Smoothies, much like many breakfast items, can be enjoyed at any time of the day. However, take the item out of the morning and suddenly things change. The knowledge required to prepare anything in the morning is aided by the fact that it is being done so on autopilot; routine makes things easy with eyes still only half open.
Easier than having to do sequences of actions in their correct order is not having to do them at all. Featuring automatic operation, the Hamilton Beach 56205 Smoothie Smart Blender allows the awake and the not-so-awake alike to enjoy easy, one-touch smoothie blending via a dedicated smoothie button. The mode kicks the smoothie-making into gear by first operating on the pulse cycle to crush the ice. The blender then automatically switches over to the low setting to mix followed by a final spin on the high setting. The unit then automatically switches off and the cycle is complete.
Operating much like a normal blender during non-smoothie times, the countertop appliance is versatile as well as convenient. It comes with a 40-ounce glass blending jar which is dishwasher-safe, along with the blades and lid. A pouring spout is integrated into the lid, making the blender simple to use from start to finish, on autopilot or not.