You Need a Blender to Stay Healthy

published by LCM Linda on May 29, 2011

A blender helps us stay healthy because we can use it to make a lot of drinks with high nutritional value. Try some recipes and have a healthier diet.

 
(Drink made from a blender, image from Google Search) 

Whenever I have to buy a home appliance as a gift, blender is always the first choice. Do you know why? Blender can help us stay healthy if we make good use of it. This article will tell you why and how.

Raw vegetables and fruits can be blended into drinks that have high nutritional value. People of all ages benefit from the drinks, especially when they need supplement to a certain kind of nutrients, are easy losing appetite in summer, don’t like drinking water, and need replacing soft drinks with something healthier.

Why a blender can help us stay healthy?

Ingredients

Vegetables and fruits are commonly used. They are highly desirable in a healthy diet. With the help of a blender, we can use raw materials to avoid food processing. Less food addictive are always good to health.

Nutrients such as Vitamin C are easy destroyed by heat. When no cooking is required, nutrients can be preserved to the maximum.

Flavors

When one’s favorite vegetables and fruits blends with some other ingredients, the new flavor may extend the enjoyment of your favorites with less boredom.

The more flavors you try, the more likely you will fall in love with some of them. The preference will change one’s diet in a healthier direction.

Different colors

The drinks will take up the color of the blended ingredients. There is no need to rely on food coloring to make the drinks look more appealing. Choose a transparent glass and present the drink with a straw. It will look like a special drink in a restaurant. This can lure kids or even adults forsake unhealthy soft drinks and consume home-made ones that are healthier.

Nutrients

Blender can help make a drink with high nutritional value. People can choose what nutrients to intake by understanding the benefits of different ingredients. The mix and match help people maintain a well-balanced diet easier.

A healthy substitute

People are generally recommended to drink eight glasses of water per day. Though some people may need fewer glasses, drinking water only will be quite boring. Drinks made from a blender will be a better substitute than soft drinks.

Some simple recipes for blending:

All you need is to get the ingredients, clean them, get rid of the peels and pits, cut them into small pieces and blend them together.

Pineapple honey coconut milk

Ingredients: Five slices of pineapple, 250ml coconut milk, some honey.

Honey grape tomato juice

Ingredients: Ten pieces of grape, 1/4 of a tomato, 200ml ice water, some honey and one spoon of lemon juice

Strawberry soy milk

Ingredients: Five pieces of strawberry, 200ml soy milk. (Note: some people like to add banana)

Apple green tea juice

Ingredients: 1/2 of an apple, 100ml ice water, Five grams green tea powder, 500 ml yogurt

Sweet pepper orange juice

Ingredients: 1/4 of a sweet pepper, 1/8 of a lemon, one orange, 1/4 of a tomato, some honey and 250ml ice water.

Papaya banana drink

Ingredients: 1/6 of a papaya, 150ml milk, a banana, 500ml yogurt

Balsam pear celery juice

Ingredients: 1/2 of a balsam pear, two pieces of celery, 1/4 of apple, 1/8 of lemon and some honey. (Note: extract the juice of balsam pear and celery before blending)

Many people add or deduct ingredients to come up with their own recipes. There are many other ingredients you can blend. Feel free to explore and welcome to share your favorite recipe.

When you offer a drink made from a blender to anyone, please make sure that person is not allergic to any of the ingredients used. Make good use of a blender, we can add more flavors and colors to give spice to our life, and eat healthier.

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Other diet related articles you may be interested in reading:

Learn to Eat Healthier From Mcdonald’s Nutritional Information

Health Benefits of Oat
 


35 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by tenraj
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    nice share

  2. # 2 by Jimmy Shilaho
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Interesting. I have a blender which I rarely use, perhaps now is the time.

