And the No-Bake recipes just keep on coming!
The best part of no-bake is no wait! These are ready to go the moment you’re done blending.
I mean, you’re supposed to make them into little balls, but if you’re making this just for yourself you could just eat them out of the blender with a spoon… I mean, I didn’t do that or anything…
For these White Chocolate & Mango Bites, you’ll need:
makes about 18 bites
- 2/3 cup cashews (unsalted, and raw if possible)
- 1/3 cup dry oats
- 3 tbsp agave or maple syrup (or combination)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dried and diced mango
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips/chunks
- Blend cashews and oats until they become a fine powder.
- Add the agave and vanilla extract and blend again.
- Add the mango and white chocolate and pulse until you reach the desired consistency. If it’s too sticky, you can refrigerate for a bit so that it’s easier to work with.
Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit in the world! They are so delicious and healthy for you! I’m so happy strawberry season is here (even though in California they grow them year-round!), because the grocery stores have been stocked with boxes upon boxes of fresh organic strawberries. I love getting them at the Farmers’ Market when I have time to make the trip.
This fresh strawberry orange smoothie is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It’s simple, yet so delicious! It reminds me of this smoothie place in the mall I used to go to growing up, where my mom, brother and I would always get the strawberry smoothie – it was amazing. I could always tell there were oranges in it and I just loved the subtle citrus taste they gave to the smoothie. Smoothies are the perfect breakfast to start your day since they’re light and won’t weigh you down and make you sluggish.
- ½ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup milk or soy milk
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ½ cup fresh organic strawberries, hulled
- ½ cup frozen organic strawberries
- ½ orange, peeled
- 1 tsp honey
- Place all ingredients in the large Magic Bullet cup and blend until everything is chopped up and smooth.
Makes 2 smoothies
We’ve all had a root beer float, but what about a Mint & Watermelon float? It’s refreshing, easy to make and a great way to indulge in some ice cream without feeling guilty for drinking soda!
I found this recipe at How Sweet It Is and it’s been the perfect dessert/snack on a hot day in May!
- 2 1/2 cups fresh watermelon chunks (large seeds removed, the small white ones are fine)
- 12-15 fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
- 12 ounces club soda or carbonated water of choice
- vanilla ice cream
Take your watermelon, mint and club soda and plunk them into your Magic Bullet. Give it a quick pulse so that it’s blended together.
Once it’s blended, you’ll want to strain it in case your watermelon had seeds or to get any large chunks out.
Fill your favorite cup with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and douse it in this delicious watermelon mint soda mix.
On Fridays, I usually treat myself to a Frappucino® after a long week. Fraps are one of those treats I always feel so guilty about having and I try to limit how often I drink them. Why not try the “light” version, you ask? Well, I can’t stand artificial sweeteners, it just ruins the whole drink for me. Today, I decided to make my own light homemade cookie frap. Yes, I might have overdone it with the whipped cream and chocolate syrup, so it wasn’t really “light” after I was done with it… but the recipe itself (without the whipped cream and chocolate syrup) has much less sugar than traditional fraps and tastes way better than the light kind you buy at coffee shops. One 8-oz frap only has 40 calories and 11g of sugar! That means you can even throw in another chocolate sandwich cookie in there! Enjoy this almost guilt-free blended beverage and your Friday! Cheers!
- ¼ cup non-fat milk
- ¾ cup strong coffee
- 1 chocolate sandwich cookie (plus more for topping!)
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- Whipped cream and chocolate syrup for topping (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
- Top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and crushed chocolate sandwich cookie pieces (optional).
Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious cocktail? No? What about a nice, refreshing brewski? What about combining the two? Oh, yeah. We’re serious.
We saw the recipe for these Frosty Bulldog Margaritas on Cooking Stoned (a blog authored by Jerry James Stone, mind you…) and couldn’t resist. Get the recipe here – and don’t forget to use your trusty Magic Bullet!
