Green Smoothie 101: How to make a green smoothie

The Best Formula for How To Make a Green Smoothie

Hello soon-to-be leafy lover!  You may have seen your co-worker downing a glass of green liquid pulp and wondering why would any one drink that. Well, these green smoothies are a quick and easy way to get large amounts of fruits and leafy greens into your daily diet— and give your body the plant-based nutrients it craves. And we promise you they are tasty! We’re here to help show you how to make a green smoothie.

How To Make a Green Smoothie Formula

What the heck is in there?!

That’s always one of the first questions we get when we’re sharing how to make a green smoothie — and its a good one! Well, it’s a pretty simple (and tasty) combo: leafy greens + fruit +  liquid-base … and maybe some fancy superfood toppings. It may seem like a crazy diet fad, but honestly once you try a green smoothie, you’ll most likely become insanely addicted (like us)! And there is nothing better than downing 2 cups of spinach a day in a delightful fashion.

And if you want to get all scientific, dark leafy greens contain: high-quality amino acids, important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant-based chemicals that support your immune system, improve health and longevity, and may reduce life- threatening diseases. I know that’s a mouthful, so that’s why when you hang out with us, we try to keep the green smoothie lifestyle simple and fun. I think we can both agree fruits and vegetables are good for you.

Ready to start blending? Try my favorite green smoothie recipe of all time: Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie

5 Reasons we love green smoothies

1. Natural energy booster to keep a little pep in your step in the morning (and during those afternoon slumps).

2. Natural weight loss can be a happy side effect of gulping these in place of a typical breakfast (just make sure to include healthy fats and protein to make it a more complete meal).

3. Stay healthy all-year-long. Simple way to boost your immune system when you’re feeling under the weather.

4. Packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. The phytonutrients in leafy greens boost your body’s immune system and keep it functioning properly.

5. Hands down— The best fast food. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a green smoothie (and clean up!) and they’re super easy to take on the go– especially when you prep ahead.

How To Make a Green Smoothie

Green smoothie blending tips:

1. Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender.
2. Add 2 cups of water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.
3. Add 3 cups of fruit and blend again until smooth.
4. Pour into a mason jar (or cute cup of your choice).
5. Gulp or sip like a rawkstar!

The Best Formula: How To Make a Green Smoothie

PSSST! Got an allergy to mango or pineapple, or not a big fan of bananas? You can substitute any fruit with another fruit with a one to one ratio.

 

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1,535 Responses to “Green Smoothie 101: How to make a green smoothie”

  1. Roberta 3.23.2017 at 9:45 am #

    I made a smoothie today 8oz of almond milk
    6 lg strawberries
    4 oz of low fat yogurt
    8 to 10 frozen grapes
    Two hours later I have a headache. Did I do it wrong or missing an ingredient? New to this I need to lose weight and get my numbers down.

  2. Daniel 3.22.2017 at 12:39 pm #

    I am one of those crazy co-workers that brings a smoothie every day to work. I have recipes for white smoothies, red smoothies and green smoothies (typically meant for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but I switch them up and eat real meals too). My recommendation: don’t forget the protein! Don’t want to lose muscle when you are losing weight! EVERY smoothie I make has 6-10oz of plain, non-fat greek yogurt first, then a few dollops of cold water, then the ingredients. No juice since that is too sugary. My recommended recipe, in order: yogurt, water, 16 green grapes, 2 cups kale, 1 apple (always un-peeled), blend. Then add 1/2 avocado, and 1-2 tbsp. lime juice. Blend. Delicious. Substitute greens and fruits as described above. I have so many more recipes too!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2017 at 4:44 am #

      Hi Daniel,

      Thank you so much for sharing! We’re those crazy co-workers too! 🙂 And we’re definitely with you. When it comes to using your green smoothie as a meal replacement, we suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/green-smoothie-meal-replacement

  3. Mary 3.22.2017 at 10:09 am #

    Be sure to always include a wedge of citrus to help your body use the calcium in your greens too!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.23.2017 at 4:48 am #

      Great note, Mary. You’ll find plenty of citrus in our recipes!!

  4. Mary 3.22.2017 at 10:08 am #

    I throw everything in my nutribullet. Consider adding a 1″ chunk of peeled raw ginger and 1/4 tsp of turmeric for anti inflammatory boost too!

  5. Sean 3.19.2017 at 9:12 am #

    Hi, I’ve just made a green smoothie following your great article. I recently discovered I have an iron deficiency so I need to build up my iron. Is this something that would be great for iron please?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.20.2017 at 4:57 am #

      Hi Sean,

      Boosting your iron and green smoothies go hand-in-hand, as leafy greens are a great source of iron! I’m anemic, and love reaching for spinach and Swiss chard when my levels are low. I also add oats to my green smoothies, as well as, nuts and seeds! Some of my favorites are almonds, sunflower seeds + cashews.

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