Blending is an efficient way to get nutrients. We save energy used for digesting. The body absorbs more nutrients from food. You maximize benefits from the meal. Blenders shop vegetables, nuts, seeds, or meat to small particles and mix them, making dish easy to digest and absorb.
Nowadays people eat fast. They do not chew and enjoy the food. They swallow. Big chunks of food stay in the stomach longer creating chaos and unpleasant feeling. To avoid discomfort, we take pills. With the big bites, we swallow air. Big bellies and waists are the common issues.
Why To Blend?
The health is the essential asset except for time. We can protect ourselves eating slower or using blended meals. With blenders, we can make
- Whole juice
- Large ice cappuccino
- Ice Cream
- Ultrathick smoothies
Blenders make our life easier. Commercial blenders are powerful, serve a long time and prepare meals during few minutes. You need to use your imagination and be ready for discoveries and pleasures for your palate.
What is most important that you will have tasty, easily digested meal saving time and energy. You eat less of food, but you get a few times more benefits from easily absorbed nutrients. Pieces of food broken down. Extracted nutrients absorbed better and with efficiency. The blended food works for everybody, the little one, and adults. The body saves energy. People who have digestive problems, miss some teeth or need more nutrients will benefit from using blenders as tools to improve the quality of life.
Blenders save time for us too, especially when we want eat healthy but do not have time to prepare every time food.
You will get active nutrients when you blend
When you blend food and consume right away, you get plenty of benefits. Enzymes are one of the good things when you blend food.
Enzymes are active substances and protein compounds which participate in the body’s metabolism. We need enzymes to survive and fluorish.
Unfortunately, enzymes broke down and unactive when food is cooked. The 118 of Farhenheit is critical for these helpful particles. Here blenders come to the picture as saviors of our health.
Besides high temperature, coffee, cold drinks, salt, sugar, and bleached flour disturb the activity of enzymes.
Enzymes are metabolic and digestive.
Metabolic enzymes work as catalysts for various reactions in the body. They speed up or promote activities and are responsible for cell repair and building them.
Digestive enzymes reside in digestive tract and are responsible for breaking do the food.
People have enzymes from birth. However, we need enzymes from food. When we eat processed food high in sugar and chemicals, the body does not get enough enzymes to digest food properly.
Think about your grandparents or parents. They seldom consumed sweets, mostly on holidays. They ate plenty of vegetables, fruits.
When do not get enzymes from food, the body takes metabolic enzymes. Unfortunately, some functions such as cleansing, removal of toxins can not be performed thanks to the lack of enzymes.
It is easy to find connections between good health and food. Blenders make easy for us to get active nutrients from food. The food blends to small particles which save energy and provide various nutrients.
Blenders can be commercial, with powerful engines and designed to use for chefs at the restaurants. Individuals who want to have a long time lasting, sturdy equipment would benefit from Vitamix, Blendtec brands.
Personal blenders are for the usage just at home, preparing smoothie for one or few persons once at the time. Users would be content with Hamilton Beach, Oyster or Ninja brands. These brands are from 30 to 100$ price range.
I prefer commercial blenders because they last and serve a long time, durable and can prepare plenty of meals at once. Motors are robust and do not overheat easily.
Commercial blenders are versatile. You can make smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes, soups, purée, nut butter. These blenders chop, mix, grind, mix, stir or blend. Vitamin, Blendtec, KitchenAid, and Cuisinart are brands famous with powerful and multitasking blenders. High performance pays off during a long time because these blenders are durable, robust and made from top quality materials.
Commercial blenders have parts made from steel. Motors are powerful and can work a long time without harm and overheat. However, these motors create noise at the time of work. The plastic hood machine would be safe protection from noise. Stealth Blendtec and the new version of Vitamix has protection from blender noise. It is a durable plastic hood over machine.
Commercial blenders take some of the kitchen space. It is good to measure the space between cabinet and countertop. Some blenders have accessories which take cabinet space.
