I love a good, healthy smoothie. I read a blog where she pre-packed her smoothies so all she had to do was stick it in the blender. She got freezer ziplocks and put whatever she wanted into the individual bags. I suggest any combo of, frozen strawberries, banana, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries or blackberries, fresh spinach, fresh kale, apple (with skin), frozen mangos, chia seeds, steel cut oats, etc. I have a magic bullet which is glorious because it takes a second to blend and is the quickest clean up ever. I got mine at costco so it was discounted and it's not that expensive to begin with. You'll definitely get your moneys worth. If you'd rather make a big batch, then I'd suggest sticking with a regular blender. Oh! and I only add water to it when I'm ready to blend...no yogurt, milk, juice, or anything (I feel it keeps it healthier) Hope that idea helps!