Broken Blendtec – Smoothie With Arugula
Posted by terrepruitt on September 21, 2013
The other day I was using my Blendtec with the Wildside jar. I had it on Ice Cream – Frozen Yogurt. I usually press that button and let it blend a bit then stop it. I don’t let it finish the entire cycle. Then I pulse it for a little. Then add more ingredients and let it blend. Well, I pressed the button to make it stop then pressed pulse and it sounded odd. I didn’t understand the sound, so I pulsed it a few more times. As I think about it I realize what I was hearing. I was hearing the motor whir, but not the items in the jar being blended. When I opened the jar and started to scrape the sides, I was really confused as to why my spoon was not coming in contact with the blade. Then I was REALLY confused when I saw a piece of metal near the side of the jar. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was not feeling the blade at the bottom because the metal I was seeing was the blade. The blade assembly broke. I was so sad. I was sad and I was concerned because I had not sent in the registration. Ya know those cards just never seem to get in the mail. I told my husband and he said it didn’t matter they could look it up. I was not as confident. I thought it was going to be a hassle. Later on I realized that it really wasn’t the whole blender that was broken. It was just the jar. In my surprise and concern I was thinking “broken blender” not broken jar as was the actual case. And I have another jar. That is one reason why I got the blender it was a good deal because it came with two jars. One regular and the Wildside.
Because I was putting it off thinking it would be a hassle I didn’t call Blendtec until a day later. I got my headset on and got all prepared for a long wait and the hassle that it was going to be. It was not. The customer service person did ask that I return the jar because she thought the WAY it broke sounded unusual, but they shipped the new jar out to me the next day with a label for returning the broken one. Cool and easy. I was so relieved.
I haven’t actually been making green smoothies, but I do use the blender. In our organic produce delivery this week we received lettuce. We have lettuce . . . A LOT of lettuce so I thought to use the spinach I have in a smoothie. Then I thought, “Oh, I should put some arugula in it.” WOW! What a treat. It makes it fun. I don’t know why but when I sip the smoothie I think, “How fun!” So I give arugula smoothies two thumbs up.
Arugula and Spinach Smoothie
8 ounces of water
1 small apple
1/4 (a little more than) a small avocado
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup arugula
3/4 of a frozen banana
7 ice moons
Blend according to your blenders instructions.
I list the ingredients in the order that my blender instructs items to be put in the jar.
It was really good. I really like arugula as you might know.
Ahhhh. So . . . . I am very happy with the wonderful customer service I received from Blendtec and I am very happy with the arugula in the green smoothie.
So have you tried it? Have you put arugula in a green smoothie?