What can I use in place of a food processor?  

Sunshine Smoothie
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 I don't have a food processor, just a blender and my large mixer, so what do I use when recipe calls for a food processor? 

While there are no hard and fast rules, as a rough guideline:

When you want to puree, the blender is likely to do a better job.

Recipe: Sunshine Smoothie

Marge Perry
Oct, 2010

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