Your blender is good for so much more than just smoothies!
Everyone should invest in a blender. It’s, of course, necessary for making smoothies, but it can do so much more! Blenders can be used to puree soups, make creamy sauces, and even make homemade sorbet. Once you start exploring the ways in which to use this handy kitchen gadget, you won’t remember how you ever managed without it. Since there are so many recipes that require the help of a blender, it can be overwhelming to find a few to try first. We’ve helped you narrow your search! Here are 20 delicious recipes to make with your new blender. We bet you’ll love them all!
This clean coconut protein shake makes an easy, healthy breakfast or post-workout snack. It’s made with coconut milk, which is a good source of healthy fats, and clean protein powder.
It can be tempting to reach for a sweet treat after a workout. Forgo that muffin and mix yourself a banana split smoothie instead. It’s made with real, whole ingredients, but will satisfy your sweet tooth.
A mango lassi smoothie is a refreshing snack on a hot summer day. It’s also rich in antioxidants, thanks to the mango, cinnamon, and cardamom.
Chia seeds make a great addition to any smoothie. They’re a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
This kale & orange smoothie makes a light, healthy breakfast. You can add honey for some added sweetness, or leave it out and enjoy the tangy orange flavor.
Pop an oatmeal chocolate chip energy bite into your mouth before a tough workout. The nut butter will give you plenty of protein and the oats will give you your carb fix.
These tasty energy bars are naturally sweetened with dates and apricots. Plus, you don’t have to turn on the oven, which is especially nice in the summer.
Coconut water has tons of electrolytes, which makes it hydrating and refreshing. Combine it with beets to add some folate, manganese, and antioxidants to the mix.
Our vitamin boost detox juice is a great pick-me-up when you’re not feeling your best. It has ginger and vitamin C-rich lemon and orange, so it does wonders for your immune system.
10. Spring Pea Soup
This spring pea soup is light and delicious. It’s also super easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
This flavor-packed butternut squash soup will warm you up. It’s packed with fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
Sweet potatoes are a fantastic source of fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C. They’re also delicious, and go beautifully with sweet coconut and savory spices.
If you’re looking to increase your vitamin C intake, look no further than this creamy red pepper & tomato soup. It’s a clean version of the classic canned tomato soup.
14. Avocado Hummus
Avocados are nutrient powerhouses. In addition to heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, they’re rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin K. They also add natural creaminess to a traditional chickpea hummus.
This creamy avocado & spinach dip is a fiber-rich snack. Grab some fresh veggies or homemade pita chips and enjoy.
If you’re vegan or allergic to eggs, you probably miss mayonnaise. Did you know that you could make an egg-free version in your blender? It’s easy and delicious!
One of the best things you can make in a blender is ice cream, especially ice cream with plenty of flavor and no refined sugar.
This skinny watermelon sorbet is made with just two ingredients. It’s the perfect summertime snack.
Make your own clean-eating mint chip popsicles with almond milk and bananas. They’re just as good as store-bought mint chip ice cream, but so much healthier.
Matcha is made from green tea leaves, and has even more nutrients than green tea, since you eat the whole leaf. A matcha latte is a warming, immune-boosting treat.
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