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If your New Year’s resolution starts in the kitchen, it’s likely you have one of the following goals on your 2018 to-do list – incorporate more smoothies into your morning routine, save some money by making your own juice at home (those wheatgrass shots and juice bar drinks add up), eat more fruits and vegetables. These are all achievable goals if you have the right appliances in your kitchen and the right information to get started.

Fresh juice and smoothies are extremely popular post-holiday season as people put away the casserole dishes and the cookie tins. If you can’t decide whether a juicer or a blender (or both) is right for your kitchen, our Test Kitchen experts are here to help.

Revitalizing Berry Juice

While juicers and blenders are both great appliances to help add more nutrition into your diet, there are some key differences.

Carrot Turmeric Tonic

Juicers make it easy to get all the fruits and vegetables you need in one thirst-quenching glass. Juice is extracted from the fruits and vegetables leaving little pulp or fiber. The result is  concentrated nutrition in a cup that’s easy to drink and digest. What’s great about juice, experts say, is the nutrients are highly concentrated, so you don’t have to drink a lot of it to reap the benefits. Some of our favorite juice recipes include carrot turmeric tonic, energizing green juice with broccoli, celery and apple, and dawn delight red juice with beets.

Carrot Turmeric Tonic

Blenders can create hunger-satisfying smoothies that are thicker and packed with fiber, so you may feel full longer. But they can also make so much more – like soups, nut butters, marinades, and salad dressings. Unlike juicers, blenders let you add in extra ingredients like yogurt, protein powder, and chia seeds to provide additional nutrition and flavor in your smoothies. You can even swap the straw for a spoon and add toppings like honey and granola to a smoothie bowl. We’re currently loving these smoothie recipes – cucumber melon smoothie, berry blast protein smoothie, and everything green power smoothie. You can also use your blender to make whole juice. Blend fruits and vegetables together without removing the pulp or adding anything extra to the mix (like yogurt, something you might add to make a smoothie).  Try our detox whole juice with apple cider vinegar.

Green Power Smoothie

Both appliances are great ways to increase the nutrition in your diet by introducing more fruits and vegetables (remember your goal to eat more fruits and veggies? Check). Selecting the appliance that fits best into your lifestyle is the true key to success. Do you want to ward off hunger by drinking nutrient-rich smoothies packed with fiber and enhanced with nut butters or yogurt? A high-performance blender fits your bill. Or, do you want a juice that’s nutrient-dense and thirst-quenching? A juicer will do the job.

Center Stage: Banana Peach Green Smoothie with @asimplepantry from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Whether you’re juicing your way through January or want your mornings to be smooth(ie) sailing – it’s all about the end product and your nutrition goals.

 



I don’t know about you but whenever I’m eating (or drinking) my greens, I feel a whole lot better about my meal. Whether it’s a loaded kale salad, a mug of steaming hot matcha tea, the perfect avocado (you know what I’m talking about), or sauteed spinach, green things are pretty delicious. And this green power smoothie is no exception.

Green Power Smoothie

As you can see in the photos, all the ingredients (besides the apple juice) you need for the smoothie are – you guessed it – green.

Green Power Smoothie

Add apple juice, a granny smith apple, half an avocado, green grapes, kale, and ice to your blender jar. Cover and blend until all the ingredients come together into one gorgeous, green smoothie.

Green Power Smoothie

The avocado adds to the rich green color. It also makes the smoothie silky smooth. If you’ve never added an avocado to your smoothie, now’s the time to try it.

Green Power Smoothie

Green Power Smoothie

Drink your greens alongside the rest of your breakfast or whip it up in the when you’re in need of an afternoon pick-me-up. It’s an abso-fruitly delicious smoothie recipe you’ll make over and over again.

Green Power Smoothie



Pretty in pink – that’s one way to describe this refreshing summer smoothie. If you have watermelon leftover from your last backyard barbecue and plenty of ripe berries, you can put this smoothie together in no time.

 

Add vanilla greek yogurt, watermelon, raspberries, mint leaves, and ice to your blender jar. Cover, PULSE a few times, then blend on high for 30 to 45 seconds until the ingredients are completely blended.

 

We topped our smoothie with a sprinkle of chia seeds (they almost look like watermelon seeds on top of the pink smoothie), but you could add a few more fresh berries or a sprig of mint for a pop of green (again keeping with the watermelon theme).

 

Blend one up for a quick breakfast, post-workout treat, or to cool off after a day in the sun. It’s a great way to make room in your refrigerator’s overflowing fruit drawer this summer.

Raspberry Watermelon Smoothie
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TEST KITCHEN TIP: Always place liquid ingredients in blender first. Serves 2-4

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Whether you are rushing to get the kids out the door in the morning or trying to finish your errands on Sunday before the week starts, it can be hard to eat right (or even eat at all) when you are on the go. This Choose your fruit smoothie is perfect for when you might not have time to cook a meal. With five minutes to spare, a few ingredients and your favourite Hamilton Beach blender, you can easily make a fruity, colourful smoothie before you head out the door.

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Mix strawberries with blueberries, raspberries with pineapple or mangoes with coconut milk.  Try different combinations until you find your favourite one to start the day.

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Smoothies are a great breakfast, lunch or snack option when you are looking for a quick but nutritious meal. While drinking smoothies is part of many people’s morning routines, why not switch it up and serve your smoothie in a bowl?

Smoothie bowls seem to be everywhere – from Pinterest, to restaurant menus – and we understand why. These thickened-up smoothies are a great base for fun and flavorful toppings that make smoothies a little more filling, fueling you for the day ahead.

Yogurt with berries, banana, almonds and Chia seeds, bowl of healthy Breakfast every morning, vintage style, superfood and detox concept, top view

Thicken your smoothie with chia seeds, bananas, peanut butter or yogurt and add your favourite toppings. Fresh fruit, dried fruit, more chia seeds, nuts, granola, coconut and even chocolate – everything but the kitchen sink.

This Blueberry Smoothie Bowl recipe will have you thinkiing twice the next time you want to pour your smoothie into the nearest glass. Whether you make one in your personal blender as a breakfast for one or whip them up in a blender for the entire family, smoothie bowls are sure to become a new breakfast favorite in your house. Grab the biggest spoon in the drawer and enjoy.

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  1. Place almond milk, yogurt, blueberries and chia seeds in blender jar in order listed.
  2. Cover and PULSE until blended.
  3. Pour into a serving bowl.
  4. Top with blueberries, raspberries, granola, chia seeds, toasted coconut and chopped nuts.
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