Kambrook Blitz2Go Blender Review: Just don’t tell them it’s Zucchini Smoothie
Do you love a good smoothie? It can be a great way to get your fruit and vegetable serves, or to increased them for your kids. A while back I was given a Blitz2Go Blender so that I could experiment with some recipes. It was a very popular post, so I am bringing it back to the limelight ready for all those summer smoothies! I have to admit my kids are not great fruit and vegie eaters. I am not sure where I went wrong. When the first two were little they would eat every vegie known all mashed up together. They also loved their fruit. As a healthy person who has chronic conditions to manage, I am not a big take away or eating out person. I am a big believer in a balanced lifestyle with some treats. We just don’t do McDonald’s and Co and my kids have been known to call them “Yuck Donalds”, “Hungry Yucks” and (a personal fave) “Red Pooster!”.
Yet they get regular treats of potato chips, ice creams, love sushi and a good sausage roll. We are not healthy food angels in any way but we eat a pretty healthy, balanced diet in the main. However I have a number of stomach issues which prevent me eating a range of foods and am always looking for ways to get more into my diet. My 7 year old is a different story. Right when he was being weaned onto solids he developed Fructose Intolerance and was on a FODMAP diet, where all wheat, all vegies and all fruits were removed from his diet. We then slowly introduced a few back again, but it was hard going after he had basically had breast milk and gluten free cardboard for so long. We used to celebrate him eating ANYTHING and ice creams for breakfast were not unheard of. We now know he is also on the Autism Spectrum and has high functioning Aspergers, which contributes to his food sensitivities and preferences.
He will eat bananas, mangoes, apples and watermelon, and we are making headway with potatoes, but still struggle when it comes to getting fruit and vegetables into him. You can blend and drink smoothies, juices and protein shakes in the same bottle and it come with 2 x 600ml and 1 x 300ml BPA free Tritan plastic bottles.
It’s a Berry Good Zucchini Smoothie (AKA they won’t notice the Zucchini!)
Here is my first recipe! I made it up from what I had in the fridge! 🙂
1 Banana (preferably a nice ripe one)
About 20 Blueberries
4 – 8 Strawberries
1 medium or 2 small tubs vanilla yogurt (I happened to have these on hand), or a 1/2 cup of natural Yoghurt would be my preference for my own Smoothie
200 ml Skim Milk (about a cup)
A few slices of zucchini (skin on or off your choice)
TB spoon of honey
Throw it all in and blend!
You can not hold the pulse button for more than 30 secs without a break but it took far less than this to blend it up
I LOVED it, my middle son liked it and drank it. It was easy to use, quick, made a lovely consistency, easy to clean up afterwards (unlike some other products) and nice to hold and drink from.
And the youngest? The fussy one? He sipped it. Turned up his nose and rejected it 🙁 BUT I made a normal banana smoothie. He drank that one! Some success! I will be experimenting with some other recipes in coming weeks
Have you got a great smoothie recipe to share? I would love to hear about it
Very informative, I might even be tempted to give it a go myself. Like everyone else I really don’t eat enough veggies. I had lap-band surgery a few years ago and it’s just so hard to get vegies down.
thanks Wil- that must be very hard to work around. Let me know if you try it! I am going to work some new ideas out for other recipes soon 🙂
I bought one for myself for Christmas…I saw the something similar advertised on the tele however, after reading the reviews they didn’t stack up. I spoke to my local store and the Kambrook was recommended. I start with 4-6 ice cubes then cut into chunks any fruit (anything soft) mango, berries, banana’s etc…you only need a bit of each….whatever you have in the fridge….a scoop of yogurt a squeeze of half an orange a bit of milk and a few almonds or whatever’s in the cupboard. If I have baby spinach that goes in too. I whiz it for 30 seconds and presto you have a filling and nutritious meal. My daughter came to stay and at the end of the week after a smoothie each morning she dropped 3 kilo. (she usually doesn’t eat breakfast…so there you go……(I just made one with half a mango and handful of grapes with some yogurt and nuts and totally filled the lunch thing).
