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5 Tips to Make a Smoothie Thicker

5 Tips to Make a Smoothie Thicker

Jul 02, 2022LivGood Team

Do you want your smoothies to have the consistency of ice cream? Below are five tips and tricks for making a smoothie thicker.

1. Use frozen fruit or freeze fruit overnight

Always have a stash of bananas in the freezer because they’re perfect in smoothies! Mango, pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries are also great in the freezer.
Plus, frozen fruit tends to be cheaper, and you can find fruit that might not be in season!
Budget-friendly and delicious? That’s a win-win

2. Freeze some of the liquid
If you typically use orange juice in your smoothies, freeze some of it in an ice cube tray and add those to your smoothies!
Freezing almond milk is not recommended , as it will separate when frozen but it tastes the same when blended up in a smoothie, so you can try it if you like it super thick
3.Use the minimum amount of liquid
The better the blender, the less liquid you’ll have to use. If you don’t have a fancy blender, you might need a bit more liquid but try to only use a little at a time while you’re blending. If you add too much, it’ll be runny. I start with a little bit and add an extra splash if it’s too thick to blend.

4.Add a scoop of raw oats or chia seeds
A handful of oats can add thickness to your smoothie while also adding in some extra protein and fiber! I You don’t need to cook them, just add them in raw! Adding in a tablespoon of chia seeds will add healthy fats that also make your smoothie thicker! They’re a natural thickener. This can be especially helpful if you’re not eating your smoothie right away. After just a few minutes, the chia will start to absorb liquid from the smoothie, and the seeds will expand, creating a thicker texture.

5.Blend protein powder or greens first
If you want to add protein powder or spinach to your smoothie, blend it with a little bit of liquid first. This will help breakdown the greens easily before you add in other ingredients that will make your smoothie thick. This also works well if you’re using protein powder, so you can avoid any grittiness in your smoothie bowl.
  • Super Thick Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 handful of ice (about 5 large cubes)
  • 1/2 medium banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 handful spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Optional toppings: almonds, blueberries, chia seeds


  • Toss everything except your toppings into the blender and process until smooth!
  • Pour into a bowl and add your toppings.
  • Dig in with a spoon!

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