Vitamix now has an app to help you blend the perfect protein shake or smoothie

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Why eat your food when you can drink it? If pulverizing your protein sounds like an ideal way to get your nutrients, you don’t have to settle for the same smoothie recipes day in and day out — Vitamix has a solution for you.

The company behind the professional-grade blender has now partnered with connected kitchen product developer Perfect Company to introduce the Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App, which is “designed to allow anyone with a Vitamix blender to have an easy, seamless, end-to-end blending experience at home.” And because you’re following one of the app’s recipes, tracking your nutritional intake is a breeze.

Rather than guessing how best to calculate the number of calories in that dressing you just made, the new app lets users choose a recipe, adjust it to your desired serving size or caloric density, then simply start blending away. The newly introduced smart scale promises to detect “even the smallest of ingredients, like a pinch of salt or leaf of spinach to 0.1 grams.” Not only does this mean more accurate measurement, but it also means less cleanup, as you don’t have to worry about dirtying measuring cups or spoons every time you get ready to blend.

Upon launch, the Perfect Blend App will feature more than 500 recipes, including many designed to meet special dietary restrictions, and the company promises that more are on the way. “Perfect Company’s revolutionary IoT platform takes the guesswork out of blending, allowing for easy recipe creation with precise measurement of ingredients, for consistent results,” said Anthony Ciepiel, chief operating officer, Vitamix. “The Vitamix Perfect Blend Smart Scale & Recipe App not only enables Vitamix owners to recreate delicious blended recipes at home with less mess and clean up, but it also empowers them take charge of their health as they track nutrition information.”

The app also features meal planning tools and can send calorie and other nutritional data to other fitness apps, so you can keep all your health information in one place. And should you discover a recipe you’re particularly fond of, the Perfect Blend app makes sharing your greatest hits as easy as the tap of a button.

“Through our consumer research, we know that Vitamix owners are excited to add this useful and intuitive technology to their kitchens making it easier to create even complex recipes,” Ciepiel added. “The app also encourages them to successfully try new things for their family and friends. And it just makes cooking more interesting.”

The Perfect Blend App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store, Google Play store, and Amazon Kindle app store, while the Smart Scale will be made available in Costco this month for $80.

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