Monday, October 15, 2007

It didn't blend

I've gotten in the habit of going to the gym. I like working out and exercising; it makes me feel like I'm not lazy. After working out, I go home and make myself a smoothie. Usually this smoothie consists of a banana, maybe some strawberries if I have them, about a cup of yogurt, a cup of milk, two scoops of various protein/amino acid supplements a friend gave me, and an egg. Yep, a raw egg. No, I'm not worried about salmonella, and if you watch Good Eats you shouldn't be, either. The egg blends in and makes it frothy and helps give everything a really nice texture.

Today it didn't blend.

I pushed the button on my petite blender and nothing moved. It made a noise, but it didn't move. I know I didn't overload it, because I've had this blender for almost 3 years and this is nothing new for it. So, I tinker with it a bit, hold down the button a bit more, and it starts to turn...then it starts to turn a little more...then it starts to smoke. I picked up the blender from it's stand and it started leaking all over the floor. I don't know what happened, and for once, I don't really care. I wanted my smoothie and I wasn't about to let this sissy blender stop me from getting one (I picked it up at Walmart for like $10).

I searched my apartment for a "20% select item" coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond, hopped in my car and went in search of a new blender. They have a modest selection of blenders, and after about 15 minutes of analyzing and comparing, I settled on a big, chrome, Cuisinart blender. The blender itself is $70 which is slightly more than I wanted to spend, but at the same time, it's a blender, and it's to make healthy smoothies (a blender is your best friend if you're trying to get in shape!), so I figured my father wouldn't mind helping me out with this purchase. I get home, read the instructions, set it up, and dump what was left of my smoothie from the old, broken blender into the new, shiny one and hit the puree button. It blends beautifully.

I'm happy with my new blender.

[More stuff about what I learned during my Ramadan fast and other events later, right now, I need a post-workout shower and all that]


-->jeff * said...

so my friend is friends with the guys who own 'blend-tech' and the 'will it blend' campaign, and they suggested he incorporate their blender into his next movie. that's why in 'turnaround' we shot a scene of a cell phone in a blender.

it blended.

Brady said...

If you can ever find a reasonably priced mango up there, the best shake I ever had in my life was a protein shake that had mango, and pineapple, and blueberries.

Becky said...

Eggs help blend because they are emulsifiers. That's what I learned in biochemistry.

Mal said...

If you can get your hands on some Soy Milk, specifically, Vanilla flavored; try replacing your yogurt with said Soy Milk. I was hesitant to try it, but I finally did and its great. It gives a smoother feel to the blend.