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Summer weather has reached our hometown of Las Vegas and I find myself trying to get creative with sweet and healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. This freeze definitely brings me back to times when I walked around crowded and super hot theme parks as a teenager, and the only thing that sounded good was a nice cold and tart lemonade freeze! I see this treat being made over and over all summer long!

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Strawberry Lemonade Freeze

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed for about 5 minutes
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • 5-6 tb. honey (You can also add regular sugar)
  • 2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender. Use the larger blender for best results. Blend until it’s a smooth crushed ice consistency. You can add more water to allow it to blend easier.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

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Apr
19
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Banana Hot Cocoa

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My favorite drink on a cool night is hot cocoa. The other day I had the idea of blending a banana with cocoa powder, milk and cinnamon, and warming it up in a pot. I call it, banana hot cocoa! It came out delicious. I love how the banana adds sweetness naturally to this hot cocoa drink. No extra sugar is needed. It also thickens it up, making it nice and creamy. Serve this drink hot right from the pot, and enjoy with marshmallows on top.

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Banana Hot Cacao Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Pour into a pot and heat over low heat until bubbles start to form at the top.

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Makes 2 cups

 

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Normally I like to make my smoothies with almond milk, but I recently discovered pistachio milk and thought it would taste great as a base for a pistachio banana smoothie. This green smoothie is simple and delicious, as it only needs a few ingredients to make: pistachio milk, spinach, banana, honey and yogurt. You can even add pistachio nuts for a crunchy texture, or add then on top! Go ahead and try your new favorite green smoothie.

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Pistachio Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pistachio milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pistachios for topping

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Top with pistachios (shells removed).

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Makes 1 smoothie

 

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Convenience, satiety and flavor are often tough to find when you’re rushing around for breakfast in the morning. That is why I will never give up on trying to create all the make-ahead breakfasts. Chia seeds are known for their high fiber properties which is something often overlooked when considering high nutrient foods. However, some people do feel bloating when eating chia seeds. When mixed with water, chia seeds expand. So, eating chia seed pudding can make us feel the opposite of how we would like when eating a healthy breakfast. Cue the blended part of this meal. By blending the chia seeds, they are already broken down so it helps your stomach and takes the hard work out of the digestion process. And could it get any easier? Blend, refrigerate and enjoy the next morning with the toppings of your choosing. Hint: always add a little crunch. Crunch is the ultimate satisfier!

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Blended Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into the Magic Bullet cup and blend for 1-2 minutes, or until all chia seeds are ground down into a thick pudding-like texture.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and serve with optional toppings. I added the rest of the banana and some grain-free granola for crunch.
  3. Enjoy!

 

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Brazilian Lemonade

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It is a great mystery why this special Brazilian drink is called Brazilian “lemonade” when it is actually made with limes. Maybe somewhere along the way people decided limes taste better in the recipe than lemons, and didn’t bother to change the name. This “lemonade” is made with fresh lime juice and zest, with condensed milk to make it creamy. It is a special treat all year round!

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Brazilian Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 limes
  • 1 tbsp lime zest

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet pitcher and blend.
  2. Pour over ice.

Makes 1 pitcher

 

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This mango apple banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It is so simple, with only 4 ingredients: mango, apple, banana and water. No extra sweetener is needed, since all three fruits have plenty of natural sugar. The water gets things moving, while the frozen mango chunks and banana adds a nice, thick and creamy consistency.

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Mango Apple Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

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Makes 1 smoothie

 

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This smoothie is a seasonal favorite! It’s a great breakfast or a pick me up snack, especially when it’s pumpkin season! Feel free to add a nice dollop of whip cream on top, with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin pie puree
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients in the Magic Bullet Blender until creamy. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

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Aug
23
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Grapefruit Slushy


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There’s something about a tart grapefruit that puckers your taste buds in just the right way. This grapefruit slushy is not too tart, not too sweet, and just the right amount of satisfying.

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Grapefruit Slushy Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1-2 tsp. sweetener (agave, syrup or sugar)

Instructions

  1. Combine grapefruit slices with ice and sweetener in Magic Bullet and blend. That’s it! Taste to make sure sweetness is where you want it (start small and work your way up!).

 

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Watermelon (and alcohol) are a staple for the 4th of July! This year, celebrate with this refreshing and chilled white wine watermelon frosty! Skip the white wine and make smoothies for the kids. Everyone will love this refreshing drink.

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Watermelon White Wine Frosty

Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen watermelon
  • 1 cup chilled white wine
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. lime or lemon Juice (depending on your flavor preference)

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Instructions

  1. Chop watermelon and freeze for at least two hours. Once frozen, add watermelon to Magic Bullet and puree.
  2. Combine wine and lemon or lime juice with watermelon in Magic Bullet and blend briefly.

 

Your 4th of July BBQ just got a lot more delicious!

 

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To celebrate summers arrival, I used up some strawberries I had in my refrigerator to make this refreshing strawberry lime spritzer. I love mixing fruit juice with carbonated drinks, such as mineral water, ginger ale or club soda. Enjoy this beverage with any meal – it works well as an outdoor BBQ drink or dressed up for a fancier setting. I like to make this on the 4th of July.

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Strawberry Lime Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. can of ginger ale
  • 5 strawberries, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to you Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Run a damp towel or lime around the rim of your glasses, then immediately dip them in a can of sugar.
  3. Serve cold.

Makes 2 cups