Deviating from recipes is a good way to waste ingredients



I've made smoothies where it was just perfect, the best smoothie ever, but then I was like, "Apples are yummy; why don't I put apples in there" and then it just fucked it up and I had to throw it all out.

It's tempting to want to add other good stuff to enhance it but it usually throws off the balance, so you usually just have to go by the recipe, and use a different recipe if you want it some different way.

In fact, even just adding more of an ingredient that's already in the recipe can fuck it up; e.g. if it calls for yogurt and you put extra yogurt.