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?
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 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.
- 1 to 1 ½ cups strawberries, 1-6 oz. Container Strawberry Yogurt, 4 to 5 Ice Cubes, 2 oz. Milk. Blend.
- 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
Have fun creating your very own slushie and smoothie recipes just the way you like them!