Which Blender Should You Buy? Can you Get Away with a Cheap One?

‘You’re a good salesman if you can make people buy product they don’t need.’ – Toba Meta

As you transition to a plant based lifestyle, your blender becomes a big deal. It’s a lifesaver when you want to create a yummy salad dressing to drizzle over your fresh organic vegetables. It’s awesome for keeping your fridge stocked with fresh nut milks and nut butters.  And I love reaching for it when I want to create a delicious raw vegan dessert drizzled with chocolate sauce made with raw cacao.

So which blender should you buy?

I know it feels like a stretch to spend three hundred or more dollars on a blender when you can spend $450 for a refrigerator at Sears, but if you want to stay plant based for the long haul, it’s worth it.

Last year I took an online course with acclaimed raw food chef Matthew Kenney’s Plantlab Culinary Academy which meant I was up at all hours of the night chopping raw vegetables into perfect proportions and blending mouthwatering sauces and dressings to create raw food delights that blew my mind. I first tried to use my VitaMix for the sauces and nut butters but I would have to stop, scrape the sides with a frosting spatula, then blend some more, scrape, poke etc until I could get the consistency I wanted. Matthew looked stress free and glamourous in his videos using the Blendtec. I saw the Blendtec as a set at a reasonable…half a refrigerator price of $299 at Costco…so I finally bit the bullet and got one…and I haven’t looked back!

The Blendtec comes with a twister jar with built in side spatulas so as you blend, you can twist the lid to scrape the sides without having to stop the blender. Your smoothies, nut butters and chocolate sauce will come out smooth and creamy with a lot less effort.

I mention this because the Blendtec happens to be on sale again at Costco right now in time for Mother’s Day!

Treat yo’self ?

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