Hummus Recipe

Jul 14, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Hummus Recipe

Hummus Recipe

Foost, our Australian partners, have been using the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance) at all their events. A recent event they participated in promoted Melbourne city workers to get active during their lunch break, and to eat more colorful veggies. To stick with the theme of the event they whipped up some hummus and then served it in shot glasses with veggie sticks. Everyone enjoyed it and they got lots of complements on the hummus, so give it a try! photo 1

 

Ingredients: 1 15oz can chickpeas, liquid drained
1 large lemon, juiced
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 heaped tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon cumin

1/4 cup water or liquid from chickpeas Pinch salt, optional

Prep It In Your Pitcher: Blend all ingredients together with your bike blender (we recommend the High Performance option for this). Adjust garlic, lemon juice and tahini to suit your taste buds. Serve with fresh veggies!

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Alternative Ingredients:
Try making pink hummus by adding raw grated beetroot.
If you don’t have tahini, use 2 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds (simply put sesame seeds on a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes).

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How to Care for Your Fender Blender Pro

Jul 14, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Fender Blender Pro | Comments Off on How to Care for Your Fender Blender Pro

Care After Your Event:
– Wipe the bike frame and blender with a sponge or cloth using soap and water (we use this spray). Wipe it with a clean rag to dry it.
– Wash pitchers thoroughly. This video should help you remove your standard blender’s base flange and get inside the pitcher to clean it: https://rockthebike.com/fender-blender-disassembly/
– Store indoors and out of direct sunlight

Care Before Your Event:
– Pump up the front tire to 60 – 70 PSI
– Check the blender roller/tire traction and adjust as necessary (refer to user manual for instructions)
– Make a smoothie to reward yourself! (and to check all parts are working properly)

 

If Using the High Performance Blender: We recommend tightening your star drive regularly with the 5/64 hex wrench / allen key. If you did not receive a 5/64 hex wrench please email us or call 1-888-354-2453 to get yours free of charge.

Tips on How to Clean and Care for your BlendTec pitcher via http://www.blendtec.com/use-and-care

Jars
How to use and load your jar
1.    Before loading your jar each time, spin the drive shaft on the bottom of the jar for a few seconds. This will help keep the seal in good shape and prolong the life of the jar. If the shaft does not spin freely, add some hot water to the jar, then twist the shaft by hand until it begins to spin freely.
2.    How to load your jar. First, place or pour your liquids and high moisture foods in the jar. Next, add your softer foods. Finally, put ice and solid items in last at top.
3.    Make sure the lid is on securely. The lids are designed for a very snug fit. Even if the lid seems like it’s on tightly, it’s a good idea to give the corners a little extra help and push them down once more before blending.
4.    Place the blender jar on the blender base, making sure the drive shaft is seated completely in the drive socket of motor base.
Visit our FAQ page for frequently asked questions and answers regarding jars.
How to clean your jar after each use:
1.    Add 1 cup (240ml) of hot water and a drop of liquid dish soap to the blender jar.
2.    Place the lid tightly on the jar.
3.    Place the jar on the blender base and press “Pulse” for 5 seconds. If your blender has a Clean cycle, press the “Clean” button.
4.    Rinse well.
How to clean your jar (long-term sanitation)
1.    For long-term sanitization, fill the jar with hot water.
2.    Add 1–2 teaspoons (5–10ml) of liquid chlorine bleach to the jar.
3.    Stir for 10 seconds. Let mixture stand in jar for 5 minutes.
4.    Empty water/bleach mixture. Turn jar upside down on dish rack until dry.
Cleaning tips and cautions
•    Do not use stiff-bristled brushes or abrasive cloths or pads to clean the jar. This will dull or scratch the surface.
•    Avoid submerging blender jars for longer than 5 minutes as it may reduce jar life and result in water penetrating the lower jar seals. After cleaning, store the jar upright.
•    BLENDER JAR IS DISHWASHER SAFE—TOP RACK ONLY!
•    Do not expose your jar to temperatures over 176°F (80°C). Ingredient temperatures should not exceed 115°F (46°C). Please note that boiling water is too hot for the jar and should never be used.

Tips on How to Clean and Care for Your Vitamix Jar via: https://www.vitamix.com/Owners-Resources/Product-Support/FAQs/Care-and-Maintenance

Jars

If your machine does not have a Clean setting, perform the following steps:

 

  • After each use, rinse the container thoroughly with warm water—not hot.
  • Place one to two drops of dish soap in your container and fill it halfway with warm water.
  • Secure the lid with the lid plug in the locked position.
  • Start the machine on Variable Speed 1, slowly increase to Variable Speed 10, and then switch to High.
  • Run on High for 30-60 seconds.
  • Pour contents out and rinse thoroughly.
  • Turn the container upside down and let air dry.

