How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

January 16, 2020 0 By

Learn how to make a perfect smoothie with this simple formula that includes fruits, vegetables, flavor boosters, healthy fats, and natural sweeteners. Say goodbye to boring blends forever.

Whether you’re completely new to the smoothie game or your toss-some-random-stuff-in-the-blender-and-hope-for-the-best approach isn’t wowing you or your go-to smoothie is feeling a little ho-hum, we have a simple solution. Try this simple formula for how to make a perfect smoothie that’s not only healthy but crave-worthy. It provides you with precise proportions for the various essential components of liquid, fruit, and vegetables (if you please) as well as some optional things you may (or may not) wish to sneak into your smoothie to make it more potent or palatable or both. And there’s still ample room for freewheeling. Our testers have offered their fave blended concoctions below. Let us know in a comment below.–Angie Zoobkoff


Okay, so it may not require an engineering degree to make a smoothie, but it does require having everything available to you when you need it. Which means that the banana that was perfectly ripe 4 days ago isn’t going to work out so well. Same goes for that avocado. And that mango. Unless, of course, you freeze them to have at your disposal whenever the smoothie need arises. And we have the perfect approach for how to freeze bananas. Which means there’s a perpetual stash in your freezer of whatever you need ready whenever you are—and not have the situation be the other way around.

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • Serves 1 to 2


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In a high-speed blender, combine your selection of base, fruits, vegetables, flavorings, healthy fats, thickeners, and sweeteners. If you are not using any frozen fruits or vegetables, toss in a handful of ice cubes.

Blend on high speed until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Originally published January 17, 2019.

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie Recipe © 2016 David Frenkiel | Luise Vindahl. Photo © 2016 David Frenkiel. All rights reserved. All materials used with permission.