Recently I purchased a new toy.
My new Blendtec high-powered blender. About 10 years ago I used to enjoy smoothies quite a bit. I was doing a tough workout and needed to get nutrition that I wasn’t getting through my normal diet. The biggest problem was it just seemed like I was focusing on when, where, how and what to eat way too much. I quickly learned by making a smoothie and jamming a bunch of different ingredients into it you can cover a lot of nutritional ground very quickly. Not to mention the broken down food for easier digestion and the ingredients were raw and better for you. My friend left a blender at my house that I used on a daily basis and I really enjoyed making my berry smoothie every morning. That blender finally failed and I never replaced it.
A week ago I was walking through Costco and came across a section with a blender by Blendtec. Prior I had researched a little and knew that Blendtec and Vitamix are the two that are always talked about when it comes to professional, high power blenders. The price was right so I picked one up. When I first got home my wife was a little “unhappy” at the fact that I just purchased a $250 blender. Actually they retail at $329 so I thought it was a good buy. Not much different from her justifying her purchases by saying “it was on sale”. 🙂
I have to say WOW! This thing is a beast. It will munch up just about anything you put in it… in seconds. I have even won my wife over with the new Oreo Blizzard knock off I have created. The thing spins so fast that on the right setting it will heat your mixture into a hot soup. There are actually some funny videos produced by the Blendtec company called “will it blend…?” on YouTube. They blend everything from iPhones to rake handles. Amusing to watch for sure.
There seems to be a rivalry between the Blendtec camp and the Vitamix camp as to which one is better. It’s similar to the Iphone vs. Android battle. And much like the phone controversy they are both good just depends on what you want.
If you want to make a quick, nutritious and portable meal, a smoothie is a great way to get it done. Try one of these new high-powered blenders they are a blast!
My Breakfast Berry Smoothie Recipe:
1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1/4 cup milk or almond milk
One large spoon full of greek yogurt
One spoon full of peanut butter
1/8 to 1/4 cup of dry uncooked oatmeal
1 scoop of protein powder
A few ice cubes