Smoothies + Immersion Blenders
We like to make smoothies, but a while back my blender broke. So we took a smoothie sabbatical, and I figured I would eventually replace my blender.
Well, winter came and I ordered an immersion blender for soups. I discovered it totally works for sooothies. I've been using it for over a year, it's still going strong, and I feel no need to replace my big blender with all the cumbersome parts.
The Cuisinart immersion blender is super simple (3 small parts). They go in the dishwasher and I much prefer storing it to a big blender.
Did I mention it only cost $35 and comes in all kinds of fabulous colors?! It so much less expensive than all the fanciful blenders and juicers out there while still getting the job done.
The disadvantages are I usually have to make 2 batches of smoothies for our whole family, and if you overfill the mixing container it splashes over the sides. So don't overfill.
These smoothies are made of frozen strawberries, bananas, and milk.
My kids are freaks for smoothies.
If you want/need a new blender and don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the way to go! Also, these would be perfect if you don't have much kitchen storage.