How To Make a Smoothie Without Bits

How to make a smoothie without bits – are you sick of ending up with bits in your smoothie, when all you wanted was a smooth smoothie?
Don’t worry, you will get some expert tips from professional smoothie makers.

There certainly isn’t anything worse than drinking a smoothie and having to chew or spit out bits. Nobody wants a clumpy smoothie either.

So, let’s find out why that happens sometimes!

How To Make a Smoothie Without Bits

Why Does My Smoothie Have Bits?

The tops reasons for why your smoothie may have bits are:

  • You are not using a strong blender
  • You are not blending long enough
  • Your ingredient combination is wrong
  • The smoothie contains too many leafy greens
  • You are not using thickening ingredients (e.g bananas, nut butter, yogurt, apple sauce, starchy vegetables, etc)

Ensure that your ingredients to water ratio are also right. Otherwise, you will end up blending water with some ingredients. It’s hard to make a smoothie smooth with too much liquid.

How Do You Make a Smoothie Smooth?

How To Make a Smoothie Without Bits

There are several crucial steps you need to take if you want to make your smoothie smooth and without bits.

  • Use a quality blender, like a Vitamix
  • Avoid adding too many leafy greens
  • Avoid adding too much liquid. Add the liquid in stages if necessary.
  • Ensure that you have the right components – a. thickening agent b. liquid c. sweeteners d. everything else

Keep the blending process sweet and short. But not too short. Blend the ingredients on the highest setting, but not for too long, otherwise, you risk foamy smoothies, as well.
The balance is key.

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We also recommend people invest in a good quality blender. Because, if you have a quality blender, it basically cuts all the potential issues that could happen in half.

How Do you Make Smoothies Less Seedy?

How To Make a Smoothie Without Bits

If your smoothie is gritty or you can feel bits of seeds etc – here’s what you need to do:

  • You have gotten your ingredient quantities wrong. Protein powders can often cause gritty smoothies, so make sure you use just the right amount.
  • You haven’t blended long enough to break through your seeded fruits.
  • Your smoothie is too watery – so your blender finds it hard to blend everything well enough. Reduce the amount of liquid you are adding.
  • Reduce the number of seeded fruits you use. Use 1 serving, especially if you don’t have a quality blender.

A quality blender typically reduces the number of issues that can occur with smoothies, especially when it comes down to breaking down the smoothie ingredients.
But, even with a quality blender, you must get your ingredient quantities correct.

How Do You Get Rid Of Ice Chunks In a Smoothie?

We have personally had this issue many times. Typically, the reason why you end up with ice chunks in your smoothie is that you are either not blending long enough, you have added too much ice, or your blender isn’t strong enough.
We found that the biggest reason why some smoothies have bits of ice is because of the quality of the blender. A quality blender such as Vitamix should break through the ice easily.

When we started making smoothies, we used to use a $35 bucks blender, and we found that it was hard for it to break through harder ingredients, particularly ice.

Easy Smoothies Without Bits (6 Recipes)

Here are 6 of my many done and tested smoothie recipes guaranteed to come out smooth and tasty without any bits:

#1. Mango And Pear Smoothie

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Mango And Pear Smoothie

Mango Pear Smoothie (No-Banana)

Indulge in a delicious Mango Pear Smoothie with no banana! A refreshing blend of tropical sweetness, healthy fats, and fiber-packed goodness in every sip!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 small pear (diced)
  • 1 cup/150g frozen mango
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup/250ml coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Wash the pear, and core and dice it into chunks
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender. Start with the frozen mango first, followed by the other ingredients.
  3. Blend everything until completely smooth. It should take 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended, however, you can take it with you on the go too. Preferably drink it within an hour, before it warms up.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 16.3
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: fruit smoothies, healthy vegan smoothies, no banana smoothie, pear and mango smoothie, pear smoothie, smoothie, tropical smoothie

Thick mango and pear smoothie, with no bits! The smoothie is also made without a banana.

The recipe only requires 5 ingredients. You have to make it.

#2. Creamy Banana And Spinach Smoothie

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Banana And Spinach Smoothie

Banana And Spinach Smoothie (Weight loss)

Energize your weight loss journey with this Banana and Spinach Smoothie. A delicious blend packed with nutrients to fuel your body and boost metabolism.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g frozen banana slices
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (smooth)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt (full fat)
  • 1 cup/250ml almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the frozen banana slices, followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until smooth. How long you blend very much depends on the power of your blender.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

The smoothie is ideally best consumed as soon as it is blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 15
  • Fat: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 30
  • Fiber: 6.1
  • Protein: 8

Keywords: banana smoothie, green smoothie, healthy smoothies, spinach and banana smoothie, spinach smothie, weight loss spinach banana smoothie

Indulge in this easy and creamy banana smoothie with spinach. 

