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Best Blendtec pitcher and recipes?

I got a Blendtec off the recomendation of a thread a while ago. It's been great and I love it but I'd like to know what ya'lls fav pitcher is for it? And as a bonus, what is your fav thing to make in it?
Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • i make a smoothie every morning. Kids love it when we do ice cream too. It's great and super easy

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,471
    edited November 2012
    I ain't got one of them fancy-pants new york city dwellen, docker wearin' yuppy blenders, got a Breville, but it's plenty strong.  Used that thar sucker to grind a point on a wooden broomhandle after the recent possum attack. 

    Anyway, our favorite things tah make are the same thangs that'll kill a man.  Mango margaritas, mango daiquiri.  Now 'n then, a batch of granny Brasseaux's black powder.

    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Yea, I've been doing a fruit smoothie in the morning and love it. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • If it makes you feel any better, Nola, I have a Breville toaster. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,471
    If it ain't got moonshine, paint thinner or somethin' from Dr. Tishenors in it, it ain't goin' on the breakfast table.  Call me a snob.  I double dare ya.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • BrownieBrownie Posts: 1,023
    I used my Breville to start my leaf blower (string broke and compressions low) when my fire grate clogs and I gotta clean it out to get my temps back up.   ;)
  • porkmanporkman Posts: 20
    edited November 2012
    We use a Vita-Mix, but I do have a few recipes I would like to share. I will try uploading them here soon....



  • Here, not sure if this works, but there should be some files attached...
  • FockerFocker Posts: 2,090
    edited November 2012

    Vitamix in the stable here.  Would have to go with a staple, pics below.

    http://www.adamperrylang.com/recipes/apl-bbq-sauce/

    Fresh and frozen fruit smoothies with greek yogurt or whey protein are frequent.  Frozen fruit replaces the ice.  Just add what I feel is appropriate, using honey as a natural sweetener.  Iced coffees are a favorite over the summer.  Ice, milk, instant coffee, white chocolate chips, vanilla extract. 

    These may crossover, but Vitamix recently sent an email with an updated recipe section.

    https://vitamix.com/Find-Recipes

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    Brandon
    Quad Cities

  • I researched the Vitamix vs Blendtec and after a ton of reading and using both, the Vitamix came out on top by a pretty big margin. The Vitamix site has some great recipes that I'm sure will work on yours.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,471
    Hell, back in da day, all we done had was a wood chipper.  Sucker had a brigg-n-straton 5 horsie engine I'd fill up with mah pawpaw's moonshine (boy was he pissed off). 

    Momma had dis round streatchy thang - found out later (more trouble - don' ask) it was called a diufram or somefin'.  Anyway, I stretched that sucker over the exit hole on the woodchipper and we'd fire it up n make watermellon dakkeries.  Din't have  no ice cause the freezer got covered with it so much no trays fit in der.  We just unplug it the day before and take a big chunk and a couple mellons and throw 'em in the chipper.  Stuff ain't got no place to go so it get all chewed up.  Dump some o pawpaws moonshine (its right there in the gas tank!) and we got dakkeries!!!

    Once pawpaw said he gonna make some chilly.  Coon got stuck in the rain barrel n drownded.  Pawpaw said he ain't been dead too long.  Threw im in the chipper and added some tomaders.  Said no beans - ain't natural.  Ground up that coon good and we cooked that sucker up an it tasted grate! 
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,080
    If it ain't got moonshine, paint thinner or somethin' from Dr. Tishenors in it, it ain't goin' on the breakfast table.  Call me a snob.  I double dare ya.
    SNOB!! Whaddaya gonna do about it, pahdner?
    ;)

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • man I miss Big Green Dave..............

  • Thanks guys. One big selling point for me on the blendtec was $100 less + 20% off at BBB.

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
    edited November 2012
    Travis: Hey everyone, I got this cool new blender. Anyone have any good recipes? 

    chrissnjenn: your blender sucks. Check out my blender's site for awesome recipes. I mean "I'm sure" your blender could handle them.

    good grief.

  • I almost put, thanks everyone except chrisnjenn, but I figured why bother. The guy is just another useless troll.

