11 Delicious Foods to Make in a Blender

Jul 25, 2014

When it comes to the delicious foods to make in a blender, it’s easy to stuck in a rut. While those healthy smoothies and tasty shakes are incredible, your blender is perfect for a great number of other healthy and delicious dishes. Just a little creativity and a few ingredients, and you will make a great variety of savory meals in a jiff. Here are a few super delicious foods you can try to make in your blender.

1 Vegan ice cream

If you are vegan, you may look for ways to make a non-dairy ice cream alternative. The great news is, you can make your ice cream in your blender. People with dairy allergies and vegans blend up frozen bananas to get a rich and creamy non-diary ice cream. Even if you are not vegan, give it a try. You will like it, I promise!

2 Guacamole

Latin cuisine wouldn’t be complete without guacamole. It’s so easy to make a delicious, creamy guacamole in a blender. Guacamole is an excellent source of healthy fat, so why not add it to your eating plan? Just blend half of the guacamole, and then mix in some fresh chunks of avocado and enjoy!

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3 Salad dressings

Are you still purchasing jarred or bottled salad dressings? Kick this habit! Store bought salad dressings are loaded with preservatives and refined oils, and they are among the most processed foods to consume. Start making your own salad dressings in a blender and you will see and feel the difference. There are so many incredible recipes online that you will never get bored.

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4 Hummus

One of the most popular and delicious foods you can eat these days is definitely hummus. Hummus makes a healthy snack for adults and children, and it’s an easy way to incorporate more veggies into your snack time. Grab your blender and start blending up chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, and a little tahini. You will have a delicious, homemade hummus in a jiff!

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5 Pureed soups

One of the most delicious foods that you can make in your blender is a pureed soup. After a hard day at work all you want to do is to relax and eat some comfort food. I’m sure you don’t want to spend the whole evening cooking something for dinner, but you do want to eat something healthy and nutritious. Use your blender to make pureed vegetable soups; from roasted red pepper and carrot to cream of mushroom, there are plenty of healthy pureed soup recipes to try.

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6 Salsa

Just like salad dressings, store bought jarred and bottled salsas usually contain preservatives, refined oils, and MSG, a well-known hunger-inducing chemical. Start making your own healthy salsa instead. Simply blend up tomatoes, onions, some lime juice, a little cilantro, and some spicy peppers if you like, and ta-da! You’ve just made a much healthier salsa at home!

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7 Tomato sauce

Jarred and canned tomato sauces are high in refined oils and sugar. Avoid consuming the artificial, diabetes-inducing ingredients and try making your own homemade tomato sauce. Blend up some fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic to get a simple yet tasty sauce that you can use in your favorite meals.

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8 Pancakes

You can make your pancakes quicker if you use your blender. Blend up pancake batter with banana, blueberries, oats, or pumpkin, and pour right from your blender into your skillet. Pancakes make a healthy breakfast, if cooked correctly.

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9 Homemade nut butters

Have you ever tried a homemade nut butter? I always make a homemade peanut butter since it’s much healthier and tastier. Most store bought nut butters are packed with sugar, sodium, oils and preservatives. Make your own nut butter instead. With so many easy recipes available online, you will certainly find the nut butter your family will love.

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10 Coconut butter

Coconut butter boasts numerous health benefits, but it can be very expensive. So if you are on a tight budget, consider making your own coconut butter with dried coconut. Many people use coconut butter as a spread for toasts or on sandwiches, while others use it as a moisturizer. Although it may take a bit of blending time, it’s not expensive.

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11 Homemade baby food

If you have a baby, stop buying store-bought baby food. Make your own instead. Making your own baby food is not as difficult as you might think. Sweet potato, green beans, pumpkin, apples, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, peas are all wonderful ingredients for homemade baby food.

While your blender is perfect for making smoothies and shakes, you can also make a great number of other healthy and delicious foods. What’s your favorite food to make in your blender? Share your thoughts and recipes with us, please.