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We bought our JTC Omni V Blender shortly after our Nutribullet’s teeth wore away completely (after a year and a half of daily use it was to be expected). Blendobi (that’s what we named him) is fancier than the Nutribullet, but not quite in the same league as the Vitamix.
He makes the meanest silky smooth smoothies and smoothie bowls ever. We use frozen bananas for extra creaminess and Blendobi is fine with that, he makes short work of them.
Read our article comparing Juicer vs Blender to see what suits your lifestyle.
Prior to Belndobi we had a Nutribullet and damn did we make it work for us. Along with daily breakfast smoothies for each of us, we also whipped up salad dressings, sauces and even the occasional soup. I think we had ours about a year and a half before its teeth finally wore away. Poor thing.
You can buy replacement parts for it which is great. With a lot of cheaper appliances, if something breaks then you have to buy a whole new one rather than just the bit that’s kaput. We loved ours and highly recommend them.
Brita Jug & Filter
Say NO! to bottle water. Sporty and I use a Brita jug at home (we have done for the last 15 years or so) and we’re very happy with it. A filter usually lasts about a month and costs in the region of R150, so in addition to saving the environment it’s also easier on our bank balance.
Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp
Despite being staunch (ish) minimalists, we do have the odd thing in our home that’s there mostly because it looks pretty. Our Himalayan salt lamp also has healing properties (which was the main reason we bought it), but we like how it looks too.
Rather than buying something purely because it looks nice, see if you can find some cross-over between functionality and aesthetics, like Sporty and I did with our salt lamp.
I used to have a Bobble water bottle for gym etc. but I found the shape a bit clumsy (it didn’t fit in the spinning bike’s bottle holder). It works like a charm though, and what’s especially cool is that you can fill it up anywhere. Okay, I just sold one to myself. Ha ha.
We read a a lot! Here are a few of the books that have made a difference in our lives in some way.
We will be writing reviews for the books over time so watch this space 😉 We were going to write reviews for the books, but then Sporty (aka the techno geek in our family) figured out how to pull them in directly from Amazon. All you have to do to find out more about a particular book is click on the image and poof, just like that you’ll find yourself browsing Amazon’s virtual bookshelves.
The Happier You
Interesting (We Think So)
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