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When you think about blenders, chances are the usual suspects come to mind — smoothies, soups and the occasional cocktail if you’re feeling fancy. Whilst blenders are of course, amazing at preparing said recipes, they are also incredible tools that can do so much more than smoothies and soups. In fact, equipped with a high-quality blender, you’ll be able to make more recipes and dishes than you could have ever imagined a blender was capable of. In today’s article, we look at 7 delicious ways to use your blender, so read on to find out more!
Healthy Homemade Ice Cream and Smoothie Bowls
Have you ever gawked at beautiful smoothie bowls on Instagram or Facebook? Well, guess what…you are entirely capable of creating stunning smoothie bowls and ice creams of your own with your trusty high-quality blender. In fact, all it takes is throwing some frozen Bananas, Berries and other fruit into your blender to create delicious, sugar-free, healthy homemade ice cream. You could even add ingredients such as Raw Cacao, Maca Powder and Green Tea Powder to create various flavours. Top your homemade Ice Cream in a bowl and decorate it with toppings such as Shredded Coconut, Activated Buckwheat, Fresh Fruit and anything else your dear heart desires. Hey, presto – Insta-worthy Smoothie Bowls!
The Fluffiest Eggs in The Entire World!
If you’ve got a minute or two to spare in the morning, we highly recommend giving your eggs a whirl in the blender for the fluffiest, most delightful scrambled eggs and omelettes in the world! All you have to do is crack a couple of eggs into your blender, attach the lid and then puree your eggs on low speed until they are totally uniform. The resulting egg mixture is one that will cook more evenly, have a smoother mouthfeel and of course, end up a lot fluffier than usual due to added aeration. Yummy-licious.
Affordable Homemade Nut Butter
It’s no secret that nut butter costs a fortune. A tiny jar can often have you forking out up to $20, which is why we always recommend making your own if you happen to have a quality blender. All you have to do is roast your nuts, cool them down and throw them into the blender jug. Turn the blender on and within a few minutes you’ll have fresh, homemade nut butter with zero additives, added oils, or nasties in it. (Tip: it will almost seem like your nuts are never going to turn into a silky smooth butter, but persevere, keep blending and we promise that your nuts will eventually release their natural oils and turn into some quality nut butter that rivals any overpriced, organic fare at the supermarket).
Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts
Are you gluten intolerant? Perhaps you’re just looking for ways to cut down on your gluten intake. Well, whatever the case, your trusty blender is here to save the day. Prepare a delicious, Gluten and Grain-free Cauliflower Pizza Crust by simply steaming your cauliflower and then blending it up to a fine texture. Add a handful of cheese to the cauliflower batter along with any other ingredients you like and then bake in the oven until light and crisp. The results are surprisingly delicious and a much healthier alternative to your standard bread-based pizza dough!
Yup, you’ve entered the weird section of the internet. In all seriousness though, a blender is the perfect tool to help you break down your composting scraps. Food waste that is broken down by a blender into tiny particles is also food waste that turns into nutrient-rich soil faster. Blending actually kickstarts the decomposition process (yes, gross, but perfectly natural) and allows the moisture in your produce to immediately begin leaching vital nutrients into the soil. Waste not, want not!
The Unbreakable Hollandaise Sauce
Ask even the most experienced of chefs and they’ll tell you how much of a struggle making the perfect Hollandaise is. Hollandaise sauce is notorious for breaking, curdling and just generally ends up a huge, greasy mess when done wrong. Well, thanks to your blender, you can look forward to unbreakable hollandaise sauce, each and every time. Have a look at this recipe for Blender Hollandaise and say hello to Homemade Eggs Benedict every Sunday brunch!
Quicker Quick Breads
If you’re a lover of all things quick bread (muffins, banana bread and so on), then the blender is just the perfect kitchen tool for you. Blenders are fantastic at making batters for muffins and loaves, with the added benefit of not having to wash multiple bowls. Simply chuck your ingredients in, pulse or blend on low speed and pour into your prepared baking tins. In 20 minutes, you’ll have moist, fluffy and delicious muffins ready to be devoured!
And there you have it – 7 amazing ways to use the blender that don’t involve a single smoothie, soup or sauce in sight! Take your home cooking to the next level with the help of your trusty blender…in no time you’ll be wondering how you ever did anything at all without it!