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!
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