Food Money Saving Tips

Mr. Greengenes Dupe

Starting, or ending, your day with a green smoothie can easily boost your overall vegetable intake. The smoothies are packed with fruits and vegetables. The fruits often cover up the taste of the vegetables, making the smoothies taste sweet and more palatable. As a result, many people have an easier time drinking their vegetables.

Some health food chains, like Juice Generation, offer a wealth of smoothie options. However, it can easily cost $10 a smoothie. Assuming you have 1 each day, you could spend over $3500 a year on smoothies. While it may be convenient to drop in to one of these stores, you can quickly, conveniently, and more cheaply make these smoothies at home.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been making a Mr. Greengenes Dupe. It costs me $2 – $3 a smoothie, depending on if I buy organic and if I buy in bulk. I got the recipe from It takes me 5 minutes or less to make this smoothie. I use frozen mango for convenience and I don’t add ice. I’ve listed my modified recipe below. Sometimes I’ll make more than 1 and store them for 1-2 days in the fridge.

Mr. Greengenes Dupe

  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 cup leafy green vegetables (½ cup spinach, ½ cup kale)

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