How to Make a Perfect Smoothie
For best results, liquid ingredients are added to the blender first. Start blending all ingredients on low speed, then work your way up to high speed. If using ice, add it last, then blend on high speed until smoothie is thickened.
Freeze Overripe Bananas
If bananas have turned brown and are too ripe to eat out of hand, don't throw them away. Peel and mash them, stirring in 1 tsp. lemon juice for each banana. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw the banana puree in the refrigerator, then use to make banana bread, banana cake, smoothies or muffins.