The basic fruit smoothie has some dry milk base, typically a mixture of Whey powder or else Ensure powder, plus some natural fruit flavor. For the fruit flavor, I normally take some f.d. strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or cherry and whiz it into a powder using a blender. All of that gets carried in dry. Then it is mixed with cold water and shaken until it is smooth. That much, I have.
The problem is that the f.d. berry powder does not seem to want to mix well with the milk base. Do I need something to act as an emulsifier?
Currently I use a 12-ounce plastic bowl with a screw lid as my shaker. It seems necessary to have something with a wide mouth like this since there is so much stuff that does not mix up well, and it has to be cleaned out by hand afterwards. Is there a better method?
Maybe I need a solar-powered blender!