page updated on September 16, 2017
Can You Make Smoothies with a Food Processor?
Yes, if you're cautious. If your food processor has powerful ice-crushing blades, you're probably in the clear. Otherwise, be very careful about how you layer your ingredients (see How to Make a Smoothie). If you're using solid fruits such as apples, cut them into quarters or smaller pieces so that they don't bind the blades. Start slow and increase speed gradually only as you see that your food processor is running effectively.