A luscious blend of sweet banana and nutrient-packed spinach for a delightful and wholesome sip.

The smoothie contains frozen bananas, which provide thickness and freshness to the smoothie.

#3. Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie

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cream cheese smoothie

Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie

Indulge in a luscious blend of frozen strawberries, creamy cream cheese, and a hint of sweetness in this irresistible Strawberry Cream Cheese Smoothie delight.

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • For The Cheesecake:
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup/120ml almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • For The Layering:
  • 1 cup of thick yogurt
  • Toppings:
  • 1 tbsp granola

Instructions

  1. To a Nutribullet or a blender, add the frozen strawberries first, followed by the other ingredients listed under the cheesecake section of the ingredient list.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Using a glass cup, layer yogurt, then pour some of the cheesecake, and continue to do that until the cup is filled.
  4. Finish with the granola and enjoy!

Notes

Once the smoothie is served, consume it immediately. 

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 357
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 280
  • Fat: 26
  • Saturated Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 9

Keywords: cheesecake smoothie, cream cheese smoothie, strawberry cheesecake smoothie, strawberry cream cheese smoothie, strawberry smoothie

If you are looking for a creamy cheesecake-tasting smoothie, this strawberry cream cheese smoothie is a must!

It’s ultra-thick, and can serve as a healthy dessert!

#4. 3-Ingredients Pineapple Smoothie

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pineapple smoothie served in a tall glass cup surrounded by two bananas and a cup of frozen pineapple slices

3-Ingredients Pineapple Smoothie (3 Ways)

Indulge in simplicity with this 3-ingredient Pineapple Smoothie. Refreshingly delicious, this easy blend promises tropical delight in every sip. Try it now!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 small ripe banana (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup/120ml of cold water (or dairy-free milk)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your ingredients and measure them as listed.
  2. Blend the pineapple in a blender with the banana, and cold water until smooth.
  3. Fill a tall glass with ice, if you like, pour the smoothie and serve immediately.

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can refrigerate and drink the next day. Just shake it before drinking it.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: 3 ingredient smoothies, diary-free pineapple smoothie, pineapple smoothie, pineapple smoothies, tropical smoothie

When you don’t have many ingredients at home, this 3-ingredient smoothie should be on your list.

It’s thick and satisfying, without hundreds of ingredients!

#5. Blueberry Smoothie With Hemp Seeds

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hemp heart smoothie

Double Berry Hemp Heart Smoothie

This Smoothie With Hemp Seeds is chocolate and blueberry flavoured, the perfect healthy drink for an energy and nutrient boost

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g frozen mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)
  • 1 cup/250ml dairy-free milk (I used almond)
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp of cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

Instructions

  1. Measure the ingredients as instructed and set aside.
  2. Add the frozen fruit first to a blender jug of a Nutribullet, followed by the rest of the ingredients you prepared.
  3. Close the lid of the blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes until a smooth creamy consistency.
  4. Pour the smoothie into a glass cup and sprinkle extra hemp hearts on top!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended, but you can also take it with you on the go.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 5
  • Fat: 17
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 11

Keywords: breakfast smoothie, chocolate berry smoothie, hemp heart smoothie, hemp smoothie, smoothie with hemp seeds

This smoothie is packed with plant-based hemp hearts.

It’s ideal for people who want a healthy breakfast, packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and more! 

#6. Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This smoothie although it has greens and berries, it’s thick, smooth and of course super tasty.

Power up on leafy greens and veggies – without the extra bits in your smoothies!

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Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Creamy Blueberry Kale Smoothie

A delicious and creamy blueberry kale smoothie, that is perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g of frozen blueberries
  • 1 handful of kale (washed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 lime – juiced
  • 200 ml almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 15.1
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 11
  • Protein: 10.2

Keywords: berry smoothie with kale, blueberry smoothies, healthy smoothies, kale blueberry smoothie, kale smoothie, weight loss smoothie recipe

Making Smoothies Without Bits – Wrap-Up:

The best thing you can do to reduce the number of issues that can occur during the smoothie-making process is to invest in a good-quality blender.

However, you should also have a feel for what ingredients and quantities should be added to a smoothie.

Alternatively, if you follow my smoothie recipes accordingly, you should never end up with a smoothie with bits in it!

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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