Oct
13
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3-Minute Mug Brownie

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Every now and then, I get chocolate cravings… bad. Of course, they are always at a time where I either don’t have any chocolate around or I don’t have time to make a batch of brownies. If you are ever looking for a quick fix for a chocolate craving, here is the solution: the 3-minute mug brownie!

Yes, you heard correctly, it only takes 3 minutes to make an individual brownie! No eggs required. Just add a few ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup, blend, and add to your favorite mug. If you like a fudgier, gooey brownie like me, try only 30-40 seconds in the microwave rather than 50 seconds. You don’t have to worry about food poisoning since there are no eggs in this recipe (yay!). The best part is serving the warm, individual brownie with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. Chocolate craving satisfied!

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3 Minute Mug Brownie

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1.  Add the butter to a small Magic Bullet cup and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the milk and vanilla, followed by the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend the ingredients together; use a spatula the scrape the sides of the cup and repeat.
  4. Use a spoon the give the batter a final stir before transferring to your favorite mug.
  5. Microwave the brownie for 50 seconds and top with vanilla ice cream.

Makes 1 brownie

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Sep
2
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Strawberry Popsicles

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Popsicles are one of my favorite summer treats. By making them at home, you can control how much sugar is added and skip the artificial flavors and dyes. Homemade popsicles are healthier and taste even better than the store-bought kind! These strawberry popsicles are made with fresh strawberries, yogurt, and a splash of lime. You will need your Magic Bullet blender and popsicles molds to make them. Once you put them in the freezer, they will be ready to eat in a few hours. This recipe makes four popsicles, but you can double or triple it to make more. Just keep them in the freezer until you are ready to eat! Once they are ready, run hot water over the molds and wiggle them out.

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Strawberry Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until you get an even mixture.
  2. Divide between four popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.

Makes 4 popsicles

Aug
13
1

Lava Cake for One

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Sometimes you are craving dessert, but don’t want to make a large batch of cookies or a whole cake, am I right? With this chocolate lava cake recipe, you can quickly make a personal dessert and not have to worry about making too much for just one person. You can also double the recipe to make two. The key to a good lava cake is beating the eggs really well to create air bubbles – this keeps the batter nice and light, so it can rise in the oven. This warm chocolate lava cake is best served right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and raspberries.

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Lava Cake for One

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. heavy cream or milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small dish, microwave the chocolate chips, butter and milk for 20 seconds. Stir and repeat until melted.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla, salt, sugar and flour to a small Magic Bullet cup and blend for 20 seconds.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the melted chocolate mixture and stir with a spatula until well blended.
  5. Transfer the batter to a greased 4-inch ramekin.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, just until the top of the cake is firm to touch.

Makes 1 lava cake

Jul
14
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Easy Whipped Cream

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I went to dinner at a friend’s house the other night and he made the most incredible dessert: whipped cream and ginger cookies. Yes, that’s it. So simple, yes? What made it even more interesting was learning that he made the whipped cream in his blender. I have never thought of trying this before, so of course a few days later, I decided to try it in my Magic Bullet. I was surprised at how quickly my whipped cream was ready! Preparing it in my Magic Bullet took me less time than using my hand mixer or standalone mixer! It can’t get any easier.

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Easy Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Add heavy cream to a Magic Bullet cup.
  2. Blend for 15 seconds, then shake and repeat once more.
  3. Open and add the sugar and vanilla, shake, and continue to blend for 15 second intervals. After only a few times of repeating this, you should get whipped cream!
  4. Add to your favorite dessert.

Makes ~ 1 cup whipped cream

Jun
30
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Banana Brownies

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I have a really yummy treat for you today: chewy, fudgey, chocolatey banana brownies. How did this delicious creation come about? Once again, I found myself with one banana on the verge of going bad. One banana is not really enough for banana bread, or even banana muffins, so I started thinking of what else I could do with it. This recipe is a healthier brownie recipe, the banana makes the brownies so moist, you use much less butter and oil than you would in regular brownies. The problem with these “healthier brownies” is that I feel less guilty eating them and eat MORE than usual!

The banana gives these brownies a great flavor – it goes perfect with chocolate! Don’t forget to eat them warm with a cold glass of milk.

