Turn your blender into your BFF with these super easy blender recipes!
Blenders are multi-use kitchen tools. They’re meant for blending, but many of us wouldn’t think to use them for whipping, mixing, pureeing or grinding. With these easy blender recipes, you’ll be using your trusty blender to whip up a quick batter, puree fruits and veggies, and grind nuts. Grab your blender and get cooking!
1. No-Bake Fruit Energy Bars
It’s never been easier to make an all-natural at-home snack bar packed with nuts and seeds and sweetened with fruit and juice. Throw all the ingredients in a blender, refrigerate, and shape. Easy as that!
2. Fresh Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin puree is an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient. It can be used in baking, cooking, smoothies, and even lattes. Pumpkin is a healthy, low-carb, nutrient-packed squash that has all kinds of health benefits. Including pumpkin in your diet can help you load up on essential vitamins and minerals. Check out how to add pumpkin to your life with our post on the top 23 pumpkin recipes.
3. Raspberry Peach Sorbet
You can make a refreshing fruit sorbet in a blender. This recipe mixes peaches, raspberries, and pineapple chunks, and enhances the naturally sweet flavor with honey and lime juice. This customizable blender dessert is perfect for hot summer days and BBQ gatherings.
4. Banana Ice Cream
Make rich and creamy ice cream at home using frozen bananas. This recipe is ideal for hand blenders, but can also be made in a tabletop blender such as a NutriBullet or a Ninja. Add your favorite flavors, mix-ins, and toppings and you’ll have a satisfyingly decadent dessert. You can experiment with the recipe to create other flavors, such as this blackberry-banana ice cream.
5. Raw Vegan Cranberry Lemon Cheesecake
While you can’t make the crust in a recipe, the filling for this creamy cheesecake is made entirely in a blender. Light, fluffy, and rich in flavor, this recipe is made with raw ingredients like cashews, fresh cranberries, lemon, and coconut oil. The best part is that it’s not a diet wrecker! With only 3 grams of sugar per slice, this fruity cheesecake is sure to satisfy healthy eaters everywhere.
6. Eggless Mayonnaise
You can make a vegan version of this popular condiment with a blender. While this recipe is still high in fat and should be consumed in moderation, it’s a healthy clean-eating alternative to store-bought mayo packed with additives and preservatives.
The quintessential blender food, smoothies are a great nutritious treat on hot days. Perfectly sweet, cold, and refreshing, smoothies deliver flavor and nutrition. This dessert-inspired skinny banana split protein smoothie is the ideal way to satisfy cravings without breaking your diet.
8. Shea Coconut Oil Body Butter
The last recipe on our list isn’t a food recipe, but it’s a valuable skill to know how to make your own body butter at home. Store-bought brands might seem like a skin solution, but unless you’re reading the ingredient list, you might be slathering yourself with rough preservatives and irritating fragrances. Stick to natural ingredients and hydrate your skin with this homemade shea and coconut body butter.
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