I personally believe its all marketing. For millions of years humans never had fancy blenders to break down their food, they just put it in their mouth and their digestion took care of the rest. We evolved to eat things that way. I myself will make a green smoothie just for the sake of being time efficient, but in no way do I believe that its superior to eating it in its natural form.
If anything the extra horsepower is good for blending faster and having less of a struggle pushing the ingredients down towards the blades. But I don't think its necessary to "pulverise and break the cell wall" like the actor on the informercial claims. Btw, I use a Vitamix which was almost $400. I liked it because I went through 2 blenders last year between my fiance and I, and the Vitamix has a 7 year warranty which makes it worth it for me. Not to mention you can make soups/sauces/nut butter and even primal/paleo baby food with.
Last edited by Balance; 01-11-2013 at 11:38 PM.
"If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane
People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.