie for breakfast a haven’t fancied anything sweet and keeps me full for 5 hours, your recipes are great and I can’t wait to take.the 30 day challenge with you.

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.9.2015 at 11:59 am #

      Hi Tracey,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! We love hearing the positive effects adding green smoothies to your day have had on your health + wellness! We’re counting down the days until our January 30-Day Challenge and can’t wait for you to join us!

      Cheers :)

  5. tj 11.5.2015 at 3:43 pm #


    Why would you use hemp protein powder instead of hemp seeds? Thanks for any info!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.6.2015 at 8:08 am #

      Hi TJ,

      We love hemp hearts! Adding either hemp hearts or hemp protein is a great way to boost your green smoothie!

      Cheers :)

  6. Kathleen 11.5.2015 at 9:08 am #

    Hello! When you list coconut milk as an ingredient, are you referring to canned coconut milk or the kind that comes in a carton? Thanks in advance!

    • SGS Rawkstar 11.6.2015 at 8:06 am #

      Hi Kathleen,

      Great question! The container doesn’t matter, as much as making sure you’re reaching for coconut milk + not coconut creme. Coconut creme is higher in fat + has a custard like consistency…reach for coconut milk which is lighter + has a more cows milk like texture.

      Hope this helps!

  7. Michelle 10.27.2015 at 6:25 am #

    I would like to be added to the mailing list and will you be having a November challenge? Please add me…thanks

  8. Julie 10.23.2015 at 1:10 pm #

    I just ordered the Magic Bullet instead of the Nutri Bullet. Is there a difference?

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.26.2015 at 8:05 am #

      Hi Julie,

      They’re both great options! Magic Bullet actually partnered with NutriBullet on a few of their blenders making both super smoothie blendin’ options! :)

  9. hidayah 10.17.2015 at 8:17 am #


    I was wondering about using a juicer instead of a blender. The juicer will separate the fibres from the liquids of fruits n greens.Would the content n health benefit bethe same? Thx.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.19.2015 at 6:43 am #

      Hi Hidayah,

      Great question! Let me first start by saying this… There are LOTS of different opinions within the health community on the blending VS. juicing debate. There are health nutritionists that fall on both sides that claim their way is best, which makes it even more confusing!

      Now, here is what we think… Both blending and juicing are great ways to give your body incredible nutrients—each way is just different. Juicing will give you a more concentrated serving of nutrients, which can be a good and bad thing. This means that if a fruit has vitamin C in it, you will get much more vitamin C by extracting the juice because you need to use much more fruit to get a full glass. The downside, is that you aren’t getting the WHOLE fruit. You will be missing out on the fiber and all the other nutrients housed in the fleshy parts of fruits.

      Blending gives you the whole fruit. You will have a normal dose of nutrients, and you will be receiving ALL the nutrients housed in the fruit. We also think that blending is less complicated than using a juicer, which is the primary reason we choose blending—We are, in fact, Simple Green Smoothies :-)

      Learn more about the difference here…

  10. Brenda 10.3.2015 at 6:01 am #

    Thank you for keeping me on track, now is easy for me to have my smoothies every day.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.3.2015 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks for blendin’ with us, Brenda!

  11. Janet 10.2.2015 at 5:12 am #

    Thanks for your great tips for preparing and freezing smoothies in mason jars. Some blenders accept the standard mason jar top; are there any exceptions in the blenders that you recommend above?

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.2.2015 at 6:47 pm #

      Hi Janet,

      We’re all about blending safely!! So while we know that some blenders can fit a mason jar, we suggest sticking with the pitcher or container made for your specific blender.

      Cheers :)

  12. kathy 9.29.2015 at 2:01 pm #

    whoa! I don’t want to unsubscribe- not sure how that happened but please put me back on your email list. Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.29.2015 at 5:57 pm #

      Hi Kathy,

      Of course! You’re back on our mailing list!

      Cheers :)

  13. Kathy 9.28.2015 at 7:31 am #

    Please unsubscribe

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.28.2015 at 6:50 pm #

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you for letting us know you would like to unsubscribe. While we will miss you, I’ve forwarded your request onto our team. Come back anytime!

      Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

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