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INSTRUCTION AND
RECIPE BOOKLET
SMARTPOWERTM 7-Speed Electronic Blender SPB-7C Series
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
When using an electrical appliance basic safety
precautions should always be followed, including
the following:
1. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE
USING.
2. To protect against the risk of electrical shock,
do not put motor base of blender in water or
other liquid.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is used by or near children.
4. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before
putting on or taking off parts, and before cleaning
or removing contents from blender jar or container.
Never put hands into the blender jar or
container or handle the blades with appliance
plugged in.
5. Avoid contact with moving parts.
6. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged
cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions,
or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return
appliance to nearest Cuisinart service facility for
examination, repair, and/or mechanical or
electrical adjustment.
7. The use of attachments, including canning or
ordinary jars, not recommended or sold by
Cuisinart may cause fire, electrical shock, or risk
of injury to persons.
8. Do not use outdoors.
9. Do not let cord hang over edge of counter or
table or touch hot surfaces.
10. Keep hands and utensils out of jar while
blending to reduce the risk of severe injury to
persons or damage to blender itself. A rubber
or plastic spatula may be used but must be used
only when the blender is turned OFF.
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11. When blender is in ON mode, and LED
lights are flashing, do not touch cutting assembly,
interfere with blade movement, or remove
blender jar cover. Accidentally touching a speed
button may activate the blender.
12. BLADES ARE SHARP. HANDLE
CAREFULLY.
13. To reduce the risk of injury, never place
cutting assembly on base without the blender jar
properly attached.
14. Always operate blender with the cover in place.
15. Never leave your blender unattended while
running.
16. When blending HOT liquids, remove
measured pour lid (center piece of cover) to
allow steam to escape.
17. Screw on locking ring firmly. Injury can result
if moving blades accidentally become exposed.
18. Do not use an extension cord with this unit.
Doing so may result in fire, electrical shock, or
personal injury.
Regarding your cord set: A longer cord has been
provided so that you will have flexibility in
positioning your Cuisinart® SmartPower™
Blender near an electrical outlet. Exercise care
when using the longer cord to avoid entangling or
tripping over the cord. The longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over the counter
or table top, where it can be pulled on by children
or tripped over. Excess cord should be stored in
the cord storage area at the back of the blender
base to avoid injury caused by the longer cord.
19. Wash the blender jar, cutting assembly,
locking ring, and cover before first use.
20. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR FIRE, DO
NOT REMOVE THE BASE PANEL. NO
USER SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE.
REPAIR SHOULD BE DONE ONLY BY
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL.
21. WARNING: FLASHING LIGHT
INDICATES READY TO OPERATE. DO
NOT TOUCH BLADES.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
NOTICE:
This appliance has a polarized plug (one prong
is wider than the other). To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this plug will fit into a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully
into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not modify
the plug in any way.
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
Place the gift box containing your Cuisinart®
SmartPower™ 7-Speed Series Electronic Blender
onto a flat, sturdy surface for unpacking. Remove
instruction booklet and other printed materials
from top of corrugated insert. Next remove the top
corrugated insert. Carefully lift the blender base
from the gift box. Remove the lower corrugated
insert containing the blender jar assembly. Use
caution not to tip the jar when removing. Remove
any additional literature from the box. To assemble
the blender, follow the “Assembly” instructions on
page 4 of this instruction book. Replace all
corrugated inserts in the box, and save the box for
repackaging. See the “Features and Benefits”
section of this booklet for a listing of all blender
parts.
Before using for the first time: Wash all parts
according to the “Cleaning and Maintenance”
section on page 6 of this booklet to remove any
dust or residue.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Important Safeguards ..................................p.2
1.
is easy to use. Just press on, no turning
or twisting required. Tight-fitting seal
resists leakage.
Unpacking Instructions ...............................p.2
Introduction ................................................p.3
Features and Benefits .................................p.3
2.
Assembly ......................................................p.4
3.
Helpful Reminders.......................................p.4
Easy Reference Guides ...............................p.5
4.
5.
Recipe Tips .................................................p.7
Recipes ................................................... p.7-15
Warranty Information ...............................p.16
INTRODUCTION
6.
Electronic Blender purées,
The
blends, mixes, stirs, liquefies, and more.
So whether you’re making soup, salsa, salad
dressing, or baby food, you can do it easily and
quickly. No need to worry about spills or messy
clean-ups, either. The SmartPower™ Electronic
Blender comes with a dripless pour spout and
touchpads that wipe clean in an instant.
7.
8.
activates the ice crushing speed. This button
is pre-set to the best speed for crushed ice.
However, you can crush ice at any speed.
9.
Slip- Proof Feet
prevent movement during use and prevent
damaging marks on countertops or tables.
10. Hidden Cord Storage Compartment
(not shown)
keeps countertop safe and neat by
conveniently storing excess cord.
11. Impact-Resistant Plastic Housing
is crafted of the finest quality materials to
resist staining, cracking, and odors.
12. Innovative Cuisinart Design
in combination with power, performance,
sturdiness, and easy cleanability, makes
this blender a winner.
is strong enough for all blender tasks,
including tough jobs, from ice crushing
to chopping delicate herbs.
Note: Blades are sharp…handle carefully.
2.
Locking Ring
1.
3.
Heavy Duty Motor Base
is so sturdy and stable, it will not “walk” on
your counter—even during ice crushing! The
motor is strong enough to handle all blending
tasks, including crushing ice without liquid,
and is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
SmartPower™
Like all Cuisinart® appliances, the SmartPower™
Electronic Blender was designed to bring you
years of enjoyment, and it is backed by a three-year
limited warranty.
High-Quality Cutting Assembly with
Patented Stainless Steel Blades
is self-aligning so that the glass blender jar
slides easily into position, eliminating the
frustration of twisting and turning the
blender jar to lock it into place.
Congratulations! You have purchased a Cuisinart®
SmartPower™ Electronic Blender.
The life of the party, the SmartPower™ Electronic
Blender is engineered with seven speeds that
crush ice, including one speed just for ice crushing.
The result is delicious, professional-quality frozen
drinks, from the thickest strawberry daiquiris to
the most flavorful piña coladas.
Leakproof Rubber Gasket (not shown)
holds the glass jar snugly in position for
safe operation.
Cleaning and Maintenance ..........................p.6
Do’s and Don’ts ...........................................p.6
40 oz. Glass Jar with
Dripless Pour Spout
has a unique, sturdy, wide-mouth design and
a dripless pour spout for no-mess pouring.
Operation ....................................................p.4
8b. Ice Crush Button
2 oz. Measured Pour Lid
allows you to measure and add ingredients
neatly without removing the cover.
Use and Care ...............................................p.4
low, so you can blend ingredients only as much
as needed.
Cover
7-Speed Touch Pad Control
with Indicator Lights
is easy to use, read and clean. Seven speeds
give you great versatility—use low speeds for
delicate blending all the way up to high
speeds for cheese, garlic, or lemon zest.
The red LED lights clearly indicate what
blender speed you are using.
5.
4.
6.
7.
10.
8b.
8.
8a.
11.
8a. Pulse at Any Speed Button
allows you to pulse at any speed from high to
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USE AND CARE
5.
Push the cover onto the top of the blender jar.
Push the measured pour lid into the cover.
ASSEMBLY
6.
Place the blender jar on the motor base so
that the jar markings are facing you and the
handle is positioned to one side.
