You are going to love this! Hamilton Beach gave me the two blenders I am reviewing here, and they are also giving one of each away to lucky readers here. Two winners! Yippee! It’s #smoovember!
Most of us use our blenders for smoothies, right? So it made perfect sense to me that Hamilton Beach would design their new line of blenders around the smoothie. Let’s take a look at them, one at a time.
The Smoothie Smart blender is very solid and sturdy. I love the glass container – it’s a hefty appliance. I also like that the hole to add things (ice, liquids, or oil if you are making an emulsion) has a little flip lid; that makes it very easy to add ingredients while the blender is running. Of course, what makes this blender unique is the smoothie button – goof-proof if you are making smoothies:
What I like best about the Smoothie Smart is its size – it’s only 15 inches high, making it ideal for those of use with low clearance on our counters.
Single Serve blender. This is a very cute little gadget. I love the idea of being able to make a smoothie and then take it along with you. In my days of working in Corporate America, I brought a smoothie to work every day. I would make it in a big blender, and then transfer it to a travel container to bring to work. (And I’d have to clean the big blender as well as the travel container.) This Single Serve blender lets you drink from the same container you make the smoothie in.
There’s a lot to like about this blender; it’s a simple one-touch design, the container has volume measurements, and the lid has a sip top (similar to travel coffee mugs). At first I thought it was odd to be carrying the blade along with my smoothie, but I soon got over that.
Before I show you my smoothie, I need to talk about what else this blender can do. As you may know, I grind flax seeds all the time, to use instead of eggs. In reading the instructions for this blender I noticed that it could be used to grind coffee and I thought – I bet it can grind flax seeds. That was the very first thing I tried to do with this blender, and I am happy to report, it works!
Now, about that smoothie…
To enter, leave a comment here with which blender you prefer, and what type of smoothie you’d like to make. I will be picking two winners, one for each blender.
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Entries end on Tuesday, November 12th, at midnight eastern time. The winners will be announced on November 14th. In the meantime, have a great #smoovember!