Make Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Your Blender

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Keeping your meals healthy has never been easier and quicker than with a blender

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A blender can be used to spice up all three meals.

Unless you are a fabulous cook or have hours to spare, preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner can take a lot of time out of your day. Not to mention, cooking the same meals over and over again gets tedious and costs a lot more money than unhealthier options.

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The best way to incorporate healthy meals into your daily life is by keeping it interesting, delicious, and simple. Using a blender can help you make new breakfast creations, healthy lunchtime salad dressings, and a savory soup for dinner. Blenders not only save time, but also allow you to be creative and combine different ingredients for a satisfying meal.

For breakfast, swap out your oatmeal or breakfast cereal with a healthy smoothie. Smoothies require just three ingredients — liquid, fruit, and protein — to start your day off right. If you want to add greens to your smoothie, a small handful of spinach or kale will blend right in, and the sweetness of the fruit will disguise their taste. Not into making smoothies? Use your blender to make a healthy pancake batter consisting of a banana, eggs, almond milk, and cinnamon. Top with fruit and you’re good to go!

Lunch is where you can be even more creative by adding flavor to your usual salad. For a refreshing and healthy salad dressing, combine cucumbers and your favorite vinaigrette in the blender. If you are looking for something sweet, blend together seasonal fruit, vinegar, and oil to create a tangy dressing.

When it comes time for dinner, you can create an entire meal with your blender. Toss fresh vegetables and broth into a blender and pair with whole-grain bread. A soup in less than 10 minutes! If you are looking for a more elaborate dinner, spice up your chicken, fish, or pasta with a homemade sauce. Create a delicious pesto by combining fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil in your blender. 

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