Jan
16
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Easy Potato Flatbread

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What is the best way to use leftover mashed potatoes? I would argue for these easy potato flatbreads! They go great with dips, or you can use them for wrapping fresh vegetables and sauce. You will need a cast iron skillet to cook the flat bread once it is rolled out. I like these potato flatbreads plain, but you could also add fresh herbs, garlic, etc. For this recipe, I start from preparing the mashed potatoes. If you already have leftover mashed potatoes, you are steps ahead!

Easy Potato Flatbread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 small potatoes, peeled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Boil the potatoes in a pot of water for 25 minutes, until tender.
  2. Add the milk, butter and salt and potatoes to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  3. Combine the mashed potatoes and flour in a bowl and knead with your hands for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 balls, and roll out on a floured surface.
  6. Cook a few minutes on each side in the skillet until it starts to brown.

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Makes 4 flatbread

 

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Digestion. Eating seasonally. Anti-inflammatory. These are the buzz words that have gained traction in 2017 and will only get bigger in 2018. Why are we so concerned, or even obsessed, with these things? Because everyone wants to feel good and that is highly dependent on how you start your day. “I feel great, have so much energy and feel satisfied after breakfast!” said no one who ever dove into a bowl of sugar-laden cereal. Our digestive system works incredibly hard, day in and day out, that we do need to be mindful of giving it a break sometimes. After fasting overnight for 10-12 hours, morning is the ideal time to do this. You may feel bloated after a morning smoothie sometimes if it is TOO full of fiber and greens, or if its cold. Your stomach has to work harder to warm it up to digest it. When eating a warm smoothie, half the work is already done. Make sense? Good…now try this.

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Warm Ginger-Pear Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped pear
  • 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet. Blend until well combined.
  2. Serve in bowl with toppings of choice!

 

Jan
5
0

Hash Brown Casserole

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Whenever we have guests staying overnight, I like to prepare this hash brown casserole for breakfast in the morning. It is filling, and it feeds a lot of people. This recipe is the basic version, but you can also add meats such as bacon or sausage, and vegetables. It is very easy to prepare and doesn’t require much time, so you can wake up in the morning and easily throw it together.

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Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package frozen hash browns
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour the frozen hash browns into a 9×13-inch casserole baking dish.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, cheese and spices to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the hash browns and add more cheese on top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, until brown on top.

Makes 1 9×13-inch casserole

 

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Happy New Year! New year, same me. The same me that doesn’t believe in juice cleanses or detoxes or intermittent fasting to jumpstart weight loss or a diet plan of any kind. Did you know the word “diet” means to eat? Meaning, my diet consists of real foods. Not, I’m going on a diet to lose weight. Somewhere along the lines of modern day talk we lost a sense of the word.

Anyway…you won’t find any weight loss tricks around here. You will find, though, healthy, real and whole foods that make you feel and perform your best. This means that if you switch from processed foods to making my recipes, you may see a shift in weight because you’re properly fueling your body and giving it energy it needs to work properly, giving you power for your workouts or simply digest and use nutrients properly. One thing I do have to give you though is a little jumpstart for the new year if you’re feeling like you’re full of inflammation and water weight, aka, holiday bloat. This soup contains many vitamins, minerals and nutrients that will flush out any toxins and help you on your way to a healthy new year. This can be eaten alongside healthy fats, lean protein or whole grains.

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Anti-Inflammatory Reset Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • 3 small knobs bok choy
  • 2 large stalks celery
  • 1 small head broccoli
  • 6 baby carrots, or 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 scoop vital proteins collagen (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop off ends of veggies.
  2. Add all ingredients to stock pot.
  3. Add enough water to cover veggies and boil until softened.
  4. Let cool. In small batches, blend in Magic Bullet until creamy.
  5. Serv with a swirl of coconut milk if you prefer and enjoy!

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

 

Jan
2
0

Brazilian Lemonade

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It is a great mystery why this special Brazilian drink is called Brazilian “lemonade” when it is actually made with limes. Maybe somewhere along the way people decided limes taste better in the recipe than lemons, and didn’t bother to change the name. This “lemonade” is made with fresh lime juice and zest, with condensed milk to make it creamy. It is a special treat all year round!

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Brazilian Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 limes
  • 1 tbsp lime zest

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet pitcher and blend.
  2. Pour over ice.

Makes 1 pitcher

 

Dec
27
0

Mango Salsa

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If you like sweet and spicy, you are going to love this mango salsa recipe. Traditional homemade salsa ingredients are combined with mango chunks to create a delicious salsa dip. You can use this mango salsa on top of fish, salads, or as a dip with tortilla chips.

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Mango Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 serrano pepper, seeded
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 14 oz can S&W stewed mexican tomatoes
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet Blender and pulse a few times until desired consistency is reached.

Makes 1 cup

 

Dec
21
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Pumpkin Waffles

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Change up your breakfast routine by making these easy, spiced pumpkin waffles. The secret ingredient is a bit of apple pie spice, which makes them really flavorful. Firm on the outside and soft on the inside, these pumpkin waffles are the perfect pair to coffee and a bowl of fruit. They are just the thing to start your day off right.

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Pumpkin Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp apple pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat a waffle maker.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a Magic Bullet blender.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup batter onto the waffle maker and close and cook until ready.

Makes 3-4 waffles

 

Dec
19
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Spiced Sweet Potatoes

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What is it about sweet potatoes and cinnamon that makes them such a great pair? This mashed sweet potato recipe is very easy with the help of your Magic Bullet. First, cook them in a pot with some butter, salt, milk and cinnamon. After allowing them to cool off, let your Magic Bullet blend them to the perfect creamy consistency.

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Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and heat over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool to room temperature, then add to a Magic Bullet pitcher and blend until creamy.

Makes 4 cups

 

Dec
13
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Pea Pesto Snack

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I fell in love with this snack a few weeks ago when I wanted something other than fresh fruit. It’s a delicious snack that comes together in under a minute. You could even add mozzarella cheese with it and it’s perfectly balanced and yummy!

Pea Pesto Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, cooled peas
  • 2 tb. pesto
  • 1 tsp. zest and juice of a lemon

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender, puree until chunky and blended.
  2. Spread on whole grain toast or crackers. Refrigerate for 3-5 days. Enjoy!

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Dec
6
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Blue Cheese Dressing

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Making your own, homemade salad dressing is easier than you think. A handful of ingredients and a Magic Bullet and in no time you have a tasty dressing perfect for salad or dipping your favorite veggies into.

 

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 shallot
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tb. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend until creamy.
  2. Serve over a wedge salad, use as a dip for veggies or chicken wings, or eat it with a spoon ;).

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