So I’ve been using a standard $20 blender for years to make my daily breakfast smoothie. It gets it kind of smooth, with visible bits of the fruit and plants still present in the resulting smoothie.
However, I’m considering splurging for a $400 Vitamix, which pulverizes food beyond recognition.
The Vitamix certainty produces smoothies with better consistency than I would ever be able to achieve with my cheap blender, but I’m wondering if anyone can tell me which machine produces the healthiest smoothies.
My thinking is: maybe the old cheap blender is actually better, because it mimics most naturally the texture of prepared food (like, maybe our bodies weren’t designed to process food chopped so finely that we need a machine to produce it). Plus, maybe those plant bits are good because they of the form the fiber is in, slowing the rate of sugar absorption.
On the other hand, maybe the Vitamix increases the bio-availability of nutrients and when you think about it, fiber is fiber, so even if you can’t see the plant bits, they are still present.
The biggest difference might be the amount of sugar that your body can absorb. Is this difference negligible? Am I over thinking this?