Here’s How To Make a Perfect Smoothie Each Time

Follow these steps for a nutritious blend.
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4. Stack your blender strategically.

If you’ve ever had to eat your smoothie with a spoon, chances are you’ve learned the hard way that proportions and placement of the ingredients in the blender are key. Pasternak’s golden rule, “always start with liquids, then move up to thicker ingredients, such as yogurt, then solids, and finally protein powder (if you’re adding).” Putting larger, harder ingredients like frozen fruit or ice at the bottom near the blades can make it more difficult for your blender to quickly blend your smoothie completely.

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