Several years ago, on some special occasion (which may or may not have been my wedding), I was given an immersion blender from my aunt.
In the years since, I have discovered how useful this fine piece of machinery is. All those late night commercials about "slicing, dicing, julienning" are pretty true when you talk about an immersion blender.
You can use them to make some very nice salad dressing, since the blender will emulsify your oil and vinegar much more completely than a whisk will (or at least better than my whisk will).
You can make blended soups (like cheese soup, or a single vegetable soup) quite easily, since you're not transferring the soup back and forth between a regular blender.
And, you can make a very fine breakfast smoothie, which is what prompted this post:
Dave's Breakfast Smoothie
2 cups milk (or vanilla soy milk)
1 banana, sliced
1/2c crushed pineapple
3/4c mixed frozen fruit, thawed
combine and blend until smooth.
The fruit amounts are approximate, and you can adjust them to taste or texture preference.
What you get is something like this:
In short, a tasty and light breakfast, that gives you at least a couple servings of fruit..