7.
Plug in power cord. Your blender is now
ready to be used.
To use your Cuisinart SmartPower Electronic
Blender, begin by assembling the blender jar.
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™
1.
Turn the blender jar (a) upside down, and
place it flat on a sturdy surface.
2.
Position the rubber gasket (b) on the round
opening on the bottom of the blender jar.
3.
Turn the cutting assembly (c) upside down,
and place the blade end in the blender
jar opening.
Note: Blades are sharp…handle carefully.
4.
(d)
Secure the rubber gasket and cutting
assembly into position by placing the smaller
opening of the locking ring (d) on top of the
cutting assembly. Engage threads by twisting
the locking ring clockwise until tightened.
Make sure locking ring is tightly fastened to
blender jar. Once assembled, turn the
blender jar right-side up.
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Once the cover is in position, additional
ingredients can be added during blending by
simply lifting the measured pour lid, adding
ingredients, and replacing the measured pour lid.
•
Cover should always be in place while the
unit is ON.
•
Warning: Do not place blender jar onto base
while motor is running.
•
Do not twist locking ring from blender jar
when removing blender jar from base. Simply
lift blender jar from motor base.
•
Boiling liquid or solid frozen foods (with the
exception of ice cubes or 1/2" [1.3 cm] pieces
of frozen fruit) should never be placed in the
blender jar.
•
Do not place ice, frozen foods or very cold
liquids into a blender jar which has come
directly from a hot dishwasher.
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(b)
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Follow “Cleaning and Maintenance”
instructions on page 6 prior to your first use.
1.
Place the motor base of your Cuisinart®
SmartPower™ Electronic Blender onto a flat,
Add all necessary ingredients to the blender
jar, and replace the cover. You may add
additional ingredients by lifting the measured
pour lid and dropping ingredients through the
fill area. Replace the measured pour lid after
adding ingredients. Do not place hands into
blender jar with blender plugged in.
Note: Add liquid ingredients first, then follow
with solid ingredients. This will provide more
consistent blending and prevent unnecessary
stress on the motor.
Tip: Liquid ingredients can be measured in the
measured pour lid using the measurement marking.
Solid ingredients can be added by simply dropping
them through the fill area into the blender jar.
Replace the measured pour lid after adding ingredients.
3.
TO START BLENDING: press the ON
button. The red ON LED light will flash,
indicating that the blender is turned on but
no speed has been selected.
Stir
Pulse
Ice Crush
Chop
Do not place very hot liquids or foods into a
blender jar which has come directly from the
freezer. Boiling liquids should cool for 5
minutes before being placed in blender jar.
OPERATION
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2.
HELPFUL REMINDERS
(c)
(a)
sturdy surface. It is important that the surface
be clean and dry. Assemble the blender by
following the “Assembly” instructions. Once
the jar is assembled and is in position on the
motor base, plug the Cuisinart® SmartPower™
Electronic Blender into an electrical outlet.
Liquefy
On
Mix
Purée
Off
4.
PRESS THE DESIRED BLENDING
SPEED: both the ON indicator light and
the activated speed indicator light will glow.
The blender will now be functioning at the
desired speed. It is possible to switch speeds
without pressing the OFF button, by simply
pushing the next desired speed button.
5.
6.
TO STOP THE BLENDING PROCESS:
re-press the activated speed button. The
blending process will stop. The red ON
indicator light will continue to flash to let
you know that the blender is still ON and
can be reactivated by pushing the desired
speed button. The blender can be
completely deactivated and stopped from
any speed by pushing the OFF button. You
will need to press the ON button again to
continue blending. As an added safety
feature the blending process can also be
stopped by pushing any two speed buttons
simultaneously. This procedure will turn
the blender OFF. To reset the blender press
the OFF button then press the ON button.
PULSE MODE: while the blender is turned
ON, you can create a burst of power for quick,
efficient blending by activating the PULSE
function. To do so, first push the PULSE
button, which will cause the PULSE indicator
light to flash. Next, push and release the
desired speed button. Repeat as desired. You
determine the duration of each pulse. While
pulsing, all indicator lights (the ON, the
PULSE, and the desired SPEED) will glow.
The PULSE function can be used to break
apart larger pieces of food or to control the
texture of food when chopping. The PULSE
function is also effective in starting the blending
process when you do not want continuous
power, or when processing items which do not
require an extended amount of blending.
7.
TO CRUSH ICE: the SmartPower™
Electronic Blender motor is strong enough to
crush ice without liquid at any speed; however,
for your convenience we have preset the best
speed for ice crushing. To give you greater
control, the ICE CRUSH function
automatically operates as a PULSE function.
To crush ice, place ice cubes in the blender jar,
and place the cover and the measured pour lid
on the blender jar. Press the ON button. Press
the ICE CRUSH button in short pulses until ice
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
To Activate Blender
To Begin Blending
To Change Speeds
To Pulse
To Crush Ice
To Stop Blending (and Deactivate Blender)
To Stop Blending (in Pulse or ICE CRUSH
Mode)
To Stop Blending in Stir, Chop, Mix, Purée,
or Liquefy Mode
Press ON- The blender is in ON Mode.
Press desired Speed Button.
Press desired Speed Button.
In ON mode press PULSE, then press and
release desired speed button as needed.
In ON mode, press and release ICE
CRUSH Button as needed.
Press OFF Button.
Release button.
Press Speed Button again. This will return the
blender to ON mode. Press OFF Button to turn
blender OFF.
SPEED SELECTION GUIDE
Refer to this guide to choose the best speed for your desired result.
Ingredient/Recipe
Speed
Result
Reconstituting frozen
orange juice concentrate
Mayonnaise
Salad dressings
Nuts
Whipping cream
Bread Crumbs
Health drinks
Frozen cocktails
Grinding hard cheese
Spices
Grating citrus zest
Milk shakes
Baby food
Ice
Stir
Stir
Stir
Chop
Mix
Mix
Liquefy
Liquefy
Liquefy
Liquefy
Purée
Purée
Purée
Ice Crush
Smooth and full-bodied
Thick and creamy
Desired consistency
Coarse to fine
Thick topping
Uniformly fine
Smooth and creamy
Thick and slushy
Coarse to fine
Coarse to fine
Uniformly fine
Smooth and creamy
Smooth and creamy
Snowy
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is crushed to desired consistency. See the
"Recipe Tips" section on page 7 for more details.
8.
9.
TO DISLODGE FOOD: use a rubber
or plastic spatula to help remove food lodged
around the cutting assembly. DO NOT USE
SPATULA UNTIL YOU HAVE TURNED
THE BLENDER OFF. Replace the cover
and measured pour lid and continue
blending, if necessary. Make sure spatula is
not inside the blender jar before blending.
WHEN FINISHED BLENDING: press
the OFF button, and unplug the blender
from the electrical outlet. Never remove the
blender jar from the base until pressing the
OFF button. Do not twist locking ring from
blender jar when removing jar from motor
base. Simply lift blender jar from motor
base. Do not place hands into blender jar
with blender plugged in.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Always unplug your Cuisinart® SmartPower™
Electronic Blender from the electrical outlet
before cleaning. The blender is made of
corrosion-resistant parts which are easy to clean.
Before first use and after every use, clean each part
thoroughly. Periodically check all parts before
reassembly. If any part is damaged or blender jar is
chipped or cracked, DO NOT USE BLENDER.
