Last November I told you how much I loved my new Ninja blender. Then in January my friend loaned me her Vitamix blender to try. One try, and I was sold. Yes, I love my Ninja, but as I began using it for more and more things, I was finding little bits of kale weren’t being blended completely, or little pieces of almonds were still in a smoothie. I would have been content with it, but then I tried the Vitamix.
This blender pulverizes anything. I now use my blender at least once and sometimes twice a day. This guy gets used. Today, since it is St. Patrick’s day for I made a green smoothie to go with my red cabbage and jicama. The original recipe was from Stacy Julian. Here is what I do.
7 ounces of coconut milk
4 ounces of water
a couple of handfuls of frozen strawberries
a scoop of protein powder (they all taste different and many have a ton of sugar in it; look for low sugar and high protein; keep trying until you find one you like)
several handfuls of baby kale, spinach and swiss chard that I get at Sam’s Club
Blend till smooth and enjoy.
It makes about 20 ounces of smoothie.
My son still uses our Ninja for his individual smoothies, and we still are glad we purchased it. However, if you are looking for an awesome blender that will blend anything and everything, I recommend spending the money for a Vitamix. I know you won’t be sorry.
Just last night I made a snack ice cream out of just frozen strawberries and greek yogurt. No liquid at all. No problems for this beast.
Do you have a blender you like? Do tell.