If you don't want your smoothie to be a milkshake in disguise try this one worthy of posting.
Note: When you have fruit and it is either too ripe or you don't want to waste it, simply chop and freeze for a later date. (Bananas, strawberries, blueberries and the like).
You can make a quick smoothie with them by adding a little juice and yogurt for protein. Want to make it really healthy throw in a 1/4 cup fresh spinach and blend. The fruit masks the taste and you get all the healthy nutrients. Healthy does it!
1 1/4 cups fresh berries
3/4 cup yogurt, low-fat plain or vanilla
1/2 cup orange juice
2 T fat free milk or coconut or almond milk
1 T wheat germ, toasted(optional)
1 T honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract(if you aren't using vanilla yogurt)
1/4 cup packed fresh spinach(optional)
Place berries, yogurt, orange juice and optional fruit and vegetables choices in a blender. Add a little crushed ice and blend until smooth.