Optimum Blender 9400 Blender:- there are
many blenders on the market, we have chosen what we believe to be one of the
best quality products, equivalent to a much more expensive Vitamix,
Australian designed with great after sales service.
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Like any significant purchase you should do
your research, just as we did ours, we have a few links below to YouTube demonstrations.
Why buy a blender, probably like me you have a
blender for many years, mine is about 15 years old and still works well but
here’s the catch, it works well for a small range of tasks. For me the big
decider was that I make humus every week
from sprouted chickpea, chickpea is a wonderful seed with many nutritional
properties and when sprouted, like all sprouts, its nutritional benefits are
magnified many times. I use it as my default spread for my salad sandwiches,
but it just did not work in my old blender so I’ve been doing it using my hand held
Bamix blender, time-consuming and not a smooth result.
So this was the clincher for me, but having
used the Optimum Blender 9400 Blender for
a few weeks now, I’m discovering many other uses, I particularly like making
fruit smoothies, with the addition of green leaves and micro-green sprouts from
my Indoor Vegetable Garden as well as loose sprouts as seen in the picture (see
& Sprouting Kits).
time I make a smoothie I add 1 or 2 squirts ie 3 – 6ml of Probiotic-Living-Beneficial-Micro-Organisms,
just another way to increase the intake of probiotic bacteria.
I like the fact that when making pumpkin
soup, I do not have to throw away the peal or the seeds, personally I still
like the flavour you get from the fried onions and garlic, so I do these on the
stove and then add the pumpkin with seeds and skin which I have blended with coconut
milk & herbs, I bring this to simmer for 2 minutes and then turn off and
let it sit for 10 minutes before serving, a great saving in time and the
pumpkin is only lightly cooked.
suggestion:- you will see on the videos they suggest you
fill the blender three quarters with warm water with a small amount of
detergent, turn it on for a few seconds and then empty and rinse again with
warm water. I tried to use as little detergent as possible, so my method is to three-quarter
fill with warm water, turn the blender on fall for a few seconds, empty then
rinse then fill again with warm water this time with a few squirts of Probiotic-Living-Beneficial-Micro-Organisms,
again turn it on for a few seconds and then leave it for a period of time e.g.
10 minutes then rinse with cold water. The reasoning here is 1- you are not
ingesting any residues of detergent, & 2- a thin-film of beneficial
bacteria will be left on the surface of the blender, like it or not, within an
hour the surface will be covered in bacteria anyway, this way you know that the
bacteria are good guys. Also to note there are 2 little ridges that secure the
black lid, so press here when adding or removing the lid.
duration/times:- basically you will see that most the recipes
they took 20 to 30 seconds for fruit and green smoothie combinations, just
remember the counting method from school (101, 102, ……….120). So basically you
want the least amount of time as possible, so the trick that I use is I have
spoon ready and I taste it, if the consistency is not fine enough I do another
5 or 10 seconds etc. Hard things like pumpkin’s etc 4 minutes, if you don’t
have a timer handy, just use the timer on your smart phone. If you want to have
it warmer, just leave it on longer and check the temperature with your hands on
either side of the container.
More tips and info coming soon.
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