1.1.2021

Best Green Smoothie Recipe

Enjoy my favorite spinach smoothie recipe (that’s really a tropical treat in disguise). It’s the best green smoothie recipe to boost your energy.

Best green smoothie recipe

Sure, I know a spinach smoothie doesn’t sound that appealing, but when made right it can be beyond delicious. With hundreds of 5-star reviews, it’s time for you to see why this is the best green smoothie recipe.

Are you wondering why anyone would be excited to drink something as green as this? I hear ya— I’ve been right where you are. And so have 1 million+ others who’ve blended this smoothie in our free 7-day smoothie challenge.

Drinking this daily smoothie is what helped me get the body and energy to do some incredible things, such as run 47 miles of the Grand Canyon, ride motorcycles through Morocco, publish two best-selling recipe books and create a backyard garden for my kids. This daily habit has kept my kids healthy when we didn’t have health insurance, energized us in between school and sports and nourished us so we don’t need to take vitamins.

The best green smoothie recipe uses spinach, mango, pineapple and banana

When I created this green smoothie recipe…it changed my life in more ways than I ever imagine. It was love at first sip for me, my two kids and over 1 million others who were scared of spinach smoothies.

I’ve published an entire recipe book on Simple Green Smoothies, and then went on The Doctors to blend a few green smoothie recipes live on stage! I was nervous with all the cameras and lights, but I knew I had to share green smoothies with the world! They truly are magical for your health.

Green smoothies recipes in a mason jar

Are green smoothie recipes healthy?

What we eat can truly transform our bodies and our lives in powerful ways. Especially with this smoothie recipe as I’ve seen in the lives of so many of my friends, family and community online. Blending spinach into a fruit smoothie is a great way to boost your immune system, as well as naturally energize you.

Most smoothies are made with just fruit and liquid, which is high in sugar and can cause inflammation. A green smoothie, on the other hand, is made with fruit, plant-based liquid and leafy greens.

This recipe is full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— and tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. Yet the best part is how simple as well as quick it is to make! You only need 4 ingredients and all of them can be found at your local grocery store (they don’t cost a fortune either!). As I say all the time— I’m all for making healthy eating affordable so it’s sustainable.

A green smoothie can taste just as good as a regular smoothie, and also have incredible health benefits.

5 ingredients to make a spinach smoothie

How to make a spinach smoothie

All you need to make a tasty green smoothie is a blender, fruit and leafy greens. The right ratio of spinach to fruit makes it sweet, as well as helps you reap all the health benefits of a green smoothie. The key is to use recipes that actually taste good and follow my simple tips below.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • fresh spinach
  • frozen pineapple
  • frozen mango
  • fresh banana
  1. Blend 1 cup of spinach (or another leafy greens of your choice) in a blender. Adding leafy greens to your smoothie boosts the phytonutrients and fiber, which then slows down the absorption of sugars into your body.
  2. Next, add 1 cup of liquid and blend well (until all leafy chunks are gone).
  3. Toss in fruit, such as frozen mango, pineapple and bananas in the blender.
  4. Next, blend again until smooth and creamy.
  5. Serve smoothie immediately for maximum nourishment.
  6. Looking to turn your smoothie into a meal replacement? Adding clean protein + healthy fat does the trick. I realized that none of the protein powders on the market were what I wanted when it came to pure protein with no weird gums or fillers. So I made my own! The result is my Protein Smoothie Boost -with only organic hemp + chia + flax seeds, in a perfectly smooth, smoothie worthy powder. Give it a blend and see what you think!
Fresh spinach is used in a smoothie to make it healthy

Can you taste spinach in the smoothie?

You wouldn’t be the first to look at this recipe and say “No way!” Green! Spinach! Yuck! Yet don’t walk away! These bright green smoothie recipes will actually delight your taste buds. You’ll even have an extra pep in your step when you realize how great you feel!

