Since I started seeing the Tribest Personal Blender emerging as a popular blender for taking to work or while traveling, I found myself kind of wanting one – so when the opportunity to do a review for CSN Stores presented itself, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to get one for myself and give it a whirl…literally! ;)
I opted for the blender/grinder package instead of just the blender; I prefer to grind my own flaxseeds and spices, and have plans to make my own almond meal with it.
It came equipped with 2 larger containers and 2 smaller containers, lids for each, 1 commuter lid which is perfect for travelling, and 1 blade for grinding and 1 for blending.
I own a Vita-mix for really powerful blending, but some jobs are just too small for it to do, which is where the personal blender comes in handy: salad dressings, grinding nuts, seeds, and spices, making nut pates, or smoothies for one (though depending on the size and if I use ice I will often make smoothies in the Vita-mix).
What I really loved about using this is that if part of it isn’t blending I just removed the container from the base and gave it a good shake to mix things up, instead of having to remove the lid and stir (often several times) which is sometimes the case with my hand blender or regular blenders.
Similar to the Magic Bullet, this is perfect for making raw treats for one because it can grind dates and nuts really easily and the rest of the ingredients can be incorporated afterwards. Also because of it’s small size it makes for easy clean up, and I can see why this would be so great to bring to the office to whip up a quick smoothie.
For more powerful jobs (like blending a whole roasted butternut squash into puree, or blending larger smoothies with ice) I’ll stick to my Vita-mix, but for small jobs, salad dressings, pestos and salsa, raw treats, and grinding, I’ll let the personal blender have a go at it.
If you own a Magic Bullet or Personal Blender, what are some of your favorite uses for it?