Pick your fruit.
We chose strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and bananas to be our base in this recipe, but any combo of fruit is great. Make a tropical smoothie of pineapple, mango, and banana or add blueberry and peach to switch it up a bit for a summer twist. Whatever your dream combination, aim for about 3 cups of fruit in total.
Fresh or frozen fruit?
For smoothies, frozen fruit is best. It blends up thicker than fresh fruit and gives you a really cold smoothie to enjoy after blending. If you don’t have frozen fruit, freeze your fresh fruit for 30 minutes before blending or add about 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth!
Add a thickener.
We use unsweetened Greek yogurt in our smoothie, but peanut butter, almond butter, or vanilla yogurt are all great options. Traditionally about 1/2 cup is ideal. If you prefer thinner smoothies, you can either lessen the amount of thickener or skip it all together.
Choose a liquid.
Almond milk is great for the added nutty flavor, but coconut milk pairs well with a tropical smoothie and gives a richer, creamier flavor. Whole milk or fruit juice also work well if you’re not feeling plant-based milk. Whatever your choice, 1 1/4 cup of liquid makes the perfect smoothie consistency in our book. Tip: If you skipped the thickener, use less liquid as well.
Go crazy with the add-ins.
Add some spinach or kale for additional nutrition (it’s our favorite way to get in greens) or flax seeds for omega-3s. Flavors like fresh mint, vanilla extract, cinnamon, or honey will take any smoothie to the next level.
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