Why Do My Smoothies End Up A Powdery Texture?

by Ginger
(Houston, Texas)

Most smoothies I've had, has had this powdery texture to me. At first I thought it was because of fruit powders, addition to protein powders, or just because there was something unnatural in the smoothie. Then I created my own smoothie, and it still had that powdery texture. Note: no powder add-ins, simply frozen fruit, milk, and a little bit of ice-cream.

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Mar 21, 2015
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How to avoid the powdery texture in smoothies
by: Janna

Hi Ginger,
Thank you for your question. I would recommend trying to use a fresh fruit base in your smoothies.

If you use only frozen fruit the smoothie does not end up as "smooth." Your blender may have difficulty blending up the frozen fruit, especially if you are using a regular blender instead of a high powered blender like Vitamix or Nutribullet.

The best fresh fruit bases I recommend are:
- Banana
- Handful of Strawberries
- Pear

For the banana, peel it and break it into a few small chunks then toss into the blender.

For strawberries, remove the green stem, wash and toss into blender.

For the pear, wash it, remove any stickers, and cut it into slices discarding the core.

These fruits are very easy to blend and help pull together the texture of the smoothie into a nice smooth texture.

The ingredients I recommend you use are:
- One of the base fruits listed above
- Water or milk
- Ice OR frozen fruit
- You can add in ice cream or yogurt if you choose to but I do not use ice cream, to make my smoothies healthier.
- Add in a little bit of spinach or lettuce if you want to make a healthy "green" smoothie
- Once you get the hang of the above, slowly experiment with adding in other ingredients like peanut butter, protein powder, and seeds. But don't add too many of these at once or you could mess up the texture.

I hope this helps! Let me know if that works and if you have any other questions.

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