Many people ask us if they can still enjoy green smoothies with a low powered blender. The answer is yes, but purchasing a high powered blender for daily green smoothie consumption is worth the investment, especially if you plan on drinking green smoothies for years to come.
Personally I think a green smoothie made with a Vitamix (or Blendtec) is more delicious than a green smoothie made with a regular blender due to the texture. Also, I noticed that when I was using a regular blender daily, the motor burned out quickly and eventually the blender stopped working. In the post Common Green Smoothie Questions, Victoria says “Those who use simple blenders have to put up with some chunks and pieces of un-blended greens and fruit skins. These green smoothies may be less smooth but still provide a great deal of greens in one’s diet, much more than if people didn’t drink them at all”.
Testing The Top Five Blenders:
To decide on which blender to purchase, please enjoy this video to see a comparison of the top five blender brands. If you are unable to afford a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec, you may find this helpful.
The most important thing is to enjoy large amounts of greens each day. Here are some quick tips for using a simple blender..
1 – Put the fruit and water in first, blend to make a liquid. Next add any frozen fruit and then add the greens.
2 – Chop your fruits and greens very finely and remove the stalks of greens like kale, collards & chard. Add small amounts of greens as you blend.
3 – If you are using dates or seeds in your smoothie, soak them first.
To understand why blending is superior to juicing please read this article Blending v’s Juicing