Instead of shelling out on shop-bought soups, put all your favourite veggies into the gadget, whizz it up and heat it in the microwave for a fresh soup that’s much cheaper. Add herbs, seasoning, plus stock or low-fat yogurt to get the consistency you like.
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2. Frozen fruit smoothies
Buy or pick fruit when it’s cheap and in season then pop it in the freezer. When you’re craving a cold fruit smoothie, just add a handful of frozen fruit to the Nutribullet cup and top it up with coconut water, juice or milk.
3. Slushy cocktails
Fancy a Friday night frozen margarita? Add your liquid ingredients to the cup, along with a few crushed ice cubes, and blast it up into a refreshing, summery drink.
Just remember never to blast whole ice cubes in a Nutribullet on its own as the blade may break – always add liquid to the mix.
4. Almond butter
Way healthier than peanut butter, whizz up almonds, almond oil and a pinch of sea salt in the NutriBullet, removing the blade and stirring a few times, then whizzing the blend until smooth.
5. Spice rubs and marinades
Forget buying expensive spice mixes – make your own using the milling blade. Blast garlic, coriander seeds and dried chilli to make a rub for meat and fish. Or experiment with your own combinations until you find the perfect blend.
6. Quick pasta sauce
Instead of tediously chopping and sautéing your ingredients, chuck them in the NutriBullet. Fresh or tinned tomatoes, half an onion, a whole garlic clove, oregano, a slug of olive oil, a pinch of sugar and seasoning. Once blitzed, simmer on the hob for 25 minutes with a lid on.
Article updated with correction 14 July 2016.
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