I came home for lunch one cold day, and had a bunch of grape tomatoes out on the counter. They were on the verge of going bad, so I figured they would become tomato soup. And what follows is a quick tomato soup you could slap together in a couple of minutes.
Big handful of grape tomatoes, probably 1 cup worth.
4-5 baby carrots
1/2 cube Knorr Caldo de Tomate, or whatever "chicken & tomato" cube you have on hand
Run for one cycle on the "Soup" setting. Or if you got a ghetto home blender, just smash it all up and microwave it to get it hot. Now if you have a Blendtec, you'd be done becuase it would be hot soup already.
One decent lunch-sized serving of soup.
Now my experience with this was initially, I used an entire cube instead of a half cube, and it was too strong. Use a half-cube. Also, I found the cube did leave a film on the blender that did take a bit more hot water and soap to clean out, but it wasn't anything major.
Add ingredients to the blender in the order listed. When adding in the frozen berries, I pile 'em in there to the top of the blender.
Blend for two cycles on the "Smoothie" setting, particularly if you use frozen strawberries.
This produces enough for about three drink glasses. Or one big ol' glass and one smaller glass.
In our case, that's what I'm doing; I drink a large glass for myself as it's my breakfast, and I serve a smaller glass to my son as a drink along with a more conventional breakfast. Cleanup is fast; I rinse the blender container with hot water, and run it with hot water and a drop of soap. The resulting foam works wonders for cleaning the rest of the dishes, and we're out of the kitchen in no time. A typical day's breakfast.