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How to Make a Smoothie

How to Make a Smoothie

Morning, afternoon or night, with your breakfast or after your workout, smoothies are a great option to turn to no matter what combination of flavors and ingredients you want! Learn how to make a smoothie to satisfy a sweet tooth or to wake up after a good night’s rest.

Smoothies are simple to prepare and require just a few ingredients: some liquid, fruit and/or veggies (fresh or frozen), and some ice (helpful if you aren’t using frozen fruit or vegetables). The only equipment you’ll need is a blender*. The combinations of smoothie ingredients are endless! Just some ideas for these ingredients include:

Liquids for Smoothies

  • Milk—dairy or non-dairy like almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, etc.
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Juice—any fruit juice like apple, pineapple, orange, grapefruit

Fruit for Smoothies

  • Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi
  • Papaya
  • Mango
  • Grapefruit

Vegetables for Smoothies

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Celery

Other Add-Ins for Smoothies

  • Protein powder—whey, casein, or plant-based
  • Greek yogurt
  • Drink mix
  • Non-sugar sweetener like monkfruit extract or sucralose
  • Honey
  • Cocoa powder
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Wheat germ
  • Oats

Steps for Making a Smoothie

  • Choose your ingredients
  • If you have a traditional blender, add the liquid first, then all the other ingredients
  • Blend until smooth—it should be the texture of a milkshake or even thinner, whatever your preference!

You’ll want to follow the instructions for your preferred smoothie. Now that you know how to make a smoothie, try your hand at these delicious smoothie recipes from My Food and Family.

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