(Guest Post) The Vitamix blender has been known to be top in its class when it comes to being the essential tool for delicious smoothies and other finely processed foods. However, its price has been more than a little daunting for many.
I remember looking back for years hoping and waiting to finally find a Vitamix at a price I thought was reasonable and every year, I was left disappointed. Then finally, one year, luck was on my side.
Working for a computer company, I regularly attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Vitamix had this beautiful display featuring all of their wonderful blenders and giving samples of some of their best-tasting smoothies. When the show was over, I lingered around the displays longingly looking at the blenders, wishing I could finally get one….
In order to prepare delicious-tasting green smoothies and other raw dishes with ease, you need to have a good quality smoothie blender at your disposal.
By that I mean a powerful, heavy-duty blender that can withstand years of daily use (and abuse):-).
Most blenders that you can buy online and in department stores are mediocre and will only partially blend green smoothies. They don’t fully blend tough greens, their containers are usually very small, and they don’t last long. What you need is a powerful blender, with a plunger and a giant container, that can make you not only green smoothies, but also raw ice-cream, raw soups, dressings, and more.
The problem is that many of these heavy-duty blenders are expensive. Blendtec and Vitamix are both excellent blenders, but we are talking at least $400 for a basic model.
Many people want a powerful blender, but are not ready to shell out the high price of these brands.
So I’m always on the lookout for blenders that are powerful, meet the high quality standards, and don’t break the bank.
Recently I discovered another blender that seemed to meet ALL of our criteria, and also a lot cheaper.
It’s called the Omni Blender.
If you’re looking for an affordable blender that you can use for blending, juicing, chopping, and mixing anything you want easily, then maybe you are thinking about getting the Ninja Kitchen System 1100.
It’s quite a popular blender, and seems quite versatile and good value for the affordable price; but the question is “will it do a good job as a green smoothie blender“? I looked at many sites and read many reviews and I have to say that although it’s not a Blendtec or Vitamix, it seems to be a decent blender at a much lower price. Although I cannot recommend it wholeheartedly, Ninja 1100 may be a viable option for someone who is considering a cheaper, entry-level blender.
A couple of weeks ago, as I was watching TV with my son on an early Sunday morning, I came across Montel Williams’ Health Master infomercial that attracted my attention. As I was surfing channels, the title of the program intrigued me – so I decided to watch it to see what this is about.
Because making green smoothies is something I do every day and it made such a tremendous difference in my nutrition, I was happy to see a promotion of green smoothies on TV.
OK, if you read any of my previous blog posts, you know by now that you should be drinking lots and lots of fresh green smoothies every day. So today, I’m going to talk about my favorite smoothie maker that I use at least 3-4 times a day to prepare green smoothies for myself or my family. It’s been over three years now that I’ve been using a Vitamix blender, and – wow – it has made my life so much easier, healthier and more enjoyable to boot.
Prior to buying the Vitamix, I’d been using a different blender – I will not mention the brand here, as it does not matter. It was doing an OK job blending fruits and soft greens, such as spinach, but as it comes to making smoothies with tougher plants – kale or celery, for example – it was awful. It could not handle the tougher jobs, resulting in a chunky texture that was not very palatable. Also, I was afraid to run it for too long, as the engine was overheating quickly.