This mom loves eating as much as she loves working out. And when it comes to my pre- and post-workout snacks, a smoothie is often my go-to. This is why I fell in love with the BlendJet. It is perfect for busy moms like myself who are often on-the-go or looking to reach for something healthy.
The BlendJet is a portable blender that allows consumers to take their protein shake or smoothie with them. It allows doubles as a way to make baby food when not at home!
It’s about the size of a water bottle with a base, coming in at 3 x 3 x 9 inches. This makes it compact so it can easily fit in a gym bag, diaper bag, or purse. It’s made of BPA-free and food-grade materials and includes a stainless steel blender.
Blend And Go
The main selling point for the BlendJet is its ability to whip up a smoothie whenever, wherever.
It’s cordless, so there is no need to fumble with wires that can be lost when out and about or needing an outlet for it to work. You can literally blend anytime.
It can bend 8 to 12 beverages on one charge. The battery is recharged via a USB cable and it does charge fairly fast.
The BlendJet has one single button, the power button, making it easy to use. It also has a built-in strainer under its lid. This little feature is another great one to point out. I don’t like having small chunks of fruit when drinking a smoothie so this eliminates this problem.
This portable blender is also easy to clean. You can either take it apart and clean it or put some soap and water inside and blend it.
It also comes in various colors that are attractive and fun.
Not Free From Flaws
This is a portable blender so keep that in mind that it isn’t packing the power of a standard hotel blender. But the company makes this very known. In an insert, the company reminds consumers that it “doesn’t have the power of your plug-in blender, but it gives you the freedom to blend on the go.”
I did notice this when blending with ice that it does take at least two times to blend thoroughly. Don’t expect to pack it either with liquid, fresh fruit, and ice. There simply isn’t enough room. I found that when using the company’s JetPack Smoothie mix that if I added too much water I could only put a portion of the mix. I had to. Blend halfway and add the rest.
For more power, turn the BlendJet upside down than back right side up.
This is where knowing how to use the BlendJet comes in. It’s recommended to add liquid first. Fresh fruit is recommended over frozen—especially since the power is lacking for big frozen pieces. Add ice last and just a little at a time.
Another problem I came across is loosening the base when it’s on tight.
You need to have the small arrow lined up to the power button for it to work. This causes the base it to be on tight. Disassembling does take a bit of force and I found I would hit the power button. It’s best to turn it upside down and twist.
Uses And Function
Not only can consumers use BlendJet to make smoothies, but it’s great for mom to use to puree baby food easily. This is a great option for when out all day and then needing to feed the baby with healthy food. Just add the fresh fruit or veggies in the BlendJet and blend when needed.
On the flip side, it’s also a great option for mixing up a margarita on the beach. For foodies, it’s also a great way to make homemade salad dressing or even hummus. The website is full of recipes worth checking out.
Again, it’s the ability to take it with you and be able to reach for something healthy instead of junk or fast food is the winning feature here for both fitness lovers and busy moms.
And for just $40 it’s an affordable price tag for a product that will be used many times.
The company also sells its JetPack Smoothie packs that are gluten- and GMO-free, vegan, and have no artificial flavors or sugars. I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the flavor options were since I tend to make my smoothies from fresh fruit.
Get your BlendJet portable blender here.
*Disclaimer: While That Runner Mom did receive a BlendJet for free, all opinions representing in this review are my own. I believe honesty is the best policy—even when I love a product. I only review products that I use and report my hands-on experience.