Are you tired of making the same recipes over and over? Do you need to shake up your Omniblend game and learn some new tricks to impress family and friends? There are SO many different types of foods and even skincare items, that you can make in the Omniblend. And all with the same blades – no need to change them! If you have a hunger for knowledge and would like to up your blending game then read on for our 7 lesser known recipes you can make in your Omniblend.
1. Baby Food
The Omniblend is the perfect machine to make a whole host of different baby foods that your little ones will love. The Omniblend will make your smoothest puree yet!
Try this Sweet Pea Puree for 0 – 4 month olds
And try this Cherry, Mint and Greek Yoghurt for 9 – 12 month olds.
If you or family members are gluten-free, wheat free or have Coeliac disease, the Omniblend can be an important kitchen tool to make flour alternatives. You can use Try making chickpea flour:
Simply put your raw/dried chickpeas in the Omniblend and PULSE until you have the consistency your need. You can sieve it to check for any missed chunks. Store in a labelled airtight container for 8 weeks or for longer in the fridge.
There is nothing better than waking up on the weekend to the smell of pancakes gently frying the pan! For the added health benefits of buckwheat flour try mixing up this pancake mix in your Omniblend, which also includes bananas as well. Yum!
4. Face Masks
Face masks are so easy to make at home in your Omniblend, and most are made from ingredients you probably have in your cupboard right now! Give your skin a treat and indulge in some relaxing time to yourself and make one these yoghurt face masks. Apply with a brush or your hands and sit back for 20mins to soak up the goodness!
5. Mayonnaise or Aioli
Mayonnaise or Aioli can be a challenge and a lot of people divert to the store bought versions, which are usually loaded with additives and may have a high level of salt and/or sugar content. If you make your own mayonnaise you’ll notice the difference straight away – and we doubt you’ll go back to store-bought varieties!
Here is our recipe for Omni Aioli (just omit the garlic for plain mayonnaise)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon sea salt or rock salt
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
- 1 tablespoon water
Process garlic, salt and egg yolks in the Omniblend on LOW until well combined. With motor running (still on LOW), trickle in the oil, continuing to blend until it forms a thick mayonnaise. Add the lemon juice and mustard. Add a bit water if you want a thinner consistency! Store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator.
Serve with fresh veges, or potato or kumara fries!
6. Pasta Sauce
The perfect shortcut to making the best pasta sauce – use your Omniblend to blend the tomatoes and veges! Here is a classic blender Spaghetti sauce recipe – consume raw or cooked.
- 5 – 6 tomatoes, cut in half
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons basil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Place the tomatoes, salt and garlic in your Omniblend and blend until chunky. Continue blending, slowly streaming in the olive oil, until the mixture is smooth, 20 to 30 seconds more. Add the basil and PULSE a couple of times to chop it. Pour over “zucchini pasta” or spaghetti squash for a raw option, or bring to a gentle simmer for a cooked sauce and serve over your cooked pasta.
7. Chocolate Pudding
An absolute winner at dinner parties, chocolate puddings are much easier to prepare if you have a super blender! Impress your family and friends with this super special Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blender Pudding.
This recipe is made almost entirely in your Omniblend in a matter of minutes!