Get creative with your smoothies. Chowhounds are full of brilliant tips for making better smoothies, plus advice for where to find the best ones near you.

13 Delicious Blender Recipes That Aren't Smoothies

We rounded up some of our best blender recipes as a reminder of just how versatile an appliance the blender truly is. There's a reason it goes on wedding registries by default, yet even the vaunted...

The HEM Nutrition | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A week ago I stopped by The Hem Nutrition (aka THN) to grab a beverage. Open since September, I learned about THN from the directory of black-owned businesses on the local NAACP chapter's calendar....

All Natural Paleteria y Neveria | Gilroy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

In August I took a cold beverage break in Gilroy on my way south at All Natural Paleteria y Neveria. This was a first visit for me, and apparently it also has a small branch at the outlets. No ...

Hip Hop Juice Box | Emeryville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last week I pulled up to black-owned cafe and music venue, Hip Hop Juice Box, in Emeryville for some refreshment and to break up my drive. My first time here. Outside, tables and chairs are set...

Sweet Honey Dessert 杏记甜品 in Cupertino Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Thursday afternoon I dropped in to Sweet Honey Dessert in Cupertino Village shopping center. It's an international chain from Hong Kong and is open regular hours during the Covid-19 crisis. Onl...


by musiclvr56 1 year ago

I prefer to use water in my smoothies. The recipe I use- one cup water, one cup wild frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen broccoli; 2T flaxseed and one banana. This recipe I just found-1 banana; 1/2 ...

Protein Smoothies near Lake Eola

by AquaAllegoria 3 years ago

Hi Orlando Hounds- I'll be in Orlando in June for work and plan on keeping to my workout schedule. Anyone know of a smoothie shop that sells protein smoothies or gives the option of adding whey sup...

Quiet, leak proof blender

by jp96 3 years ago

I own an older Vitamix and it sounds like a jet engine when we make smoothies. I would like something quieter that is reasonably priced. I don't want to invest in another powerhouse blender like th...

VitaMix - Liquid diet ideas (smoothies, juices, protein powders, etc.)

by attran99 6 years ago

In trying to be healthier, I'd like to utilize our new VitaMix a little better. Any tips on how what you all use to power pack your smoothies or juices? A few things to keep in mind: -Not a fan ...

How Much Xanthan Gum Should Be Used In Smoothies?

by KristiD 3 years ago

For a 32-ounce smoothie, how much Xanthan Gum should be used? I used a quarter teaspoon in 32 ounces and it is too thick.

How long can I keep my smoothie in a frig?

by PeterPanPan 9 years ago

I started making fruit/yogurt smoothie a month ago. I usually put fresh fruit/veggie + frozen fruit + yogurt in my smoohie. I make 24 ~ 30 oz in the morning, drink about 12 oz and keep the rest in ...

What ingredient prolonges how long food/drinks stays fresh (preserving food)

by eliascreate 4 years ago

Hello! I was thinking "How can they store a 'smoothie' for months in grocery stores?" when I saw a smoothie in a store that you could buy. This is true for other drinks as well, like certain jui...

Allergic to pectin? Smoothie recipe help!

by JalamaMama 13 years ago

I make smoothies each week for our school, and have a child who cannot have pectin/is allergic to pectin, and I am told no oranje juice, no apple juice etc. Can someone help me with a recipe for...

Fruit Smoothie = "Bad for You"

by mojoeater 10 years ago

After reading the pizza thread, I had to post is. The other day I told a friend of mine that I had a Smoothie for breakfast. She looked at me askance and said "You'll be so disappointed to know how...

Best Blender for Smoothies?

by Annica 11 years ago

My husband and I really like making smoothies using frozen fruit: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and such. We had a magic bullet right now and it often gets stuck especially on the frozen s...

Vitamix 6300 - Presets... how to use them for any Soup and Smoothie recipe?

by swatig 5 years ago

I just purchased a reconditioned Vitamix 6300 and I read that only the recipes that come with the cookbook work. Any other recipes will not work? Did I make a right choice of choosing a Vitamix wit...

Slush Recipe How To Make a Slushie In A Blender

by evakitchen 5 years ago

This slush recipe is one of the easiest you’ll find for your blender. Making a slushie is quick and an excellent way to quench your pallet on a hot day. If you have been asking the question how ...

Flavoring and chemical aftertaste

by glify 5 years ago

I just used some banana flavoring in a smoothie (as I'm watching carbs) and the initial taste was good but the aftertaste was strongly chemical. What causes that? Is there any fix?

Professional/Semi professional quality blender for smoothies

by desidude 5 years ago

Hello friends, I hope you are doing well. My fiancee has been using an Oster (from Costco) blender to make smoothies for breakfast. She usually puts in some fruit, nuts and juice or water. A...

It's so smoooth

by munchkin1 5 years ago

My neighbor has turned me on to fruit smoothies. Yum! I love veggies, too. Please share your favorite veggie smoothies!.

Should I get a blendtec or vitamix?

by laraibcooks 5 years ago

Right now, I have a ninja which I think sucks. I only makes smoothies for one or two people and the blade on the ninja goes up and down instead of staying at the bottom. Because of this, I cant ble...