I have recently joined the smoothie craze. You have read many posts where I write about smoothies. My son was the one who started making smoothies for a grab and go breakfast before school. He was using our regular blender and it took up so much space on the counter. So I decided if he was going to make smoothies every day, that I wanted something smaller that could stay out on the counter. I did my research and saw that there was many personal sized blenders one could purchase. I settled upon the Hamilton Beach 51106T Personal Blender before I even knew it came in purple, it comes in many other colors too. The reviews were good and so was the price. When I found out that it comes in purple, I was sold. I love the color purple and since I was leaving in out on my counter I wanted it to look nice. I started making smoothies as I wanted a fast breakfast that was easy on my stomach that I could drink before running.
This blender does not take up much counter space but don't let the size fool you on performance. This blender does a great job of chopping up fruit and ice. I have put big strawberries that I only cut in half in my smoothie and this blender purees them just fine. The blades are metal and sharp, so ice is not problem for it. The jar says 14 ounces but when I filled it with water it held 18 ounces. That means you can make a two cup smoothie. The blender even has a hideaway cord wrap. I bought this wonderful purple blender at Amazon
Here is a link if you want it in a different color. It comes in white, black, red, and green.
Here is my smoothie recipes that I make.
1 cup plain yogurt(Here is a recipe for Homemade Yogurt)
1/2 cup cut up fruit
2 tablespoons chia seeds or flax meal( great for omegas)
1 teaspoon green tea matcha powder
1/4 cup juice
Blend all ingredients in blender for about 30 seconds. If you want a really thick smoothie, make this the night before and chill in the fridge. The chia or flax thickens it up overnight.
Purple Cow Smoothie
1 cup plain yogurt( store bought or Homemade)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup grape juice
1 teaspoon White tea matcha
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix for about a minute on high speed. This makes a generous sized smoothie that is great for breakfast or 2 servings for a snack.
So tell me about your smoothies, what do you like in them?