Making a smoothie is as much an art as a science. You have to find the right ingredients, add them to the blender at the right time and in the right order. Finally, you have to use the best blender to blend them together, pulverizing even the toughest ingredients.

Does that sound simple enough to try at home? Let’s explore the details to make your smoothies taste great with smooth, silky texture.

The wrong way to make smoothies

If you have a high-speed professional blender like Vitamix 5200 Blender, you will find it incredibly easy to make smoothies. However, many people ignore the ‘art' part of smoothies and end up doing it wrong. Their smoothies don't taste great, and they have a poor texture.

For most people, smoothie-making is all about dumping a ton of ingredients in the blender and hitting the ‘blend’ button. The blender will work through the ingredients, chopping them into smaller pieces, giving you a smoothie that is nowhere close to a professional smoothie.

One wonders, what went wrong? Isn’t that how everyone makes a smoothie?

The problem is that you are missing both the art and science part of smoothie-making. When you dump so many ingredients in the blender, they won’t leave enough space for the blender blades to move through them. Since you haven’t even thought about adding the right amount of liquid, you will end up with either too watered-down or too thick smoothie to drink.

How to make a smoothie the right way
Now you know that you have been doing it all wrong. Here are the essential steps to make smoothies that taste and look great.

Buy the best blender

To make the best smoothies at home, you need to buy the best blender. Buy a blender with the following features.

  • It has a high-speed motor.
  • You can adjust blending speed at any time, without having to stop the blender first.
  • Choose a blender that can blend ice and frozen fruits without damaging its blades or the container.
  • The best blender will never get too hot to handle. Ideally, a professional blender should automatically cool its motor to avoid damage to the machine.
  • It should be easy to clean. Even a high-quality blender will become useless within a week if you can’t clean it properly.
Always use fresh fruit and other ingredients

Buy fresh fruits for the best flavor. When fruits are fresh, they pack more ingredients and help you make a smoothie with great texture. Fresh fruits are easy to pulverize, so you will always get smooth and silky drinks.

If you love closer to a farmers’ market, spend 20 minutes a day and pick fresh veggies and fruits.

Follow the recipe

To make the best smoothies at home, always follow the directions in the recipe. If you want to try some variations, first make the perfect smoothie using the original recipe. Once you do that, you can try some variations the next time you blend it.

It’s important that you blend fruits, veggies, liquid, and other ingredients in the right ratio to enjoy a creamy and filling smoothie.

For perfect smoothies using a professional blender, follow these simple ratios for one serving.
  • 1 cup of fruit or 1 banana
  • ¾ cup liquid
  • One tablespoon healthy fat
  • A handful of greens
  • One scoop protein powder (if you want a high-protein drink)
  • One teaspoon spices or herbs for additional flavor
  • One cup of ice (if you want to enjoy a frosty smoothie)
Make sure you add the ingredients in the right order. As a rule of thumb, you should add liquids first followed up with hard ingredients. Blend it for a minute before adding softer ingredients into the mix.