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Basic Ingredient Ratio for a Smoothie

This basic smoothie recipe has a helpful formula for all kinds of smoothies, including fruit smoothies, vegetable smoothies, or a combination of the two. Use this ratio balance as a starting point and then you can branch out to make complicated smoothies.

Basic Ingredient Ratio for a Smoothie

Kale Smoothie

The basic smoothie formula is:

  • 2 to 3 parts fruit or vegetables (2 to 3 cups)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 parts liquid (1 to 1 1/2 cups), Coconut Milk, Rice Milk, Coffee, Oat Milk, Carrot Juice, Almond Milk, Fruit Juice, and Soy Milk are some ideas.
  • 1/2 part yogurt or another thickener (1/2 cup), Believe it... chopped Kale, Spinach, or Avacado work well.  Chia seeds or Almonds also work.
  • 2 tablespoons high-quality EVOO.  This will make an ideal detox smoothie to get your liver in tiptop condition.
  • 2 tablespoons fruity balsamic vinegar.  This will add fermented bacteria to help with your gut health.

Fruit or Vegetable Options for Making Smoothies

Frozen fruit and vegetables are great for smoothies. They give the smoothies a frosty, milkshake-like texture that is pleasing to the kids and adults. Frozen fruit, especially strawberries, pineapple chunks, and mango, work well. You can add ice to make the smoothie frosty, but be aware that these smoothies tend to be a bit more watery.

Which type of Fruits and Vegetables?

What types of fruit can you add to your smoothies? Anything you can imagine! Strawberries, blueberries, carrots, cucumber, apples, ginger, raspberries, peaches, grapes, bananas, oranges...you're only limited to your imagination.

Get Creative

You don't have to stick to the basic smoothie recipe for all of your smoothies. There are lots of ways to jazz up smoothies. Consider adding nuts, honey, flaxseeds, coconut, oatmeal, dried fruits, chocolate chips, cookies, and spices to make your smoothies more interesting. For example, if you want to make a smoothie taste like a certain dessert, such as pumpkin smoothies, you might add graham crackers and cinnamon.

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