Best Blender for Smoothies (Mine is 8 Years Old and Going Strong)

Want a quick weight loss tip? Drink ONE green smoothie every day. Better yet, swap it out for your regular breakfast. I have a friend who lost 20+ pounds over 3 months with just this one simple tweak.


It's SO easy to make, especially if you have the right tools. You know what I mean, right? Have you ever tried to get a regular blender to deliver a smoothie, only to wind up with a coarse and unpalatable drink? The quality of your smoothie is bound to improve with the quality of your blender. It's a world of difference between a high performance machine and a K Mart special. 

When I searched for blenders on Amazon just now I came up with 5,119 results. That's a LOT of blenders, and choosing one can seem overwhelming.

What to Look For in a Blender

Vitamix 4500

When I was doing the research for buying my blender the one brand that came up repeatedly – and still does – is Vitamix. It's been 8 years since I bought my first one and I haven't had a chance to upgrade. It still works like it's brand new, and this puppy has blended lots of smoothies, sauces and soups.

Of course, the best blender for smoothies is the one you'll use! Here are the four criteria I used to pick my own blender, and the Vitamix 450 excelled in all of them:

√ Ease of Use – put in fruits/veggies, water/ice and blend… that's it!
√ Size of Blender  – 64-ounce container big enough for a family of four
√ Ability to Blend – smooth texture for smoothies and soups
√ Fast Cleaning – a little soap and warm water and she's clean

The Vitamix is a high performance blender because of the metal drive system. Unlike other blenders with plastic components that wear quickly, it uses a metal drive system to connect the container to the motor base – allowing better blends and longer lifespan. It uses blades of steel that are great for blending even single ingredients, like nuts into nut butters.

Is This The Right Blender For You?

I could wax on about this blender for hours, I'm such a fan. After all, I've been using it for quite a spell. But is it the right one for you? It is if you want to… 

  1. make green smoothies every day
  2. add a quick, hassle-free meal to aid in your weight loss
  3. increase the amount of fruits and vegetables your family eats
  4. make green smoothies in one shot for the whole family

This review wouldn't be complete if I didn't mention the one drawback to this blender… it's not counter top friendly. Because of it's size chances are that it won't fit on your counter top. I store it in one of my lower cabinets and take it out for use every day. That's the only minus I've noticed in eight years of daily use.

A Vitamix 4500 is a solid investment for a healthy kitchen.It IS an investment, but you do get what you pay for. And who better to invest in than you? That's right! You can get yours today on Amazon …

Vitamix Turbo 4500

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If you're looking to incorporate foods for weight loss, smoothies are one of the most accessible meal options for you. With the Vitamix 4500 you'll have a meal in minutes!

To your health!



PS  Actually, I just did the calculations and that's about 14¢ a day. That's the most economical investment I've ever made for health, wellness and vitality. Ready to get started? Get the Vitamix 4500 now.

10 Self Care Quotes to Boost Your Self Love

There are moments when no matter how much you do the outcome you desire remains out of reach. It's discouraging, isn't it? When all your doing does not result in movement it might be that you've veered off your center, your inner anchor.

Outside influences – whether they're well meaning friends or teachers and mentors – can sometimes create more confusion then clarity. At times like these it's often best to pull in and listen. Take the time to listen to your own rhythm, your own voice. Come home to you.

Here are 10 of my favorite self care quotes that are sure to help you tap into your essential beauty and grace. As you come to experience your own core of truth the world starts arighting itself and your next step is solid and true.

Mandy Hale - Self Care

Thaddeus Golus - Self Love

Osho - Self Acceptance

Byron Katie - Self Love

Susan Skye - Well Being

Christopher Germer - Self Compassion

Osho - Self Love

Paulo Coehlo - Self Care


Buddha - Self Love

Let me know how it goes… and feel free to share the quotes above.



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