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How to Make a Smoothie in Blendtec Blenders
Making a smoothie is an art, but it doesn't have to be intimidating. Here are a few tips from Chef Austin for making easy-blending, lump-free smoothies in your Blendtec blender.
Chef Austin's Tips for Making Smoothies:
- Memorize proper layering from bottom to top: Liquids, Fresh Solids, Frozen Solids. Load the blender jar with liquids on the bottom, to help the blade move around and pull other ingredients back to the blade.
- Use enough liquid. If your Blendtec isn't blending, chances are you don't have enough liquid in the bottom to move the other ingredients.
- Use enough ingredients. It takes the appropriate amount of ingredients for the size of the jar for the ingredients to adequately move around; otherwise, they won't blend. If you want smaller, single-serve smoothies, consider also getting the WildSide Mini or Twister Jar. With the smaller jar, you'll get better-blended small smoothies.
Chef Austin's Recommended Recipe
Ready in: 3 minutes
1 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1 tbsp. Agave Nectar
Add almond milk, agave nectar and yogurt to the blender jar. Add frozen strawberries on top.
Press the Smoothie preset button on your Blendtec. If your blender doesn't have this preset, blend on medium speed for 50 seconds. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
About the Author:
Chef Austin Merath is Everything Kitchen's Culinary Wizard, Kitchen-Gadget Reviewer, and New-Product Tester. He studied under chefs in College of the Ozarks' Culinary Program. It's his job to make sure you choose the kitchen tools that are right for you by testing the best we have to offer. When not cooking, Austin is tinkering with computers or exploring the Ozarks with his wife Amy. Click here for his full bio.