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Pomegranate juice is very high in antioxidants, and has been shown to be even higher amounts of antioxidants than green tea and red wine. This makes it a healthy addition to smoothies. In this smoothie recipe, I use fresh peach slices, banana, oats and pomegranate juice. Adding juice to smoothies boosts the sugar content, so I like to dilute the juice 50:50 with water.

Peach Banana and Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions

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

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Makes 2 smoothies

 

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This is a great ‘sunrise’ smoothie that you can enjoy after your morning workout, or a little bright pick me up! Or, if you are in a really good mood…A nice big scoop of coconut milk ice cream would make a rather nice addition ;).

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Fresh OJ Creamsicle Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 frozen banana

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into the Magic Bullet Blender and Blend until creamy. Drink immediately and enjoy!

 

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Smoothie bowls are one of my favorite treats! It’s my own version of build your own ‘fro-yo’, because I can add whatever topping I would like to a creamier/healthier ice cream base. I usually always go with chocolate :). Feel free to adjust the flavors and toppings accordingly! One topping I used were cocoa nibs, which is an all natural form of pure cocoa, but I would definitely be ok with chocolate chips as well!

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup ice
  • 1 tb. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. honey or 1 pitted date
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Toppings for smoothie

Instructions

  1. In the larger blender of the Magic Bullet, add your smoothie ingredients. Blend until creamy. Add more milk if needed to blend easier.
  2. Pour into a bowl, add toppings, and eat immediately.

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Normally I like to make my smoothies with almond milk, but I recently discovered pistachio milk and thought it would taste great as a base for a pistachio banana smoothie. This green smoothie is simple and delicious, as it only needs a few ingredients to make: pistachio milk, spinach, banana, honey and yogurt. You can even add pistachio nuts for a crunchy texture, or add then on top! Go ahead and try your new favorite green smoothie.

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Pistachio Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pistachio milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup raw spinach
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pistachios for topping

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Top with pistachios (shells removed).

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Makes 1 smoothie

 

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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

 

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Cookie Dough Shake

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Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. As a kid, I would always save the cookie dough until the end and enjoy it in one big glob of cookie dough! For this cookie dough milkshake, I used vanilla ice cream, milk and made my own eggless cookie dough to blend in. For all of you cookie dough lovers, this milkshake tastes like heaven.

After it is blended up, the cookie dough is no longer chunky since it is dispersed among the milkshake as small bits. Top this milkshake with larger chunks of cookie dough to make it even better!

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Cookie Dough Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup non-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/16 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Add the butter, sugars, vanilla, salt, and flour to a mixer and blend well until creamy. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and pulse a few times until the cookie dough is evenly dispersed (you may want to save some of the cookie dough in larger chunks for topping).
  3. Top with whipped cream and extra chunks of cookie dough.

Makes 1 milkshake

 

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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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