Blend

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When you blend, you are incorporating two or more ingredients thoroughly. You can do this by hand, or by using electrical devices, usually called blenders.

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Difficulty to learn: Easy

Some Thoughts For You:

Blending two ingredients can mean anything. You could be blending peanut butter and honey, or blending multiple fruits and yogurt to make a smoothie. Some things that you blend you can accomplish by hand, if they combine easily and are soft. But, for the added boost, you can use a blender to blend ingredients more easily.

What You Will Need:

For blending a few soft or easy to combine ingredients, you will only need a spoon or whisk and a bowl.

For blending several larger or solid ingredients, you will need an electric blender.

Basic Steps:

Blending the easy to combine ingredients will only take a bit of arm muscle and some time. Simply stir until the desired blend is achieved!

For blending larger ingredients to a finer blend, you will need to do a little more work:

  1. Get all of your food to be blended ready. If you are blending massive ingredients like a watermelon, cut it up into smaller pieces. Blenders are strong, but unless it is industrial strength, it could overheat under the stress.
  2. Put everything into the blender, making sure the blender lid can fit securely on without pushing down on the ingredients.
  3. Blend it all! Use the setting you think is appropriate. If you’re unsure, start at a slower speed and increase until you’ve reached your desired blend level.

Tips For You:

  • If your ingredients aren’t blending properly in the blender, don’t panic. Sometimes adding some liquid or mixing the ingredients a little will allow the blender to work a little better.

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