Blenders and Juicers
I am an ambassador for Froothie and happily endorse their blenders and juicers with a proudly raised glass of cold pressed juice (blended with avocado). I use their Optimum 9200 power blender and Optimum 600 slow juicer for all of my juicing and blending needs. I have also used their Optimum 9400 (pictured above) which is basically a better (and much more economical) Vitamix.
Read my review of the Optimum 9400 power blender.
Of course, my book Smarter Fitter Smoothies is the best book on smoothies in the world. To be honest, I don’t really read other books on smoothies – most of them are full of fruit-laden overly sweet recipes that don’t appeal to me. And I like to invent my own!
On the juicing end of the spectrum, I do like Jason Vale’s books. With titles like “7lbs in 7 Days” it’s obvious the kind of market he’s going for here, but his books and juicing programs ARE inspiring and effective, at least in my experience. I try do his 7-Day Juice Feast once per season. (Read more about why I juice feast.)
Fruit, veg, blend-ins and garnishes.
- Naturya‘s range of superfood powders. I am a particularly huge fan of their Acai, Wheatgrass powder, Hemp Protein Powder and their new Organic Greens Blend.
- Myprotein stocks bulk protein powder, including vegan protein powders, plus spirulina, almond butter and coconut oil.
- Pulsin – I am a big fan of their range of vegan protein powders, especially their pea protein which reversed my previous opinion that pea protein was irrevocably nasty. They also do an excellent Organic Whey Protein Powder.
- Riverford organic box scheme sells excellent produce delivered to your door and even has a whole range of juicing ingredients making it even more economical to buy organic fruit and vegetables for your juices.
- Rude Health Puffed Oats, one of my favourite smoothie garnishes, along with their Spelt Flakes. Basically it turns your smoothie into a bowl of cereal, comfort food that you can feel good about.
See also my list of 16 Great Garnishes for Smoothies.