Home blenders with less power would do the job just fine, but they do not blend stronger food pieces such as frozen vegetables or ice easily. They cannot perform many functions as commercial blenders. However, if you need just mix fruits, soft vegetables, berries, you would be glad to finding out about less powerful brands. Most of the parts are of durable plastic and silicon. Unfortunately, plastic can break using longer time. If you choose home blender with the weak motor, check that main details would be of metal. Motors have less of power compared with commercial blenders.
Personal blenders are compact. They do not take plenty of space.
Choosing blender is beneficial for money and time savings is to look for
- Strong motor
- Stainless Steel blades
- Glass pitcher with wide mouth which is easy to clean
Nutri-Ninja Auto-iQ Blender
This product serves as an aid to blend, mix or crush various ingredients. You can make smoothies and juices, break small pieces of ice, light frozen parts, and seeds.
Manufacturer: Shark Ninja
Item weight: 11.86 pounds
Motor power: 1000 Watts
The product contains three Tritan Nutri Ninja cups. Sizes are 18, 24, and 32 oz. Spout lids, recipe guide, and instruction book included with the primary product.
- The blender has auto-iQ programs for choosing tasks such as pulsing and stop multiple times
- Blends fruits, vegetables, and seeds
- Blades are thick, made from stainless steel with sharp leading edges
- The ice can be crushed to tiny pieces as the snow texture
- Easy to clean
- Convenient cups for blend and go with the smoothie
- Quick and effective
- Three sizes of cups for drinks take and go
- The plastic is BPA free
- The blender comes in with recipe book
- Nutri Ninja is a loud machine when performing tasks. The noise lasts 0ne to couple minutes till motor stops.
- Plenty of plastic details
- Sometimes the base vibrates when blender works.
- You need to clean the seal on the blade cap. Otherwise, debris can gather under it and decompose. It is easy to clean.
Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ blender performs in an efficient way making smoothies. You can blend fruits, vegetables, seeds, small pieces of ice. Ice cubes are too hard for Nutri Ninja. This personal blender can serve a long time if you take care of it. It means not overfilling, cleaning and not expecting to run a long time making plenty of drinks at once. This blender will work for you if you want just one drink at the time.
Ninja Professional Blender
Ninja professional blender contains 1100 watts powerful motor. It lets crush ice and frozen fruits easier. Smoothies and shakes could be held for four hours in the double-walled stainless steel cup.
Model number: BL492
Item weight: 7.41 pounds
- Ninja Professional Blender easily chops vegetables, fruits, seeds, and blends them
- The motor is 1100 Watts
- Double -walled stainless steel cup holds smoothies from frozen fruits or vegetables four hours without warming up.
- Auto feature lets set up the time for the operation
Ninja Professional Blender creates loud noise when performs tasks.
Ninja Professional Blender performs tasks and is an affordable purchase. The powerful motor lets chop and blend food ingredients into smoothies. If somebody wants to have the cold drink for a longer time, the double-walled cup will hold four hours for you a cold drink.
It is a great blender for you if you travel or go somewhere and want to take nutritious drink together with you.
Nutri Ninja BlendMax Duo
Nutri Ninja BlendMax Duo is the largest and powerful blender. The motor has 1600 Watts of power. You can set blending options. Auto IQ feature lets perform smoothie without additional chunks which crushed when sink down by blades.
Model number: BL2012
Item weight: 16.2 pounds
- Motor is powerful
- The quality of smoothies is better compared to other Ninja models
- You can set up the function and leave the blender to perform job
- Pro Extractor blades shop, crush or blend food items completely
- The pitcher is 88 oz size
- Easy pouring from pitcher and cups
- Suction cups keep the blender steadily on the countertop
- Easy to clean and maintain the device
- Cok book included 75 recipes
- The machine creates noise
- Making smoothies there is less air in it compared with Vitamix
- There is no explanation about differences between modes
- Harder products such as apples and carrots do not blend to the pulp, but they are nicely chopped and crushed in small pieces.
Nutri Ninja BlendMax Duo is a powerful blender which performs efficiently. Blending, chopping, crushing starts and ends with excellent results. There are no leftover unattended pieces of food.
