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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 reduced 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, it’s imperative that you 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.

Healthy Smoothies Without Bits (6 Recipes)

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

1. Coffee Banana Protein Shake

Coffee Banana Protein Shake
An extremely tasty smoothie without any bits. Perfect for breakfast, for caffeine and protein boost. An ideal smoothie to get your day started well.

2. Overnight Oat Smoothie With Dates

Overnight Oat Smoothie With Dates

This smoothie is thick, filling, and perfect to make the day before for a quick and easy breakfast.

3-Ingredients Overnight Oat Smoothie

3-Ingredients Overnight Oat Smoothie

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Overnight Oat Smoothie that's loaded with complex carbs, protein, and fiber! Super easy to make, and it's perfect for a quick filling breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 366 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/70g of steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups/320ml of water
  • 4-5 dates pited

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients together and put them in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away after blending.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothieSugar: 10.2gFiber: 4.8gCalories: 366kcalFat: 1.1gProtein: 9.9gCarbohydrates: 40.9g
Keyword apple pie smoothie, breakfast smoothie, dairy-free smoothie, dairyfree, overnight oats, vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

3. Apple Raspberry Smoothie

Apple And Raspberry Smoothie

A smoothie packed with fruit, that is not only thick and without any bits or seeds in it, but it also tastes incredibly refreshing and is packed with tons of nutrients.

Apple Raspberry Smoothie

Apple Raspberry Smoothie

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Apple raspberry smoothie that is super refreshing, tasty, colorful, and high on fiber.
What we really like about raspberries is the fact that they are really low on calories, high on fiber and so tasty.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Breakfast, Smoothies
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 302 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 meduim-sized apple washed, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup/75g of fresh raspberries washed
  • 1 cup/250ml of good quality apple juice
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the fruit as suggested above. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Serve and drink up.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 22.2gFiber: 6.6gCalories: 302kcalFat: 5.5gProtein: 3.3gCarbohydrates: 38.2g
Keyword appale smoothie, healthy, low calorie smoothie, raspberry smoothie, refreshing smoothie, smoothie, vegan smoothie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

4. Peach Melba Smoothie

Peach Melba Smoothie
This smoothie is not your typical smoothie. it’s like drinking a dessert. If you have ever tried a peach melba before, you will absolutely love this peach melba smoothie. it’s smooth, refreshing and tastes incredible.

Peach Melba Smoothie

Peach Melba Smoothie

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Peach Melba Smoothie smoothie recipe that you need to make this summer! If you have ever eaten a peach melba dessert you will know how tasty it is. But in a smoothie? Oh boy, you gotta try that!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
cooling time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2
Calories 209 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 peaches sliced in half and pitted
  • 1/2 cup/100g of sugar
  • 2 cup/500ml of water
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 scoops of ice cream
  • 2 tbsp of raspberry or strawberry sauce we used shop-bought

Instructions
 

  • Combine the water, sugar, and star anise in a pot. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, and add the halved peaches. Simmer for 2-4 minutes, depending on how ripe the peaches are.
  • Take the peaches out of the simmering water, and add them to a bowl of cold water.
  • In terms of the sweet boiling liquid, let it cool completely.
  • Once the peaches have cooled, peel the skin and slice them.
  • Add the ice cream, peaches, raspberry sauce, and 1 cup/250ml of the cooled sweet liquid to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 23.2gFiber: 2.1gCalories: 209kcalFat: 3.3gProtein: 1.1gCarbohydrates: 31.2g
Keyword dessert smoothie, ice cream smoothie, peach ice cream smoothie, peach melba, refreshing smoothie, smoothie, summer smoothie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

5. Watermelon And Avocado Smoothie


The avocado is an excellent thickening agent. Watermelon is quite watery, so it’s easy to get the balance off. But, the avocado really adds creaminess and smoothness to this smoothie.

Watermelon Avocado Smoothie

Watermelon Avocado Smoothie

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Watermelon avocado smoothie, something different, that's going to make you feel full, and boost you with hydration and nutrients.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Smoothies
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 344 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup/150g of watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 avocado pitted and diced
  • 2 soft pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup/125ml of coconut water

Instructions
 

  • Once the avocado is prepared, and the watermelon as well all you need to do is add all your ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 23.2gFiber: 5.9gCalories: 344kcalFat: 10.3gProtein: 3.7gCarbohydrates: 31.2g
Keyword avocado smoothie, avocado watermelon smoothie, refreshing smoothie, smoothie, summer smoothie, watermelon smoothie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

6. Kale And Berry Smoothie

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

Smoothie Recipe With Kale And Berries

Smoothie Recipe With Kale And Berries

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Smoothie recipe with kale and berries has a strong nutritional value and is incredibly tasty and easy to make.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1
Calories 287 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 handfuls of kale
  • 1/2 cup/75g of mixed frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup/125ml of coconut water

Instructions
 

  • Wash the kale. Then add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blitz until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingSugar: 13.2gFiber: 6.3gCalories: 287kcalFat: 9.9gProtein: 3.3gCarbohydrates: 19.4g
Keyword beakfastsmoothie, diabetic-friendly, green smoothie, healthy, smoothie, vegan smoothie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Summary:

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 our smoothie recipes accordingly, you should never end up with a smoothie with bits in it!

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