If you still think that a blender is only reserved for preparing juices, think again! Sure, your trusty blender can indeed whip up a killer fruit juice to quench your thirst, but what else?
Arguably one of the most under-appreciated kitchen appliances, your portable blender is capable of so much more. From breakfast to dinner (and even dessert!), a high-powered blender can help you produce quick, healthy and delicious foods.
In this article, we explore 6 recipe ideas for every meal of the day you can easily create with your reliable portable blender.
Rise and shine… what’s for breakfast?
Start your day off on a good and tasty note with a slurp-able smoothie jam-packed with healthy ingredients.
When it comes to smoothie combinations, the sky’s the limit. Blitz up an all-time favourite triple berry smoothie, or experiment with new flavour combinations such as peanut butter and banana. Whatever creative mix-ins you choose, smoothies are a fuss-free yet scrumptious treat. The freedom to add whatever you want is just one of the many reasons to make your own smoothies.
2. 3-minute blender banana pancakes
As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For that reason, we present to you another blender breakfast recipe!
On cosy weekends or days when you just have a little more time, this recipe for a simple cooked breakfast is just the one for you.
All you need is a banana, a small knob of butter to grease your pan, an egg, one heaped tablespoon of self-raising flour, and of course, your portable blender.
Preparing this hearty breakfast could not be simpler. Grease your pan with butter and add the remaining ingredients into a blender and blitz away (40 seconds is optimal). Pour your pancake batter into the pan straight from the blender and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Serve with chopped fruit and a splash of maple syrup, and dig in!
When noon rolls around, it’s time for lunch!
Nothing says comfort food more than a warm bowl of soup. What’s more, with the help of a portable blender, soups are one of the easiest lunches to have at home or prepare fresh at work.
Besides the classic tomato soup, you can also try out pumpkin soups for a thick, creamy and hearty lunch. To make a quick and easy pumpkin soup, you will need pumpkin, onion, garlic, stock, and milk. Blend these ingredients together and heat up your blended soup mixture in a pot on low heat when at home, or when in the office, in the microwave.
In need of a mid-day pick-me-up?
4. Blender salsa
Let’s face it, we all get a little peckish after lunch sometimes. And what better way to satisfy these mid-day hunger pangs than some chips and dips? In just 5 minutes, you can put together a restaurant-standard salsa that has an incredible flavour and texture to match.
Toss some tomatoes, garlic, onion, cilantro, green chillies and lime juice into a blender. Then, hit the switch and blend till you achieve your desired consistency (for good measure, we would recommend at least two blender cycles). Say goodbye to spending a ton of time dicing your ingredients because with this blender salsa, your mid-day pick-me-up snack is ready in under 5 minutes.
End the day off with a quick yet hearty meal.
After a long day, the best way to unwind is with a bowl of spaghetti. As a wise person once said, “Don’t be upsetti, have some spaghetti!”
This homemade blender sauce recipe can take your pasta from good to exceptional. Fresh tomatoes give this sauce a rich flavour, while balsamic vinegar adds a snappy acidity.
To make it, simply combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, basil, olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a blender and mix until smooth. Then, heat the sauce mixture on a burner until it’s warm. Alternatively, you could also skip this step and serve it as it is!
You know what they say -- there’s always room for dessert.
The quintessential blender dessert, milkshakes are the perfect sweet treat to end off your meal. As with smoothies, you can go all out creative as your mind conjures indulgent milkshake combinations oozing with flavour.
Load up your portable blender with some ice cream, milk, ice and whatever other ingredients you fancy. Top it all off with some whipped cream (or frothed milk as a healthier alternative) and there you have yourself a thick and decadent beverage.
A portable blender has so much potential. Apart from juices, this versatile appliance can help you make delicious food hassle-free.
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