1. Frozen is your friend...

It’s fine to use a couple of ice cubes, but you really want frozen fruits in your base, says Kara Jordan, owner of Blenders and Bowls in Austin, TX . “Using frozen fruit is optimal in order to make the blend thick and not soupy.” Great options include bananas, mango, pineapple, or açaí. Berries can work well too, but varieties with loads of seeds can make smoothies a bit gritty.

[Photo via @blendersandbowls]

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