I am so thrilled right now! I was just reading through my blogs when I saw that Tip Junkie had mentioned a blog where the gal makes blended drinks in a Mason Jar. Say, what?? Did you know that your blender blade can probably fit on a regular mouth canning jar?
I tested it. It totally works on my cheapo Walmart Osterizer.
In a pint jar, I combined two cubes of frozen strawberries (I bought a 30lb bucket from a local Rotary Club. I froze some in ice cube trays.), a handful of mango cubes (Remember when mangoes were 2/$1? Remember that rash reaction I got by touching the skin of mangoes? Fun times.), 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, 2 tsp. sugar and whole milk. I put the rubber gasket thingy on the jar, then the blade, then the black lid thingy.
I put the whole contraption onto the blender base and hit blend! IT TOTALLY WORKED. And, the blending of the small smoothie was super fast, too!
This is going to change my smoothie making WORLD. Mostly because I always have the best of intentions of making smoothies for my family, but it rarely comes to pass because of the huge mess. I buy fruit when it is in season, chop and freeze it in small smoothie making portions (as shown above), then I just keep it in my freezer. I’m too lazy to actually MAKE the smoothies. Oh, the blending of the smoothies (my blender is not top of the line by any means!). Oh, the pouring of the smoothie mix into small cups, trying to get the portions just right so that all young boys will think it is fair. Oh, the hassle of cleaning the glass blender thingy and all of those little cups!! Oh, but what if one person doesn’t want blueberries in their raspberry and blueberry smoothie? It’s smoothie making torture, I tell you!
THIS is my solution to the great problems plaguing my smoothie making. Individualized smoothies served up in a mason jar glass! LOVE this.
PS – I know that at least one of you is going to ask: “What are chia seeds?” Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Yes. Chia Pet hair. Same thing. Apparently they are supposed to be good for you. Plus, they are supposed to make you feel full. I’m testing the theory. So far, they just make me feel a bit like a granola mama, so I’m going with it.