Smoothies have been around for quite a while, but their popularity has surged lately with the interest individuals have in eating healthier and having nutritious meal replacement and snack ideas. There are blenders on the market, that are built especially to make the best smoothie possible.
Green smoothies are especially healthy for you as they incorporate green vegetables into a drink that makes it easier to get your daily intake of these healthy foods. Blenders that can manage the density of these green vegetables when blending them into a smoothie deserves your attention.
Best Powerful Countertop Blender
Vitamix is a blender brand known as well built and able to operate with quality and longevity. The Vitamix: “Turboblend” Countertop Blender (4500) has a two plus peak horsepower motor that is thermally protected. The blade assembly (with ball bearings) on this blender is enclosed and stainless steel. The front surface of the blender base is easy to clean.
Its 64 ounce clear container is made of non toxic polycarbonate, and comes with a plunger and locking lid. A recipe booklet is included with purchase, as is a limited five year warrantee. The manufacturer boasts that the Vitamix is able to blend the leaves, stem, and peel of vegetables and fruits, giving users the highest fiber and nutrition available when making food and drinks with this blender.
Blender owners agree that this product from Vitamix can handle frozen fruits and vegetables and the harder parts of fresh items. They enjoy smoothies made with this item and recommend it for its powerhouse motor. Most customers who purchased this item use it daily and have owned it for a few years. They recommend that potential customers be aware that the blender does make some noise. One customer said the Vitamix is an easy blender to clean.
Top Rated Smoothie Blender
According to the manufacturer, you can make soups, shakes and smoothies like a professional with the New Age Living: Smoothie Blender (BL1500 3HP). They claim that their three horsepower motor is powerful enough to blend through frozen or fresh ingredients. Its blender jar is safe, made from “baby bottle quality” BPA free Tritan plastic.
According to New Age Living, their blender is able to handle small seeds with the blades that spin up to 35,000 RPM and it is also able to break down the cell walls of fruits and vegetables that are blended. This provides the user with more phyto-nutrients when blending these healthy items. The manufacturer offers excellent customer service and a five year “personal care” warrantee.
One owner is impressed with the excellent customer service that this company provides with their blender. Other owners of this smoothie blender talk about its power and ability to crush and blend all food items they use in it. A coffee shop owner says in their testimonial that they use this blender all day, and also own a different and more expensive top of the line brand name blender. They mention that the New Age Living blender is just as good as the other blender they own, yet at half the cost.
Best Budget Commercial-Quality Blender
Boasting that this is a professional quality countertop blender, Blendtec says it operates with a three horsepower direct-drive motor. Other features of the Blendtec: Total Blender Classic include an automatic shut-off, digital touchpad controls, and preprogrammed blending cycles. Its two pronged stainless steel blades can reach speeds of 29,000 RPM and it is guaranteed to crush ice. Accessories include a two quart blender jar, recipes, and a secure fitting lid.
Three warrantees come with purchase: an one year limited warrantee for the blender jar, a lifetime warrantee on the coupling and blade, and a three year warrantee on the motor-base.
The variety of food items it is possible to make with this blender, will satisfy the most discriminating foodie. Ice cream, fresh juice, smoothies, salsa, and soup are just a few of the foods it can produce. Blendtec put a “brain” in their blenders (a computer chip that monitors things like operating temperature, speed, pre programmed blend cycles, and motor safety.)
One customer of this blender mentioned that this item is made in the United States. Other users agree that it is powerful and looks well on the countertop. A vegetarian purchased this blender because they wanted to incorporate more greens, particularly kale, into their diet. They were able to achieve their goal by using the Blendtec to power greens, and fruits into their smoothies. They wanted to be able to make a smoothie using kale, but not be able to taste the kale raw. This blender helped the customer to achieve that goal.
If you want a blender that helps you live a healthier lifestyle, consider one with the power to make smoothies. You need a well built motor, and good blender equipment to make properly all ingredients into a tasty and healthy drink.
Doing your research about the kinds of vegetables and fruit you will be putting into the blender (and if that appliance can handle high density fruits and veggies) will pay off as you have the knowledge you need to make a purchasing decision.