what a fantastic story! I have a giveaway starting later today and some new recipes I tried out! I love the fact you can just add whatever you think or or have on hand and then see how it works out, thanks for sharing
Hi Helen been looking to buy a smoothie maker love the take away bottles also love your recipe thanks so much
Rosemary thanks so much for sharing that! Glad you like the recipe. Its a great product, will be trying some more on the weekend so will share when I decide what to make 🙂
Hi Helen, how strong are the blades? Just wondering how it would handle things like ice or kale??
very strong! I will try with some ice and kale and let you know – getting some supplies and trying out a new recipe this week:)
hi helen i was wondering if you have tried blending spinach and carrots if they go well ?? im keen to get one but cant find any good reviews about what people have tried
no but happy to try that! Will give it a try and let you know what it is like 🙂
Hi guys yes it blends Kale & carrots and almost anything else as long as you cut in to pieces 2.5 cm square roughly have made plenty of smoothies all good recommend it for $49 have friends with nutrition bullet $250+ does the same job 12 months warranty
thank you! It really does a great job and I agree it would probably blend anything!
Try unsweetened orange juice about 7.8 cm in bottle add passionfruit pulp and frozen mango pieces (just a few) and some small ice cubes – blends into a wonderful frappe
also try orange juice – frozen mixed berries and small ice cubes also makes a wonderful frappe
oh now that sounds lovely! Will try it, thanks so much for sharing Robyne 🙂
Hi, l’m wondering if anyone has tried juicing with this blender & what the results have been. Ta
I guess what I have done is essentially juicing, I think it would work well!
I bought this today and very happy that i did 🙂 It’s very easy to use and clean. I have made avocado milkshake, banana and strawberry smoothie. Money well spent !
oh fantastic Sonny! It really is a great little product and so well priced! 🙂 That sounds delicious.
Has anyone tried making a green smoothie wonder how well pineapple would go
I think pineapple would be brilliant. I will get some and make a blend this week to see. 🙂 As for a green one, what would you like to put in it?
thank you for your review will be buying in lieu of the Nutri Bullet.
oh thank you Pam! That is excellent, it is a great product, hope you enjoy it!
I put in a variety of fruits first I then put in about 10 almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds (soaked in a little water) and a good handful of baby spinach leaves (stalks removed) and four maybe five dates to add sweetness. I put the harder to blend at the top so they are nearest the blade. Last I add about a quarter cup of water. The Blitz 2Go handles it all perfectly. Makes a really good breakfast.
that sounds fantastic! Delicious and healthy, a well rounded meal for sure 🙂 thanks for sharing
I’m trying this!
let me know if you like it!
Hi Pam have you had a chance to blend carrots? If so how did it go also how much unprocessed left in the bottom of the cup?
Not sure if Pam has but I have not yet Darren, will give it a whirl and let you know!:)
I’ve been looking at purchasing this but I was wondering if it is suitable for anything other than making smoothies? I love to make dips as well and was wondering if you had tried to make anything that is not as liquid as a smoothie. I guess I’m wondering does it cope well with a thicker consistency?
Hi Georgia no I have not but I think yes it would! I will try some more recipes soon, will give a dip a go for you 🙂 It basically does anything so i reckon it would
Hi All, thinking of giving this to my kids for Chrissy to share … we already do allot shakes for breakfast with stab blender…. my only concern with this machine is how would it handle fozen pineapple chunks plus ice plus frozen raspberries etc…. just questioning its strength ?
I have not used frozen pieces but it is VERY strong and have seen people use ice cubes so I would think it would work. Am away at the moment but might give it a whirl when i am home and see if I can use some frozen raspberries 🙂
Hi everyone! Just wondering if the consistency is smooth or are there some lumps that the left after blending??
Hi Karen – definitely smooth as silk for me!!
ahhh! mine has lumps how do you get it smooth (I hate lumps)
oh no Tracey! I did not have that problem- what was making the lumps? Maybe something needed cutting more?