Even kids LOVE this green smoothie recipe! I started blending this smoothie in my daughter Clare’s kindergarten class four years ago. Now every year, I visit her school to blend this recipe with each new class. That’s how delicious this recipe is!

Not sure if your blender can handle the greens? I’ve created The Ultimate Blender Guide, where I reviewed countless blenders to find the best ones for green smoothies. The key is to get rid of leafy chunks, blend quickly and provide tons of value for the price. Hint: not all of them cost $400+. 🙂

Best green smoothie recipe being prepped to store in freezer

Top 5 Smoothie Blending Tips

  1. Follow the 60/40 formula. When you’re making your first few green smoothies, don’t just throw things in the blender. Chances are, it’ll taste nasty if you wing it right out of the gate. To save you a few smoothie-fails, bust out those cute lil’ measuring cups to learn how to make your own green smoothie.
  2. Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks. Chewing your green smoothie is no fun! To get a “smooth” green smoothie experience, blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again.
  3. Ditch the ice and freeze some fruits. Want your green smoothie to be extra chilly? Freeze your favorite fruits like ripe bananas, grapes, pineapple or berries. You can also freeze your leafy greens in a freezer-safe bag. Just make sure to add your frozen greens straight to the blender.
  4. Use raw natural sweeteners. Add naturally sweet fruits to any smoothie that tastes bitter or a bit too “green.” My favorite naturally sweet fruits are bananas, mango, apples, pears or pitted dates.
  5. Make smoothies ahead for the perfect fast food. Life is crazy busy— especially in the morning. That’s why we think green smoothies are the healthiest fast food for people who are constantly on the go. You can smoothie prep, or even blend the night before and store it in your fridge.
mason jars with smoothies and paper straw

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Best Green Smoothie Recipe

The best green smoothie recipes are full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. There's no need to be scared of a spinach smoothie when it tastes like this— just read the reviews to see what I mean.
4.8 from 648 votes
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Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jen Hansard

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple - frozen
  • 1/2 cup mango - frozen
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional

Instructions

  • Measure: Tightly pack spinach in a measuring cup.
  • Add: Put spinach to blender with water. Blend together until all chunks are gone. (Should resemble green water when blended well).
  • Toss: Pineapple, mango and banana to blender. I like to use frozen pineapple and mangos to chill the smoothie down and save time cutting and prepping. It’s a win-win!
  • Blend: It all together until smooth and creamy. Depending on your blender, this could take as little as 30 seconds or as long as 2 minutes.
  • Pour: Into a glass and serve immediately.
  • Store: In the fridge with a lid until ready to drink.

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Notes

  • Not a fan of bananas? Swap it for 1/4 avocado, additional 1/2 cup mango or 1/2 cup peaches.
  • You can use 1 cup pineapple if you're out of mango.
  • Frozen fruit is recommended because it's easy and chills the smoothie.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 3829IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Rhonda Pike says:

    So excited about this recipe! What a great way for your kiddos to get their greens!

  2. Josie says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe I subsitute pineapple with papaya because I’m allergic to pineapple.
    I’ve done the 7 day challenge over a month ago I’m now hooked I do a green smoothie everyday energy level up and I’m feeling a whole lot better

  3. Renee Jones says:

    I love this idea, but don’t you need protein, too? I’ve always been told to balance protein and carbs to avoid blood sugar issues.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Renee,

      We love adding protein to our green smoothies + yes it can be a great addition, especially if you’re planning on using your green smoothie as a meal replacement. We leave it out of this recipe, because this is our go-to beginner recipe and we wanted to keep it as simple as possible. Some of my favorite protein sources are almond butter, oats, and chia seeds. Learn more about our favorites here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/protein-powder-for-smoothies

    • Dar says:

      This is a quick and delicious recipe. It’s hot in Texas, and a smoothie is my favorite way to start the day. My home was finally repaired after Harvey, so…I started fresh with an empty freezer. Well, thanks to Jen and her book- the first thing I did was restock frozen spinach and fresh fruit! (I picked over 40 pounds of fresh blueberries in June!!) You won’t find room for much more than what I need for smoothies. Thanks for fast forwarding the blending. Blending is one habit you will never apologize for:)

  4. Joanne says:

    Hello Jen
    Lately I’ve been experiencing a lot of inflammation pain due to arthritis. My diet consists mostly of starches (cultural), I eat rice sometimes twice a day, pasta, potatoes, bread are staple in my meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). I now have to ween myself from eating so much of it. I was just speaking to my husband today (in Afghanistan) and he’s been telling me that I should start drinking green smoothies, so I googled how to make green smoothies and came to your site. I see that everyone loves this recipe and since I am the most finicky person on the planet, I was happy to see how much every has commented on your creation. I am going to get the ingredients to make this shake in the morning more to follow…………………….Joanne

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Awwww! I love hearing this Joanne!!! I hope you enjoyed your first green smoothie with us— and I am sure it won’t be your last. 🙂 If you’re experiencing arthritis pain, I’d recommend you do our Summer Reset. For 7 days we will remove the most common inflammation triggers (gluten, dairy, sugar, etc) and give our body a reset. We will be drinking lots of green smoothies and eating lots of fresh tasty meals too. You can learn more here: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/7-day-cleanse

  5. Michelle says:

    Can i substitute water for unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk or coconut water?

    • Jen Hansard says:

      Absolutely! You can also swap the bananas for avocado for those that aren’t fans of banana.

  6. Kim says:

    5 stars
    I made this morning. I added green apple and celery on top of the ingredients indicated. I ended up drinking half in the morning and the other half after my work out with a little protein powder. Both were delicious!! Found my new favorite green smoothie… thanks!!

  7. Ana says:

    If i follow this ratio, around how many mililiters of the smoothie will i get?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Ana,

      Each serving is 16oz. This recipe makes 32oz, so you’ll have two servings to enjoy!

  8. Meri Thomason says:

    5 stars
    What a great way to get started on drinking green juices.

  9. Liz says:

    5 stars
    WOW! I’m officially converted to green smoothies. WOW! My 2 year old daughter drank a whole cup of this! I’m thrilled!!!

  10. Rosh says:

    Could I use wheatgrass as a substitute for spinach? I want to incorporate more superfoods and keep it vegan. Thanks!

  11. Nancy says:

    I can’t believe how delicious it is! Today was my first time making a green smoothie and I was skeptical. Thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Baylor Crump says:

    Is this a cleansing smoothie?

  13. Wayne says:

    spirulina not spiraling

  14. Wayne says:

    I use kale, then chard, Then spinach, then carrot tops, then arugula
    I use strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries
    I use bananas, peanuts, almonds, cashews
    I use spiraling, Match green tea, Protein powder (Vega One)
    I use chia seeds, other seeds

    Are these good ideas of things to rotate?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Wayne,

      These are all great additions to your green smoothie. And I’m all for rotating your ingredients, in addition to rotating your leafy greens – your body loves variety!

  15. donald duck says:

    High in sugar. Is that an issue? It has as much sugar as a can of soda. Granted it is not high fructose corn syrup, but in the end, does your body not process all sugars the same way and end up with the same results? Calling it high in fiber with 6 grams, okay…. What about kale, flaxseed, peanut butter, vanilla almond milk, chia seed, and various other additives to boost the vitamin and mineral content while minimizing the high added sugar content?

  16. Elif Yaman says:

    Thanks for sharing so nice somothies.Can I prepate 24 hours ago and keep it in a glass container in the fridge?Thanks 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Elif,

      You totally can! Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator for up to two days in an airtight container. Adding a small amount of lemon juice can also help preserve all of their green goodness!

      Just a heads up. Because our recipes are free of any yucky additives or preservatives separation is completely natural. Simply give your smoothie a quick shake before enjoying + you’re ready to go!

