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This lemon basil fish marinade recipe is a product of me having too much basil. Whenever I buy a basil plant, it seems to grow like crazy and I can never keep up with the amount of basil it produces. It turns out, basil is a super flavorful addition to marinades, like this fish marinade. I haven’t tried it with any other fish other than tilapia, so I don’t know how well it goes with other types of fish. Let us know if you try it!

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Lemon Basil Fish Marinade

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small Magic Bullet cup and blend together.
  2. Pour over fish and marinade.

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Makes 1 cup

 

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This delicious chicken dish is both savory and hearty without being too heavy. The mustard and balsamic vinegar sauce brings together the tartness of both the mustard and the vinegar while really cutting through the richness of the chicken.

Best of all, the sauce all comes together in the Magic Bullet with minimal work and fuss.

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Chicken Legs with Mustard and Balsamic

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken legs, cut into thighs and drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbl dijon mustard
  • 1 tbl honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Olive oil

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Instructions

  1. In a large oven-safe pan, add a glug of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken legs and cook until well-browned. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Meanwhile, blend the garlic in the Magic Bullet. Add the honey, the mustard, and the vinegar and blend.
  3. Add the sauce to the pan all over the chicken and stir. Move to the oven and cook until the chicken is cooked through.

 

What is endive? Is it an alien food only available in the French Alps? Is it the cousin of radicchio? There’s Google for those questions, but I can tell you that endive tastes sweet, almost nutty, and yet a little bitter. This recipe, adapted from Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune via Food52, plays up another feature of endive: its incredible crispness. Soaking endive in crushed ice results in an icy, crunchy delight – totally satisfying and unique as either an entrée or a side dish.

The Magic Bullet does double duty here, crushing the ice for easy melting and making a delicious dressing out of lemon, anchovies and a lot of fresh garlic (a bit like fresh Caesar). Snappy snappy snappy, delicious delicious delicious! I play up the nuttiness by adding toasted walnuts and a soft-boiled egg, because that’s just delicious.

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Cold Endive Salad with Walnuts and Fresh Dressing

Ingredients

  • Handful of endive (about half to a pound), ends trimmed and discarded, then sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tin anchovies
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup walnuts, tossed in olive oil
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Blend ice in Magic Bullet until crushed. Put endive in big bowl and pour ice on top.
  2. Blend the garlic, then add the lemon juice and the anchovies and blend. Add the olive oil and pulse a few times.
  3. Microwave the walnuts for one minute in a microwave-safe bowl.
  4. Mix up the walnuts, endive, and dressing in a bowl (do not discard ice water, which will thin the sauce). Serve with a soft-boiled egg if you like.
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Fruit Gazpacho

A traditional gazpacho is made with a tomato base that’s combined with other vegetables and served cold. It’s a refreshing dish that can satisfyingly lead a healthy meal.

This recipe, similar to a smoothie, turns it around and lends a fruity gazpacho ending to the meal, feeding our sweet tooth, while providing our bodies with tons of health benefits.

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Fruit Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced watermelon
  • 1 cup sliced cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1-2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

Instructions

  1. Slice watermelon and cantaloupe and add to Magic Bullet, along with blueberries and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Chop strawberries and add to blended fruits in Magic Bullet. Blend once again – this is to vary consistencies and give the gazpacho a bit more texture.

Feel free to play around with what sort of fruits you add to your gazpacho!

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Yellow Curry

Craving Thai food, but don’t want to wait an hour for delivery? We’ve got you covered with an easy recipe that’s not only tasty, but healthy, as well.

Blend everything in your Magic Bullet, add to a small saucepan and cook, adding your diced vegetables and meat in shortly after. It’s a one-pot meal that’s ready in half the time.

Looking for a vegetarian or vegan option? Leave out the chicken or replace with lightly fried tofu to keep protein levels high. Add a side of rice and you’ve got a complete meal that’ll leave you questioning all those past take-out decisions. No judgments here!

