After buying a quality blender, you want to make sure you get the most out of it. Don’t just let it collect dust on the countertop or, worse, lie forgotten in a cabinet. You don’t have to be a master chef to make amazing mixtures with this appliance, and there are several simple and quick ways to incorporate the blender into your daily kitchen routine.
- Grind your own coffee beans for the freshest taste. It’s cheaper than buying them pre-ground at the store, too.
- Start off the day with a burst of energy by mixing a fruit smoothie for breakfast. Fresh bananas and strawberries blended with yogurt and orange juice make a delicious and healthy treat.
- There are a variety of soups you can whip up easily, including soups that can be served cold, like Gazpacho. Whether you like creamy or thick soup, a blender makes mixing the ingredients together simple and keeps all the juices and flavors intact.
- Dress up salads and sandwiches with homemade mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, vegetable spreads, and salad dressings.
- Blenders are also good at grinding spices and maintaining their full flavor. Try processing whole garlic, peppercorn, and mustard seeds for an extra kick in your sauces or dressings.
- There are numerous online recipes for simple pies and mousses that can be quickly pureed in the blender and then chilled for dessert.
- Of course, everyone enjoys a mixed drink or a milkshake as an after-dinner treat. Whether it’s a fruit juice mix for the kids or margaritas for the grown-ups, the blender makes short work of ice.
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