Hi, I’m Rocky Bixby and I’m a self taught online Health Nut.  Everything I’ve learned I’ve learned from the internet and youtube videos.  Anytime I need to know something or seek knowledge I know that someone has already written about it and studied it.  The research has been done, the facts are there, now it’s time to get motivated and make great things happen for your health and future.

I strongly believe in a healthy diet for a healthy mind.  If you pay attention to and take care of your body everything else will fall into place in your life.  Your mind will function better, you will have a clear train of thought of what you want to do with your life. Step one is to eat right.  Get a Juicer, get a high powered blender, it’s the first step into attaining your goals.

On my website RockyBixby.com, I go over different types of blender, juicers, protein supplements, and everything in my power to help you better understand on what’s out there. I want the best for you and your life, but step on is to focus on what you really want and what you eat.

Bench press

Bench Press Work outs

Bench press is the most important all around muscle defining and power building workout for your upper body.  It works your back, shoulders, triceps, chest and abs tearing muscle tissue which when your body repairs will increase muscle gain.  The right work out program will keep you on track and set you up for muscle gaining success. If you are flat lining on your bench press or you just want to increase your bench press and need some motivation to keep you on track, then this is a simple work out that will help you make progress no matter what level your at. It’s set up for the individual to reach his or her potential whether your an advanced athlete or a beginner.

First you need to max out and find out what you are able to lift just 1 time.  A max is the most amount of weight you can lift just once.  You’ll need someone to help you with this, this is called a “Spotter”.  After you figure out your max take a piece of paper and right it down. Then draw out lines for the next 16 weeks.  If your Max is 150 pounds then for week 1 you should do 60% of that, then week 2 you should do 65% of that, then week 3 you  should do 70% of that, and so on.  Follow the program and don’t over do it.  You will get there eventually, don’t try to be a superstar at the gym and impress friends.  Just follow the program.  Write down the amount that you need to accomplish for the next 16 weeks and the number of sets next to it.

Be sure not to drink the night before a workout and to have a protein shake ready after your work out.  Blendfresh offers great plant based proteins to supplement muscle repair. Almond, cashews, peanut butters, nut butters, bananas, and tuna are all great sources of protein to eat before workouts. Smoothies and Juices are also highly beneficial before and after tough workouts. Blended Blender Blends with superfood powders can add a needed natural boost to your after workout smoothie recipe. Also having a good blender such as a Blendtec is a big help for making your smoothies and juices. Check out Blendtec’s Refurbished blender line, great deals with payment plan options. The Blendtec Total Blender is the Best Blender Deal, I think!

This is a Easy 16 week program that will give structure to your work outs, help you gain muscle and increase your bench press by 25 to 50 pounds. After your done with the 16 week program take a week off and come back into the gym and Re Max, you should go up by around 25% from where you started.  This is a great program for those with busy schedules, you are only required to go into the gym once a week.  Other good workouts to do with the 16 week bench press work out program is Back and Tricep workouts, these are co inside together in the same family of muscles, keep bi ceps and back for a different day.  Also, Legs and lower body should also be done on a separate day.  It’s best to organize your workout like this: Back and Bi’s, Chest and Tri’s, Legs.  Take rests between days to give your body a rest and make sure to drink protein shakes and eat right.  Good Luck!

Blendtec Blenders

16 week easy bench program

With so many different proteins on the market it’s tough to figure out which one to go with.  Plant Based protein vs Whey proteins, whey vs whey, plant based vs plant based, their is a lot of competition and you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.  Read the reviews and learn which one is right for you.

 

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With so many different blenders to choose from, which one should you go with.  I’m here to tell you exactly what these blenders do and what you can get from them. Hi, I’m Rocky Bixby and these are my blender reviews.

Blendtec vs vitamix


Blendtec Blenders

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Blendtec Blenders
So you’ve made it this far! You’ve discovered the Blendtec and Vitamix blender, congratulations!  Now it’s a matter of which one is best for you.  Just to let you know, both of these blenders are amazingly equal in consistency and blending quality. What you have to figure out is are you gonna become a Blendtec lover or a Vitamix lover?

