A good smoothie is a thing of beauty. It's a bright and cheerful reminder that spring is coming even though you're still wearing your wool socks. More importantly, you can make it while you are still half asleep, tuck it in your bag, and sip it during your morning commute. If you can plug in a blender, you can whip up breakfast.
Not every combination of ingredients, however, makes a great smoothie. It requires a balance of ingredients: a little bit of sweet fruit, some nuts or protein powder for substance, and enough liquid to blend together smoothly.
Check out the slideshow above to learn how to make a perfect smoothie every time.
This article originally appeared on Food52.com: How to Make a Great Smoothie Without a Recipe.