Updated: Feb 18
To achieve the smoothest results, add the products to the blender in this order so that they are well incorporated:
1. Liquid (nut milk, filtered water, Greek yogurt)
2. Frozen fruits + veggies
3. Leafy greens
4. Dry ingredients (seeds, protein powders)
5. Ice + other frozen ingredients
There are two ways to improve the smoothie:
Although a basic strawberry smoothie makes a tasty snack or a light meal, there are some exciting ways to jazz this super sipper. Try the favorite tricks of our Research Kitchen:
Smoothie art: before pouring the smoothie into your cup, garnish the glass by pushing thinly sliced pieces of fruit against the interior of your smoothie cup. It would be best if you used a wooden skewer to stick the fruit closer to the bottle's bottom. Then gently spoon the smoothie into the bottle, and you'll be left with a fun drink decorated with a fun pattern of fresh fruit! Try this one for our favorite fruity summer smoothies.
Ombré Effect: To try a two-tone smoothie, make two different smoothie recipes with contrasting hues (such as strawberry and raspberry). Pour the first smoothie into your cup, filling halfway, then top with the other smoothie. This produces eye-catching color and (bonus!) double as much taste.
Make them in Advance
Get a head start on your day and freeze the ingredients for your smoothie the night before. Only dump fruit and vegetables into a resealable bag or a healthy jar and freeze overnight. In the morning, add the liquid to your blender, along with any dry ingredients, then add the pre-frozen pack and blend.