Froothie Optimum 9400 blender. It was a major kitchen purchase and I wanted to write about it once I had used it for some time. I paid for it myself and love having it, but it has both good and bad points. I will write about these here for those who might be considering buying a new blender or just interested to know how I am using it.
Top: Cashew cheese stuffed dates, Super smoothie with berries, Chocolate lime avocado mousse
Middle: Buffalo hummus, Kale cheesecake surprise choc mint cupcakes, Finnish green bean paté
Bottom: Balsamic garden salad with cashew cheese, Avocado hummus, Tropical orange and carrot smoothie
Other recipes using my blender:
Cheesy cauliflower and rice soup
Chickpea and carrot patties with Cashew cream
Chocolate cashew butter
Hurry up pumpkin alfredo pasta sauce
Vegan haggis (NB it was tricky to get all the ingredients chopped evenly but worked)
Vegan peach cheesecake
Vegan salmon pate
Vegveeta cheeze sauce that I made to bake on a pizza with kale and tomato sauce. Below is a chickpea and kale sandwich spread that, while a little chunky, was far more blended that my previous blenders would have done.
One of my other problems is a double edged sword. The bottom of the blender, unlike other blenders I have used, does not screw off for washing. I guess this is for sealing and because the blade is very sharp. The instructions say to put in water and a drop of detergent and blend. It is fine for a smoothie but when I make a nut butter I find it is best to soak or needs a lot of blending to clean it. Even with all the blending there are times I find to properly wipe out the blender. Especially when it is wet and I want it straight away for dry ingredients but have to wait for it to dry. On the up side, cleaning the blender this way means it is easy to clean quickly after I use it.
Overall I am delighted with my purchase. It has given me an ability to make foods I couldn't previous and more confidence with recipes. If I need a nut butter for recipes I can make my own. I can also put a greater mix of fruit and vegetables in my smoothies (though not pomegranate arils). I have ground nuts, oats and dried chickpea into flour in the blender. And I love being able to make such smooth sauces and nut butters. I use my blender a lot, if not daily. Thanks to Jac of Tinned Tomatoes for her recommendation. I would definitely recommend the Froothie Optimum 9400 blender if you are looking to purchase a new blender.
To see what others are doing with their Froothie blenders, check out these recipes:
Basil and cucumber gazpacho – Amuse your Bouche
Beet and chia raspberry jam – Veggie Desserts
Carrot ketchup – Allotment 2 Kitchen
Cauliflower coconut and lime soup – Coconut and Berries
Green passion smoothie – Food to Glow
Roasted beetroot and raw cacao nib cupcakes – Elizabeth's Kitchen
Spicy red falafel – Tinned Tomatoes
More vegetarian recipes at Froothie website
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