Green Smoothie Challenge: FAQ


6 Rawkstar tips to keep in mind

  1. Continue eating regular meals. We suggest having a green smoothie as a snack or a meal replacement (we like to add avocado, chia seeds and/or hemp hearts when having them as meal replacements to keep us full longer). This alone will help you feel better and begin to crave healthier foods.
  2. Drink at least 2 cups (16 oz) of green smoothie daily. We consider this “one serving.” We intentionally make our recipes two servings (yielding 4-5 cups) because we believe that you should share the green smoothie love with a friend or family member. You can also store the extras in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. Grab it for an afternoon snack or save for tomorrow’s daily smoothie.
  3. Use at least one frozen fruit to make your green smoothie creamy and cold. Pineapples, grapes, berries, mangoes, and bananas are all great fruits to have on hand in your freezer.
  4. Read our challenge FAQ ‘s. If you can’t find an answer here, please contact us here. We’re here to help you along these next 30 days!
  5. Our recipes are here to inspire you — you don’t have to follow them to a T. Yet we do think they are mighty tasty! Feel free to use other green smoothie recipes and even make some up yourself. The key to making green smoothies your lifestyle is making it easy and part of your daily routine. So we recommend using fruits and veggies that are easy for you to find and are affordable.
  6. Say adios to leafy chunks in your smoothie.  Blend your leafy greens and liquid together first to cut down on the chunks. Once it’s nice and creamy, add in the fruit and blend again.


Do I only drink green smoothies during this challenge?

This is not a fast or a restrictive diet, so you can eat regular meals during this challenge. We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.


What should I eat during the challenge?

Just by drinking green smoothies daily without even changing your regular diet, you are moving in the right direction towards healthy eating. We suggest you eat real food that’s free of processed sugar and avoid ingredients that you can’t pronounce. My personal meal plan during the green smoothie diet will be paleo-inspired with lots of veggies and some seafood (we’re both pescatarians).

If you want to take your health to the next level, we recommend checking out our Fresh Start 21 Cleanse. This is a step-by-step meal plan, with daily green smoothie recipes and whole food meal recipes created by a holistic nutritionist.


Do I drink the Beginner’s Luck recipe everyday?

You can drink the Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie recipe on filler days, but you don’t have to stick to making the same smoothie everyday. You can rotate, experiment and try out new recipes on your own.

This challenge is beginner-friendly. The shopping lists are designed for guidance and inspiration. So feel free to make some of the recipes from the list, repeat your favorites, and create your own green smoothie recipes. For more recipe inspiration, check out our green smoothie recipes.


Do I have to follow the recipe exactly, or can I switch out an ingredient or two?

Of course you can change up the recipes! All of our recipes are meant to inspire you to eat and live healthy, not to burden you with fruits/veggies that you can’t get your hands on, you don’t like, or are allergic to. Some recipes are made for specific purposes (i.e. detoxifying, immunity boosting, etc.) and need more specific replacements, but most are made to simply taste great and give your body access to fresh and raw ingredients. If there are adjustments that would make our recipe work better for you, then go for it!


Will you send me recipes every day?

We will send recipes with shopping lists for inspiration every Thursday (not daily), but feel free to go crazy and make any green smoothie recipe you like. As long as it’s packed with leafy green veggies, fruits and water– you’ve got yourself a green smoothie (even if it’s purplish/brown).

You will get new recipes every Thursday along with a shopping list and a fun challenge to up your smoothie game. If you didn’t receive it, check your SPAM folder because it was sent out. We want to keep this challenge fun, affordable and simple. We don’t want to overwhelm you with exhaustive shopping lists and fancy hard-to-find ingredients.

I haven’t received my shopping list, am I signed-up for the challenge?

Please check your SPAM folder— some emails like to get lost in there. If that’s not the case, make sure you are signed up for the challenge in case you were unsubscribed along the way: 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge.


I just found out about the challenge, can I still sign-up?

Yes, you can still sign-up, and you can do it here: 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. Our challenge is live, which means we cannot send challenge emails after the month of the challenge is over. Signing up means that you will be a part of any challenge in the future until you decide to leave (which we hope never happens!). So, if you signed up after a challenge, you will automatically be a part of the next one (challenges are in January, April, July, October).


Do I have to sign up for the challenge if I was a part of the last one?

If you’ve signed up for any green smoothie challenge in the past, then you don’t ever have to sign up again. You’ll keep receiving those good ‘ole monthly challenges until you unsubscribe (which we hope never happens)!  If you did try signing up again, anyway, then keep in mind that you won’t receive a confirmation email since you’re already a part of the list.


