Vitamix V1200 Review

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I’ve been testing out a Vitamix V1200 to write this review. As expected, it delivers the high quality results that Vitamix has built its reputation on. If you’ve been shopping around for a Vitamix, you’ve probably noticed that they make many different models. The first thing to know is that all of the full-size machines offer the same blending performance. (The only non-full size models are the S30, S50, and S55.) The differences are in features, aesthetics, and the containers they come with. Continue Reading →

Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake

This is so simple that it’s barely a recipe, but I’ve been enjoying it for the past couple of months, and I decided it’s worth sharing. Sometimes I like to have a protein shake. I usually prefer chocolate flavor, but I find most chocolate powders a bit lacking. So this is my way of sprucing it up.

The result is satisfying, and it’s a super lazy recipe, since you don’t have to peel or prepare any produce. It comes out thick, and I like drinking it with a straw. (I use reusable straws.) Continue Reading →

Vitamix Explorian E310 Review

Vitamix E310 with container and tamperHere’s my review of Vitamix’s latest model, the Explorian E310. The Vitamix E310 is a solid performer with just the essentials. It is similar to previous models, and it doesn’t introduce any drastically new features. The good news is that it is priced lower than the previous entry-level model, and it is more functional. If you order via this link, you can get free shipping and Joy of Blending may receive a referral commission (at no extra cost to you). Continue Reading →

The Elusive Naturally Blue Smoothie

Naturally blue smoothie with butterfly pea flowersA few years ago I tried to create a naturally blue smoothie. However, it was only blue if it had an unpalatable amount of baking soda in it. Over the past year, I’ve seen multiple naturally blue smoothies show up online with two different blue ingredients: butterfly pea flowers and a spirulina blue-green algae extract. Continue Reading →