Smoothie Basics

Our smoothie basics section includes all of the tips and tricks we have learned over the years along with overall advice about the most efficient and cheapest ways to prepare smoothies...

How to Make a Smoothie

After spending enough time tasting and making smoothies you will inevitably develop your own recipes and taste preferences. To learn how to make a smoothie you just need to know the four basic building blocks of the perfect smoothie...

Best Blenders for Smoothies

There are just two important criteria when choosing a smoothie blender:

1. A smoothie blender should give you the maximum health benefits from each serving.

2. It should have a proven high success rate in allowing people to make smoothies every day.

Below are our two recommended best blenders for smoothies, along with our detailed "must-have" blender ratings methodology.
*all sources and data included at end of article

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Smoothie Nutrition Matrix

Below are a special few of the star "super-foods". We recommend that these comprise the "fixed" ingredients in your smoothie. Feel free to mix and match other fruits along with these, and note that THESE are the powerful foods which will dramatically improve your health.

Blendtec vs Vitamix: Which is Better?

Blendtec vs Vitamix: What is the better blender for making smoothies? We review the Vitamix 5200 vs Blendtec Total Blender, the two most expensive blenders on the market.

Should I use Fresh or Frozen fruits in a smoothie?

Many people assume that fresh fruit is more healthful. In fact, most fruit sold in stores is picked way before it's ripe so it doesn't expire before reaching the store shelves. Less time to ripen means less time to be fully enriched with all the nutrients that nature provides during the ripening process. Because fresh fruit often costs considerably more than it's frozen counterpart whenever you have the option to purchase a fruit or vegetable frozen this is usually the optimal choice...

Vitamix Recipes: Our Favorite Vitamix Smoothie Recipes

Vitamix ReviewsWe at PerfectSmoothie.com have been experimenting with our Vitamix blender for many years and would like to share some of our very own favorite vitamix recipes for smoothies.

Health Benefits of a Smoothie

Making a smoothie every morning as part of a daily routine is perhaps the best expenditure of your time and money you can make. Anthony Robbins writes that you should "sell your car" if you still don't own a juicer. Even better, get a high end smoothie blender, and use it every day. Smoothies give you more fiber and nutrients than juice does, thanks Tony!

Best Protein Powder for Smoothies

We at PerfectSmoothie.com have used dozens of different protein powders over the years for a variety of health related goals. Whether your goal is to balance out the macro nutrient profile of your smoothies to that of a meal, to help gain muscle through protein supplementation, or to compliment your diet with a healthy vegan or vegetarian source of protein, there is no need to look further.

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Vitamix Reviews: Why Buy a Vitamix Blender?

Vitamix ReviewsWe at PerfectSmoothie.com get literally hundreds of questions and comments about Vitamix blenders.

What is a Smoothie?

A smoothie (also spelled smoothy) is a thick blended beverage with shake like consistency, normally pureed in a blender containing fruits and/or vegetables as well as an added liquid such as fruit juice, vegetable juice, milk, or even yogurt.

What is a Smoothie

Top 5 Healthy Snacks

We at PerfectSmoothie.com know how hard it is to find the time to eat well. Eating smaller nutritionally balanced snack-sized meals has been shown to be healthier than eating fewer large meals or skipping meals entirely.

If you are looking for the most healthy snacks that are either pre-made or quick and easy to make then there is no need to look further. We have searched far and wide for the most healthy snacks optimized for their great taste, nutritional value, and "superfood" properties, and here are our findings: (updated for Fall 2017)