You know how people with high-powered blenders always love their blenders? They talk about much better their fancy blenders are at making smoothies, and soups, and nut-butters. They say that you don’t know what you’re missing and that these blenders are worth every penny. And you know how they say this even after owning one for years?
Well, I was skeptical. Between my high-end Cuisinart food processor, a Magic Bullet, and my cheapo $20 blender, I figured I was covered. I’ve never been a huge fan of green smoothies. So, I figured I didn’t need yet another small appliance taking up space on my countertop for the six times per year I would actually use it (that’s about how often I used my cheapo blender before). Then, Blendtec made an offer I couldn’t refuse…
Blendtec provided me with a Blendtec Designer Series WildSide blender with Twister Jar (yes, being a blogger is rough sometimes!). I was most excited about the Twister Jar. Using my food processor to make nut butters takes at least 10 minutes, sometimes more (almond butter is a good 20 minutes), so I typically don’t bother. I had seen the Twister Jar in action before, so I already knew that it could make nut butters in literally seconds (and up to about a minute).
The very first thing I tried was a smoothie (seriously, how could it be that much better than a green smoothie with an ordinary blender or a Magic Bullet?!). Woah. I wasn’t expecting it to be so, er, smooth. I went on a two-week long green smoothie kick.
One of the other frequent and immediate uses? Green eggs. I’m in the habit of blending raw or frozen spinach into eggs and making either omelets or scrambled eggs for my kids (which we call green eggs). The Blendtec made them so smooth so quickly, that I was able to more than double the amount of spinach in the eggs without my kids noticing.
And ohmigosh pancakes! I make a quadruple batch of my Perfect Paleo Pancakes almost every weekend (and freeze them to reheat during the week). Compared to the at least five minutes in my food processor, my Blendtec made an even smoother batter in 50 seconds. And it’s easier to pour from and easier to clean.
I’ve also made nut butters, sunflower seed flour (using the recipe that Paleo Parents posted here), pumpkin seed flour, almond meal, batters for cakes, hot and cold pureed soups, ice cream (including my olive oil ice cream), and have used it to blend coconut oil and cultured grass-fed ghee into coffee.
I use my Blendtec almost every day, sometimes several times in a day. Many of the tasks I use it for just couldn’t be done with a regular blender (like nut and seed butters and flours), some couldn’t be done by my food processor either (hello smoothies!). And I feel like I’m continuing to find new useful things that my Blendtec can do (too bad it can’t vacuum for me…).
Yes, I’ve become one of those people. One of the people who loves their high-powered blender and thinks that everyone should have one. It really is an amazingly useful kitchen tool. And it really is that much better than ordinary blenders. And one that takes up very little space on my kitchen counter (and space that I don’t begrudge at all). And, yes, it really is worth every penny. If you’ve been on the fence about getting one, I highly recommend a Blendtec (and the Twister Jar! which is the key to nut butters, ice cream, and thick doughs).
So, would you like one?
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 50K Facebook fans than giving away such an awesome kitchen tool!
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Thank you Blendtec!