For the last few months, I’ve spent quite a bit of time drooling over blenders and juicers. Website after website, sparkly machine after sparkly machine. Do you find all of the choices a bit overwhelming?
Since starting my Shaklee180 journey, I’ve been making lots of smoothies – like this delicious one with Kale – and I’m concerned that our three-bladed blender is going to give out. This morning I asked The Texan if we had a back up. He says there is another in the basement. Hmm…I wonder if that one has four blades. Like they all should.
The Vitamix looks like an amazing machine; have you seen one? They remind me of the blenders that we used way, way back when I was bartending. It seems that everyone who has one of those loves it to pieces. I saw photos of a few smoothies that came out of that machine, holy cow! Impressive!
After making smoothies every day for the last two weeks and researching juicers, I don’t know that I actually need one. While juicers seem great for juicing, I love the texture of smoothies. They’re like milkshakes without the guilt. Can a juicer make juice into a shake-like texture?
I’ve been eyeballing the Ninja mixer system, too. It’s similar to the Vitamix, but more affordable. The model that I am considering has a large pitcher (for mixing things like Margaritas) and two personal size tumblers. The personal size tumblers are a selling point for me. If The Texan and I had individual tumblers, we wouldn’t have to quickly wash the pitcher for the next person to use in the morning. That is a win-win in my book!
What type of blenders and juicers do you use?