The Vitamix blender, hmmmm! I’m Not Sure about it?  The Blendtec blender, hmmfff! I don’t know, it’s so much money!.. These are the most powerful blenders you can buy. If your sick of replacing your blender every year, and are looking to liquify whole foods, nuts, seeds, leaves; make Hot Soups,Ice Creams, Whole food juices, and more than read this review. These blenders will become your best, they are all in one blending systems and are able to replace 8 or more of your single serving appliances, include but are not limited to: Ice Cream Maker, Juicer, Professional Cooker, Mixer, Grain Mill, Food Processor, coffee grinder, margarita maker, and your normal cheapy blender. The main problem with these high powered blending machines is their high Cost. Other than that there is no reason why you shouldn’t have one. In this review, I will go over everything about the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders in detail. If you want to leave a comment please do so at the bottom and I will try and answer your questions! Enjoy the read!

Blendtec Blender Line Up

Blendtec blenders weigh in at 6 to 8 pounds and all models are 15 inches tall with the lid attached. They are considered to be the most powerful blender on the market with motors ranging from 1560 watt, 13 amp, 3 peak horse power motor to 1725 watt, 3.8hp.  The Jars come with a stainless steel 2 blade design which is dull which makes it easy to reach inside the jar and not cut your hands during cleaning and to scoop stuff from the jar. The jar is BPA Free and dishwasher safe and the powerful stainless steel blades create a vortex when the blender is running where everything gets sucked into the blade so you won’t need a tamper or stick to push things down(most of the time).  The Blendtec blenders come with automatic buttons so you can push a button and walk away from the machine without having to worry about stopping it.  There is a timer on the front of all blendtec models which counts down the seconds of the cycle. The Blendtec blenders offer many models to fit your needs as a consumer, but all their models, older or newer, will do the job.  The best deal is with the refurbished models because you get the same warranty as a new model.  Buying refurbished can save you a lot of money.

Vitamix Blender Line Up

Vitamix base units weigh in at 13 pounds and the jars can be bought in different sizes to accommodate your kitchen.  There is a 48oz jar which makes it so the blender fits under your cabinets easily, and a 64oz tall jar which makes the blender look very tall.  The 48oz Vitamix jar is designed so that you can keep the jar and base unit together to be able to fit under your cabinets, the 64oz jar proves to be to tall for most cabinets so you have to keep the jar and base unit separate.  The motor on the Vitamix models range from 11.5amps, 2 peak hp, 1380 watts to 2.2 peak horse power for it’s newer models.  The Vitamix blade has 4 thin sharp fine stainless steel blades.  The jar is BPA Free and made from polycarbonate but is not dishwasher friendly.  Different Vitamix models have different settings; certain ones have automatic and manual settings where as some only have manual operations. The Vitamix blender pushes the ingredients up along the sides of the jar where they fall back down the middle and onto the sharp stainless steel blades.  All Vitamix models, newer and older, can give you similar results, but the newer ones have some functions that you might like.  The Best deals for Vitamix blenders are Refurbished Vitamix models.  You’ll get the same warranty, cook book, and performance as a new model.

Blendtec vs Vitamix Pricing and models

The number one reason why you don’t buy this blender is the initial blow to your wallet, but it’s just a one time cost and then you have it. They both come with 5 to 8 year warranties and usually last for 20 years or so.  These blenders range from upper $200 to almost $800 for some models.  The older models and refurbished models are your best deals, but the newer lines are over $400 for both Blendtec and Vitamix companies.  Here are your pricing options for both companies.

Blendtec Pricing Options:

With a range of models to choose from I’m here to help you decide.

First let’s look at the newer Blendtec Designer 725 model

Blendtec 725

The 1725 Watt, 3.8 peak horsepower motor gives the Blendtec 725 model an advantage over the other models, that stronger motor comes into play when making soups and thicker recipes. It’s extremely user friendly and easy to operate with an illuminated, capacitive slide touch interface and preprogrammed cycles. The automatic buttons include: Smoothies, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean.  The illuminated interface display indicates the time remaining in each blend cycle. The Blendtec Designer 725 also comes with smart touch technology which senses and identifies problems that could interfere with the perfect blend-including loading errors, overheating, or air pockets.  This is pretty much a blender with a brain. The Blendtec Designer 725 model comes with bonus features that other models don’t have like the Blend Rewards feature where you get rewards for using your blender!  The Designer 725 tracks your blends, then displays reward codes at certain milestones. Redeem the codes online for recipe books, gift cards, kitchen utensils, jar discounts, and more. Also, the Blendtec Designer 725 offers an “Add 10” button where you can add 10 more seconds to any of your blends while the cycle is running.