How many calories are in each green smoothie?

We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data and the phone apps My Fitness Pal and Lose It.


What do I do if I don’t have kale (or another leafy green) where I live?

Just swap it for 2 cups of a leafy green you do have access to. Your Farmer’s Market is a great place to see which leafy greens are in season. Here’s a list of some of our favorite leafy greens: rotate your greens.


Do I have to use frozen fruit?

We’ve had over 300,000 RAWKSTARS sign up for our 30-Day Challenge, and they are all over the world. So while we are having winter in California and Florida, someone is in Australia enjoying the summer. So feel free to purchase ingredients that are fresh or frozen. We like to use at least one frozen fruit to keep the smoothies chilly, but you could always add a little ice too.


Do I need a certain blender to make these smoothies?

You don’t need a fancy blender to make our smoothies– any blender will do. We want green smoothies to be available to everyone no matter what their budget is, so please don’t feel like you need an expensive blender to join the challenge. Here are two articles we wrote about blenders for you:

Best Blenders Under $120
Blendtex VS Vitamix

A tip to avoid leafy chunks is to blend your leafy greens and water first until you get a juice-like consistency. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.


What type of blender do you use?

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 $329. 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 use the Blendtec blender right 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. Before I had a Blendtec I used the Magic Bullet (until the motor burned out) and the Thermomix, which is another high-powered blender.


Where can I buy those mason jars you use?

We adore mason jars for our green smoothies, feel free to visit our Amazon shop for mason jars, cups, cool lids, and other smoothie essentials by clicking here.  And don’t forget you can always wash out a spaghetti sauce jar for green smoothie mason jars too— that’s Jen signature move.


How many servings do your recipes make?

Most of our smoothies make about 4 – 5 cups (32 – 40 oz)– we call this family style. A serving size is 2 cups. So if you are making a smoothie for just one person, you can half the recipes and shopping lists. Or, save the leftovers for a second meal replacement, or drink the following day (now you only have to blend every other day). You can store leftover smoothies in an airtight container with a lid for 1 to 3 days. Fresh is always best, but you will still get plenty of the nutrients your body needs if you drink a leftover smoothie.


Can I store my green smoothie in the fridge?

Some people say you have to drink it “right away” to get the optimal nutrients from each blend. But if left in the fridge over-night for one to three days, the taste and satisfaction is still there. You also may add a small amount of lemon juice to preserve and keep the smoothie blend as fresh as possible. Your body is still reaping the benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables even if it is not consumed right away.


I am allergic to bananas (or pineapple, or mango, or…) what can I substitute with?

Got an allergy or an aversion to some fruits? Swap it out with a fruit that you love and adore. Can’t eat bananas? Switch it with more mango, peach, papaya, pear or an apple to sweeten it up. Or an avocado to make it thick and creamy.

Can’t do pineapples? Double up another ingredient already in the smoothie. If something calls for 1 cup of something you just can’t eat, swap it with 1 cup of a fruit you can eat. Mixed berries and mixed fruit bags that are frozen are a great replacement ingredient.

The best part is playing mini-chef with your blender. Not one smoothie will please everybody, but we promise over the next 30 days you will find a recipe that is your go-to smoothie. It will be the one you make for your friends and family and make them a green smoothie lover too. So explore, experiment, and smile!

Check out these yummy banana-free green smoothie recipes!


How do I make my smoothie “smooth” without leafy chunks?

If you have a high-speed blender like Blendtec and Vitamix, you will always have a perfectly smooth smoothie. But don’t let that stop you from making green smoothies if you have a regular blender. Healthy lifestyle choices can be made on any budget. My favorite tip to share about green smoothies is to blend your leafy greens and liquids first (water, almond milk or coconut water) until you get a juice-like consistency. You should be able to achieve this texture in 30 to 60 seconds. Once you have blended all of the leafy greens, then you can add the remaining ingredients.


Can I add a sweetener to my green smoothie?

We find that using whole fruits as natural sweeteners is the best way to sweeten your green smoothies. If you like the taste of bananas, you can add an extra banana or two whenever your smoothie is not sweet enough. Other natural sweeteners are dates and figs, which provide nutrients and fiber as well as a super sweet taste to your smoothie recipe. Some other alternatives are 100% fresh squeezed fruit juices, raw honey and 100% maple syrup.

Although you may add these sugar substitutes to your recipes, you will find that we do not add any sugars or sweeteners to our smoothie recipes unless it is a natural whole fruit. And please stay away from “0 calorie” sweeteners, they are made of artificial ingredients like aspartame which is so toxic to your body.

