4 Breakfasts You Can Make in Your Blender
Take advantage of your performance blender to let making breakfast be just a little easier. You can make some of the most popular or nutritious breakfast foods in your blender in a matter of minutes.
1. Toast with Homemade Nut Butter
Toast is a simple, quick and tasty breakfast option for anyone on the go. But how can you make this classic even better? Try adding your own homemade nut butters. Use your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender to make Agave Almond Butter, Maple Nut Butter, Cocoa Hazelnut Butter, Coconut Macadamia Butter and several variations of peanut butter.
These recipes only take a few minutes to produce a delicious nutrient-rich spread you'll want on your toast, your apple wedges and everything else you can get you hands on. All you'll need are some nuts, kosher salt and oil - look at the recipe for your favorite type for more in-depth directions.
2. Pancakes from Scratch
Skip the pre-made mix and whip up your own pancakes from scratch - it won't take long with your blender's help. Augment your basic pancake batter recipe by incorporating whole grains for extra nutrition, texture and flavor. Use wheat, oats, corn or buckwheat in your blender when you add in your buttermilk, oil, and vanilla or other flavorings. Just blend them until smooth and proceed as normal with your batter. Using whole grains to make your batter lets you truly make it from scratch.
3. A Fruit-filled Smoothie
If you're in a rush or just want to make sure you get all your fruits for the day early on, a smoothie can be a delicious and efficient way to consume a variety of fruits. Try Versa's® Raspberry-Banana Smoothie, Pear & Pineapple Green Smoothie or Mango-Coconut Smoothie. And, feel free to toss in some vegetables for extra vitamins and minerals, like in the Carrot Cooler or Beet-Red Raspberry Smoothie. Smoothies are a quick and easy pick-me-up for first thing in the morning.
4. Almond Milk and Cereal
While you can't whip up dry cereal in your blender, you can make the milk to put on it. Just blend 1 cup of almonds and 3 cups of water together in your 8-cup blender jar for 1 minute on HIGH. Next strain the milk through multiple layers of cheese cloth for a smooth, creamy milk. Let sit and squeeze the cloth to release the extra milk into you container. Cover the container and refrigerate. Now you have almond milk for the next three days, before it expires. Feel free to add the strained milk back into your blender to mix with some honey or kosher salt for extra flavor.