  17. Faby says:

    Hi
    This smoothie sounds great! I want to make this smoothie for sampling for a nutrition fair for 65 kids. The yield says 1 but how many cups or ounces does this recipe make?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Faby,

      YAY!! I love that you’re sharing green smoothies! We love sharing green smoothies with kids especially. I hope you share pictures!! Each smoothie makes about 32oz, with 16oz being one serving.

  18. Sandy says:

    5 stars
    This is how I got into smoothies and got my husband on smoothies too. (His favorite one) Unexpectedly my children too! Thank You!!

  19. Lala says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe. I have tired all kinds of green smoothies and this one by far is the best. its smooth and I didn’t have to hold my breathe to drink it.

  20. Meg says:

    How do I (or those around me) live with the bloating and gas caused by all this spinach?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Meg,

      Body have a little more “air” than normal? 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). For those around you, it can be a great conversation starter about the health benefits of adding green smoothies to your diet! 🙂

    • Jenny says:

      Mangoes are full of sugar maybe 5 cups is too much

    • G says:

      It’s a half cup FFS

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Jenny,

      Yes, that decimal point can be hard to see some times. But our recipe calls for 1/2 cup of pineapple + 1/2 cup of mango. Hope that helps! 🙂

  21. Pamela says:

    5 stars
    I added a tbs of plain Protein powder and it not only tasted delicious but kept me feeling full for hours! 10 put of 10!
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s taste sensation!

  22. Suzanne says:

    5 stars
    I hesitated to use all of the fruit in this smoothie, but it surprised me that it wasn’t too sweet. It was delicious and refreshing!

  23. Emily says:

    5 stars
    I LOVE Beginner’s Luck! I hardly stray from this recipe unless I’m out of the ingredients. I normally double the recipe for me and my kids, but only put in one banana because I found two bananas to be overpowering.

  24. Donna says:

    4 stars
    Very delicious!!!!

  25. Barbara says:

    4 stars
    Really good and sweet spinach is the best (prefer it to kale) you don’t taste it. So even if you don’t like it, it’s not going to be a problem.
    I only give it a 4 because I tasted the other recipes with the extra peeled orange (citrus breeze) in it and I really love that one !!

  26. Julie Roberts says:

    5 stars
    Beautiful bright green colour, fresh tropical taste with heaps of sneaky spinach…. Loving it xxx

  27. Julie Roberts says:

    5 stars
    Beautiful bright green colour, fresh tropical taste… Loving it xxx

  28. Al Reynosa says:

    5 stars
    easy to make and the flavor is outstanding

  29. Nichole says:

    4 stars
    I love this recipe! It’s delicious!

  30. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! It had a wonderful tropical fruit taste while also nice & creamy. My whole family, including two picky kids, loved it.

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  32. jackie murphy says:

    which smoothie for eye health which has the most anrioxidants

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Jackie,

      Looking to blend for eye health. Carrots can be a great option! Check out our favorite recipes + how to blend this rawkin’ orange veggie here…

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  34. Jenny says:

    1 star
    33 GRAMS OF SUGAR?? Stay away! Zero stars.

  35. Green Leafy Convert says:

    5 stars
    Tried Beginner’s Luck today, and it was #LoveAtFirstSip!
    Scared of leafy greens as a smoothie drink so I tried this one recipe only. I was expecting the spinach to be the overwhelming flavor, but it wasn’t. Either I followed the recipe wrong, or that green smoothie just tastes naturally yummy!

