How Do You Make a Smoothie in a Blender?


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To make a smoothie in a blender, add 2 to 3 cups of frozen fruit, 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of a liquid ingredient such as fruit juice. Blend the smoothie in short bursts until it reaches the desired consistency and all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

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How Do You Make a Smoothie in a Blender?
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Smoothies come with many options for ingredients, though most contain fruit. Fresh fruit is fine, but frozen fruit thickens the smoothie and makes a frosty consistency. Ice cubes produce a thicker texture when added to fresh fruit. Berries and bananas are popular smoothie ingredients, and greens such as spinach or kale provide additional nutrients. Avocados are also popular and provide a dose of fat to a smoothie.

The choice of liquid ingredient depends on personal preference. Fruit juice is a good option, but adds a lot of sugar. Other options include skim milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut water or water. Yogurt adds protein and creaminess to a smoothie. In addition, adding a source of protein makes the smoothie a well-rounded treat. Peanut butter is one way to add protein, while another is to blend in protein powder. Add the powder after blending the other ingredients so it doesn't over-blend. Add more liquid to thin the smoothie or more fruit or ice to thicken it.

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