And smoothies are easy to make, to boot. But there is one huge misstep–and a few other smaller ones–that, if made, could make turn your tasty meal into a total drag. Here’s how to avoid them all, according to assistant food editor Alison Roman.
If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it in your smoothie. Under-ripe fruit has zero flavor and tends to make your drink watery–the number one sin of smoothie making. And don’t waste your time hunting for pristine fruit for your smoothie, either–it’s alright to get bruised, mildly squishy stuff. You’ll be blending it anyway