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19 Incredibly Easy Blender Recipes That Will Help You Eat Healthier

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1. Blender Banana Oatmeal Muffins

These hearty muffins are made with smooth-blended banana and oats instead of butter and flour. Find the recipe here, via Well Plated.

1 Muffin (with dark chocolate chips):

140 calories
5.2 g protein

3.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated)

23.8 g carbohydrates (2.1 g fiber, 10.1 g sugar)

95 mg sodium

2. Spring Onion Frittata

Jeanine Donofrio / Via loveandlemons.com

Aerating your eggs in a blender is the perfect trick to a light, fluffy frittata — plus, it's so much faster than using a whisk. Find the recipe here, via Love and Lemons.

148 calories
12.4 g protein

8.6 g fat (3.4 saturated)

6.8 g carbohydrates (2.1 g fiber, 2.1 g sugar)

271 mg sodium

3. Mango Yogurt Lassi

Alison Murray / Via omnomally.com

This classic drink from India is packed with probiotics and blended with fragrant mango and ginger. Find the recipe here via Omnomally.

211 calories
7.2 g protein

6.6 g fat (3.9 g saturated)

33.5 g carbohydrates (4.9 g fiber, 24.5 g sugar)

94 mg sodium

4. Apple Vanilla Greek Yogurt Blender Pancakes

Kim / Via kimscravings.com

These blended pancakes are a little more dense and cake-like, plus they pack 18 g of protein per serving. Find the recipe here, via Kim's Cravings.

312 calories
18 g protein

6.7 g fat (0.5 g saturated)

45.9 g carbohydrates (6.1 g fiber, 15 g sugar)

329.9 mg sodium

5. Green Egg Muffin Cups

Jordan Shakeshaft / Via dailyburn.com

Channel your inner Dr. Seuss by blending fresh greens, eggs, and cheese and baking in a muffin tin. Find the recipe here, via Daily Burn.

257 calories
21.7 g protein

17.8 g fat (9.6 g saturated)

3.2 carbohydrates (1.1 g fiber, 1.1 g sugar)

383 mg sodium

6. Banana Berry Acai Bowl

Sami Berger / Via mysecondbreakfast.com

Freeze bananas the night before and blend with acai powder for an antioxidant-filled smoothie bowl. Find the recipe here, via My Second Breakfast.

301 calories
6.7 g protein

14.3 g fat (3.6 g saturated)

47.3 g carbohydrates (11.8 g fiber, 22.2 g sugar)

40 mg sodium

7. Peanut Butter Blender Bread

Using a blender makes this PB bread insanely easy to make, and it ensures you won't get any clumpy flour surprises. Find the recipe here, via She Wears Many Hats.

234 calories
9.4 g protein

10.6 g fat (2.1 g saturated)

27.3 g carbohydrates (1.8 g fiber, 13 g sugar)

292 mg sodium

8. Rich Mole Verde

This tomatillo-based Mexican sauce is a healthy and flavorful way to spice up your dinner. Find the recipe here, via Serious Eats.

Mole (not including chicken or other protein):

204 calories
8.5 g protein

15.9 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat)

11 g carbohydrates (2.8 g fiber, 1.3 g sugar)

121 mg sodium

9. Hearty Artichoke Tomato Soup

Alex Overhiser / Via acouplecooks.com

Because adding artichokes is always a good move. Get the recipe here via A Couple Cooks

204 calories
7.3 g protein

7.4 g fat (4.5 g saturated)

29.4 g carbohydrates (13.3 g fiber, 10.3 g sugar)

465 mg sodium*

*when made with low-sodium canned tomatoes and no-salt-added canned artichokes

10. Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa

Lexi / Via lexiscleankitchen.com

This zesty pureed salsa is super easy and has less sodium than the jarred stuff. Find the recipe here, via Lexi's Clean Kitchen.

54 calories
2.1 g protein

0.4 g fat

11.4 g carbohydrates (2.7 g fiber, 7 g sugar)

131 mg sodium

11. Sundried Tomato Pesto and Zucchini Noodles

Kelly Senyel / Via justataste.com

You only need to blend five ingredients for this flavorful pesto sauce that goes great with zucchini noodles (or...any noodles). Here's the recipe, via Just A Taste.


159 calories
5 g protein

10 g fat (1.0 g saturated)

14.5 g carbohydrates (3.4 g fiber, 8.1 g sugar)

79 mg sodium

12. Smooth Edamame Dip

Faith Gorsky / Via anediblemosaic.com

Trust, edamame is just as delicious in the blended dip form. Find the recipe here, via An Edible Mosaic.

125 calories
5.1 g protein

9 g fat (1.1 g saturated)

6.9 g carbohydrates (4.4 g fiber, 1 g sugar)

245 mg sodium

13. Gluten-Free Pão De Queijo (Cheese Bread)

Elise Bauer / Via simplyrecipes.com

This classic Brazilian bread batter is blended with tapioca flour for a cheesy, gluten-free treat. Find the recipe here, via Simply Recipes.

2 mini muffins:

123 calories
3.4 g protein

10.6 g fat (2.4 g saturated)

4.3 g carbohydrates (0 g fiber, 1 g sugar)

368 mg sodium*

*with queso fresco, sodium content varies depending on cheese.

14. Easy and Smooth Hummus

Joanne and Adam / Via inspiredtaste.net

This hummus is blended until it's so smooth and delicious, there's no doubt it beats the store-bought version. Find the recipe here, via Inspired Taste.


265 calories
9.4 g protein

17.9 g fat (2.5 g saturated)

18.5 g carbohydrates (5.2 g fiber, 0.8 g sugar)

288 mg sodium

15. Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Gina Homolka / Via skinnytaste.com

The "rice" is actually cauliflower that's been minced in a blender or food processor, and it makes a great low-carb side dish. Find the recipe here, via Skinny Taste.

61 calories
2.5 g protein

3 g fat

8 g carbohydrates (3 g fiber, 0 g sugar)

37 mg sodium

16. Chilled Blender Gazpacho

Davida Kugelmass / Via thehealthymaven.com

Gazpacho is full of blended veggies and chilled which makes it SO refreshing for summer days. Find the recipe here, via The Healthy Maven.

60 calories
2.1 g protein

0.4 g fat

13.2 g carbohydrates (3.4 g fiber, 7.8 g sugar)

279 mg sodium

17. Hazelnut Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Because avocado is everything. It gives this airy mousse a super rich texture, plus extra healthy fats and fiber. Find the recipe here, via Produce On Parade.

348 calories
3.6 g protein

24.2 g fat (7.4 g saturated fat)

35.7 g carbohydrates (8.7 g fiber, 15.9 g sugar)

206 mg sodium

18. Magic One-Ingredient Banana "Ice Cream"

Faith Durand / Via thekitchn.com

Chop, freeze, and blend banana for an easy and healthy ice-cream alternative. Find the recipe (plus 5 delicious twists) here via The Kitchn, or watch this how-to BuzzFeed video.

Banana ice cream + strawberry cream (2 servings):

96 calories
1.2 g protein

1.0 g fat (0.5 g saturated)

22.8 g carbohydrates (2.8 g fiber, 12.1 g sugar)

5 mg sodium

19. Black Bean Blender Brownies

We promise there's enough chocolate in these gluten-free brownies that you'll forgot you blended beans into the batter in the first place. Find the recipe here, via ifoodreal.

115 calories
2.8 g protein

4.4 g fat

18.5 g carbohydrates (3.1 g fiber, 11 g sugar)

87 mg sodium

Caroline Kee is a health writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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