Nowadays, blenders are more than just for milkshakes. It is considered as the main kitchen tool, used for purees, creamy soups, sauces and the like. Therefore, more and more health buffs and busy moms are switching over to heavy-duty blenders because of how often they are used, and how helpful they can be in food preparation. Regular blenders can make sauces from boiled or roasted ingredients like herbs, tomatoes or bell peppers but will have trouble crushing hard, raw fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots or potatoes. These tasks are where the heavy-duty blenders become useful.
Heavy-duty blenders like the Vitamix 5200 are made with high-quality materials and powerful motors that make it easier for them to crush or chop up even hard vegetables or fruits. I know a lot of people who want to eat healthier but are either too busy or lazy to do all the meticulous preparation required to make a healthy meal.
With that said, your best investment to make is a heavy-duty blender that can significantly lessen the time required to chop up, boil and puree your vegetables as you can just do it in one go. Here are some of the tasks that are easier to do on a heavy-duty blender:
Creamy Soups – You can put slices of squash, carrots, celery, peas and puree them in minutes so you can just heat it and it’s ready to serve. Best for hearty soups, meal preparations, quick dinners, or easy breakfast meals.
Sauces – Making sauces, even the most complicated ones are made easy by heavy-duty blenders. You can make big batches of salsa, queso, chipotle and even pesto sauce in less than 10 minutes, perfect for when you have family or friends coming over and have less preparation time.
Green Juice – No juicer, no problem. With a heavy-duty blender, you can make a big batch of green juice with chunks of apples, cucumber, ginger and greens in seconds. This will greatly reduce prepping time, especially on busy mornings.
Spreads – Craving for Nutella but can’t get it because you’re on a diet? Worry no more, you can make a healthier version of it with your blender. Whole nuts like hazelnuts or almonds are no-hassle tasks when you have a good blender as a weapon.
Dressings – Need to whip up a vinaigrette or creamy garlic and herb salad dressing for your lunch box preparation? You can make them in just a few spins on your blender. Or make a big batch and freeze for future uses.
So, if you’re planning to start a healthy living routine, a high-quality blender is one of the first things you need (other than extreme determination to stick to the diet). It will make your meal preparation and planning easier and faster. It will also inspire you to try some recipes that you find complicated but will be made easier with this heaven-sent kitchen equipment. Go get one and start your journey to healthier eating!