How to Make Smoothies and Slushies

Red Smoothie in Mason Jar with Lemon

Learn how to make smoothies and slushies just the way you like with these basic formulas!

I love smoothies!  They are my favorite way to get in those all important fruit and veggie servings, and add other ingredients for an extra boost of calcium and protein.  

I remember when I first wanted to try making smoothies.  My husband had gotten a Ninja Blender, and of course I wanted to give it a try.  A friend gave me the basic formula and I checked out Pinterest to get inspired.  

I was surprised how easy they are to whip-up and how many varieties could be made just by swapping a couple of ingredients.  Now I could satisfy my sweet tooth and get the health benefits of fruit and yogurt!

Did you know you can also make a healthier version of a slushie at home? It’s true!  Just take some fruit, ice, water, and/or juice and you are in business! 

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

How to Make Smoothies & Slushies

Are you ready to satisfy your sweet tooth?

blueberry smoothie in square glass with apple next to glass
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You can make fresh smoothies just about anywhere with a blender and a few simple ingredients.

All you need to do is follow the Basic Smoothie Formula below to mix up something yummy! I included a couple of my favorite smoothie recipes to help get you started!

Basic Smoothie Formula

1 to 2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit

1 – 6 oz container of yogurt 

4 to 5 Ice Cubes

2 to 4 oz. Milk 

A couple of my favorite smoothie recipes are:

  1. 1 small to medium size banana, 4 or 5 strawberries, 1-6 oz. Container Vanilla or Strawberry Yogurt, 5 Ice Cubes, and 2 oz. Milk.  Blend. 
  2. 1 to 1 ½ cups strawberries, 1-6 oz. Container Strawberry Yogurt, 4 to 5 Ice Cubes, 2 oz. Milk.  Blend.
  3. You could even add in a scoop of frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream if you want to treat yourself 🙂

Basic Slushie Formula

2 Cups Frozen or Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, Blueberries, Melon, Cherries,  Grapes, Pineapple, Peaches, Mango, or Raspberries are good options)

1 Tbsp. Honey (approximate; adjust to taste)

½ Cup Water (or juice if you prefer)

4 to 5 Ice Cubes

Tip: You will need a good, strong blender whether you are making smoothies or slushies to crush and blend the ice and any other frozen ingredients.  

We made a slushie last summer using strawberries and watermelon, and it was quite delicious and refreshing. I can’t wait to try some other combinations this summer 🙂

Cheers to your Health


pink smoothie with red berries, banana, pinapple
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Have fun creating your very own slushie and smoothie recipes just the way you like them!

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Smoothies and Slushies”

  1. Thanks for this post. I need to add more smoothies to my menu. That’s one of the reasons l bought myself a Ninja blender. Just can’t think of smoothies in the winter,but l do like icecream, so maybe I’ll make that my new snack. I enjoy your posts.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! If you like ice cream, you could always add a scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream for more of a treat 🙂

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