Remove the blender jar from the motor base by
lifting straight up and away. Twist off the locking
ring by turning counter-clockwise. Remove the
cutting assembly and rubber gasket. Wash in
warm soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Place
the locking ring in the upper rack of the
dishwasher or wash in warm water.
CAUTION: Handle the cutting assembly
carefully. It is SHARP and may cause injury.
Do not attempt to remove blades from
cutting assembly.
Remove the blender jar cover and the measured
pour lid. Wash in warm, soapy water; rinse and
dry thoroughly, or place in upper rack of a
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dishwasher.The blender jar must be washed in
warm soapy water and rinsed and dried
thoroughly. The blender jar can also be placed
upside down in a dishwasher.
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Place cover on firmly. Always operate the
blender with the cover on.
•
Make sure locking ring is tightly attached
to blender jar.
Finally, wipe the motor base clean with a damp
cloth to remove any residue and dry thoroughly.
Never submerge the motor base in water or other
liquid or place in a dishwasher.
•
Always remove locking ring, cutting
assembly, and rubber gasket before cleaning.
•
When scraping the blender jar with a
spatula, remove the food from the sides of
the blender jar and place it in the center of
the blender jar, over the cutting assembly.
•
When chopping fresh herbs, garlic, onion,
zest, bread crumbs, spices, etc…make sure
the blender jar and cutting assembly are
completely dry.
•
If food tends to stick to the sides of the blender
jar when blending, pulse in short bursts.
•
Pulses should be short bursts. Space the pulses
so the blades stop rotating between pulses.
Tip: You may wish to clean your blender cutting
assembly as follows: Squirt a small amount of
dishwashing liquid into assembled blender jar and
fill halfway with warm water. Run on STIR for 15
seconds. Repeat using clean tap water. Empty
blender jar and carefully disassemble parts. Wash
cutting assembly, gasket and locking ring in warm,
soapy water. Rinse and dry all parts thoroughly.
DO’S AND DON’TS WHEN USING
YOUR BLENDER
DO:
•
Make sure the electrical outlet is rated at the
same voltage as that stated on the bottom of
the blender motor base.
•
Always use the blender on a clean, sturdy and
dry surface.
•
Always add liquid ingredients to the blender
jar first, then add remaining ingredients.
This will ensure that ingredients are
uniformly mixed.
•
Cut most foods into cubes approximately
1/2" (1.3 cm) to 1" (2.5 cm) to achieve a
more uniform result. Cut all cheeses into
pieces no larger than 1/2" (1.3 cm).
•
•
Use the measured pour lid to measure liquid
ingredients such as alcohol. Replace measured
pour lid after ingredients have been added.
Use a rubber or plastic spatula as needed
only when the blender is turned OFF. Never
use metal utensils, as damage may occur to
the blender jar or cutting assembly.
DON’T:
•
Don’t store food or liquids in your
blender jar.
•
Don’t place cutting assembly and locking
ring onto motor base without the blender
jar attached.
•
Blender will not mash potatoes, knead heavy
dough, or beat egg whites.
•
Don’t remove blender jar while unit is ON.
Keep the blender jar cover on the blender
jar while blending.
•
Don't twist locking ring from blender jar
when removing blender jar from motor base.
Simply lift blender jar from motor base.
•
Don’t overprocess foods. Blender will achieve
most desired results in seconds, not minutes.
•
Don’t overload blender. If the motor stalls,
turn the blender OFF immediately, unplug
the unit, and remove a portion of the food,
then continue.
•
Don’t use any utensil inside the blender jar
while the motor is ON.
•
Don’t use any container or accessories not
recommended by Cuisinart. Doing so may
result in injury.
•
Don’t place hands inside the blender jar
when blender is plugged in.
•
Don’t add boiling liquids or frozen foods
(except ice cubes or 1/2" pieces of frozen fruit)
to glass blender jar. Boiling liquids should cool
for 5 minutes before being placed in blender jar.
RECIPE TIPS
You’ll find many easy ways to prepare savory,
healthful meals with your Cuisinart® SmartPower™
Electronic Blender. The simple recipes that follow
include some old Cuisinart favorites as well as some
creative combinations that are sure to please your
friends and family. Thanks to the superior ice
crushing power of the SmartPower™ Electronic
Blender you’ll also be able to make delicious
frozen drinks.
times or until cubes are the consistency of snow.
Turn blender OFF. Pulse fewer times if
coarsely chopped ice is desired.
Grating Citrus Zest
For best results, blender jar and cutting assembly
must be clean and dry. Remove zest from fruit in
strips (using vegetable peeler). Use no more than
8 strips at a time (zest of one medium lemon).
Pulse on Purée 4-5 times. Turn blender OFF
and scrape blender jar with a spatula. Turn blender
ON and blend on Purée for 10-15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF.
Grinding Hard Cheese
Cut cheese into 1/2" (1.3 cm) pieces. Blend on
Liquefy for 30 seconds. Turn blender OFF. For
best results, grind no more than 3 ounces (90 g) of
cheese at a time.
Grinding Spices
RECIPE TIPS:
For best results, blender jar and cutting assembly
must be clean and dry. Add 1/4-1/2 cup (50-125
ml) of spices/seeds/peppercorns to blender jar.
Blend on Liquefy for 30-35 seconds. Turn
blender OFF.
Chopping Nuts
Whipping Cream
Pulse 1/2 cup (125 ml) of nuts (shells removed) on
Chop 4-5 times. Turn blender OFF; scrape
blender jar with spatula. Turn blender ON and
pulse on Chop 2-3 times. Turn blender OFF. Pulse
fewer times for more coarsely chopped results. For
best results, process no more than 1 cup at a time.
Whip 1 cup (250 ml) of cream (whipping or heavy
cream) at a time. Blend on Mix, and process for 45
seconds or until creamy and smooth. If making
sweetened cream, add sugar after 10 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Makes about 1 cup (250 ml).
Bread, Cookie or Cracker Crumbs
Rehydrate 1 ounce (30 g) of tomatoes in 1 cup
(250 ml) boiling water. Allow to sit for 10 minutes
or until softened. Add tomatoes and water to
blender jar. Cover and pulse on Liquefy 5 times;
then run continuously on Liquefy for 15-20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Drain in fine
strainer if desired. Makes about 1/2 cup (125 ml)
of puréed tomatoes.
For best results, use day-old bread (drier bread
works best). Break bread slices into 1/2" (1.3 cm)
pieces, and process no more than 1 cup (250 ml) of
pieces at a time on Mix for 5-10 seconds. Crackers
and cookies should also be broken into 1/2" (1.3
cm) pieces; process 1 cup (250 ml) at a time on
Mix for 10-15 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Crushing Ice
Add up to 12 large ice cubes to blender jar. Press
the Ice Crush Button, using short bursts, 11-12
Puréeing Sun-Dried Tomatoes
RECIPES
Before following any of these Cuisinart recipes
make sure the SmartPower™ Electronic
Blender is properly assembled. Follow the
"Assembly" directions on page 4 of this
instruction booklet for correct blender
assembly procedure.
