How to Make the Perfect Smoothie

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If you're like most people, your smoothie-making routine probably goes something like this:
1. Dump a ton of healthy ingredients in the blender.
2. Hit "blend." Watch as nothing happens.
3. Stop blender. Try stirring up your ingredients with a spoon or adding more liquid to get them to blend.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you end up with a semi-satisfying drink that's either too tart, too sweet, too thick, or too watered-down.
5. Drink it anyway, because what else are you going to do?

Fortunately, the sad smoothie parade ends today. With these expert tips, making a balanced, tasty drink with the perfect creamy consistency will be as easy as pressing "purée."

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