The Best Smoothie Mason Jars + Accessories

Some may call it an obsession, others may call it an addiction with smoothie mason jars…

Either way, we truly love green smoothies and have spent lots of time testing and trying various products to share with you. We always get excited when we find something that helps make life a little easier— like the bamboo mason jar lids or paper straws that are eco-friendly AND adorable! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite green smoothie must-haves that rock our world! Click any of the links below to be taken directly to Amazon or the seller directly (we get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase).

Smoothie Mason Jars

Lids + Straws for Smoothie Mason Jars

I always say, green smoothies are the healthiest fast food— because I am always bringing them on the go. TO help with spills and add some style posts, these are my go-to accessories for my smoothie mason jars.

Best Books + Apps + Programs

I may be a little biased (okay, 100% biased!)… but these are the go-to books and apps for making tasty green smoothies and plant-powered meals.

Going the extra mile with green smoothies

Turning green smoothies into popsicles has been a game changer for us on a hot summer day! We also compost our waste and use it in our garden to add essential vitamins for healthy, happy fruits + veggies.

What about you?

Did I cover it all?! I’d love to know if you have an other staple smoothie supplies that I’m missing here. If you’re wondering about blenders, I’ve got an entire blender guide on that. If you’re curious about what superfoods to add to your smoothies, check out my Smoothie Superfood article.

553 comments

kristina diaz 9.28.2013 - 8:44 pm

Hello,

I am going to take the 30 day green smoothie challenge. 🙂 I just wanted to ask if I blend in the am and then take the second serving into work for later in the day will it get all gross and separate out?

Thanks

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Jen Hansard 10.1.2013 - 7:21 am

It will separate throughout the day. That’s why I store mine in a mason jar and just give it a good shake before I go for my second glass of the day. So excited you are doing this Kristina!

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Tina 9.28.2013 - 9:44 am

How about coconut water? Or just water. Some use water as liquid and as a thickener (smoothie consistency) they use yogurt or avocado. I tried avocado (1/4) but I find it fatty (if that makes any sense) or too thick for some of the recipes. I haven’t tried yogurt. I don’t have any problems with almond milk that’s why I haven’t tried yogurt. Best of luck to you!

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Andrea 8.12.2013 - 12:31 pm

Just trying to order through the Blendtec website and the free shipping code isn’t working.

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Jadah and Jen 8.13.2013 - 9:13 am

Try going through this link and using the code… It may work better?
http://www.blendtec.com/products/total_blender_classic_series_factory_reconditioned?affiliateid=460868

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Andrea 8.12.2013 - 9:10 am

I use the pasta sauce Mason jars a lot, but since I commute by bicycle, I wanted something lighter and less breakable. My solution was a wide mouth Sigg bottle. It works great, is relatively easy to clean and is much lighter than a Mason jar. The ones I got came with a sport top which I replaced with a regular Sigg top from our collection. I found good prices on Amazon.

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Andrea 8.12.2013 - 9:12 am

I almost forgot, they also work great in the car if you get the slim bottles. I was on the road on Saturday and had no problem sipping away on my smoothie 🙂

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Kris 10.15.2013 - 1:50 pm

I use a plastic peanut butter jar when I’m on my bike. It’s light, has a screw top seal & I’m not worried if I end up forgetting it at work or wherever. Works great!

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Emily 7.30.2013 - 6:10 am

Hi there,
I haven’t received my shopping list. I’m new to making smoothies and find this website so helpful! Please help x

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Jadah and Jen 7.30.2013 - 1:38 pm

Send us an email at simplegreensmoothies(at)gmail(dot)com so we can help you out 🙂

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Glenn 7.23.2013 - 4:32 pm

what about adding oatmeal in the smoothies? Also this is about 2 servings… Do you drink both servings in one day, or do you save the other serving for the next day?

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Jadah and Jen 7.24.2013 - 12:19 pm

Hi Glenn! You can drink both in one day, or save the other half for the next 🙂 Or you can just blend half of the ingredient amounts.

