Gear Review: Blendtec Total Blender

One of the keys to wellness and sport performance is to ingest nutrient dense whole foods. Assimilation of these vital nutrients is determined by its form. Smoothies will be more easily assimilated by your body than eating solid foods. Plant-based foods will be more easily assimilated than meat-based foods.

The Blendtec Total Blender makes life easy in the kitchen for the busy snowshoer. Blendtec offers the Smart-Touch Tec-nology™ which allows its user to push a button to blast through a hands-free automatic program cycle that automatically stops upon completion. The Total Blender also has ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons to manually cycle through its 10 speeds, a ‘pulse’ button, and automatically shuts down after 50 seconds of continuous blending.

As a raw food vegan I was instantly pleased with its power to break down carrots, nuts, seeds, greens, and pulverize ice cubes, apples, avocados, and anything else hat I tossed in the container. I would not be surprised if the two-pronged, four-inch blade, and 13 amps could crush an iPod or similar device. Its blade is used both for wet/dry recipes.

Its unique square, three-quart, BPA-free container is stylish and a snap to clean—whether you made a salsa, chocolate recovery pudding, almond milk, or peanut butter from a bag of nuts. Variations of this commercial grade quality machine has been used for years by professionals in coffee shops, juice bars, gyms, and restaurants spanning the globe.

The Total Blender comes with a book of recipes, a product video on CD, an instruction booklet, and a three-year warranty on the machine and a lifetime warranty on the blade. Durability is not an issue.

The Blendtec total Blender is an all-in-one appliance that is fast and easy to use and capable of making seemingly anything you imagine. The company touts that it replaces up to nine other appliances at a fraction of the cost.   


-15.5 x 7 x 8 inches;
-10 speeds plus Pulse;
-13 amps/1560 watts;
-64 ounce or 96 ounce BPA Free jar;
-All-in-one wet/dry stainless steel blade;
-Touch pad with nine buttons;
-Six pre-programmed blend cycles;
-LCD information center/control panel;
-Payment plans

MSRP ranges from $399 – $999 and is available in assorted colors.  Visit for more information.

About the author

Jeff Kildahl, Wellness Editor

Jeff Kildahl is a writer, author, wellness consultant and philanthropist advancing preventive health care by synthesizing primary source nutrition and fitness as the principal components of the practice of medicine.

Kildahl is a sponsored vegan ultra-endurance athlete credentialed in bioenergetics, biomechanics, metabolic efficiency™ testing, sport nutrition, and natural medicine. He is a dynamic member of CUBE™ ~ a professional speakers group ~ empowering others to harmonize the "Keys to Living in the Song of Life."

He is the wellness editor at Snowshoe Magazine, United States Snowshoe Association columnist, and contributor to health, fitness and wellness sites, blogs and publications. He is a US-based ultra-endurance athlete and philanthropist for the 100 FOR 100 Movement ~

Kildahl is the creator and president of The Wholistic Edge® ~ a visionary firm providing synergistic solutions to transcend health, performance, and potential in life and sport from the inside out via the principles of Performance Medicine™ ~