Want to make a classic margarita? Try our Best Frozen Margarita Ever. Period. instead.
Or just have a beer. Or a classic lemonade. Or try our equally incredible (and virgin) Cucumber Limeade. Your choice.
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Did you know that you can add nuts to almost anything? I had no idea. I thought nuts were reserved for cakes and cookies and trail mix but APPARENTLY you can add it to your salsa too!
I decided to try out Bon Appetit’s Roasted Cashew Salsa and they were a great compliment to the salty crunch of SunChips!
- 1/2 cup raw cashews (I cheated and bought roasted cashews, but I’ve included the full recipe below if you want to roast your own.)
- 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, drained, seeded
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Kosher salt
To roast/smoke your cashews:
Line the bottom of a large pot with foil and scatter soaked wood chips over.
Cover and heat over medium-high until chips begin to smoke.
Arrange cashews in a single layer in a metal steamer basket; place inside pot. Cover pot; smoke cashews, adjusting heat as needed to maintain constant level of smoke, until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Remove steamer from pot; let cashews cool.
Now that you have your cashews ready to go, add the cashews, chiles, sugar, and 3/4 cup water in a blender, adding water by tablespoonfuls, if needed, until smooth. Season with salt.
You can make this ahead of time just keep it covered and chilled!
Whoever Alfredo is, we need to hand it to him. This creamy, rich, traditional Italian sauce has been around for hundreds of years for a good reason: it’s amazing!
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbs. butter
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
- 3 sprigs fresh parsley (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients in the order they are listed to the Tall Cup and twist on the Cross Blade.
- Blend everything together until smooth.
- Twist off the Cross Blade and twist on the Shaker/Steamer Top.
- Cook in the microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes, until the sauce is heated thoroughly.
- Twist on the Flat Blade and Pulse the sauce 3-4 times. Stir and serve over hot pasta.
This morning I made this blueberry breakfast smoothie with fresh organic blueberries. I always mix in some frozen fruit when I make smoothies because I like the texture better (sometimes if you use only frozen fruit it becomes extremely cold and hard to drink). This blueberry smoothie is a great, healthy way to start off your day. Blueberries have numerous positive health effects, and putting them in a smoothie is the best way for me to get them in my diet. I love adding granola and fresh fruit on top and eating some of the smoothie with a spoon. Don’t forget the whipped cream! I know it isn’t the healthiest thing to do, but lately I have been putting whipped cream on everything. It just makes everything taste better!
- ½ ripe banana
- ¼ cup fresh organic blueberries
- ¼ cup frozen organic blueberries
- ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup milk
- Whipped cream and granola for topping
1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
2. Top with whipped cream, granola and fresh blueberries.
Makes 2 smoothies
Sometimes I get nostalgic and crave the foods of my childhood like Chef Boyardee, Kraft Mac & Cheese and, yes, hot dogs. So when the craving struck last week, I wanted some relish to go along with my hot dogs and there was none in the fridge!
But, luckily, I always have a jar of pickles and mustard on hand, which are some core components for some quick relish.
I added a couple of pickles, a scoop of mustard, a slice of onion and blended them up in my Magic Bullet.
All that was left to do then was heat up a hot dog, throw on a healthy amount of ketchup, and spoon on my relish!
Yes, it was as easy as that. You’re welcome.
I just found my new favorite cracker spread: walnut herb goat cheese spread!
This cheese spread is the perfect midday snack or appetizer for get-togethers. The best part is, with the Magic Bullet it’s ready in seconds! You can also use it on veggies, pita chips, tortilla chips, bread… pretty much anything. Aren’t walnuts and goat cheese just a match made in heaven? <3 Try it out for your next party!
- 1/3 cup goat cheese from a log
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Add the walnuts to a small Magic Bullet cup with flat blade attachment and coarsely grind.
- Add the remaining ingredients and pulse in the Magic Bullet several times until blended and creamy.
- Serve with crackers, bread, or veggies.
Makes ~ 1 cup