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Smoothie Blender Buying Guide

Blenders not only help in making smoothies and milkshakes but much more. However, if you are a fan of smoothies and consume it on a daily basis, you should consider buying a smoothie blender rather than a regular blender. A smoothie blender is similar to a regular blender with some added features to make the perfect smoothies. Their purpose is to make the smoothies from frozen ingredients. If you plan on buying a smoothie blender, here is a list of features that must be present in the blender you select:

Powerful Motor:

One of the most important features to look for in a blender for smoothies is a powerful motor. A good motor allows you to add frozen fruits instead of fresh ones. Frozen fruits give a thicker consistency to your smoothie. In addition, with a strong motor, you don’t have to cut the ingredients before adding them. The motor will have no difficulty processing whole fruits and vegetables. Probably the most important reason for a strong motor in a smoothie blender is its ability to crush ice. Ice also gives thicker consistency to your smoothie and enhances the taste. A smoothie blender with a motor power at least 600 watts should work fine. If you are looking for a good smoothie blender, find the best smoothie blender reviews 2019-buyer’s guide .

Stable Base:

The smoothie blender you choose should have a stable base preferably made of metal. Plastic bases are usually not stable enough and do not offer much stability in the face of high speeds and tough ingredients. They will vibrate or move while processing your smoothie and reflect a weaker motor.

Speed Settings:

A minimum 3 speed setting is recommended to achieve the desired textures of smoothies. Many people use the pulse option to chop the ingredients before pulverizing them with the liquid base. If you prefer this technique then make sure that the blender you choose has a pulse option as well.

Easy Cleanup:

Preferably the lid and the jug should be dishwasher safe to allow for hassle free cleanup. Even if it is not, it should allow easy cleanup by just adding soapy water to the pitcher and pulsing it for a couple of seconds. You wouldn’t want to use a blender that is difficult to clean on a daily basis.

Pitcher:

A bigger size is better than a smaller one so that you can also make smoothies for multiple persons without having to repeat the steps. The material should preferably be plastic rather than glass. Not only are plastic ones cheaper, but they are also lighter and are less susceptible to breakage, making them an ideal choice for high speed rotations.

Good Warranty:

The general idea is that the longer the warranty, the better for you. A longer warranty would motivate you to use is more often without the worry of any damage or expensive repairs. The good quality, high-end blenders offer 5 to 10 years warranty by the manufacturer.

Green Recipes for your newly purchased cold pressed juicer

Juices are a convenient way of increasing your fruits and vegetable consumption and adding many essential nutrients in your diet that you otherwise find hard to consume. Many people do not enjoy a plate of broccoli or salad on the dinner table but when the same thing is presented in the form of a juice you will either enjoy it or find it easier to gulp it down your throat. Green juices are especially healthy since they provide you with all the rich nutrients from the green vegetables. You have loads of options you can try. After trying a bunch of recipes that we have provided or are available on the internet, you can even experiment with your own unique combinations and find out how they taste. These are the green juices that I find most healthy and delicious and make them often in my cold press juicer:

Pineapple green juice:

Too much of greens can become to bitter for your tongue especially if you have just started consuming green juices. For the beginners, it is therefore recommended to keep the addition of green vegetables to a minimum in the juice drink and include some sweet tasting fruits to balance out the bitter taste.

Ingredients:

  1.       Pineapple, 3kg
  2.       Green apple, 1kg
  3.       A few mint leaves
  4.       Cucumber, 1kg

Method:

Cut the pineapple and remove the skin. Push the pieces of pineapple through the feed chute of the juicer along with green apples, mint leaves and cucumbers. Serve the juice in glasses and garnish with mint leaves before you serve.

Beet Juice:

Beet improves your blood flow and is an excellent choice for athletes. It is a good drink to be consumed especially after a workout session to speed up your blood flow to deliver more oxygen to the muscles and remove toxins from them. The juice will also have the countless advantages of cucumbers and kale.

Ingredients:

  1.       Red Beet, 2.5 kg
  2.       Orange, 1.5 kg
  3.       Cucumber, 1 kg
  4.       Kale, 1 kg

Method:

Push all the fruits and vegetables down the feed chute of your cold press juicer after washing them thoroughly. Serve the juice in glasses and enjoy. 

Carrot and Green Apple Juice:

Carrots are an excellent and popular ingredient for juices. This is not only a healthy drink but if you look at the ingredients you will know what a delicious combination it will make. You will have to make it to find out just how delicious it will be.

Ingredients:

  1.       Carrots, 3.5 kg
  2.       Green Apple, 1.5 kg
  3.       Red Apple, 1.5 kg
  4.       Lemon, 100 g
  5.       Ginger, 100 g

Method:

Wash all the fruits and vegetables properly and then simply push them down the feed chute of your cold press juice extractor. Serve the drink out in glasses, add some ice cubes and serve it right away. Juices are best when consumed right away.