3 Steps to Making Green Smoothies

By Jennifer Thompson

Part of Green Smoothies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Green smoothies are easy to make, but unless you have a super high-powered blender, you can’t just throw everything in at once and blend. To make a great green smoothie, follow these basic rules:

  1. Choose two or three different types of sweet or savory fruits, such as apple and banana or avocado, cucumber, and tomato.

  2. Add your fruits to the blender with water and blend.

    If you’re using a household blender, this step is really important; if you don’t blend the fruit and water before adding the greens, you’re liable to burn out your blender’s motor.

  3. Add leafy greens such as kale, spinach, or Swiss chard and blend again until smooth; then drink up!