 

Next let’s take a look at the Blendtec 675 model –

The Designer 675 comes equipped with a 1675 Watt, 15 amp, 120 volt, 3.8 peak horse power motor, and has an illuminated touch interface, similar to the Designer 725 model. It has 5 Preprogrammed cycles which include: Smoothie, Frozen Treats, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, Clean.  The Touch slider, where you can control the speed of the blender manually by sliding your finger, has 8 speeds plus a pulse button and an “Add 10″ Button.  The illuminated display indicates the remaining blend time and total blend cycle in seconds.  The Blendtec Designer 675 is offered in 3 different colors which are: Charcoal, Champagne, and Dark Roast.  The Dimensions are 7″ Wide x 15″ Tall x 9.25 Deep.  It’s weight is approximately 9.3 lbs and it comes with an 8 year full coverage warranty.  The best deal for it is $549.  Make sure to use the Blender Discounts link to get free shipping.

Next let’s take a look at the Blendtec 625 model –

The Blendtec Designer 625 can not only perform well but it also comes with 7 different colors to choose from.  It has a 1625 Watt, 13 amp, 120 volts, 3.0 peak horse power motor with an illuminated slide touch interface.  It comes with 4 preprogrammed cycles which are: Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup.  The touch slider has 6 speeds plus a pulse button for chopping. The illuminated display also gives you the remaining blend time and total blend cycle.  This is the only model where you have a variety of colors to choose from to match your kitchen.  The Colors are: Black, Red, Chartreuse, Sea Foam, Orchid, Slate Gray, Polar White.  The Dimensions are 7″ wide x 15″ Tall x 9.25” Deep, and it comes with a full 8 year warranty.

The Preprogrammed blend cycles on the Blendtec blenders take away all the guess work.  The touch sliders make it easy to control your blends manually, and the pulse button works great for Wet or Dry chopping.

 

Blendtec and Vitamix blenders are the most powerful blenders you can buy.  They make everything easy.  The other day I blended a crust from almonds and dates for my vegan cheesecake in a Blendtec. I didn’t need the food processor at all, the Blendtec did a great job. You can use these machines as a mixer, juicer, ice cream maker, professional cooker, food processor, grain mill, coffee grinder, and many other things.  You can replace almost all those appliances that are just sitting around taking up space in your cabinets.  So how can they do all this stuff that regular blenders can’t do?  Creating heat for soups, liquifying seeds, nuts and leafs for your smoothies, guaranteed durability, all combined sets the Blendtec and Vitamix apart from the rest of the competition. Because they are high powered commercial blenders which are specially designed with powerful motors and blades, regular blenders just don’t compare.These are the same blenders used at Starbucks, Jamba juice, Coffee Bean, Robeks’, Juice it up, and Whole Foods.  By having one at home you would be able to produce the same consistency for you smoothies as the juice shops.  Next time you go to a coffee bean, look at their blenders, you’ll notice that they use a square jar, those are the Blendtec Jars, if you go to a Jamba Juice, you’ll notice that they have three Vitamix blenders planted into their counter top.  Nectar uses 3 older Vitamix 4500 models for all their acai bowls which cost around $8 each.  Having the power of a Blendtec or Vitamix at home saves you time, money, and the headache of cleaning up appliances.

Functions and Presets

So what are all the things these blenders can actually do?

When you buy your first Vitamix or Blendtec you’ll be very excited but sometimes you might have trouble in figuring out all the different things that the machine does! Make sure to book mark this review because we are going over everything you are able to do in your Blendtec and Vitamix right now.

Ice Cream

Blendtec Ice Cream vs Vitamix Ice Cream

Making Ice Cream in your Blendtec or Vitamix can be very healthy for your kids and your family because you are able to add green leafy vegetables and hide the taste.  Making Ice Cream in your Blendtec or Vitamix only takes around 1 minute to blend.  The most difficult part of making the ice cream is adding the ingredients into the jar the proper way so you don’t get an air pocket.

You make Ice cream for both Vitamix and Blendtec blenders the same way.  First you add around half a cup to a full cup of liquid, juice, milk, etc, next you add any dry powders or proteins, then you add your softer fruits or veggies to the ice cream, that’s right sneak in green vegetables to your ice cream, no one will know that vegetables are in there and the kids will love it, after your done adding your softer ingredients add your hard fruits and veggies, then add your seeds and leafy greens, and last add your ice or frozen fruits.  Yes!, Ice and frozen fruits are always the last things you add.  Remember everything will get pulled into the blades with the Blendtec and liquified, and with the Vitamix you have the tamper to help push it all down.