Hi. I have just bought and excited to try out my normal morning smoothy (banana, protien powder, chia seeds, coconut crunch and vital greens) but I’m concerned that I read not to use dishwasher for the blender… does that include the bottles??
Hi Loz – I think so, I have just handwashed as I wondered if the heat would damage the bottles – I can check with the company if you would like? 🙂 How was the smoothie?
Have just started to look into this. Would love to have more control over my diet away from home. I tour a lot with work to places where you’re lucky to have a a well stocked supermarket! I would never dream of taking a blender on the road. Do you think the size is manageble to pop in a backpack or large suitcase? (Thinking Size and weight?)
The concept of cheap green smoothies on the road is almost too good to be true haha
Hi there 🙂 that is a great idea! Size wise it is very compact, the base is heavier than you think so may get heavy in a backpack but would be really easy in the suitcase. You would only need the one container so I would say it is a great idea! Good luck with it
I bought this after seeing the TV ads and then reading the comments above and I love it! Please feel free to post or share more recipes 😉 I’m interested in high protein shakes and would be great to minimise the unnatural (powder) shakes I consume in pursuit of lean muscle building. Thanks 🙂
oh great will do! Would love to hear some of your recipes too. A new one is going up in the morning 🙂
Awesome, thanks Helen! I’ll share my ideas too.. Considered chopping nuts (almonds) tonight to increase the levels of protein but not sure that’s going to make for a nice consistency! So I used red grapes, pomegranate and cranberry with lots of ice and hopefully that’s a good dose of antioxidants sorted 🙂
Oh yum! I used walnuts in one and thought it was nice but we are all different as to tastes 🙂
Hi Helen, What a great and informative piece of information you have written. My near 19yo has just finished her first year of Uni and she mentioned that the Blitz2Go would be great to make drinks etc and take with her. I had read about this one and the George Foreman blender and after hearing about so many reviews of people saying their GF Blender either started to smoke and /or sparked, then reading your Review, you have sold me lol. It’s good to read about different fruits that you and others have used. Thanks so much again, have just purchased one so will let you know. Regards Barb
excellent! let us know how you go, I am sharing another recipe in the morning 🙂
Going to buy one tomorrow for my daughter for Christmas after reading your reviews..
excellent Lisa! She will love it 🙂
I’m wondering if anyone has tried spinach? Was about to buy a Nutribullet, but at around 1/5 of the price, the Blitz2go looks enticing! I know an earlier post used the description “silky”, but is this true for green smoothies as well?
I have not yet, but I know people have, I have meant to try this! See if I can make one on the weekend 🙂
Sound great I would love to get this for my daughter for Christmas but where can I get it??? Plus how can I see your recipes ??? Loved reading all the reviews
Hi Julie, great stuff! You can check the recipes under the food pages here https://www.sustainablehomehub.com/category/people-and-home/food-and-cooking/ and check the Kambrook page for stockists http://www.kambrook.com.au/ 🙂 enjoy!
Just wondering if it is very noisy?
well it is not quiet as it is blitzing! But it is a short time as you don’t need to blitz for long and I am noise sensitive and find it fine 🙂
im also contemplating to buy one for my mum as she is diabetic too. just wondering how is the life expectancy of it? is the gear used to make it swirl plastic that can deform the longer you use it? i just want a long lasting and great christmas gift for mum.
Hi Tysh sorry I don’t know those details! It seems pretty tough and solid to me from using it but not sure of the life expectancy, you would have to speak with Kambrook on that one 🙂
Hi, i too am looking at getting one of these…have you managed to try a green smoothie yet?
Hi Trent sorry I haven’t yet, just keep meaning to! I think it would be fine though 🙂
I wondering how this would go with frozen mixed berries. A previous blender I tried did not work so well with frozen stuff, (just left frozen chunks of berries at the bottom) so I am wondering how this would go?
