I drink my favorite green smoothie almost every morning, but what do you do if youre moving or in a season of transition, and you cant access your blender? Learn how to make a smoothie without a blender with just 3 ingredients and this simple tutorial. Blenderless smoothies are totally possible!
Several years ago, Mr. Crumbs and I took advantage of a date night and browsed the aisles at Costco. While holding hands. In complete silence. It was bliss!
At the end of one of the aisles was a blender demonstration. My husband was drawn in immediately. Five minutes later, he was picking out which color blender he wanted (read the full story here).
Weve loved our Blendtec ever since and weve come to rely on smoothies as an easy way to get fruits, vegetables, AND daily probiotics (via kefir or yogurt). Shoot, thats why I wrote a book about smoothies!
But what do you do when you want to make a smoothie and your blender is in storage during a move, or when you dont have a blender? I experienced this during my move across the country, and learned a few tips and tricks for making smoothies without a blender!
Why Make a Blenderless Smoothie
My mantra during seasons of transition is to make do, which essentially requires me to think outside the box while crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
When we moved across the country, I had to put a few of my favorite cooking tasks on hold. Grinding my own wheat for homemade bread is impossible without agrain mill, a blender or afood processor. Making homemade mayo was put on hold since our immersion blender was packed up too, and I even put our beloved smoothies on hold too.
And then I wondered would it be possible to make a smoothie without a blender?
Which brings me to today, where I plan to show you that with the right ingredients, you CAN make a smoothie without a blender!
How to Make a Smoothie Without a Blender
Making a blenderless smoothie is so simple and easy!
You need 2 simple supplies to get started:
Youll also need some specific, yet simple real food ingredients:
To make your smoothie without a blender, follow these two easy steps:
Thats it! It is really that simple.
Variations of a Blenderless Smoothie
Ive done this with raspberries, blackberries and an overripe banana. The berries will still have small pieces because of the seeds, but you can get the banana pretty smooth. It all depends on your texture preference, and how much work youre willing to put into it (and how hungry you are!).
Add the kefir or yogurt to the fruit and stir well. Optionally, you can put a lid on the jar and shake like crazy. Ive done this both ways and both are effective. Although shaking like crazy is a bit more fun.
Pour in the pre-blended smoothie and again, either stir well or put on a lid and shake like crazy. Enjoy your smoothie made without a blender!
Note: Dont get tricked into thinking that you need protein powder in order to get protein in your smoothies! Discover the dangers of commercial protein supplements and learn how to make your own protein bars and protein smoothies using REAL food, and without processed powders in this ebook, High Protein No Powder.
Additional Recipe Notes
Obviously, this method relies on having pre-blended produce. I chose to buy a green smoothie in bulk because:
You could mix/match flavors by choosing various flavored pre-blended smoothies or juices. For example, pre-blended mango would be great with mashed banana and strawberries, and pre-blended carrot would be good with applesauce.
The only catch with buying pre-blended is making sure there isnt anything wacky in the ingredients. Youre likely to run into added sugar, emulsifiers (i.e. soy lecithin), preservatives and natural flavors or natural colors. Look for ones that say pure fruit, 100% fruit or something similar. In the end, always read the label!
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