Mom Knows Best : My Smoothie Blender Is A Hamilton Beach 51106T Personal Blender

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Smoothie Blender Is A Hamilton Beach 51106T Personal Blender


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)
1/4 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?




17 comments:

  1. Yes, this is a perfect counter top size. I love adding Chia seeds to my smoothies.

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  2. Sounds like a great blender. Love the bright color!

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  3. Love the color you chose! I like strawberries in my smoothies.

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  4. We love smoothies. I've never tried this "tea matcha" stuff you mentioned, so I'll look it up. This blender is a really low price; has it lasted pretty long for you?

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  5. I miss my blender! My boys love smoothies and it was such a great way to sneak in vegetables. ..

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  6. I miss my blender! My boys love smoothies and it was such a great way to sneak in vegetables. ..

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  7. We love smoothies, they love fruit smoothies of course but they will even drink smoothies with some vegetables in them.

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  8. I love the color pink. I need to make more smoothies for my youngest since he does not eat many veggies

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  9. I never knew they came in such great colors! I love smoothies, I really need to get one of these!

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  10. I like how compact the blender is. I really do need to replace mine.

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  11. I also love the smoothies. I add protein, fiber, spinach, stevia sweetener, whatever fruits I have around. Chia seeds sound good too!

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  12. I like that it compact and does not take much space on the counter. I love the color! Purple is my favorite color. :)

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  13. that is so cute! my daughter just asked for a smoothie maker! I am going to look at this one. very nice! thanks for sharing about it!

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  14. That is a cute smoothie blender...I like strawberries and other berries in mine, and enjoy milk- and yogurt-based smoothies the best. I also like adding spinach leaves and kales in to get those extra vitamins.

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  15. I really need a new blender and I too love purple! This sounds terrific, thanks so much for sharing! My favorite smoothies are either strawberry/banana or mango/pineapple!

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  16. I love writing about smoothies on my non-blogger site (YUMeating) and even have a Kindle recipe booklet. I have been seeing more and more of these super cute pink blenders and now I am starting to feel left out ;) Thanks for the great review and yummy pics!

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