When you wake up thirty-two minutes late and you hair looks like you washed it three Thursdays ago, you have neither the time nor the patience to watch oatmeal overflow in the microwave.
So you whip out your blender and you put your oatmeal in a smoothie. Bada bing bada boom!
I’ve never had a really nice blender, so you can imagine my sheer joy when this beyond beauteous touchscreen Blendtec Designer 725 showed up on my doorstep like a little gift from the smoothie gods. Step aside smart phones. Smart blenders are all the rage. They even tell you to be healthy!
I never realized how amazing it is to have a bigger blender. Mine has always been single serving, which is fine sometimes and not so fine when I have to puree a bazillion cups of piping hot soup. I imagine that sometime in the next ten or so years, I’ll be smoothie-ing for a hunky hubby and perhaps some little tots. This vision would most definitely require a larger blender.
There are six preprogrammed custom cycles for one-touch blending, including smoothie, salsa, ice cream, whole juice, hot soup, and clean. So basically you just touch a button and it does all the work for you. Pretty neat, huh? The clean button is not as fun as the others, but hey…whizzing up soap and water makes clean-up a breeze! I think making a whole foods juice in this bad boy would be pretty amazing.
For smaller batches, the blender also comes with a smaller wildside jar. I’ve been using that one for single-serving smoothies in the morning.
What I really, really appreciate about my new kitchen bestie is that I can walk away and tame my hair knowing that when I come back, my smoothie/soup/enchilada filling will be all nicely blended up and ready to go.
And I’m not gonna lie, the beautiful touch screen interface makes me feel kind of like a celebrity blending an epically nutritious smoothie. It’s just so…pretty! Fancy pants.
You know what else is splendid about the Blendtec? It has this super thick but uniquely blunt blade that blends the bejeezus out of fruits and veggies but won’t cut up your hands when you’re cleaning it. Can I get a hallelujah?!
Let’s chat a bit about this smoothie. Oats are a fabulous source of soluble fiber, which helps lower that “bad” LDL cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease. Blueberries are basically the love of my life, not to mention the fact that they’re rich in a polyphenol called resveratrol, which studies suggest helps delay cognitive decline and improve memory. Almond butter gives it a silky smooth texture with the added benefit of those heart-healthy fats. Add some banana for sweetness and you’re ready to blend!
I often add a handful of spinach and a skoop of Healthy Skoop protein powder for extra staying power.
If breakfast were a person, it would totally be best friends with this smoothie.
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 medium over-ripe banana, sliced and frozen
- 2 tbsp old-fashioned oats
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Optional: 1 medjool date (for sweetness), handful of spinach, scoop of plant-based protein powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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