When starting out on my plant-based journey, a blender was the first thing I purchased.
In the beginning I went through a few cheaper blenders that didn't quite make it past six months (I'm pretty heavy on them!). I remember having to convince my husband that the $500 was a worthy investment and told him how I was going to save up each month for it. Looking back now it was one of the best purchases I've ever made!
My favourite of them all is my vortex Optimum blender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner would not be the same without my blender. I love it as it is powerful, versatile and incredibly easy to use. I've made smoothies, sauces, soups, spreads, ice cream, nut milks, flours from grains, desserts, baby food and nut butters.