Welcome to the world of late night blender infomercials and be amazed at eating green!

benefits-of-juicing_grandeThe commercials make anything you put in a blender look delicious and plus keeping it green and eco-friendly as you are taking healthy food from the Earth, which we are trying to protect, and use it to make organic healthy meals, protein shakes, and smoothies.  By doing so, you’re taking care of the best environment there is to take care of; starting with the inside and working your way out.  That’s yourself.  You’re your own best environment.

Those late night commercials for finding the best blender to use are certainly addictive.  Take a peek at http://www.blenderjudge.com and get a look at the options out there.  In those commercials they show you that if you’re into staying healthy and working a clean, green environment into your eating regimen by using fresh foods and organics, you’re on the right track.

They get you when they show you the pure, unadulterated power of these blender machines.  One such even takes a chunk of solid cement and while you’re hypnotized by the commercial, you’re saying to yourself “I have got to see this!” or “No!  Don’t do it, you’ll ruin your super cool ‘Enviro-Blender Euro 3000 Blender Buddy Masher Deluxe’ if you do that!” as they drop it in and turn it on.  In seconds it’s decimated into dust by the blades of the blender and you’re amazed and they’ve got your attention.  Not even a scratch on the blades.

Next is the fun part.  They show you it still works by making a smoothie with fresh ingredients you’d never think of mixing together.  For instance they take spinach, yogurt, yellow dandelion tops, blueberries, ice, peanut butter, seaweed and other ingredients nature never really intended to mix together and turn the blender on and in a few seconds they have produced a green smoothie.  You’re watching and are thinking that that mixture has got to be disgusting.  They go to drink it while you watch with your face scrunched up in an “ewww” expression and wouldn’t you know it, it’s the best drink they’ve ever had!  They say it’s nutritious and ever so delicious, and then keep on making lots of smoothies and drink meals, even soups.  Admit it, you’re sold.

They even get you wanting to start growing your own foods for this popular blender.  If you get into that, start with a small herb garden you can grow inside or outside and add your own fresh basil or thyme to your creations.  They get you wanting to use organic foods so you can contribute to an eco-friendly and green environment.  All from watching blender infomercials you’ve learned how to live healthy and green and appreciate organics and how to make chunks of cement into dust if the need ever arises.  For the days you’re not feeling like seaweed and dandelion yogurt smoothies, these blenders are great for making nutritious protein shakes in seconds with just some filtered water and protein powder.

Who knows, you could be the next great nutritious and delicious smoothie maker and come out with your own line of blender recipes to share with others.  Wouldn’t that be something!

Can a blender war keep it eco-friendly at home? Vitamix versus Ninja, it’s on!

BLENDER PHOTOOdd topic for a keeping it green conversation, but it’s actually a wonderful way to get into with an all-out battle of the blenders. Being eco-friendly works in by making meals, such as smoothies, at home.  By using a high powered blender at home, you are able to make healthy, green foods, from fruits and vegetables easily instead of fast food that’s wrapped in non-recyclable wrappers, or meals from a box such as in your frozen food department.  You’re eating healthier when you eat a smoothie instead of a double cheeseburger with extra mayo.   A healthy lifestyle, including meals, is definitely a part of living a green lifestyle.  Problem is, your everyday blender can’t handle certain fruits and vegetables unless they are already soft and rindless and prepared for the blender.  What’s really needed is a blender that can take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.  A blender that can extract all the healthy benefits from the food that is being used, such as pulp from citrus’ and even a little bit of rinds from them as well.

That brings us to 2 blenders that need to have a face-off:  the Vitamix blender versus the Ninja blender.  Which of the two has what it takes to bring that healthy lifestyle you are trying to live in so many ways from the organic food you eat to your recycling?  Let’s break down with the Vitamix vs Ninja.

Let’s start with the Vitamix.  It boasts to have everything, from precision and power to overall quality needed in a top of the line blender.  It does a little bit of everything from chopping, pureeing, blending, to making soups and frozen treats.  Yes, soups and frozen treats.  You read it right and the Vitamix scores points for that and as far as a blender battle, it starts in the lead.  It has the power it needs to back up its performance, and it basically will obliterate anything you add to it.  Say an orange banana smoothie for instance.  Peel, and cut the orange but leave a little rind on it for extra nutrient power to you drink and then peel the banana add it, put in a little milk or juice.  The Vitamix is going to obliterate everything even the rind into a perfect smoothie with the power it has backing it up.  It’s an all in one and at the top of its class and that can be said before even beginning to compare it to another blender.Ninja-Vs-Vitamix-Photo

Next to step up and see if it can take home the trophy is the Ninja.  It doesn’t have all the abilities the Vitamix does, but it doesn’t fall off far behind.  It will puree so you can make soups with it, and it’s great for making shakes although not as versatile in the frozen treat division as the Vitamix.  The Ninja does however have one thing the Vitamix does not.  Wait, make that 2.  The first is really a great addition.  It has a hook you can attach to it and a bowl and it can mix bread dough.  It has a kneading mode specifically for making your own bread dough.  That is a something that its competitor doesn’t have.  The other thing that it has that the Vitamix does not is a more affordable price point to it.  By quite the handful too, so the Ninja gets points too.

What it boils down to is what are you looking for, super power or super price?  If you want the options as well as power definitely go with the VItamix if you don’t mind dropping down a few extra dollars.  If you want some versatility to experiment with at an affordable price to give it a try, the Ninja is more the one to go with. Either way, you’re living a green lifestyle with either, and that’s what it’s all about.