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5 Reasons to Love your Blender

Busy lives lead to unhealthy lifestyles.

That seems to be the case these days anyways. Busy work schedules and personal shenanigans have us scrambling to feed ourselves, usually leading to poor choices. It’s sad to see, but that’s just reality.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Introducing the blender – the ultimate tool for fitness bloomers.

I’ve been called the smoothie king on multiple occasions. And for good reason. I make some BOMB smoothies (recipes coming soon).

But there’s more to smoothies than their good taste. Here are 5 reasons why I’m in love with my blender and why I think you should love yours too:

1) It’s insanely quick

This one is obvious. Our time is limited. We don’t have hours to prepare food anymore. Blenders offer a quick solution. I can usually create a mouth-watering smoothie in under 5 minutes. If you don’t have 5 minutes to spare, then your first step is to get your priorities in order.

2) It’s very controllable

This one is extremely important. I love the fact that I know exactly what’s going into my smoothie (I’m making it!!). We live in a world where processed foods dominate the market so we are constantly consuming things we aren’t aware of. Blenders allow you to control what you are consuming. You can limit your sugar, up your vitamin intake, minimize your carbs, maximize your protein. Whatever combination you’re looking for, you can control it. You are in the driver seat.

3) It’s super easy

This one is kind of, well, easy to see. Blenders are simple. They really are. You take a bunch of ingredients, you throw them into the mixer, you put the lid on and you press a big button that squishes it all together. Done. It really doesn’t get any easier than that. The majority of us simply don’t have the time to make anything complicated at the moment. There’s a reason we’re drawn to fast food (I’m not talking about the addicting chemicals they load into it either) – it’s fast, and it’s fast because it’s so easy. Blenders work the same way only they actually do you good. Remember that the easier something is, the more likely it is to get done.

 4) I get to experiment

This one is my favorite. I’m a very creative person by nature. I love to experiment. I love to try new things. I love to be unique. My blender gives me that opportunity. I’m constantly testing new recipes, changing up the thickness, experimenting with different flavors, or adding things that simply don’t look like they belong. You can do the same thing. That’s how you become a smoothie king. You experiment until you find the combinations that work.

5) I get to share

This one is a little personal. Smoothies are my specialty (I AM the smoothie king). This is partly due to point number 4 – I love to experiment. But more than that, I love to share my creations. When I come up with a great combination, I want the whole world to try it. I get so excited. This is because I know I’m not just sharing a great taste – I’m sharing something healthy. You can do the same for your friends and family.

These are the reasons I love my blender.

What are yours?

Alykhan - Fitness Breakout - July 18, 2011

Srdjan,

The blender is a tool I use almost every day for homemade protein shakes. I love the control aspect of it because I tend to use somewhat unconventional ingredients like unsweetened almond milk and flaxseed in my smoothies that most places wouldn’t offer. Looking forward to seeing some of your “king” recipes!

Alykhan

    Srdjan Popovic - July 18, 2011

    It’s all about the unconventional ingredients!! I promise not to disappoint you – the recipes will be BOMB!

Greg - Kinobody Fitness - July 18, 2011

Great Post Srdjan!

I too love my blender. I got a super heavy duty one and its pure awesome. My favorite protein shake is as follows:

2 scoops of protein powder
1 cup of frozen blueberries or strawberries
2 tbs of heavy whipping cream or 2 tbs of almond butter
2 cups of unsweetened almond breeze

If I’m not restricting carbs I’ll throw in a banana too. Its so delicious.

    Srdjan Popovic - July 19, 2011

    Thanks for sharing that Greg. That’s the beauty of blenders – you can control exactly what you put in. If you’re on a muscle building program, you can up your protein and carbs. If you’re trying to lean out, you can hold off on the carbs. It’s all in your hands.

Anna Kuznetsov - July 19, 2011

Blenders are great but I hate cleaning them : )

Ahmed-LivingNotSurviving - July 20, 2011

Gotta love your “experiment” point, I’ve got a magic bullet and that’s all I do! These types of things are of great use during the more strict dieting periods because of the variety they provide.

    Srdjan Popovic - July 20, 2011

    Blenders are definitely a great tool to have during strict dieting periods. I use them religiously when I’m going low-carb because I can very easily control my carb consumption.

    The magic bullet is pretty cool too. I’ve never used it myself but I’ve heard great things.

Jordan - The Healthy Teacher - July 20, 2011

Srdjan,
I love my blender too! I try not to rely on it too much, but it is a necessity most days!
I love experimenting as well, and sharing is even better. My favourite shake is one I adapted from Marksdailyapple.

1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 an avocado
1 scoop chocolate whey protein
some crushed ice

I know the chocolate whey sounds strange but it tastes great. I will add water to smooth out the consistency if needed, and double the measurements if I’m sharing!

Great post!

Jordan

    Srdjan Popovic - July 20, 2011

    That looks like an awesome shake (a little on the fatty side). Marks Daily Apple has some good stuff overall.

    To be honest, it’s always the ‘strange’ ingredients that end up making smoothies taste great!

Joseph J - April 6, 2012

Yesterday I mixed a frozen banana, 2 cups of chocolate milk, some honey, a half teaspoon of cinnamon and a generous pinch of ground chili powder. The chili sounds odd, but it gave a nice warm aftertaste, even though the frozen banana made the overall shake nice and chilled

    Srdjan Popovic - April 7, 2012

    That’s a really interesting mix, Joseph. Ground chili powder? I’ll have to try that one.

    One thing I like to do is instead of adding a teaspoon of cinnamon into the smoothie, I’ll wait until the very end and sprinkle that cinnamon on the top of the smoothie. I find the taste to be amazing.

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