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No Fail Smoothies


See some great tips on how to use our smoothie formula as a guide for a delicious no-fail smoothie!


Use this formula as a guide, but feel free to get creative — you don’t need a recipe (makes 2 servings)

1 cup liquid such as almond milk, milk, or 100% juice (with no added sugar).  You can also use 1/2 cup yogurt along with 3/4 to 1 cup liquid.

+ 1 cup unfrozen fruit (banana, berries, peach, grapes, pineapple, mango, kiwi, or others of your choice)

+ 1 cup frozen fruit (frozen banana, mango, pineapple, berries, or others.  None frozen?  Add to the fruit 1/2 cup of ice!)

+ 1 veggie (OPTIONAL but recommended, about 1/2 to 1 cup spinach, kale, avocado, red cabbage, cauliflower, pumpkin or others)

+ 1 Tbsp nutritional boost (OPTIONAL, nut butter, nuts, hemp hearts, flax seeds, chia seeds, or others)

+ 1/2 to 1 Tbsp sweetener (OPTIONAL, 1-2 pitted dates or 1/2 to 1 Tbsp of pure maple syrup or honey)


Tips for a No-Fail Smoothie:

  • Add liquid first!  It will make it easier for the blades of your blender to get things moving.
  • Using some frozen fruit is preferred but, if you don’t have frozen, just add 1/2 cup of ice.  Be careful…don’t go overboard on the ice or your smoothie’s flavors will fade and taste watered-down.
  • Make your smoothie first with no additional sweetener.  Then taste it and add the optional sweetener if desired.  Sometimes the sweetness of the fruit is enough!  If not, try natural sweeteners like honey, pure maple syrup, dried dates, raisins, dried cherries, or even dark chocolate chips!
  • If your liquid is 100% juice, then you definitely should taste your smoothie before adding any more sweetener — juice can add a huge punch of extra sweetness
  • When making a smoothie with greens or dark berries, the combination can result in a “not so attractive” color, so if you are trying to get picky eaters to be smoothie lovers, and you think the color might be a turn-off, it might help to serve the smoothies in a colored cup (not a clear cup) with a straw.  Of course, the extra thick smoothie or milkshake straws are also a lot more fun!