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I have recently been really enjoying making smoothies as a part of my lunch at school, or breakfast at home! Hence I thought i'd show you four smoothies I make and give some tips and tricks.

For my smoothies I use the magic bullet blender and just chuck everything in there and blend it all up. It works a dream.
I have only included the solids into the ingredients list because you can use whichever liquid floats your boat (no pun intended).
These include:

  • Milk
  • Almond milk (or another vegan alternative)
  • Water (my personal choice)
  • Fruit juice

Of course you can swap out any of the ingredients for something else but this is just my guideline to give you an idea of what to use. I have also left measurements up to your personal taste but as a general rule, go for small handfuls of each ingredient and slowly build up.


  1. The tropical smoothie
    This is my personal favourite smoothie because it is just so delicious and reminds me of holiday. I would recommend making this with water or coconut milk to give it a more tropical vibe.
    You will need:
  • cantaloupe
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • papaya
  1. The green smoothie
    This one is definitely an acquired taste and I wouldn't recommend it as a first time smoothie for fun. I would recommend making this with water rather than milk.
    You will need:
  • Spinach
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • You could also add: cucumber, other leaves, or kale
  1. The berry smoothie
    This is a lovely and sweet yet slightly tart smoothie which is oh so scrummy.
    I would recommend making this one with a type of milk rather than water.
    You will need:
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • You could also include: Blackberries or cherries
  1. The treat smoothie
    This smoothie definitely doesn't count as a healthy smoothie and is honestly completely up to you what you put in it. However I will show you what I like to put in mine:
  • Ice cream
  • Strawberries
  • Milk
  • Syrup of your choice (I like maple)
  • Chocolate chips

If you prefer sweeter smoothies you could use any of the following to give it that sweet edge:

  • agave syrup
  • maple syrup
  • sweetener
  • golden syrup

However, if you're going for a health kick, bare in mind that there is a lot of sugar in fructose (found in fruit) and maybe either nothing, a sugar free sweetener, or a natural sweetener would be best.

I would definitely recommend using some frozen fruit! This gives it a thicker and more slush like texture which is obviously naturally colder. I often use pre-made smoothie bags which can be bought from many supermarkets and put into freezers until the time of use. I would highly recommend these as you can preserve the fruit and it makes it a whole lot easier!

However if you do use these, I would advise you to leave the frozen fruit to thaw a little, with the liquid of choice, before blending it otherwise you might have a bit of a tricky job doing so.

Thank you so much for reading my blog post! Let me know if you are going to re-make one of these and tell me how it goes!
Happy smoothie making.
Siana xxx

Siana Goodwin

Siana Goodwin

Hey! I'm Siana. I love coffee and all things cosy! Why not comment and subscribe while you're taking a look around Velvetnavy? For PR related enquiries, please email [email protected]

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