So just to recap on that Ice Cream… 

First add: Liquids and Powders

Second add: Soft fruits and Veggies

Third add: Hard Fruits and Veggies

Fourth add: Seeds and leafy greens

Fifth add: Ice or frozen fruits

Note:  You need to add around 3 to 4 cups of ice or a lot of frozen fruit for that thick creamy texture, don’t add to much liquid or you’ll get a smoothie.  Once the Ice Cream is ready you should see a nice swirl at the top of the jar.  You can put it in tupperware and freeze it or serve it right out of the jar into little ice cream bowls, add some toppings to make it fancy.

Blendtec blender Ice Cream Functionality and Presets

Blendtec blender models come with a preset Ice Cream button that starts, speeds up, and stops on it’s own.  This is nice because you don’t have to stand next to your blender and listen to it.  On the down side to the Blendtec Ice Cream, sometimes you can get an air pocket at the bottom where it’s spinning but nothing is getting pulled down.  In case this happens stop the blender and shake out the jar and restart the cycle.  It might take a couple shakes sometimes before you get it.  The Blendtec is designed to pull it’s ingredients into the blades and usually does.

Vitamix blender Ice Cream Functionality and presets

Vitamix models come with a preset timed Ice Cream preset. It runs for 60 seconds and shuts off.  When you see the swirl shape form it’s ready.  The nice thing the Vitamix offers that the Blendtec doesn’t is a tamper.  A tamper is a stick designed specifically for the Vitamix blender jar  so that you can press ingredients into the blades as the blender is spinning.  This comes in handy with thicker recipes like ice creams.  Certain older Vitamix models don’t have the Ice Cream preset setting, in that case get it up to a high speed and use the tamper until you see the swirl form at the top.

Juicing

Blendtec Juicing vs Vitamix juicing

Which blender can liquifying seeds, nuts, leafy greens, and hard fruits better?  The answer is…!!!  Both are for the most part EQUAL in liquifying your juices and smoothies, you’ll get almost the same TEXTURE with both blenders. The main difference is which blender you like to use more which is obviously why you are reading this post.  Juicing with a Vitamix or Blendtec blender is recommended over a juicer because you get 100% of all the fiber in the jar.  You can liquify nuts, seeds, and leafy greens in seconds and not lose any fiber.  Juicers extract your pulp and you throw away around 70% of the nutrition.

Similar to the Ice Cream recipe you’ll want to add the softer ingredients first when making juices and smoothies.  Liquids, then softer fruits and veggies, then harder fruits and veggies, then seeds, nuts, and leafy greens, finally your frozen fruits and your ice.  Nutritionists recommend these two blenders for many reasons, but the biggest reason is for it’s ability to liquify everything in the jar.  It’s very very very healthy to have a smoothie or juice with flax seeds, almonds, spinach leaves, etc… especially in the morning to start your day.  You’ll notice more energy and overtime a healthier you!

Adding ingredients for your Juice or smoothie

First add: Liquids and powders

Second add: Softer fruits and veggies

Third add: Harder fruits and veggies

Fourth add: Seeds, nuts, and leafy greens

Fifth add: Ice and Frozen fruits

Note: The amount of frozen fruit and Ice you add will determine the consistency of the juice.  The more hard frozen ingredients the thicker it will be.  Sometimes you’ll need to add more liquids to justify the amount of frozen fruits or ice you put into the jar.  If it’s coming out really thick keep running the blender on a high speed.  The longer you run it, the thinner the juice or smoothie will get.  To make thicker add more ice.

Blendtec Juice Smoothie Functionality and Presets

Different Blendtec models have different presets for juicing and smoothies, but almost all of them have a automatic button for it.  The smoothie button runs for around 40 seconds depending on the model type and the Juice Button runs for around 50 seconds.  Both buttons are specially customized for this blend cycle and start, change speeds, and stop on their own.  You don’t have to stand next to the blender and watch it. Simply push the button and walk away.

Note: Don’t overfill the blender jar and you won’t have to hold the lid.  Fill it only three quarters of the way up and you won’t have to worry about the lid flying off.  Remember the Blendtec sucks everything into the blades.

Other preset buttons the Blendtec comes with are:

Ice Cream/Milkshake

Ice Crush

Hot Soups/Fondues/Syrups

Dips/Batters/Sauces

Smoothie

Juice

Vitamix Juice Smoothie Functionality and Presets

Vitamix has a variety of old and new models all with different settings.  The newer Models such as the Vitamix 6300, the Vitamix 750, the Vitamix 500 all have automatic settings where you can turn the knob and leave it.  The older Vitamix models such as the Vitamix 5200 and the Vitamix 4500 have only manual controls so you will have to manually start it and manually stop it. The newer automatic settings prove to save you the trouble of having to stand next to the blender and stop it.

