- Place your softer, high-moisture foods in the blender jar first (liquids, fresh fruits and veggies, etc.). Place your hard, solid foods last (ice, frozen fruits and veggies, nuts, etc.). If you're making a green smoothie with leafy greens, you can put them in before or after the ice. The most important thing is for liquids to be put in first and to put the harder ingredients toward the top.
- If a blend is too cold, cavitation can result. This is when an air pocket forms around the blade. Be sure to keep a good balance between ice (or any frozen food) and liquid.
- For round food objects such as apples, cut them in half before placing them in the jar.
- Cut fresh food items to fit in half the height of the jar.
These easy steps will help ensure that your blended masterpiece will be as smooth and delicious as possible. Do you have any other ideas for creating the best blends?
Load your jar with liquids and soft ingredients on bottom. Top with frozen, hard ingredients.