Interesting non smoothie things to do with Nutribullet type blender

(17 Posts)
Swannykazoo Wed 05-Oct-16 14:03:12

So far - cucumber blended to green froth to add to Gin nTonic - v v good
Thai curry paste - v good
Homemade lemonade - v good
Peaches for bellini. Ok so. - slight waste of prosecco if you ask me
MN recipe with jarred red pepper onion and garlic to make 2 min pasta sauce - v good
What else can I do with my not actually a nutribullet but something similar blender that will be interesting and not a smoothie? Especially not a kale smoothie.

Fridayfun Wed 05-Oct-16 14:12:34

I use mine to make milkshakes and for muffin recipes that don't require flour. Also nut butters and pesto.

Sparklesilverglitter Wed 05-Oct-16 14:15:40

Almond butter?
Hummus?
Soup?
Blend up some fruit and make ice lollies?

CalmYaTits Wed 05-Oct-16 14:22:26

I make veggie burgers with minesmile

Swannykazoo Wed 05-Oct-16 15:06:56

Nut allergic child but hummus and pesto a good idea (especially as we also need dairy free pesto)
I only ever had milkshakes involving Crusha and milk but presumably you meand fruit + milk (or milk substitute)....?

Fridayfun Thu 06-Oct-16 23:58:31

Milkshakes using ice cream, milk and soft fruits.

NeedATrim Fri 07-Oct-16 00:06:57

How do you do the lemonade in the blender then? I regularly make batches of lemonade 'cordial' to add to hot or cold water as and when needed, I hand juice like 16 to 20 large fat lemons at a time! I have awesomely strong hands and wrists grin

NeedATrim Fri 07-Oct-16 00:08:48

Oh, and I make coffee milkshakes with the blender. Coffee, ice cream, condensed milk, milk... Sooo bloody good but of course I limit myself to once in a blue moon.

VimFuego101 Fri 07-Oct-16 00:25:24

Peanut butter, blending soup, milkshakes.

Swannykazoo Fri 07-Oct-16 08:39:14

BBC gooodfood recipe. 4 whole lemons chopped into bits, about 100g caster sugar and splash of water. Whizz into froth. Then push it through sieve with a spoon over a jug to save the juice and chuck the peel mush. They suggest topping up with still or soda water but topped up with tonic water is amazing, I've been meaning to try a grapefruit version too

NeedATrim Fri 07-Oct-16 10:58:44

Oh that's a good idea. Why I didn't think to do that, that's really good. I'm guessing the peel is cut off first.. I'm off to the website to find out for myself.

Queenbean Fri 07-Oct-16 11:03:31

When I got mine I blended chicken breast with a bit of chicken stock and some Thai flavours (ginger etc). Then tried it

The result was like really fine ground meat - sort of the same consistency as scrambled egg. Delicious over a salad but kind of weird.

plimsolls Fri 07-Oct-16 11:06:20

I must start using mine. These are excellent ideas. I've only used mine for smoothies and hummus and then I got bored of it.

Swannykazoo Fri 07-Oct-16 13:03:18

Needatrim - no don't cut the peel off. Just chop the whole lemons into chunks and blitz. The peel doesn't go through the sieve but lets the essetial oils in.

NeedATrim Fri 07-Oct-16 13:36:24

Oooo-oooh! I'm going to give it a go. I bought in lemons for a new batch of lemonade already. This is perfect timing.

I'm also going to have a go at peanut butter. And if a success then I will use that to make P. B biscuits. Mmmmm.

FlipWreck Sun 09-Oct-16 22:55:42

Pancakes - quickest and least messy way to make batter ever, also easy to store left over batter in the fridge. Pan on, two eggs and milk into the jar, pinch of salt then flour, whizz, it's done by the time the pan is hot. A ladle fits in perfectly to scoop out a pancake sized portion.

Swannykazoo Mon 10-Oct-16 10:54:40

Hurray! Another thing to try. Strawberry milkshake went down very well

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