Auto IQ technology lets pick various modes with one touch of the button. The blender comes with two pitcher jars and one blade. The Pro Extractor pulverizes food items and lets to get all nutrients from it.
Jamba Appliances Blender
Jamba Appliances blender comes with the powerful motor, infinite speed dial and four program settings, integrated emulsion, BPA free Tritan jar. The Jamba Professional Blender shops, crushes, blends, grinds, heats and performs whole fruit and vegetable juices.
Manufacturer: Jamba Juice Company
Item weight: 10.74 lbs
Model number: MAIN-120650
- Powerful motor
- Infinite speed dial
- Pulse function
- BPA free and shatterproof jar
- Metal drive and stainless steel blades
- Effortlessly shops up ice, nuts
- Smooth drinks
- Easy to clean and maintain
- The blender comes with the recipe book
- The customer support is great
The blender is loud. However, the job is done and you have the peace. The machine can vibrate during the performance. You cannot leave it unattended. What I do not like that you need to use the tamper to help blend unfinished food parts. Without tamper, you will have fruit or vegetable pieces time from time in the drink.
Jamba Professional blender is the powerful machine with 2.4 peak horsepower motor. The construction is of metal. It comes with 64 oz BPA free jar, tamper, and recipe book. The blender performs well, making smoothies, frozen drinks, heating soups, chopping ingredients, creating sorbets, grinding grains and nuts. Whole fruit and vegetable can be turned to the juice.
Hamilton Beach Smart Blender
Hamilton Beach Smart Blender performs simple tasks easily and without bells and whistles. Do you need blend? Okay, put in the jar fruits and vegetables, push the button and voila. Your smoothie is done.
Manufacturer: Hamilton Beach
Item weight:4.89 pounds
Model number: 56206
- The blender is inexpensive
- Has a solid glass pitcher
- Has 5 functions such as blend, crush, pulse, mix, puree
- The blender shuts automatically at the end of the cycle
- Makes, smoothies, milkshakes, puree, icy drinks
- Crushes ice
- Chops food
- No mess pouring ability
- Easy to clean
- Has a cord storage under the base
- 3-year warranty
- The blender has plastic parts
- The rubber from glass can fell apart after a longer usage
- Sometimes frozen food gets stuck
Hamilton Beach Smart blender is affordable and easy to use. The blender performs simple tasks such as blending, mixing, chopping, pureeing, and crushing small pieces of ices using pulse. Glass pitcher and no mess pouring spout lets transfer liquids easily for the use.
KitchenAid Diamond Blender
KitchenAid Diamond Blender is a powerful machine. It has five features such as blending, chopping, mixing, crushing ice, and blending.Intelli- Speed Motor has sensors which regulate optimal speed for required functions.
Item weight: 10 pounds
Model number: KSB 1575ER
- KitchenAid Diamond blender has the robust motor. The power from the motor directly contacts the blade. It ensures effective performance.
- The base is from metal
- The 60 oz pitcher is BPA free and light
- The control panel reacts with the touch
- The diamond blending system makes smooth and quick performance
Loudness is a weak spot for most of the blenders. The KitchenAid Diamond blender is no exception.
The KitchenAid Diamond Blender is a powerful machine with a great performance. The robust motor connects through the steel-reinforced coupler to blades creating the vortex. It lets blend food quickly and smoothly. The pulse mode works with all five modes letting you control the speed.
Nutribullet blender is a great choice to prepare drinks and smoothies on the go, especially for one person. This particular blender is safe for kids. The item arrives with three cups, one extractor blade, one milling blade, two lip rings, two stay fresh resealable lids, and manual&cookbook.
Manufacturer: Homeland Housewares
Item weight:7.65 pounds
Model number: NBR-1201
- Pulverizes fruits, protein powder, vegetables
- Makes puree
- Blends crushed ice, nuts, and seeds
- Extractor technology makes smoothies full of blended nutrients
- Food is blended to small, easy to absorb pieces
- The pulp is blended into “silk” texture
- The blender has enough power to bled hard vegetables such as carrots
- The blender is easy to assemble and clean up
- The blender comes with the recipe book
- The blender must take a break after making three or four smoothies
- The blender is to a loud side
- Overfilling over max line will lead to leaks
- Tabs on the blender cup are fragile
- The cup limit line must be more visible
- Sometimes moving parts break.
