Many homes have a blender, but it is often used for one or two things—making a smoothie or crushing ice. Though these are terrific ways of getting value out of this appliance, blenders can do far more than whip up a protein shake or a cool summer beverage.
Your standard, classic blender can help you prepare hundreds of recipes, both savory and sweet, and it can make your kitchen preparations quicker and more convenient. If the only reason you have a blender is so you can make fruit shakes, you aren’t using it to its fullest potential.
Here are four unexpected ways to use your blender:
Your food processor is a reliable way of turning peanuts into peanut butter. Chop the peanuts roughly by pulsing them in the blender, then add honey and blend. The more time you spend blending the peanuts, the smoother your spread will be!
Another breakfast food you can make with the help of a blender is pancakes. You can combine the ingredients in your processor and save some time whisking all that flour, eggs, water and oil together. This makes prepping in the morning far easier than if you manually combine your pancake ingredients.
Soups like tomato, chili soup, and gazpacho are easy to make at home. You can make the process even more convenient with the help of a blender. Whether you use a personal or commercial blender, all you need to do is adjust the settings according to whether you want to make a rough, chunkier texture or a smoother one.
Herb-based sauces like pesto can also be made in a blender. You can drizzle pesto over pizza, use it as a pasta sauce, or include it in a sandwich. If not pesto, you can go for a go-to like salsa. Other greens like watercress or rocket can also make decent sauces.
Chickpeas are a good source of protein, used as a base for many Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. With your blender, you can make falafel or hummus. It is particularly exciting to experiment with hummus; any fruit juice or veg you add to it changes its flavor and makes it into a completely different dip!
Your blender can even help you whip up a batch of ice cream, which is perfect for the summer months. No need for an ice cream machine; you just need to pulse your ingredients in the blender, get these to a smooth consistency, and pop it in the freezer for a few hours. For those who prefer substantial sweets, blenders can also help with gelatin- or cream-based mousses and puddings.
Blenders can also help you mix your favorite cocktail, and it can be more efficient than using a shaker. If your blender can crush ice, the only limits you have on what you can make are your imagination—and your alcohol tolerance!
You can make your meal preparations faster with a high-quality blender. From breakfast to a nightcap, your food processor offers so many possibilities. With the right recipe and ingredients, you can make your meals yummier and healthier with the touch of a button.
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