FROZEN BEVERAGES
FROZEN CRANBERRY-ORANGE
MIMOSAS
Makes ten servings
1
cup (250 ml) cranberry juice
cocktail, chilled
1
cup (250 ml) orange juice, chilled
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) ice cubes
1
bottle (750 ml) brut champagne, chilled
Place cranberry juice, orange juice, and ice cubes
in blender jar in order listed. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Liquefy until thick and frothy, about 30-40
seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Pour 1/3 cup juice mixture into each champagne
glass. Top with chilled champagne.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 32 (0% from fat) • carbo. 8g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 14mg
FROZEN FRUIT DAIQUIRI
Makes five 4-ounce (125 ml) servings
4
ounces (125 ml) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3
ounces (120 ml) light rum
2
cups (500 ml) ice cubes
1
cup (250 ml) ripe fruit, cut into 1" (2.5 cm)
pieces (strawberries, bananas, peaches)
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Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and process on Liquefy until slushy, about 45-50
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 90 (0% from fat) • carbo. 13g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 3mg
FROZEN DAIQUIRI
Makes four 4-ounce (125 ml) servings
4
ounces (125 ml) tequila
Nutritional analysis per serving:
1
tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
2
cups (500 ml) ice cubes
Calories 396 (9% from fat) • carbo. 76g • prot. 14g • fat 4g
sat. fat 3g • chol. 20mg • sod. 265mg
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until slushy, about 45-60
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
1
cup (250 ml) 2% milk
scoop (4 ounces/125 ml) vanilla ice cream
Nutritional analysis per serving:
2
tablespoons (25 ml) chocolate syrup
Calories 94 (0% from fat) • carbo. 6g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and process
on Purée until smooth and creamy, about 25-30
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
ounces (125 ml) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
3
ounces (120 ml) light rum
Makes two 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
2
cups (500 ml) ice cubes
1/2
cup (125 ml) unsweetened pineapple juice
2
ounces (50 ml) sweetened cream of coconut
2
ounces (50 ml) dark rum
1
cup (250 ml) ice cubes
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 105 (0% from fat) • carbo. 14g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
RUM AND ORANGE FREEZE
Makes four 4-ounce (125 ml) servings
1
cup (250 ml) orange juice
1-1/2 ounces (45 ml) dark rum
1
cup (250 ml) ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until slushy, about 30 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 45 (0% from fat) • carbo. 6g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 2mg
MARGARITA
Makes four 4-ounce (125 ml) servings
1/2
8
cup (125 ml) lime juice
Makes two 8-ounce (250 ml) servings
1
4
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until slushy, about 45-50
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE
PIÑA COLADA
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until slushy, about 45-50
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 243 (41% from fat) • carbo. 29g • prot. 7g
fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 34mg • sod. 127mg
Variation:
For a strawberry milk shake, substitute
strawberry syrup and strawberry ice cream.
CAPPUCCINO SHAKE
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Makes four 8-ounce (250 ml) servings
Calories 143 (25% from fat) • carbo. 10g • prot. 1g • fat 4g
sat. fat 2g • chol. 11mg • sod. 17mg
1
1/2
cup (125 ml) half-and-half
MILK SHAKES/FRAPPES
1/4
cup (50 ml) sugar*
1
cup (250 ml) ice cubes
ORANGE CREAMSICLE
Makes one 12-ounce (375 ml) serving
3/4
cup (175 ml) skim milk
2
scoops (8 ounces/250 ml) orange sherbet
2
tablespoons (25 ml) instant non-fat
dry milk
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) vanilla extract
Place ingredients in order listed in blender jar.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and process on Liquefy until smooth, about 30
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
cup (250 ml) espresso coffee or
strong coffee
ground cinnamon
Place all ingredients except cinnamon in blender jar in
order listed. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and process on Liquefy until smooth, about 2530 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Pour into glasses,
and sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately.
* Use less sugar (about 3 tablespoons) if a less
sweet beverage is desired.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 87 (31% from fat) • carbo. 14g • prot. 1g • fat 3g
sat. fat 2g • chol. 11mg • sod. 14mg
SMOOTHIES
Variation:
Pour mixture into ice cube trays, and freeze until
solid. Place in blender jar, and crush, using Ice
Crush to make a refreshing frozen dessert.
ICE CREAM SODA
ALL-FRUIT SMOOTHIE
DIPS/SPREADS/APPETIZERS
1/4
cup (50 ml) orange juice
For best results when blending fresh herbs, garlic
etc...the herbs, blender jar and cutting assembly
must be dry and clean.
1
cup (250 ml) cantaloupe, cut into 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
Makes 2-1/4 cups (550 ml)
Makes six 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
Makes two 12-ounce (375 ml) servings
HUMMUS
cup (250 ml) 2% milk
1
cup (250 ml) green or red seedless grapes
1/2
cup (125 ml) lemon juice
1
scoop (4 ounces/125 ml) vanilla ice cream
1
tablespoons (25 ml) chocolate syrup
cup (250 ml) canned pineapple
chunks, drained
2
2
cups (500 ml) canned, cooked garbanzo
beans, drained, reserve 2 tablespoons liquid
1
cup (250 ml) ginger ale
1
cup (250 ml) navel orange segments, cut
into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
4
medium garlic cloves, peeled, quartered
4
tablespoons (50 ml) tahini (optional)
1
cup (250 ml) strawberries, cut into 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
1-1/2 tablespoons (25 ml) olive oil
1
medium banana, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
1
cup (250 ml) ice cubes
1
Place milk, ice cream, and chocolate syrup in
blender jar in order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and process on Purée until
smooth and creamy, about 40-45 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Divide ginger ale into two tall
glasses (about 14-16 ounces/400-450 ml each).
Add ice cream mixture, and stir gently. Serve
immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 287 (34% from fat) • carbo. 40g • prot. 7g
fat 11g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 34mg • sod. 136mg
MOCHA SHAKE
Makes one 12-ounce (375 ml) serving
1
teaspoon (5 ml) instant coffee crystals
1
tablespoon (15 ml) hot water
Layer the ingredients in the blender jar in the
order listed. Do not pack fruit tightly into blender
jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and process on Liquefy until smooth, about
30-40 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Note: The riper the fruit, the sweeter the smoothie.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 92 (0% from fat) • carbo. 22g • prot. 1g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 5mg
1/4
tablespoon (5 ml) chopped parsley
2
teaspoons (10 ml) salt
Place lemon juice, garbanzo beans, reserved liquid,
garlic, tahini, olive oil and salt in blender jar in order
listed. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and process on Liquefy until smooth, about 20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with
a spatula. Turn blender ON and process an additional
25-30 seconds until smooth. Turn blender OFF.
Transfer to a serving dish, and sprinkle with parsley.
Serve at room temperature.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
BANANA-PINEAPPLE FREEZE
Calories 40 (27% from fat) • carbo. 6g • prot. 1g
fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 69mg
1/2
cup (125 ml) 2% milk
Makes two 8-ounce (250 ml) servings
2
scoops (8 ounces/250 ml) vanilla low-fat
frozen yogurt or vanilla ice milk.
