Want to eat healthy but don’t know where to start? Want to get a kitchen appliance with which you can make several different types of dishes? Wondering whether you should get a new pancake maker, waffle maker, or a toaster? This might come as a surprise to everybody but the best kitchen appliance you can introduce into your kitchen is a high-speed blender. “But doesn’t a blender just make smoothies?” I can practically hear you saying this. Let me clear this common misconception right off the bat. Sure, you can make smoothies with a blender. What everyone forgets, is that blenders can be used to make several other types of dishes. Sit tight, and make a note of these tasty recipes which will compel you to purchase a powerful high-speed blender such as the Acekool High-Speed Smoothie Blender right away!
Let’s begin with different dishes you can make!
Let's get right to the point. When you purchase a high-powered blender, such as an Acekool High-Speed Smoothie Blender, almost everyone wants to attempt something fancy, and one of the greatest foods to try, aside from your first smoothie, is homemade ice cream!
- About 2 cups frozen fruit
- About 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Put the frozen fruit of your choice in the blender, add the milk, sugar, and vanilla into the blender. Blend until smooth. It's that easy.
- Make ice cream using cocoa (or cacao) powder, goji berries, plant-based protein powders for taste and fullness, cinnamon, vanilla, or any other flavors you choose. Turn it into a flavor-packed dessert by adding shredded coconut, frozen or dried berries, nuts, seeds, and even non-dairy chocolate chips.
Easy Blender Lemon Curd
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 3 to 4 lemons)
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into 8 pieces, at room temperature
- Place the lemon zest, juice, eggs, sugar, and salt in a high-speed blender. Cover and blend for 5 minutes at the highest speed.
- Reduce the speed to medium, remove the lid plug, and carefully add the butter one cube at a time. Once all the butter is added, blend for 30 seconds more until glossy.
- Remove the lid carefully (steam will be released) and transfer the curd to a glass jar or other heat-proof container to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate to thicken and set overnight.
Pecan Blender Waffles
Pecan blender waffles are perfect for a delicious, nutritious breakfast that will keep you full throughout the day. They're delicious alone or topped with syrup, fresh fruit, butter, or simply plain.
They may also be frozen and preserved, so make enough to last the entire week.
- Serving Size 1 waffle | 7 Servings | 280 Calories
- 1½ cups 1% milk
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- ¼–½ cup pecans (shelled, finely chopped)
- In a Blendtec blender, combine milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Blend until completely mixed. Set aside.
- In a bowl or mixer, combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix together. Pour the mixture from the bowl into the blender.
- Blend until the batter is uniform and thick. Pour batter into a warmed waffle iron, being careful not to allow the batter to overflow.
- Sprinkle pecans over the top of the batter in the waffle iron. Close the waffle iron, and allow the waffles to cook. Repeat with remaining waffle batter.
Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups cubed fresh pineapple
- 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark Mexican beer
- 3 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 jar (16 ounces) mango salsa
- 24 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
- Optional: cubed fresh pineapple, chopped avocado, and queso fresco
- Puree the first 9 ingredients in a blender; stir in beer. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine pork and pineapple mixture. Cook, covered, on low until pork is very tender, 6-8 hours. Stir to break up the pork.
- Stir cilantro into salsa. Using a slotted spoon, serve pork mixture in tortillas; add salsa and toppings as desired.
Some store-bought dressings are delicious, but others are loaded with sugar and high in calories due to the oil or cream in them. Plus, why not save money on groceries by mixing things you already have on hand?
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover, and process until smooth. Store in the refrigerator.
- There you have it folks! Do yourself a favor and get a high-speed blender such as an Acekool High-Speed Smoothie Blender and you can make your friends and neighbors think you are a MasterChef when in reality it's just your trusty blender. Oh boy, reading these recipes has given us quite an appetite! We have to excuse ourselves to make some delicious smoothies in our blenders!