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How does one know about the power of a blender? Mine is 375 watts and won't even grind carrots. Can you tell me what kind of blender you are using? If there is some reason that you can't name a specific brand, can you tell me what specifications I should look for?

Thanks for visiting my website. Here is an article I found on the Web search engine reviewing blenders: http://www.consumersearch.com/xp6/ConsumerSearch/product_group/fast_answers.xml?Product_Group=Blenders

There are likely other articles, too, that one could read to help evaluate products.

Hopefully, it will give you some guidelines for choosing blenders. I did not do well in physics in school, but I suspect it is horsepower, not watts, that would be the most helpful in evaluating the strength of the motor. I used the Oster Kitchen Center's blender attachment for three years with no problems at all. I now own a Vita-Mix. They are very expensive so I do not promote them but I have to admit to loving it!

You might lightly steam your carrots and see if that helps. I actually use cooked sweet potatoes frequently instead of carrots in my shake, so that should work out ok (and also actually help increase the release of many cancer-fighting phytochemicals called carotenoids, like beta and alpha carotene, into the shake).

Good luck and happy blending!

Diana Dyer

faq posted 11/00


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Soy Shake and Blender Questions

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Soy Shake What kind of blender you are using? Mine won't grind the carrots in your shake recipe. Can you tell me what specifications I should look for? posted 11/00
Soy Shake My blender won't blend the carrots. Do you have other suggestions? posted 4/01
Soy Shake Your shake recipe makes about 3 cups. Is that really just one serving? If so, can I drink some of it later? Does it keep in the refrigerator? Have you ever tried freezing it? posted 12/00



These questions and answers are intended to be of a general informative nature. Please consult with the Registered Dietitian in your cancer center or your health care provider for nutritional advice that can be individualized to your specific medical condition.

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