My smoothies were just finely chopped stuff; I sort of liked it but.... So I was at Freddies yesterday and bought a blender - OMG! I LOVE SMOOTHIES THAT ARE ACTUALLY SMOOTH!! I can not believe the difference, now I have to limit myself to 2 or 3 per day. I bought one that blends it right in the drink container, sooo cool (damn, have I had 3 yet today - I should go make another one just to make sure).