Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Beginner friendly green smoothie

Hey there! Are ya wondering why anyone would be excited to drink something as green as this? We hear ya— we've been right where you are. And then we created this beginner friendly green smoothie recipe…and everything changed. It was love at first sip… and it will be for you too.

And I feel responsible for helping you see the good in all this green. Green smoothies can be very simple and very yummy…yes, green can be yummy!

The Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie. It's full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— and tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. So head to the store and give this smoothie a try. We have a feeling you will be pleasantly surprised. We invite to you dive into this world of green smoothies and see just how delicious healthy tastes.

Beginner Friendly Green Smoothie Recipe

Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie from simplegreensmoothies.com

 

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Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach fresh
  • 1 cup water
  • .5 cup pineapple*
  • .5 cup mango*
  • 1 banana peeled

Instructions

  1. Place spinach and water in blender. Puree until smooth.

  2. Add fruit and blend again.

Recipe Notes

*Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

NOT A FAN OF BANANAS? Feel free to substitute with another fruit, like extra mangos. You can even freeze the bananas first to reduce the flavor and also add some extra chill to your smoothie. Check out our Substitution Guide for more ideas

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1,249 comments

Maria 5.14.2017 at 11:38 pm

I am allergic to mangos and citrus aka pineapple and oranges. What can I substitute?

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SGS Rawkstar Amanda 5.15.2017 at 7:50 am

Hi Maria,

Allergies? No worries! Check out our Rawkstar Substitution Guide for easy swaps + suggestions!

https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/substitution-guide

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Marian 4.21.2017 at 4:52 pm

Pineapple…. should I use canned? I’ve never processed a fresh pineapple before and am intimidated…plus I don’t really like the texture of pineapple so it wont get eaten if I have too much on hand.

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Annie 4.24.2017 at 9:23 pm

I use frozen fruit. I buy it at BJ’s or Walmart. I just check the label to make sure it’s just fruit. Love frozen fruit in green smoothies. In fact, I keep frozen kale and spinach mix – also from BJ’s – on hand when I don’t have fresh.

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SGS Rawkstar Amanda 5.1.2017 at 7:37 am

Hi Marian,

You’re right. Pineapples can be intimidating, for awhile I always left breaking down the pineapple to my husband, or reached for the prepped pineapple in the grocery store. Until I found this post from Buzzfeed! I simply cut the pineapple how they show, cut off the hard center portion, and store!

Like Annie suggested, frozen is a great option! I usually suggest staying away from canned, because of the added sugar, even those stored in their own fruit, But if it’s your only option, it’s definitely ok to use, just stick with low-glycemic fruits + plenty of leafy greens.

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vicky 4.7.2017 at 11:49 am

I winged it because I needed to use some greens and such so they wouldn’t go bad. So I added mix greens ( arugula spinach),plus the kale. And I used almond milk instead of water, then added pineapple, frozen bl. berries and banana. Absolutely delicious. Of course it went from green to purple, but deliculous

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SGS Rawkstar Amanda 5.1.2017 at 7:38 am

Hi Vicky,

Yum! I love your take on this recipe! 🙂

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sabrina 2.23.2017 at 9:49 am

what i think should be in a green smotthie is
1/2 cup of broccolii
1/2 cup cucumber
1/2 cup lettuce or kale
1/2 cup carrot

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SGS Rawkstar 2.24.2017 at 4:25 am

Hi Sabrina,

That sounds pretty delicious too us. But we also like to sweeten up our recipes + boost their nutritional content with yummy + healthy fruits. Looking for a really veggie packed recipe? Check out our Veggie Cocktail Green Smoothie here…

http://simplegreensmoothies.com/green-smoothie-recipes/veggie-cocktail

Hope you love it!

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