Lifestyle & Food

Blender Recipes

I finally caved and got my hands on a Ninja blender! Originally, Eddie was making protein shakes and wanted to blend some fruit into them before we found out our old blender doesn’t work. Here was my chance!

Banana Oatmeal Muffins (with nonfat greek yogurt)

I always wanted a blender that was powerful enough to make batters and salsas and actually blended them instead of me just shaking the entire blender around while it was on.

I decided to make these Banana Oatmeal Muffins. You can find the recipe over at WellPlated here. Once all the ingredients are blended to a battery consistency (literally only took a couple mins MAX), then you can add some chocolate chips and hand mix. I used organic dark chocolate.

Once I filled the pan (it made enough batter for an entire pan with 16 holes), I topped them with a little organic turbinado sugar for some more sweetness.

Then, I simply popped them in the oven for a good 12-15 minutes. They came out semi-bitter but in a way a healthy palate would have expected them to be. The chocolate chips really made eating them a lot more fun, of course!

You can find the recipe here.
My next attempt at another blender recipe, a couple days later, were these Apple Cinnamon Nonfat Greek Yogurt pancakes. These were a delicious challenge. You can read the recipe over at Kim’s Cravings here.

Hands down, the hardest part was actually cooking them. They had an applesauce center which made for flipping a nuisance. I think next time I’ll ease up on the amount of applesauce and possibly add extra oats and a little almond milk.

While the pancakes slowly cooked, I did my favorite… bacon in the oven! Soooo great at the grease just falling off below so that you aren’t getting any of that bad stuff (I mean, it’s already pretty bad, huh! Ha!). When you do this, it makes them less crispy than if you had cooked them in the grease. The recipe calls for 12-15 minutes but I went all the way up to 20 just in case.

Once everything was close to being ready, I whipped up 2 eggs with 3 egg whites plus some Mexican blend cheese on top.

The pancake results weren’t the prettiest but man, they were actually REALLY GOOD! As I said earlier, I think I wanna play around with less applesauce and work on making it a thicker batter.

Until next time!


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