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.

$7 | 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


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 

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Lidianys rodriguez 11.12.2014 at 5:32 pm #

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

  5. 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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