Note: The Vitamix lid is very secure and you can fill the Vitamix jar all the way to the rim and not worry about it flying off.  Also, all Vitamix jars come with a tamper (A specially designed stick to push down ingredients).  The tamper can be used for any blend and is great if you overfill your jar because you can press everything into the blades.

Other Vitamix automatic presets are:

Ice Cream

Juicing

Soup

 

Hot Soup

Blendtec Hot Soup vs Vitamix Hot Soup

Blendtec blenders make soup in around 3 to 4 minutes and Vitamix blenders make soup in around 6 to 8 minutes.  The reason the Blendtec blender makes soups faster is because of it’s more powerful motor and thick dull blades.  Soup recipes require cooking heat such as a gas stove or oven burners.  Blendtec and Vitamix blenders use a natural form of heat caused by the blades. The Vitamix blade can reach an RPM of 36,000 and the Blendtec blade can reach an RPM of 28,000 when ran on the highest speed.  With this amount of friction being formulated in a small confined space you get a large amount of heat which comes up from the blades.  This is called friction. The friction caused from the blades spinning at high speeds can be used to cook soup and also make other fantastic recipes such as syrups and fondues.

Note: If you run these blenders on their highest speeds for long periods of time, they will heat up anything you have in the jar: Flour, Juice, etc… When heat reaches over 120 degrees you start to lose the nutrition in the raw foods.

Different recipes call for different blends, there are a variety of soups that can be made in your Vitamix or Blendtec blender.  Raw soups, creamy soups, vegetable soups.  For simple soup recipes just add water, some vegetables, and some seasonings.  Let the blender run on it’s highest speed until you see steam coming out from the lid of the jar.  The longer you run it the hotter it will get.

Blendtec Soup functionality and Presets

Blendtec models come with a soup button which is specifically designed to make your soup hot.  You can simply add the ingredients, secure the lid, push the button and walk away.  The soup cycle runs for 90 seconds and shuts itself off.  Depending the the temperature of the water you start with will determine how long it takes for the blender blades to heat the soup.  I’ve noticed that every time you push the soup button it usually heats up 20 degrees to 30 degrees hotter every time.  So you can push it once and then if you want it hotter, push it again.  The longer you run it the hotter it will get.  The preset soup button goes the highest blender speed the entire time which heats the soup, usually taking around 2 to 3 pushes of the button which is around 3 to 4 minutes for a nice hot soup.

Note: You can also use the Soup button to really liquify your smoothie or juice but just add more ice so it won’t get hot.  The soup button is the most powerful cycle the Blendtec comes with.  Also, remember that by heating up your soup you are killing the live enzymes in the vegetables.  Check out RAW Soup recipes.

Vitamix Soup functionality and Presets

Turn the knob to the soup setting and let it run, it will stop on it’s own.  Very nice if you have a model with the Automatic soup setting, but what if you have an older Vitamix.  For older Vitamix models that don’t have the soup setting preset, you’ll need to get your blender running on Speed 10/High, or the blenders highest possible speed.  Let the machine run for around 6 to 8 minutes.  The best thing to do is turn it on and set a timer, just come back and check on it.  You will see the steam coming out from the lid after around 6 minutes.

Note: To make a soup chunky you can add ingredients in at the end of the soup cycle, take off the lid and place your cooked chicken, chips, beans, corn, or whatever you want in there, and then use the pulse button to make your soup. Chop in the ingredients to make the soup chunky by using the pulse key, or with a Vitamix you can flip the on/off switch for the older models.

Grinding Grains

Blendtec Grain Mill vs Vitamix Grain Mill

Not only can these blenders act as an Ice Cream Maker, Juicer, and soup maker but you can dry the jar out and use the powerful blades to grind your grains such as flours, oats, and barley.  One appliance for everything.

Vitamix and Blendtec both grind grains in their BPA Free jars. Blendtec promotes to use their same jar for Hot, Dry, Wet, and Cold blending, where as the Vitamix company advises to buy their “Speical Dry Goods Jar”, for dry grinding.  We’ll I’ve done the research on this and you can get the same texture from the Vitamix Standard jar that you can get from the Vitamix Special Dry goods jar.  The only problem is that the jar gets scratched up from all the grains so it does’t look as pretty.  This goes the same for Blendtec Jars.  They are both made from the same Co Polyester material so they both scratch the same.  For this reason, I recommend to get a second jar grinding grains.

