23 Blender Recipes For Smoothies And So Much More

Blenders are a common appliance in many kitchens across the country but they’re often not used as much as they should be.

For many, blenders are purely used for smoothies but they can be used for so many more purposes than just your morning drink.

23 Blender Recipes for Smoothies and So Much More

Blenders can quickly whip up soups, dips, desserts, and countless other recipes. They can save time in the kitchen and give you more options for delicious homemade meals.

However, knowing exactly what to use your blender for isn’t always easy.

That’s why we’ve created this list of 23 blender recipes for smoothies and so much more. The recipes are all listed in alphabetical order and will give you all the blender recipes you could want and more.

1. Beet Hummus

For our first recipe, we’ve picked a side dish that can also be a dip or spread. Hummus is very versatile and once you have a good recipe for blender hummus you’ll find several different uses for it.

Unlike most types of hummus, this doesn’t use chickpeas and is instead based around beets. Other ingredients include tahini, garlic, some lemon, and a little sea salt.

2. Berry Smoothie Bowl

Although we’ve picked a variety of recipes for this list, we did still have to include some smoothies!

This berry smoothie bowl is one of our favorites and it’s straightforward to make. All you’ll need are strawberries, raspberries, milk, sugar, and some ice cubes. 

3. Blender Gazpacho

Gazpacho is the perfect soup for hot summer days. It’s a cold tomato soup that is light and refreshing. It’s also very healthy due to the mix of blended vegetables in the recipe.

The gazpacho is made from fresh vine tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onion, and red wine vinegar. You will need to leave it in the fridge to chill for four hours and it can then be served in a bowl or a glass.

4. Blueberry Tofu Smoothie

This smoothie is deliciously healthy and can be a great breakfast on the go as well as a drink. The addition of tofu to the mix gives it more substance and the addition of flax seeds and agave syrup makes it even more nutritious.

The flavor comes from blueberries and the recipe is vegan as it uses almond milk.

5. Bruce’s Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Avocado and chocolate may sound like a strange combination on paper but it works very well, as you’ll find out if you make this recipe. The mousse is very smooth and thick and tastes delicious.

The majority of the creaminess comes from the avocado as the mousse only needs two tablespoons of milk. You can use non-dairy milk, making this suitable for vegetarians.

6. Carrot And Orange Soup

This soup is delicious when served either hot or chilled during the summer. It has a lovely rich orange color that is provided by carrots and orange juice and to these, you need to add shallots and vegetable stock.

You can add salt and pepper for additional flavor.

7. Cherry Ice Cream

Blenders are not usually associated with making ice cream and that’s why we wanted to include this recipe in the list.

You don’t need an ice cream maker with this recipe as you simply blend the whipping cream, icing sugar, and vanilla before adding frozen black cherries.

Once the mixture is smooth, you can then freeze it.

8. Easy Blender Crepes

Crepes are another recipe that isn’t commonly associated with blenders. These French-style crepes are thin versions of the thick pancakes more usually eaten in the US.

Once you’ve made the crepe batter, it’s best to allow it to chill overnight before using it and you can use a filling of your choice.

9. Espresso Martini

If you want to make your own cocktails at home, then a blender is a must.

In the case of this drink, the core ingredients are coffee and vodka but that isn’t all. It also has Tia Maria, beer, and agave syrup, and is topped with shaved chocolate when mixed.

10. Fresh Basil Pesto

Pesto is a very versatile sauce and it’s easy to make at home if you have a blender. If you grow your own basil, then using it to make pesto is one of the best ways to use it.

Pesto is one of those recipes that everybody makes differently so although there is a recipe to follow, feel free to adjust the ingredients as you want to.

11. Frozen Fruit Smoothie

We love this thick and fruity smoothie. The main ingredients are apple juice, Greek yogurt, and whichever frozen fruit you have on hand.

We tried this smoothie with the ingredients included in the recipe, which are cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and mango.

You can make the smoothie with fresh fruit if you wish but if you do, you should add some ice cubes to your blender. 

12. Lemony White Bean Hummus

This is our second recipe for hummus and it’s very different from the first. It’s very creamy and light and we love to use it as a dip and sandwich spread.

The main ingredient is cannellini beans and these are blended with tahini, cumin, lemon, and olive oil. You can also add Aleppo pepper flakes and parsley as a garnish.

13. Mini-German Pancakes

When we call these pancakes mini, we aren’t exaggerating! Once the batter is mixed, the pancakes are made in a mini-muffin pan, ensuring that each pancake is small, fluffy, and crispy on the edges.

You can serve these pancake bites with your favorite pancake toppings.

14. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This is one of the smoothest and creamiest smoothies that you can make in your blender. It’s also packed with protein so it will give you a boost during the day.

You will want to use very ripe bananas that have been frozen to get the best results. The bananas are mixed with peanut butter and milk, and you can add honey and ice cubes if you wish.

15. Pork Tacos With Mango Salsa

Although this recipe is for pork tacos with mango salsa, we’ve included it purely for the mango salsa. It’s delicious and easy to make and once you’ve got the recipe, you can use it for much more than just pork tacos!

All you’ll need to do is follow the first sentence of the instructions to make the mango salsa.

16. Pumpkin Pudding With Cinnamon Yogurt

Pumpkin and cinnamon are the perfect combination for fall and winter.

It’s a thick and filling smoothie made with two different types of milk and Greek yogurt. It’s thickened with a couple of tablespoons of flour and sweetened with honey.

This smoothie is made hot, but will then need to be chilled until drunk. 

17. Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

This salsa is delicious and is so quick to make. It can be served as a dip, taco filling, side, or in a million other different ways. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll want to make it whenever you can!

The spice in the sauce comes from jalapeños and dried green chilies and these are added to tomatoes, white onions, and garlic.

18. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is one of our favorite fall vegetables and it is the perfect flavor for a warming soup. The base of the soup is vegetable broth but when blended, the soup becomes creamy and thick

19. S’Mores Milkshake

S’mores are the highlight of any camping trip and this recipe instructs you on how to make a s’more-flavored smoothie.

Like all good s’mores, it’s made with marshmallows and graham crackers but it also includes milk, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate syrup.

20. Smoothie King Angel Food Smoothie

If you like Smoothie King’s smoothies, then this is the recipe for you. It’s the perfect smoothie for the hot summer days due to the inclusion of frozen strawberries and some ice.

The flavor of the strawberries is balanced out with some bananas and they’re blended with dry milk powder and some water.

21. Spring Watercress Soup

This soup is ideal for spring and can be eaten either hot or chilled, making it ideal for every type of weather.

The base of the recipe is chicken stock but this can be substituted for vegetable stock if you wish to make the soup vegetarian. As well as watercress, the recipe also has frozen peas to make it a beautiful green color.

22. Store Cupboard Lentil Soup

There aren’t many ingredients in this lentil soup but that doesn’t prevent it from being delicious. The core soup is made from onion, bacon, red lentils, and chopped tomatoes.

Once cooked and blended, you can add some croutons to add the finishing touches.

23. Thai Ginger Soup With Cashews

Our last recipe is deliciously zesty and full of healthy vegetables. You’ll need carrot, cabbage, celery, red bell pepper, and zucchini and these are flavored with ginger root and chili pepper to add some spice.

The soup is made smooth and creamy with the addition of blended. cashews.

Final Thoughts

In this article, we listed 23 blender recipes for smoothies and so much more. As well as smoothies, we included soups, hummus, salsa, cocktails, and desserts.

The choice of recipes in this list shows how versatile a blender can be when it comes to making recipes.

We hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

Frequently Asked Questions

Now let’s answer some of the most commonly asked questions about blenders and blender recipes.

What Can You Make In A Blender?

As blenders work to blend together ingredients and turn them into liquid, you can use blenders for any recipes that involve liquids.

As making healthy smoothies at home has become very popular, many people use their blenders purely for this purpose but there are several other ways they can be used as well.

Soups are a very common recipe that are made in blenders. There is no quicker way to make a smooth and creamy soup from solid ingredients such as vegetables.

Blenders are also great for making cocktails and ensuring that your fruit and alcohol are well mixed together.

Some of the less common uses for blenders that people often overlook are for recipes such as salsas and savory sauces. You even use blenders for mixing waffles and pancake batter!

What Should I Look For In A Blender?

There are several important features to look out for when you purchase a blender. If you’re looking to create soups from chunky vegetables such as potatoes and carrots with a blender, then you will need one that has a powerful motor.

We would recommend looking at blenders that are at least 1200 watts.

It’s also a good idea to choose a blender that has several different speeds you can choose from. This gives you more control over blending your ingredients and ensuring they are fully blended.

Blenders with a pulse option are a must as this will give you a little more power when you need it.

We would also recommend that you get the right-sized blender for your needs. If you’re preparing smoothies for one person, then you only need a small-sized blender.

However, if you’re making soups for a family, you will need a larger blender. You will need to consider how much space you have in your kitchen so don’t go larger than you need.

23 Blender Recipes For Smoothies And So Much More

23 Blender Recipes For Smoothies And So Much More

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Learn to make delicious smoothies and other dishes with this collection of easy blender recipes.

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