1
cup (250 ml) unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2
medium banana, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
Makes two cups
2
tablespoons (25 ml) chocolate syrup
1/4
cup (50 ml) instant non-fat dry milk
2
cups (500 ml) low-fat vanilla yogurt
1
cup (250 ml) ice cubes
1
tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
3
tablespoons (45 ml) fresh mint leaves
Dissolve coffee crystals in hot water, and place in
blender jar. Add remaining ingredients in order
listed. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON
and process on Purée until smooth, about 25-30
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 479 (28% from fat) • carbo. 71g • prot. 15g
fat 15g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 43mg • sod. 255mg
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until smooth, about 25-30
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 152 (0% from fat) • carbo. 32g • prot. 6g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 3mg • sod. 87mg
MINTED YOGURT SAUCE
Place ingredients in blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and process on
Purée until well blended, about 10-15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Serve chilled with fresh fruit.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 16 (0% from fat) • carbo. 3g • prot. 1g • fat 0g
9
sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 8mg
Makes two cups (500 ml)
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Purée until well blended, about 20-25
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender jar
with a spatula. Turn blender ON and process an
additional 10 seconds until well combined.
Refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving to
develop flavor.
1
28-ounce (800 ml) can plum tomatoes,
drained
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
1/4
cup (50 ml) cilantro leaves
2
jalapeño peppers, halved, seeded, cut into
1/2" (1.3 cm) pieces
1
small onion, peeled, cut into 1/2"
(1.3 cm) pieces
1
1
Variation:
Substitute fruit-flavored yogurt.
MEXICAN SALSA CRUDA
teaspoon (5 ml) fresh lime juice
1
medium garlic clove, peeled, quartered
teaspoon (5 ml) salt
1
small scallion, trimmed, cut into 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
Calories 8 (0% from fat) • carbo. 2g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 76mg
SPICY CRABMEAT DIP
Makes 1-3/4 (425 ml) cups
1/3
cup (75 ml) milk
1
cup (250 ml) low-fat sour cream
cup (50 ml) low-fat mayonnaise
1
can (6 ounces) crabmeat, drained (about
3/4 cup/175 ml)
1
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh chopped chives
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared (7 ml) horseradish
10
Makes 1-1/2 cups (375 ml)
cup (50 ml) fresh cilantro leaves
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
1/4
CHUNKY GUACAMOLE
1/4
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
pulse on Mix 5-6 times until coarsely chopped.
Turn blender OFF. Allow to sit for 1-2 hours to
develop flavor. Drain before serving if a thicker
salsa is desired.
1/4
Calories 34 (53% from fat) • carbo. 2g • prot. 2g • fat 2g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 15mg • sod. 91mg
teaspoon (1 ml) ground white pepper
1/2
small green chili, seeded and quartered
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) salt
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) chili powder
1/2
cup (125 ml) non-fat plain yogurt
2
tablespoons (25 ml) fresh lemon juice
1
small plum tomato, cut into 1/2"
(1.3 cm) pieces
2
small ripe avocados, peeled, pits removed,
cut into 1/2" (1.3 cm) pieces
Place cilantro, garlic, scallion, chili, salt, and chili
powder in blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and pulse on Stir until coarsely
chopped, about 5-6 times. Add yogurt, lemon juice,
and tomato pieces. Pulse on Stir until coarsely
chopped (about 5 times), then run continuously on
Stir until combined, about 10 seconds. Add
avocado pieces, and pulse on Stir to combine,
about 10 times. Turn blender OFF. Scrape
blender jar with a spatula. Turn blender ON. Run
continuously on Stir until combined, but still
chunky, about 10 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Tip: To prevent browning, bury the pit in the
center of the mixture for serving or storage.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 39 (69% from fat) • carbo. 2g • prot. 1g • fat 3g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 30mg
SAUCES/DRESSINGS/
VINAIGRETTES
CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Makes six tablespoons (90 ml)
3
1-ounce (30 g) squares semisweet
chocolate, each broken into 8 pieces
1-1/2 teaspoons (7 ml) sugar
1/4
cup (50 ml) boiling water, cooled for
5 minutes
Place chocolate and sugar in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Liquefy until coarsely chopped, about
10-15 seconds. Add water, and process on Liquefy
until smooth, about 10 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate in
an airtight container for up to 4 weeks. Reheat
before serving.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 85 (53% from fat) • carbo. 9g • prot. 1g • fat 5g
sat. fat 3g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg
NON-FAT HERBED SALAD DRESSING
Makes one cup (250 ml)
1
cup (250 ml) fresh parsley
1
small shallot, peeled and quartered
1-1/2 tablespoons (25 ml) fresh dill weed
1
tablespoon (15 ml) celery seed
1
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh oregano
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) white pepper
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) salt
1/3
PESTO SAUCE
cup (75 ml) skim milk
CLASSIC MAYONNAISE
1/2
cup (125 ml) non-fat yogurt
Makes eight 1-ounce (30 ml) servings
Makes 2/3 cup (150 ml)
1
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
3
ounces (90 g) Parmesan cheese, cut into
1/2" (1.3 cm) pieces
2
2
tablespoons (25 ml) red wine vinegar
small garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
1
tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
1
1
tablespoon (15 ml) Dijon mustard
tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
Place parsley, shallot, dill, celery seed, cilantro,
oregano, pepper, and salt in the blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and pulse on
Stir until coarsely chopped, about 5 times. Turn
blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with a spatula. Turn
blender ON and pulse on Stir 5 times. Add milk,
yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, and vinegar in order
listed; process on Stir until well blended, about 15-20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Store in the refrigerator
for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 12 (0% from fat) • carbo. 2g • prot. 1g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 71mg
TOMATO SAUCE
Makes four 2-ounce (60 ml) servings
3
3/4
cup (175 ml) olive oil
1
teaspoon (5 ml) dry mustard
2
cups (500 ml) fresh basil leaves,
loosely packed
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) ground white pepper
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt
1/4
cup (50 ml) pine nuts
2/3
cup (150 ml) vegetable oil
Place cheese in blender jar. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and blend on Liquefy until
finely ground, about 30 seconds. Reserve. Add
garlic, and blend on Liquefy until minced, about
15 seconds. Add remaining ingredients in order
listed and reserved cheese; blend on Liquefy until
combined, about 45-50 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Pesto may be stored in refrigerator, in an airtight container, for up to 5 days. It also freezes well.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 262 (89% from fat) • carbo. 2g • prot. 5g • fat 26g
sat. fat 5g • chol. 8mg • sod. 202mg
1
28-ounce (800 ml) can Italian plum
tomatoes, drained
2
medium shallots, peeled, cut into
1/2" (1.3 cm) pieces
Makes eight 1-ounce (30 ml) servings
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) dried oregano
12
1/2
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
teaspoon (2 ml) sugar
1
Place ingredients in blender jar in order listed. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and process
on Purée until coarsely chopped, about 10-15
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Transfer to skillet or
saucepan; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring
occasionally, until thick, about 20-30 minutes.
RASPBERRY SAUCE
ounces (340 g) frozen raspberries, thawed,
at room temperature (about 1-1/2
cups/375 ml)
tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
Note: Purée 20-25 seconds for a smoother sauce.
Place raspberries and sugar in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and pulse
5 times on Purée, then run continuously on
Purée until smooth, about 10 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Strain mixture through a fine sieve.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Serve over ice cream or cheesecake.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 57 (16% from fat) • carbo. 10g • prot. 2g • fat 1g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 312mg
large egg yolks
Calories 52 (0% from fat) • carbo. 13g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg
Place egg yolks, vinegar, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil,
mustard, pepper and salt in the blender jar. Place cover
on blender jar. Turn blender ON and process on Stir
until blended, about 5 seconds. With machine running
on Stir, lift the measured pour lid, and add the 2/3 cup
oil in a slow, steady stream. Hold the measured pour lid
over the opening while adding the oil to prevent splatter.
