How to Make a Better Smoothie

Nothing is as easy to shake up as a shake. There are so many combinations, so many ingredients, you can always keep your taste buds happy. Here’s a variety of ingredients to make your smoothies rich with delight.


A good smoothie can always start with a banana. But try some of these fruits too:

  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Dates
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Papayas
  • Pomegranate


Think out of the smoothie box, and try these creative juices, instead of — or in addition to — the usual skim milk or yogurt.

  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice
  • Carrot juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Grape juice
  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • V-8
  • Coffee
  • Coconut Milk

Plus: 8 Creative Smoothie Recipes

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