Freeze peeled bananas ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. Cut the bananas into one-inch slices and keep in a sealed container or baggie. It saves you time and gives an added chill to your smoothie.
Use a blender that is easy to clean. My favorite blender is my Blendtec. I have had it for years and it never fails to work without any trouble It also is easy to clean, which I love.
Freeze summer fruit now so that you have the fruit ready in the freezer for the future.