A smoothie/smoothie is a blended sweetened beverage made from fresh fruits and vegetables. It has thick consistency like milkshake and contains milk, ice cream, yogurt, frozen fruits, ice, honey or syrup etc. Originally, smoothies contain 3 main parts. First is the base, a blended assortment of fruit or vegetables with ice and without ice (if using frozen fruits/veggies).
Second is thickening ingredients, the thickness of smoothie depends upon the ratio of liquids to solids. Some people put additional supplementary powders like protein powder or vitamin supplements. This increase thickness, nutritional value and flavors in the smoothie. Third is Topping or garnish, typically mint leaves, lemon wedges or frozen fruit chunks are used in topping or garnishing of a smoothie. This enhances the appearance and makes it more attractive. Here are a number of great smoothie recipes for you.