To make a good smoothie, you’ll at least need a good, strong blender. I settled on a Kitchen Aid about 9 years back. Blender review fiends can see my difficulties on epinions–username DWG (it’s true, I’m a total attention whore, but who doesn’t need to know what I thought of Dragontales in 1999?). It has a nice strong motor and is easy to clean. And, apparently it comes in pink, so go get one:
All the true believers use the VitaMix, though:
Apparently, it noms things in seconds–bricks to dust with the push of a button. It does not, however, come in pink. Having the VM means you won’t need one of these, though:
(I love when they’re photographed in the wild like that) This is how I get my carrots, beets, and older kale in shape for the blender. As I show in the Basic Smoothie post, there is a lot of pulp left over and you sure don’t want to just drink juice b/c you’d get no fiber. It’s a really good juicer that we got so that we could make soymilk. Turns out you can just buy that stuff in the store, though. It also makes pasta, according to its publicist, but I’ve not gone down that path. But when you take it apart, you can see how fun it can be…
Clearly, that’s a party waiting to happen. You’ll need that green smoothie energy!