I have not used frozen but I think it would work fine, it is very tough!
I had one for christmas and so far so good . It has dealt with ice and carrots and frozen berries. I’m looking to increase my friut and veg intake so it great for that . This morning I threw in an apple – some celery and half a ripe mango and it was delicious and smooth – I added a spoonful of matural yoghurt too.
For lunch I had an apple, carrot , celery and ginger – it was delicious and filling too ! hopefully i should be feeling a lot less sluggish soon
I came across this page whilst looking for more ideas !
that sounds so lovely!! Welcome to Recycled Interiors Jane 🙂 Thanks for sharing your recipes!
I have bad Chrons disease and unfortunately cannot tolerate most foods…i have lived on smoothies which is my powdered shake, to give me my nutrients, frozen or fresh fruit, some ice cubes to make it into a frappe, fruit juice etc. my old blender died, so my husband bought me a Sunbeam one, not a cheapie either, guaranteed to crush ice, blend etc… I have had it two months if that and already its burnt out!!! I saw that a friend has one of these, after reading the reviews, i cant wait to purchase one!!!! It certainly will get a workout with me!!!!
excellent Karen! (not about the motor burnout but about getting a new one!) love to see what you do 🙂
Does anyone know where I can get one of these in Melbourne? I’ve tried everywhere without luck!!
Trent try online, also Big W sell them 🙂
Hey Helen! I am trying to give my friend healthy alternatives to RED BULL to keep her awake at work, I let her know to ditch the red bull to start with but maybe try some green smoothie co. sachets and pack them full of great foods like spinach leaves, zuchinni, kale, banana raspberries etc. to help her stay awake. And she complained that blenders are too messy and loud in the morning for her hubby who works late shift.
Anyway noticed these on TV a few weeks ago and am keen to find out if it’s loud or not? Would love to know so that I can buy her one for her birthday!!
Thank you 🙂
Adelle from http://www.wherethestyledthingsare.com
no I find it pretty quiet and I am a noise sensitive petal! They do of course make a noise but it is pretty low key and for not very long 🙂
Perfect thank you!!
welcome! 🙂 Hope she likes it
Hi Helen, I make soups with lots carrot pumpkin and other root veg. would it handle this? and could you please advise how much liquid the bottles holds. Thank you, Jean
Hi Jean yes I think so, I have not made a soup but it should do, there are 2 bottle sizes, 300 and 600 ml 🙂
Can anyone tell me where i can purchase one in SE Qld. Big W have sold out of them and do not know when more will be available and there are none on ebay. Have tried Harvey Norman and The Good Guys but no luck. Thanks
just checking with Kambrook for you Judy 🙂 will be back
Judy,Kambrook advised me to send you across to their Facebook page where you can check available places to buy! https://www.facebook.com/Kambrook Good luck!
I HAD ONE BOUGHT FOR ME FOR CHRISTMAS AND IT IS AMAZING 🙂 I ADD ALMONDS TO MY PROTEIN AND CHIA SEED AND IT BLENDS THEM ALL UP IN SECONDS WITH OUT ANY LUMPY BITS. I THINK IT COULD HANDLE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, BLADES ARE VERY SHARP AND STRONG, I LOVE IT!!
you lucky duck!! Thank you for sharing that, they really are a great product! 🙂
Hi Helen, do not have one yet, but have one on order from Harvey Norman in Ipswich, qld. They say it’s stocks should be in middle January. Thanks to you and all the others, for all the recipe ideas.
excellent!! Come back and share your recipes!
Now have a blitz2go, a fantastic little blender. We have used it every day so far, smoothie s, juices and milkshakes. My favourite juice is 1 of each apple, pear and orange and carrot, and small piece of fresh ginger. Just so refreshing. Enough for the 2 of us.