You can add oatmeal if you find that to be beneficial to you!

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Karen Peters 7.17.2013 - 12:47 pm

O wrote u guys last week woth a question about substituteing citrus in the recipes that call for them.Due to my roacea I can’t have citrus of any kind what fruit can I use instead please help? Amd desperatly awaiting an answer.Thanks Karen

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Jadah and Jen 7.18.2013 - 3:14 pm

If a recipe has a lot of citrus then it would be best try any of our recipes without citrus 🙂 If it has just one little piece of citrus, then try substituting for a fruit that has a similar sweetness and consistency.

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Lauren 7.17.2013 - 8:14 am

I am just wondering a lot of smoothies now a days call for almond milk- but I am allergic to all nuts so I am unable to eat it. Instead of using regular cow milk, what would be a good substitution as I want to stray away from dairy products and go for something more healthy.

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Jadah and Jen 7.18.2013 - 3:14 pm

Rice milk, coconut milk are good substitutes. Read this article 🙂
https://simplegreensmoothies.com/liquid-base

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Lougagne 9.28.2013 - 8:01 am

I use Soy milk in all my smoothies as I have a problem with almond milk. You might try it (make sure you’re not allergic to it either).

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Kristine 7.11.2013 - 6:40 pm

I’d love to see a QUART (32 oz) size mason jar with a handle. I can only find the 16 oz. size. Too small for my big smoothie appetite.

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Clare 7.9.2013 - 10:47 am

Thank you for attaching the links! Great help. Love this website!

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Ruby 7.7.2013 - 10:10 pm

I just have a basic cheap blender. Will I need to purchase a new blender to make the smoothies.

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Jadah and Jen 7.8.2013 - 8:18 am

You will not have to buy a new blender! Read this article 🙂
https://simplegreensmoothies.com/product-reviews/cheap-blender

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Marlon 7.11.2013 - 3:05 pm

Ruby, I had a basic $70 Oster for years. It was very good to me. It just takes a little longer blend time and a little more liquid to make it nice and smooth. I have a Blendtec now. I gave the Oster to a friend and she loves it and makes smoothies regularly.

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Liv 7.2.2013 - 11:37 pm

Does anyone know where i can buy affordable mason jars that ship to Australia, so far, i’ve found zero. Please help!

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Kirstie 7.4.2013 - 1:06 am

Yes, I’d love to know too

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Katie 7.10.2013 - 6:23 pm

Get them from Amazon – I have had some shipped to Brisbane.

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Tash 12.31.2013 - 11:40 pm

http://www.greensecrets.com.au are the Australian distributors for Mason jars plus awesome handmade glass smoothie straws…

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Tash 12.31.2013 - 11:42 pm

http://www.greensecrets.com.au are the Australian distributors for Mason jars plus awesome handmade glass smoothie straws…

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Megan Riek 6.30.2013 - 5:46 pm

I’m looking into getting a Vitamix, but there are so many different models! Do y’all use a specific one that works well with leafy greens and fruits/veggies?

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Jadah and Jen 7.3.2013 - 8:57 am

We like the “Certified Reconditioned Standard” option on this link:
https://secure.vitamix.com/Specials.aspx?COUPON=06-007771

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Linda Hubley 8.30.2013 - 12:58 pm

professional style vitamix

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kosha 6.30.2013 - 12:12 pm

I haven’t received the shopping list either! I just signed up, will I get it tomorrow?

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Jadah and Jen 7.3.2013 - 8:57 am

If you haven’t received it yet, then send us an email 🙂

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Lori 6.30.2013 - 12:11 pm

Can someone copy paste the shopping list for July challenge?

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Tina 6.30.2013 - 1:06 pm

I got this sometime last week. Said it’s the first week of the challenge. Hope this helps.
The shopping list makes enough for two green smoothies a day. If you wish to only make a single serving of green smoothie goodness each day, half the shopping list and also half the recipes. We encourage you to make the full batch though— this will help you share with friends and family and still make enough for an afternoon nutritious snack. 

