Blending green smoothies without leafy chunks

Do you ever watch your smoothie blend for one, maybe two, minutes waiting impatiently for the leafy chunks to disappear from your green smoothie? You’re not alone! It’s never fun to try drinking green smoothies that leave little green bits in between your teeth. The good news? It doesn’t take an industrial blender to get rid of leafy chunks! You just have to make a simple adjustment to the way you blend.

4 Steps to Eliminate Leafy Green Chunks


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Place leafy greens and liquid into blender pitcher (nothing else just yet!).

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Blend until mixture is a green and juice-like consistency.

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Stop blender and add the remaining ingredients to blender pitcher.

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Blend again— until the whole smoothie is a creamy consistency.

It’s that easy!

Whether you have a $30 Oster blender, or a high-powered industrial blender, you can drink green smoothies without leafy chunks. Want more good news? You can follow this same process for fruits/veggies that are more difficult to blend. You may not completely pulverize those pesky pomegranate seeds, but your green smoothie will be less gritty if you blend them with liquid first. Cheers!

p.s. Want the recipe shown above? It’s our Pomegranate Citrus Punch. Find the recipe HERE.

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37 Responses to “Blending green smoothies without leafy chunks”

  1. Martha 1.2.2017 at 7:55 am #

    I love the idea of prepping ahead of time, but how soon after blending must i drink it? Also I have IBS and battle with bloating. Which greens can I have

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.4.2017 at 9:40 am #

      Hi Martha,

      We love prepping! Once you blend your green smoothie it will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in a sealed container. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will help preserve all of their green goodness!

      Concerned about IBS and leafy greens? We suggest reaching out to your physician. They’re the best source to determine if our recipes are the right choice for you + your body!

  2. Michelle 1.2.2017 at 6:25 am #

    Thanks!! I am definitely going to try this. I think it may be the fix to my sometimes having chunky smoothies mainly when I use Kale.

  3. Tania 7.23.2016 at 10:16 am #

    My daughter is gtube fed. I want to add kale and other fresh stuff. What do you suggest for constipation?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.23.2016 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi Tania!

      Thanks for reaching out! Fruits and veggies, in general, are packed with fiber which is great for helping with regularity. Raspberries, oranges, and almonds (due to high magnesium content) can be particularly helpful for relieving constipation.

      However, since we are not doctors, we absolutely recommend speaking with your daughter’s health care provider to determine what would be best for her, personally. Everybody is so different :).

  4. loree 6.6.2016 at 7:02 am #

    Once you have blended your greens in water Can you freeze it in an ice cube tray and then add the greens frozen cube to the smoothie?
    Just a thought

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.6.2016 at 3:56 pm #

      Hi Loree!

      Thanks for reaching out! You can totally do that :). I love to do that with fresh herbs, as well!

  5. rossy 3.24.2016 at 1:33 pm #

    Can have the smoothie while breastfeeding and also while still.having regular Meals.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.24.2016 at 6:04 pm #

      Hi Rossy,

      Thanks for reaching out! Green smoothies are a great way to fuel you + baby while breastfeeding! Just avoid the starchy veggies because that could cause gas for you and your little one (carrots, sweet potato, broccoli), etc. Also try not to eat anything 30 minutes before or after your green smoothie to allow the fruits to digest in your body quickly.

  6. Norma 2.13.2016 at 8:59 am #

    I’m trying to get my husband to drink at least one green smoothie a day but I have encountered the problem with him having an allergic reaction to any type of veggie/fruit that contains potassium. Any suggestions?

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.14.2016 at 11:44 am #

      Hi Norma,

      Thank you so much for reaching out. If you’re looking for fruits free of potassium bananas are definitely out of the question. Some great banana substitutes are mango, papaya, pears, chia seeds, nut butters, fresh dates, unsweetened applesauce, + avocado (won’t add sweetness, but the creaminess we love).

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/banana-free-green-smoothie-recipes

      We also suggest working with your doctor to help determine which fruits + veggies are the right choice for him + his body.

      Cheers.

  7. Yewande 1.18.2016 at 5:27 am #

    Hey Ladies,

    Please can one make smoothie with Cauliflower and broccoli? if yes, any advise on how to make it an interesting one.

    Many thanks

  8. Rachel 1.8.2016 at 8:33 pm #

    What if you have frozen leafy greens, will this also work?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.11.2016 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi Rachel,

      It definitely will! Are you blendin’ with frozen greens from your grocery aisle or those you haven frozen yourself. Personally, we love freezing our own greens, it’s perfect for stocking up when your favorites are in season, or even better on sale!

      Learn more here…

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/freeze-leafy-greens

  9. ANGELA tHOMAS 1.4.2016 at 7:39 pm #

    CANT USE GRAPEFUIT CONFLICT WITH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICINE. WOULD THE AFFECT THE RESULTS I GET?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.5.2016 at 10:49 am #

      Hi Angela,

      It’s definitely important to work with your doctor to ensure our recipes are the right choice for you + your body, especially when it comes to medications. Can’t have grapefruit? Swap in another citrus you enjoy!

      Cheers 🙂

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