This is just a quickie photo to show how well the Oster® Fusion blender makes green smoothies. Now granted, I’ve never used a Blendtec® or VitaMix® so I have nothing to compare this to, but for 60 bucks, I’m a happy camper nonetheless.

0003426442155_500x500The Oster is also supposed to handle ice, the standard blender killer. But I’ve been afraid to try it lest I kill my new blender.

This little beast is also supposed to make great chunky things like salsa, hence the name, Fusion. I haven’t had much luck with that yet but I’m still trying.


Click on the above review to enlarge (please pardon the quality, I was in a hurry). On the enlargement, you will see where I circled darker spinach bits that didn’t liquefy. The large dark dots are air bubbles. While it doesn’t liquefy perfectly, this is pretty darned good for a 600 watt blender. And honestly, the dark green bits I circled in the photo aren’t detectable while drinking. This is definitely a smooooothie.

And like I said, I don’t really know if the Blendtec does any better, having never been able to afford one.

Here’s what I used, and just a tip, chop anything that’s more firm like pears into smaller chunks. Pear quarters are too large to fit into the bottom of the carafe along with the banana.

Green Smoothie

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 large pear, peeled
  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 cup cold water

Hit the Frozen Drinks & Shakes pre-programmed cycle twice. You can add more water I suppose but I like my Greenies thick.

So far, I haven’t had to poke and prod much of anything unless I was stupid and tried to put an whole uncut fruit into the carafe. So don’t go putting an arm or leg in ok? It won’t work.