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ICO Healthy Smoothie Blender Review

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The ICO Healthy Smoothie Blender is a low cost way to quickly and easily make tasty smoothies.

The blender has a single control switch which gives you 2 different continuous speeds and a pulse mode.

ICO BlenderAs you can see in the video you get a range of accessories including a handy ‘to go’ bottle.  This bottle allows you to add ingredients, blend them up, then swap the blades for a drinking top, there’s no need to pour it into another container if you’re heading out and about.

The included instructions are functional, but not fantastic, it’d would be great to include a few examples of what you can do to get started.  Fortunately with the recent popularity of such gadgets you’ll find plenty of recipe suggestions online.

In use you just pop your ingredients into the jug/bottle.  Keep in mind that this blends and doesn’t juice, so you will likely want to add some liquid (e.g. half a cup of water) to help with the blending process and to ensure you don’t end up with something too thick to easily drink.  Using items such as strawberries helps add additional liquid, especially important if you want to use something dry like banana.

Use the first speed to break the ingredients down and the second, higher, speed to blend into the final smoothie.

The motor is fairly noisy, to be expected with this sort of device, but it’s not uncomfortably loud.

Cleaning is often the downfall of these devices, but in this case it’s really quick and easy as there is only ever a bottle and blade to clean, that’s it!

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NUTRiBULLET Magic Bullet Deluxe Blender, Mixer & Food Processor, Silver

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Features

  • From the creators of the bestselling NutriBullet, the All in One Magic Bullet Blender, Mixer and Food Processor is the high-torque, high-speed, versatile kitchen magician that helps you prepare quick, healthy and delicious snacks and meals in seconds
  • One touch, easy to use press and twist action makes it so easy to chop, dice, grate, grind, blend and juice to create healthy soups, smoothies, nutritious breakfasts or snacks, desserts, dips and sauces, dice onions, chop fruit and so much more
  • Sleek and compact design means it takes up less space on your counter than a coffee cup
  • Includes a stay fresh re-sealable lid, so if you make more than you need, simply twist on the lid and store in the fridge for later.
  • The steamer lid and cups are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Breville Blend Active Personal Blender & Smoothie Maker with 2 Portable Blending Bottles (600ml), 300W, Green [VBL062]

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Features

  • Make healthy, delicious smoothies, frozen juices, protein drinks and more; ideal for school, days out, work or the gym
  • Just blend & go: one-touch blending action delivers perfect results in seconds; a quick and easy way to your 5-a-day
  • Powerful 300-watt motor smoothly blends frozen berries and ice with juice and other liquids; blending occurs in the top of the bottle so nothing gathers in the base
  • Detachable, easy-clean dishwasher-safe blades and blending bottles; convenient non-slip feet and cord storage
  • Includes: 300W motor base; 2 x 600ml BPA-free blending bottles with leak-proof lids; recipe ideas

homgeek Blender Smoothie Maker, Personal Blender with 2x600ml BPA Free Portable Bottles for Ice, Milkshake, Fruit and Vegetable, Home/Outdoors, Silver

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Features

  • 【Embrace healthy lifestyle with homgeek】 Equipped with 400 watts power and a high speed of 25,000 RPM, this blender offers you the most perfect results at top speed with fruits, vegetables, nuts or even ice cubes, which is definitely not the effect that a wireless blender can achieve.
  • 【Try to make a milkshake in 30 seconds before going out】 Compared with other hard-to-use blenders, homgeek smoothie blender is much easier. Just press a single button and it can easily help you prepare quick, healthy and delicious shakes in seconds. Note: After working for 1 minute, please let the blender rest for at least 1 minute to avoid overloading the machine.
  • 【Double bottles, double happiness】 This smoothie maker comes with two 600mL smoothie bottles, which are made of the most durable tritan material. Of course, two bottles must be better than one. Imagine this: If you only have one blend bottle and you take it to the gym, while your family wants to drink smoothies at home, but there is no blend bottle, how embarrassing!
  • 【Hate hand washing? It's dishwasher safe】 Except for the base with the motor, other parts of the blender can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The blade assembly can also be disassembled from the bottle, so that you can easily clean every corner. *Do not forget to install the silicone gasket correctly after cleaning the blade assembly.
  • 【Travel with this mini blender】 Compared with other bulky blenders in your kitchen, this blender saves more than 50% of the storage space. The bottom of the base is also designed to accommodate the power cord. The blender is so small that you can even carry it on your travels and it won't take up much space in your suitcase.

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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