FRUITS

4-6 bananas
1 avocado
1 lime
2 kiwi
2 guavas
1 papaya
2 mango, fresh or 16 oz frozen
1 pineapple, fresh or 28 oz frozen
8 navel oranges (6 for orange juice)

VEGGIES

kale, fresh (1 bag, 10-16 oz)
spinach, fresh (1 bag, 10-16 oz)

OTHER
almond milk
coconut water
coconut oil (optional)
   To buy online: => click here
coconut flakes, unsweetened (optional)
   To buy online: => click here

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fancy 7.5.2013 - 11:13 am

can someone email me the shopping list for july

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marieke 6.29.2013 - 2:39 am

I just joined today. Can i please get the email with the Shopping-list? Thx greets from the netherlands

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Debbie 7.1.2013 - 12:34 am

Hoi Marieke
Ik wil het ook gaan doen en mijn vraag is bevalt het?en wat voor spulletjes gebruik jij allemaal?
Groetjes Debbie ook uit Nederland

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Jadah and Jen 7.3.2013 - 8:58 am

If you haven’t received it yet then please send us an email 🙂

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Randall 6.28.2013 - 12:53 pm

The only other essential I could suggest is the FoodSaver T03-0023-01 Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer. It’s designed to work with the FoodSaver brand vacuum sealers but will also work with the FoodSaver handheld sealers. In my experience smoothies in vacuum sealed Mason jars will last twice as long before oxidizing.

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Tina 6.28.2013 - 1:03 pm

You mean to say the FoodSaver jar sealer will work with Kerr Mason Jars too?

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Randall 6.28.2013 - 2:33 pm

Yes, I use it with Kerr and Ball brands of wide-mouth canning jars. I use the vacuum sealer with both the metal lids and the reusable plastic lids — I’ve never had a problem with either lid type. BTW, I also have the FoodSaver jar sealer that works with regular-mouth jars, but I rarely use it.

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Randall 6.28.2013 - 2:40 pm

Just to clarify, this is not the same as the top of the FoodSaver brand storage containers. The Jar Sealer is designed specifically for canning jars.

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Tina 6.28.2013 - 2:50 pm

This is excellent! Thanks for sharing this info! I always prep my smoothie the night before to bring to work in the morning. My work hours are from 4am-12:30nn. I think my family won’t be happy if I use the blender at 3am lol!

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Randall 6.28.2013 - 4:37 pm

I hope you give it a try. At first I found the vacuum sealed lids hard to get off the jar and damaged a few lids trying to pry them off. The trick, it turns out, is to just apply steady upward pressure with your thumbs for several seconds and, like magic, the lid will gently unseal.

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Randall 6.28.2013 - 4:59 pm

Oh yes, I should mention that the air bubbles in the smoothie expand when the jar is vacuum sealed. As a result, the liquid level rises about 1 inch in a quart jar. Be sure to leave room for the expansion.

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Jadah and Jen 7.3.2013 - 8:58 am

Thanks for the tip, Randall!

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Brittany 6.27.2013 - 10:14 am

When a recipe calls for almond milk.. can you substitute cow’s milk? not quite ready to go and buy tons of stuff.. so I was wondering if you can substitute different things in the recipes

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Jadah and Jen 6.28.2013 - 8:20 am

You sure can, Brittany! We try to stay away from dairy products because some people are allergic to them, and we prefer the nutrition of the other milks we suggest. But lots of people still include dairy products 🙂 No harm done!

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Brittany 6.28.2013 - 8:25 am

I actually went out and bought unsweetened almond milk… I tried it in my smoothie this am..love it

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Jennifer 6.25.2013 - 11:54 am

Bed Bath Beyond sells Vitamix and allows you to use the 20% off coupon everyone gets in the mail and throws away! 🙂 So in the end it only cost me a little above $300 for a brand new one!

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