The mayonnaise will thicken and emulsify as the oil is
added. Turn blender OFF. For a thicker mayonnaise
chill for one hour before serving. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 66 (97% from fat) • carbo. 0g • prot. 1g • fat 7g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 17mg • sod. 22mg
LOW-FAT BLUE CHEESE DRESSING
Makes one cup (250 ml)
1
cup (250 ml) fresh parsley
1/3
cup (75 ml) skim milk
1/2
cup (125 ml) non-fat yogurt
2
ounces (60 g) blue cheese, in 1/2"
(1.3 cm) pieces
1
tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) ground white pepper
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) salt
Place parsley in the blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and pulse on Stir
11
until coarsely chopped, about 5 times. Add
remaining ingredients in order listed, and blend
on Stir until combined, about 15-20 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Store in the refrigerator for
up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 17 (53% from fat) • carbo. 1g • prot. 1g • fat 1g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 3mg • sod. 96mg
CHOLESTEROL-FREE MAYONNAISE
1
tablespoon (15 ml) Dijon mustard
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) ground white pepper
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt
Place garlic in blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and process on Liquefy until finely
chopped, about 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients
in order listed, and blend on Stir until combined,
about 15-20 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Store in
refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Makes 2/3 cup (150 ml)
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
1/2
Calories 126 (100% from fat) • carbo. 0g • prot. 0g
fat 14g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 56mg
cup (125 ml) liquid egg substitute
2
tablespoons (25 ml) red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon (15 ml) vegetable oil
1
teaspoon (5 ml) dry mustard
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) ground white pepper
1/8
teaspoon (0.5 ml) salt
2/3
cup (150 ml) vegetable oil
Place egg substitute, vinegar, 1 tablespoon (15 ml)
vegetable oil, mustard, pepper and salt in the blender
jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
process on Stir until blended, about 5 seconds. With
machine running on Stir, lift the measured pour lid,
and add the 2/3 cup oil in a slow, steady stream. Hold
the measured pour lid over the opening while adding the oil
to prevent splatter. The mayonnaise will thicken and
emulsify as the oil is added. Turn blender OFF. For a
thicker mayonnaise, chill for one hour before serving.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Nutritional analysis per tablespoon (15 ml):
Calories 66 (94% from fat) • carbo. 0g • prot. 1g • fat 7g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 22mg
CLASSIC VINAIGRETTE
Makes 3/4 cup (175 ml)
1
small garlic clove, peeled and quartered
cup (125 ml) plus 2 tablespoons (25 ml)
quick cooking oats
1/2
cup (125 ml) banana pieces,
in 1" pieces (2.5 cm) (about 1/2 of a small
banana)
Place milk in a small saucepan over medium heat
and warm for about 5 minutes (do not boil). Add
oats, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low, and
cook, stirring frequently, until oatmeal thickens,
about 1 minute.
Makes four 2-ounce (60 ml) servings
Place oatmeal mixture and banana in blender jar.
Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and
blend on Purée until smooth, about 10-15
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Store in an airtight
container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Add
1-2 tablespoons of milk if the oatmeal thickens
too much during storage. Warm before serving.
1
medium acorn squash
(about 1-1/4 pounds/560 g )
Nutritional analysis per serving:
1/4
cup (50 ml) orange juice or water
BABY FOOD
PURÉED SQUASH
Cut squash in half, and remove seeds. Place in a
microwave-safe dish with 2 tablespoons (25 ml)
of water, cover with plastic wrap, and cook at 100%
power until soft, about 12-14 minutes. Allow to cool,
and scrape out pulp with a spoon. (There will be about
1-1/2 cups/375 ml pulp.) Place orange juice and pulp
in blender jar in order listed. Place cover on blender
jar. Turn blender ON and blend on Purée until
smooth, about 30-40 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Scrape blender jar with a spatula. Turn blender ON
and blend on Purée for 10-15 more seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze in individual
portions for up to 2 months.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 68 (0% from fat) • carbo. 16g • prot. 1g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 4mg
OATMEAL WITH BANANAS
3/4
cup (175 ml) vegetable oil
Makes six 2-ounce (60 ml) servings
1/4
cup (50 ml) red wine vinegar
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
12
1/2
Calories 82 (20% from fat) • carbo. 13g • prot. 4g • fat 2g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 5mg • sod. 31mg
Variation:
Substitute other ripe fruits such as peaches,
pears, or fresh apricots.
PURÉED PEACHES
Makes four 2-ounce (50 ml) servings
4
medium peaches (about 6 ounces 180 g
each), peeled, pits removed, cut into 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
1/2
cup (125 ml) orange juice or water
Place peaches in a steamer basket in a medium
saucepan. Add enough water to be 1" (2.5 cm)
deep in pan. Cover tightly, and bring to a boil
over medium-high heat. Steam until peaches are
soft, but not mushy, about 4-5 minutes. Replenish
water if necessary during steaming.
Place orange juice and steamed peaches in
blender jar in order listed. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on
Purée until smooth, about 25-30 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with a
spatula. Turn blender ON and blend on Purée for
an additional 10-15 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator,
for up to 1 week.
BATTERS
Nutritional analysis per serving:
2
Calories 84 (0% from fat) • carbo. 20g • prot. 1g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 0mg
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) buttermilk
large eggs
1-1/4 cups (300 ml) all-purpose flour
tablespoons (45 ml) vegetable oil
1
tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
1
teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) baking powder
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
1/2
cup (125 ml) egg pastina
1/2
cup (125 ml) frozen peas
Place first eight ingredients, in order listed, in blender
jar (not vegetable oil cooking spray). Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on Purée for
10 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender jar
with a spatula. Turn blender ON and blend on Purée
for an additional 15-20 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Makes twenty 2-ounce (60 ml) servings
1/2
pound (250 g) boneless, skinless chicken
breast, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
Place chicken, broth, pastina and peas in a
medium saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil over
medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer,
partially covered, until chicken is cooked and pastina
is soft but not mushy, about 8-9 minutes. Remove
from heat, and cool for 5 minutes.
Place chicken mixture in blender jar. Place cover
on blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on
Purée until smooth, about 30 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Scrape blender jar with a spatula.
Turn blender ON and continue blending on
Purée for 30 more seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator
for up to 1 week, or freeze in individual portions
for up to 2 months.
Note: For a thinner consistency, add
1-2 tablespoons (15-25 ml) of milk.
vegetable oil cooking spray
Coat a large non-stick skillet or griddle with vegetable
oil cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Pour
batter into 4-inch pancakes. When they start to
bubble, turn and brown the other side, about 45
seconds. Repeat with remaining batter, coating skillet
with vegetable oil cooking spray as necessary.
Nutritional analysis per pancake:
Calories 75 (36% from fat) • carbo. 9g • prot. 3g • fat 3g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 27mg • sod. 168mg
CUISINART CRÊPES
Makes sixteen crêpes
(about 8-9"/20-30 cm diameter)
Nutritional analysis per serving:
1-2/3 cups (400 ml) warm water
Calories 24 (0% from fat) • carbo. 3g • prot. 3g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 7mg • sod. 17mg
3
tablespoons (45 ml) softened butter, in
1" pieces (2.5 cm)
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
vegetable oil cooking spray
BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
Makes sixteen 4-inch (10 cm) pancakes
3
CHICKEN WITH NOODLES
1/2
Place first six ingredients, in order listed, into
blender jar (not vegetable oil cooking spray). Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend
on Mix for 10 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Scrape
blender jar with a spatula. Turn blender ON and
continue blending on Mix until smooth, about
15-20 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Refrigerate in a covered container for 2 hours
before using. Store in an airtight container in the
refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stir well before using.