There are a variety of things to be ground up when it comes to baking for example: Grinding Rice Flour, Grinding Powdered Sugar, Grinding Popcorn Kernals, Grinding Flaxseeds, Grinding Barley, Grinding Oats… For this example I will use Rice.  Rice turns into Rice Flour which you can use for your cookies and baking needs.  It is gluten-free, and there are no additives or preservatives.  Flours are one of the worst things you can buy off the shelves because of all the additives and preservatives they put in there.  Making it fresh in your Blendtec or Vitamix blender is a far more healthier solution.  Minimum you want to cover the blades of the jar when grinding so anywhere from 1/2 a cup to start with all the way to around 4 cups can be ground up at one time.  Make sure the jar is completely dry and the lid is secure, then take the blender all the way to speed 10 and let it run for 50 seconds. If you want it finer run it longer on the highest speed.  The longer you run it the finer it will become.

Blendfresh Ariticle headerYou are what you eat!  That’s a quote my dad has been telling me all my life.  He said “there’s nothing more important than your health son”; hence, health is wealth.  What you put into your body will determine how your body runs, produces, and how your organs evolve.  I met a man at a Costco ware house by the blender guy that told me “Listen, eventually all that garbage that you eat will catch up to you, it might not happen till your 50 or 60, but eventually something will happen to you like a cancer or bad illness because you haven’t been giving your body the right nutrients to fight off unhealthy toxins.”

You have to be careful what is marketed to you, sometimes even the big companies that you trust won’t tell you the whole truth.  For example research has found that companies such as Myoplex, Muscle Milk, Designer Whey and GNC brands contained arsenic, cadmium, and lead in there protein powder mix.  How bazaar that these popular brand name companies would do this to there consumers without telling them.  Could it be just like High Fructose Corn Syrups, where big businesses are just trying to save money and not look out for the consumer.  PROBABLY.

For me there is One protein powder that is for sure plant based, Vegan friendly, GMO Free and doesn’t have all those nasty chemicals and pesticides.  This is Blend Fresh’s new line of Protein Powder.  BlendFresh is a company is association with Blendtec, which sells high end blenders to their consumers.  They have developed a fresh dried line of healthy proteins and supplements which include Fruit and Veggie Powders, Pre and Probiotic packs, and Seed and Sprout fibers.  Blend Fresh offers a great variety for pre and post work out supplements which you can simply blend in with smoothies and shakes or take straight with water. Similar to Freeze Dried proteins, fresh dried supplies your body with a large amount of nutrients.  It’s a powerful dose of daily nutrition to add into your smoothie or juice.

BlendFresh Plant Based Protein vs Whey Protein

Blendfresh Vanilla VS Whey

Protein is essential for your body to survive and grow. The amino acids found in proteins are necessary for performance and development, weight management, good metabolism, muscle repair, muscle growth, and even a strong immune system. You have the choice of two types of proteins which you can put into your body: Animal proteins (Casein, Whey and egg, Red Meat), or Plant based Proteins (Tree nuts, Rice, Sacha, Pea, Inchi, Potato, Hemp).  The reason I like Plant based proteins over Whey for one is your liver doesn’t have to work as hard to break down hard amino acids. Plants are easier to digest for your body and proves to give you quicker recovery time. Another reason is healthier fats are found from plants rather than that from a cow, your body will store healthier fats into it’s system rather than by products that’s produced from cows.

What is Whey Protein? 

Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese manufacturing process and is the liquid that is left behind after milk is curdled and strained. The amino acids found in whey are harder to digest for your liver and has far more side effects than Blend Fresh Plant Based proteins. Lactose intolerance is one common side effect that derives from to many whey supplements. Since it’s origin is from a cow, Whey proteins have allergens that affect the immune system where people who don’t have a strong digestive or immune system can succumb to not feeling good after taking it.  A few of the common symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea.  Over-consumption of Whey proteins leads to increased acidity and lowered pH of the blood, studies show that this can increase the chances of various kidney disorders.

What is Blend Fresh Plant Based Protein?

