This has massively surprised me as I was a fully signed up member of the Vitamix fan club. But a shiny new model came along and tempted me, and I have to say that my fledgling new relationship is pretty darned good.
My new blender is the Optimum 9400 sold by, new to the UK, Australian company Froothie.
My impressions after just one use were that the Optimum is
- Far quieter
- Blends better – no need to use the tamper
The Optimum is also considerably cheaper than the equivalent Vitamix. £329 as opposed to £460 for the Vitamix Total Nutrition Centre.
Technically the Optimum does well too:-
It is still early days for the Froothie Optimum 9400 and I, but I am reasonably optimistic of a happy future together. I will be putting both the blenders head to head in some more tests and reporting back.
The Froothie blended this chocolate hazelnut smoothie in seconds this morning, it tastes of a chocolate & hazelnut spread, but contains 4 portions of fruit and veg and none of the added fats and sugars of a jar of spread. Simply delicious and a healthy start to the day.
- 240ml Chocolate milk (I used Oatly)
- 1 banana – frozen
- 1 apricot – stone removed
- 1 nectarine – stone removed
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp hazelnut butter
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 large handful kale
- Pinch – cocoa nibs – to serve
- Put all the ingredients into the jug of an elite blender and whizz until smooth.
- Serve immediately sprinkled with the cocoa nibs.
I am sending this to June’s #ExtraVeg challenge hosted by Michelle.