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How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Water

How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Water

What better way to get some fruits and veggies into your diet than a refreshing smoothie! We put together five of our favorite smoothie recipes that are packed with good-for-you ingredients, made in less than 5 minutes, and can be enjoyed any time throughout the day. Did you know that the best tasting smoothies are made with frozen fruit  and water? It’s true! Keep reading to learn how to make a smoothie with frozen fruit and water.

How to make that perfect smoothie

How to Make a Smoothie with Frozen Fruit and Water

  • Choose a water base- Choose filtered water or coconut water as it will make your smoothie extra refreshing with less calories.
  • Start with frozen fruits – To keep your smoothie chilled and creamy, it’s best to use frozen fruits. You can use store-bought frozen bags or chop and freeze fresh fruit.
  • Consider adding healthy fats – Healthy fats will help absorb all those fat-soluble vitamins and nutrients from your fruits and vegetables! All you need is a dollop of almond butter, a drizzle of coconut oil, a slice of avocado, or a variety of seeds such as chia seeds or flax seeds.
  • Superfood & protein add-ins are a plus – Give your smoothie an extra boost with the simplest ingredients. These can range from spices such as cinnamon or turmeric to superfoods like maca powder or goji berries.

 

Hacks for Smoothie Consistency

I always use frozen fruit to get the perfect smoothie consistency. I typically add fresh bananas and ensure the remaining fruit I’m using is frozen, then add water. This combo usually provides a thick smoothie that you can still drink from a straw.

If you’d like a thicker smoothie, you can use frozen bananas instead of fresh ones. You can freeze them yourself or buy frozen sliced banana chunks from the grocery store.

From there, it’s all about the amount of liquid you use. I typically use about 1/2 cup of water and then 1/2 cup of frozen fruit plus the fresh banana and maybe some Greek yogurt. This provides a drinkable smoothie that is of medium-thickness. Adjust the liquid amount accordingly for whatever your preference is on thickness.

 

Raspberry smoothie

Raspberries

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the base of a blender. Blend on high for about a minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add additional liquid as needed if your blender gets a little jammed.

Top it up with some fresh raspberries and serve.

 

 Avocado smoothie

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the base of a blender. Blend on high for about a minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add additional liquid as needed if your blender gets a little jammed.
  3. Serve chilled.

 

Green smoothie

Green Goddess Original Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ avocado, medium ripe
  • ½ inch knob ginger
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • ½ cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 2 cups Spinach, organic

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the base of a blender. Blend on high for about a minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add additional liquid as needed if your blender gets a little jammed.
  3. Serve chilled.

Peanut butter smoothie

banana smoothie

 Ingredients

  • 1 large banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1–2 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the base of a blender. Blend on high for about a minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add additional liquid as needed if your blender gets a little jammed.
  3. Top it up with some sliced bananas on top and serve chilled.

 

Carrot smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 4 cubes Ice

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the base of a blender. Blend on high for about a minute or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add additional liquid as needed if your blender gets a little jammed.
  3. Top it up with some sliced bananas on top and serve chilled.

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