Many people ask if there is a difference between juicing and blending fruit/vegetables. The interesting thing, is that there is and we’ll look at it here in this article. Juicing Fruits/Vegetables What is juicing? In the process of juicing, both the water and nutrients in the ingredients are taken while the excess fiber is thrown away. In this respect, it may seem beneficial to juice fruits and vegetables instead of eating them as the system is taking nutrients in a more readily available manner. However, not including an acceptable amount of fiber into the food intake is not healthy. Without fiber, these nutrients get into the bloodstream very rapidly. This causes a sudden increase in blood sugar levels which has also many other consequences, especially […]
Top Blenders of 2016 | Honest & Complete Reviews
What Are the Benefits of Owning a Kitchen Blender?
Because of its versatility, it is considered to be one of the most handy tools to have in the kitchen. This gadget can do what other kitchen appliances can do just as efficiently, saving homemakers the time, money, and effort, as well as simplifying the cooking process.
So what are some of the things I can make?
- Baby food
- And much more!
*TOP TIER BLENDERS*
Vitamix CIA Professional Series (98/100)
Vitamix CIA (Culinary Institute of America) has been holding the title of one of the top available on the market for years now. Manufacturers have been unable to top this incredible machine. Owning a Vitamix in your kitchen is very similar to owning an exotic sports car. It’s not for everyone’s budget, but if you are able to afford it you are getting pure performance and joy from using this unique kitchen appliance. Do you enjoy making smoothies? This particular Vitamix is my favorite blender for smoothies. Where competition will leave pieces of ingredients and ice, Vitamix will turn them both to an incredible consistency needed to make a perfect smoothie.
Vitamix is so confident in their product, they offer a 7-year warranty on their product. Why is that important? The electric motor will be put through quite a bit of stress, having to blend things like ice and frozen fruit. Where most manufacturers only provide 2-3 years of warranty, Vitamix giving 7 really proves how heavy duty the Vitamix is. Read our complete review to get more familiar with it, and see if it is fit for your household.
Blendtec Professional’s Choice Total (94/100)
Its no surprise to see this iconic brand take our number two highest rated slot. Blendtec Total for long time has been trying to overthrow Vitamix from their number one spot. A very simple to use 1,560 watt machine with stainless steel blades that spin near 30,000 rpm that get amazing consistency of whichever object is in the jar.
You may have seen the “Will it Blend” YouTube show, if you haven’t definitely check it out to see the true power of this amazing appliance. On the show they test the strength, durability, and power of the appliance by attempting to blend items that a normal person would not put in. Anything from marbles, diamonds, phones, golf balls and just about anything they can get their hands on.
*MID TIER BLENDERS*
Waring Pro MX1000R Professional (88/100)
Waring Pro MX1000R is a great choice for those seeing a simple, well priced, and exceptionally well performing machine. Waring is not a well known brand as Vitamix and Blendtec, but that doesn’t stop them from creating a machine that some rave about. The MX1000R is your standard 64 ounce polycarbonate pitcher, which is basically military strength plastic, used in windshields in aircraft.
This Waring has very simple controls of just two switches. One for changing from high and low speeds, and another for a pulse function. Most enjoy the simplicity of the appliance, others wish there were more features. The 3.5 hp motor that will turn the blending blades to the speeds over 30,000 does not discriminate. For around the $300 zone, the MX1000R is a good choice for those seeing a high quality appliance without the price tag of Vitamix or Blendtec. Read our complete review and decide!
Breville is well known from creating some of the top juicer machines that one can buy. My favorite feature of this machine is the hemispherical shape of the bottom of the jug. Look closely at the picture, you can see how all the ingredients would be forced into the shape. The benefit? The blades take up that small area entirely, meaning no wasted or unblended chunks will be left after you’re done.
Breville BBL605XL has all necessary features one might need. A powerful 750 watt motor, 48 ounce pitcher. The buttons light up for easier reading. Dedicated smoothie and ice crushing buttons. Pulse function. The BBL605XL was rated as the best in 2012, and will definitely take a high rating in 2016 and forward. Operating the BB605XL can easily be expressed in the following; simplicity and functionality. Continue to read our review and see what other features the Breville BBL605XL would bring into your kitchen.
