So I'm sure you've seen the infomercial about the supposedly fabulous Magic Bullet blender.
I'm here to tell you you don't need to waste you money on one. Not that it doesn't do what it claims to do, but you already have the tools in your house to make your own magic bullet. Well, at least you should.
Did you know that a regular-mouthed mason jar fits perfectly on most blenders? It's true. Every morning for breakfast I bust out my pint-sized mason jar and load it full of yummy fruit and yogurt.
Then all you do is place the blender blade and screw-on part upside down on top of your jar like so (make sure you actually screw it on, not just place it there):
I added juice to my smoothie concoction. Then you flip this whole thing upside down and place it on top of your blender base.
See? One homemade Magic Bullet. Just give it a few pulses. (You'll need to hold onto your jar while doing this. I've gotten mine blending so rapidly that the jar unscrewed itself. That was not a fun mess to clean up.)
And voila! A fantastical yummy smoothie!
Now, you don't just have to stick with smoothies. I've made salad dressing, blended that stubborn non-instant powdered milk, and so on. You can also use the large sized quart jars if you need to blend something bigger, like a super extra large smoothie. Anything that Magic Bullet can do, I can do too, and without all the fancy equipment.