Okay I took the plunge and bought a smart food blender today. I did buy a cheap blender several months ago, but you know what? It had no balls. If I'm going to take blending seriously, I needed a 1200 watt bad boy. What inspired me? I have to confess, it was watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Netflix. Inspiring, more then anything else, it reinforced what I have been reading in Gut by Julia Giulia Enders (2015). I have been doing great with my healthy eating plan since last November, but I could do with eating a little more veg, and a little less fruit. I hope that the blender makes that more feasible.