Looking for more smoothie tips, healthy living hacks, and insider info? We’ve got tools and resources to make every part of your smoothie journey easier, from shopping lists and programs to book and blender recommendations.
Here you’ll find a treasure trove of Blendery tips, tools, and all-round useful goodies.
Here are some of our most popular resources…
- Top 10 Smoothie Cups & Containers
- Gift Ideas for Smoothie Enthusiasts
- Green Smoothie Program
- Smoothie Industry Market Insights
Tips and tricks for making your smoothies and shakes taste even better…
- Healthy ways to sweeten a smoothie
- Best ways to thicken your smoothie
- How to thin out a smoothie that’s too thick
- How to make protein shakes taste better
- The optimal smoothie ingredient order
- How to store smoothies
- Blender-free smoothie method
- Common smoothie mistakes that make them unhealthy
- How to freeze kale & spinach for smoothies
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Smoothie Add-Ins & Supplements
Some of our fav ingredients, from protein powders to healthy add-ins…
- Protein powder
- Ground flaxseed
- Fibre powder
- Vitamin drops
Here are our top picks for the best blenders available right now…
Best Everyday Blender
If you’re making smoothies daily and have the money, a Blendtec is a great investment. They’re powerful enough to thoroughly blend hard ingredients that other blenders can struggle with, like carrots and ice-cubs.
Now they don’t come cheap ($300+), but if you have a daily smoothie habit, then the cost per use works out to less than $1 per day over a year. If you’re looking to save money, then they offer Certified Refurbished models for less than $300 that come with a full 7-year warranty. Or you can always ask Santa for one…
If you have a small kitchen or your counter-top space is limited, then the Nutri-Bullet is an awesome space-saving option. The jug doubles as a drinking cup, and it comes with a (quite frankly excessive) selection of handy accessories. It’s actually the first blender we ever owned and is still going strong nine years on (not bad for $75).
It’s limited to blending single-serving smoothies due to its compact size, but that’s plenty for most people. Oh, and it comes in an array of pretty colours too.
If you’re new to smoothies or want to test the water, then you can’t go wrong with a sub-$30 Hamilton Beach blender. It has over 1000 5* reviews on Amazon, and is great for basic blending, like smoothies and sauces.
We’d suggest paying extra for the chopper attachment – it’s so worth it to avoid crying over chopped onions, never mind all the veg prep time you’ll save in the long run.
Fruit & Veg Box Deliveries
Save time and hassle by having your fresh fruit and vegetables delivered straight to your door like clockwork…
Green Polka Dot Box
A US-based ‘buying collective’ that offers natural and organic foods at wholesale prices, delivered to your door. You do need to sign up as a member ($50) but you’ll quickly make it back in savings. Take a look at their product range (KIND bars are a bargain) and pricing to work out how much you’ll save.
A UK-based company that offers veg boxes from £10.50 and Seasonal Juice & Smoothie boxes from £12.50. Delivery fee is a very reasonable £1.25, and they also send awesome weekly emails full of seasonal recipe inspiration.
This option is a bit different to the others… Instead of just fruit and veg, these guys send you everything needed to prepare full meals. They create the recipes and then send you all the ingredients to prepare at home.
At $9 per meal for one person, this isn’t the cheapest option, but you can usually get a discount by signing up to their newsletter. If you’re looking for a convenient way to eat healthy and varied meals, then you might like to give it a try. They operate out of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and USA.
Books & Podcasts
Good reads and listens for anyone interested in a healthy lifestyle…
- Clean by Dr Alejandro Junger
- Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko
- Eat, Move & Live Better Podcast by Precision Nutrition. These guys are super-knowledgeable. Their podcasts offer in-depth info on nutrition, exercise and generally living well.
Websites and blogs that have inspired our way of thinking…
An invaluable source of seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas, updated weekly. We love the ‘season clocks’ that make it super-simple to work out when a fruit or vegetable is in its prime. They have different UK and US versions to cater for the seasonal differences.
We love the ‘Four ingredients of less’ section… The recipes are oh-so-simple and dee-licious too! OK so they might not all be the healthiest, but the fact they’re single-servings mean we can’t go overboard and gorge on mug-cakes. Plus we’re big fans of treats – life is all about balance right?
Starting a Smoothie Business
This is something we’ve been dreaming about for a while. Although a bricks and mortar smoothie bar might be a while off, running our online business is just as exciting. And it was partly inspired after reading this book and realising that starting our own thing was totally possible…
The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris. Before starting any kind of business, read this. It’ll give you a new perspective on how to streamline the set up, plus loads of actionable tips.
We recommend getting your web domain and hosting from Bluehost, and WordPress themes from Dessign.net. If it’s a food website that you’re looking to create, then the guys over at Foodbloggerpro.com offer seriously high-quality training. For less than $1 a day you learn all about food photography, ebooks, SEO and loads more essential knowledge.
If you’re looking to open a juice or smoothie bar then there’s a lot to think about. From the operating costs to finding the right premises, every little detail can contribute to your success.
And if you’re running a professional outfit, then you absolutely must invest in a commercial blender that can deal with the high usage. Blendtec offer the best on the market and a serious warranty too.