5 Recipes for Your Mason Jar Blender
The Oster® Fresh+Blend'N Go™ Mason Jar Blender is a great option for people who care about eating right and having fun while they do it. Not only is this blender a stylish way to make personal smoothies, it's a full-blown small appliance that can enhance your cooking abilities in the kitchen.
With 250 blending watts, hand-free operation and a satisfaction guarantee, the Oster® Fresh+Blend'N Go™ Mason Jar Blender is a useful appliance in nearly any kitchen. If you have one or you're thinking about getting one, here are just a few of the great recipes you can make in this unique blender.
1. Basil Pesto
Making pesto at home can be so satisfying. Not only can you enjoy your own creation on pasta and toast, but because its taste is so powerful, making a small amount can last weeks. You can use your mason jar blender to whip up a batch or two of pesto with a few simple ingredients.
Just add fresh basil, olive oil, walnuts or pine nuts, parmesan cheese and some salt to your blender jar. Then just turn it on and watch it do the work. You'll be left with a tasty green concoction that all of your friends will be asking to try.
2. Chia Smoothies
Obviously your Oster® Fresh+Blend'N Go™ Mason Jar Blender can blend up tasty fruit smoothies with fruits, juice and yogurt, but you can add other ingredients too. Try including chia seeds in your next breakfast or post-workout smoothie.
This super food can be blended right into a berry or tropical fruit smoothie with ease. Try adding other super foods as well, such as quinoa or kale for more nutrients and different flavors.
This tasty Middle Eastern dish is great as an afternoon snack, an appetizer or something that's not so junky during a party. You can easily make your own hummus with your mason jar blender too.
All you need to do is combine washed chickpeas, olive oil, tahini and spices. Some people use paprika while others just turn to salt and pepper. Lemon juice or garlic can also enhance the flavor. Make this hummus recipe your own and play with the ratios.
Just combine these ingredients with your mason jar blender and enjoy the results with some carrot sticks or pita chips.
"Salsa can be expensive if you're trying to get it fresh, so why not make it?"
4. Salsa Verde
Salsa can be expensive if you're trying to get it fresh, so why not make it? To make salsa verde or any variety of salsa, just gather the ingredients you want and roast them in a pan on your stove top. Blacken the edges of the tomatillos and other ingredients (serrano peppers, jalapenos, onions, garlic etc). Cut these and toss them in your blender jar once they're soft. Add salt, pepper, a little chili powder and cumin and blend it until it's the desired consistency.
5. Lemon Poppy Salad Dressing
If you're trying to eat better, salad may be a big part of your plans. And if you don't love eating salad then finding the right salad dressing may be the key you need to make this a habit. Your mason jar blender lets you make a wide range of salad dressings. One delicous and refreshing recipe is lemon poppy dressing. Here's what you'll need to make it at home:
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- Dash salt
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- Pepper to taste.
Combine these ingredients in your blender jar and blend until you're left with a thin dressing ready to be poured on your salad. Refrigerate the dressing between uses.