30 December 2011

This. Is. Brilliant.

mason jar turned bullet single serve blender
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Today Paul and I decided to play guinea pig and test out a Real Simple Magazine tip to swap out the bulky glass blender container and replace it with a mason jar.  You simply fill a mason jar with your smoothie/drink ingredients, screw on the blade/bottom of the blender to the jar, and blend.  Not only do you get to enjoy your drink straight from the mason jar... but you skip the bulky, awkward blender clean-up.  If you've ever had to scrape spinach and strawberry seeds off your blender you're proooooobably jumping for joy right now eh?

I have no words.  Well, I suppose "OMGAMAZING!" would suffice =)
Margarita party at my house!!!



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64 comments:

  1. DIY Magic Bullet = love it! :)

    I'll bring the tequila!

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  2. amazing!  first melting chocolate in the crock pot, now this!!  my mind is blown.

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  3. jenn@ahomeinthemakingFriday, December 30, 2011

    omg. one word: genius.

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  4. Seriously? It fits?????  You may quickly rocket to hero-ness in my book.

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  5. this IS brilliant. geez. as if i needed an excuse to drink more..haha xoxx

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  6. That is genius! I wonder if mason jars fit on all blenders..

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  7. cool, will have to try it out tonight! :D

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  8. WOW!!! i had no idea you could do that!!! real simple is so smart!

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  9. Great idea! Especially when blending something small. Now, I want a margarita.. 

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  10. now all that's left, is for you to decorate the mason jar!

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  11. Lindsay @ The Lean Green BeanFriday, December 30, 2011

    uh, trying this like immediately!

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  12. My mom actually already has one of these. I am totally jealous of both of you!

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  13. Um. This is pretty amazing.... looking for mason jars.

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  14. Ah! Thats such a great idea! I would have never thought about that.

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  15. I would look for a standard sized mason jar, or even as long as the mouth of the jar matches the mouth of your blender it should work! <3 LMK!

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  16. uhhhh well you DO need an excuse to come drink with me! =)

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  17. So you're saying my blender blade thingy will fit a mason jar? OMG...this is life changing!

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  18. "OMGAMAZING!"  is absolutely the best way to describe this.

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  19. Whoa that's cool!  I wish that would work for my Vitamix!

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  20. It might!!!!! Is the bottom of the vitamix similar to normal blenders or is it a square bottom?

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  21. as long as the bottom is round it should fit! make sure you grab a standard sized mason jar ooooor come visit and you can have a few of mine ;) hint hint!

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  22. And here I've been thinking that I need to buy a magic bullet - this would totally remedy my need for a single serving blender!  Thanks for sharing :-)

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  23. What a cool and useful tip. I can't wait to try this out with my blender. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. The bottom doesn't actually screw off.  Lame, huh? :)

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  25. Such a simple but brilliant idea... def. need to try this since I am about to put the blender in the washer at the moment

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  26. fantastic! I have never seen this before, but I have quite the collection of mason jars. I really hopw they fit in my blender!

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  27. oh boo! but at least it is an AMAZING blender =)

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  28. Yay! Happy to help! I was having the same urge -- this totally satisfied the need for the bullet blender without having to shell out the $$

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  29. im so glad you tried this out i have been nervous to try it out...margartias!! dont tempt me love!

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  30. That is absolutely brilliant. Especially because I love Margaritas! Party on! I just bought a bunch of mason jars. 

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  31. Brilliant idea! I am so sick of cleaning the blender every time I make a smoothie...which is every day!

    Happy New Year my friend!

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  32. I saw this too! I love it. I'm going to go find a mason jar right now and make a green smoothie! :)

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  33. Totally works!!! just make sure its screwed on tight so there isnt margarita flying everywhere! hehe

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  34. oh my god...this is genius!!

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  35. ...this is like the best idea EVER!  Holy crap!  I may actually use a blender now!!!

    BUZZED

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  36. aww thanks love!!! I about DIED when I read this tip from RS and almost died again when it worked! Helloooo single serve drinks! <3

    Happy New Year friend!

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  37. What an incredible idea!  Have to try it!

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  38. Woah!! I'm going to have to go try this right now. :)

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  39. Kay at the Van Gogh CafeFriday, December 30, 2011

    That is seriously an amazing, amazing idea!

    Especially for the margaritas. =)

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  40. That is terrific!  Sadly, I have a 90s style kitchen aide where they had a one-twist large mouth bottom....mine won't work *sob*

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  41. Oh wow, that is brilliant! I'm hoping this works with Vita-Mix?! I must try it and hope I don't tear up the kitchen in the process. Thanks for the tip!! 

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  42. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice idea!!!  Thanks for sharing, lovebug! 

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  43. haha duuude that IS pretty genius! I totally get you about the whole scraping thing, ESPECIALLY if there are chia seeds involved :P

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  44. This is like one of those "AHA" moments...or "DUH why didn't I think of that?" LOL!

    Happy New Year. Hope you're feeling better. Enjoy a "Margie" for me. ;)

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  45. I swear, you are a genius! I can't wait to try this. I always wind up pouring my smoothies into mason jars anyways- this will save me a step! 
    I need to meet you one day to pick your brain and steal all of your creative ideas! (:

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  46. Brilliant is a perfect description... I've got to try this!!
    Jen it has been awesome getting to know you and your blog is truly inspirational!
    Happy New Year my friend =) Love ya <3

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  47. LOOOOVE this idea!! I would have never guessed that an everyday mason jar would screw perfectly onto a blender! So trying this today!

    Happy New Year, Jenn! xoxo <3

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  48. Great idea!! I love this, I'm going to have to give it a try!

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  49. That is soooo cool!  I love it!!  I wish I had known about this several years ago when I tossed out a blender because I had broken the container.....

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  50. Simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  51. Best idea ever! Gotta love Real Simple for all their tips and tricks! Too bad I don't have a blender! Haha!

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  52. Well hellllllooooo life changer!

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  53. Wow! What a great idea! I will have to use this one! Yes more margaritas will be made in your honor now! :)
    Thanks for the idea!

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  54. Janette@The2SeasonsSunday, January 08, 2012

    Can't wait to try this!!!

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  55. Oh, man!  I wish I had known about this BEFORE I reordered a replacement for my glass blender jar.  I could've saved some cash! Thanks for the tip!

    Blessings,

    Jennifer

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  56. Its also perfect for a day you just don't want to clean the blender AND a glass =) Hope it still comes in handy for ya! xxoo

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  57. Great tip! I can't wait to try this-we make a lot of smoothies after our workouts. I think this is going to be a game changer... I found you through Trendy Treehouse. Have a great Wednesday! 

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  58. Thanks Rebekah!!!! Hope you're having a rockin' week! xoxo

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