Do you juice? Nowadays it seems like everyone and their mother partake in the practice, and why wouldn't they? It's healthy, tasty and easier than going to the gym. But there is one thing that does peeve me about making smoothies in my blender - I can never get all of the juice into my cup! I've tried using a spoon to scrape out the leftover fibers and particles, but they always cling stubbornly to the blender blades until I ultimately just give up and end up having to wash them out with water. A few of my friends swear by the Magic Bullet, which makes things oh-so-convenient by blending ingredients right in the cup you're going to drink them out of. But being the
cheapskate frugal person that I am, I just couldn't justify purchasing another appliance over such a minor issue. Luckily, there's another way for people like me to blend our smoothies and drink them (with no annoying leftovers) too. Read on or check out our DIY video for an easy tutorial showing you how to transform your regular blender into a Magic Bullet-like juice machine.
You will need:
– a blender
– a mason jar
– your smoothie ingredients (I used melon, apple, pear, locally-grown kale and water for mine)
Very carefully unscrew the bottom cap of your blender pitcher. Be wary of the fact that the blade will likely drop out along with the cap. Put the bottom cap and blade to the side and put the glass pitcher to the side.
Fill your mason jar with the ingredients for your smoothie or juice.
Again, being cautious of the blade, screw the bottom of your blender onto the top of your mason jar. The reason that this will work for most blenders is that mason jars have a universal thread. Make sure the cap is screwed on securely but not too tightly.
Place the mason jar with the blender cap down into your blender base (just like you would with your regular blender pitcher).
Once you’re sure the cap is securely in the base of your blender, blend, unscrew the cap and enjoy! The best part? No more cleaning out that pitcher since you can now drink your smoothie right from your glass.