Blendfresh plant based fresh dried powders pack an intense amount of nutrients in every scoop. They consist of ground up combinations of specific organic fruits and veggies, organic seeds and sprouts, and organic pre and pro biotics which give you powerful antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients.  They are packed with flavor and nutrition because they are fresh dried, which means the powder retains more of the live enzymes that are usually lost with most other plant based proteins.  A big plus to plant based over whey is plant based proteins are easier to digest without any side effects which are associated with whey.  The Blendfresh powders are Non-GMO Verified, which means no added hormones, vegan friendly, and completely organic with an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber – which are all critical components for optimal health.  Blended combinations of plants provide a full spectrum of amino acids and is alkaline forming inside the body and since Blendfresh is fresh dried you get a heavy dose of nutrient dense healthy protein into your system just by adding 1 scoop of powder into your smoothie.  This is a fantastic addition to your breakfast smoothies, lunch, or dinner recipes to give you longer lasting energy, improved digestion, and a healthier mind, also 1 scoop blended in with your smoothie is great for quicker recoveries after hard workouts or for added energy during workouts.

Whey vs Plant based

 The Blend Fresh difference

BlendFresh provides 7 different powerful powder combinations for you and your family to enjoy..  All are packed with antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, vitamins, and fiber. Pick the one best for you. You can take these in the morning with your smoothies, before a work out, or after a work out.

Blend Fresh Vanilla A diverse blend of vegetables, seeds, legumes and whole grains, providing all essential branch chain amino acids. Each serving packs 20 grams of complete protein.  This is Clean 100% natural, GMO and pesticide free protein, Rich in nutrient dense whole food proteins, prepared RAW at low temperatures to keep active nutrients alive.  BlendFresh protein contains 8 whole foods which provide 20 grams of protein from 8 seeds, legumes, beans, and whole grains.  BlendFresh protein powders will increase lean muscle, burn fats and unhealthy toxins out of your system, assist in muscle repair, and minimize muscle loss and fatigue during physical activities.  It is best if taken before and after workouts, depending on how hard you go.

Blend Fresh Vanilla backIngredients in BlendFresh Vanilla Protein are: Protein blend (Pea Protein, Rice Protein, Potato Protein, Quinoa, Black Bean, Flaxseed, Airalta Juice, Spinach), Honey, Oat Bran, Agave Inuin, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum (from Guar Beanso, Stevia leaf extract, clinic acid (from Beets) Xanthan Gurn, Tara Gum, (from Tara pods), Orange Fiber, Papain (from Papaya), Bromelain (from Pineapple).

Directions:

Add 1 scoop to your favorite smoothie or recipe and blend.  Usually you want to take 30 minutes before a work out and then immediately after a work out for muscle regrowth and repair.  You will rejuvenate faster by having a pre mix of protein with you and drinking it right after you work out.

1 serving size equals 1 scoop, there are around 22 servings per container.  The containers are filled by weight, not by volume.

Your normal daily diet should range from 2000 to 2500 calories.  Watch your diet and work out regularly.

 

BLend fresh pre and pro biotics

An Organic seed and sprout blend from 6 whole foods.  Blendfresh 6 Whole Food Pre and Pro Biotics powder will help grow healthy bacteria to help your digestive track and colon. Pre Biotics plant fibers help nourish the good bacteria found in your colon or bowel. It acts as a fertilizer to stimulate growth of good bacteria in the gut, which in turn provide many general health benefits, especially for digestion.  Studies have shown that Pre Biotics have helped stimulate growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and digestive track.

BLend fresh pre and pro biotics backIngredients: Organic Quinoa, Organic Buckwheat, Organic Millet, Organic Amaranth, Organic Fermented Quinoa, Organic Fermented Amaranth, Organic Chia.

This Probiotic blend provides 10 billion CFU from 75mg: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium animalis sap lactis, Organic Blackstrap Molasses (Prebiotic).

 

Directions:

Add 1/2 teaspoon to your favorite smoothie or recipe and blend. Refrigerate after opening.

 

Blendfresh Seeds and Sprouts A great nutrient dense vegetarian and vegan supplement. The Diverse blend of 15 different seeds and spouts packs 10 grams of fiber per each serving. You’ll notice an increase in long lasting energy throughout the day.  It’s recommended to take 1 scoop twice daily by mixing it into your smoothie or juice. Sprouts are very nutritious, they contain all the essential elements that a plant needs to live and grow.  Easy to digest and Overall, sprouts produce high quality nutrients, and are considered a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Ingredients: Psyllium Husk Powder, Organic Acacia Gum, Organic Amaranth Sprout, Organic Garbanzo Bean, Organic Quinoa Sprout, Organic Lentil Sprout, Organic Buckwheat Sprout, Oat Bran Fiber, Organic Millet Sprout, Organic Adzuki Sprout Organic Flax seed, Organic Sunflower Sprout, Organic Pumpkin Sprout, Organic Chia Seed, Organic Sesame Sprout.

