Thursday, June 14, 2012

a mason jar as blender-jar

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FYI. Did you notice my collage photo above? I created it using the Picmonkey collage tutorial. For more details check out my blog post for June 5, 2012.

Using a Mason jar as a blender-jar? What a clever idea, especially for a quick smoothie or small batch of pesto or even chopped nuts! My standard blender attachment blade fitted perfectly onto a standard regular-mouth Mason jar. This pin comes from the  Real Simple blog; its author does caution though, "Don't fill the jar more than half full, and as with any regular blender, avoid very hot liquids." Makes sense, especially since it doesn't have a vented top.

I tried my newest contraption on a smoothie for my daughter. Half a prepackaged frozen Yoplait chocolate-banana yogurt smoothie mix, a little milk, a scoop of chocolate protein powder and 'wa-la'! She loved drinking right out of the jar. Any leftovers? simply screw on a Ball Mason jar plastic storage cap and there's more for later. Saves on clean up too!

For its cleverness, this deserves the red pin award! Let me know what you're going to use your blender-jar for.

Happy pinning!


  1. You betcha this takes the red in award! Heading right out to the kitchen to see if the mason jars in the pantry will fit and then I am going to try it on smoothies for sure! And it occurs to me that I could pre-chop chives, or mint and basil for tabbouleh, or onions - chop and store in the same container!

    Oh and nuts! Dried fruits for Xmas breads!

    Wow! Thank you for finding and sharing this one!

  2. What a great idea to chop them and then store them, especially in the freezer. You are so clever, Pam!