The savings in food costs are amazing with a high power blender.The benafits of a 2hp. blender are remarkable to say the least.I started with a 2hp. blender 3 years ago and upgraded last year to a 3+hp. vita prep 3 and use it every day.I even blend before work because it only takes 5-10 minutes from start to clean up.When your ready to feed your body in the best way possible while maximizing your food dollars then look into blending.I still juice 2 times a week but prefer to blend daily and love to blend my fresh sprouts.I have pics. of my sprouts in the Image Gallery in the photos section under grassmans sprouts.Sprouts rule,be wise be green be healthy.