I just got my Hamilton Beach Liquid Blu in the mail a few days back and have been experimenting with it a little bit. It’s not as powerful as the 2hp+ blenders, but it packs a solid punch for the price. The main things I intend to use the blender for are green smoothies and “mylks”. This is my first blender and I want to know how to prepare foods properly.
I’ve made some good smoothies, but the texture has been inconsistent. Either too runny, too thick, or too foamy. I don’t believe it is the blender’s fault, but more of the time & liquid factor. What do you guys suggest for general time settings, liquids:solids ratio, and other blending tips to make proper smoothies? Is there any way to control the amount of foam?
That would be awesome if my green smoothies could have the consistency of those bottled Odwalla/Naked/Bolthouse smoothies (a bit thinner would be fine too). It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can give me some pointers. Especially those who have had experience with a comparable model.