Ideal Protein Diet - Blender Suggestions PLEASE




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libertybelle
12-02-2012, 09:17 AM
Okay, so I tried the chocolate spinach smoothie and loved it! Except my blender still leaves spinach bits I have to chew.
I have been through many blenders. It seems the amount of smoothies we drink kills them. Used Consumer Reports, etc. Finally found The Ninja that has worked great, apparently except with spinach. I have avoided the cost of the Vitamix, but decided the last time I might have to go there because I am not saving money buying new good blenders every year.
What blender do you use with the spinach smoothie?
I kept blending until I had foam supporting floating spinach bits.


Willi
12-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Okay, so I tried the chocolate spinach smoothie and loved it! Except my blender still leaves spinach bits I have to chew.
I have been through many blenders. It seems the amount of smoothies we drink kills them. Used Consumer Reports, etc. Finally found The Ninja that has worked great, apparently except with spinach. I have avoided the cost of the Vitamix, but decided the last time I might have to go there because I am not saving money buying new good blenders every year.
What blender do you use with the spinach smoothie?
I kept blending until I had foam supporting floating spinach bits.

Magic Bullet

southern
12-02-2012, 10:00 AM
seems like the vitamix is the way to go

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/268806-shopping-new-blender-any-advice.html

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/ideal-protein-diet/270351-blender-recommendations.html


libertybelle
12-02-2012, 10:23 AM
Darn! That is what I get! I try to search threads before posting a question, but I didn't even think of it as I was chewing my drink this morning... Thanks for much for including those! Lots of times I find a thread but it might have had a chance for new info by now, but this is perfect!!!
Sorry, Everyone!

az365
12-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Vitamix if you can afford it. Ninja if you're on a budget.

southern
12-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Darn! That is what I get! I try to search threads before posting a question, but I didn't even think of it as I was chewing my drink this morning... Thanks for much for including those! Lots of times I find a thread but it might have had a chance for new info by now, but this is perfect!!!
Sorry, Everyone!


i dont see an lol smiley, but haha @ the bolded

Starshine
12-02-2012, 11:37 AM
I have both the Vitamix and the Ninja (got it just for this diet). Vitamix is the CHAMP when it comes to pulverizing any vegetable (I've used it for years to pulverize hard veggies for my dogs' diet), and spinach is easy for it. The Ninja is pretty good. Not perfect, but the bits are pretty small--not gone like in a Vitmax, but I'm used to it now, and don't mind it.

benice
12-02-2012, 11:42 AM
I love my VitaMix. If I remember correctly, it has some insane warranty (7 years? 12 years?). So you can blend away without fear of burning it out. Also, my Costco has them now for sale. I bought mine two years ago and haven't looked back.

lisa32989
12-02-2012, 11:52 AM
I have both the Vitamix and the Ninja (got it just for this diet). Vitamix is the CHAMP when it comes to pulverizing any vegetable (I've used it for years to pulverize hard veggies for my dogs' diet), and spinach is easy for it. The Ninja is pretty good. Not perfect, but the bits are pretty small--not gone like in a Vitmax, but I'm used to it now, and don't mind it.
Okay, I just gotta ask: Why in the WORLD would you have both??? :shrug:

We have a Vitamix and a Magic Bullet. Is your Ninja one of the small ones like the Bullet? I got the bullet b/c it serves a different purpose than the Vitamix.

My mom just bought me a food processor, which I find to be a LOT more work getting out, setting up, and cleaning than if I just used some hand-held thingamajig...(it was a REALLY nice gesture and I'm sure it will come in handy)

I'm certainly running out of room for "gadgets"

Sheridan
12-02-2012, 01:13 PM
Hi\
Vtamix newest version on sale as TSV today on QVC.

Sheridan

Starshine
12-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Okay, I just gotta ask: Why in the WORLD would you have both??? :shrug:

We have a Vitamix and a Magic Bullet. Is your Ninja one of the small ones like the Bullet? I got the bullet b/c it serves a different purpose than the Vitamix.

My mom just bought me a food processor, which I find to be a LOT more work getting out, setting up, and cleaning than if I just used some hand-held thingamajig...(it was a REALLY nice gesture and I'm sure it will come in handy)

I'm certainly running out of room for "gadgets"

I think I went though, oh, people love the Ninja! I should get one too. :) It isn't as good as the Vitamix (maybe I got a faulty one?), and it frustrates me at times, but I'm using it. :) It is then normal small one I think with the smaller chopper. I LOVE the chopper! I use the chopper mostly for the cauliflower rice for the pancakes. I like chopping most things by hand.

Hgamroth
12-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Ninja!!!!!!!

libertybelle
12-02-2012, 03:32 PM
i dont see an lol smiley, but haha @ the bolded
Glad you laughed!
I was chuckling and chewing as i typed it.

libertybelle
12-02-2012, 04:07 PM
Sheridan: Thanks! that might make it do-able work easy pay!

lisa32989
12-02-2012, 04:23 PM
Hi Vtamix newest version on sale as TSV today on QVC.
I got mine on QVC about 2 years ago...free shipping!