Surely in September, with the return to school after a summer of excesses, you have proposed to eat healthy. If this is not your case, you are still on time, as this is something we should all do. Following a healthy and balanced diet is the first recommendation to protect our health and avoid cardiovascular diseases, which can later lead to more serious ones. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes, as well as nuts, accompanied by a lifestyle with movement is usually synonymous with health in normal conditions.
Small appliances can help us make this diet more attractive if what we need is a push to convince us . Making delicious green juices, detox or fruit can be an incentive to prepare healthy, nutritious breakfasts, desserts or snacks. The blender will help us to make them in the best possible way and, above all without effort . We all know what it costs to make an orange juice with a manual juicer, and that this is a more or less affordable fruit.
If we want to squeeze vegetables or, for example, ginger, we will need a more powerful machine like a blender. The blenders are mainly used to extract all the juice from the pieces and make natural juices. The main advantage is that we can choose the ingredients, making sure that we only use natural ingredients, without additives, preservatives or added sugars . In short, it is much healthier to prepare a homemade juice than to buy it packaged, and with a blender we can do it.
How does the blender work?
Its operation is really simple. We only have to introduce the pieces through the mouth of the blender and the machine is responsible for squeezing all the juice without you knowing and, most importantly, without staining the entire kitchen. The juice leaves the nozzle and the pulp is stored in a removable tank. Then, we just have to remove it comfortably, empty it in the trash and wash it. We can put it directly in the dishwasher. This is much easier!
We can also make these juices with a glass blender.
What are the differences between the blender and the glass blender?
Basically, with blenders we will make liquid drinks, while with glass blenders we will make milkshakes or thicker juices. The advantage of glass blenders is that we can use it for different tasks in the kitchen. While the blender only extracts the juice from the pieces of fruit or vegetable, the blenders, thanks to its complements, crush ingredients, mix and beat them.
This is really practical because there are many recipes in which we need to do these steps. Sometimes we need to mix the ingredients well if we want to make a sponge cake and, at other times, crush the pieces well to make a vegetable cream or a green smoothie. This is because they come equipped with professional blades with which we can crush hard foods. Some even have the ability to chop homemade ice (not industrial ones) and make them combined or slush.
With the blender, however, we cannot do these functions, but they are much more precise when we want to extract the juice from fruits or vegetables to make fully blended juices.
Finally, we will talk about the price of the blender . How much does it cost? Is it economical? Is it worth it? The truth is that we can find a wide variety of prices depending on the model and the establishment. New models can exceed 150 euros. You have to take into account that they are like small kitchen robots and that, therefore, their price is close to 200 euros in almost all brands.