I wanted to get a blender that's small & light enough to travel with but can still handle dateorade, etc.
I used to have a Tribest and it worked great, but wonder if that is the lightest-weight option that is any good? Another similar-looking one was the Cuisinart CPB-300 portable blender/chopper. I also looked at the magic bullet but the reviews weren't as good as for the Tribest.
I read about this cheapie Hamilton Beach single-serve blender, but the blade is still in the travel cup, so that was weird. And it's very cheap so I wasn't sure it would cut it.
lol you are right, I'm not a big banana smoothie person, but i lately discovered dateorade as a way to easily get in enough calories, and I thought this would be great for times & places when it's unfeasible to otherwise get enough fruit. Even planning to travel with some dates in suitcase.
That's funny David, I don't seem to digest banana smoothies too well, but the dateorade seems to go down & in super easy for me, almost like I'm getting an IV of nutrients.
15 bananas!! I have never done more than 7 I don't think. There are some hardcore bananapeople here!
Yeah I was not too sure about this Hamilton Beach blender that was only like $15-$20. I think some people even said there was a burning smell. Doesn't sound too ideal.
I'm traveling tomorrow and I've got 10 bags of dates portioned out to 1000 cals. each. I plan to pit them and soak 'em, then I'll blend them with my stick blender. It's a Quisenart. Taking along a plastic pitcher to soak them and blend them in. The stick blender is very light, small, and easy to pack.
Hey thanks Vicki. That is awesome about the pre-made portions. How easy is travel now?! I have a stick blender too, which I used to try and use for soups. But I found it wasn't that powerful and required a large container with several inches of water in it. Have you tried making dateorade with it before, and if so what container/how much water do you use? Thanks!
Oh right, the plastic pitcher it came with! I missed that the first read. I'll give it a whirl tomorrow at home and see how it does!
I'm not using the plastic container it came with, I'm using a large pitcher with a lid. I haven't tried it out yet but I'm sure after soaking the dates all night it should work just fine. The Quisenart stick blender is pretty powerful. Plus it makes great banana smoothie!
BPA Free Tribest Personal Blender PB-150:
Some folks also like the 'Magic Bullet' blender.
With love, DJ