Jun
21
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Strawberry Purée

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This easy strawberry purée is a simple addition to your breakfast table or dessert spread that will add a fresh, healthy twist. Your guests at the table will appreciate your homemade effort. You can use this strawberry purée on an endless number of things, such as cheesecake, waffles, ice cream, or yogurt. Add more or less sugar to meet your personal preference.

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Strawberry Purée Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepot, add the strawberries and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the sugar and let cool. Pour the vanilla on top.
  3. Transfer to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

Makes 1 cup

 

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This nutty, spiced sweet potato bread pairs nicely with a warm cup of tea or coffee and whipped honey butter. It is best warm right from the oven after cooling about 15 minutes. You can place extra loaves in a freezer, wrapped in foil and placed into freezer bags and they will keep for a few months. When ready to consume, thaw overnight or bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 F. This recipe makes one large loaf, or 4 mini loaves.

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Spiced Sweet Potato Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 boiled sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the cooled sweet potato, eggs, oil and water to a Magic Bullet pitcher and blend.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the sweet potato mixture over the dry ingredients and stir.
  5. Stir in the pecans.
  6. Pour into a greased 9×4 inch loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

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Makes 1 loaf

 

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My girls love anything ‘pink’ so when I was making this chia pudding they kept asking for it to be ‘pink’. Thank goodness for red ripe strawberries, because this its their new favorite treat! Plus blending it smooths out the chia seeds so it’s not a weird texture for the kids!

Strawberry Chia Seed Blender Pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tb. chia seeds
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 tb. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a Magic Bullet Blender add all of the ingredients and blend until creamy. Pour into a dessert glass and refrigerate until set, about an hour. Top with additional strawberries and chopped chocolate. Enjoy!

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Jun
8
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Healthy Blondies

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Are you asking yourself why these blondies are called “healthy”?

The secret ingredient is garbanzo beans! This may sound strange, but you can’t taste the actual beans in these blondies. They still have a little butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, but less of the bad stuff. The beans give them a moist, chewy consistency while the other ingredients mask the taste. Adding beans and blending them into the blondie batter is a great way to add fiber and protein to these delicious bars.

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Healthy Blondie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (15.9 oz)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet pitcher and blend.
  3. Stir in nuts with a spatula and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, then cool before cutting.

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Makes 9 squares

 

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Smoothies are probably one of my girls favorite after school snacks. I love it because I can make all three of their snacks all at once, instead of dirtying a bunch of dishes. I also love that there is usually some left over for mama to have a snack too!

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After School Coconut Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from a can
  • 4 tb. coconut flavored  greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tb. shredded coconut
  • 1 frozen banana sliced

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend until creamy. Serve with toasted coconut on top, optional.

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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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Pudding has become my girls FAVORITE dessert. We are always trying new recipes and creations with different toppings, but I think we all agreed that chocolate was the best. This pudding is definitely rich and decadent. But making memories with my girls while making food is one of my favorite things!

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Rich Chocolate Blender Pudding

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c. heavy cream or full fat coconut milk, scalded hot
  • 1 tb. vanilla

Instructions

  1. In the large blender cup of the Magic Bullet Blender, add the chocolate chips, sugar, and eggs. While the blender is running, slowly add in the hot milk and then the vanilla until everything is melted and runs smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into dessert cups and refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Top with whipped cream or other desired toppings.

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I feel like every time my bananas turn brown, I create a new banana bread recipe with different variations. I wanted to try something different besides my typical chocolate chip banana bread. So, I browned some butter which gave the bread a hint of caramel flavor and then added one of my favorite spices. It’s almost like a little piece of the Fall Season in one recipe!

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Spiced Brown Butter Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cup flour, or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tb. garam masala spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mash the bananas and add them to the large blender cup of the Magic Bullet Blender. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan add your butter and melt on medium low heat while continually stirring until the butter has reached a light to dark brown caramel color. Remove from heat to let cool.
  3. In the blender add the eggs, sugar, yogurt, and milk, with the bananas. Blend until creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, spices, and baking soda. Fold in the banana mixture, and then stir in the browned butter.

I made 4 mini loaves, baked at 325 for 30-35 minutes. Adjust time accordingly if you are using large bread pan.

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Sometimes I can’t make up my mind when it comes to choosing a flavor for chia seed pudding. My solution: make three different flavors and layer them in one cup! This layered chia seed pudding dessert is made with chocolate and vanilla almond milk and raspberry jam. For best results, let the pudding stand in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds magically thicken the almond milk creating a delicious pudding-like texture.

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Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla Chia Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup chocolate almond milk
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend the banana and chocolate almond milk in a Magic Bullet cup and pour into a bowl. Stir 1 tbsp chia seeds and put in the fridge.
  2. Stir 1 tbsp chia seeds into the vanilla almond milk and stir in the vanilla extract in a bowl. Place into the fridge.
  3. In a third bowl, mix the raspberry jam and 1/2 tbsp chia seeds and place in the fridge.
  4. Chill overnight, then layer in clean bowls before serving.

Makes 2 cups

 

Apr
11
0

Fit Hubby Fudge

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You may have heard of a dessert called “chubby hubby” before, a flavor created by Ben and Jerry’s with peanut butter, pretzel and fudge. I decided to create a “fit hubby” version using peanut butter, pretzels, chocolate whey protein powder and a drizzle of chocolate on the top. This is a great energy-boosting snack after a workout to give your body the protein it needs to build muscle, and it tastes like a dessert!

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Fit Hubby Fudge Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

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Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except for pretzels and chocolate chips, to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Take half of the mixture and combine with 1/4 cup chopped pretzels and press into an 8×8-inch baking dish.
  3. Press the other half of the mixture on top.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave for 30 seconds at a time, then drizzle over the top and sprinkle the remaining pretzels.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour before cutting into squares.

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Makes 9 1-inch squares