To get the most out of a blender, you have to find creative ways to put it to work. Think along the lines of using your car as a storage space, an ink pen as a hair clip, a vegetable peeler instead of a grater—you get the point. With food ideas from ice cream to nacho cheese, we bet we have some creative vegan blender recipes that you haven’t thought of yet.
One tried-and-true way to use a blender is to purée soups. Just about any bean on the planet can be whipped into a creamy soup—the result is a velvety texture that’s smoother than you can get with an immersion blender. Just add enough liquid to reach your desired thickness and then add seasonings of your choice.
Using a blender helps make the most of a small food budget, and soups are a great option. In fact, all these vegan blender recipes are affordable and take little time to prepare. Happy blending!
1. Easy Vegan Falafel
Falafel and hummus (see above) are a match made in Mediterranean heaven. Wrap them in pita bread to make a quick sandwich.
2. Vegan Lime Tarts with Meringue
Aquafaba is changing everything.
3. Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Oat Blender Pancakes
These pancakes get a healthful boost from using oats instead of flour.
4. Best Watermelon Margaritas
This refreshing cocktail will carry you through the hot summer days.
5. Three-Ingredient Vegan Ice Cream
There’s nothing that a little peanut butter and banana can’t do.
We love this recipe for its creamy texture and subtle spice. Serve with pita bread and veggies for a hearty snack.
7. Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Blender Muffins
Bet you’ve never made muffins with a blender! There’s a first time for everything.
All five of these simple smoothie recipes are to die for, but the Green Dragon has a special place in our heart.
9. Vegan Chamomile Corn Chowder
We were excited when we saw that this recipe uses brewed tea! You can imagine how the flavors of corn, potato, green pepper, and a hint of chamomile would work well together.
10. Vegan Pesto
Oh, pesto, we love you so. Basil, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts are all you need for this Italian specialty.
11. Chocolate Chia Pudding
This super-easy recipe recommends you use a high-speed blender. If you’re using a regular blender, allow the ingredients to sit together for 20 to 30 minutes before blending.
12. Tofu Matar Masala
This creamy tofu curry is the perfect quick meal. Serve over rice or with flatbread.
13. Fat-Free Vegan Refried Beans
This recipe recommends an immersion blender, but a regular blender will do!
14. Sweet Potato Latkes
Add applesauce to these power-food pancakes for a seriously delicious snack or side dish.
15. Frozen Blended White Russian with Chocolate Sauce
The key ingredient here is coconut or almond milk ice cubes so that your cocktail doesn’t get watered down.
The Veggies Don’t Bite blog guarantees the authenticity of this recipe: It was given to the blogger by her Greek mother.
17. Vanilla Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk sounds so refreshing, doesn’t it? You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make, too.
18. Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Bummed that a vegan Nutella doesn’t exist? Well, try this recipe that’s healthy and doesn’t harm animals.
19. Vegan Nacho Cheese
Try it over this nacho recipe.
People go crazy for the Vitamix these days, because it can do just about anything—but for these recipes, any blender will do the trick.
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