Interesting Recipes You Can Make With a Blender

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Most people think of a blender as a basic kitchen tool for crushing ice, making drinks and emulsifying various foods. Times have changed. Blenders have evolved and come into their own for all sorts of cooking and baking needs. Imagine preparing one of your favorite recipes or concocting a new one with your blender in mind. A good blender is the perfect companion piece for creating new and interesting recipes. 

Here are a few blender recipe ideas that just might guide you down the path to using your blender more and more.

Sauces

Most sauces are usually cooked and slowly stirred over a stovetop and allowed to simmer until the taste is perfect. A blender can make any sauce related tasks a whole lot easier without using heat. How about creating a homemade barbecue sauce recipe that can be made quickly in a high-speed blender. Just dice some fire-roasted tomatoes, add some apple cider vinegar, honey, and molasses along with garlic, onion, salt and pepper blend on high speed. The sauce can be heated right in the blender, or poured into a saucepan and heated on the stove-top for a thicker version. Spread it on chicken, burgers, steak or even pulled pork for a tasty sweet and sour experience.

Smoothies

Smoothies have always been a blender specialty and there are literally hundreds of interesting and unusual smoothie recipe variations to choose from. Smoothies make great meal replacements, after workout pick-me-ups and super immune and anti-inflammatory boosters. You can see and read about all kinds of combinations through https://blenderauthority.com/ where smoothie recipes are a way of life. A featured cucumber inflammation reducer recipe includes a cucumber, a stalk of celery, part of a lime, a half cup of pineapple and coconut water. Blend all the ingredients together on the puree setting for a healthful drink.

Crusts-minus the gluten

Who would have thought that you could make a gluten-free crust in a blender? Well, think about one of the latest trends in gluten-related diets, and you’ll come up with cauliflower. Yes, cauliflower makes quite a substitute for crusts, and the pizza crust is no exception. Simply take a head of cauliflower, steam it first, drain any excess moisture and then place it in your blender. Blend it to a fine texture. Add an egg, half a cup of mozzarella cheese, a fourth cup of Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and some salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the cauliflower dough to a greased cookie sheet and pat it into a crust. Bake it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, or until firm and golden.

Almond milk

It’s hard to imagine whipping up the almond milk in a blender. You’ve seen it in cartons on health food and grocery cold food shelves, but not as much in a blender batch. All the recipe calls for is a cup of almonds and two cups of water. Allow the almonds to soak in the water overnight. The longer they soak the creamier milk. Drain the water and replace it with fresh. Place the almonds and water in the blender and grind them. The remaining liquid from the ground almond meal will be the actual milk. You’ll get a smooth, silky texture and slightly sweet flavor with blender processed almond milk, and you’ll be surprised how good it tastes, and how good it is for you.

Healthy puddings

You remember the pudding cups from grade school that were a lunchtime treat? Well, a more healthy and easy to make version is within sight of your blender. One pudding recipe has some interesting ingredients that you wouldn’t think of putting in pudding, but you’d be surprised what healthful food items can create the right consistency. All you need is about a dozen pitted dates that have been softened in warmish water for about an hour, a ripe avocado, a fourth cup of organic cocoa powder, a cup of complete coconut milk (full fat) and a pinch of kosher salt. Drain the dates after soaking them and then add them and the other ingredients in a blender. Blend the mixture (high speed) until it is smooth and appears and taste pudding-like. Place the completed pudding mixture into small jars or cups and refrigerate them until chilled. Add some organic whipped cream (whipped in your blender) and top off your pudding cups.

 

If you set your mind to it, you can make a wide array of recipes with a blender. Some listed here are interesting and contain healthful ingredients that are flavorful and tasty. Don’t let your blender sit in a kitchen cupboard unused. Pull it out of hiding. You just might create a whole new recipe of your own.

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