  36. Lexie says:

    Hi I am transitioning to a vegan plant based diet for added health reasons I am type 1 diabetic but this recipe seems way to much sugar for me would I be able to substitute in some kale, lettuce green powder linseeds etc and take out some fruits or substitute for lower sugar fruits apple kiwi cuecumbers. Thanks in advance x

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Lexie,

      Everyone especially those with diabetes all have different amounts of fruit/natural sugars they should be consuming each day. So don’t worry about changing our recipes up! They’re here to inspire you! I love turning our green smoothie ratio on it’s head! Instead of blending 3 cups fruit, 2 cups leafy greens, and 2 cups liquid base – blend 3 cups leafy greens, 2 cups fruit, + 2 cups liquid base. Also, learn more about our favorite low-sugar fruits here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/how-to/low-sugar-fruits-smoothies

  37. Wanda says:

    5 stars
    I love this smoothie! Thank you for the recipe!

  38. Anra says:

    3 stars
    This sounds like a delicious smoothie – but I completely agree with Sashim on this one. wayy too much sugar. Yes, it is recommended to have 3 servings of fruit – but NOT all at one time! I do think you should rethink posting this recipe as “full of vitamins minerals etc” to include that anyone with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes mellitus should NOT think this is totally “healthy” drink. IN fact, bananas are categorized as a starch by most dietitians, not a fruit because of its glycemic value.

  39. Tammula says:

    Can not wait to try this I love smoothies

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      HI Tammula,

      YAY!! Don’t forget to reach back out + let me know what you think!

  40. Karen says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for the recipe. Delicious! I’m in the process of regaining my health and decided that a green smoothie to start my day would be a great start. Another bonus is that my children love it. Feels great knowing that they are getting a good portion of their veggies and fruit too!

  41. Sashim says:

    WARNING: 33 grams of sugar = 8 teaspoons of sugar. Yes it’s from fruit but it’s still a ton of sugar. Also, 1 cup of spinach is probably only one ounce total. If you are having this for dessert then great. But if you are drinking this for health benefits then you need to double or triple the spinach and cut the fruit by 1/3 at a minimum. It will STILL taste great. I actually use more veggies by WEIGHT than I do fruit, but note that I also add vanilla protein powder which has Stevia to sweeten it. Hope this feedback helps!

  42. Dave says:

    5 stars
    Mix with Coconut milk

  43. Christy says:

    Would this be good with coconut water?? Or do you think it would taste weird?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Christy,

      It would be amazing!! I love the refreshing flavor of coconut water + think it would be a great addition to this recipe. Remember our recipes are here to inspire you, so don’t hesitate to change them up!

  44. sexy mama says:

    can you use apple juice or any other type of juice instead of water

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Sexy Mama,

      You definitely can! We love blending with fresh squeeze juice. Just know that the natural sugar found in the juice, will significantly increase the sugar content of our recipes. I usually suggest blending 50% juice, with 50% water to help manage this increase. Hope this helps!

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  46. L williams says:

    I like to freeze ‘smoothie kits’ for quick drinks. Should freeze individual ingredients? Or blend then freeze?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi L,

      That’s actually completely up to you! You can make smoothie packs, as we show in our prep tips. I’ve included the link below! Or you can blend + freeze. Then once you’re ready to enjoy, place your blended smoothie in the fridge to thaw overnight. Just make sure and give your smoothie a good shake before enjoying. Because our smoothies are free of any yucky additives or stabilizers separation is completely normal.

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/frozen-smoothie-packs

  47. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    Great smoothie. All 4 kids r gobbling it down!

  48. Hannah says:

    My sister is diabetic, I want to make her some smoothies as well, can you help meme with that. Thanks a bunch

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Hannah,

      Thanks for reaching out. Diabetes can be tough, each individual has different needs due to their blood sugar, so we always suggest anyone with health concerns work with their personal physician to ensure the natural sugars in our recipes are the right choice for them + their body. And they know your sister best!

      A great article to share with your sister and her doctor is our blog post on green smoothies and low-sugar fruits. You can find it here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/plant-based-diet/how-to/low-sugar-fruits-smoothies

    • amanda says:

      4 stars
      Hi HANNAH

  49. Tracey Fisk says:

    5 stars
    My 1st green smoothie ever and is SO good!