 

For a deep clean, perform the following steps monthly or as needed:

Place 4 cups of cool water and 4 cups of white vinegar into the container and let it soak for about four hours. Pour contents out and rinse thoroughly. Then follow the appropriate cleaning instructions above.

We do not recommend placing the container or lid into the dishwasher as this may harm its components. Cleaning instructions can also be found in your Owner’s Manual.

 

The minerals from fruits, produce, and leafy greens can cause a film on your container. We recommend pouring one cup of white vinegar into the container and filling it half-full with warm water. Let the container soak in an upright, standing position for several hours, then pour the contents out and use a soft pot scrubber to clean the inside of the container. Be careful while cleaning around the blade assembly as the blades are sharp.

 

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Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

May 28, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie uses more banana to make it thick and should be topped with granola and even fresh fruit to make it a filling healthy breakfast.

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Ingredients:

Frozen Blueberries
Frozen Mango
2 Ripe Banana
Yogurt
Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)
Granola / Fresh Fruit topping

Prep It In Your Pitcher:

1. Peel your bananas and place them in the bottom of your pitcher

2. Add 1/3 cup yogurt

3. Scoop in 1/2 cup of frozen mango and 2/3 cup frozen blueberries

4. Pour in some vanilla soy milk. Roughly 1/2 – 2/3 cup. If too thick after blending, add a little more

5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

6. Pour and top with granola, fresh fruit, and even a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

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Shopping List for 2 Day Bike Blending Event for 500+ Smoothies

May 22, 2014Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Shopping List for 2 Day Bike Blending Event for 500+ Smoothies

Shopping List for 2 Day Bike Blending Event for 500+ Smoothies

This year we hosted a Bike Blended Smoothie Booth at Maker Faire 2014 in San Mateo, CA. Below is some information from the event that can help you plan and shop for your upcoming bike blending event.

Event Length: 7 – 8 hours / day

# of Smoothies Served (estimate): 500 16 oz smoothies OR 8,000 oz (2,000 4oz servings / 1,000 8oz servings)

# of Flavors: 4 – Strawberry Banana, Mango Strawberry, Paradise Punch, and Mixed Berry
   Tip: Have flavors that use the same ingredients. We only needed 4 different kids of frozen fruits to make these 4 flavors.

Bike Blending at Maker Faire - by Eric Montross

Photo Credit: Eric Montross

Shopping List for 2 Days (purchased at Costco):

 2 Almond Milk (case of 3 each)                     $7.29
  3 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3 each)               – $21.87

  4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                           – $17.96
  7 Yogurt, Greek (48 oz each)                         – $32.45

  10 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                          – $69.90
  16 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                          – $31.84
  11 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)                          $95.59
  14 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)             $143.46
  11 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)  – $98.89
  5 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)                    – $32.95

                                                              TOTAL:          $552.20

We had some leftovers afterwards. Want a no-leftover shopping list for a 7 – 8 hour bike blending event?

‘No-Leftovers’ Shopping List for 1 Day:
Roughly 225  16 oz smoothies OR 3,600 oz (900 4oz servings / 450 8oz servings)

  1 Almond Milk (case of 3)
  1 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3)        

  4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                                
  4 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                      
  9 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                      
  6 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)              
  4 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)         
  5 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)
  4 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)     

                                TOTAL:          $254.91

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How Do I Remove My Wheel Cover?

May 21, 2014Posted by in FAQ, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro | Comments Off on How Do I Remove My Wheel Cover?

How Do I Remove My Wheel Cover?

This video shows you how to cut the wheel cover, in detail:

Once you’ve cut the hole, you need to cut the inner part out:

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SNIP!

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Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screws.
Note: when re-installing be careful not to over-tighten as this could cause the head to snap off or break the screw all together.

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Now you can slide the wheel cover over the cog! Voila!

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Is My Vitamix Pitcher Compatible with Your Bike Blender Base?

Apr 30, 2014Posted 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 | Comments Off on Is My Vitamix Pitcher Compatible with Your Bike Blender Base?

Is My Vitamix Pitcher Compatible with Your Bike Blender Base?

We have seen the bike blender work with the Vitamix Creations II 48 oz. 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender’s pitcher, as well as our own Advance Container.

We cannot guarantee every blender pitcher from Vitamix is compatible, but you’re more than welcome to ask Vitamix directly.

We use Vitamix’s sound reduction pad (Vitamix 15579) and Drive Socket (Vitamix 891). If your pitcher is compatible with both those parts it will work!

If you find out yours is compatible please email us your model type/number so we can add it to this FAQ!

 

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