I know you’ve had a bad smoothie before – we all have. When making smoothies, random lumps, clumps of unblended protein powder, and big pieces of greens can be gross enough to make you vomit – especially while cleansing, since your stomach might be upset while getting used to less food. This is why it’s important to get the best blender on the market for making smoothies. If your smoothies are gross, you’re not going to stay on the wagon.
The best blender for smoothies will completely annihilate food pieces into a creamy, luscious texture. Powders will be thoroughly mixed in, and even things like almonds won’t leave chunks behind.
Meet the Best Blender on the Market
I personally think the best blender you can get is the OmniBlend. It has all the features of the Vita-Mix and Blendtec, but at half the price. It comes with a 7-year warranty, a plastic tamper in case things need a push into the blades, 64oz BPA-free container, and much more.
I like it because at $250 it opens up the health benefits of a cleanse to people that can’t afford $500+ for a blender, and with a 3hp motor you don’t have to spend much time preping food you put in. I routinely put in whole apples and oranges and this machine doesn’t even blink.
When using a powerful blender like the OmniBlend, it will actually micronize any leafy greens, fruits, and veggies that you put in it. The cell walls will be broken, which releases more of the nutrients from the plants.
In fact, modern research is revealing that many beneficial chemicals only appear after the cell walls are broken; two chemicals from different cells meet and a reaction occurs (especially true for onions and garlic), creating new beneficial compounds. This only happens when using the best blender on the market, as the blades spin at very high speeds, breaking down the cell walls.
And let’s face it, you’re paying extra for those healthy organic fruits and veggies – you might as well get the most out of them.
Now, when you’re on the Clean Program, two of your three daily meals are going to be smoothies. They are the key to a healthy fast that will help you lose weight, feel great, and possibly (like myself) get rid of some chronic health problems.
Since they’re so important to the cleanse, you’re going to want your smoothies as good as they can be, right? No lumps, no pockets of powder, and as much micronutrients as you can wrangle out of your ingredients.
Your Health is the Most Important Thing
Lastly, buying the best blender on the market is an investment, and not just in your health. I was spending about $60/month on inhalers before my cleanse. I also put over $2,000 on my flexible spending account to pay for medicines and doctor bills.
It’s been 15 months (as of 7/2012) since I’ve bought an inhaler, meaning I’ve saved $900 in inhaler costs. I haven’t kept track of it, but I know I’ve only been to the doctor once in that period which is far less than in the past, so I’m saving money there too.
As for the OmniBlend, it will last you for the long run. It’s actually designed to have parts replaced on it – meaning it’s not made to be simply disposed of when it stops running. And that’s great news, because it has that awesome 7-year worry-free warranty.
My plan is to do a full cleanse once per year, with a smaller one-week cleanse six months later. I know I’ll be getting lots of use from this blender, and I know I won’t have to buy another for a long, long time.