This smoothie is perfect for your sweet tooth: Almond Butter and “Jelly


I’m on a tight budget— how can I get inexpensive produce?

If you are new to eating a lot of fruits and veggies, your grocery bill may be a little shocking with the extra fresh and frozen produce purchases. Over time, you will eliminate a lot of processed food items which will in turn bring your grocery bill back to normal. But here are a few quick tips to saving money on produce.

  • Make a shopping list: making a weekly meal planing 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 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 accomodate 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 buy 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.

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” —Josh Billings


Do you have a good recipe for weight loss?

If you want to burn fat, you want to include plant-based smoothie ingredients that have the following weight loss effects:

  • jump start your digestion
  • burn excess fat
  • reduce and expel bad cholesterol
  • provide energy for your cardiovascular system
  • detox and hydrate your body
  • promote healthy bowel movement
  • decrease your appetite for processed foods and sugars

The Kiwi Berry Punch is a low-calorie, nutrient-dense smoothie recipe that combine the best fruits and veggies for an optimal approach to healthy weight loss.

The best part about a green smoothie– you can use a smoothie as a low-calorie meal replacement because they are full of fiber which keeps your body feeling fuller longer. And if you want to take your health to the next level, we recommend checking out our Fresh Start: A 21-Day Cleanse (click here to learn more).


What are chia seeds and where can I get them?

We are obsessed with these tiny little crunchy seeds. We sprinkle them on top of smoothies, or put them inside our oatmeal with almond butter and almond milk. Many people ask what are the health benefits of chia seeds? Is there a difference between black chia seeds and white chia seeds? And where can I buy chia seeds? We have answered all your awesome questions right here: 6 Reasons Why We Love Chia Seeds.

You can buy chia seeds at your local health food store like Whole Foods or Trader Joes, or purchase online at Nutiva or on Amazon.

409 Responses to “Green Smoothie Challenge: FAQ”

  1. Diane 7.17.2015 at 7:54 am #

    Will I experience increased bowel movement or cramping when I start with the smoothies since it will be cleaning out my system?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.17.2015 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Diane,

      Great question! This can be a common symptom if your body is not used to drinking or eating lots of fiber. Green smoothies are high in fiber which is great for digestion, but for newbies, the high fiber can shock your body. Make sure you drink lots of water to help flush things out. And if you’re new to green smoothies one serving a day is enough, which is 2 cups (16 ounces).

  2. Stacy 7.14.2015 at 12:56 pm #

    What do you recommend when you are on vacation? I’m a little addicted to these things now and am feeling bummed because I can’t pack my blender and take it with me!

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.14.2015 at 7:43 pm #

      Hi Stacy,

      Thanks for reaching out! Did you know Jadah travels with her blender? We love having a compact or stick blender on hand, its small slim style makes it easy to sneak into your luggage. Here are a few of our favorites…

      Not looking to purchase a blender, you can pre-blend your smoothies, freeze them, and then thaw them while you’re traveling. Add a small amount of lemon juice to help preserve their green goodness, and give them a quick shake before enjoying. A lot of our community members have had great success with frozen smoothies, even while camping!

      Hope this helps!

  3. Edgard 7.13.2015 at 9:01 pm #

    I cannot find unsweetened coconut water at my local store. Whole food is in another town far away like 45 mins drive.
    What can I use as alternative ?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.13.2015 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Edgard,

      Can’t find unsweetened coconut water, reach for plain water, it’s a great substitute!

  4. Lorrayne 7.13.2015 at 1:13 pm #

    Is there a maximum amount of smoothies you can have in one day?. I started having half the recipe, now I have all of it in one day. Could possibly go for more. What’s you advice? Thanks

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.13.2015 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Lorryane,

      We suggest having 1-2 16oz servings per day! Thanks for blendin’ with us!

  5. Linda Hawkinson 7.6.2015 at 8:38 am #

    I didn’t get an E-mail with my week two Smoothies!! Help

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.6.2015 at 12:45 pm #

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you so much for reaching out! We’re so sorry our Week-2 email didn’t make it to your inbox, sometimes technology is not on our side. Send a quick message to our team at the link below + they’ll get our new recipes + shopping list directly to your inbox, ASAP!

  6. Simone 6.29.2015 at 7:38 am #

    Could you tell me how big are the “cup measures” you use?
    Thank you

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.30.2015 at 4:46 am #

      Hi Simone,

      Thanks for reaching out! Blendin’ outside of the US? We’ve got you covered. Here are our measurement conversions, we hope this helps!