  3. # 3 by Starpisces
    May 29th, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    very good advice and nice recipes, well done Linda. Time to take out my blender again (which has become a white elephant). However, I’m not used to drink fruit juice with vegetables, especially celery, I don’t mind just fruits only. By the way, once I was blending apples, i cut the apples with knife, but one of the slices too big, and I use my bare hands to break it, and it fly to behind the fridge, and I have to shift the fridge a little in order to retrieve it, nobody believed what I said. I blamed the noise which made my mind messy. I always find using the blender very troublesome as the sound very noisy also, so I ended up kept them aside, your post here reminds me to take it out again. :)

  4. # 4 by Uma Shankari
    May 29th, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    Excellent ideas. A must for anyone who wants to stay healthy. Especially for Indian cooking, we need a blender, what we call a mixie. And we need a pressure cooker too to cook pulses and you can blend this too with veggies as you mention.

  5. # 5 by Eunice Tan
    May 30th, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    I should use my blender more than before. So far I often just keep it.

  6. # 6 by Sourav
    May 30th, 2011 at 5:58 am #

    A very good article.

  7. # 7 by SharifaMcFarlane
    May 30th, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    The honey grape with tomatoes sounds tasty.

  8. # 8 by Cassle Tang
    May 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    I like blended drinks, it just feels smooth and I feel like it’s so easy to be drank. Well, but sometimes I do feel a little bit lazy to peel all those fruits and clean up the mess afterward! LOL :D

  9. # 9 by CA Johnson
    May 30th, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Thanks for sharing these recipes with us. I have a blender too and it is time to take it out and use it. Now that it is getting hot outside it is the perfect time to start using it. It would be easier to get all of my fruits and veggies if I mixed them in the blender.

  10. # 10 by neopisiva
    May 30th, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    Interesting facts about blender and some great simple recipes.
    Well writen.

  11. # 11 by Tulan
    May 30th, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    These drinks sound delicious and healthy too. I will try some of them.

  12. # 12 by lapasan
    May 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    I realize the value of the blender with this article. i would try some of your recipes.

  13. # 13 by Steve Weitzner
    May 30th, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Awesome read.

  14. # 14 by Anuradha Ramkumar
    May 31st, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    Bookmarked this…I’ll use these recipes in my blender.

  15. # 15 by papaleng
    May 31st, 2011 at 2:49 am #

    we always use our blender for carrot juice, tomato juice and even for guyabano juice.

  16. # 16 by multiplenews
    May 31st, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    Hmm blender, never thought about it. nice post buddy.

  17. # 17 by alvinwriter
    June 1st, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    I agree, blending fruits is an easy way to make healthy smoothies.

  18. # 18 by LadyElena
    June 1st, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Every home should have a blender. Thanks for the Recipes.

  19. # 19 by juliachild
    June 2nd, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    good work

  20. # 20 by 1hopefulman
    June 2nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I will definitely be making more healthy drinks in the future. Great article!

  21. # 21 by Shavin
    June 2nd, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    interesting and informative

  22. # 22 by juliachild
    June 5th, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    good share

  23. # 23 by UncleSammy
    June 6th, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Nice Share

  24. # 24 by juliachild
    June 7th, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    nice sharing

  25. # 25 by juliachild
    June 11th, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    ..Good work

  26. # 26 by 1hopefulman
    June 13th, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I made grape juice today with celery and romaine. Amazing!

  27. # 27 by mtrguanlao
    June 15th, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I agree with you! Our blender puts excitement to our healthy refreshments :)

  28. # 28 by juliachild
    June 15th, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    nice work

  29. # 29 by Aileen Tecson
    June 16th, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    yes i agree with that statement :-)

  30. # 30 by juliachild
    June 17th, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    good share..

  31. # 31 by Libra91
    June 24th, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    Nicely done,keep it up!

  32. # 32 by juliachild
    June 28th, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    Interesting article.

  33. # 33 by juliachild
    July 2nd, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    …Good share

  34. # 34 by PartizAnka
    July 17th, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    very good article with great recipes!

  35. # 35 by dodolbete
    March 5th, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I’ve got a friend who’s very addicted to blender too. She learn to live without a blender when her blender was broken, but then told me, she’s gotta buy a new one soon ^,^

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