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Food processor makes perfectly good smoothies too if you follow what I am about to tell you. It's all about adding the ingredients of the smoothie you want to make in the proper sequence.
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Make Smoothie in Food Processor (How-to)

Can you use a Food Processor to Make Smoothies? Yes, and it's all about adding the ingredients you want to make in the proper sequence.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Equipment

  • food processor

Instructions

Step 1: Choose the right attachment

  • To make the best smoothie with your food processor, you must first choose the right attachments for the job. If you have a choice of bowl sizes, go for the smallest. If you have a choice of blades, use the one you consider to be the main blade.

Step 2: Adding the Veggies

  • Before you add the veggies, you need to add a little liquid. If you don’t, all you will end up doing is mincing the ingredients and throwing them all around and up the bowl. So, add no more than a cupful of your chosen liquid, to begin with.
  • Now you can add the veggies. These will be harder to liquidize than the fruits, so they go in first.

Step 3: Add the fruits

  • If you use frozen fruits, you’ll find it tends to make your smoothie a little more slushy.
  • Once you’ve started blitzing, it’s best to keep going all the time, introducing new goodies through the processor’s funnel.
  • Add the rest of the liquid a little at a time, being careful not to go overboard and make your smoothie too runny. If you find any ingredients sticking to the outside of the bowl, just add a little more liquid via the funnel.
  • There’s no rush. A food processor takes longer than a blender to liquidize everything, but it will get there eventually, giving you a beautiful, lump-free smoothie.

Notes

Food processors are powerful machines that can liquefy most things if you follow the steps outlined above.
You won’t have any problems with your base ingredients, but there are some things you need to bear in mind.
  • To get the best result, do not overfill the bowl. I find it best to liquify my base fruits and veggies first, using a small amount of liquid.
  • Then I top it up, a little at a time. If I find anything stubbornly clinging to the sides of the bowl, I stop blitzing, push them down to the bottom and start the blade whizzing again.
  • Don’t add ice at the last minute. If you do, you’ll end up with large chunks of it in your smoothie.
Don’t worry about frozen fruits, though. Your processor will liquidize them without any problem, providing you add them at the beginning.