I'll admit it. A few years ago, when the Magic Bullet was introduced to the "As Seen on TV" market, I wanted one. As a former smoothie drinker, I used to hate the post drink clean up. Washing a huge blender after making a single glass of nutritiousness can be a real bummer. It's the reason I don't make smoothies these days, but that will no longer be the case if this mason jar trick works in my kitchen.
Amazingly, most blender bases can screw into a standard Mason jar, transforming a recycled jam container into a mini blender beaker. Elise over at Simply Recipes originally originally learned of this trick from her mother.
Apparently 40 years ago or so... manufacturers used to include a Mason jar in the box with the blender. Mom recalls even a booklet that listed the many things one could make with the Mason jar blender, including ground spices, whipped cream, and peanut butter. We use this trick most often to make whipped cream. The blender whips it right in the jar, so if we have extra, it's already in a jar for storage. And it is easier when it comes to making small quantities.
Not only is this little set-up great for smoothies that you can take on the go, but it works great for grinding coffee beans, spices, and as a makeshift food processor.
via Workshop SF