To start you need a good smoothie maker, in other words, a blender or juicer. There are many blenders and juicers to choose from and prices can sometimes be steep. Ultimately, your choice will come down to personal preference. Juicers juice, obviously, and blenders blend. Both can process raw foods, but in different ways. We chose to go with a blender because a good blender can come close to juicing, yet accomplish so much more from food processing to blending. There are a few notorious blenders out there like the Vitamix, the Ninja, and our favorite, the Blendtec. Each blender varies slightly, but a good quality blender will make all the difference if you plan on consistently using your blender in your meal prep. A healthy lifestyle deserves a tried and tested blender.