How to make a smoothie in a blender?

How to make a smoothie in a blender?

You don’t need a recipe to make a yummy, healthy delicious smoothie. Let me tell you how to make a  smoothie in a blender. Whatever ingredients you want to include for making the perfect smoothies.

With the help of ninja blender or Vitamix blender, you can make the perfect smoothie, not just healthy but also a yummy delicious and full of flavor.

If you want to make a protein-rich smoothie, then blend yogurt with peanut butter or if you desire creamy smoothie then blend yogurt with banana and strawberries. So according to your choice and diet value, make and enjoy your favorite custom smoothie. 

making a custom smoothie

a. Procedure for making a custom smoothie:

Milk and juice are commonly used for making a smoothie but you may use coconut milk, yogurt, water, and almond milk. Although you first put the ingredients into the pitcher the blender can get sufficient time for mixing the ingredients.

b. Put your favorite fruits into the pitcher:

You can add fresh or frozen fruits to make a smoothie. most smoothies include fruits. So you can choose a single type or combination.
For making the smoothie you can add any type of these fruits:
  • Mangoes
  • Bananas
  • Papayas
  • Pears
  • Pitches
  • Berries: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • Citrus: orange, lemon
  • Plums
Always mind that remove peel from the fruits and try to use over-ripe fruits, it’s better because it’s sweeter. So extra sugar is not needed to use. If you use banana or mango, then use a little amount of sugar according to your need. In the case of large fruits, cut them into small pieces before putting them into the pitcher.

c. Scoop in the additional diary if you'd like to thicken the smoothie:

If you add Greek yogurt or frozen yogurt. Then smoothie will thicken. Frozen yogurt makes the smoothie tasty and thick. On the other hand, Greek yogurt makes a protein-rich firm smoothie. So depending on fruits, you can use different flavors of yogurt. Like chocolate frozen yogurt used with peanut butter smoothies and Greek yogurt used with peach smoothies.

d. Add spices, herbs or flavoring to make unique smoothies:

If you add spices, herbs or any other flavoring extract like vanilla, lemon, mint or almond extract it will give delicious flavor.
Like- pat fresh herbs such as basil or lavender, it will give strong herbal flavor.

e. Add nuts, butter, oats to give the smoothies a filling texture:

By adding your favorite butter, nut or oats it helps to make a protein-rich smoothie and gives an interesting texture by using nuts, chia seeds or sunflower seeds. You can also add some dried fruits such as toasted coconut, min – chocolate chips.

f. Add a scope of protein powder or your favorite supplement:

If you want to get a protein-rich smoothie, then use protein powder. This powder will dissolve quickly. Also, for your instant morning breakfast add collagen supplement into your smoothies.

g. Mixed sweetener according to your choice:

To enhance the flavor of the smoothie you can use various types of sweetener such as- standard sugar, drizzle honey, maple syrup or agave syrup into the smoothie.

I. Add an adequate amount of ice:

Frozen fruits will help to firm up the smoothie. Instead of fresh fruits use frozen fruits to make your smoothies. So take the frozen fruits and pour them into the pitcher. It also helps to make thick your smoothie. Though you use fresh fruits, therefore, you use 1 cup of ice or more as needed. It increases the consistency and the smoothie will be thicker.

J. Cover the pitcher and blend the smoothie:

When all the ingredients put into the pitcher then secure the lid and blend it for 1 minute until the ingredients are properly mixed and as smooth as you like.

k. Decorate, Serve and store of your smoothie:

After blending, put them into serving glass and decorate the glasses. Decoration depends on the type of your smoothie. If you made a citrus smoothie, then place an orange or lemon wheel on the rim of the glasses. And you made strawberries or other berries smoothie then dap the strawberries on the smoothies. You also whipped cream to decorate your smoothie. Then serve and enjoy!
If you want to store extra smoothie, then pour into an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 8 months.

2. Create a creamy smoothie with mangoes and peaches:

creamy smoothie with mangoes and peaches
If you like both mango and peach, then it’s your favorite smoothie. You can make it with:
  • Chopped mangoes
  • Chopped peaches
  • Milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • Grated ginger
  • Procedure
Grab your blender and add chopped mangoes, chopped peaches, plain yogurt, milk, and grated ginger. Then cover the lid and blend it until expected consistency appears. Taste the smoothies and add any sweetened substitute until it’s as sweet as you like. And add any types of yogurt according to your choice, it gives extra flavor. In this case, peach yogurt can be used.

3. Make a classic strawberry- banana smoothie:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
  • It is the most popular smoothie. It can be made with:
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Fresh banana
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Ice
Then blend all the ingredients and taste the smoothie. Add honey or any sweetened substitute if it’s not sweet enough for your taste.
If you are a berries lover, then add other berries like mixed berry and raspberry variety. And also use strawberry milk.

4. Frozen blueberries with coconut milk smoothie:

blueberries with coconut milk smoothie
  • If you desire a refreshing smoothie, then prepare it with the help of:
  • Blueberries (any type of berries like blackberries or raspberries)
  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • lime juice
  • Honey
  • Ice
Take your blender and blend all ingredients with low speed for 1 minute then your desire smoothie will be prepared.
Though you use fruity yogurt or oats then the smoothie will be creamier or more filling.

5. Blend spinach with berries to make vegan smoothies:

How to make a smoothie in a blender? 1
If you are a vegan lover, you can create this smoothie with simple ingredients:
  • Fresh spinach
  • Frozen berries
  • Natural peanut bur
  • Flaxseed meal
  • Peanut butter
  • Soya or hemp milk
Instead of flaxseed meal or peanut butter you can use nut butter.
Then blend all ingredients and see the consistency. If you want thick consistency, then add extra peanut bur or yogurt or for a thin consistency add liquids.

6. Coffee protein smoothie:

Coffee protein smoothie
Coffee protein smoothie can be made with a combination of cold coffee and milk. Need other ingredients such as-
  • Frozen banana
  • Light chocolate
  • Vanilla protein
  • Ice
Combine all the ingredients and blend until its appropriate consistency comes. Then add rolled oats to make thicken the consistency.
Note: instead of almond milk, any type of milk such as- cow’s milk, soy can be used.

7. Blend citrus fruits with mango and pineapple:

fruits with mango and pineapple
You get sunny looking smoothie by using-
  • Citrus fruits (lemon, orange)
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Frozen mangoes chunks
  • Ice cube

Blending all the ingredients and get sunny looking smoothie. But if you’re a creamy lover then add yogurt and get a creamier smoothie.

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