Best Blender for Smoothies with Frozen Fruit

Time usually flies by and while Christmas is approaching, summer will be on the horizon so quickly that we’ll be left wondering how did the time go by so quickly? And when warm weather approaches, you know what that means? That’s right, it’s frozen smoothies time. Even though it’s very cold outside right now, I can’t help but get excited about warm weather and smoothies. There’s a reason for speaking about it at this time. You see, in order to make the silkiest of smoothies with frozen fruit, you’ll probably need the best blender for smoothies. And considering the holiday sales are out in full force at this time, why not plan ahead and grab yourself a bargain blender? It’s always a good idea to plan ahead!

We all want high quality blenders for the best price and this might be the only time to get it. But, you don’t need to spend too much money to get a good quality blender because there are tons of impressive products available at an affordable price. I just want to go through some of these products that you can look out for. On top of this, there are tons of useful guides you can look at. For example, if you’re looking for the best blender for smoothies under $200, then this article might be a good read. But personally, the best high-quality and durable model I’ve ever used is the Oster Versa. It’s usually fairly costly but it’s available for around 175 bucks at this moment in time. I’ve also used some models that are more expensive. I’ve found these to perform very well but I just don’t see the value in buying a blender for 500 to 600 dollars. I’m quickly going to go through some of the models that I’ve tried.

Oster Versa – 5/5

I’ve already mentioned how I think this is the best smoothie blender that I’ve ever used. This is due to the combination of price and performance. I don’t think there are many other products that provide as much value for money as this one. It certainly competes well with the premium BlendTec and Vitamix blenders. I’ve always found the smoothies to be very fine in texture as this pulverizes the ingredients very powerfully. The size is quite compact so you should find it convenient to move this around and store it in the kitchen. Additionally, it has a very user-friendly interface that will allow us to use this without experiencing any problems. The build quality of the Oster Versa is another highly impressive feature. Another jaw-dropping advantage is that of the inclusion of a 7-year warranty, something that you don’t see very often with electrical appliances.

BlendTec Designer 675 – 4/5

Don’t get me wrong, the BlendTec Designer 675 is probably the best smoothie blender around. Certainly when it comes to making smoothies, it performs brilliantly well though it’s probably not as versatile as the Versa at making other things like dips and sauces. One thing is for sure, the smoothies will be so smooth in texture that you’ll probably only be able to get a similar drink in a restaurant or a proper smoothie bar. As I’ve said already, the performance side of things is superb but this will only be suitable for someone who doesn’t mind spending over the top. I personally didn’t appreciate how expensive this was.

Breville Boss – 3/5

The Breville Boss is a very good blender for smoothies, but it is quite expensive.The Breville Boss is another supposedly high quality blender that I’ve tried. But, I wasn’t a big fan of this. It can cost up to 600 dollars though I did get it on sale for around 400 bucks. Even at 400 dollars, I think it’s very expensive especially after I compared it with the Oster Versa. To be honest, it performed at a similar level of the Versa despite costing almost four times more. That’s why there’s no point in even speaking about it any more.

As you can see, just because a blender costs a lot of money doesn’t mean that it will be the best blender for smoothies. I prefer my Oster Versa every time despite having tried premium blenders in the past. Even if you can’t afford the Versa, I would still tell you to do your research to find a good quality inexpensive blender as making smoothies can change your lifestyle!

My Favorite Breakfast Smoothies Recipes with Protein Powder

If you're trying to increase your daily intake of protein powder, add in some protein powder in your breakfast smoothie.I have heard a lot of people complaining about other people that use protein powder. They usually have a disgusted expression and state that bodybuilders use these.

The main thing to remember is that protein powder is used to provide the body with more protein, something the body needs for optimum nutrition. There are lots of arguments against using protein powders in a healthy diet. But you cannot argue against the fact that it does fill you up and if consumed the right way, it can allow you to control your weight a little better. Additionally, most of us already know that protein is needed for healthy skin, nails, hair and various other features of the body.

These are the reasons that I try to have a protein smoothie every morning for breakfast. After all, this will provide you with essential nutrients while also preventing you from overeating later on in the day. Just bear in mind that you will need the best smoothie blender if you want the best tasting smoothie.

I usually try different recipes but here are some of my favorite ones.

Power Smoothie: My power smoothie is the one that I have most often. This is because it contains incredibly healthy ingredients such as kale. I do not really like the taste of kale so I try to cover this up by adding some berries and even a medium sized banana. I try to add some hemp protein powder as this is known to be very healthy. Some additional ingredients I have tried include chia seeds, cinnamon and flaxseeds for their own individual benefits.

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cinnamon Almond Cookies

I should probably add FLOURLESS to the title but that would make it a little too long.

These cookies do contain a lot but they look very simple. These are by far my HEALTHIEST cookies ever. They are vegan, low fat, low sugar, high flavour and will give you lot of energy!

I’m going biking tomorrow around the lake and having a picnic so I need something to boost me up!

Oh, did I mention that they take like 10 minutes to prepare and you only need one bowl?

Vegan Banana Oatmeal Cinnamon Almond Cookies

Full List of Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

1/2 cup margarine

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup oat flour (processed quick oats)

1 cup quick oats

Pinch salt

Full Method

These Vegan Almond Cookies are easy to make.Cream together the bananas, the margarine and the sugar with a mixer.

Add the extracts and the cinnamon.

Mix in the baking powder and the oat flour.

Add in the quick oats and the almonds.

You can add here other ingredients of your choice like chocolate chips or dried fruits.

I did half of my cookies with cranberries!

With a fork, press the top of each cookie ball on the baking sheet because they won’t melt down in the oven.

Put in oven for about 10 minutes at 350°.

This recipe makes about 18 cookies.

Making a Delicious Vegetarian Meal

I’ve just enjoyed my first “real” vegetarian meal, and although I was almost too stressed out to enjoy it (due to work!), it was super good and can be completely modified to your liking!

Bean Griddle Cakes

Full List of Ingredients

1.5c canned cannellini beans

Scant cup organic heavy whipping cream, plus 2T skim milk

1 egg

2T EVOO

Scant cup whole-wheat flour

Table salt and fresh ground pepper

PAM Organic Canola Oil Spray

Toppings of your choice (see below)

Full Method

Heat the oven to 250 degrees.

I really enjoyed this vegetarian meal.Spray a large skillet with PAM, and heat over medium-high heat. Mash the beans with a potato masher; stir in cream, milk, egg, oil and flour. Season it with salt and pepper. The mixture should look just like pancake batter (maybe a little lumpier), so add more milk if you need to thin it out or more flour if it’s too runny.

When the pan is just about smoking hot, drop in the batter in healthy quarter-cup measurements; you can probably cook about three at a time in one skillet. Flip the batter just like you would pancakes — when you start to see a few bubbles rise to the surface. Each cake should cook for about 5 minutes total; keep them warm in a 250-degree oven while you cook the rest of the batter in batches. Makes about 9 cakes; serves 3-4 people.

Here comes the fun part! Are you a pesto fan, perhaps? Have a jar of salsa you’re dying to get rid of now that you’ve given up chips? Break out whatever it is your pretty little heart desires, and dab a little bit on top. My wife even made hers into a sandwich! (Looked a little heavy to me, but whatever floats your boat!) If I’d had it in the house, my vision was to plop a few cakes on some mixed organic spring greens and crumble over top an ounce of goat cheese — with or without a delicious, light balsamic vinaigrette.

Enjoy — I know I did.