Jan
26
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Green Smoothie Cubes

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I wish I would have discovered the secret to super fast, healthy smoothie prep years ago! Recently, I discovered the technique of freezing my smoothies in ice cube trays in the freezer. When you are ready to make a quick smoothie, all you have to do is pop some cubes out into a Magic Bullet cup and add some water. No more chopping, measuring, or cleaning, and you have your smoothie ready in seconds.

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite green smoothies, and it is freezer-friendly 🙂

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Green Smoothie Ice Cubes

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet blender and blend well.
  2. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze until ready to use.

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Makes 2 smoothies

 

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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!

 

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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

 

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This smoothie is a seasonal favorite! It’s a great breakfast or a pick me up snack, especially when it’s pumpkin season! Feel free to add a nice dollop of whip cream on top, with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin pie puree
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients in the Magic Bullet Blender until creamy. Serve immediately! Enjoy!

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Nov
8
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Grape Smoothie

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If you love the flavor grape, you are going to love this grape smoothie! Grapes are known to have a lot of health benefits due to the high amount of antioxidants they contain. Grape juice gives this healthy smoothie a strong grape flavor as a base to which fresh grapes are added. The yogurt and banana give this smoothie a nice, thick texture. If you like your smoothies on the cold side, you can freeze the banana and grapes ahead of time before using it in the smoothie. For best results, use a grape juice that is not from concentrate (you can find this at health food stores).

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Grape Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup grape juice
  • 1 cup frozen grapes
  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen

Instructions

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

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Makes 2 smoothies

 

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Almonds are the magic nut. They’re rich with flavor and nutrients, and can play both a supporting or lead role in so many recipes. Here, we’re using almond milk and whole almonds to add flavor and texture to a delicious smoothie that combines vanilla, dates, ground cinnamon and banana. It’s filling and extremely tasty!

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Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 12 almonds (soaked for at least two hours in water)
  • 2 dates
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

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

Have this treat for breakfast or just a snack – delicious and healthy!

 

Aug
23
0

Grapefruit Slushy


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There’s something about a tart grapefruit that puckers your taste buds in just the right way. This grapefruit slushy is not too tart, not too sweet, and just the right amount of satisfying.

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Grapefruit Slushy Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 1-2 tsp. sweetener (agave, syrup or sugar)

Instructions

  1. Combine grapefruit slices with ice and sweetener in Magic Bullet and blend. That’s it! Taste to make sure sweetness is where you want it (start small and work your way up!).

 

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One of my favorite ways to use up kiwis that are getting too ripe and soft is by adding them to a strawberry peach smoothie for breakfast. In this refreshing breakfast smoothie, I use frozen peach slices and strawberries for the slushy effect, plus fresh kiwi, oats and yogurt to make it a well-balanced breakfast. I personally like to only add some water to get things moving instead of fruit juices, but adding orange juice or any other fruit juice will sweeten this smoothie up.

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Kiwi Berry Peach Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/3 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup water or juice

Instructions

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

Makes 1 smoothie.

 

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This recipe combines broccoli with blueberries and banana to produce one of the most deliciously healthy smoothies you’ve ever had. The sweetness of the fruit is just the right thing to balance out the broccolis earthiness.

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Broccoli Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water

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Instructions

  1. Combine milk, water, banana and oats in Magic Bullet and blend until mixed together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to Magic Bullet and blend.

Meet your new breakfast!

 

Jul
21
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Summer Sunrise Smoothie

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Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t decide which smoothie you want to make? I was having one of those days recently, and couldn’t decide between a raspberry smoothie and mango smoothie. Both sounded so delicious! I finally decided to make a layered smoothie using both! This layered smoothie reminds me of a summer sunrise from the colors. You can layer it more than just once like I did to make it look even nicer. Feel free to add in some fresh fruit. I use frozen fruit during the summertime when it is warm outside because it makes the smoothie cold and slushy. Enjoy!

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Summer Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Add 1/2 banana, all of the raspberries, flax seeds, half of the orange juice and half of the yogurt to one Magic Bullet cup. Add the mango and remainder of the yogurt and orange juice to another cup.
  2. Blend each smoothie until well blended, then pour the mango smoothie into a tall glass followed by the raspberry smoothie.

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Makes 1 smoothie