My youngest daughter came home this weekend to celebrate the 4th with Ed and me. To make her feel special on her arrival, I had a little surprise ready for her when she walked in the door that involved Mason jars.
The iconic Mason Jar… we all know and love them. Just take a look at Pinterest and you know how popular they are. DIYers use them for many different purposes other than what they were intended for.
They are used to make chandeliers, painted to use as vases, to hold homemade Sugar Body Scrub, to store leftover paint, or simply to collect as decorations for your home. The list goes on and on.
Recently I found another smart way to use them.
There is a personal size kitchen blender that uses Mason Jars exclusively so that you can whip up your favorite smoothies or recipes. Best of all, it requires no container-to-drinking glass transfer.
I knew my daughter would love it. She, unlike many of us DIY’ers, uses Mason Jars for their intended purpose and has quite a lot of them.
She has lived and worked on different farms since she graduated from college. She is into natural foods and now works showing people how to make delicious recipes using nature’s bounty.
I love giving surprises – little or big ones that you give to others because you found something so perfect for them that you had to get it even though it is not their birthday or a special occasion. I like to make the surprise into one.
When she got home and saw the blender and that it used Mason Jars exclusively – she smiled big time! To help celebrate the 4th, we whipped up two Blueberry Smoothies and drank them right from the Mason Jars we made them in – right from the base of the blender.
No waste, mess or big blending container to wash. My daughter doesn’t have a dishwasher in her apartment so the less to clean up, the better, plus she gets to use her favorite Mason Jars in another way now.
There is an attachment that fits into the blender. All you have to do is twist the Mason jar on to the attachment and press down on the Mason jar for the blender to blend.
It comes with 4 different Mason jar sizes, including a mug style jar, lids and two blades – one for blending another for grinding. But you can use any regular mouth Mason jar you own.
If you are on the run, it comes with 2 sippy lids too!
CHEERS! to one great invention and getting to give fun surprises that put a smile on someone’s face.
Here is the recipe we made: I made mine without yogurt and honey.
Blueberry Smoothie with flax seeds, honey, and yogurt.
- 1 frozen banana - thaw for about 10 mins
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1-1/2 tsp. flax seed meal
- 1-1/2 tsp. honey
- 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
Chop up the banana and then add all the ingredients to the blender. Mix and enjoy.
You can find out more about the Mason jar blender and grinder at the Tribest website.