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Smoothies & More: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blender

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: From baby food and marinades to flours and nut butters, your blender has the ability to span the breakfast-lunch-dinner-dessert spectrum.
Air Date: 2/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Rebecca Miller Ffrench
Rebecca Miller Ffrench is a cookbook author, recipe developer, and lifestyle writer. Her work has been featured in national publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Condé Nast's Cookie magazine, Real Simple Family, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She has also appeared as a food and entertaining expert on numerous TV programs including Good Morning America and The Better Show. She is regular blogger for babycenter.com and shares her own healthy recipes on sweet-home.com. Passionate about wholesome foods, Rebecca uses her blender daily to turn fresh, local ingredients into healthful meals, and not just liquid ones, for and her husband and two girls in New York City.
  • Book Title: The Ultimate Blender Cookbook: Fast, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal
  • Guest Twitter Account: @rebeccaffrench
Smoothies & More: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blender
If you have a blender or high-powered "mixer" like a VitaMix, you might use it occasionally for things like smoothies.

But, your blender can do SO much more.

From baby food and marinades to flours and nut butter, your blender has the ability to span the breakfast-lunch-dinner-dessert spectrum.

For example, you can chop leafy greens like kale to prepare a quick and easy kale salad. Or, sneak healthy ingredients into things like tomato pasta sauces or soups, even pancake mix.

One key is to not over-process certain foods. A few pulses usually do the trick.

Finally, blenders today are completely safe and easy to clean.

Join Lisa and Andrea as they welcome Rebecca Miller Ffrench, cookbook author, recipe developer, and lifestyle writer. Ffrench shares quick and easy recipes that you can make entirely in your blender.
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