Making a smoothie is a blending process that makes use of the entire fruit and/or vegetable, skin and pulp included. Smoothies are an excellent way to get all the essential nutrients your body needs. You do not need to replace any of your meals with a smoothie to reap its benefits. You just need to be smart about your choice of ingredients. The health benefits of smoothies range from weight loss, improved digestion and immunity to healthier skin, nails and overall glow.