      Spices | Proteins | Superfoods:

      ½ tsp = 2mL
      1 tsp = 5mL
      2 tsp = 10mL
      1 TBSP = 15mL
      2 TBSP = 30mL


      Mango | Pineapple | Strawberries | Beets | Carrots | Blueberries | Raspberries | Leafy Greens

      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL


      Water | Coconut Water | Coconut Milk | Almond Milk | Fresh Squeezed Juice | Rice Milk

      ½ cup = 125mL
      1 cup = 250mL
      1 ½ cups = 375mL
      2 cups = 500mL


      1 cup of leafy greens = 30g
      2 cups of leafy greens = 60g

  7. Marjorie 6.28.2015 at 12:59 pm #


    • SGS Rawkstar 6.29.2015 at 6:57 am #

      Hi Marjorie,

      We’re so sorry you haven’t received our Week-1 email, technology is not always on our side. Send a quick message to our team at the link below and they’ll make sure you’re all set before our challenge kicks-off on July 1.

  8. Kay 6.25.2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Could your web master add a print button to your pages?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.25.2015 at 6:44 pm #

      Hi Kay,

      Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll pass it along to our tech team! In the meantime, if you’re looking to print some of our recipes, check out our printable recipe cards available for purchase here…

  9. Jane 6.24.2015 at 10:32 am #

    I am going to start the challenge in July. What is the difference in coconut water, coconut milk, and coconut oil? Is there a kind that is better than others? I have never bought or used anything with these, and don’t know what or how to use them.

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.24.2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Hi Jane,

      We’re so excited to have you join us for our July 30-Day Challenge!

      Coconut water + coconut milk are both great liquid base options for your smoothies!

      If you are looking for an all-natural sports drink, then you’ve found it in coconut water! Coconut water is filled with electrolytes and potassium, which are two nutrients your body craves when expending lots of energy. It’s low in calories, fat, and sugar meaning that this is the liquid-base you want when working out. Use it in the morning to kickstart your action-packed day.

      Coconut milk is squeezed from the meat of the coconut which produces a sweet and tasty liquid. Though it is high in protein, fiber, and other micronutrients, it is also high in calories and fat. For this reason we recommend using coconut milk as a liquid-base only for special indulgences–maybe for date night desserts. This milk does help to protect your heart, but it will cost you in other areas if used on a regular basis.

      Both can be found at your local grocery either in the water or dairy aisle!

      Coconut oil on the other hand, is a great healthy fat to add to any Simple Green Smoothie recipe! The fatty acids in this superfood fight body fat by converting into energy that boosts metabolism as opposed to animal derived saturated fats that add body fat. Use one tablespoon of coconut oil in your green smoothie for breakfast and you should notice less of yourself in the mirror in no time.

      You can also find coconut oil at your local grocery next to your other oils like olive + canola.

      Learn even more here…

      Hope this helps distinguishing between these three rawesome coconut products! Reach out with any questions!

  10. Gaylene 6.23.2015 at 8:46 am #

    My smoothies are red, not green. Are they supposed to be green? Does that mean I’m not adding enough green stuff?

    Thank you sooooooooooo much

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.24.2015 at 5:58 am #

      Hi Gaylene,

      Thanks for reaching out! This is usually because of the dark fruits that are being used in the smoothie. If your fruits aren’t dark, then you may not be adding enough leafy green. We usually use about 2 cups of packed leafy greens for a 32 oz smoothie to share :-)

  11. TerrieC 6.22.2015 at 7:25 am #

    I see that you recommend plant-based protein. Is that to keep it vegetarian, or does it matter? I have a lot of whey powdered protein (all natural, no artificial ingredients). I’m going to use it up (expensive), but just wondered on your reasoning going forward. Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.22.2015 at 8:02 pm #

      Hi Terrie,

      Great question! We’ve talked with a lot of nutritionists and milk isn’t all that it’s been hyped up to be, therefore we avoid dairy products like whey protein or yogurt, + opt to get our protein from plant-based options. It’s definitely a personal choice, and you just have to decide what works best for you and your family.

  12. Tracie Shroyer 6.11.2015 at 5:02 pm #

    I buy big bags of organic mixed greens from Costco and freeze them. They crunch up nicely when frozen and blend beautifully but I’m not sure what the frozen equivalent would be to your fresh veggie measurements. Each time I buy a new bag I mean to test it out before freezing but I always forget. Do you know?

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.12.2015 at 8:45 am #

      Hi Tracie,

      Way to go! We love stocking up on frozen fruit + leafy greens at Costco. There’s not much change between frozen + fresh greens, so I follow the recipe’s original measurements when using either.

