Though I’ve bought (and blogged about) a lot of juices, smoothies, and detoxes in the past, it has taken me a while to decide on the blender I would bring into my own home. This is mostly down to a few twenty-dollar ‘smoothie makers’ I bought and bailed on as a teenager.
Thankfully, blender technology has progressed past the days of ‘smoosh it or you’ll break it’. Blenders have become a thing.
The best of which I can assure you is the Optimum 9400 blender.
I ummed and ahhed between cult favourites, raw food blogger favourites and infomercial favourites for months before landing on The Optimum 9400 (I got mine at Froothie because they have a 30-day money back guarantee). 30-plus days later? I am a happiest smoothie maker there could be.
Unlike its more mainstream competitors, The Optimum 9400 is commercial-grade (completely stainless steel vs ‘personal-grade’ mild steel), durable, speedy (44,000 rpm), strong, spacious (read: margarita party), and incredibly versatile.
As well as being BPA free.
In my opinion, it’s the Holy Grail of Blenders. I have made almond butter, flour and milk all in less than 10 minutes. I have grated cheese, chopped onions, and grinded coffee with it. I have kneaded bread dough, whipped cream, and juiced into oblivion – all as well as making my daily green smoothie.
However many thumbs I can get my hands on…I give it that many thumbs up.
Click below for my circulation-boosting smoothie recipe!
The Ultimate Circulation-Boosting Healthy Smoothie Recipe
(It is ridiculously alkalising, delicious, and nutritious)
1 small orange, peeled
Half a cucumber
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon of spirulina
Handfuls of kale (I top the blender up to the top with kale, but The Manfriend prefers a little less)