Feed Your Passion With A Blendtec
As someone who just loves gadgets of all kinds, I was thrilled to get my hands on one of the latest must-have gadgets that has made its way to the UK from the States – a Blendtec. And now I have one, I don’t know how I lived without it!
Some of you may be familiar with the “Will It Blend” videos on YouTube, where Blendtec’s Founder Tom tries to blend any and all kinds of things in a Blendtec from iPhones, tablets, remote controls, pool cues and more to answer the burning question “will it blend”, often with hilarious results. Tom comes across as being madder than Doc Emmett Brown in the Back To The Future films, complete with white lab coat and white hair, but his videos are addictive to watch.
Blendtec’s are the Rolls Royce of Blenders, and can replace several kitchen gadgets that you might have including food processors. You can make anything and everything in a Blendtec, from soups to smoothies, whole fruit juices to batter mixes, cakes to cocktails and much more.
There are various different models of Blendtec’s available, but the main ones that are available in the UK are as follows:
I have the Designer 725, as I figured that if I was going to buy a gadget for my kitchen that would be in continual use and would last for up to 8 years as per the warranty on Blendtec’s website, I would get the best model I could. I was not disappointed, I have used it to make everything from pancake batter, cakes, nut butters (I particularly love almond butter), cocktails (my Blendtec makes a mean Mojito!), smoothies with various different ingredients and carrot juice.
What I love most about my Blendtec is that whole fruit juices and smoothies come out so incredibly smooth. I’ve had various blenders in the past and none of them match the quality of a Blendtec. I would always get “bits” and sometimes bumpy blends with bits of fruit left behind, but a smoothie comes out as exactly that – a smoothie. No matter what you put in, you are guaranteed to get no bits whatsoever and a perfect blend every time.
One of my favourite recipes to make in my Blendtec is this one for Copycat Nutella. I’m a huge fan of the Italian chocolate hazelnut spread but I have been concerned about recent reports in the press that it contains a huge amount of unsustainable palm oil and that it isn’t at all healthy. This version is dairy-free, guilt free, is delicious and hits the spot for any chocolate lover like me!
Copycat Nutella Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
- Add coconut oil and hazelnuts to your Blendtec using either the FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid (If making this in a Twister jar, decrease the ingredients by half). Blend on a low speed for 15 seconds and then increase to a high speed for 35 seconds (until blended time reads 50 seconds).
- Stir mixture towards the centre of jar, then secure lid.
- Blend on a medium speed for 50 seconds. Stir, secure lid, and repeat this cycle two more times.
- Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar to jar and secure lid. Blend on a medium speed for 50 seconds.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. Bring to room temperature before serving.
I usually eat this with fresh fruit, as a pancake filling or spread onto my favourite bread spread. I am also guilty of getting it out of the fridge and eating it by the spoonful, as it is that delicious and moreish!
I truly believe that a Blendtec is a must-have accessory and gadget for every kitchen – it is to easy to use, so versatile and here is the best part – it is extremely easy to clean! I love my Blendtec so much I will be releasing a “Recipe Of The Week” made with my Blendtec on this blog starting from next weekend, so you can see for yourselves just how easy it is to use a Blendtec, how many delicious recipes you can make with a Blendtec and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits with it. It is the best blender you will ever own.
For more information about Blendtec blenders and to purchase, please visit www.blendtec.uk.