    • Jen :: Simple Green Smoothies says:

      5 stars
      Yeah!!!!! So glad you tried it and liked it. Please share this recipe with your friends and convince them too. We need more green smoothie drinkers in the world. 🙂

  50. Kathine Redmond says:

    I’m allergic to all citrus fruit what can I use

  51. Beverly Gregory says:

    Can you mix 5 days worth of the mixture for the week?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Beverly,

      Our recipes will keep in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days. Want to blend for the whole week? You can always freeze your blended smoothie. Then pop in the refrigerator the night before you’re ready to enjoy. Once thawed, give your smoothie a quick shake + enjoy!

  52. Jim Pye says:

    5 stars
    Jen: Do you ever put yogurt in your smoothies? Jim Pye

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Jim,

      We do!! While our team trying to avoid dairy (it’s the number 1 undiagnosed food allergy and can be pretty tough on your digestion), we love reaching for coconut yogurt! If you love dairy + the way it makes your body feel – go for it! Greek yogurt can be a great protein boost!

  53. MsTee says:

    most smoothie recipes include bananas…i don’t like bananas…what can i sub for this recipe

    thx

  54. Ava says:

    5 stars
    Delicious!

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  56. Becca says:

    5 stars
    My favorite!!

  57. Samora says:

    5 stars
    The taste of the fruits was most prominent so it didn’t taste ‘green’. This one’s a keeper!

  58. Ray says:

    5 stars
    Loved it!!

  59. Terri says:

    5 stars
    Loved it !!!!!

  60. Jen says:

    5 stars
    I had the Beginner’s Luck today. Loved it!

  61. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    Light and tropical! Such a yummy smoothie… I like to use coconut water!

  62. Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    One of my favorites!

  63. Jacquie says:

    5 stars
    I have been intimidated to attempt green smoothies, until I found this recipe! First of all, it is SO simple AND tastes delicious too! Just the right amount of sweet and packed with nutrients.

  64. Dana N says:

    5 stars
    I love green smoothies, and this was the recipe that kicked it off for me a couple of years ago. Afraid of green smoothies? Try this One! The name is appropriate. You’ll be glad you did.

  65. Beth says:

    5 stars
    This is still one of my all-time faves! The perfect blend of sweet and delicious. I think even my “idea of a green smoothie” husband would enjoy it if he would just give it a chance.

  66. Sibel says:

    5 stars
    I think this will always be my favorite. Will get even the “haters’ into green smoothies. 🙂

  67. Maria says:

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

  68. Marian says:

    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.

    • Annie says:

      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.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      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.

  69. vicky says:

    5 stars
    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

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Vicky,

      Yum! I love your take on this recipe! 🙂

  70. sabrina says:

    2 stars
    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

  71. Sandra Woolfenden says:

    5 stars
    Beginner’s Luck is the best! For those afraid of the “green” in their drinks, just close your eyes – you will never know it is there!

  72. Nathardia says:

    5 stars
    The beginner’s luck is one of my best great taste, thanks for these recipes cause i never use to add veggies to my Smoothies and now I’m feeling great !!!

  73. Linda Gregory says:

    5 stars
    So simple, yet so delicious! Love this one and will have it often!

  74. Jody says:

    5 stars
    Great flavour! This was the first green smoothie I ever made and it was delicious. Will definitely make again and again.

  75. Rhonda G says:

    Probably my all time favorite. Great flavor to share with family members of all ages. This has such a refreshing flavor. Makes you want to jump up off the couch and get moving. Very simple to put together and definitely simple to consume!

  76. Janine says:

    5 stars
    This is the perfect green smoothie to start with. Especially for kids who aren’t sure about drinking green stuff. 🙂

  77. Laura says:

    5 stars
    Such a yummy green smoothie, even my son (the worlds pickiest eater) loved it, that’s a win in our house.

