Until now I only made fruit smoothies, so I thought it is time to make a green smoothie for Sunday Smoothie. Green Smoothies have beside fruit also vegetables. So Green smoothies can give you even more vitamines, fibers and minerals. I also did a search on the internet for a couple of blenders. Read further for the recipe and the blenders.
Two weeks ago I told you in the blog Sunday Smoothie Banana Pineapple, a few things about blenders. When I wrote that Blog, I was very busy with all the preparations for my vacation, so I didn’t had time to really search for some blenders.
So this week I did some search for blenders that I think that work well for making Smoothies. I didn’t really tested them myself, but I read a little bit about it on the internet. I selected 6 blenders, that look great or have something special, with the condition that they have enough power to crush ice, frozen fruits and frozen vegetables.
- Philips Avance HR 2093/00. €75,99 at Bol.com and €64,99 at CoolBlue
- Proficook UM 1006 €74,95 at CoolBlue and €81,99 at Bol.com
- Kitchen Aid Artisan Blender Keizerrood €186 at Bol.com and €229,- At CoolBlue
- Princess Power €47,99 at Bol.com and the same prices at CoolBlue
- Magimix Blender 11619 Mat Chroom €219,- at Bol.com and the same price at CoolBlue
- Kenwood SB327 €84,99 at CoolBlue and €89,50 at Bol.com
The Philips blender has 800 watt, multiple speeds and a capacity of 1,5 liter. In the reviews I read that it’s easy in use and also easy to clean. For me it looks good and the price is fine.
The Proficook is also not so pricy, it even has 1200 watt, several speeds and a capacity of 1,8 liter. It’s the only one of the blenders who has a lcd screen. The reviews say it’s also easy to use and easy to clean.
With the Princess power you have a cheap blender which has 800 watt, 2 speeds and a pulse button, and capacity of 1,5 liter. I choose this blender, because it looked great and not so expensive. But after I read the reviews on Bol.com I would recommend you not to buy this blender. People aren’t satisfied at all, they had all kind of trouble with it.
The Kenwood is around the same price as the Philips and the Proficook. It has 750 watt, multiple speeds and a capacity of 2 liter. The specialty of this blender is the tap on the blender. It looks great, although I think it’s more work to clean and that’s exactly what the reviews say. Also that it’s a little bit noisy.
The Kitchen Aid looks great if you like this style. It has a much higher price than the other 4 blenders, it has 550 watt, multiple speeds and a capacity of 1,5 liter. The Blender is available in different colors. The power is not so much as the other blenders, but reviews on CoolBlue about this machine are fine. But I think this is a product that you choose for the design. Or maybe someone can gives as a review about their experience with the Kitchen Aid?
The Magi Mix is the most expensive one, it’s €219,- for the Chrome one, but you have multiple colors available. The blender has 1200 watt, multiple speeds and 1,8 liter. The blender also has several different programms like crushing ice, smoothies, soups and making ice-cream. Only I don’t understand the ice-cream function, because it has no cooling. I read in the reviews that it’s quiet. Which is nice. But on the other hand, your not blendering for more than a couple of minutes, so how bad is it if your blender makes some noise;-).
For Green Smoothies you need a good blender, because you will use some frozen fruits or vegetables. That’s what I used in today’s green smoothie, I used frozen biological frozen spinach. Because it’s my first green smoothie, I wasn’t sure if fresh spinach will blender so well in my Blender. So I have to try that one time. The frozen spinach went well with the smoothie for Photos for Foodies.
But here on Cakes and Pumps I tried the Spinach banana mango coconut milk Green Smoothie. In this Smoothie there is a little bit more Spinach and my blender has some trouble with it. Maybe time to buy a new one….
Honestly I’m not sure which blender I would choose. I think the Philips or the Magi Mix, depending on how deep my pockets are that day;-)
Sunday Smoothie Spinach Banana Mango Coconutmilk
- 200 gr. Spinach frozen or fresh
- 1 Banana
- 125 gr. Mango (frozen_
- 150 ml Coconut Milk
- 150 ml Water
First put the coconut milk and water in the blender.
After that put the spinach in the blender and blender it. If you use fresh spinach, then it’s possible that the spinach stays on the side of the blender. Stop once and a while and get it of with a spoon. Or put the spinach in parts in the blender, blender it and then put some more in it, until everything is smooth.
Put the frozen mango pieces into the blender together with the in banana. I cut the banana also in pieces, I think that’s better for my blender.
Put the mix into a glass and decorate it with some banana parts.
The Smoothie is finished!
This recipe is originally from Supersnelgezond.nl
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