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Beginner’s Luck with Tops

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We all have our favorite green smoothies that we love to blend up every day. There seems to be no other more popular smoothie than our community favorite, Beginner’s Luck. It’s hard to mess with perfection, but we’ve taken this recipe a step further by adding in some carrot tops. Rich in vitamins and minerals, like potassium and calcium, carrot tops also contain protein and more than 6 times the vitamin C of carrots. Be sure to use organic tops to avoid contamination from pesticides.

So think twice before tossing the leafy green carrot tops – blend them up instead!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


We are lovers of all things leafy green— especially spinach. And this extremely creamy green smoothie is no exception.



  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 carrots (include leafy tops)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 banana


  1. Blend spinach, carrot top leaves, and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.


*You can grate your carrots with a cheese grater, or steam them to soften them before blending. Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.


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  1. Heggs

    September 13th, 2016 at 4:50 am

    This smoothie is great… Simple and effective. However I made one on Sunday night from ingredients I’d frozen the previous week and a fresh banana. I had half one day then saved half for the following day. Decanted it from the jug in the fridge into my flask, took it to work and 4 hours later it exploded! Queue mass work hysteria….

    What did I do? And how does one avoid this happening again?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    September 13th, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Hi Heggs,

    Oh no! We hope your office has recovered from mass green smoothie hysteria! Sometimes when we use extra ripe fruit and leave our smoothie at room temperature, the fruit can actually begin to ferment creating gas inside the container…sometimes leading to explosion or leaking! For that reason, it’s best to keep your smoothie chilled as long as possible when storing.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Deb Rycus

    October 16th, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I’m new to the site and super excited to try these. Problem is, I can’t eat spinach bc my body likes to form it into kidney stones. On your substitution guide, I saw romaine and kale—are there other leafy greens I should be thinking about?

  4. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    November 20th, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Hi Deb,

    Yes! Learn more about our favorite leafy greens here…


  5. Janet

    November 16th, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Where is the fat to help the fat soluble vitamins? thanks for sharing these recipes.

  6. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    November 20th, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Hi Janet,

    Looking to add an healthy fat to your green smoothie! I’ve got you covered! Some of my favorites are coconut oil, flaxseed oil + avocado. Learn more here…


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