Tools for Healthy Eating: Try an Immersion Blender

by | Jul 21, 2015 | Health Habits, Nutrition Support, Uncategorized

If you have browsed through Pinterest or turned on a daytime talk show lately, you probably know how popular professional grade blenders have come. While these blenders are fantastic for making healthy foods, they aren’t always practical for every budget, nor are they always easy to quickly pull out to make a fast and healthy meal. Whether a fancy full size blender is not for you, or just not helping you meet your healthy eating goals all the time, there is an answer for you!

The answer is an immersion blender, also known as a stick blender. And it can be just the tool you need to make healthy eating easier by making preparing nutritious foods in a breeze! Read on to find out how!

How an Immersion Blender Can Help You Practice Healthier Eating

  • Simple to Use (and Clean!). One of the more common excuses people give for not eating healthy foods is that it just takes too much time and effort. Requiring minimal time and minimal effort are among the immersion blender’s best attributes! If hauling out a full size blender or food processor is enough to give you pause on preparing healthy foods, the immersion blender may be just the item for you. About the size of a rolling pin, the immersion blender won’t take up much space in your kitchen. When it’s time to use, just pull it out and place it directly into whatever you wish to blend or chop. When you are done, release the blade and toss it in the dishwasher. No more excuses!
  • Add More Antioxidants. Stick your immersion blender into a cupful of greens, berries, and a frozen banana and you’ll have an instant smoothie, without the hassle of dragging out and cleaning up a bulky equipment.
  • Make Quick Work of Soups. Soups are a terrific way get in protein and veggies, plus a creative way to add hydration to your day. Make your soups velvety smooth and more delicious by emulsifying ingredients like butternut squash into your broth, right in the soup pot with an immersion blender!
  • Prep Healthier Kids’ Foods. Did you know that a major reason people don’t like foods is not actually taste, but texture? If your kids (or spouse!) balk at certain healthy foods, try altering the texture with your immersion blender. Try pureeing veggies like broccoli and carrots into their marinara sauce or fruit into their yogurt. Further, if you have a baby at home, an immersion blender can help you make healthy, whole foods based baby food almost instantaneously for just pennies. Just put the immersion blender into steamed veggies and you’re all set.