Five simple steps make the perfect smoothie recipe:

  1. First, add your liquids. Start with water, milk, yogurt, or fruit juice.
  2. Second, add any frozen ingredients, whether ice, juice, or fruit.
  3. Third, add large ingredients, including chopped or sliced fruit or vegetables.
  4. Fourth, add smaller, optional extras such as spices, peanut butter, or protein or vitamin powder.
  5. Finally, start blending at low speed. Gradually increase speed and blend to your desired consistency. Blend until smooth.