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Yellow Curry

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 boiler onions (or 1/4 onion, quartered)
  • 1/4 inch chunk fresh ginger
  • 1/2 garlic clove (or about 1/4 tsp. chopped garlic)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 2 new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 oz chicken, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup cooked white or brown rice

Instructions

  1. Add coconut oil, onions, ginger, garlic, curry powder, coconut  milk, water, and lemon juice to the Tall Cup. Blend for 10 seconds, then transfer mixture to a small saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then add potatoes and carrots and reduce heat to medium for 20 minutes.
  3. Add chicken pieces and cook for an additional 10 minutes. The curry is ready to eat when the carrots and potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Spoon over rice and enjoy!

Makes 1 serving.

Enjoy!

 

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Now that fall is here, strawberries are going out of season. Strawberries are my FAVORITE fruit, so I am sad to see the organic strawberries start to go in the grocery stores. One of my favorite healthy strawberry recipes is a strawberry spinach salad with orange balsamic vinegar dressing. This dressing is super easy to make at home with your Magic Bullet and it goes so well with this salad. Who said spinach can’t be delicious? This spinach salad is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, keeping you energized and healthy.

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Orange Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp basalmic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a small Magic Bullet cup and pulse a few times.
  2. Serve over spinach tossed with sliced strawberries, or desired salad.

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It’s not really summer until you’ve eaten your first watermelon. Preferably by biting straight into a piece way larger than your head, juice running all the way down to your elbows, followed by a watermelon-seed-spitting contest. Which, you’d probably lose if you were competing against me. Just kidding. Kind of. 

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But if you want to eat watermelon in front of a more, er, sophisticated? crowd, then look no further. Because these popsicles, well they’re just plain awesome. They’re pink and icy and sweet and sour, so obviously your kids (or your inner child) will love them, but they’ve got a little something special that makes them grown-up. Seriously. Trust. It’s the fanciest watermelon pops you’ll ever have.

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Watermelon-Lime-Basil-Sicles 

These popsicles are awesome not only because they taste uh-may-zing, but also because there is no sugar. Like, none. So, yes, you can totally eat them for breakfast. Duh. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups watermelon cubes
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • a few basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Stick everything in a tall cup and blend. Pour into dixie cups or popsicle molds, pop a stick in the top, and freeze for several hours or overnight. 
  2. Pop out and enjoy! Easiest things ever! Makes 6 dixie-cup size popsicles [probably 4 popsicle mold-sized pops].

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A few ingredients from your pantry, a quick whirl in your Magic Bullet, and you’ve got scrumptious French dressing! Thanks to the Edgy Veg for sharing this recipe.

French Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/4 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4-1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.
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Nutrient Mask

Bet you didn’t know your Magic Bullet had uses outside of the kitchen, too? A few simple ingredients, a quick whirl in your Bullet, and your skin will be thanking you. This face mask uses nature’s goodness to replenish your skin and clean your pores. Oatmeal contains polysaccharides, which form a gel when combined with water that soften and hydrate the skin The healthy fatty acids and phytonutrients in avocados can be enjoyed when eaten, or topically as well, and eggs work double time as a mask: egg whites exfoliate and tighten pores, while the egg yolk is particularly good for dry or sensitive skin.

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Ingredients

  • 2 spoonfuls of cooked oatmeal
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Add oatmeal, the meat of ½ an avocado and 1 raw egg to the Short Cup.
  2. Blend with the Cross Blade until smooth
  3. Apply a thin coat to your entire face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  4. Let the mask dry (about 30 minutes) and then rinse off with warm water.

Looking for a fresh, tasty salad dressing? Don’t go out and buy something that’s been sitting on the shelf of your local big chain grocery store, make this instead! Quick, easy, and made of herbs you probably already have, try it and let us know what you think.

Herb Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon wedges (2 peeled chunks)
  • Fresh thyme
  • Fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients, in the order they appear to the Short Cup.
  2. Twist on the Cross Blade and blend until mostly smooth.
  3. Pour over your favorite salad.