    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,570
    Thanks guys. One big selling point for me on the blendtec was $100 less + 20% off at BBB.
    It also fits under a standard cabinet, unlike most Vitamix(they have now brought out a new smaller capacity pitcher that will, saw it at Williams-Sonoma) I like the auto-speed feature that will stop for the pre-set food function. They have it on Costco.com for $370 after $30 rebate through 11/25/12, if anyone is interested.
  • man I miss Big Green Dave..............

    Ever see any of Stump Baby's? Hilarious!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • man I miss Big Green Dave..............

    Ever see any of Stump Baby's? Hilarious!
    no but apparently I need to. Other forum or this one?



  • "It also fits under a standard cabinet"

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^One reason I bought one^^^^^^^^

    "Thanks guys. One big selling point for me on the blendtec was $100 less + 20% off at BBB. "

    ^^^^^^^^^^^Another reason i bought one^^^^^^^^^

    Both great blenders. One just worked for me better than the other.





  • Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     


  • =)) =)) =)) =))

    Awesome. That was just the tater tot poem. good lord



  • I should have fitered through them but there are some diamonds in there for sure

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • I should have fitered through them but there are some diamonds in there for sure
    No Need. I'll be reading them all now. Wish we had more of that. Wish this were a much more friendlier place like that



  • Dude, if you find the one about his aunt's hat in the outhouse please send it to me

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    edited November 2012
    I almost put, thanks everyone except chrisnjenn, but I figured why bother. The guy is just another useless troll.

    Troll? Really?  I have been a member on BGE forums for years and provided a lot of good feedback.  Now I agree my post above came across as a jerk, but that wasn't my intention (I should of typed it differently--my fault).

    I would say sorry, but your above post says a lot about you.

    I spent a few minutes looking at some of your posts and you have the nerve to call me a troll?  How ironic.

  • Snausages01Snausages01 Posts: 5
    edited November 2012
    Anyway, our favorite things tah make are the same thangs that'll kill a man.  Mango margaritas, mango daiquiri.  Now 'n then, a batch of granny Brasseaux's black powder.

    Mind sharing a recipe for the mango margaritas or daiquiris?  I've tried to make them in the past after we had some good ones in Mexico, but I couldn't seem to work it out, so I gave up.

    -Chris

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,471

    Anyway, our favorite things tah make are the same thangs that'll kill a man.  Mango margaritas, mango daiquiri.  Now 'n then, a batch of granny Brasseaux's black powder.

    Mind sharing a recipe for the mango margaritas or daiquiris?  I've tried to make them in the past after we had some good ones in Mexico, but I couldn't seem to work it out, so I gave up.

    -Chris

    The secret is to buy good fresh mango.  We'll buy a flat, then skin and seed them and freeze them. 

    Anyway, don't really use a recipe, just throw in about a pound of mango, 8 oz rum or tequila, some frozen concentrated fruit juice for sweetness, maybe some triple sec, blend all that together then add some ice and maybe some water if it isn't mixing well.  Taste, make any adjustments if necessary.  Serve.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 


  • Anyway, our favorite things tah make are the same thangs that'll kill a man.  Mango margaritas, mango daiquiri.  Now 'n then, a batch of granny Brasseaux's black powder.

    Mind sharing a recipe for the mango margaritas or daiquiris?  I've tried to make them in the past after we had some good ones in Mexico, but I couldn't seem to work it out, so I gave up.

    -Chris

    The secret is to buy good fresh mango.  We'll buy a flat, then skin and seed them and freeze them. 

    Anyway, don't really use a recipe, just throw in about a pound of mango, 8 oz rum or tequila, some frozen concentrated fruit juice for sweetness, maybe some triple sec, blend all that together then add some ice and maybe some water if it isn't mixing well.  Taste, make any adjustments if necessary.  Serve.
    I use frozen mango chunks almost every day in my smoothies. I buy them pre-frozen at the store and they seem really fresh and flavorful. If you haven't tried that, find some and give that a rip. 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,471
    I'll give it a shot.  Mangos suck to seed and skin.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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