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So Fast It’s Hot

Posted by terrepruitt on October 2, 2012

When you do something, like Nia or use a blender every day, it gives you a lot of material to post on a blog!  I’ve been using my birthday present almost every day.  When I first heard of “super” blenders that made soup I thought that was crazy.Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba  I thought that the blender had a heating element to heat up the soup.  And there are some like that.  But with the high-speed blenders, I didn’t realize the blades go fast enough to cause heat and heat up the soup.  They go so fast it is hot!  I didn’t think it would be something I would like.  As you may know I love to make soup and one of the things I love about the soup I make is the fact that I do it all in one pot and then I use my immersion blender.  I really like that.  I don’t like having to pour cooked soup into a blender then blend it then pour it back into the pot to re-warm it.  The soup recipes that I have seen for blender soup either have you doing that or have you cooking some if not the majority of ingredients before putting them in the blender.  At this point, for some of my soups I will stick to my one pot and stick blender recipes.  Another reason I like to make the soup in a pot is because I believe that cooking some of the ingredients as you go allows you to layer the flavors.  Now, I know that phrase from cooking shows and I could be off base with what it means and what I am doing, but that is what I consider myself doing when I sauté onions and then garlic and then add the butternut squash and sauté it.  Then add other spices, etc.  It layers the flavors.  But in a lot of the blender soup recipes you just dump it all in.  Well, since I got the dang thing I decided to at least try one of the recipes for soup.  I picked a recipe that does not require any other cooking.  Just dump all the ingredients in the blender container and press soup.  Now with that kind of ease I could maybe live without the layer of flavor if I liked the soup.

I like it ok.  I think that if I followed the recipe exactly it would have more flavor, but I also think that if I follow the recipe exactly it would be too hot for me.

The recipe that came with the Blendtec Blender and is on their website is for Tortilla Soup.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaTortilla Soup

2 cups warm water
2 Roma tomatoes
1/2 large carrot
1 1 inch strip of red pepper
1/4 avocado
an onion wedge
1 1 inch X 1/2 inch chunk of pepper jack cheese Monterey jack
2 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon no-salt herb seasoning Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

The ingredients go into the blender in the order that they are listed then you press “Soups” on the blender and let it do its thing.   It does really go so fast that it actually does get hot!  Some people might like their soup piping hot so this MIGHT not be hot enough for them.  But this type of soup is perfect at the temperature that the blender makes it.

It was not spicy because I didn’t use the pepper jack.  I bet if you like that hot (spicy) cheese the soup is good with it.  I will make it one day with the pepper jack because even if it ends up being too spicy hot for me, my hubby will eat it.  For now, I am just using the Monterey jack.

The first time I made this it took me 30 minutes because I was going slow.  The second time I made it, it was ready to eat in 20 minutes.  So my title, So Fast It’s Hot, applies to the blades of the blender AND to the fact that this can be made and in a bowl in 20 minutes.  Now that is HOT!

Before I got the blender I had an opinion about blender soup, what about you?  What do you think about blender soup? 

6 Responses to “So Fast It’s Hot”

  1. michele said

    mmm, looks yummy! So glad you are loving your new blender 🙂 One of these days you will get soup weather again, saw the forecast yesterday – 97 on the beach in Santa Cruz, awesome!!! Wish I was there! xoxo

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    • It is pretty yummy considering it can be made from scratch and in a bowl in 20 minutes. Gotta love a meal like that. It is kinda hearty too. I am looking forward to soup weather. It has been too hot. If you were here you would wish you weren’t —- too HOT!

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  2. Colleen said

    What do I think? I think I am jealous. I have been coveting your blender for some time. For smoothie and soup reasons. I might have to save up for one. Your green smoothies are sooooo much nicer than mine. Mine are chunky. Not so great for the palate. xoxo -Colleen

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    • I have never been into smoothies because I really love to EAT my fruit and veggies, but I came to a realization that I don’t think I am eating enough veggies, so I started looking into the smoothie stuff. I am sorry. I have not been wanting one for that long but I needed to give my hubby something to get for my birthday. I think you should save up for one if you are into smoothies because it is INCREDIBLE. The Costco deal with the TWO containers really was too good to pass up. It was less expensive than all of the other places I’ve seen, but I am stuck with a black blender.

      These smoothies are sooo smooth! I was hoping that you could come over and we could experiment with greens and fruit and try some new stuff. Once you see how scary fast/incredible it is, you’ll want one even more.

      Thank you for visiting here! XO

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  3. niachick said

    We don’t even use a blender anymore for our soups. We use our immersion tool (I would call it a blender, but I don’t want it confused with the typical blender) in the same pot in which we prepare the fixin’s for the soup. Yummy yummy yummy. We use organic chicken broth instead of milk (Frank is lactose intolerant) and the soups are divine!

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    • Well, I love the idea of one “pot”, so that is why I do use my immersion blender when I make soups. But this blender gets things so smooth I might try the pot-to-blender method just to see if it can really smooth out those greens. My husband did remind me that there was some “chunky” issues with some of my soups. So I might try it. But I do like the recipe that the blender came with where it IS all in one “pot” but the pot is the blender.

      LOVE seeing you here!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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