6 kitchen shortcuts using a NutriBullet

Banana and berries smoothie

As well as making quick smoothies, the NutriBullet can speed up other kitchen tasks and save you money

1. Soup

Put all your favourite veggies into the gadget, whizz it up and heat it in the microwave for a fresh soup. Add herbs, seasoning, plus stock or low-fat yogurt to get the consistency you like. Check out these alternative uses for herbs and spices.

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 their own as the blade may break – always add liquid to the mix.

4. Almond butter

A tasty alternative to 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 until smooth.

5. Spice rubs and marinades

Make your own spice mixes by using the milling blade. Blast garlic, coriander seeds and dried chilli to make a rub for meat and fish. 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. For a gorgeous pasta sauce add 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.

Browse the range of Nutribullets from Tesco Direct.

Article updated with correction 14 July 2016.

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