Jan
5
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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
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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
0

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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What do you think of when you hear the word HUMMUS?! Do you think of a traditional, simple, tahini spiced dip? Do you think of the creamy swirl of a tasty store-bought brand that gets swiftly disturbed by a chip or carrot? For me, I automatically think of the word VERSATILITY.

My heart was slightly broken (dramatic?) when I found out I had to avoid garlic. I battled my stomach and my body with food intolerances for years until I finally found out that garlic was the big culprit. And orange, but that’s much easier to live without. However, I am always challenged, as I will always say, to make a better version of anything I can order out, or buy at a store. Hummus? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Fall seems like the perfect season to experiment with so many different flavors. Apple, pumpkin, maple… you know. And, being that hummus is always savory, I decided to put my sweet spin on it. This is where my Sweet Pumpkin Hummus originated from. My favorite part? It still goes well with everything! Crackers, chips, carrots, cucumbers, and my favorite – chicken or pork! YUP! Enjoy!

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Sweet Pumpkin Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 can organic pumpkin
  • 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (more to taste)
  • 2-4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp s tahini
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In the large Magic Bullet cup*, combine all ingredients until smooth. If you feel you want the hummus thinner and creamier, add a tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency.
  2. Scoop into bowl to serve, add a bit of avocado oil and extra cinnamon on top. Enjoy!

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*Sometimes I split the ingredients in two batches if it does not all fit in the Magic Bullet cup. It has differed for me.

 

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This mango apple banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It is so simple, with only 4 ingredients: mango, apple, banana and water. No extra sweetener is needed, since all three fruits have plenty of natural sugar. The water gets things moving, while the frozen mango chunks and banana adds a nice, thick and creamy consistency.

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Mango Apple Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

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Makes 1 smoothie