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Banana Brownies

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp instant coffee granules
  • ½ tsp almond extract (can also use vanilla)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Chopped walnuts for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Blend together butter, sugar, yogurt and banana in a Magic Bullet cup.
  3. Add egg and almond extract and pulse a few times until mixed well.
  4. Add the coffee granules, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Lastly, add the flour a little at a time, pulsing in-between, until everything is well blended.
  5. Transfer the batter using a spatula to a greased 8×8-inch baking dish.
  6. Top with walnuts.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean (*if you want them more fudgy, take out a little early).
  8. Cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting.

Makes 9 brownies

Jun
16
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Banana Pie Smoothie

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This banana pie smoothie tastes just like a banana cream pie in a glass! My favorite thing about it is the graham cracker crust topping. Freeze the bananas ahead of time (already peeled and chopped in half). I like this smoothie really cold, so I also like to add some ice, too. You can make this smoothie for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a healthy dessert alternative!

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Banana Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs, plus more for topping
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream for topping

Directions

  1. Slice the frozen banana into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until combined.
  3. Top with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

Makes 1 smoothie

May
27
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Skinny Banana Cookies

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I discovered the healthiest cookie recipe, ever! These banana cookies are “skinny” because they are only made with ripe bananas, pecans and oats with a little chocolate drizzled on top. There is no butter, no sugar, no flour, just bananas, pecans and oats (making them vegan, too!) You have to try these. They have a really strong banana flavor, which I love. Finally, a healthy low-fat cookie that actually tastes good. You can even eat these for breakfast! The chocolate drizzled over the top gives them a nice presentation, and who can resist a little chocolate on their cookies?

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Skinny Banana Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1½ ripe bananas
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add oats, pecans and bananas to your Magic Bullet cup.
  3. Pulse a few times to combine the ingredients, leaving some whole oats for texture.
  4. Mix the batter with a spoon so it is even.
  5. Use a teaspoon to drop balls of dough on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl 30 seconds at a time until melted, then transfer with a spoon to a plastic baggy with a hole cut in the corner.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.

Makes 12 cookies

May
12
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Easy Blackberry Purée

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Blackberries don’t get as much hype as other superfoods, but they contain a large amount of antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. I like to blend them up into a sweet sauce that can be used as a topping for a variety of classic breakfast dishes (pancakes, waffles, french toast, etc.). When I am in the mood for something lighter, I like to mix it into some plain yogurt for some additional health benefits. It also makes the perfect topping for vanilla ice cream when heated up… yum!

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Easy Blackberry Purée

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small Magic Bullet cup and pulse several times until well blended.
  2. Add additional sugar to taste.
  3. Heat up before serving, if desired.

Makes 1/2 cup purée

Apr
21
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Corn Bread Muffins

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Corn bread is one of those comforting foods that always gets people excited and it is a great addition to your lunch or dinner table. My favorite foods to pair with include chili, BBQ ribs, and fried chicken. You can whip a batch of these corn bread muffins up in no time with the Magic Bullet. No need for the extra work cutting a loaf, since each person can grab an individual muffin. A hint of honey sweetens these corn bread muffins up. They are best served warm, topped with butter.

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Corn Bread Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 tbsp honey

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet blender and blend until batter is smooth and combined.
  3. Spoon batter into a paper cup-lined muffin pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
  5. Serve warm with butter.

Makes 12 muffins

Apr
14
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Super Bran Muffins

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These bran muffins are the perfect wholesome muffins to start off your day. Muffins have a bad reputation as an unhealthy breakfast food, but I love bran muffins because they are so much healthier for you than other types of muffins. They have the most fiber and the least amount of fat and sugar. The most fun part is deciding what to put in them – I added chopped dried apricots, walnuts and chopped fresh granny smith apple to these super bran muffins. You can add things like raisins, carrots, zucchini, pecans, etc. Get creative!

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Super Bran Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups bran cereal
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ½ granny smith apple, peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add bran cereal, butter, milk, yogurt and egg to a Magic Bullet pitcher and pulse a few times.
  3. Add the oats and flour and pulse a few more times.
  4. Use a spoon to stir in the rest of the ingredients by hand until just blended.
  5. Spoon into a paper cup-lined muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and tops are firm.
  7. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 12 muffins