Blendfresh Seeds and Sprouts BackNote: Make sure to drink with a smoothie or juice or at least 1 glass of liquid.  Consuming this protein powder with no liquid can cause choking, do not eat this product if you have difficulty swallowing.

Directions: Blend one scoop into your favorite smoothie or juice.  For best results use twice daily.

 

Blendfresh Fresh Dried Powders 

Blendfresh Red Green Orange PurpleBlendfresh fresh dried powders are a powerful nutrient dense boost. Mix it in with your smoothies and you’ll notice a change in your daily energy levels. Packed with high concentrated fruits or vegetables or both, these four fresh dried powders are a new wave of protein supplements that you will be seeing more of as we progress into this new age of health and health awareness.  Easy for your body to digest and quicker recovery time than most powders on the market, these are specifically designed to help you in your work outs, daily activities, you digestive system, they are great for you kids and whole family to enjoy.  Non GMO Verified, all organic fresh dried, which means more nutrients and live enzymes  we’re saved in the processing of the fruits and veggies into the powder. Blendfresh has made 4 different fresh dried powders each with a combination of 12 organically grown fruits and vegetables which they fresh dried into a powder.  Fresh dried powders save more of the nutrients than other forms of processing fruits and veggies into a powder.

Blend Fresh Green

 

A fresh dose of high nutrient dense organic vegetables won’t hurt to add into your smoothie. Mix 1 scoop into your morning smoothie or pre or post work out drink and notice a difference in your performance levels.

 Blend Fresh Green backIngredients: Peas, Organic Apples, Organic Apple Juice, Kiwi, Broccoli, Spinach Leaf and Stem Juice, Kale, Green Cabbage, Organic Acerola Juice, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Lime Juice, Collard Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Chard.

Directions: Add 1 scoop to your smoothie or juice and blend. Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

Blend Fresh Orange

 

An excellent source of Vitamin A. The tangy yet sweet flavors of mango, apricot, orange, and pineapple combine with a range of other fruits and vegetables to provide a deliciously healthy dose of phytonutrients that include gallic acid, gallotannins, mangiferine, syringic acid, phytoene, peonidine, phenolalic acid and many more.

Blend Fresh Orange backIngredients: Organic Carrot Juice, Organic Sweet Potato, Organic Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Banana, Organic Mango, Pineapple, Organic Acerola, Apricot, Peach, Yellow Bell Peppers, Organic Lemon Juice, Orange Juice.

Directions: Add one scoop to your favorite smoothie or recipe and blend. Refrigerate after opening.

 

Blend Fresh Red front

 

An Excellent source of Vitamin C. This mouthwatering blend includes strawberries, apples, raspberries, and pomegranate. Each ingredient has been specifically selected for its high nutrient value, making this blend chock-full of heart-healthy lycopene and other powerful phytonutrients like catechins, tiliroside, kaempferol, flavonoid glycosides and ellagatannins.

Blend Fresh Red BackIngredients: Organic Apple, Beet Juice, Red Pear, Strawberry, Organic Beet, Raspberry, Cranberry, Organic Acerola Fruit Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Red Pepper, Rhubarb, Prickly Pear, Tomato, Cherry Juice.

Directions: Add one scoop to your favorite smoothie or recipe and blend. Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

Blend Fresh Purple

 

An excellent source of Vitamin C. Concord grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and acai are always in season with this blend that offers an impressive range of health benefits thanks to its potent antioxidants, nutrients, and flavonoids.

Blend Fresh Purple backIngredients: Organic Beet Juice, Purple Carrot Juice, Organic Concord Grape Juice, Organic Acai, Organic Blueberry, Blackberry, Purple Cabbage, Organic Acerola Juice, Plum, Eggplant, Black Raspberry, Black Currant Juice, Passion Fruit.

Directions: Add one scoop to your favorite smoothie or recipe and blend. Refrigerate after opening.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you understand some of the differences between whey and plant based proteins; moreover, what Blendfresh is.  That’s all I got for this review. If you want to leave a comment at the bottom I’ll try and answer your question the best I can.  If you want to learn more about Blendfresh and everything the company offers please contact me directly through email with your questions and I will get back to you.  Thanks again! My direct email is: BigBusiness421@yahoo.com