Sundern, September 2016 - To ensure that cool heads are kept despite the hot temperatures, the traditional German company SEVERIN has teamed up with the German chef Thomas Martin, holder of two Michelin Stars, to present three refreshing, healthy summer trends. The most impressive thing about them? The treats can be prepared with ease in the new SM 3740 power blender from SEVERIN. The powerful kitchen helper whips up green smoothies, sauces, vegan milk, soups, crushed ice or even 'nicecream' in next to no time.
Summer, sun, sunshine - for the majority of people, this means spending their leisure time outside, be it barbecuing in their own garden, afternoons by the lake or enjoying the weather in the park with friends. German top chef Thomas Martin knows exactly what's needed: "For sunny excursions, the right refreshment is essential." The head chef at the Jacobs Restaurant in the Hamburg-based hotel Louis C. Jacob comes to the rescue with three ultimate tips: "All the refreshments require just a few ingredients and are quick to prepare."
Guilt-free ice cream enjoyment
A cool ice cream is one of the most popular summer refreshments. A healthier alternative is a fruity sorbet, or so-called 'nicecream'. In contrast to conventional ice cream, it contains no sugar, milk or cream - but tastes at least as delicious. "The basic recipe contains just one ingredient: bananas without their skins, chopped finely and frozen overnight. They are then placed in a power mixer and puréed," says Thomas Martin, holder of two Michelin Stars. The result is a creamy frozen blend which you can feast on to your heart's content - with no need for a guilty conscience! It goes without saying that the 'nicecream' can be refined to suit your palate - be it with berries, cocoa powder or peanut butter. Thomas Martin has another unusual recommendation: "Those who prefer an unusual taste sensation can add matcha powder to this healthy version of ice cream - the possibilities are endless."
The new SM 3740 power blender from SEVERIN is the perfect appliance for preparing 'nicecream'. With 33,500 rpm, a five-wing stainless steel blade and 1.9 HP, it also purées frozen ingredients in a flash. The mixer is equipped with ten power settings with LED indicator, while the separate pulse button guarantees maximum speed in the shortest of time spans.
Non-alcoholic cocktail indulgence
Cocktails also taste delicious and refreshing without alcohol. Colourful, fruity 'mocktails' are the ideal complement to a summery brunch or upcoming garden party with friends. Thomas Martin's verdict: "Mint-based blends are perfect for the summer months - not only do they taste really fragrant, but also cool you off."
A non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiri requires just a few ingredients: fresh mint leaves, a handful of strawberries, lime juice, a little brown sugar and some water. Purée everything in the SM 3740 from traditional German company SEVERIN and pour into a glass. The integrated measuring cup ensures your 'mocktail' ingredients are perfectly portioned. And, with a good slug of rum, the alcohol-free cocktail is transformed into a delicious tipple at your garden party.
The power blender also provides the required amount of crushed ice: for this, simply place ice cubes in the detachable bowl and select the automatic programme for crushed ice. The power blender boasts a total of six automatic programmes, which guarantee the convenient preparation of green smoothies, fruit smoothies, soups, sauces, crushed ice and foodstuffs requiring grinding at the touch of a button.
Insiders' tip: exotic carrot and coconut soup as a healthy refreshment
Many people prefer to avoid hearty dishes when the weather heats up. Lighter meals like soups and salads are therefore the ideal choice in summer. Warm soups also have a positive side effect: when the body is given something warm in hot weather, it needs no additional energy to adjust it to the heat of the blood. Michelin-starred chef Thomas Martin advises: "A warm, not too hot soup can be very refreshing in consequence. An exotic carrot and coconut soup, for instance, is perfect for summer days, and makes us dream of the Caribbean." The soup's preparation couldn't be easier: simply place carrots, coconut milk, cashew kernels and spices into the power blender bowl, select the automatic programme for soups and voilà! The temperature can be controlled using the plastic tamper with integrated sensor.
In addition to 'nicecream', 'mocktails' and soups, it can also be used to prepare mouth-watering fruit smoothies, spreads and dips, vegan milk, dough or baby food. The blender comes with a recipe booklet featuring more than 30 recipes. Further recipes are available online at www.severin.de/service/rezepte/vitale-power-aus-dem-mixer-sm-3740.
fit FOR FUN cooperation enters the second round
SEVERIN already entered into a far-reaching product cooperation with the leading fitness and lifestyle magazine in 2014. The cooperation now enters the second round: In addition to the Slow Juicer (ES 3567) and the Smoothie Mix & Go (SM 3735), now the new Powerblender (SM 3740) and a Convection Deep Fryer (FR 2432) are also part of the much sought-after SEVERIN fit FOR FUN product range.
The power blender, with a classy stainless steel design and a capacity of 1.7 litres, is available for a RRP of 399.00 euros.