The secret to making professional smoothies?  It’s all about the equipment, and in the case of great tasting smoothies that seem like they’re from your favourite smoothie shop, the secret is using a Vitamix.

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Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500

These commercial quality machines are built for life, and yes the price may seem high – it beats buying a new machine every few years, and the quality of smoothie you get consistently is amazing.

I picked up a C-series classic blender (about $400), the prices are steep, so be prepared.   To find a deal on a Vitamix, have a peek at the Vitamix website, where they regularly stock refurbished (reconditioned) Vitamix blenders at a discount, pop over to Amazon, or keep an eye on your weekly flyers, it will be truly worth your while.