Cheap and Cheerful Health Drink – Green Smoothie
I recently bought a Berg Blender to get back into making massive amount of smoothie to share with friends and family. I had been using a Kenwood 2 go smoothie maker for the last year or so, which was actually quite good for the job and very economical. But since I had had a vitamix in the past, I was ready to treat myself to a crazily high powered blender again and one that could handle making nuts butters and icecream.
The Berg is a fraction of the price of the vitamix at just over £100 at the time of writing, and according to many reviews, it has the same functionality as the Vitamix. They weren’t wrong! It also comes with a 7 year warranty!
So, today, after being on soup for a week to recover from a cold, I took the first step at making a green smoothie with the Berg. And boy, did it perform! It’s actually pretty smooth and quiet compared to the Vitamix for making smoothies, and I only had to ‘pulse’ it a few times for a super smooth drink. The ingredients were pretty easy for it to mulch up so it produced a beautifully textured smoothie in no time!
My green drink
2 large handfuls of spinach
drop of vanilla essence
pinch of sea salt
cup of water
I used the ‘smoothie’ pulse button and the machine blended it all up to smooth perfection. It was yummy too!
A daily green smoothie is very cheap to incorporate into one’s daily diet. And even if you only had one glass a day, you would be ‘nutritional miles’ ahead.
Ready to give it a go? Try a daily green smoothie and see how you feel? And, you don’t have to invest in a high powered blender like the Berg. You can start with something simple like the Kenwood Smoothie 2 Go. I wanted the Berg as I could make more volume and I plan to keep extra in the fridge. I also desired the increased funcionality for making nut butters and ice cream. It is also considered a commercial blender which means it can handle frequent use, such as at classes etc.
Let me know how you get on with the smoothie and feel free to share your favourite smoothie recipe in the comments below.