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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Introducing the High Performance Upgrade for Fender Blenders

Nov 11, 2014Posted by in Featured News, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale | Comments Off on Introducing the High Performance Upgrade for Fender Blenders

Introducing the High Performance Upgrade for Fender Blenders

Blue FBP Blendtech 72dpi (1)

Same frame, same base. New Blendtec-made pitcher.

 

We’re changing the name of our high-end Bike Blenders from “Vitamix Upgrade” to “High Performance Upgrade” and including a Blendtec pitcher rather than a Vitamix pitcher. We’re also now offering new package pricing that will make it easier for customers to get 2 or 3 pitchers per bike. Having more pitchers is key to meeting the needs of a crowd. We will continue to sell both our value-priced Oster-compatible pitchers and our Vitamix brand pitchers.

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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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Old and new Fender Blender Pro seatposts. If your old one is causing your seat to slip back, we want to get you a new one.

Sep 17, 2014Posted by in Featured News, Fender Blender Pro, Generator Pro | Comments Off on Old and new Fender Blender Pro seatposts. If your old one is causing your seat to slip back, we want to get you a new one.

Old and new Fender Blender Pro seatposts. If your old one is causing your seat to slip back, we want to get you a new one.

We are offering a free upgrade to anyone whose Fender Blender Pro seatpost looks like the one on the left and is experiencing seat slippage:

Old seatpost on left doesn’t hold angles well.

The issue is that the older style, sold in 2012 and 2013, can lose the knurling that holds the seat angle you set. Once it has slipped a couple times, the problem gets worse. Even if you tighten its bolt with good torque, your seat may slip back and up, looking like this:

The seat should be flat, not pointing up like this.

The new seatpost has better clamping force and more pronounced ridges that hold angles better. Check it out:

The new seatpost (on right) has better grip on angles.

To take advantage of this offer, call us at 888-354-BIKE (2453) or email us through the contact page.

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Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

Aug 4, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle, Media, Reviews | Comments Off on Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

Finding a unique way to involve the community in active and healthy living can sometimes be a challenge.

Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services, rides the Smoothie Bike at a recent farmers market. (Photo: Submitted by Lindsay Brookshier )

This is the challenge that Broken Spokes manager Colin Knab and the community-based initiative, Healthiest Manitowoc County, are tackling with their newly created Smoothie Bike. Taking its cue from similar bikes that have been sweeping the nation, this locally owned business and community initiative is bringing the Rock the Bike movement to Manitowoc.

“It’s just seeing biking in different ways and what biking can do,” said Knab. “It’s all about getting into the culture of biking, it’s just one step to move forward into that.”

Using an exerciser trainer model, the Smoothie Bike depends entirely on its rider to power the blender. To mix the drink faster, the rider will have to pedal faster because the bike only operates at one speed. But the bike has the capability to make more than just smoothies. The bike can create dips, pesto, milk shakes and even soups.

The philosophy behind the bike ties into the goals that many organizations within the community, such as Healthiest Manitowoc County and Broken Spokes, have been working on for years. Specifically, they have been supporting initiatives to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables and being active 60 minutes a day.

“The Smoothie Bike is a creative tool for the Activity and Nutrition Coalition to expose, engage and educate youth, parents and community members about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption,” said Cath Pape, Healthiest Manitowoc County grant coordinator. “We can’t afford to ignore our poor health. Two out of three Wisconsinites are overweight and at risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Our local food movement understands that investing in a strong food system is right for health, business and budget. The bike is a fun, friendly reminder that we have better health when we make better choices about where we live, learn, work and play.

For members of the community that experienced the Smoothie Bike, creating something delicious using locally grown food and the power of their own body made the bike an exciting concept.

“I love the ‘Fender Blender’ bike and am amazed at how quickly it becomes the center of attention when someone is pedaling it. I think that using the bike to bring focus to the Healthiest Manitowoc County initiative is a fantastic way to market the ‘buy local and eat fresh’ approach.” said Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services who gave the bike a spin at its showcase at the Manitowoc Farmers Market.

The bike’s success at the Farmers Market is a promising sign of how the community is pedaling its way to a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of locally grown food.

 

This article was posted on July 15, 2014  by HTR NEWS, and written by Lindsay Brookshier. For the full article please go to: http://www.htrnews.com/story/life/2014/07/15/smoothie-bike-encourages-exercise-healthy-eating/12709149/

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