Jug Blenders vs. Smoothie Makers

A smoothie maker is designed to purify chunks of fruit into a mouth-watering drink to make sure you’re able to get the proper nutritional intake on a daily basis.

Smoothie Maker

A high-quality blender is certain to make the entire process much less time-consumer and efficient.

Use a smoothie maker or jug blender

Each of these machines is quite similar in operation – both are equipped with a powerful motor with enough watts to blend fruit or ice. Most of the blenders include a single to multi-person capacity; from 14 Oz to 56 Oz.

A high-end model often includes a glass jug, which is likely to mean the weight significantly increases from approx 4.2 lb to 10.4 lb.

A notable difference between the smoothie makers and jug blenders is the dedicated smoothie appliance is equipped with a dispenser or tape to help with pouring out the fresh fruit-based drinks. A dispenser is perfect for some but it can slow the pouring process, while others might prefer to just pour directly from the jugs spout.

A smoothie making appliance is certain to include a stick for helping to stir the mixture. A further aspect to look at is the controls – jug blenders are equipped with a rotary dial and the smoothie makers are equipped with a push-button control.

In relation to the aesthetics, a smoothie machine is certain to offer a more appealing look with the sleek and shinier design. A smoothie maker is likely to appeal to the younger audience and perfect if wishing to encourage the children to consume healthier drinks. But, a jug blender is able to offer a highly versatile appliance for creating a wide range of drinks.

Smooth making tips and ideas

Below are seven tips to make a mouth-watering smoothie using either the versatile jug blender or dedicated machine for smoothies.

  • Freeze certain ingredients (like sliced bananas) before using in a smoothie. This helps to create a thicker and cooler smoothie mixture.
  • Stock up on frozen fruits to use in the smoothie as and when required. Frozen berries, bananas, etc. are not only great tasting, but will also make it more cost-effective to make the breakfast smoothies.
  • Aim to buy the raw ingredients in bulk to help cut down on costs. Any excess fruits or vegetables can be placed in the fridge or freezer for storage.
  • Buy in season fruits and vegetables. This makes the buying process that much more cost-effective, so make the most of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in the summertime, and plums, blackberries, and apples later in the year.
  • Ice is the last component to add. Adding ice early can easily dilute the smoothie and leave it quite watery. Make sure to invest in the smoothie or a jug blender that is fully capable of crushing ice cubes.
  • Be creative with the smoothies made. Eat a varied mixture of fruits and vegetables to increase the chance of getting a well-balance selection of nutrients.
  • Use ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. to help with providing an extra kick to the regular tasking smoothie or shake.

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