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We all have those late night cold treat cravings. Mine happen pretty much every night, which is why I LOVE this recipe! It’s light and healthy, but still makes me feel like I’m indulging while catching up on my trash TV shows.

 

You can adjust the flavors to whatever you like, even add in peanut butter or cocoa powder for a chocolate version!

 

Strawberry Sorbet Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 c. frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. Take the fruit out of the freezer and allow to thaw for 5-7 minutes, so it’s easier to blend.
  2. Add your fruit to the magic bullet blender. Blend fruit until creamy. If you are having difficulty blending the fruit, you can add a few tb. of milk to thin out the mixture. Add a little at a time though, because you don’t want to make a smoothie!

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This homemade Asian stir-fry dish is better than take-out and almost as easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Fresh chopped vegetables are sautéed and tossed with a homemade soy sauce-based sauce and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store near the tofu. They only need to sit in hot water for a few minutes and they are ready to eat! This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time in individual portions that are ready for take-and-go or just to heat up when you get home after a long day.

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Asian Garlic Noodle Stir-Fry

Ingredients

  • 10 oz yakisoba noodles
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 carrot, peeled and matchsticked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sambal oelek
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • Crushed red peppers for topping

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Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add the noodles and remove from heat. Drain after 2 minutes.
  2. Saute the vegetables in olive oil in a large skillet until tender, about 9 minutes.
  3. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, sambal oelek, brown sugar and oyster sauce to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  4. Toss the noodles and sauce in with the vegetables over medium heat and cook until warmed through.
  5. Top with crushed red peppers and serve warm.

Makes 2 servings

 

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Almonds are the magic nut. They’re rich with flavor and nutrients, and can play both a supporting or lead role in so many recipes. Here, we’re using almond milk and whole almonds to add flavor and texture to a delicious smoothie that combines vanilla, dates, ground cinnamon and banana. It’s filling and extremely tasty!

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 12 almonds (soaked for at least two hours in water)
  • 2 dates
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in your Magic Bullet and blend until smooth. That’s it!

Have this treat for breakfast or just a snack – delicious and healthy!

 

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Cauliflower Falafel

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Although falafel is usually deep-fried, I came up with a delicious baked alternative using cauliflower as the base. This may be one of the those “I don’t believe it til I try it” recipes, but take my word for it that these baked cauliflower falafel are going to knock your socks off. I like to serve them over a bed of greens alongside some carrot and hummus for a tasty, healthy lunch.

 

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Cauliflower Falafel Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add the cauliflower to a Magic Bullet pitcher in sections and pulse to “rice” the cauliflower to small grains. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and blend, followed by the cauliflower. Add more bread crumbs if needed to get to a sticky, yet holdable texture. It is ok if the batter is a little runny, as long as it can just barely form a drop on a pan.
  4. Drop tablespoons of batter onto a pan lined with parchment paper, forming mounds.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes, then turn the falafel over and bake another 18 minutes.

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Makes 9 falafel

 

Sep
11
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5 Minute Mayonnaise

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Almost every day for school my girls request sandwiches for their lunches. They love them loaded up with turkey, cheese, and a lot of Mayo. We go through it fast in our house and a lot of times I’ve sent them to school with dry sandwiches because mama forget to buy more mayo :).

Recently I learned how easy and quick it is to make your own mayo at home, and the Magic Bullet is the PERFECT machine to make it! It came out so beautifully creamy, I couldn’t’ even tell the difference between store bought and homemade. I will definitely be making this again and again!

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5 Minute Mayonnaise

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tb. white vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. Add all of your ingredients to your Magic Bullet blender, except oil. Add only 1/4 cup of the oil.
  2. Blend for one minute.
  3. While it is still blending, continue to add in the rest of the oil and blend for another minute. It will become very thick and creamy.
  4. Store for up to a week in an air tight container.

 

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Fall. It rolls around as soon as September 1st hits. Everything starts to revolve around all the fall indulgences: pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts and fall activities. In an attempt to always challenge myself to create a healthier versions of the things I love, I went with apple cider donuts. They are always the perfect warm, sweet treat after a chilly day of apple picking. The crunch of the cinnamon sugar on top tops them off like icing on a cake. You won’t even miss store bought or farm fresh donuts with this recipe. They are good cold, even better warm, and unreal dipped in coconut sugar. Let them sit a day or two, and just like how your Nonna talks about her Italian pasta, it’s always better when the flavors blend. I also recommend eating these drizzled in peanut butter, because WHY NOT?! Or dipped in a warm almond milk latte. The possibilities are endless, right?!

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Apple Cider Donuts with Coconut Sugar

Ingredients – Muffins

  • 1 3/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp Apple Spice Blend (Primal Palate)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp apple cider (if not seasonal in your area, nut milk works fine but won’t lend the same strong apple cider flavor)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled

Ingredients – Coconut Sugar Topping

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • Spray coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray donut pan thoroughly.
  2. Remove eggs from refrigerator. Melt coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In the Magic Bullet, blend oats until fine flour consistency is reached. This will make 1 1/2 cup oat flour.
  4. In large bowl, whisk oat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and Apple Spice Blend. Add in apple cider, eggs and applesauce until well mixed. Add in coconut oil until well mixed.
  5. Add the batter to the greased donut pan.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Lightly spray each donut with coconut oil. Dip into shallow bowl of coconut sugar and let sit to cool.

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Notes

* If you do not have the Apple Spice Blend from Primal Palate, you can mix together 1/4 tbsp of each: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and ginger.

  • It is important to let the eggs reach room temperature so the entire mixture is the same temperature and bakes evenly.

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This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese.

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Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

Ingredients

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 small watermelon, sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Add the orange juice, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, shallot, salt and pepper to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Pour over the arugula, watermelon, mint and feta cheese and toss in a large bowl.

Makes 2 servings

 

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Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free!

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Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Blend banana, oatmeal and egg in your Magic Bullet.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to your Magic Bullet and blend until combined.
  3. Add to an oiled muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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Start your day on the right foot!

 

Aug
28
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Spinach Feta Pinwheels

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When asked about my favorite appetizer to make, I always think of these spinach feta pinwheels. They are really easy to make, and they freeze well days before you need them! Chopped frozen spinach and a frozen puff pastry sheet makes the job stress-free. All you have to do is wait for the spinach and puff pastry to thaw, then mix up the spinach with feta cheese and nutmeg in your Magic Bullet and spread it on the top. An egg wash makes things nice and crispy, so you definitely don’t want to skip it. Roll it up, slice it and put it in the oven. BAM! A delicious appetizer everyone will love.

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Spinach Feta Pinwheel Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 8 oz package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the spinach, nutmeg and feta cheese to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  3. Beat the egg in a bowl with a tbsp water.
  4. Roll out the puff pastry sheet and spread the egg wash on the top.
  5. Top with the spinach mixture and roll up.
  6. Slice 1-inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Brush the rest of the egg wash over the top of each pinwheel.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

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Makes 12 pinwheels

 

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Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast routine? Shake things up a bit with this cilantro lime hollandaise that goes great with Eggs Benedict. Fresh cilantro and lime juice is blended with some salt and egg yolks, which are then whisked over low heat until thick and creamy. Drizzle this flavorful twist on your classic hollandaise sauce over an English muffin topped with sunny-side up eggs and bacon for a tasty wholesome breakfast.
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Cilantro Lime Hollandaise Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients, except for the butter, to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Pour into a small saucepan over very low heat and whisk continuously until thick, about 5 minutes. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter once starts to thicken.

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Makes 1 cup