Recipe of the Week: Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Recipe of the Week

From the taste kitchen of Dr. Sarah Laginess and Family


Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie

Makes 32 oz | Serves 2

2 cups spinach, fresh (tightly packed)
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
2 bananas

Tightly pack your leafy greens into a measuring cup and toss into blender. Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone. Next add in mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again.

1. Use at least one frozen fruit to chill your smoothie.
2. If you aren’t a big 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.


  • I like to chop the fruits and put them in a quart size zip loc bag and freeze them so everything is portioned out ahead of time.
  • Put them in the fridge the night before you make it in the morning to soften it a little so it doesn’t jam up your blender.
  • This tastes amazing with peaches instead of the mango as another option.
  • My kids devour this smoothie combination.


Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie