Welcome to Bender’s Blenders! The credit for the title goes entirely to the ultra-creative Papa Bender. This page features smoothie, shake and general Vitamix creations that I either create myself or concoct via an interesting recipe.

Let me know if you try a recipe or if you have any feedback, comments, etc. on what you would like to see featured. As Papa Bender so eloquently put it, I want to make sure you get a “fair shake”(pun shamelessly intended) on what goes on here. :)


Smoothies and Shakes

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1 HangryPants August 3, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Hey Shake Queen,

I want to make a protein shake, but have no blender. What else can I use to crush the ice/blend the mix?

– Heather


2 Jenn August 4, 2008 at 9:21 am

Heather ~ Haha, Shake Queen – you’re too kind 😉 I was researching your question online and the only conclusion I could come to was to either have a blender or Magic Bullet machine (click the red link to see what that is). I’m pretty sure you can get blenders on the cheap by doing a search at – but otherwise it’s just too difficult to crush the ice any other way :( I hope that helps!


3 Matt August 31, 2008 at 10:10 pm

At your Uncle David’s wedding I mentioned eating a smoothie every morning for breakfast based on the “Abs Diet” that I have been following for about 8 months. The two smoothies I like the best are a tropical fruit flavor and my special treat – the peanut butter cup.

The tropical fruit is really simple and very healthy:
5-6 crushed ice cubes
1 peeled bannana
1 peeled orange
6-8 oz. of low fat / low cal. vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup of 1% milk
2-3 oz. of Torani sugar free coconut syrup
1 scoop of GNC Wheybolic Extreme – vanilla

The peanut butter cup is:
5-6 crushed ice cubes
1 peeled bannana
1 Tbs. of Smart Balance Omega Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 cup of 1% milk
1 scoop of GNC Wheybolic Extreme – chocolate
6-8 oz. of low fat low cal. vanilla yogurt
2-3 oz. of Torani sugar free chocolate syrup

It is best to make this one before Laura and the kids get up because I only get to consume 1/2 of my breakfast. They absolutely love it.

Life is good,



4 eatingbender September 3, 2008 at 12:50 am

Matt ~ Thank you so much for posting these recipes! I will definitely feature them in later posts!


5 Blender Recipes November 19, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I’m liking your recipe collection. I’m working on building out the recipe section at Blender Benefits and would love for you to contribute. You have some great stuff here. Great site Eating Bender!


6 Michelle December 23, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Loveee these ideas for smoothies! It’s always great to switch things up a bit!

I’m new to the blogging community& It would be great if you checked out my blog!

Thanks a lot!


7 Jenn (eating bender) January 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Hi Michelle! Thanks for the comment :) I will definitely check out your blog. Welcome to the community!


8 Jugnu Sehgal September 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.
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