*ECONOMY TIER BLENDERS*
Cuisinart CBT-1000 (84/100)
When shopping for a reliable, kitchen appliance on a budget, Cuisinart is always a must look at. Cuisinart has been in the game for a very long time
creating great food processors, juicers and other various kitchen appliances. Over the years they have found ways to provide their consumers with affordable and reliable kitchen appliances.
The Cuisinart CBT 1000 is everything that we expected it to be. A 64 ounce BPA-free jar. A metal die-cast housing that looks great on a counter. A very simple and easy to use back-lit controls. One of the things I like the most about this machine is its pre-programmed smoothie function. Overall the CBT-1000 offers a large variety of features, read our entire review and find out why this Cuisinart earns its stripes.
Ninja BL660 Professional (82/100)
Ninja may not be the most popular or most well known brand, but that doesn’t stop them from making some really amazing kitchen blenders with great value.
This Ninja will set you back around $150, which is fairly inexpensive when compared to the big players like Vitamix, Breville and Blendtec. But you don’t really lose out on any important features. You still get 1,000 watts of power, variable and pulse speeds. Not to mention the 72 ounce jar that is larger than majority which max out at 64 ounces. So what is the true verdict on the capabilities that the Ninja BL660 brings to the kitchen? You’ll have to read my full review for that!
There are plenty of benefits to be said when we consider Kale. It is related to broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, having the flavor similar to broccoli. Kale is one of the most nutrient rich foods, possesses beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidant properties and function as an anti-inflammatory agent also. Regular in-take of kale facilitates to lower the cholesterol and even prevents cancer also. Kale contains many essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin K, Betacarotene, Vitamin C, zeaxanthin, calcium, copper, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and fiber. The phytonutrient called sulforaphane present in kale has great anti-diabetic, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties. When kale is chopped, chewed or blended in a green smoothie, this beneficial phytonutrient is released from kale. Kale is a powerful antioxidant protects from ovarian […]
A strawberry smoothie is absolutely delicious and healthy. It is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals. The reddest strawberries have the highest levels of the above nutrients. Strawberries smoothies are delicious and you can mix them with bananas to add flavor and make a smooth texture. It is great for breakfast or as a snack.Various health benefits from adding strawberries to smoothies• It burns fatStrawberries contain antocyanins which stimulates the burning of fat stored by the body. Apart from it helping the body burn fat quickly it is low in calories and has high fiber, which makes digestion efficient.• Lowers risks of heart diseaseWhen you eat strawberries regularly you add antocyanins to your body, which helps reduce heart attacks by over 32 %. 3 servings […]
The Chia Plant was for a long time a staple and important source of food for different tribes in Native America, including Aztecs, Mayans and Incans. As the population in the region of Native America declined, so did the popularity of the chia seeds and it’s use. As they entered the 20th century, Chia seeds were replaced by wheat and corn as the staple food. This is following Europe’s invasion and colonization of the New World. They brought and introduced their staple foods, including rice, potatoes (both Irish and sweet potatoes). Chia seeds were thus long forgotten, but recently as people come to know the benefits associated with the Chia seeds, and studies showing their numerous health benefits, they have revived their use. One can […]
There are numerous benefits from consuming the fruit, whether you have it whole, or in a mango smoothie. One cup or roughly 220mg can expect to yield 100 calories, 76% vitamin C, 25% vitamin A, 11% vitamin B8 along with many other nutrients. These vitamins boost your immune system, help hair and skin, and keep your body working at full potential! Many studies have shown that regularly eating mangoes can actually reduce the chance of getting cancer. There are many antioxidants in them that can prevent against colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate cancer. The compounds responsible for prevention such as gallic acid, fisetin, and astragalin are found in mangoes. The fruit has good amounts of fibre and easily breaks down proteins via enzymes, which ultimately […]
A blender and a juicer are two separate appliances that perform two different functions. The main difference between them is usually in the consistency of the food or juice that each of them produces. While a blender can pulverize foods and make them quite easier for hand-juicing, it cannot make juice properly. A juicer on the other hand cannot blend. A blender looks like a pitcher that has a removable blade in the bottom. The bottom usually locks onto an electric base that consists of control knobs that are used for controlling the rotation. You can manually tap the knobs of the blender to make chunky salsas. If you want to use it to make baby food or smoothies, you will need to set it […]