Use Your Blender for Something Other Than Smoothies
I stumbled across something the other day. I was looking for new smoothies to try with my mini blender. You know me, I love to stay healthy. And a good fruit or vegetable smoothie is a tasty way to do it.
But what I found… left me speechless. Really. I guess my entire life I've spent looking at blenders as appliances that make drinks. And only drinks. Until I found this list. And then like a light bulb going off over my head it hit me. All of a sudden I started remembering folks making all sorts of different stuff in their blenders. One guy used his to make salsa. And I remember my mom's friend making her scrambled egg mix for omelets in a blender.
I can't believe I forgot all this. Now, it's like I have a hundred new uses for my blender.
Just check out all the things I found you can make with the push of a button.
1. Nut butters
Very easy to make. Throw salt & nuts into a blender and turn it on. Done. It's cheap, easy, and allows you to control the sodium levels too.
2. Coconut butter
Use unsweetened coconut flakes. Turn the blender on and watch flakes turn into creamy butter. This one is pretty cool.
Use egg yolks, vinegar, mustard, salt, & olive oil. And boom, you have yourself homemade mayo that's ready for spreading.
4. Almond milk
Throw almonds, maple syrup, water, and a pinch of salt into a blender, blend it up, then strain it. Are you sensing a trend here? See that's what I mean. These are so easy.
5. Herb-infused oils
Just like at the Italian restaurant. This one is easy too. Start by blanching some basil. Then toss it with olive oil & blend them together in your blender.
6. Almond flour
Why is this so expensive at the store? Just blend almonds in your blender. Done.
All you need is 10 minutes. Some chickpeas, garlic, and some simple seasonings.
8. Hollandaise sauce
This one may have the most steps… but it's still simple.
- Put egg yolks in your blender.
- Add in the salt, lemon juice and hot sauce. Blend until smooth.
- Melt the butter in the microwave until very hot.
- Then very slowly pour the very hot butter into the eggs while blending.
9. Banana Ice Cream
You can make chocolate ice cream using bananas. It's just 3 things: frozen bananas, cocoa powder, and some nut butter.
10. Muffin & Pancake Batter
Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend up & then use the blender to pour the batter. Best part? Little to no clean-up.
Whew. I feel like that's just the tip of the iceberg too. Well, hopefully, you're not starving now. But if you are hungry, I suggest researching these recipes or finding more. And creating a healthy meal that's only a button push away.