I admit it, I’m not a “healthy smoothie” kinda girl. You will not find me mixing up cucumber, spinach, kale breakfast smoothies in the morning… or ever, but I’m always game for a “real” shake; the kind that involves ice cream, chocolate, and caramel 🙂 But there’s one thing I always dreaded about making this decadent dessert: the clean up. Blenders have, like, what, 47 little pieces? I already hate washing dishes, and I do not want to add more to the mix.
Fine. There’s only six pieces, but still. Six little, sharp, pieces that I don’t want to wash.
Then I discovered a simple trick that cleans in a blender in seconds, and it’s actually kinda fun to do. (And by “kinda fun”, I mean better than doing the dishes.) Let the shake making begin!
All you need is a bit of dish soap and some warm water.
Here’s what I started with… a chocolate shake drenched blender. (And for the record, one of the best chocolate shakes I’ve ever made 🙂 )
After you are done using your blender, rinse the blender with warm water. In other words, swish some water around to remove any excess
Greek yogurt chunks of chocolate chips. Pour out the rinsing water and add a few drops of dish soap.
Fill the blender about 1/2-2/3 of the way with warm water. Don’t fill it all the way to the top or you’ll end up with water everywhere. Place the blender on the base and turn it on low. (I have no idea why my hand is in this picture. Hand model gone wrong?)
Continue to increase the speed until the soapy water is reaching the top of the blender. Let it work for 10-15 seconds.
Remove the blender from its base and pour out the dirty, soapy water.
Rinse. And done.
So much easier than taking apart all those little pieces and washing them individually.
Every 4-5 times of using the blender, I do still take it apart for washing to make sure the rubber seal is getting a thorough cleaning.
smoothie chocolate shake drinking!
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