- The seal in the blade portion can fall out
The NutriBullet is high-speed blender which comes with two milling and extractor blades, three cups, two stay fresh resealable lids, and two lip rings. The machine has one year warranty. The 600 Watts motor enables blender to bust open seeds, break down hard vegetables, and extract vital nutrients.
Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro Blender
Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro blender has commercial grade 3.5 peak horsepower motor.
Shipping weight: 14.33 pounds
Model number: CBT-2000
- The blender is powerful and can work longer time compared with less powerful home blenders such as NutriBullet
- The blender has memory function
- The lid secures tightly over the jar
- Blends food without interruption such as using tamper
- You can adjust the blending speed
- The vortex inside jar helps prepare smooth dishes
- The jar is 64 oz size, BPA free, made from Tritan plastic
- The blender can be used for making hummus, soups, frozen drinks, smoothies, batters, and juices
- Easy to use and assemble
- The blender is loud at the higher speeds
- The customer service sometimes fails to react to complaints
The Cuisinart Peak Hurricane Pro blender is a powerful machine with the ability to blend various foods without using the tamper. It is pricey but you get the blender with 3.5 peak horsepower motor. The blender can work prolonged time to make drinks without burning or smelling bad.
Nutri Ninja Pro
Nutri Ninja with the 600Watts motor able to blend and extract nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Parts of fruits and vegetables such as stem, skin, and seeds blended to the even consistency.
Item weight: 8.1 pounds
Model number: BL456
- Motor has 900 Watts power
- Cups are BPA free
- Sip&Seal lids let you take your drink and go everywhere, where you need to be
- Nutrient and vitamin extraction from food gives smooth consistency
- Easy to assemble and clean
- The machine is a loud one. It is a common negative side for blenders, especially affordable ones.
- You need to stay with the blender until your drink will be ready holding a pressure button
- Some black spots could be left on the countertop from the blender
- The blender contains plastic parts which can break easier compare with metal.
Nutri Ninja Pro blender is an affordable machine which makes great smoothies. You need to be careful to not overfill the cup because the blending process will push drink over. Cleaning the seal will protect from debris and decomposition of food. It is a simple thing to use common sense. The loudness comes with all blenders, except those who have protective”hoods” such as Blendtec Stealth.
Cuisinart SmartPower Deluxe Die Cast Blender
The blender has a strong name which points out that this machine performance is robust. The motor has 600 Watts of power in the steel casing. The jar is from the glass. The blender crushes ice and blends frozen fruits.
Item weight:9 pounds
Model number: SPB-600MR
- The blender has standby mode
- The 48 oz jar is made from borosilicate glass which usually used in labs
- The seal lid holds on jar tight
- There are four-speed modes for blending
- Motor base is stable and has slip-proof feet
- Pulse, high, low, and ice crush controls give you a choice to make a wanted dish
The machine is loud, not the exception from other blenders.
Cuisinart SmartPower Deluxe Die Cast blender is made of sturdy materials. Stainless motor base and jar of borosilicate glass will endure and make performance effective. The blender completes tasks such as crushing ice, whipping cream, chopping nuts, grinding hard cheese and spices, blending frozen fruits and vegetables. The price is lower compared with the competition. It is a convenient addition to the kitchen.
Vitamix is a blender with the powerful motor. The machine comes with tamper, cookbook, and DVD. the jar is BPA -free Eastman Tritan copolyester. Vitamix Professional Series 750 brushed stainless finish blender is a sturdy device. The base is of steel and a heavy one. It not going to walk from the counter when you walk away to check on something. The blender is pretty quiet.
Item weight: 12.46 pounds
Model number: Pa-1957-rent
- Vitamix blends food items into the smooth texture
- No fibers, small pieces of food left in the made product
- Blender makes soups, milkshakes, smoothies, grounds grains for the bread, milk, mousse, beverages, batters, nut butter, frozen desserts, dressing s&sauces, baby food, just use your imagination.
