Who hates scraping bits from the blender after making a smoothie? Busy, active people need healthy fruit, veggie, and protein mixes that are easier to make – and to clean up.

“Smoothies are not my deal,” Ashley Ellis, RDN, a dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and gut health for Essential Nutrition in Boulder, Colorado, tells us. “I just hate cleaning the blender, so I really experience this in my own personal life.”

Instead, Ellis employs a variety of easy, no-measure, no-mess alternatives that might work for you, too.