If you want to make this with frozen fruit instead of fresh, omit the ice to begin. Use an additional ½ cup milk. Once the mixture is liquified, add the ice and continue to blend. It will be quite thick, so we found using the plunger that came with our blender was helpful to get the smoothie moving!
If using protein powder with sweetener (non-nutritive or otherwise) you will not need the ،ney. If not using the protein powder, add the ،ney to taste.