Green Tea SmoothieBlender is a God sent device for students, singles or anyone who are too busy to create proper meal in the morning. As you might have noticed, I was buried in immense workload that sometimes even going out to grab a drink was out of question.

Blender was my savior whenever I was feeling a little hungry. With blender I could quickly whip up some easy recipes to satisfy my hungry stomach and my sweet teeth. How can we live without it? The high temperature here (35 - 40 Celsius) makes me crave for refreshing meals. Here are three recipes which are easy enough to whip with blender and taste wonderfully delicious in summer.

The three easiest blender recipes which I often make are tofu pudding, Gazpacho soup, green tea smoothie and oatmeal yogurt drink. As you perhaps notice, they are fit into the summer camp menu. All of them are made to be served cold. Tofu pudding is a tender soft pudding made from tofu which is utterly easy to make, Gazpacho is a Spanish soup which is served cold, while the green tea smoothie explain for themselves.


1. Tofu Pudding

Ingredients:
12 ounces of silken tofu
3 tablespoons of fruit syrup
Fresh Fruit

You can just mix all the ingredient in a blender before refrigerating it. Make sure you use the right type of tofu which is silken tofu.

2. Gazpacho

This is my favorite meal during summer and busy times since it's utterly easy to prepare. Of course this is just basic Gazpacho since I usually spend just a few minutes to prepare this delicious refreshing soup.

Ingredients:
2 RIPE tomatoes
1.5 pound of cantaloupe
2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup of tomato juice
2 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 cup of icy water
Tabasco, salt and pepper to taste

My friend actually recommended me to use avocado. However I can't really bear eating Gazpacho if it has avocado so I resort to Melon instead.

Instructions:
Peel and cut the tomatoes and melon into rough chunk. Seed them and wash them properly. Sprinkle very lightly with salt and pepper. Then warm the olive oil in two separate stoves, then fry the tomatoes and the melon in separate skillets quickly. Just two minutes will do.

After that insert the tomatoes, melon, tomato juice, water, oregano and the breadcrumbs in a blender. Add salt, pepper and tabasco to your preference before blending. Then puree the Gazpacho until it's smooth, add the lemon juice when it's ready. After that just chill the Gazpacho in refrigerator.

3. Green Tea Smoothie

This is my favorite drink and it's very easy to make. Green tea smoothie is fresh and promotes several health benefit.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup of green tea
1/4 cup of low fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup of low fat milk
1/4 cup of cranberry juice

Instructions:
Just pour and mix all of the ingredients in a blender and blend it until it's smooth. Add ice cubes or chill until it's cool.

Those are my favorite healthy recipes to make with blender. They are easy and fit nicely to be consumed in summer. Do you have any easy and healthy recipes with blender? Please do share!

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4 comments:

  1. Scott said...

    These all sound very good, thanks for the new ideas! I like to make smoothie drinks when I get home from gym so that I can get my protein and potassium in. Whatever fruits I have in the fridge, I tend to use but, if I had to recommend one, I would say you should try what I like to call:

    "Purple Crush"

    Mix half avocado and handful of blueberries with some crushed ice and water (or milk if you want more flavor). I also add 3 scoops of non flavored whey protein but this is not necessary.

    It comes out purple and it tastes divine!

  2. Smoothie Lover said...

    Blenders are amazing. You can use them to make great milkshakes and smoothies for a fraction of the cost compared to like Starbucks, Jamba Juice and Orange Julius.

  3. Cherry said...

    Scott, thanks for sharing the purple crush. I will replace the blueberries with strawberries since it's hard to get good blueberries here. Or perhaps add some tropical flavor by using pineapple instead. But perhaps the name would change to yellow crush =D

    Smoothie, I agree that Starbucks are overrated but I still make them rich on a constant basis.

  4. Jul said...

    My blender is one of my favorite cooking tools during the hot summer months. So many delicious options!



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