Especially in today’s culture of fast food and hustle and bustle, blenders are probably not the first thing on the list when outfitting a kitchen. Those noisy counter top blenders of the past have been relegated to the very back of an unused shelf in the pantry or even moved out of the kitchen completely.
Sleek and shining, blenders of the future have arrived and are showing up in kitchens today. These machines are fast, quiet and amazingly versatile. From creating the perfect dessert to making a high-tech protein shake, blenders are becoming more than a kitchen convenience. They are helping to create a healthier lifestyle in a world full of difficult food choices.
From the tiny “baby” blender versions to the ultra-modern Vita Mix; blenders come in a huge variety of styles and offer plenty of options for both utility functions and fun. Easier to use than those giant food mixers, a blender can do almost anything from chopping dry ingredients to making ice cream. These mighty machines of the kitchen come in fun colors and can even match your kitchen decor.
Blending is not the only function that a blender can accomplish. Recipes that call for mixing dry ingredients can be made simply and easily with the help of a blender. Blending your baby’s food from fresh ingredients or creating the perfect breakfast shake can also be accomplished with a standard kitchen blender.
Mixed drinks that contain crushed ice are impossible to make at home without the use of a blender. What is more fun on a hot summer night than some delicious daiquiris filled with fresh fruit and made in your own kitchen?
Blenders make it easy to add more fruit and vegetables to your diet. Replacing one meal each day with a nutritious fruit smoothie is the perfect way to give that diet a push.
Recipes for creamy soups and homemade ground wheat can also be made easily with a good blender. Salad dressings, gravies and yogurt smoothies are also simple to make once you’ve added a blender to your kitchen.
A breakfast shake is a time-saving way to make sure that your family is actually having a breakfast before work or school. Even those late night snacks can be more nutritious when a blender is involved.
Instead of reaching for those potato chips, blend a banana and yogurt smoothie to make a satisfying snack. Regardless of the uses you find for your blender, every kitchen counter should have a little space for this versatile piece of equipment.