Tried a bunch of different mixers and “smoothie machines” and it really felt like you were eating your drink as they wouldn't blend nuts or stems very well. Just like they say, this really does blend everything into a liquid, and does an excellent job doing so. I pack mine full of fruits, and vegetables, and top with sunflower seeds and goji berries and 20 seconds later all blended into a drink and tastes great! I read some reviews about leaks, which I've never had, but do think it's important to follow the instructions on how to use it properly. Have one everyday for breakfast, and also some afternoons as a refreshing snack. There's lots of recipes online but you soon find your own versions. Also it's much better to use frozen fruit and veg as they last longer. I don't like my drink too frozen or cold, so what I do is fill the container with all the frozen fruit I want, then leave them to thaw for an hour or so before I add the water and other ingredients.