Hey if you can get a vitamix or some high powered blender to make smoothies I highly recommend it. I havent been a big fan for or against smoothies and I try to limit fruit and don't do dairy so havent really been much into them for awhile but I wanted to consume more vegies and a friend raved about the vitamix so I sprung and i have to say it makes quite a difference to have that strong motor, it blends spinach, greens, celery and ice etc into a fine drink and I add either soy/tofu or rice milk with steevia and sometimes a little fruit and I can feel the difference. I am absorbing the vegies better, I know carrots would be delicious in there but per alcat food sensitivity test not sposed to have them. I also cured my new problem with constip with these smoothies (sound like old lady). Cheney had started recommending folks against fruit so I hadnt eaten much the last year but I also have to say since I added in oranges and occasional mixed berries in last couple weeks I also feel more refreshed, cut back on my chocolate cravings with these smoothies.