For health enthusiasts, using a blender isn’t a new thing. To make healthy smoothies, you have to utilize it.
However, a blender is an appliance that can be used for much more than your breakfast smoothies or snack options.
That’s why we have created this list of food items that you can make in your blender.
Flavored Ice Cubes
Ice cubes don’t have to be water only. With the help of your blender, you can make fruit-flavored cubes. For instance, you can make watermelon and lime ice cubes in the summer to make an antioxidant-rich drink. Besides, you can simply add these cubes into your drinking water for flavor.
To make this blender recipe, add the juice of 1 lime with 2 cups of chopped watermelon, and 1 tablespoon of mint leaves in your blender. Blend them until they turn into liquid. Then pour it into your ice cube tray. Freeze and enjoy.
Waffles and Pancakes
Making waffles and pancakes batter in your blender has an advantage. That is you can add fruits and veggies to the batter to add nutrition. Besides, the preparation takes little time, and making the batter takes less than 60 seconds in your blender.
To make a batch of beet filled pink pancakes, put 1 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of plant-based milk of your preference, 1 cup of chopped raw beet, ½ teaspoon baking soda and a pinch of salt in your blender. Blend until smooth, then use this batter to make pancakes.
Sweet Potato Waffles
You’ll have to start by baking a medium sweet potato for this recipe. Then put it in your blender with ½ cup of old-fashioned oats and ½ cup ground flax, 1 cup of milk, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder. Blend it until it comes to a batter-like consistency. After that, use your waffle iron to make waffles.
Among the things to make in a blender, nut milk, and rice milk is our favorites. And this pistachio milk has taken a spot in our list of delicious blender recipes.
Put 1 cup of pistachios(roasted and rinsed), and 4 cups of water in the blender. You can add vanilla extract if you want to. Then blend and sift the liquid through a cheesecloth. And that’s it. Your pistachio milk is ready.
Take ¾ cup of uncooked long-grain white rice and soak in 2 cups of very hot(not boiling) water for 2 hours. The rice will be soft, and you can check by trying to snap one with a fingernail. If it is ready to use to make milk, it will snap without much effort. Then drain the water and put it in the blender.
After that include 4 cups of water(use less if you want to have thicker consistency), a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or a whole date for sweetness. After that blend it for about 1 minute(until the mixture looks well combined). Then sift the milk and refrigerate.
Pureed soups are great blender meals that you can make at home. Besides, you can always throw in many veggies to make soups like creamy broccoli soup or carrot and cauliflower soup.
If you own a blender, making your own marinara sauce is quite easy. Try this following recipe to make a fresh tomato sauce(no-cook).
- Put 2 large and ripe tomatoes(chopped), ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of tomato paste, ¼ cup of basil leaves, 1 peeled clove of garlic, ⅓ cup of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste in your blender. Cover it and blend for around 1 minute. Check the consistency for smoothness.
- In case the sauce is too thick for you, add more olive oil. If needed, feel free to add more salt and pepper.
- After this, you can add this sauce to the freshly cooked pasta.
Edible Cookie Dough
What if we tell you that this particular recipe tastes just like cookie dough, but safe to eat? Moreover, it is full of protein and fiber. And it goes great as a dessert.
Put white beans or chickpeas from a 15 oz can, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, a little bit of salt, ¼ cup of sunflower seed butter, 2 ½ tablespoons of milk, 3 tablespoons of date sugar and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup in your blender. Then blend until smooth.
Fold in some chocolate chips and then refrigerate. Serve it when cold.Now that you know what to make with blender go ahead and give these recipes a try. We hope with these recipes, your blender uses will be increased while saving your time to prepare your meals.