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.
As 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!
Breville Blend Active Personal Blender & Smoothie Maker with 2 Portable Blending Bottles (600ml), 300W, Green [VBL062]
£19.99 in stock
1 used from £19.59
- 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
NUTRiBULLET 600 Series Starter Kit - Nutrient Extractor High Speed Blender - 600 W - Graphite
2 used from £52.07
- HIGH SPEED BLENDER - the original and best-selling NutriBullet, loved by millions around the world.
- POWERFUL NUTRIENT EXTRACTOR - Nutribullet’s powerful 600W motor and cyclonic technology creates delicious NutriBlasts by breaking down whole vegetables, fruits and nuts for maximum nutrition extraction.
- THE ORIGINAL AND BEST SELLING - your first step towards a healthy lifestyle, the 5-piece set includes: high torque power base, extractor blade, tall cup (680ml), pocket nutritionist and quick Start Guide with recipes.
- QUICK AND EASY - quick, easy to use and simple to clean – just rinse under warm water.
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NUTRiBULLET Magic Bullet Deluxe Blender, Mixer & Food Processor, Silver
£34.99 in stock
5 used from £32.54
- 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.