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For those of us who have a tough time getting into “meal-mode” after a workout, a hearty smoothie can be so valuable. It provides necessary vitamins, keeps your energy up, and doesn’t require a fork and knife. This smoothie recipe is chock full of tasty and hearty ingredients: it combines peaches, protein powder, yogurt, spinach, milk and cereal (that’s right, cereal!) to build the perfect post-workout meal.

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Peach Power Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 peach
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon toast crunch (or other cinnamon-based cereal)

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Instructions

  1. Chop peaches and blend in Magic Bullet.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to peach mixture and blend until smooth.

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Breakfast in a cup never tasted so good!

 

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Avocados are smooth, creamy and incredibly satisfying. What better food to turn into a healthy chilled soup that’s great as an appetizer or a light meal?

This recipe is simple, combining the avocado with chicken broth (feel free to sub in veggie broth if you’d like), milk, lime juice, seasoning and just a touch of serrano pepper for a little kick.

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Chilled Avocado Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 serrano pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tbsp. lime
  • 1/2 tsp. dried cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. Chop and scoop avocado into Magic Bullet. Cut Serrano pepper length-wise to easily remove seeds before adding to Magic Bullet.
  2. Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend. Let cool in refrigerator.

 

You’ll be bringing home bag after bag of avocados in no time!

 

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Beets offer an earthy, refreshing and unique flavor that more recipes should take advantage of. While it’s not common to have them appear as the main ingredient of a dish, this dip offers a great example of why that ought to happen more often. The feta cheese provides a great flavor and texture to complement the beets, which can be either roasted or bought pre-cooked.

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Creamy Beet and Feta Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

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Instructions

  1. Add beets to Magic Bullet and blend.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to Magic Bullet and blend together until creamy.
  3. Grab some carrots or celery to dip and you’ve got yourself a nice, healthy snack!

 

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Who doesn’t love a parfait? Yogurt, fruit, granola and some natural sweetener? Sign me up! In most parfaits, those ingredients remain separated. Here, though, we’re using the Magic Bullet to blend them together, creating a new breakfast treat that’s delicious through-and-through. It’s not often that healthy and tasty overlap so emphatically!

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Blended Breakfast Parfait

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1 tsp. honey or agave

Instructions

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

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Make this for a breakfast on the go, at home, or just as a tasty treat!

 

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This one’s a crowd-pleaser. With the exception of folks with food allergies, there is literally no one who won’t like this treat. Peanut butter, chocolate, graham crackers… what more could you want? It’s incredibly easy to make. Just be careful not to munch away too many of the ingredients while cooking it.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Bar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground graham crackers (about 8 full crackers)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 tbsp. butter (one stick)

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Instructions

  1. Add sugar to Magic Bullet and blend to powder.
  2. Break up graham crackers and add to Magic Bullet. Blend to powder.
  3. Melt butter and combine with powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add evenly to an ungreased container.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave.
  6. Spread melted chocolate over peanut butter and graham cracker mixture.
  7. Let cool in refrigerator for 1.5 hours.

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It’s best served whenever, wherever, however. It’s always best.

 

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Dried apricots are a food we’re so used to eating the way they’re purchased, that it’s easy to overlook their use in an easy-to-make recipe. This apricot dip is simple, sweet and delicious. I’ve included maple syrup and a touch of lemon juice to add some depth to the flavor.

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Mashed Maple and Apricot Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried apricot
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Boil apricots for about 10 minutes to soften. Let cool before blending in Magic Bullet.
  2. Add cooled apricots, maple syrup and lemon juice to Magic Bullet and blend.

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Use it as a dip with crackers, or spread it on some toast for a larger snack!

 

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Sometimes you need to start your morning off with a boost. Combining blueberries with spinach and other tasty ingredients, this green and blue smoothie does just that! It’s easy and healthy, and will satisfy even the most difficult to please of morning bellies.

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Blue and Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup spinach
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp. agave
  • Handful of almonds

 

Instructions

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

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A surefire way to cure that morning sluggishness!

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Chickpea Burrito

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Chickpeas are often overlooked as a salad topping or smaller component of a larger dish… but they’re so much more versatile than that! This recipe combines a can of chickpeas with household spices to blend up a hearty vegetarian-friendly burrito that you’ll find yourself making over and over again.

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Chickpea Burrito Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, not drained
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • Small amount of salt & pepper
  • Soft tortillas

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend.
  2. Add to heated skillet, stirring occasionally. The mixture will begin to thicken as the liquid burns off. Cook and stir it as you would scrambled eggs, until the mixture has the consistency of mashed potatoes.

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Top it with some avocado slices and dried cilantro, and you’ve got yourself a happy little burrito!

 

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Sometimes you just need to get yourself out of the house in the morning. This banana protein shake is simple, quick and tasty, and guaranteed to get your day started off on the right foot!

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Simple Banana Protein Shake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 1/2 cup milk

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Instructions

  1. Cut banana into chunks. Add to Magic Bullet and blend together with the protein powder and milk. That’s it!

 

Boost yourself into a great day!

 

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Most store-bought carrot juices are full of sugar and flavors that compete with the carrot’s natural health benefits and taste – the flavor of which is strong and delicious enough to stand alone in a simple juice.

With help from the Magic Bullet, this recipe blends a handful of chopped or baby carrots with water to make a light and extraordinarily healthy drink that’ll pack your body with vitamins and energy. I’ve used a nut milk bag to filter the shredded pulp out of the juice, but feel free to add some of that in if you like the texture!

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Simple Carrot Juice Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chopped or Baby Carrots
  • 1 Cup Water

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Instructions

  1. Blend carrots and water together.
  2. Pour mash into bowl through nut milk bag or cheese cloth. Squeeze all liquid out and into bowl.

 

No added sugars to negate the natural health benefits of the carrots: just simple delight!