Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mason Jar Smoothies

Leila at Like Mother, Like Daughter mentioned in passing a while back that the business end of a blender will fit on any regular mason jar.  I read that, read it again, and thought, hmmm... I think I can make use of that information.  Too bad I threw out all the mason jars I had saved.  And then I started saving the mason jars that came my way.
 Here's the jar, and the relevant bits of the blender.  I had some strawberries that were threatening to go bad on me, so I wanted to make smoothies from them, but Lucy and Linus are scared of the noise the blender makes, so I can really only run the blender once a week when my mother-in-law is here to play with them.
 The washed and trimmed strawberries, some applesauce, and half a banana went into the jar.
 Sure enough, it fits!

I put the lids on and  put the jars in the refrigerator, and had a healthy snack ready and waiting for me.  All I had to clean up was the blade and the ring, which go easily into the dishwasher (and so do the mason jars after they're empty).  Easy.

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  1. I can't believe that actually works! Awesome. Mason jars are much prettier than blender pitchers anyway (and they double as drinking glasses, so win-win).

    1. I know! And they have lids, so they work as storage containers, and they fit easily in the dishwasher when I'm done, unlike blender pitchers.