The Recipe Rebel's Guide to Making Smoothies

This is my tried-and-true method for making a fruit smoothie that is always smooth, creamy, and delicious. So many ways to customize it with your favorite liquid, fruit, and toppings.

three different smoothies in glasses with a variety of fruit in the background
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Smoothies, whether they be Strawberry Smoothies, Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies, or Apple Crisp Smoothies, are a delicious addition to any meal of the day.

As easy as they are to make, however, it is surprisingly simple to make a mistake. It's possible for them to be the wrong consistency (too thick, too thin, too sweet, not sweet enough, too chunky, too icy, etc.).

You asked, so I'll answer: "How to Make a Smoothie." This is my tried-and-true method for creating the ideal smoothie, complete with the ideal proportions of liquid, fruit, yogurt, and additional ingredients.

I've provided a ton of alternative options so you can tweak it to your liking.

Exactly What Should I Put Into My Smoothie?

One of the best things about a fruit smoothie recipe is how versatile it can be. What I typically include in my smoothies is as follows:

  • You can use regular milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut water, or any other type of milk or juice you like. Use iced tea if you like!
  • Greek Yogurt: a delicious way to increase your protein intake and create a satisfyingly thick and creamy texture. Yogurt made from plants, rather than dairy, works just as well, and you can omit it if you like (the final product won't be as thick, though).
  • Banana: I always have a bag of frozen banana slices on hand. The frozen banana adds texture and sweetness without added sugar.
  • Smoothies are great with a variety of frozen fruits, especially berries. We love pineapple, mango, and all kinds of berries. Moreover, watermelon can be used, as in the delicious and revitalizing Watermelon Smoothie.
  • So many different plug-ins allow for extensive personalization. A variety of ingredients such as protein powders, nuts/seeds, oats, extracts, sweeteners, and even avocados can be added to your smoothie.

Liquids with a velvety consistency:

We've covered the fundamentals up top, but here are some additional enjoyable possibilities:

  • Milk with chocolate or almond milk with chocolate flavor
  • Coffee or tea served iced
  • Fruit juice, preferably of the pineapple or mango variety
  • Choice of nut, rice, coconut, or soy milk
  • Consume some fermented beverages, like kombucha or kefir.
some liquid options for smoothies including juice and milks

Fruit smoothies:

A thick and refreshing smoothie can be made with frozen fruit. Make sure to complement your fresh fruit with a frozen banana or a cup of ice.

  • The majority of my smoothies consist of bananas that I have frozen. It gives them a luxurious, velvety texture.
  • Peeled apples or unpeeled oranges
  • Superfruits and superfoods, berries are loaded with anti-oxidants and fiber. (among the many berry smoothies we've tried, this Blueberry Smoothie has quickly become a favorite. )
  • Enjoyable tropical flavors include pineapple, mango, and kiwi (especially when combined with coconut milk, as in this enticing Tropical Smoothie recipe). )
  • Stone fruits such as peaches, cherries, and others (when they're not in season, grab a bag of frozen to save money).
frozen fruit options for smoothies in glass bowls

Ideas for Ingredients to Put in Smoothies

  • Spread some peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter on it for a nutrient and flavor boost.
  • Sprinkle in some seeds, like chia, flax, or hemp hearts.
  • Mix in some cooked grains like quick oats, brown rice, or quinoa.
  • Add a scoop of your preferred protein or collagen powder to make it more filling.
  • Blend in some creaminess: cream cheese and cottage cheese combine to make a smoothie that is incredibly thick and smooth.
  • You can increase the nutritional value of your meal by including a handful of vegetables, such as fresh spinach or kale, half an avocado, or even a handful of frozen cauliflower. The addition of cauliflower and avocado also results in a particularly velvety and creamy consistency.
  • Sweeteners: prefer it sweeter To sweeten, use honey, agave, pitted Medjool dates, or simple syrup.
  • Boost the flavor with a splash of vanilla, almond, or maple extract.
  • Consider experimenting with various powdered spices and herbs, such as acai, maca, spirulina, nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
nut butters seeds grains and powders options for smoothie mix ins

Smoothie Preparation Methods

In just 5 minutes, you can whip up this nutritious munchie. I'll show you how:

  1. All of your ingredients, from softest to firmest, should be added to a high-powered blender and blended together.
  2. Whirl: Whirl until smooth, pausing to stir as necessary.
  3. Taste and adjust the texture if necessary, and serve immediately.
three different smoothies in glasses with pineapple smoothie in the front

Answers to Your Questions About Making a Healthy Fruit Smoothie

Which fruits work best when blended together?

Almost any fruit will do in a smoothie. You can't go wrong with any of these delicious fruits: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, mangos, peaches, cherries, pineapples, watermelons, etc. Use frozen fruit for optimal results. It's a great way to get a creamier smoothie.

Should liquids like milk or water predominate in a smoothie?

The smoothie is missing something, and I think milk would be perfect. It makes for a silkier mouthfeel and enhanced flavor. Milks like coconut milk, almond milk, and regular milk are all wonderful alternatives.

Is ice necessary for a smoothie?

Frozen fruit is not acceptable. Some people mistakenly believe that a smoothie requires ice. One of the best ways to make a cold, creamy smoothie without diluting the flavor is to use frozen fruit. It is acceptable to include ice in smoothies if fresh fruit is all that is available or if you prefer very cold beverages.

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  • ¾ cup a glass of milk, or a glass of juice (high- or low-fat, dairy-based or plant-based)
  • ½ cup simple Greek yogurt In the vicinity of 125 grams (or flavored)
  • 1 frozen bananas about 115 grams (divided or frozen)
  • 1 cup fruit that has been frozen (whether you prefer strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, cherries, pineapple, or mango, the possibilities are countless. )
  • modify with optional additions (nut butter, protein powder, oats, various flours, extracts, etc.)
  • Blender ingredients should be added in the order given (from softest to firmest).
  • Stir occasionally while blending until a smooth consistency is reached.
  • If your blender is having trouble, add a little liquid, stir it up, and give it another go. If you prefer a more substantial smoothie (or a cooler ), then blend once more with a few cubes of ice
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  • Spread some peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter on it for a nutrient and flavor boost.
  • Sprinkle in some seeds, like chia, flax, or hemp hearts.
  • Fill up on grains by mixing in some instant oats, brown rice, or quinoa.
  • Add a scoop of protein or collagen powder to make it more filling.
  • Smoothies made with cream cheese and cottage cheese are exceptionally thick and creamy.
  • The addition of vegetables, such as a handful of fresh spinach or kale, half an avocado, or even a handful of frozen cauliflower, is a wonderful way to increase dietary variety and improve overall health. The addition of cauliflower and avocado results in a particularly velvety and creamy consistency.
  • Add-ins: I like my drinks sweeter Honey, agave, pitted Medjool dates, or simple syrup are just a few of the sweeteners you could try.
  • Flavor enhancers: a splash of vanilla, almond, or maple extract
  • Experiment with different powdered spices and herbs, such as acai, maca, spirulina, cinnamon, nutmeg, and so on.
Calories: 142 cal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 1 g | Trans Fats: 1 g | Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 1 g | Fats with a monounsaturated fatty acid: 1 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 58 mg | Potassium: 525 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 17 g | Vitamin A: 222 IU | Vitamin C: 47 mg | Calcium: 180 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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I'm Ashley Fehr, and I take great pleasure in making delicious, simple meals for my loved ones. Also, I enjoy doing things in my own unique fashion, which often entails ignoring established procedures and even making up my own. In these pages, you'll find delicious new takes on classic dishes, as well as some of my family's most treasured recipes.

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