May
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Brownie Batter Hummus

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I never thought of hummus as a dessert item until I came across brownie batter hummus at my grocery store. What a great idea! Here is how the magic happens: the garbanzo beans are used for texture, and the chocolate, sugar and coconut is used for flavor. Brilliant. This brownie batter hummus dip goes great with fresh fruit or cookies, and makes for a fun appetizer at a party.

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Brownie Batter Hummus Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

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Instructions

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

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Makes 2 cups

 

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I just LOVE this marinade. It’s so quick to pull together and is just packed with so much flavor! Something good definitely follows when your recipe ingredients contain limes, ranch, and cilantro. You can add it to chicken or fish and marinade it for a few hours, or just add it on right before you bake it.

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Lime Cilantro Ranch Marinade Recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 tb. olive oil
  • 2 tsps. sugar

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet Blender and blend until combined. Use as a marinade for chicken or fish.

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Beets offer an earthy, refreshing and unique flavor that more recipes should take advantage of. While it’s not common to have them appear as the main ingredient of a dish, this dip offers a great example of why that ought to happen more often. The feta cheese provides a great flavor and texture to complement the beets, which can be either roasted or bought pre-cooked.

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Creamy Beet and Feta Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

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Instructions

  1. Add beets to Magic Bullet and blend.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to Magic Bullet and blend together until creamy.
  3. Grab some carrots or celery to dip and you’ve got yourself a nice, healthy snack!

 

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Dried apricots are a food we’re so used to eating the way they’re purchased, that it’s easy to overlook their use in an easy-to-make recipe. This apricot dip is simple, sweet and delicious. I’ve included maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice to add some depth to the flavor.

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Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried apricot
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Boil apricots for about 10 minutes to soften. Let cool before blending in Magic Bullet.
  2. Add cooled apricots, maple syrup and lemon juice to Magic Bullet and blend.

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Use it as a dip with crackers, or spread it on some toast for a larger snack!

 

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This St. Patrick’s Day, wow your friends with this mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip! No baking required, and minimal clean-up necessary to make this festive dip or dessert. All you need is cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and mini chocolate chips. I like to serve this mint chip cheesecake dip with graham crackers, but you can also serve it with bars of chocolate – yum! Every bite tastes like a mint chip cheesecake.

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Mint Chip Cheesecake Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • A few drops of green food coloring
  • Mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth and a nice minty green color.
  2. Transfer to a bowl filled with mini chocolate chips, and shape into a circle.
  3. Serve with graham crackers or bars of chocolate.

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Makes 1/2 cup

 

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The avocado’s rich and creamy texture is perfect for spreading on toast for a simple meal. With help from the Magic Bullet, this recipe adds a spicy dynamic to the natural avocado flavor, combining it with jalapeño and crushed red pepper to create an easy-to-make, flavor-rich and super healthy spread.

The only difficult part of this recipe is deciding what bread to put it on!

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Spicy Avocado Spread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut avocado and jalapeño pepper. When cutting jalapeño, make sure to cut it length-wise so you’re able to control the number of seeds added to the recipe.
  2. Combine avocado, jalapeño and red pepper in Magic Bullet and blend.

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Whether it’s to start your day or keep it moving along, this meal will point you in the right direction.

 

Jan
31
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Butternut Squash Pizza

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This butternut squash pizza is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes, because it is very flavorful and filling. Rosemary butternut purée is spread onto a pizza crust and then topped with caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese and arugula. To speed things up in the kitchen, you can use a store-bought pizza crust. This recipe works well as an appetizer or main dish.

 

Butternut Squash Pizza Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large pizza crust
  • 1 butternut squash, halved
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup fresh arugula

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the butternut squash halves skin-side up on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 40 minutes, until soft.
  3. Scoop out the cooked squash into a Magic Bullet cup and add the rosemary and water. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat and add the onions. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Spread the butternut squash purée onto the pizza crust.
  6. Top with the onions and goat cheese.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then remove and top with arugula.

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Makes 1 12-inch pizza

 

Nov
23
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Carrot Purée

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A dip usually has word associations like, “cheesy,” “creamy,” or “heavy.” It’s rare that those associations ever wander into the territory of “healthy” or “light,” but it’s guaranteed that after you’ve tasted this carrot purée dip, you’ll have no idea why that is. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend carrot and a little bit of spice to create a magical veggie dip you’ll be serving over and over again.

 

Carrot Purée Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Salt

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Instructions
  1. Chop carrots.
  2. Add all ingredients to Magic Bullet and blend.

Craving a healthy dip? This recipe has you covered!

 

Nov
21
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Light French Onion Dip

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The holidays are upon us once again, and I am sure you are going to see your fair share of dips this season. One way to cut the calories down this year during the holidays is to make healthier versions of your favorite dips. This light french onion dip uses light sour cream as the base, and is combined with dried onion, garlic powder, some herbs and salt in the Magic Bullet. This dip goes great with potato chips of course, but you can also enjoy it with fresh vegetables and healthier baked chips!

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Light French Onion Dip Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dried onion
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a small Magic Bullet cup and blend until well mixed.

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Makes ~1 cup

 

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Pumpkin gets all the attention during the Fall season, but don’t forget about cranberries! Each Fall, when cranberries are harvested and show up in the grocery store, I love to make this easy apple cranberry chutney. If you aren’t able to get fresh cranberries just get dried whole cranberries, they work great in this recipe. First, simmer the cranberries and apples together with the spices. Then, add the cooled mixture to a Magic Bullet cup and pulse a few times to get an amazing chutney! Pair this cranberry chutney with cheese and crackers, or use it as a spread for meats.

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Apple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sweetened dried whole cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled apples
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 12 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and cool.
  4. Pulse a few times in a Magic Bullet cup until you reach the desired texture.
  5. Stir in the pecans and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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Makes 2 cups