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Soup is always a hit or miss with my kids. If there are vegetables or green stuff in their soup chances are it’s a no for them. No matter how many cheesy grilled cheese sandwiches I make as a side… they still aren’t having it.

Then it hit me one night when they scarfed down their mashed potatoes that I’ve never tried making them potato soup. Liquid mashed potatoes!

To be honest, I don’t love potato soup, I would much rather have a broth loaded veggie soup, but with just a touch of pesto and cheese, these soups have become my favorite! I won’t lie, a grilled mozzarella and tomato sandwich paired alongside doesn’t hurt either.

Oh, and if you have kids, go ahead and leave out the pesto..because it’s green and you know how kids are with green foods!

Creamy Leek and Potato Pesto Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tb. olive oil
  • 1 large leek, both green and white parts chopped
  • 2 pounds gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 large vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 2 cups whole milk, or coconut milk for vegan version
  • 1 cup prepared pesto
  • Parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil on low/med heat. Add the leaks, stir occasionally, and cook until softened. Add the potatoes, stir, then add the broth and milk.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer on low until the potatoes have softened.
  3. Let soup cool to room temperature. Never put anything hot in the Magic Bullet.
  4. Using the large cup for the Magic Bullet Blender, ladle in the cooled soup to the blender in batches, and blend until creamy. Return blended soup to the pot to reheat. Thin with more milk if needed for a desired consistency.
  5. When serving, add 1-2 tb pesto swirled in to the soup, then top with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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My girls love anything ‘pink’ so when I was making this chia pudding they kept asking for it to be ‘pink’. Thank goodness for red ripe strawberries, because this its their new favorite treat! Plus blending it smooths out the chia seeds so it’s not a weird texture for the kids!

Strawberry Chia Seed Blender Pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tb. chia seeds
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 tb. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a Magic Bullet Blender add all of the ingredients and blend until creamy. Pour into a dessert glass and refrigerate until set, about an hour. Top with additional strawberries and chopped chocolate. Enjoy!

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Smoothies are probably one of my girls favorite after school snacks. I love it because I can make all three of their snacks all at once, instead of dirtying a bunch of dishes. I also love that there is usually some left over for mama to have a snack too!

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After School Coconut Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from a can
  • 4 tb. coconut flavored  greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tb. shredded coconut
  • 1 frozen banana sliced

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and blend until creamy. Serve with toasted coconut on top, optional.

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Salsa doesn’t last long in our household. We usually have a handful of jars of homemade salsa in our fridge and 15 opened bags of tortilla chips in the pantry. We are slightly obsessed. Tomatillos have become my new favorite salsa ingredients, especially roasted! The flavor is similar to tomatoes, but more tart. Paired with cilantro and roasted jalapeños, you might find this recipe to be your new go to!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound husked tomatillos
  • 1 jalepeno
  • 5 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tb. olive oil
  • Salt
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • Juice of 1, juicy, lime

Instructions

  1. Turn on your oven broiler to high.
  2. Add your tomatillos, jalapeño, and garlic to a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Broil until charred.
  3. Remove from the oven and add the ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender, along with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Seal in an airtight jar and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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Summer weather has reached our hometown of Las Vegas and I find myself trying to get creative with sweet and healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. This freeze definitely brings me back to times when I walked around crowded and super hot theme parks as a teenager, and the only thing that sounded good was a nice cold and tart lemonade freeze! I see this treat being made over and over all summer long!

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Strawberry Lemonade Freeze

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed for about 5 minutes
  • 1/2-1 cup water
  • 5-6 tb. honey (You can also add regular sugar)
  • 2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender. Use the larger blender for best results. Blend until it’s a smooth crushed ice consistency. You can add more water to allow it to blend easier.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

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Pudding has become my girls FAVORITE dessert. We are always trying new recipes and creations with different toppings, but I think we all agreed that chocolate was the best. This pudding is definitely rich and decadent. But making memories with my girls while making food is one of my favorite things!

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Rich Chocolate Blender Pudding

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce package chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 c. heavy cream or full fat coconut milk, scalded hot
  • 1 tb. vanilla

Instructions

  1. In the large blender cup of the Magic Bullet Blender, add the chocolate chips, sugar, and eggs. While the blender is running, slowly add in the hot milk and then the vanilla until everything is melted and runs smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into dessert cups and refrigerate for a few hours until firm. Top with whipped cream or other desired toppings.

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I feel like every time my bananas turn brown, I create a new banana bread recipe with different variations. I wanted to try something different besides my typical chocolate chip banana bread. So, I browned some butter which gave the bread a hint of caramel flavor and then added one of my favorite spices. It’s almost like a little piece of the Fall Season in one recipe!

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Spiced Brown Butter Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cup flour, or whole wheat flour
  • 1 tb. garam masala spice
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mash the bananas and add them to the large blender cup of the Magic Bullet Blender. Set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan add your butter and melt on medium low heat while continually stirring until the butter has reached a light to dark brown caramel color. Remove from heat to let cool.
  3. In the blender add the eggs, sugar, yogurt, and milk, with the bananas. Blend until creamy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, spices, and baking soda. Fold in the banana mixture, and then stir in the browned butter.

I made 4 mini loaves, baked at 325 for 30-35 minutes. Adjust time accordingly if you are using large bread pan.

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I love a good egg dish any day of the week, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back to plain eggs again! Roasted veggies in a frittata is a must have, and if you have never made a frittata, have no fear! It is so simple, quick, and tasty! Feel free to add whatever roasted veggies you like, and flavor of cheese. Make it your own!

Roasted Asparagus Frittata

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, roughly chopped
  • 2 tb. butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tb. + 1 tb. parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cups + 2 tb. mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the chopped asparagus to a baking sheet, coat with 1-2 tb. olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Heat a skillet and melt the butter.
  5. In the Magic Bullet Blender add the eggs, milk, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Blend until frothy.
  6. Add the roasted asparagus and chopped tomato to the melted butter in the skillet. sprinkle with the 2 tb. parmesan cheese and 1/4 of the mozzarella. Turn off the heat. Pour the egg mixture on top. add remaining cheese on top and place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the center bounces back.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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The other day I was trying to put together a salad dressing that my husband would LOVE. He definitely loves creamy dressing, versus a vinaigrette, so I knew I needed something that would pair perfectly with crunchy Romain lettuce. He also loves things with a some spice/kick, which this dressing has!

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Citrus Southwestern Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Few dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sprinkle of salt

Instructions

  1. Throw all the ingredients into the Magic Bullet and blend until creamy.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to a week!
  3. Serve over salad with avocado, sharp cheese, and orange slices.

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Simple Crepes

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My husband has never loved pancakes because they can be so thick and cake like, so I started making crepes a while back to fit his taste buds! They are thin, light, but still so filling! And when a batter comes together all in one blender, you will not see me complaining! Easy peasy!

Simple Crepe Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tb. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. flour
  • 2 TB. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. sugar

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the Magic Bullet Blender until blended.
  2. Grease and heat a pan on the stove.
  3. Once it’s ready pour a thin layer of batter to coat the bottom. Cook slowly one side, then carefully release the edges and flip. It’s ok if it isn’t perfect.
  4. Once it’s done, fill the crepe with desired fruit fillings, nut spreads, etc. And top with powdered sugar! Enjoy!

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Makes 4 crepes.