5 Ways to Use a Portable Blender
What is a portable blender and how can you use it?
We live busy, dynamic lives and we often experience the feeling that we need more hours in a day to be able to do everything that we want to accomplish. Luckily there are gadgets that manage to save us a bit of time so that we can focus our energy on the things that matter the most.
A small portable blender is one of these useful inventions that can make our lives a bit easier, allowing us to create and maintain healthy eating habits without a lot of effort.
In the middle of everyday chaos, having a portable blender to prepare healthy snacks and meal replacements on the go can really make a difference when it comes to your diet. Using a portable blender every time you need a nourishing snack is easy, convenient and fun, allowing you to make better nutritional choices for your health and wellbeing.
Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, a portable blender is easy to carry everywhere in a bag or backpack. There are so many ways in which a portable blender can be used, both on the go and at home. In fact, portable blenders are great kitchen appliances as well and can be used for a variety of kitchen tasks, successfully replacing bulky traditional blenders. Portable blenders are usually powered by rechargeable batteries and are charged via USB, similar to a phone. Blendaco has a lasting battery, you can blend up to 20 times with one single charge.
Portable blenders are very versatile devices able to make everything from smoothies to coffee, soup and baby food. Let’s discuss some of the most common 5 ways to use a portable blender:
1. Portable blender for smoothies and shakes
This is probably the main use of a portable blender. A mini blender gives you the possibility to quickly prepare healthy smoothies and protein shakes at work, at the gym, at picnics or while travelling.
Portable blenders for smoothies like Blendaco are powerful and they’re able to blend to perfection fruits, nuts, vegetables and ice into creamy delicious smoothies packed with vitamins and minerals. Portable blenders for smoothies are a cool gadget if you want to add more fruits and veggies to your diet, especially the ones considered superfoods that can positively impact your health.
There are so many tasty smoothie recipes to choose from. You can create your own combos or you can be inspired by some of the recipes we tried and recommend. Check them out!
If you’re a fitness enthusiast and you exercise regularly at the gym or at home, you can use a portable blender for your post-workout protein shakes to help your body better recover after a workout.
2. Portable blender for bulletproof coffee
Bulletproof coffee, also known as butter coffee, boosted coffee or keto coffee, is the latest trend when it comes to coffee drinking due to its energizing properties. It can be a good choice if you want to spice up your regular coffee routine. A lot of people swear by its benefits, so it’s definitely something you can give a try if you haven’t already.
The energizing bulletproof coffee is made with quality fats and is intended to be a breakfast replacement for people who crave an energy boost in the morning that will last throughout the day.
You only need 3 things to prepare bulletproof coffee: coffee, healthy fat and a blender. To savour this energy-boosting beverage you need to blend together freshly brewed coffee with grass-fed butter or ghee, in a ratio of 1 tablespoon fat to about 12 oz of coffee.
This is the classic recipe but there are some vegan options as well. Instead of grass-fed butter or ghee, you could use coconut oil, cacao butter or MCT oil. Pro tip: to enhance the flavour of your bulletproof coffee, add a bit of cinnamon, vanilla extract or cocoa powder.
With a portable blender, you can quickly prepare bulletproof coffee in the mornings, at home or at work. Blendaco is a self-cleaning portable blender so you won’t lose time cleaning up everything.
3. Portable blender for cream soup
Nothing compares to the feeling of a hot creamy soup on a cold autumn day. On any given day actually, cream soups are a wholesome meal that’s super easy to prepare.
Every time you’re in a hurry and you want to cook something for yourself or to quickly get dinner on the table for your family, a cream soup can be the perfect solution. You just need to boil the vegetables and then blend them together with the broth into a perfect creamy homemade soup.
You can use a traditional kitchen blender or a portable blender to prepare the cream soup. With a portable blender, you might need to make two blends if you plan on more than two servings. On the plus side, using a portable blender to make cream soup will mean fewer dishes for you to clean.
A portable blender like Blendaco will clean itself, you just need to fill it with water, add a drop of dishwasher soap and press the power button.
Portable blenders are especially cool to take with you on trips, hikes or when you’re on a campervan holiday. Because of their portability and compact design, they perfectly fit the ‘van life’ requirements. Meals will be a bit easier to prepare when you have time-saving options available such as cream soups.
4. Portable blender for salad dressings
Eating salads for weight loss is a common cliché but it’s actually true. Salad greens such as lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, arugula, kale, iceberg lettuce and many other vividly hued greens are rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and folate. The green pigment found in green leafy vegetables is called chlorophyll and is beneficial for detox and weight loss.
Besides being super healthy, salads can be super tasty if they are paired with a good salad dressing. Store-bought salad dressings are full of fat and calories, so it’s always a better idea to prepare your own.
You can use a portable blender to prepare fresh homemade salad dressings at home, at work or when you’re on a picnic. Instead of buying salad dressings you can experiment and create your own mixes with a portable blender. Tip: one of the most simple and delicious salad dressings is made with lemon, parsley, garlic, mustard, apple cider vinegar and olive oil.
5. Portable blender for baby food purees
There’s a huge interest right now in homemade baby food purees. If you are keen on starting your baby on homemade purees you should first check with your pediatrician to make sure that your baby is developmentally ready for solid foods. Usually, a baby can start on solids at 4-6 months of age but there are babies for whom the threshold is at 7-8 months of age.
There are numerous recipes for wholesome baby purees you can try. You will need a blender to prepare baby purees and a portable blender will do the trick perfectly because you can carry it anywhere with you - in the park, at the beach or while you’re visiting family or friends.
If you have decided to start your baby on homemade purees it’s best to start with a single vegetable or fruit and then gradually start to mix different fruits and veggies together for more wholesome combinations. Carrots or apple purees are great first time choices for homemade baby food purees. Gradually you can add protein such as egg yolk, beans and lentils, silken tofu or cooked poultry.
You can use a portable blender anywhere - at work, on travel or at home. It’s a lightweight and compact device that helps you mix, blend, grind, whip food and saves you a lot of time. You can use a portable blender for smoothies and protein shakes, bulletproof coffee, cream soup, salad dressings, baby food purees and so much more.