You know you’ve always wanted to throw something terrible into your morning smoothie. We’ve all been there. I giant scoop of ice cream? A donut and some milk? Well, the crazy people at Buzzfeed were, well, crazy enough to do it.

So, can you smoothie it? Generally, no. But you might be surprised at what you CAN smoothie!

Watch this video and tell us: what’s the craziest thing you’ve thrown into a smoothie?

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A hoagie? Sure. PB&J? Absolutely. A burrito? Nope! But why? With a wheat or flour wrapping that usually encases meat and other fixin’s, it seems like it’d qualify just like a pita or anything else normally considered a sandwich.

Well, The Atlantic has put this question to rest with 4 solid qualifications that will help you figure out, what exactly is a sandwich?

This delectable recipe from our friends over at NutriBullet will be the perfect picnic wrap up this holiday weekend!

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Red, White & Blue Blast

Ingredients

Red Layer

  • 1/2 cup strawberries,
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp raw, organic honey
  • Ice cubes

White Layer

  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp raw, organic honey
  • Ice cubes

Blue Layer

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Make the red layer and pour equal amounts into 2-4 glasses. Put glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. Make the white layer and take glasses with red layer out of freezer. Pour equal amounts of white on top of the red layers. Put in freezer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Make the blue layer and take glasses with red and white layer out of freezer. Pour equal amounts of blue on top of the red and white layers.

Optional – garnish with mint and blueberries on top!

This makes an ice cold Blast that’s delicious in the summer months and at your next gathering. For an extra special treat, use popsicle molds instead of glasses and leave each layer in the freezer for at least two hours. Once done, you’ll have beautiful Red, White & Blue Pops!

This is probably the cutest idea we’ve seen. Seriously. Try it. Also, it’s almost summer and what better way to eat ice cream than in an EDIBLE CHOCOLATE BOWL??

‘Nuff said.

This Mother’s Day, we thought we’d spread the holiday cheer by making all you mothers out there think about your dark, dark pasts. Your wild college days, perhaps? Your young and innocent mud-wrestling days in high school, maybe?

Don’t worry – we’re not here to judge. Only to laugh. But we’re laughing with you, not at you! This Mother’s Day, take the time to really creep out your kids by telling them about your most shocking indiscretions, because, after all, isn’t Mother’s Day all about your enjoyment?

Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s insane how many calories Americans drink on a daily basis. From OJ and milk in the morning, to heavy sodas for lunch and a happy hour drink with dinner, you could be consuming up to 400 calories a day in drinks alone. That number is just the average, so chances are, you could be sipping on even more than that.

This infographic outlines the number of calories in some of our most popular beverages. Which do you think you can cut out of your diet?

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From bento boxes to roasted chicken, lunches around the world vary as much as entire cuisines do. And why shouldn’t they?? Whether you’re at your desk working away, or out celebrating the midday break with friends and colleagues, lunch is a huge deal. A huge delicious deal.

Learn a little more about the history of our modern day lunch time and how different cultures eat come midday.

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This video from iFOODreal shows us just how easy making a delicious green smoothie can be! If you’re trying to detox after the holiday celebrations of weeks’ past, give this recipe a try. It’ll leave you vibrant and glowing.

Thanks to iFOODreal for the amazing video and recipe!

Magic Bullet Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/8 green apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.

With 2013 just out the door, we see go with it things like the Paleo diet, twerking and many other regretful trends. Here’s hoping 2014 brings greater, tastier, healthier trends for us all!

Let us know, what are your resolutions for the new year?

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Turkeys are never perfect. They all taste like cardboard. Have you ever really had an outstanding turkey?

Don’t worry or fret about having to cook it – that causes unnecessary stress during what’s supposed to be a fun evening together with friends and family – just stick it in the oven and enjoy yourself! That’s Mary Risley’s advice, anyway. Enjoy a class of pink champagne or pinot noir or whatever else you have and have a good time!

Still need some cooking tips? Let Mary tell you herself.