What are you waiting for??
A couple days ago a giant box of goodies arrived from GNC-
I was super excited to see a blender in the mix
(ha! I'm so pun-ny)
I have always been an advocate for supplementing with protein and now that my base training volume is ramping up, I am turning to more and more liquid nutrition for quick recovery. Quick recovery is important for me so I can move from one big or challenging workout to the next without it effecting my performance. I can have a long bike session and then totally blow a time trial workout the next day! This would change the way the Coach Awesome has me train. I want my results to be as accurate as possible.
Enter the GNC On-The-Go Blender Deluxe.
(thank you GNC) I'll have more info on the other products sent on a later post.
On-The-Go Blender Deluxe
Ultimate Blend & Go System For Healthy Smoothies, Food Prep and Refreshing Juices
15 Piece Deluxe Set Includes:
- 2 –BPA Free 28oz Cups
- 2- Leak Proof To-Go Lids
- 1- Powerful Stainless Steel Base with 300 Watt Motor
- 1- Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Mixing Blade
- Includes GNC’s Custom Recipe Book with Healthy Delicious Smoothies
- 2- BPA Free 20oz Cups
- 2- Flat Lids with Straws
- 2- Stay-Fresh Lids
- 1 – 10oz Cup
- 1 – 28oz Juicer Attachment
- 1- Ultra Sharp Stainless Steel Chopping Blade
As you can see, Lola was more than happy to help with this project.
|Reading the directions is a MUST!!|
|LOTS of blending and juicing and mixing OH MY!|
I have been making protein shakes and smoothies as long as Lola has been toddlin' around. The only thing that stopped me from making them more often was dragging out my giant blender and then having to clean it.
Total pain in my butt. Not that it's that hard to do, but it's just so big and bulky.
|An orange a day....|
Not so with the On-The-Go Blender Deluxe.
The base is small and takes up very little space.
The set came with a variety of different sized cups.
Small (perfect for Lola) 10 oz.
Medium (perfect for medium recovery) 20 oz.
Large (perfect for those GRRRRRRR workouts Coach Awesome hands out) 28 oz.
The cups also came with several different lids. A closed screw-on lid, another screw-on style with a hole to fit a straw (yes, this set came with straws too!) and a flip-top lid as well.
Not only do you have the attachment to blend your drinks right in the cup of your choice but this set also came with a blender AND a juicer. And did I mention STRAWS? we just love straws around here!
How is THAT for variety??
So with this new toy, my training sessions and Lola's love of smoothies, the On-The-Go Blender Deluxe was a huge hit and used a couple times a day!!
You know that commercial that says it's so easy, a caveman could do it?
Yeah, well this blender is so easy to use, even a 3 year old Lola can do it.
And she LOVES it:
|no pacifiers were hurt in the making of this smoothie!|
|so proud of her fruit skills|
|yup, this looks right|
|nom nom nom nom nom|
vanilla protein powder
a scoop of PB
a frozen banana
a BIG handful of baby spinach leaves
This blender is so easy to use and easy to clean.
Nothing jammed up in the blender.
No big chunks of anything left over. SMOOOOTH SAILING.
Lola can even help me by putting her fruit in the cup and because the whole thing is closed, I feel safe letting her turn on the buttons. (Not feeling safe with the big blender).
Years ago, I bought a "bullet style" blending system for my own smoothies and for making baby food. This left a lot of (chunks) to be desired--especially with the hefty price tag. Lucky for you, this blender comes with more and the price tag is a lot smaller.
With the 300 wattage in the GNC On-The-Go-Blender Deluxe, there are no worries about your smoothie being smooth.
I have zero objections to making a shake for Lola anytime she asks (I used to dread pulling out the BIG BLENDER) but I know that this keeps her snacking on healthy things AND it's so simple!!
I am mixing more and more protein shakes before and after workouts thus speeding up recovery and I have definitely noticed a difference. I truly believe that the liquid nutrition gets to the muscles quicker and this makes the process happen faster!
I have not had a chance to try out the juicing attachment on this but we are excited to try it. So more to come on this one.
As of this posting, the GNC On-The-Go-Blender Deluxe is a steal at $29.99 (usually $69.99)
Want just the basics? The GNC On-the-Go Blender is also available.
FTC Disclosure: GNC provided me with the blender free of charge. I was NOT compensated for this review and all opinions expressed here are my own (and Lola's).