Coat a 9-1/2" (2.4 cm) non-stick skillet with vegetable
oil cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Pour 3
tablespoons (45 ml) batter into skillet, and swirl to
coat bottom of the pan evenly with a thin film. Cook
about 1 minute on each side, or until lightly browned.
Reserve crêpes. Repeat with remaining batter, coating
pan with vegetable oil cooking spray as necessary.
Serve with creamed chicken, fresh berries or
sautéed apples.
Nutritional analysis per crêpe:
Calories 59 (46% from fat) • carbo. 6g • prot. 2g • fat 3g
sat. fat 2g • chol. 46mg • sod. 107mg
HONEY WHEAT WAFFLES
Makes six waffles (about 3 cups/750 ml batter)
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
2
large eggs
3/4
cup (175 ml) plus 2 tablespoons (25 ml)
all-purpose flour
1/2
cup (125 ml) whole wheat flour
4
tablespoons (50 ml) butter, melted
2
tablespoons (25 ml) honey
teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
1
cup (250 ml) all-purpose flour
1
3
large eggs
1
teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
1
13
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) baking soda
Preheat waffle iron. Place ingredients in blender
jar in order listed. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée for
10 seconds. Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender jar
with spatula. Turn blender ON and continue blending
on Purée until smooth, about 10-15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF.
Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake waffles.
juice, and pepper; stir to combine. Chill
before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 85 (11% from fat) • carbo. 16g • prot. 3g • fat 1g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 511mg
CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP
Makes eight 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
3/4
cup (175 ml) parsley leaves
Calories 239 (41% from fat) • carbo. 28g • prot. 7g
fat 11g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 96mg • sod. 419mg
3
tablespoons (45 ml) butter or margarine
1
small onion, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
SOUPS
3/4
pound (340 g) asparagus, trimmed, cut into
1" (2.5 cm) pieces
3
cups (750 ml) chicken stock or broth
Makes five 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
1
cup (250 ml) half-and-half
2
cups (500 ml) tomato juice, divided
3
teaspoons (15 ml) cornstarch
1
rib celery, peeled, cut into 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) cold water
Nutritional analysis per waffle:
COLD GAZPACHO
1
medium cucumber, peeled, cut in half
lengthwise, seeds removed, in 1"
(2.5 cm) pieces
1
clove garlic, peeled, cut in 4 pieces
1/2
medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded,
cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
1
small jalapeño pepper, cut in half, seeds
removed, cut into 1/4" (6 mm) pieces
4
scallions, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
2
medium tomatoes, seeds removed, each
cut into 8 pieces
2
tablespoons (25 ml) lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) black pepper
Place 1 cup tomato juice in blender jar. Add celery
and next six ingredients. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and blend on Purée until
vegetables are medium-finely chopped, about 10-15
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Place in a large serving
bowl, and add remaining 1 cup tomato juice, lemon
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and add to soup. Cook, stirring often, over medium
heat, until soup thickens, about 6-8 minutes. Do not
boil. Adjust seasonings to taste; garnish with
remaining parsley, and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 112 (64% from fat) • carbo. 7g • prot. 3g • fat 8g
sat. fat 5g • chol. 23mg • sod. 610mg
POTATO-LEEK SOUP
Makes four 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
1
tablespoon (15 ml) margarine
2
medium leeks, whites only, sliced
horizontally and cut into 1"(2.5 cm) pieces
1
small onion, in 1"(2.5 cm) pieces
2
medium potatoes, peeled, in
1"(2.5 cm) pieces
1-3/4 cups (450 ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1/2
cup (125 ml) water
1/2
teaspoon (2 ml) salt
Place parsley in the blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and pulse on Purée
until coarsely chopped, about 4-5 times. Reserve.
1/4
3
teaspoon (1 ml) white pepper
tablespoons (45 ml) chopped chives
(optional)
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium
heat. Add onion, and cook until soft but not
brown, about 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus, stock,
and all but 1 tablespoon of reserved parsley.
Cover; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to low and cook, partially covered,
until asparagus is tender, about 10-12 minutes.
Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over
medium heat. Add leeks and onion; sauté until soft
but not brown, about 5-8 minutes; stir occasionally.
Add potatoes, broth, and water; cover; bring to a boil
over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and
simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are soft, about
10-15 minutes.
Drain vegetables, being sure to reserve the cooking liquid.
Allow cooking liquid to cool 5 minutes. Add 1 cup
(250 ml) of the cooking liquid and half of the solids,
in order listed, to the blender jar. Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on Liquefy
until smooth, about 25-30 seconds. Turn blender
OFF. Return the puréed vegetable mixture to the
saucepan. Repeat with remaining 1 cup (250 ml)
liquid and vegetables. Add remaining cooking liquid
and half-and-half to puréed vegetables in the
saucepan; stir to combine. Stir cornstarch into water,
Drain vegetables, being sure to reserve the cooking liquid.
Allow cooking liquid to cool 5 minutes. Add half of
the cooking liquid and half of the solids to the
blender jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and blend on Liquefy until smooth, about 15-20
seconds. Turn blender OFF. Return the puréed
vegetable mixture to the saucepan. Repeat with
remaining liquid and vegetables and return vegetable
mixture to saucepan. Add salt and pepper; stir to
combine. Garnish with chopped chives, if desired.
salt and white pepper to taste
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 208 (17% from fat) • carbo. 38g • prot. 5g • fat 4g
sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 380mg
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CREAMY CANTALOUPE SOUP
Makes five 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
1/2
cup (125 ml) orange juice
1
medium cantaloupe, seeds and peel
removed, cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
1
cup (250 ml) plain non-fat yogurt
2
tablespoons (25 ml) sugar*
2
tablespoons (25 ml) port wine (optional)
2
tablespoons (25 ml) fresh mint leaves
Place orange juice and cantaloupe in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on
Purée until smooth, about 20-25 seconds. Add yogurt,
sugar, and wine (if using). Blend on Purée until
smooth, about 15 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Serve chilled. Garnish with mint leaves.
*Use less sugar if the cantaloupe is naturally sweet.
cups (500 ml) corn kernels (fresh or frozen;
thaw if frozen), divided salt and pepper
to taste
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add leek and onion; cook over medium heat for 3
minutes. Add celery, and sauté until soft, about 2
minutes. Add potato, broth, bay leaf, and thyme.
