Campervan Ideas: Hand-Powered Blender

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

By and large, we really enjoy living simply on the road, which includes keeping a simple kitchen. However, it’s sometimes nice to be able to make something blended to add variety to our recipes. While we do run the van on solar power and could accommodate a small electrical appliance, we wanted to explore our hand-powered blending options first and found that there are a lot of great possibilities out there!

We found this blender at a Target and tried it out to make hummus (something we crave but don’t buy often because it can be rather expensive). These hummus packets made by Busch make a variety of hummus flavors very easy to pull together– all you need to add is a can of beans!

How we made hummus using zero electrical power:

  • Drain 1 can of garbanzo beans and pour, strained, into the blender. Pour all of the contents of the hummus oil and spice packets into the blender.

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

  • Blend! For us, using the manual blender took about 4 minutes. Admittedly, we were a little skeptical about the pull cord style blender, but it felt really sturdy upon use and was easy to work with.

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

  • Refrigerate and it’s ready! Pair with crackers or your favorite veggies.

Campervan Ideas - Hand Powered Blender - Ford Transit Campervan

 

We’re excited for the possibilities of making other dips, smoothies, and blended snacks, all without using a bit of electricity.

 

What simple kitchen hacks do you have up your sleeve? Share your ideas in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Campervan Ideas: Hand-Powered Blender

  1. Oh! That is EXACTLY what we are looking for… I have been lamenting that I’ve had to give up my little food processor/blender thingie that I got when my firstborn was a wee tadpole… Thank so much for the review! I may have to go spelunking and find one! 😀

    Happy trails!

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  2. I never knew something like this existed- it never crossed my mind. I figured that would be something I’d have to give up and let go of upon moving into our van. Long live freshly made hummus!

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  3. This food chopper looks great and not very expensive! I will take a look at it… Quick question, what is your opinion on the Vortex blender? Its a lot more expensive, but I’m wondering if its worth the outlay.

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