Apr
5
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Tomato Fennel Soup

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Although I love classic homemade tomato soup, sometimes it is fun to switch things up and add new ingredients. For this tomato fennel soup recipe, I added some chopped fennel cooked in garlic, onion and olive oil. The fennel gives the tomato soup a subtle refreshing flavor. Using many different vegetables in soups makes them healthier, too! Garnish with fennel leaves and serve with a crusty baguette.

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Tomato Fennel Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Add the onion, fennel and garlic and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil and turn heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature, then blend in a Magic Bullet pitcher.

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Makes 4 servings

 

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Making piña colada from scratch at home is very easy and adds a flavorful touch to a classic fruit salad recipe. All you need is some coconut milk, pineapples and pineapple juice to make the non-alcoholic piña colada mix. Then, toss it with some chopped fruit and mint to create a refreshing fruit salad everyone will love!

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Piña Colada Fruit Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple slices
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

Instructions

  1. Add the coconut milk, pineapple juice and frozen pineapple to a Magic Bullet blender and blend.
  2. Toss the blended piña colada mix with the fruit and mint in a large bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Makes 4 servings

 

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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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Mar
27
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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.

 

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I am always looking for a healthier dessert that I can indulge in late at night the my kids go to bed. 99% of the time I am looking for chocolate, so when this recipe came together I was super excited! My favorite thing to do is wrap them up safe in the freezer and then pull them out when everyone is in bed….and no one can disturb me ;).

Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tb. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tb. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the large magic bullet blender. (Eggs on the bottom.)
  2. Puree until smooth. The batter will be really thick, so if it doesn’t blend, add a few TB. of milk
  3. Add parchment paper to an 8X8 pan, add batter, and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Let cool, then cut into squares.

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Isn’t it nice to come back from a busy day and dinner is already ready? Let the Magic Bullet and slow cooker do all the work for you, so all you have to do when you get home is eat. A simple herbed lemon marinade is blended together in the Magic Bullet, and poured over chicken breasts in a slow cooker to create the most flavorful, tender chicken to accompany your favorite side dishes.

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Herbed Lemon Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp basil
  • 1 tbsp oregano

Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and brown the chicken breasts on both sides, then add to a slow cooker on low setting.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend, then pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, until chicken is fully cooked.

Makes 4 chicken breasts

 

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The other day I got into a debate with my friend on what is better: smoothies or smoothie bowls. I think smoothie bowls win, hands down. They are just so much more versatile in terms of toppings and it is way more fun eating it with a spoon when thickened with frozen banana. The texture becomes almost like ice cream! In this smoothie bowl, I add frozen banana to frozen raspberries and coconut milk for a dairy-free alternative to milk or yogurt. You can top it with whatever you like, but fresh banana slices and oats are my favorite.

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Raspberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • Oats for topping

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except for toppings to a Magic Bullet cup and pulse a few times until thick and creamy.
  2. Top with fresh fruit, oats, seeds or whatever you desire.

Makes 1 bowl

 

Mar
14
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Chickpea Guacamole

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Every time I go to the grocery store I buy chickpeas because they are one of my favorite beans to cook with. I love to roast them, serve them in soups, add them to tacos, salads, and now…guacamole!

I used my favorite healthy crackers and made a lunch of out it! Super filling and full of all the right nutrients that this busy mama needed!

 

Chickpea Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tb. tahini
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Turn on your broiler. Add 1/3 of the beans to a baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking spray, then sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin on the chickpeas.
  2. Broil in the oven until crispy, watch carefully.
  3. In the Magic Bullet blender, add your avocados, the rest of the chickpeas, lemon juice, and tahini. Blend. You may have to stop the blender a few times so you can stir the mixture together for better mixing. (It’s ok if the guacamole is chunky!)
  4. Remove from the blender, mix in a sprinkle of salt, 1/4 tsp. each of pepper, paprika, cumin, and chili powder.  Adjust spices if needed.
  5. Fold in cilantro, top with roasted chickpeas, and enjoy!
  6. Keeps sealed in the fridge for 2 days.

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Mar
12
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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart

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This herbed goat cheese tart is an easy, flavorful vegetarian dish that uses thin phyllo sheets as the crust. The filling is made with soft, mild goat cheese and cottage cheese, and it is topped with sautéed shallots and cherry tomatoes before baking in the oven. The secret to this main dish is the fresh herbs. You can substitute dry, but nothing compares to using fresh herbs! Once you take the tart out of the oven, sprinkle chopped fresh herbs all over for a finished look and extra flavor.

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Herbed Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen phyllo sheets
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 8 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat and toss in the shallot and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  3. Lay out at least 10 layers of phyllo onto a 9×13-inch baking sheet and spread butter between each layer.
  4. Add the cheese, eggs, flour, and herbs to a Magic Bullet blender and blend until well mixed.
  5. Pour the cheese filling over the phyllo sheets and top with the tomato shallot mixture.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh herbs.

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Makes 1 9×13-inch tart

 

Mar
8
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Whipped Coconut Cream

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My youngest is the pickiest eater, so I have the hardest time giving her foods that not only fill her up, but also give her the nutrition she needs. She tends to lean towards the sweeter foods, so this coconut whipped cream sounded like the perfect addition to her diet!

She loves to dip salty pretzels in it, and I love to dip berries in it! Also it’s made with  healthy fats and natural sugars! But the best part is how quickly this comes together in the Magic Bullet! (And it’s creamy too!)

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Whipped Coconut Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated
  • 2 tb. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In the Magic Bullet blender, add the maple syrup and vanilla. Then open the can and scoop out the solid cream part, not the coconut water.
  2. Blend it until whipped and creamy! Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.