Blender Optimization


By: Nikki Nies vmgroup3-e1365207715890

When you’re in a rut in your weekly meal planning, I bet you’re not using your blender to its full potential.  I say this because after much research, I was humbly shown I don’t use my blender for 3/4 of its uses.

For an appliance that I use on the reg., I was surprised to learn it’s only been around since 1992.  It was created by  Stephen Poplawski with the intention of making soda fountain drinks. Yes, the technology has been upgraded through the years, but for such a “young” appliance, it definitely shows it worth compared to other single use appliances.

Suggestions:

  • Gazpacho
  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • Smooth and silky salsa: Depending on your desired consistency, pulse or puree salsa
  • Mousse or Pudding: such as Avocado Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse
  • Ic cream, sorbet or gelato:such as Chocolate Hazelnut Blender Gelato
  • Cocktails: such as Strawberry Sriracha Margarita
  • Baby Food: Puree your own so you know exactly what you’re eating!
  • Grate fresh coconut
  • Breadcrumbs: Use stale bread for dry breadcrumbs and soft bread for soft breadcrumbs
  • Peanut Butter or Nut Butter: such as Toasted Coconut Butter
  • Fluffy Omelettes
  • Homemade Tea: Blend, Strain and then Heat
  • Crushed Ice
  • Ground Coffee Beans: A blender can be a great substitute for other appliances.  No need to fork over more money for a coffee grinder if you’ve got your blender
  • Flour: Grind up your flour in a blender instead of searching for your sifter
  • Sauces
  • Puree Fruit
  • Slushies
  • Grind Peppercorns: In actuality, you can grind a lot of different spices with a blender
  • Broth: After adding all the ingredients you want to blender, blend and then make sure to strain it
  • Salad Dressings or Condiments: such as mayo

Using your blender will remind you how easy it is to whip up your own meals.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt you’ll save a buck or two!

If you’re in the market for a blender, no matter your price range, there’s one out there for you!

Sources:http://calmmindbusybody.com/50-things-you-can-make-with-a-high-powered-blender-saving-time-money-and-your-health/

http://noshon.it/blog/2013/07/ten-creative-ways-to-use-your-blender/

http://voices.yahoo.com/ten-uses-blender-343563.html

http://blenderdude.com/articles/vitamix-models/

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