How to Make a Smoothie: Easy Tips for Making Delicious, Healthy Smoothies

Are you trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet and also get out the door quickly in the mornings? Try making a delicious and healthy smoothie for breakfast. Check out the above video for some tips and tricks on making the best smoothie. It might seem obvious that you just throw everything into a blender, but there are some helpful ideas including using frozen fruit, pre-packaging your smoothie ingredients into single-serve bags to save time in the mornings, and adding your liquid into the blender first. The Domestic Geek whips up five different breakfast smoothies in the video, and you can find the ingredients list here. There’s a recipe to cover you for every weekday.

If you want a smoothie with a larger variety of fruits and vegetables, the video below details how to make a Glowing Green Smoothie. This recipe has veggies like celery stalks, spinach, and romaine lettuce, as well as several fruits. Make sure your blender can handle the coarser ingredients for this smoothie.

Smoothies taste best when they’re consumed soon after they’re made, but can be kept in the refrigerator for a day or two in a sealed container. If you’d like to try some more smoothies, here are a few recipes mixing up both green shakes and fruit & yogurt smoothies.

Buff Smoothie – Alton Brown’s recipe includes a clip from his old show Good Eats that you can watch along with the recipe.

Carrot Cake Smoothie – If you crave carrot cake on the regular, try making it in smoothie form for a healthier dose of vitamins and protein.

Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie – This recipe serves two and contains only three ingredients.

Strawberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie – If you’re intimidated by the taste of kale but you want to see what all the fuss is about, give this recipe a try. The tangy and sweet fruit ingredients will make you forget you’re also drinking your vegetables.

Green Monster Smoothie – This smoothie is made with spinach, almond milk, chia seeds, and other goodies.