You know that cupboard full of kitchen gadgets that you hardly use? It’s likely a useful blender is in there among the once-if-ever used kitchen implements. Traditionally, blenders make shakes and smoothies, but can do a lot more. Read below to see how many things you can actually do with your blender. Caution: You may even be introduced to some delicacies you’ll find you can’t do without!
A number of grocery items are key ingredients for tasty soups, but you may not think of them in that way not readily sold in a can or box. However, you can blend broccoli, potatoes, cheeses, and other items together and then transfer them into a pot for easy heating. Don’t limit the use of your blender in creating cold concoctions alone!
Homemade sauces with fresh ingredients taste delicious yet it can be difficult to get the consistency right. That’s why using the aid of a blender is a great idea. Depending on the immediate texture of the sauce’s ingredients, set your blender to low, high, or puree.
People debate on whether they prefer crunchy or smooth peanut butter, and most accept what’s available at the grocery store. But, with the best personal blender, you can make your own nut butter, adding salt and other ingredients depending on your preference. If your family eats a lot of peanut butter, you can save money, buying nuts at wholesale prices and creating butter at home. We frequently make our own almond butter.
Whether you’re creating something for a party or an appetizer to supplement tonight’s main course, a blender is great for preparing dips. Are you craving salsa or guacamole, often found at the tables of your local Mexican restaurants? You can duplicate the delectable experience at home by adding the necessary ingredients to your blender.
Are you expecting family and friends for a summertime bash? Why spend money on store-bought cocktails? Grab a few items, such as fruit, limeade, and your favorite liquors, from the store and whip up a number of delicious cocktails in your blender. Adults shouldn’t have all of the fun. Make virgin versions for those attending who are under the drinking age.
Who doesn’t love pudding? Again, you don’t have to rely on the local grocer’s array; make your own pudding, placing chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, and other ingredients into your blender, adjusting the knobs for preferred texture. There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast when you have pudding already prepared.
You invested in a blender, so why not use it to save money on other needs, like condiments. Sure, you could buy ketchup, mayo, mustard, and the like at the store, but with a bit of time, you can produce your own condiment concoctions. If you’re feeling especially entrepreneurial, consider selling the products at local farmer’s markets, etc.
If you’ve ever tried to make breads, you know that it can get messy and be time consuming. However, there is less mess and associated cleanup time when using a blender. Moreover, you’ll be more likely to try new things, like making zucchini bread.
Shakes can do a body good. No, not the kind of shakes you may be thinking about, those served at fast food restaurants. Protein shakes help people maintain body weight and provide added energy to workout and engage in high-intensity exercise activities.
Salad, spinach, and other greens are very healthy, yet such nutritious foods can taste boring without a tasty dressing. Make a dressing in less than 10 minutes with your blender. Look online for dressing suggestions or experiment to create your own recipes.
Many people love ice cream, yet sorbet, a close cousin to the former, does not require an ice cream maker. All you’ll need is your blender, frozen fruit, and some form of sweetener.
People enjoy pizza but don’t like the idea of packing on pounds. If you’re staying away from gluten or searching for an alternative to carb-fused crusts, try creating a pizza crust made out of something else other than bread, such as cauliflower. Steam the cauliflower then blend it to a fine mixture. Add more ingredients before sticking it in the oven for baking. Voila – you have a healthy and tasty pizza crust!
Blenders perform way more functions aside from creating shakes. Furthermore, with a bit of planning and practice, you can save money by making food at home rather than spending more at the grocery store. Use your current blender or invest in a new one to create dips, condiments, pizza crust, desserts, and a lot more.
GUEST BLOGGER: Gunnar Bengtsson has been self employed in the online marketing industry since 2001. He writes about blenders and food processors for the website blenderjudge.com. Gunnar resides in Gothenburg, Sweden with his wife and two daughters.