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Does it take a special type of blender to make smoothies?

Or am I just doing it wrong? I have what I consider a typical blender that you might find in any American kitchen. It's a glass container with a cross shaped blade. The problem I have is that pieces ...
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Are smoothies and milk shakes the same things with different names?

I put banana and milk in the blender, and drink it when everything gets mashed up properly. I call it milk shake with banana. Is that called a smoothie? Is there a difference between milk shakes ...
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Buying a “blender” that can purée a potato

My wife had a "smoothie" made by a co-worker that is based on green apples and raw red potatos. Our smoothie maker can't do that and leaves unchopped bits and a gritty feel. Her friend uses a ...