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Blender Recipes to Blend Your Way to Better Health

The recipes in this blog post were created by The Kitchen Vixen, our guest recipe blogger. This week she shares four recipes that you can make with the help of your blender. Try them out to save on the time you spend cooking each week!

Whether you are a cooking novice or a pro, you will have to agree that the three most essential tools for your kitchen arsenal are: a good sharp chef's knife, a heat resistant spatula and a blender. No matter which type you choose, from one speed to multiple settings, your blender can take you through your day and allow you to prepare delicious and nutritious meals with just the flip of a switch.

Imagine you wake up with just 30 minutes to get ready for work and head out the door for an eight hour work day. You cannot even conceive how you will nourish your body with anything that you can simply grab and go. Enter the blender and a refrigerator full of produce.

Energy to Go Recipe

Your chef's knife is also an essential tool when you need to mince garlic for dressings or marinades or to chop vegetables for steaming or to make nutritious soups. It's next to impossible to eat healthy without the use of a good sharp chef's knife, and the skills needed to use it effectively. You can choose either a “pointed” French chef's knife, or the recently popular Japanese style “santoku” knife which has a rounded tip. Most professionals prefer the eight inch version of either one. Choose a knife with a good weight. You have to feel it to know if it's right for you. I love my Viking brand eight-inch chef's knife.

The heat resistant spatula can be used for scraping out every last drop of your morning shake, or for hot items like saut