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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

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

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

Stop blender and add the remaining ingredients to blender pitcher.

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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  1. loree

    June 6th, 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

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    June 6th, 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!

  3. Tania

    July 23rd, 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?

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    July 23rd, 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 :).

  5. Michelle

    January 2nd, 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.

  6. Martha

    January 2nd, 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

  7. SGS Rawkstar

    January 4th, 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!

  8. Taishan

    May 23rd, 2017 at 9:59 am

    All is going well on Day 2.
    I join that Aaptiv to get a workout to go with this time. I have problems download the exercise. Did anyone else have that same problem?

  9. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 24th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    HI Taishan,

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you’re having trouble accessing the Aaptiv workouts. Reach out to them at support@aaptiv.com. They have an amazing support team + will make sure you’re ready to rawk!

  10. Linda

    September 11th, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I was surprised with the Day 1 smoothie. I thought with all of the fruit that it would be really sweet. My husband tried a little and thought it tasted like watermelon rind. Also, the recipe made a large drink, so I froze 1/2 for day 2 (so the 7 day smoothies will last 14 days). I want to do this correctly — is it important to eat the whole drink each day? Thanks.

  11. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    September 14th, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Hey Linda,

    Feel free to add less greens and more fruit if you need to make it sweeter tasting. If you are too full from the smoothie then that is totally fine. You could put it in a glass airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

    Hope that helps!

  12. Clara

    October 9th, 2018 at 10:33 am


    I’ve been drinking smoothies made mostly with fruit, so I’m not a complete novice. However, I wanted to try to incorporate more veggies in my diet. I remembered seeing a simple green smoothie recipe from a flyer in the newspaper several months ago. I “Googled it” and that’s how I discovered your website. I’ve also downloaded the app! I am on day two of the 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge! I’m very excited to try all of the Green Smoothie recipes! So far, so good! The app is an awesome tool for great tips and recipes. Keep up the GREAT work!!

  13. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    October 16th, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Hey Clara,

    That is so amazing that you were able to find us that way. Yay!!! Sounds like you are a smoothie rawkstar already. So proud of you for taking that step on your own. We are honored to play a small part in your health journey.


  14. Cha Cha

    March 13th, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Hi, I’m having a hard time not seeing kale chunks. I have a Ninja and tried this. The smoothie taste good but imchewung on kale. I tried the above instructions as well.

  15. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 14th, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Hey Cha Cha,

    Hmm did you make sure to rip off all the kale stems before putting them into the blender? If you haven’t that will probably make a huge difference. Also I would try blending for a longer period of time.

    Hope that helps!

  16. Melisa

    April 25th, 2019 at 7:50 am

    I have the same problem with the ninja. Regardless of how long I let it go for it doesn’t completely blend

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