My Mother-in-Law wanted one of these and couldn’t find one in Perth so we looked at them where we live down South and found them at The Good Guys. I had not heard of them before but bought one for her and one for me for Xmas and it is great. We have made all sorts of smoothies including frozen berries, frozen banana etc. I also minced up an apple with skin (cut up prior) and added some apple and orange juice and it made a thick juice. Handles ice well. Have also done smoothies with ice cream. I love mine. The only thing I would like is to be able to buy more 300ml bottles.
Oh fantastic Lynda thanks for sharing – the recipes sound delicious! Have you checked with Kambrook about extra bottles? 🙂
I brought the Blitz 2 go when the very first came out, my embedded nut on the bottom of the blade cap has stripped. I thought that I actually did it but now reading it seems it’s a fault in it. I have since noticed on a friends blitz 2 go that they have changed the nut a little bit which would mean Kambrook have noticed the fault…
Still love mine and can’t wait for the replacement cap and also for the person asking about extra bottle I’m sure they are about $18 for two more..
thanks for sharing Toni it’s great to know Kambrook were on the ball and improved the product 🙂
I recently took ownership of one of these awesome machines.. recovering from a very long stint of chemo and other health issues this is helping me to eat again.. I can get so much food into a smoothy, with my vitamins etc that I don’t fuss anymore 🙂
thank you for sharing your personal experiences Lisa. It is so lovely to hear such a positive use of this machine 🙂
Just a quickie on the Blitz2Go:
I have an identical Sunbeam model (same motor, similar design, similar bottles, probably out of the same factory in China).
Here is more info for Aussie buyers:
With the Sunbeam:
I’ve been able to blend just about everything I’ve thrown at it so far. Consider it a Sunbeam clone of the Blitz2Go.
Have tried spinach leaf + broccoli shakes, berries, bananas, celery (all with ice) and they all get pulverised to a fine, easily drinkable liquid.
I was surprised at how well the broccoli and spinach leaves were broken down. It came out a very nice liquid that was smooth to drink.
Have not tried seeds/nuts yet but when I do I will report back. I’m sure it will blend them with no issues.
300W is MORE than sufficient power for these blenders and for what the vast majority of people use them for. Ultimately its the blade design coupled WITH the motor that does the work, gravity is the common factor pulling the food into the fast sprinning blades. The Nutribullet is basically overkill and the extra power is almost always wasted considering these $50 blenders produce identical results. 600W is not required and you’re paying more for clever marketing gimmicks rather than actual practicality (thanks to TV Shop, they have to get their money back somehow). Note the Nutribullet here costs $250+, in America its under $100. Don’t get sucked in.
The good thing about the Kambrook/Sunbeam/George Foreman models is the BPA-free bottles you get to blend your stuff in. The wide spout on the bottles makes for easy drinking. Its very convenient as once you’re done blending you just take off the blade lid, chuck on the spout and you’re on your way, drink in hand.
EDIT: Just an FYI. These three products look like they have the exact same blade design/motor. The bottles work interchangeably with all machines I believe (needs confirmation).
thank you for sharing all of this! I am sure many people will find it very helpful 🙂
I can confirm that the sunbeam bottles work on the Kambrook Blitz2go blender, good thing too, since all my kambrook bottles have broken and cannot be replaced by any other means.
Hi, I’ve been trying to find a cheap alternative to the infamous nutribullet for a few weeks now, I narrowed it down to the George Foreman mix and go and the blitz 2 go and today I bought the blitz after looking into both and reading more good things about the blitz and finally here reading so many good comments I couldn’t ignore. So thank you everyone! I’m so looking forward to the extra goodness, I wanted something that could blend smooth anything I throw at it including nuts and things like linseeds. I’ve been stocking up on things like linseeds, green and red powders, camu, maca and baobab to help get me healthy. I am new here and don’t have a home to do over but I’m wondering where can I find all the recipes and ideas to throw at the blitz? Thanks and I hope everyone’s blitz is still going strong. 😉
Oh fantastic! Nice to see people still finding this helpful! You can search our site for recicpes for Blitz2Go or have a look here https://www.facebook.com/Kambrook/app_197288230432078
@pat great stuff!
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