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Monday, February 7, 2011

Best Smoothie Blender for the Best Smoothie Recipe

My husband has this great smoothie recipe -- he was already making them every day when I met him, so I give him full credit. He named the concoction after his very sweet dog and the three types of berries in the original recipe.

As a girl who loves breakfast, I couldn't help but fall in love with a man who had his own special morning beverage. And when I was pregnant, it was the perfect second breakfast (just after breakfast and before elevensies, of course).

We make one most every weekday at our house and divide it up between two stadium cups and two smaller cups with straw lids. We've tweaked the details a bit along the way, but the substance is still the same as it was 11 years ago. The family that smoothies together stays together, right? And there's no tastier way to stay regular and healthy, trust me.

When we got married nearly 10 years ago, we got a blender as a wedding gift. It survived about a year or two of smoothies. We replaced it with another regular blender that lasted two more years.

Then we bought the Waring Commercial Bar Blender. [Insert dramatic, angelic music here.]

After six faithful years and somewhere in the ballpark of 1,500 double smoothie spins, our bar blender finally quit last week. Full of unblended smoothie ingredients, of course, but I really couldn't complain after all those years [see photo].

So what did we do? Promptly went online and ordered a new one just like it, but with a chrome base (you know, to match our soon-to-be-snazzy new kitchen).

Thanks, Waring, for keeping us in healthy, tasty breakfasts for another six years.

Emmet's Triple Delicious Fruit Smoothies
  1. Put the following ingredients in your Waring blender:
    • 2 peeled bananas
    • 1 6-oz. container of light yogurt (fruit or vanilla flavors)
    • 1 6-oz. container of water
    • 1 6-oz. container of light vanilla soy milk
    • 2 handfuls of frozen strawberries (I use about 10 of the Costco ones)
    • handful of frozen mixed berries (I use Costco's raspberry, blueberry, marionberry mix)
  2. Blend.
  3. Pour in cups (2-4, depending on serving size).
  4. Feel better about the day ahead.
Note: We paid for our new blender -- no promise of compensation for this post. But Waring, if you're reading, I'm happy to be your next paid spokeperson for smoothie production.


  1. Hi Cyndi,
    I have to agree about the Waring blender. They rock. I use one that my parents received as a wedding gift 52 years ago! Granted it didn't get lots of use for the first 40 years... just the occasional milkshake when we were kids. But we make smoothies fairly often and it keeps on swirling. Plus, my mom found an extra old waring glass canister at a thrift store, so we can go into two canister production mode. And they go in the dishwasher. Enjoy.

  2. I love making smoothies like this. I do frozen fruit (whatever's in the freezer), a cup of yogurt, a cup of fruit juice, and whatever fresh fruit I have that requires ingestion sooner rather than later. Sometimes I throw in a squeeze of honey. Yum! Should probably omit the juice for a healthier version.

  3. yaaaaay for smoothies! This is a favorite after-school treat at my house. My littlest calls them "poodies," as in, "No sissy- that's my poodie!" I typically use our immersion blender (BIG points for easy clean-up), but may have to check out the Waring after your endorsement.

  4. I will make note of this blender - we can burn up a blender here making some smoothies. Or as my girl calls them "smoochies" - lol! Also making note of your hubby's recipe - fab!!!

  5. Mostly I love 'elevensies.' I've never found a blender that would chop up ice as well as I wanted. Maybe I'll check this one out.

  6. I've never done the smoothie thing. I'm afraid that if I drink a meal I'll still feel like eating one. But I bet the kiddos would love this. Maybe I'll bring out my seriously inferior blender and give it a whirl.

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