- Vitamix able to blend contents when container is full
- Preprogrammed settings let set the mode and the blender does his job till the operation end
- The blender is loud. However, all blenders are noisy without cover as Blendtec Stealth has.
- The blender could blend without tamper creating the vortex which mixes all food together.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 Brushed Stainless Finish Blender is a long-lasting machine. Powerful motor enables to blend food ingredients to the smooth texture and make various combinations such as soups, puree, smoothies, grain grinding, ice crushing. Commercial blenders are tall. You need before buying measure the space where you would keep the machine.
Vitamix Professional Series 750 blenders have the highest evaluation by Consumer Reports. The test score is 85.
Blendtec Total Blender Classic
Blendtec is a commercial blender with the three peak horsepower motor. Touchpad and preprogrammed blending cycles let operate the blender easy and fast. There are blending cycles: batters, ice crush, hot soup, whole juice, smoothie, and ice cream. The pulse function lets choose wanted time and speed for blending.
Manufacturer: Blendtec Fine Living Products
Item weight:7.28 pounds
Model number: TB-621-20
- Blendtec is a robust machine
- The blender does not need the tamper. It creates powerful vortex which sucks in all food ingredients and makes smooth dishes
- Seven-year warranty
- Contains six blending cycles: hot soup, batters, ice crush, smoothie, ice cream, whole juice
- Pulse button lets you blend as long as you want and choose speed.
The blender is a loud one. However, the operation takes one minute or the little bit more. It is not the end of the world.
Blendtec Total Blender Classic is a commercial machine, able to blend most everything. I have the Blendtec Stealth. Once I forgot the spoon. It became twisted but the blender survived together with the spoon and works just fine.
Benefits From Blended Food
When you consume blended food you get increased value from nutrients. Why does it happen? Depending on blenders type and power you get smooth drink, puree, or something else of your choice.
The food is divided in smallest parts which are easily digested and absorbed. When you eat fresh vegetables, seeds, nuts or fruits, you get the maximum of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. It comes in the same shape as the nature created , little bit bigger, of course not angstrom size, but eneugh small to make an impact to the body.
Blending food you extract the maximum of nutrients without creating burden on digestive system.
According to Ann Wigmore, founder of Hippocrates Health Institute, living foods bring best benefits for us, humans.
What Are Living Foods?
Uncooked food is a living food. It means that when you blend, you get all vital nutrients. You prevent body from toxins and heavy to digest food.
Living foods are seeds, nuts,greens, vegetables, fruits, sprouts, and seaweeds.
Dried fruits can be soaked till they become soft. The water can be used too. Nuts and seeds must be soaked overnight and the rest of water spilled out. The liquid contains harmful chemicals.
If you want more benefits from the blended food, you can sprout seeds. In this way, natural enzymes from seeds show up, ready to promote the new plant’s life. You know that from organic seeds will grow new trees, flowers, or fruits, do you? Fortunately, we do not need plant these seeds. It is enough to sprout them. The seed becomes full of live nutrients which are ready to give new life. In this case we will benefit from sprouts in the smoothie or any drink of your choice.
Do You Use Blended Seaweed?
Seaweed is nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare and use in blended drinks.
Let’s Wrap Up
Blender, a home or commercial one, is a valuable addition to the kitchen and the helpful tool to keep as healthy. Depending on brand and features, blenders can work for a long time or just for few months or a year.
I prefer commercial blenders because when you buy one, you will use many years ahead. Of course, some machines can have defects, but it is seldom and fixable by the manufacturer.
Commercial blenders can work longer hours because motors are powerful. They are sturdy and made for the usage in restaurants for chefs. The personal blender cannot blend big quantities of food. The quality of the blended product is a different one too.
It is similar as with cars. Compare compact Honda Fit with Range Rover. Both cars perform efficiently but the power is different.
From the lower price range, I would choose Ninja Professional blender because it is the powerful and affordable item.
How about you? Do you have experience with kitchen tools? It would be great to hear from you. Please leave the comment below.