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"Basic smoothie recipe instructions for home made smoothies!"

Most Smoothies have four main ingredients.

First is the fruit , vegetable , or both . This will be the base of your smoothie . Strawberries and bananas are the most popular or you can go with a less popular but 'in season' fruit like papaya or mango . Adding a vegetable such as kale, spinach, carrots, or cucumber makes you smoothie a 'green' smoothie. Smoothies with just vegetables are often called veggie smoothies. Bananas, avocados , mangos, and canteloupe will help to thicken up your smoothie so that you need less ice.

Secondly you need a thickener such as yogurt , protein powder , kefir, or more bananas. This will give your smoothie a creamier texture. Frozen fruits such as strawberries can be used as thickeners also. Frozen juices such as orange or pineapple juice that you can freeze in an ice cube tray work also. Another thickener is tofu but you need alot of flavor from the other ingredients to compensate for the blandness of the tofu.

Third you need liquid. Without a liquid, your blender will likely freeze up on you and you will have a mess. Milk, soymilk, almond milk, coconut milk, and all kinds of juices are available for you to mix and match until you find the best for your taste.

Fourth, you need chill. Unless you are into warm or room temperature drinks, ice is nice. You can, as mentioned before, use frozen fruit or frozen juice instead of ice to get extra antioxidant power from your smoothie.

There you have it the basics of smoothie making: Fruit or veggie, thickener, liquid, and chill. I hope this helps you plan for your next smoothie party , smoothie diet , or just plain smoothie breakfast .

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