  13. Jessica 5.16.2015 at 6:32 am #

    Can we use this to clear psoriasis?

  14. Ashley 5.5.2015 at 7:45 am #


    I signed up for the 30 day challenge but it is May, not a challenge month. I really want to start right away with a shopping list and recipes. Do I have to wait until July? Or can I get the recipes and shopping lists now?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.18.2015 at 7:09 am #

      Hi Ashley,

      If you’re interested in doing your own challenge prior to our next live challenge beginning July 1, you can purchase the recipe cards from April’s challenge here…

  15. Melissa 4.30.2015 at 9:56 am #

    Can you use raisins to sweeten smoothies? Also, is is common to feel a little sluggish a few days into the 30-day Challenge? I am on day 3 and I could not get out of bed this morning!

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.30.2015 at 2:10 pm #

      Hi Melissa,

      Raisins sound like a great way to sweeten your smoothie. You might want to try soaking them in water before blending, to help create a smooth consistency.

      And I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling sluggish. People usually feel an increase in energy after having a green smoothie. What are you eating in addition to your green smoothie?

      Cheers :)

    • Alice Weintraut 7.20.2015 at 12:54 pm #

      I don’t know if this is/was the same for you, but I’ve noticed one significant health difference while on this challenge. I’m sleeping much more soundly. In fact I’ve apparently slept completely through some dog antics that kept my husband awake. I am having a little more trouble getting up in the morning, but it’s almost for me like I’m not going through very much “light” sleep and so my alarm is hitting me while I’m in the wrong part of my sleep cycle.

      • SGS Rawkstar 7.20.2015 at 7:12 pm #

        Thanks for sharing your experience, Alice!

  16. Xime 4.14.2015 at 7:26 am #

    helloooo! i have the last question

    if you are on a diet or taking care with the food to lose some weight….. this challenge is helpfull???? beacuse i like all the smoothie but i notice that they have banana… is a problem?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.15.2015 at 6:14 am #

      Hi Xime,

      We are making healthy lifestyle changes that will last a lifetime! Our goal for you is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. And weight-loss is usually a happy result of adding leafy greens + healthy fruits to your diet!

      Our co-founder Jadah lost over 25 pounds in three months by replacing one meal with a simple green smoothie.

      If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

  17. Marynn 3.31.2015 at 5:16 am #

    Hi ! I discovered this website about two weeks ago and I signed up for the next 30 day challenge, and beguiled before the actual start in april. I’m totally craving healthy food, and it turns out there was a very good reason for that as I found out that I’m three weeks pregnant !!! I wondered if it was still a good thing to follow the challenge or if I should do it at another time ?

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.10.2015 at 3:00 pm #


      CONGRATULATIONS!! When you are pregnant it is important that you are giving your body a wide variety of nutrients—proteins, folic acids, calcium, omega 3s, magnesium, tons of vitamins, and more! Green smoothies have an abundance of these nutrients that are helpful for your growing baby and you!

      And while we’re green smoothie lovin’ rawkstars all right, we’re not doctors or nutritionists. If you have any health concerns talk with your doctor about any health concerns— I’m sure they can help you decide what is best for you and your body. Cheers to health + happiness!

      Check out our post on the best green smoothies for pregnancy:

  18. sajneet 3.23.2015 at 12:39 am #

    Hi, is it okay to have the smoothie any time during the day? is it okay to have it for dinner?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2015 at 6:40 pm #

      Hi Sajneet,

      You can drink it anytime! Just be ready for an evening energy boost. When I drink green smoothies at night, it’s like coffee for me.

      If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

      Here are some of our favorite ways to add protein to our smoothies:

  19. Samantha 3.22.2015 at 10:19 am #

    Can you use green tea as a substitute to water in the recipes that ask for it?

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2015 at 6:46 pm #

      Hi Samantha,

      Our recipes are here to inspire you, don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T, and feel free to use green tea in place of any liquid base in all of our recipes!

      We love using green tea as a liquid base for our smoothies! Green tea is a fighter against four of the biggest health issues in the western world: cancer, heart disease, weight, and diabetes. The secret? It contains a high concentration of polyphenols, which are a specific type of antioxidant. These antioxidants are also known to rejuvenate skin cells and give you a clearer complexion. Sweet! Right? Green tea does contain caffeine, which makes it a great base for those who are trying to transition from a morning cup of coffee to a green smoothie (no headache this way).

      Cheers :)

    • purplepixiewingz 4.9.2015 at 12:23 pm #

      I freeze green tea in ice cube trays and add it to smoothies. I like mine extra thick so it adds that without extra calories!

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