A blender, some call it mans best (kitchen) friend and the blender ideas which go along with your little buddy will have you wishing that you had another outlet plug so you could buy another! The main sex group which I have noticed needs the most help when it comes to kitchen-common sense is single men. The truth is that they just don’t have any of the right tools in the kitchen.
I have never understood this really. I mean, if you are single or in a relationship, you still need to eat and doing without a blender is just a little crazy.
I have known men that didn’t have a can opener or a pot big enough to cook pasta in. Strange, and perhaps a little weird, but if this is your lifestyle then kudos to you, but one thing a man should never do without is, a blender.
It is so good for many things in the kitchen. For example, an easy blender drink is a fresh fruit smoothie. These yummy little drinks are even perfect to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Using a fruit smoothie as a meal replacement drink is an often used tip for weight loss. Another blender idea is that your lady friends will love the mixed drinks you can make in your new blender. All right!
Blenders can be a great way to make easy meals.
I love to use mine to make fast meals that I don’t have to stand around a hot stove to make. I call it fast food at home. I also try to make a little extra so that I have some leftovers I can eat the next day for dinner or take it to work for lunch.
Here are some easy recipes that you can use in your blender.
The Virgin Club Med Breeze
This is a drink that women will love. It is fruity, but not so much that you feel like less of a man by loving to drink it, even for yourself.
A few of these and both you and your partner will have a lovely evening. But you may want to skip the protein powder if you are making it for your woman. If the powder, to you, is a NECESSITY, then go ahead and slip it in- just dont you dare tell her! No woman wants to know you stealthy snuck protein powder into her drink.
350-400 ml strawberry yogurt
1/2 cup skim milk (or 2%)
1 sliced banana
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp grenadine syrup
2 scoops protein powder
Another great recipe for the blender is you want to make a delicious gazpacho!
2 ripe tomatoes cut into big pieces
1/2 cup chopped parsley or coriander
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 avocado, sliced
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup of tomato juice
1 cup of ice-cold water
2 tsp Tabasco or chili sauce
Salt, pepper, and dried herbs to taste
Throw everything in the blender and watch it go. This delicious soup tastes absolutely amazing! I usually add just a little more hot sauce to mine but thats just the way I like it I like it hot. I might also add some crushed red pepper flakes after I have blended it. You can serve this soup cold so its great for leftovers too, no need for a microwave.
A simple pesto is a great way to use the blender. Since everyone has a way to make it they like, I suggest that you simply search the net a bit for a good recipe. But keep in mind; I would try to avoid the oil. Some people put a lot of oil in theirs which might not be too tasty in the blender. Also, if you use pine nuts, I would suggest that you use ones that are dry roasted. Make sure you don’t get the ones that are deep fried.
The Heavenly Breeze
So after you have enjoyed your fruity drink, followed by the amazing Gazpacho soup with pesto, it is time for an easy dessert. This one takes your regular carton of ice cream and takes it to the next smoothie level!
Two cups ice cream
Two handfuls of strawberries
Half of a banana
Chocolate syrup (to taste)
In the last pulse of the blender, put in some walnuts. Get them chopped up, but not too fine. You want to make sure that you can feel the walnuts in your mouth to give this cool dessert some texture. You can serve this in a bowl or on top of a piece of low fat cake.
I love eating this with low fat chocolate cake… its the best! I bake a cake and don’t put any frosting on it. I make it in a square pan and I put the ice cream on the cake like it was frosting. Garnish with a few whole walnuts.
You and your guests will love this.
With all of the wonders of the blender, Im sure that you too are wondering why you hadnt discovered it all before! Well now that you know, its up to you! So get up, get moving, and start blending! Youve got the blender ideas your guest are waiting.