Almost everyone has a blender in their home, and the machine has become synonymous with health food and smoothies. However, even if you aren’t a health nut, having any type of blender can really benefit your life, and knowing some of the secrets of blending can really help out anyone. Whether your restaurant has industrial blending machines, or you just have a normal one, make sure you know these benefits.
First, the main reason people blend is because it is fast. Smoothies and shakes can be whipped up in no time at all with just a few pulses, or a dip can be created without any smashing by hand. If you are a morning person who needs speed, then blending up your breakfast shake the night before can really help you get going.
Next, if you blend a thicker drink with your blender and eat it with a spoon, it fills you faster. It’s almost like eating flavored yogurt, and since most people tend to eat their smoothies slowly and take their time with it, it fills them up and keeps them fuller longer. The thickness is important here, as a smooth blend will ruin the effect, but as long as it is at a thick ice cream like consistency, then you are all good!
Blending can also allow for healthier food to sneak into a mixture. Things like nuts, seeds, and vegetables can be added into a blended mix. They’ll often be pulverized so fine that you won’t taste them, but you’ll still get all the benefits. It might even be a way for the young children in your life to get some healthier food without even knowing it!
The next time you use your blender, feel free to try out some of these tips and see what they can do for you!