It’s the day after Halloween. Whether you went out trick or treating yourself, or you have a pail-ful of your kids’ candy to go through, chances are you’ll be eating candy for many days (and possibly weeks) to come. But how many kids actually go trick or treating each year? How many adults eat this stuff compared to kids? What’s your favorite Halloween treat?

See how your answers compare to those of the rest of the nation in the infographic below. And may you experience very few sugar rushes and candy-induced stomachaches in the days that follow.

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The American kitchen is unlike any other. Americans have a diet all their own and unique eating habits – here, we break down just how Americans feel about their kitchen and the kitchen items they’re willing to spend money on.

Which kitchen gadget can you just not live without?

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The UNI Project

Our friends at NutriBullet are trying to start a food revolution; they’re teaching high school students the importance of health through education and diet by incorporating a fruit and veggie-packed breakfast smoothie into their morning routine. The UNI Project encompasses 46 students and hopes it starts a true health revolution.

Support the movement by following the progress with #theUNIproject.

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Can you handle a little heat in the kitchen? If so, then try your hand at these hot and spicy dishes from around the world! The spices also have some neat health benefits, so your body can reap rewards as your taste buds do, as well.

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Top of the Class

College students: stop ordering greasy fast food! Get a Magic Bullet, whip up a quick smoothie and take it with you on the go, where ever you go!

If you know a college student (or have ever been one yourself), you know college students have very specific dietary needs: quick, effortless food for cheap. We discovered this neat infographic from GrubHub that puts specific numbers on college-bound food orders – helping us map out the bizarre phenomenon of college eating.

Did your university make it on the list?

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Our favorite Edgy Veg Candice shows us her ultimate green smoothie recipe, along with some of her favorite smoothie-making dance moves.

The Ultimate Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 4-5 chunks pineapple
  • 1 1/2-2 cups almond milk

Instructions

  1. Blend in your Magic Bullet until smooth.

Six seconds is all you need to make incredible chicken salad from a few ingredients that are probably already sitting in your kitchen. Add dried berries, chili powder, or a squeeze of lime for some variation. Yum!

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Photo of the Magic Bullet 6 Second Chicken Salad from food.com.

6  Second Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple, chopped
  • 1/8 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts
  • 1 -2 tablespoon mayonnaise (I used about 3 Tablespoons)

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to the SHORT CUP, in the order they are listed, and twist on the CROSS BLADE.
  2. Put the cup on the Magic Bullet power base and press down to start the motor. Release pressure immediately, pause and let the ingredients settle. You can also tap the cup on the counter top to redistribute the ingredients and move larger pieces closer to the blades.
  3. Repeat the pulse technique until you’ve reached the desired consistency.
  4. Serve over a bed of lettuce or between two slices of bread.

This is one fantastic recipe by Livestrong.com‘s Jennifer Cassetta, a clinical nutritionist and personal trainer. It transports her back to the island of Kauai, she writes, packed with the healthy and decadent flavors of coconut and pineapple. It’s also perfect for breakfast – giving you the energy you need to face the day, while balancing out your blood sugars, preventing spikes and valleys in your energy level, as well.

Click here for her full article!

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Hawaii-Dreaming Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp shredded coconut for topping

Instructions

Combine ingredients in your Magic Bullet and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Add 1/2 cup coconut milk for a creamier smoothie.

What’s more delicious than a frozen, chocolate-covered banana on a hot summer day?

Nothing. The answer is nothing.

And not only is it delicious, it’s nutritious, too! Make your own all-natural chocolate sauce with a little cacao powder, coconut oil, and agave or other sweetener of your choice, blend it all up in the Magic Bullet, and get to dipping your frozen bananas. It really couldn’t be any easier.

But to make it even easier, we’ve included a the Edgy Veg’s how-to video. Watch it and then make it. NOW, it couldn’t be any easier.

And remember: There’s always money in the banana stand.

Working out? Need energy? Looking to beautify? Well, this list of smoothie recipes might be just what you need. With a smoothie for just about anything you can imagine, it’s basically got you covered. Enjoy!

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