Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Blender Bottle & the 101 Quick & Easy Recipes

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I recently received the Blender Bottle and a copy of the 101 Quick & Easy Blender Bottle Recipes cookbook to review here on GivingNSharing and have had some very tasty dinners to enjoy. The Blender Bottle is the #1 best-selling portable mixer - great for making up salad dressings, shakes, BBQ sauce, omelets, pancake mixes and more!

food ideasUsually when you think of a blender bottle you think of protein shakes or even fruit shakes for the kids. The Blender Bottle is perfect for that! Just grab your bottle when you leave for the office or to run out on errands. Put your mixings in a baggie in your purse or briefcase or even in the bottle itself and you can have a shake where ever you are or when ever you need a pick-me-up. 

I like to add a cup of yogurt and fruit juice to mine - you can also use the above image (from the Blender Bottle's website) for other ideas of things to add in. Have you tried the ground oatmeal? That would be a great way to add some fiber to your shake!

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Here's how the  Blender Bottle  works: 
Take the bottle, throw in the patented BlenderBall wire whisk and then add your ingredients. The Blenderball mixes it all up - no gritty powdery balls to chase with a fork - it whips the ingredients into a smooth delicious drink every time. And yes! it even gets the powder that usually gets stuck at the bottom & won't mix in no matter what you do!

I also received a copy of their cookbook: 101 Quick and Easy BlenderBottle Recipes. There are recipes for Tangy Meatball Bites, Macadamia Nut French Toast, Asian Salmon, Michael's Spinach Quiche, Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, and so much more! I made up the pancake mix and also the BBQ Beef Sauce (loved the sauce!). I used the BBQ Beef Sauce on chicken and it was a BIG hit!

Barbecue Beef
Tasty, tangy, with just the right amount of smokey flavor. Makes great BBQ sandwiches as well! Note: (I didn't use the smoke flavoring)

Ingredients
1 ½ c ketchup
¼ c packed brown sugar
¼ c red wine vinegar
2 T prepared Dijon-style mustard
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t liquid smoke flavoring
½ t salt
¼ t ground black pepper
¼ t garlic powder
1 (2.5-4 lb) boneless chuck roast

Instructions
In the order listed, place ingredients (except roast) into BlenderBottle and mix until smooth. Place roast in a slow cooker and pour barbeque sauce over it. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove roast from slow cooker, shred with a fork (remove any fat), and return to slow cooker. Stir meat to evenly coat with sauce. Continue cooking approximately 1 hour. Serve over rice, potatoes, or in sandwich buns.

Nutritional Information
(per serving: 636 cal., 40.8 g total fat (16 g sat. fat), 168 mg chol., 868 mg sodium, 17.3 g carbo., 15.9 g sugars, 47.6 g protein) (This recipe came from the website)

Buy It:
You can purchase the Blender Bottle in 2 sizes - a 20 oz mini ($8.49) and a 28 oz Classic ($8.99) bottle. There is also a Sport Mixer ($14.99) which I think would be great for those out on a bike ride or a long walk. All include the patented stainless-steel whisk ball. The cookbook is available for $12.99 and there also are smart, trendy and stylish insulated slings ($7.99) that make carrying them fun and an added plus is that they don't sweat and keep your drinks nice & cold.

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33 comments:

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  2. Went to the website and learned that they have a new blender bottle sport mix, I love the new look. I have a blender bottle and love it, would love to get another one for my hubby as I actually have 2 but they are constantly being used. I almost have to hide mine so it's here when I need it :)

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  3. OH I learned and like the idea of using it to mix and pour Pancake mix
    ~Kelli Avery
    Deleted previous comment because I didn't leave my name.. :)

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  4. I learnt that you can make all kinds of things, not only drinks, you always think those bottles are to mix drinks, but you can make batters, sauces and other things.

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  5. I've learned that their bottles are BPA free! Which excites me :)

    crystal Marie Porter

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  6. Just thought I'd mention, I could not find their twitter handle and tagging didn't work for me on Facebook they did not come up with the tagging. I tried a few times :(

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  7. I learned the BlenderBall is Made of 316 surgical-grade stainless steel. It sounds like awesome stuff

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  8. I can make lump free gravy with it! Love that!

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  9. I like the large spout for drinking

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  10. I have one and learned that there are different sizes!!!! YAY!

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  11. I Learned they are easy to clean and dishwasher safe :)

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  12. I learn that I can make different things like gravy, salad dressing, smoothies, and more!!!

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  13. Not only can you make drinks, but other things as well.. batter, sauces, gravy and dressings. Wow!!


    Mandi Mella
    mandimarie78@yahoo.com

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  14. Visiting from the alexa hop - I learned you can make lump free smoothies

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  15. BlenderBottle® SportMixer™ fuses form and function to deliver unparalleled mixing in a sporty new bottle.
    bassgiraffe@hotmail.com

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  16. I learned that these can be used to make fruit smoothies! Awesome!

    Tooter Bugs
    Amanda Stephens
    tooterbugs@hotmail.com

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  17. I learned that they are BPA FREE which is something I am always looking for in my products! They would be eprfect size for mixing batter just for the two of us!

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  18. I learned that you can make gravy's and smoothies with it, love that

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  19. Wow didn't know all the uses u can use it for my face is pancake batter

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  20. "GripperBars™ make it easy to hold - No accidental Flying Objects jetting across the kitchen. Be-live me I am thank full for that one. I do accidentally throw stuff across the room while shaking... :|

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  21. I learned about blender bottles and all their different uses. These are so neat, I have never seen them before. This would be a neat thing to win !

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  22. I learned that "The Rock" uses the blender bottles. and that you can use it for scrambled eggs which i thought it was interesting.

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  23. I learned that you can make pancake batter in the shaker.

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  24. {Quanda} I learned that BlenderBottle are not (recommended) microwavable.

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  25. I learned that it comes in seven colors. (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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  26. I learned that they are (and always have been) BPA-Free...very good to know!

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  27. I learned that Hugh Jackman uses one...can I just have his used one? ha ha Good luck to all!

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  28. Celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and The Rock use them
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  29. I went to the site and learned that it's lead free. Very important in my opinion!

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  30. I learned that you can use it to mix just about anything in it not just drinks. I would have never thought to mix gravies, scrambled eggs or salad dressings in it. Also that they are BPA-FREE which is a big plus.

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  31. never knew a bottle could be a blender!

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  32. I recently received the Blender Bottle and a copy of the 101 Quick & Easy Blender Bottle Recipes cookbook to review here on GivingNSharing ... blenderbottles.blogspot.com

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