Best Blenders:
Drink to Your Health!

The best blenders are the ones you'll actually USE! And few weight loss tool boxes are complete without one.

Why is a blender an important weight loss tool?

For a few reasons...

  1. Using a blender helps you make a balanced meal in minutes. A smoothie for breakfast helps you jump start the day with multiple food groups. How much faster can you prepare a fiber rich, protein rich, essential fat rich meal than to blend some frozen berries with water, protein powder and ground flaxseeds?
  2. Using a blender helps you incorporate more water rich foods (smoothies, soups), and water rich foods help you feel fuller.
  3. Using a blender can improve your nutrition: The best blenders help you drink the foods you otherwise don't eat. Would you ever think to drink your squash?
  4. Using a blender helps you eat more servings of fruit than you normally would. For example, you may add fruit to your cereal...a few berries or a sprinkling of raisins. But that probably doesn't even make up one full portion. And you're supposed to get 5-9 portions of fruits and vegetables a day!



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If you make a fruit smoothie, you can easily consume 2-3 portions of fruit at one time. A smoothie with 1/2 cup O.J + 1/2 cup water + 1 cup frozen strawberries + 1/2 banana is equal to 3 portions of fruit.

Here's a yummy way to drink your vegetables - my Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. It's so delicious, a local smoothie shop serves my recipe during the holiday season!

Blend the following ingredients until smooth:

  • 1 cup water/skim milk/soymilk
  • 1 cup frozen butternut squash
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1-2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

My blender is my most prized kitchen appliance.


...not all blenders are created equally.

I once spent an outrageous amount of money on a blender that looked great on my counter but I never used it because it didn't crush my frozen fruit very well and it leaked!

I'm now in love with the Vita-mix. Consumer Reports considers it one of the top 2 best blenders:

The following are less expensive but are also top rated blenders. (Check ratings before choosing a particular model.)

If you don't want to mess with washing a messy blender pitcher, you may like the Magic Bullet Blender. With this, the pitcher is the cup you drink from.

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