Ahh, sweet summertime, the only season when it’s appropriate to lounge around and do nothing all day. The blender will become your best friend this summer because it’s equipped to help you make some of the quickest and most delicious foods when you’re trying to maximize your time outside. So hop up out the bed, and turn your blender on.

1. Pesto Eggs


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Yep that’s right, your blender can make foods other than smoothies (gasp). Try making these easy pesto eggs in the morning to give you the protein boost you’ll need.

2. Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Crumb Topping


Photo by Katherine Baker

These banana muffins sound like they’re straight from a bakery and you can make them yourself with only five ingredients.

3. Oatmeal Pancakes


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These oatmeal pancakes are packed with protein, so try these for breakfast if you’ll be active outside during the day.

4. Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse


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You can make this chocolate mousse in your blender in just 10 minutes. Make it for your friends and they’ll think you’re extra fancy.

5. Banana Nice Cream


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This banana ice cream makes for the perfect snack to cool down with after lounging by the pool or beach all day. Plus, with only two ingredients it’s a healthier alternative to normal ice cream.

6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup


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Save some money and make your own copycat Panera-style broccoli cheddar soup in your blender.

7. Tequila-Infused Salsa


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You can now snack on chips and this tequila-infused salsa by the pool and get tipsy.

8. Toasted Coconut Almond Fudge Smoothie


Photo by Holly Lipka

Plot twist, this toasted coconut smoothie is actually really healthy and has hidden spinach in it.

9. Sangria Slushy


Photo by Kelly Logan

This sangria slushy is the perfect boozy and summery drink – it takes three minutes to make and only uses two ingredients.

10. Avocado Smoothie


Photo by Rachel Piorko

This vegan avocado smoothie is the best way to start your day. Avocados are full of vitamins and protein and even have more potassium than a banana, so get your fix with this easy recipe.

11. Guacamole Hummus


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Oh yes, another great hybrid for you to try. Make this guac hummus in only 10 minutes.

12. Raspberry Mango Smoothie


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This fruity smoothie is the epitome of summer and you can make it in just 10 minutes. Plus, it’s very Instagrammable.

13. Cauliflower Crust Pizza


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Make a healthy and delicious personal pizza with this low-carb recipe.

14. Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake


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This is the perfect shake to have after you’ve been active outside all day. Plus, who wouldn’t want a creamy peanut butter cup milkshake?

15. Acaí Bowl


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Acaí bowls have become all the rage and you can make one for yourself in the comfort of your own home without having to wait in long lines and paying over $10.