The Blender – a Kitchen-must for the Health Conscious

 

In this age of thick steaks, greasy burgers, and salty fries, it’s so easy to give in to temptation. Fast food is called that because it’s a quick fix for those hunger pangs while you’re on the go. But when you start feeling signs of constipation, bloating or a plethora of other sickly symptoms, you know that you’ve had one too many sloppy Joes, and it’s time begin the journey to eating healthy

Going on a healthy diet doesn’t necessarily mean being like a goat and munching on raw green leaves the whole day. It may surprise you to know that there are a lot of healthy concoctions you can make using this trusted kitchen appliance- the blender.

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Using a blender, you can easily whip up green smoothies. If you know which vegetables and fruits to combine, you’ll end up gulping down a drink which doesn’t taste leafy at all. Get a handful of green leafy veggies (kale, spinach, etc.), add a banana and then any fruit your palate desires (mango, papaya, etc.). To make it taste even better, you can add a cup of coconut water as you blend them all in.

How about making your own yummy almond milk? It’s so simple you’d whack yourself in the head for not knowing about this before. First, get a cup of almonds, and soak them in water overnight. Then, drain and blend the soaked almonds in your blender with 2 cups of water. After blending, strain the mushy almonds, and you’re left with all the white, milky goodness of homemade almond milk.

Something the entire family will enjoy is peanut butter. Make it yourself by tossing shelled peanuts and a bit of vegetable oil into your blender. You can then add some salt or some honey or brown sugar to sweeten your peanut butter.

So if your kitchen blender has been sitting in the darkest recesses of your cupboard for the longest time take it out to see some daylight and use it. This nifty kitchen tool can open up your eyes to a whole new world of healthy eating.

 

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