Yes, The Order You Put Ingredients Into A Blender Matters

Now, hear me out. There are few things more frustrating than your blender not blending. Picture this. It's 7 a.m., and you've just rolled out of bed. There are several options for breakfast you think about as you tiredly wander to the bathroom to take up the start of your morning routine. You run through the list of options and proudly land on a smoothie. You can feel healthy, and still have enough time to make it to work on time. Satisfied with your choice, you toss in your fruits, scoop your powders, and pour some water into your blender. You brace for the blaring sound as you hit the "on" button. The blender booms but you see nothing moving. 

Not yet frustrated, you gently rock the blender hoping it will shake up the icy chucks at the bottom. As the whirring sound continues you shake the blender more aggressively. Maybe you add more water or yogurt. After precious morning minutes of adjusting, your blender finally sufficiently blends your fruits into a smooth texture. However, your quick-and-easy breakfast turned out to not be so quick and easy. Many of us have experienced this inconvenience, however, there are a few important adjustments you should consider making to protect your blender's longevity and your sanity. Namely, learning to layer properly.

Pay attention to how you layer ingredients

Many of us often start by throwing in the base ingredient of our smoothie first. Whether that's frozen fruit or fresh greens. However, according to Kitchn, this shouldn't be the first step. The site says to pour in your liquids first. Whether that's water, juice, or your choice of milk, this essential first step allows for adequate blending, and it will easily pull in the main ingredients that are later added on top, creating a satisfying "vortex."

If you're a fan of powdered protein or powdered sweeteners like cacao you should make sure this is the second ingredient you add. Well + Good notes that "this helps to ensure that the powder is fully incorporated into your finished product, rather than clumped in odd, chalky ways." After this, fruits and veggies can be added. It is ideal if the softer ones go in first, but it is not as essential. If the harder ones can be tossed in after, they can push down the softer fruits, allowing them to incorporate better, according to Well + Good.

Kitchn says the second to last step is to add any fruits, seeds, or nuts you want to your smoothie. Then, it's time to top off with the ice, and blend! We hope these tips make your breakfast routine easier ending your frustrated blender-shaking mornings.