24 October 2011

DIY Magic Bullet

Have you ever had or wanted one of those Magic Bullet blender systems?  They are around $50 so not too expensive but not cheap either.  Especially if you already have a blender.  Well we had a generic one that I loved.  Made protein shakes every morning, made salsa in it, pesto sauces etc… It really was handy and fast.  But it broke after about 3 years.  Not bad for the money really.  So I’ve been wanting a new one but haven’t wanted to spend the money since I already have a regular blender. 

Well this weekend we were checking them out at Costco when another shopper gave me a pretty neat tip!  Check this out.  You can turn your regular home blender into a magic bullet!

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Now turn the glass pitcher upside down and unscrew the blade from it.  Apparently as my bestie pointed out not all people know you can remove this piece!

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Now get a ball mason jar.  You will need one with a normal sized mouth.  The wide mouth wont work.

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Take off the lid and replace it with the screw on blade from your blender.  It fits!

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Now you have all the capabilities of the magic bullet with your home blender =)

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As you can see we did buy a new magic bullet.  Not because we needed it but because firstly I didn’t want to drive back to Costco if this little trick didn’t work.  And secondly we decided it would be nice for Mr Garden to have it at work.

So now if you try this and make some tasty concoction you will have to come back and tell me the recipe!!

 

~Sommer

5 comments:

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Brilliant!

gina said...

I never had a Magic Bullet. I'm not sure I understand. How is it different having the mason jar screwed into the blade as opposed to the regular blender pitcher?

Erin said...

I saw this through the "Not just a housewife" linky party and thought, NO WAY! It totally works with my blender. THANKS!!!

Urban Stylist In the Country... said...

Thank-you! Thank-you! I recently chipped the lip of my blender pitcher and plan to take it to a glass place to get it ground smooth and safe again,we just bought this blender $$$ .
Now we can have the smoothies we have been missing!
:)
Gaylene

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Hey what a smart idea!! Thanks for teh tip...and also for visiting FFL!

Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

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