Whenever we think of blender-made food, we think of smoothies– they taste great and are a good on-the-go options for breakfasts, but we all need a little variation and easy options for other times of the day as well.
However, what you may not know is that your blender is more capable than you think and can help you in making recipes that are not smoothies but are equally healthy, tasty, and quick.
Here are some awesome recipes you can try with your blender.
Applesauce with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Pancakes
It’s fluffy, soft, and completely sugar and gluten-free unlike your regular pancakes, and it is also packed with 18 grams of protein per serving! Have it for breakfast with or without toppings; it always tastes good.
Rolled Oats- ½ cup
Baking Powder- ½ teaspoon
Cinnamon Powder- ½ teaspoon
Unsweetened Applesauce- ½ cup
Egg- 1, large. If you don’t want the yolk, then use the egg white from two large eggs.
Vanilla Greek Yogurt- ¼ cup
Vanilla Essence- ½ teaspoon
1. Preheat your pan to about 325 degrees F. Then drizzle the pan with cooking spray.
2. Pour all ingredients into a high quality, speedy blender. Blend the mixture until smooth.
3. Pour batter onto the pan. Use a round spoon and spread the batter with the back of the spoon to make it round and thin.
4. Cook it on medium heat, so that it’s base doesn’t burn easily.
5. Flip it once its edges start looking dry and bubbles start popping out on the surface. Cook the other side for a little, and here you get your first pancake!
6. Then coat the skillet with the oil spray over again and repeat the whole process till no batter is left. You can make at least five medium-sized pancakes with this recipe. Don’t forget to spray oil each time you cook a new pancake.
7. Now that your pancakes are ready, serve them hot and enjoy!
Calorie Intake- 312 calories
Cauliflower Rice with Cilantro and Lime
If you are looking for a side dish that tastes great, is flavorful, but yet remains grain-free and low in calories, then you surely need to try this dish. You can very easily make it using your blender.
Cauliflower- 1 medium-size head, rinsed and cleaned
Extra- Virgin Olive Oil- 1 tablespoon
Garlic- 2 cloves
Scallion- 2, diced
Kosher Salt- as per taste
Pepper- as per taste
Limes- 1½, squeezed
Cilantro- 1¼ cup, fresh and chopped.
1. Remove stems from the cauliflower and leave it to dry completely.
2. Chop it roughly into pieces and put half the amount of pieces into the blender and blend them till it forms a couscous-like texture. Take those grains out and blend the rest of the pieces. Make sure not to over blend them to keep the texture right.
3. Take a large sauté pan and heat it over medium heat. Put olive oil into it and sauté the garlic and scallions there until they get soft. This process may take 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Now, raise the heat to medium-high.
5. Add the cauliflower grains with sauteed garlic and scallions, salt, and pepper and cover the pan. Cook them together for 5 to 6 minutes with frequent stirring.
6. Once the cauliflower grains become tender and achieve a bit of crispiness outside, take the pan out from the heat and place the cauliflower rice in a bowl.
7. Toss it with lime juice and chopped cilantro.
8. Serve this cauliflower rice with your chicken or pork dishes.
Calorie Intake- 61 calories.
When you are craving brownies on a lazy day, you are not likely in the mood for taking the time and energy to stir and mix your batter. However, with your blender, you can easily make a batter for some toothsome brownies!
Melted Butter- ¾ cup
Semi-sweetened Chocolate Chips- ⅔ cup
Egg- 3, large
Cocoa Powder- ½ cup
Sugar- 1½ cups
Vanilla Extract- 1 tablespoon
All-Purpose Flour- ⅞ cup
Walnuts or Pecans- 1 cup, chopped (optional for nut lovers)
Semi-Sweetened Chocolate Chips (Extra)- 1 cup (optional for chocolate lovers)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt the chocolate chips into the butter over low heat. Pour this inside the blender. Add eggs, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract, and blend well.
- Add flour and blend again until the flour gets absorbed by the mixture, but make sure not to overdo it.
- Grease your brownie pan, pour the batter inside of it, and bake for thirty minutes.
- To know if your brownie was well baked, insert a wooden toothpick in the middle of your brownie. If it comes out clean, then it has been perfectly done.
- Enjoy it with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Now, if you have time and are planning to make something easy and delicious, frittatas are a great option for you. Cook it using a spring onion to add health and freshness into it and enjoy it with your family.
Milk or Water- ¼ cup
Olive Oil- to grease the pan
Spring Onions- 3-4, thin and chopped into pieces.
Asparagus Tips- ½ cup, chopped
Garlic- 1 clove, minced
Frozen peas- ½ cup, thawed
Mozzarella- ¼ cup, fresh and chopped into pieces.
Feta- ¼ cup, crumbled
Tarragon- ¼ cup, chopped
Salt and Pepper- for taste
Red Pepper Flakes- a few pinches.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Sauté your chopped onions and asparagus in a medium sized, non-stick skillet with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper for a few minutes.
- In a blender, put eggs, water, garlic, salt and pepper together and blend until they combine well together and look slightly foamy.
- Take the sautéed vegetables out of the skillet and wipe it out. Now, grease it with olive oil and pour the egg mixture, half of the vegetables, and half the amount of cheese in it. Put it in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. The frittata will be set by then, yet should remain uncooked.
- Take the rest of the cheese and vegetables and add them into the pan carefully.
- Bake it for 10-15 minutes to let the egg finish cooking. As its edges turn golden brown, consider it ready to eat.
- Garnish it with red pepper flake, ground pepper, and chopped tarragon on the top. Slice and serve once it cools down.
These are super healthy, full of freshness and flavors, and absolutely fat-free! So, stay cool while enjoying these fruity summer sorbets!
Frozen Strawberries 1½ cups
Fresh Bananas 1½ cups Lemon Juice ¼ cup
Maple Syrup ⅓ cup
Fresh Bananas 2
Frozen Pineapple 1½ cups
Lemon Juice ½ cup
Maple Syrup ⅓ cup
Berry Buddy Frozen Wild Blueberries 1½ cups
Fresh Banana 1
Lemon Juice ½ cup
Maple Syrup ½ cup
Frozen Mango 1½ cups
Fresh Banana 1
Lemon Juice ⅓ cup
Maple Syrup ½ cup Cayenne Powder- a few pinches
1. Thaw the frozen fruit a bit to blend easily.
2. Add all the ingredients orderly one by one as listed above in a blender and blend until it’s creamy smooth.
3. Make the sorbets one by one. Thoroughly wash the blender every time you blend a new flavor.
4. Freeze the blended mixtures and serve later in scoops.
Your blender, if it is a quality one, is an amazing cooking tool. Play with these recipes and come up with something new. Make the best use of your blender for hassle-free happy cooking.
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