Flax and Spinach Power Smoothie

Mar 13, 2015Posted by in Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Flax and Spinach Power Smoothie

Flax and Spinach Power Smoothie

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This recipe comes from Jessa Hokayam of e2 events in Virginia. They whipped it up recently for a Bon Secours event, and it’s quickly becoming an e2 staple!

Prep It In Your Pitcher:

1. Place your banana in the bottom of the blender, closest to the blades.

2. Add 1 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup blueberries.

3. Add 1/2 cup fresh spinach.

4. Squeeze 1 tsp of lemon juice in your pitcher.

5. Add 1 tsp flax seeds and 2 tsp raw almonds.

6. Top off with 1 cup of ice (if not using frozen fruit) and 1/2 cup of water .

7. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal), adding more water for desired consistency.

Serve immediately.

Makes 24 oz of smoothies, or double the recipes for you 48 oz High Performance pitcher.

 

For 120 -5oz servings this is what e2 recommends you buy:

3 cups flax

3 cups almonds

2 pounds blueberries

4.5 pounds strawberries

9 pounds bananas

50 oz (25 cups) spinach

6 quarts water

6 lbs ice

1 cup lemon juice

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How Loud is the Blender?

Mar 2, 2015Posted by in Bike Blender Rentals, Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Mundo, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, smoothie-booth-hire-for-your-event/ | Comments Off on How Loud is the Blender?

How Loud is the Blender?

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We blended ice and water (the loudest thing you can blend) and found the following measurements:

At 2 feet, it peaked at 85db for the first few seconds and fell to 75-80 for the rest of the time.
At 5 ft, it peaked at 77 for the first few seconds and fell to 70-73.
At 7 feet, it peaked at 73 db for the first few seconds and fell to 65-70.
At 10 ft, it peaked at 71.

Db are logarithmic like the Richter scale. 85 is 10 times louder than 75.

You can reduce your noise leak to other booths significantly with some type of barrier like a dividing panel, at ear level.

We can’t say what the noise levels will be when people cheer for each other. Hope this helps!

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Can you put ingredients in your bike blender and process them while riding down mountains? Yes you can.

Jan 9, 2015Posted by in FAQ, Featured News, Fender Blender Mundo, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Can you put ingredients in your bike blender and process them while riding down mountains? Yes you can.

Props to RTB customer Mark Harris for this fun video demonstrating one fun way to enjoy bike blending.

In his blog, the “Transcendental Art of Bicycle Blender Touring”, Mark documents his travels with the Fender Blender Xtracycle, in which he pulls edible food from the side of the road, adds an ingredient or two (sometimes just water) and blends on the go.

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Bike Blended Apple Cider

Dec 22, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale FAQ, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Bike Blended Apple Cider

Bike Blended Apple Cider

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What You Need:

– 8-10 lbs. fresh apples  (big-flavored, tangy, juicy varieties encouraged. We like Honeycrisp!)
– water
– two High Performance pitchers
– 2 bowls or Cambros, 1 for apple pulp and one for juice.
– electric kettle or access to stove and pot
– cheesecloth, or paint straining sack
– cutting board / knife
– cinnamon sticks and clove (optional)
– Fender Blender bike blender (High Performance)

– Staff of two (1 bike coach and 1 food handler)

Instructions:

1. Core the apples and cut them into wedges. Fill the blender pitcher with wedges.

2. Add up to an inch of water at the bottom of the pitcher. The water is necessary to help the wedges move, and reduce in size at the beginning.
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3. Blend, blend, blend! You’re done when all the ingredients are circulating in a vortex, but don’t worry you can’t over-blend it.
Coach, please note: It’s likely that the blade of the blender pitcher will jam at the beginning. You may have to grab the wheel and move it back and forth to help the blade reposition and be ready to power through the apples. You may also want to whack the the side of the pitcher to shake apples down into the forming vortex. Adding more water can make this whacking step unnecessary. If you do the whacking step, do it with two hands where one hand stabilizes the pitcher while the other gives it a whack. That way the pitcher won’t go flying!

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4. Dump the whole contents into the cheesecloth and then squeeze! Clean hands or gloves are essential for this step and this is why the coach can’t be the chef/food prep person.

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If you stop here you have pedal powered apple juice, continue on to make apple cider.

5. Add a stick or 3 of cinnamon and some cloves (to taste), and heat until warm and steaming. Take notes on how long it takes to heat the juice in your electric kettle or stove top and then don’t overheat (and risk scalding your guests). For the nearly quart of juice that’s likely to result from one pitcher full of apple wedges, you probably only have to heat it for 3 minutes or so.

For those who don’t like to waste any food, the pulp can be used in a streussel topping.
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New video shows what it takes to do a large, legal bike blended smoothie booth

Nov 6, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Featured News, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on New video shows what it takes to do a large, legal bike blended smoothie booth

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Blueberry Beach Cruiser Smoothie Recipe

Sep 25, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Blueberry Beach Cruiser Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Beach Cruiser Smoothie Recipe

This simple 4-ingredient recipe is perfect for busy events!

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Ingredients:

Frozen Blueberries
1 Banana
Yogurt (organic is best)
Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)

Prep It In Your Pitcher:

1. Peel your banana and place in the bottom of your blender pitcher

2. Add 1 cup yogurt

3. Scoop in 3 cups of frozen blueberries

4. Pour in 2 cups vanilla soy milk.

5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 15 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

This recipe yields 32 oz, which can be serves in 8 small samples (4oz), 3 – 4 9oz samples, or 2 16 oz beverages.

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