Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Move Over Magic Bullet

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.

11 comments:

Jamie and Brian said...

Wow! Check that out! How in the world did you figure this out? I am so afraid of mixing and matching parts in the kitchen that I would never have come up with this. I also love your twitter comment about freshly laundered pants making one feel fat - that's the truth! I'm still laughing.

Dasha said...

that's a great idea, except we didn't have a blender and do have the magic bullet going on three years and love it. we got a fantastic day after thanksgiving deal. but i'll definitely remember that.

Harmony said...

GENIUS!!!

Andrea said...

I have no idea what a magic bullet is. Maybe I have been living under a rock or something?? But that is the neatest idea!! Now, where is my blender?? Do I own a blender? That smoothie looks yummy!!

Chapman Family said...

huh. I've heard, but now I see! I'm a believer.

David and Jacquee said...

That is a great idea! Now I have a use for my old jars. You are one clever woman!

Brandi said...

Why oh why did you not post this 2 months ago?

;)

~Brandi

Sarah said...

I'm with Harmony. You are a genius!

Steve and Julie said...

That's brilliant - you are awesome!

Julene said...

What a great idea! Don't mom and dad have a bullet? They wasted money, not like them. Dad is probably kicking himself right now. I'll have to try it!

Gray, Kamaile & Wehilani Ronk said...

I think that is such a great idea, I will have to try it out. Thanks!!