Cover; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce
heat to low, and cook, partially covered, until potato is
tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Place milk and 1 cup corn kernels in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on
Liquefy until well combined, about 25-30 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Add milk mixture and remaining
corn to saucepan. Season with salt and pepper, if
desired. Cook gently over low heat until heated
through. Remove bay leaf before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 208 (17% from fat) • carbo. 36g • prot. 7g • fat 4g
sat. fat 2g • chol. 8mg • sod. 290mg
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 96 (0% from fat) • carbo. 20g • prot. 4g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 1mg • sod. 45mg
CORN CHOWDER
DESSERTS
ESPRESSO GRANITA
Makes six 1/2 cup (125 ml) servings
Makes seven 6-ounce (175 ml) servings
2
cups (500 ml) hot espresso coffee
1
tablespoon (15 ml) butter or margarine
1/2
cup (125 ml) sugar
1
medium leek, white only, washed,
cut into 1" (2.5 cm) pieces
1
cup (250 ml) chilled coffee
1
medium onion, cut into 1/4" (6 mm) pieces
2
celery ribs, peeled, sliced in 1/4"
(6 mm) pieces
1
medium potato (about 9 ounces/255 g),
peeled, cut into 1/2"(1.3 cm) pieces
1- 2/3 cups (400 ml) reduced-sodium
chicken broth
1
bay leaf
1/4
teaspoon (1 ml) dried thyme
FRESH LEMON GRANITA
1-1/3 cups (325 ml) 2% milk
Combine espresso and sugar in a small bowl until
sugar dissolves. Pour into ice cube trays, and
freeze until solid, about 8 hours. Place chilled
coffee and espresso cubes in blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend
on Liquefy until thick, about 20-30 seconds. Turn
blender OFF. Serve immediately in well-chilled
parfait cups. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 68 (0% from fat) • carbo. 17g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg
Makes eight 1/2 cup (125 ml) servings
2
cups (500 ml) sugar
2
cups (500 ml) water
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) fresh lemon juice
(juice of about 6 lemons)
1
tablespoon (15 ml) grated lemon zest*
Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan, and
bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to
low, and simmer until sugar dissolves, about 3-4
minutes. Cool completely**. When cool, add lemon
juice and zest; stir to combine. Pour into ice cube
trays, and freeze until solid, about 8 hours. Place 12
frozen cubes in blender jar. Place cover on blender jar.
Turn blender ON and press Ice Crush button 11-12
times or until ice is the consistency of snow. Continue
crushing 12 cubes at a time until all are crushed. Turn
blender OFF. Spoon into well-chilled parfait cups and
serve immediately.
* Zest is the colored part of the citrus rind. Do not use
the white pith. For best results, remove zest from the
lemon with a vegetable peeler.
** Place mixture in a covered container, and store in
the refrigerator overnight or chill, over an ice bath for
30 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 216 (0% from fat) • carbo. 54g • prot. 0g • fat 0g
sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 1mg
LEMON RICOTTA CHEESECAKE
WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE
Makes eight servings (one 9"/23 cm cheesecake)
3
whole graham crackers
1
tablespoon (15 ml) cold butter, in 8 pieces
1
tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
4
strips lemon zest
1/2
cup (125 ml) liquid egg substitute
6
tablespoons (90 ml) lemon juice
30
ounces (850 g) part-skim ricotta cheese
15
1/2
cup (125 ml) sugar
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Cover the outside
of 9" springform pan with foil.
Break each graham cracker into 8 pieces and add to
blender jar. Place cover on blender jar. Turn blender
ON and blend on Mix until crushed, about 10-15
seconds. Add butter and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar;
blend on Mix until combined, about 10-15 seconds.
Turn blender OFF. Press mixture into bottom of
pan,
and bake 10 minutes.
Add lemon zest to clean and dry blender jar. Place
cover on blender jar. Turn blender ON and pulse on
Purée 5 times. Turn blender OFF. Scrape blender
jar with a spatula. Turn blender ON. Blend on
Purée for 15-20 seconds. Add egg substitute and
remaining ingredients in the order listed; blend on
Liquefy for 30-40 seconds. (It may look as if the
ingredients are not mixing; however, the blender is
working. After about 30 seconds, the mixture will
start to circulate in the blender jar.) Turn blender
OFF. Scrape the inside of the jar with a spatula. Turn
blender ON and blend 15-20 more seconds until
combined. Turn blender OFF. Pour into pre-baked
crust, and bake until firm, about 1 hour. Cool
completely on a wire rack, and then refrigerate at
least 6 hours before serving. Serve with raspberry
sauce (see page 11).
Nutritional analysis per serving (cheesecake only):
Calories 251 (39% from fat) • carbo. 24g • prot. 14g
fat 11g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 37mg • sod. 211mg
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WHIPPED CREAM
See Recipe Tips section, page 7.
BAKED ALMOND CUSTARD
Makes six servings
3
large eggs
1-1/2
cups (375 ml) 2% milk
1
cup (250 ml) evaporated skim milk
1/2
1
cup (125 ml) sugar
teaspoon (5 ml) almond extract
6
teaspoons (30 ml) finely chopped or
slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 325°F (160ºC). Add first five ingredients to blender jar (not almonds). Place cover on
blender jar. Turn blender ON and blend on Mix until
combined, about 10 seconds. Turn blender OFF.
Divide mixture among six 6-ounce (175 ml) ramekins
or custard cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Top each
with 1 teaspoon almonds. Place ramekins in a 9" x
13" (23 x 33 cm) baking dish, and add hot water to
reach 1" (2.5 cm) up the sides of the ramekins. Bake
until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean,
about 1 hour. Remove ramekins from water bath, and
cool on a wire rack. Cover and chill in the refrigerator
before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 181 (25% from fat) • carbo. 25g • prot. 9g • fat5g
sat. fat 2g • chol. 112mg • sod. 111mg
WARRANTY
THREE-YEAR LIMITED
WARRANTY
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on this Cuisinart® product. This warranty is
available to consumers only. You are a consumer
if you own a Cuisinart® product that was purchased at retail for personal, family or household
use. This warranty is not available to retailers or
other commercial purchasers or owners.
We warrant that this Cuisinart® product will be
free of defects in material or workmanship under
normal home use for three years from the date of
original purchase.
For warranty purposes, we would like to suggest
that you register your product on-line at
www.cuisinart.ca to facilitate verification of the
date of original purchase. However, should you
not wish to register on-line we recommend the
consumer to maintain original receipt indicating
proof of purchase. In the event that you do not
have proof of purchase date, the purchase date for
purposes of this warranty will be the date of
manufacture.
When calling our Authorized Service Centre for
in warranty service please make reference to your
model number and the manufacturing date code.
This information can be found in the rating area
on the body or underneath the base of your unit.
The model number will follow the word Model:
SPB-7C. The manufacturing date code is a 4 or 5
digit number. Example, 70630 would designate
year, month & day (2007, June 30th).
If your Cuisinart® product should prove to be
defective within the warranty period, we will
repair it or, if we think it necessary, replace it. To
obtain warranty service, please call our Consumer
Service Centre toll-free at 1-800-472-7606 or
write to:
Cuisinart Canada
100 Conair Parkway,
Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 0L2
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your
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and handling of the product. Please also be sure
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NOTE: For added protection and secure
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damage or for packages that are not delivered to
us. Lost and/or damaged products are not covered under warranty.
Your Cuisinart® product has been manufactured to
strict specifications and has been designed for use
with Cuisinart® authorized accessories and
replacement parts for your model.
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damages caused by accessories, replacement parts
or repair service other than those that have been
authorized by Cuisinart. These warranties exclude
all incidental or consequential damages.
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YOUR CUISINART
PRODUCT
Important: If the nonconforming product is to
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Authorized Service Centre, please remind the
servicer to call our Consumer Service Centre to
ensure that the problem is properly diagnosed,
the product serviced with the correct parts, and to
ensure that the product is still under warranty.
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