DIY Magic Bullet

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Introduction: DIY Magic Bullet

You can easily turn your blender into a Magic Bullet and create awesome smoothies, sauces, salad dressings, marinades, salsa, baby food and even whip cream! The possibilities are endless. All you need is a blender and a standard mason jar. Wide mouth jars won't work with this hack because the base of the blender won't fit on a wide-mouth, but fits perfect with the standard. This should work with most blenders, but no guarantees.

* Caution * Never use Hot Liquids, which can cause the glass to break and potentially cause harm to yourself and ruin your food.

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Step 1: Tools and Ingredients

Tools:

Blender

Standard Mason Jar - Not Wide Mouth

Ingredients :

Ice - Half a jar of but will vary depending on what you are making

1/2 cup strawberries - Rinsed and sliced

1 1/2 bananas - peeled and sliced

Half a jar of ice cubes

Orange Juice - 1/2 Cup

Place ice along with the fruit into the mason jar. Pour in the orange juice.

Step 2: Time to Hack

Warning - Be Cautious of Sharp Blades

Remove the base from the blender including the blade. Next carefully insert the blade face down into the mason jar. Screw in the base until it is nice and tight.

Step 3: Blend

Place the mason jar onto the blender and turn it until it is secure. Blend! I used the ice crush setting on my blender, but the settings will vary depending on what you make. Remove the jar from the blender and unscrew the base. Enjoy your smoothie right from the glass!

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    I thought this was pretty amazing, but the people in the comment section below don't seem to have the same opinion. Don't take them too seriously :)

    I really don't see the point. Just blend it in the blender and pour it into the jar if you want a jar, I would prefer a glass. It may save washing up as some have pointed out, but how long is washing up a blender jug going to take? Half a minute?

    If you have a house full of kids who all want different smoothies or shakes etc you'd suddenly see the point lol. My neighbor is going to love this idea when she's watching all 6 of the grandkids! :)

    I want the video of what happens when the grandkids spread liquid banana and broken mason jars on the tile kitchen floor or pool deck. Please post on you tube

    LOL you left out blood and skin...

    My 1960's Oster blender came with a small Mason type blender. It's never been a problem and hasn't broken in 50 years. What's the problem, do your grandkids break a lot of stuff?

    They drink from glass glasses everyday without breaking them so I frankly don't see what the difference would be. Yes 6 kids ranging in age from 4 to 11 can be hectic especially when they are there nearly daily but it doesn't have to spell disaster. I have dropped and broken glasses on occasion as an adult, accidents do happen, but it is not the end of the world if a glass gets broken. Mason jars are thicker glass so they actually don't break as easily and when they do they don't usually shatter like thinner glasses do anyway so it's even less of a big deal. Plus they are cheap to replace.
    I have come to the realization however, that no matter what I say you are just going to come back with something negative every time. What a sad way to live. I prefer to look on the positive side, take a few risks, relax and know that no matter what happens in my life the world keeps on turning and life goes on. I'm sorry there are so many negative people like you who are afraid to live in this world. If only we could all really appreciate we have it would be a better world for everyone. I hope someday you learn to let go of your negative attitude and learn to truly love life.

    Exactly. This guy just broke his blender so he could look like he has something he doesn't, without actually having it. This kind of instructable massively lowers the quality of the site and should be pulled.