Whip It Good: The Best Post-Exercise Smoothies
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Give It a Whirl
Four tips for a smoother smoothie operation:
Maintain order: Liquids first, then the soft stuff, frozen last. Sticky ingredients go in after an initial blend.
Don't water down: Use frozen fruit instead of ice cubes for undiluted, frosty-thick results .
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Blend and gulp: Smoothies don't store well. Case in point: Drinks containing yogurt will separate.
Splurge for horsepower: The superversatile Vitamix 5200 Standard makes quick work of frozen fruit ($449). If that's not in your budget, opt for the Oster 14-speed blender ($60).
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