  78. Sherry says:

    5 stars
    My tastebuds love Beginner’s Luck! Will be one of my go to faves.

  79. Ashley says:

    5 stars
    I used avocado in place of banana & I Love this one!

  80. Nichole says:

    5 stars
    Love love love this smoothie. And even better, so does my 9 year old veggie hating son These smoothies are the only way I can get something healthy into his body ❤

  81. Kristin says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious! I shared with my two year old who was mad when it was gone. Also, it makes a good amount per serving.

  82. Crystal Koel says:

    5 stars
    Delicious! Bananas give it a nice sweet taste and creamy texture. Yum!

  83. Carolyn says:

    5 stars
    I love the thickness of these smoothies, almost like a smoothie bowl. Flavor is outstanding and best of all, the smoothies have good ‘sticking power’. No need for a snack as with other foods! Simple Green Smoothies will not disappoint you!

  84. Paula says:

    This is my favorite SGS! It is my go to and the one I recommend to all newbies to green smoothies.

  85. Debs Pope says:

    5 stars
    Love this smoothie has been my go to green smoothie for last couple of years thanks to simple green smoothies.

  86. Dianet says:

    This is probably one of my favorites! My nephew also liked it and he doesn’t like pineapple or green smoothies!

  87. Sandi O'Donnell says:

    5 stars
    I LOVE this smoothie! It’s one of my favorites! Although to be honest, I have a LOT of favorites from Simple Green Smoothies! 🙂

  88. Kate Schnur says:

    5 stars
    Easy to make and really tasty. If I had known drinking greens could taste like this, I’d have started a long time ago!

  89. jillian Woods says:

    Love this smoothie it is one of my favorites as well as my husbands.

  90. SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

    5 stars
    This is the recipe that started my love for green smoothies. My kids have been drinking this since they were 1 1/2 and 3 years old… and it’s still our go-to 6 years later.

  91. Annette says:

    5 stars
    This is the smoothie that will get you hooked or should I say addicted! Simple to make and tastes delicious! The Simple 7 program is easy to follow and just what you need to kick start your health for the new year, or anytime for that matter! The smoothies are easy to make and taste GREAT. And if you haven’t done so, check out the book Simple Green Smoothies, it has become my “bible” and has really helped me change my eating habit for the better!

  92. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    Love it! And love that my 4yr old son loves it too!

  93. Frances Davis says:

    5 stars
    Love the Beginner’s Luck smoothie. I will be putting this one in my rotation. Thank you for getting back to drinking smoothies daily with the #simple7squard.

  94. SGS Rawkstar Jen says:

    5 stars
    This is the recipe that started my love for green smoothies. My kids have been drinking this since they were 1 1/2 and 3 years old… and it’s still our go-to 6 years later.

  95. Heather says:

    5 stars
    Beginners luck is my go to SGS. I always have pineapple and mango and banana on hand. It’s sweeter than others so I can lure my husband into starting challenges this way

  96. Traci Millar says:

    5 stars
    I have always loved green smoothies but had never made them with water before – so much better than with Almond milk! Beginner’s Luck was delicious! Thank you 🙂

  97. Melanie says:

    5 stars
    Our absolute fav!

  98. Amy Cacali says:

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe for easing into green smoothies. It tastes like a fruity drink you’d enjoy on a tropical vacation! Before you know it, your glass will be empty!

  99. Karen says:

    5 stars
    DELICIOUS! Sweet and very satisfying, and so easy to make! Thank you for all the great instructions…you guys truly leave nothing to chance. As a result, my smoothies are always smooth and delicious!

  100. Beth Wilson says:

    5 stars
    The Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie was delicious! And knowing I’m drinking something so healthy, made it taste even better. It’s easy to make and even fun!

    I’m so glad I bought the book, Simple Green Smoothies. It’s packed with recipes, advice, tips, measurements, pictures, stories, and so much more! Honestly, this book can change your life for the better. It did mine.

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Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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