Green Smoothie 101: How to make a green smoothie

green smoothies

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!


What the heck is in there?!

That’s always one of the first questions we get— 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.


5 Reasons we love green smoothies

FAQ1. 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.


Want to get adventurous?!
Make your own green smoothie!

The beginner-friendly formula below is how we make most of our delicious green smoothie recipes. Now all you need is a blender, an open mind, and a willingness to drink your veggies! Make sure to check out our Beginner’s Luck and other recipes for inspiration.

Create your own yummy green smoothie with this awesome chart that breaks it all down.    —


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!

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.



Jump on the green smoothie bandwagon!

Join us for our always free 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Get access to new green smoothie recipes, weekly shopping lists, and a rawkin’ community of over 500,000 people cheering you on for 30 days –> sign-up here.

Are you a green smoothie fan, yet? If you have a favorite recipe of your own, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below (we’ll read everyone).

1,412 Responses to “Green Smoothie 101: How to make a green smoothie”

  1. Gina Gardner 10.19.2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Prior to purchasing anything, I need to find out if you have any smoothie recipes that will accommodate a diabetic that is looking for a nighttime meal replacement.


  2. Cynthia Young 10.15.2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I have been doing the green smoothies for a few months and jumping in challenge. I usually post my smoothies on my site.
    Check out site and share.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:44 am #

      Rawesome! Thanks for sharing, Cynthia!

  3. As 10.14.2016 at 9:36 pm #

    I just made my first green smoothie using your simple formula above. It’s actually delicious! I was not very optimistic, but I can definitely see myself keeping up with these. Thanks so much for the great information!

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:44 am #

      Hi As,

      YAY!! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us + love that our Simple Green Smoothie Formula worked for you!!

      RAWK ON!

  4. Natalie 10.14.2016 at 8:49 pm #

    Hi, I sighed up for the 30 Day Challenge for October. I only received 14 days into the challenge. I did not receive the third week recipes.


    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:42 am #

      Hi Natalie,

      Oh no! We’re so sorry our #3 Shopping Lists and Recipes didn’t reach your inbox. Send a quick message to our team at the link below and we’ll get them to you right away!

  5. Michie Swords 10.14.2016 at 12:04 pm #

    I have a quick question. How do you measure 2 cups of greens? I usually weigh about 6oz and it just seems alot compares to if I were to use a measuring cup and squeeze inside to make 2 cups. Pls help. I want to do this right.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.17.2016 at 7:42 am #

      Hi Michie,

      Great question! When measuring your leafy greens we suggest tightly packing your measuring cup. Prefer to weigh your greens or blending outside of the US? Check out our Rawkstar Conversion Guide here…

  6. Santina 10.13.2016 at 10:12 am #

    Hey ladies! I’m very excited to start this smoothie challenge. I can’t seem to manage to get my account set up. I also paid the 5 dollars this morning for the entire 30 days of smoothies for October and I can’t seem to find it! Any help is appreciated I’m ready to get going! Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.13.2016 at 5:46 pm #

      Hi Santina,

      We’re so sorry to hear you’re having trouble accessing out 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge we also want to ensure you receive your purchase ASAP! Our emails have a habit of ending up in your spam or promotions folder. No where to be found? Send a quick message to our team at the link below and we’ll get your purchase and set you up for the remainder of our 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

  7. Donna 10.8.2016 at 2:33 pm #

    I have just found your fantastic website, I have always been interested in starting to have green smoothies and I would have loved to have joined your October challenge, will you be having another challenge? thanks Donna

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.11.2016 at 8:37 am #

      Hi Donna,

      YAY! We’re so excited to hear you found us in this busy digital world. It’s not too late to join us!

      Sign up here!

      Want to start from Day 1? Our next challenge kicks off on January 1.

      Cheers 🙂

Leave a Reply