Here are five great Blendtec recipes you can make with your blender. All of these recipes are quick and easy to make, and for those of you counting calories, they all have fewer than 250 calories per serving. Feel free to make changes to the recipes to fit your needs and preferences. Blendtec's Cocoa-Nut Almond Butter Cocoa-Nut Almond Butter This nut butter is a great snack anytime of the day. It's also a healthy way to satisfy a chocolate craving. Try spreading the butter on graham crackers, using it as a dip for apple slices or pretzels, stirring it into your morning oatmeal, or rolling bananas in it and then freezing them to make frozen banana pops. (Click on the recipe name for the full recipe). Green Mango Madness Green smoothie fans will love this drink. With two servings of fruit and one serving of veggies, this smoothie makes for a great midday snack. Or, for a well-rounded breakfast, add some protein to the smoothie or grab a handful of nut granola to accompany the smoothie. ¾ c water 1 orange 1 mango, peeled and cubed 2 c spinach ½ c ice cubes Add ingredients to FourSide jar or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid. Select “Smoothie.” Servings 1 Serving Size 22 fl oz Calories 220 Fat 0.5 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 95 mg Carbohydrates 55 g Fiber 10 g Sugar 43 g Protein 5 g Blendtec's Banana Soft Serve[/caption] Banana Soft Serve The only ingredient in this faux ice cream is bananas, but the result is creamy, soft, and so delicious. I know I'm not thinking about eating something cold in the current 20°F weather, but for those of you who are enjoying warmer weather, this recipe may hit the spot. (Click on the recipe name for the full recipe). Peppermint Hot Cocoa This recipe is great for those of you who are enduring the cold weather. With a hint of peppermint, the taste is heavenly (at least I think so). If you're not a fan of peppermint, simply leave out the candy cane. (Click on the recipe name for the full recipe). Blendtec's Simple Green Smoothie[/caption] Simple Banana Green Smoothie This drink is a great starter recipe for introducing green smoothies to your kids. To make it even more enticing, tell your kids it's called Green Martian Slime. ½ c water 2 bananas, halved 2 c spinach ½ c ice cubes Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Select “Smoothie.” Servings 2 Serving Size 11 fl oz Calories 120 Fat 1 g Saturated Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 45 mg Carbohydrates 29 g Fiber 4 g Sugar 14 g Protein 3 g What quick and easy recipes do you enjoy making in your Blendtec blender?
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