How to Make Smoothies Using Ice Cream. Although most smoothies use milk or yogurt to add protein and help ensure that fruit or vegetables blend in evenly, ice cream provides an alternative source of protein and gives smoothies richer tastes and creamy, thicker textures than other dairy products do — even when you use a small amount
You could use raspberries or blueberries instead of strawberries. 1 cup fresh strawberries. 1 banana, frozen, sliced into chunks. 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste. ½ cup orange juice, preferably fresh. 1 cup ice cubes. Place the strawberries, banana, honey, orange juice and ice into a blender.
Most smoothies use at least one liquid. The rule of thumb in our recipes is 1/4 to 1/3 cup of liquid per cup of solid ingredients. You can make a smoothie with milk, juice, cream, or a non-dairy alternative such as soy or nut milk. Almond milk is especially tasty. If you don’t want dairy, you can make a smoothie with water! We prefer ice.