Once you’ve made this tropical green smoothie, I want you to sit down, close your eyes and picture yourself on a beach during a warm, sunny day. Think about blue skies and a cool ocean breeze, with absolutely no sound except for the waves crashing down on the beach… Feel relaxed?? Good! This tropical green smoothie not only has incredible health benefits, it has the power to take you away from the stress of everyday life! OK, well maybe just for a little while. Go ahead and blend up this super healthy smoothie and take a few minutes to imagine yourself somewhere tropical. You deserve it and your body with thank you for it!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp honey, or desired sweetener
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water (try coconut water!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped organic spinach
  • 4 tsp sweetened shredded coconut for garnish, divided

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients in a large Magic Bullet cup or pitcher (only add 2 tsp shredded coconut, and reserve the other half for topping later).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add 1 tsp of shredded coconut on top of each smoothie.

Makes ~2 cups

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Jun
25
1

Peppermint Mocha

Today marks half-Christmas and we thought we’d celebrate this half-holiday with a little something that takes us back to Christmas time – can’t you just hear the jingle bells? Well, it’s cloudy here on the west coast so the weather’s definitely with us on this one! Test it out and let us know what you think of this scrumptious Peppermint Mocha!

peppermint mocha

Ingredients

  • milk
  • fresh hot coffee
  • 3-4 Tbs chocolate syrup (or cocoa powder)
  • 1-2 peppermint candies
  • 1-2 tsp sugar (optional)

Preparation

  1. Grind your own dark roasted beans using the Flat Blade. The finer the grind the stronger the coffee, so blend into a coarse sand texture for lighter brews or a fine powder for strong coffee.
  2. Brew a pot of coffee.
  3. Fill 1/4 of the Tall Cupwith milk and the peppermint candy blend with the Cross Blade for about 7 seconds.
  4. Microwave the milk on high for 35-45 seconds (be careful not to let the milk foam up and out of the cup; stop it before it reaches the top).
  5. Open the cup and add the chocolate syrup, then fill the Tall Cup just about to the top with coffee and Pulse 3 or 4 times.
  6. Pour into cups and serve.

Serving Suggestion

This recipe serves 2, double or triple the ingredients (and use the Blender Attachment) for more servings.

The sun is here, the sun is here!

I have never appreciated the sun as much as I do in NY, because in the winter it’s gone FOREVER. When I was in CA, I took that nice warm sunshine for granted, but now I’ll make amends by making this fun Tropical Sunshine Smoothie from Edible Perspective.

Ingredients

  • 1 champagne mango, skin removed + sliced
  • 6-inch frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Instructions

1. Place the mango, banana, pineapple, juice and milk into your Magic Bullet.

2. Then blend until well combined.

3. Pour into a chilled glass and top with coconut flakes.

Stick in a straw and enjoy your sunshine in a cup!

I am so ready for summer! What is your favorite summer drink/food? Lemonade has always been a favorite of mine during the hot summer days living in Southern California. Since I moved to the Bay Area, the weather never really gets very hot in the city. Therefore, you all have to celebrate the summer season for me! One of my favorite things about summer is the collection of fresh cherries at the local Farmers’ Markets.

This past weekend my friend gave me some organic cherries and I got really excited for this first sign of summer. I used my Magic Bullet to make this homemade cherry lemonade and it came out so delicious. I am a huge fan of strawberry lemonade, but I think cherry lemonade is my new favorite summer drink.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (~2 lemons)
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • ¾ cup ice
  • 6 organic cherries, stemmed and pitted

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a Magic Bullet cup and blend for 30 seconds.

Makes 2 cups

Strawberries are my absolute favorite fruit in the world! They are so delicious and healthy for you! I’m so happy strawberry season is here (even though in California they grow them year-round!), because the grocery stores have been stocked with boxes upon boxes of fresh organic strawberries. I love getting them at the Farmers’ Market when I have time to make the trip.

This fresh strawberry orange smoothie is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. It’s simple, yet so delicious! It reminds me of this smoothie place in the mall I used to go to growing up, where my mom, brother and I would always get the strawberry smoothie – it was amazing. I could always tell there were oranges in it and I just loved the subtle citrus taste they gave to the smoothie. Smoothies are the perfect breakfast to start your day since they’re light and won’t weigh you down and make you sluggish.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk or soy milk
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup fresh organic strawberries, hulled
  • ½ cup frozen organic strawberries
  • ½ orange, peeled
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the large Magic Bullet cup and blend until everything is chopped up and smooth.

Makes 2 smoothies

We’ve all had a root beer float, but what about a Mint & Watermelon float? It’s refreshing, easy to make and a great way to indulge in some ice cream without feeling guilty for drinking soda!

I found this recipe at How Sweet It Is and it’s been the perfect dessert/snack on a hot day in May!

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh watermelon chunks (large seeds removed, the small white ones are fine)
  • 12-15 fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 12 ounces club soda or carbonated water of choice
  • vanilla ice cream

Directions

Take your watermelon, mint and club soda and plunk them into your Magic Bullet. Give it a quick pulse so that it’s blended together.

Once it’s blended, you’ll want to strain it in case your watermelon had seeds or to get any large chunks out.

Fill your favorite cup with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and douse it in this delicious watermelon mint soda mix.

And enjoy!

This morning I made this blueberry breakfast smoothie with fresh organic blueberries. I always mix in some frozen fruit when I make smoothies because I like the texture better (sometimes if you use only frozen fruit it becomes extremely cold and hard to drink). This blueberry smoothie is a great, healthy way to start off your day. Blueberries have numerous positive health effects, and putting them in a smoothie is the best way for me to get them in my diet. I love adding granola and fresh fruit on top and eating some of the smoothie with a spoon. Don’t forget the whipped cream! I know it isn’t the healthiest thing to do, but lately I have been putting whipped cream on everything. It just makes everything taste better!

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe banana
  • ¼ cup fresh organic blueberries
  • ¼ cup frozen organic blueberries
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Whipped cream and granola for topping

Instructions

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

2. Top with whipped cream, granola and fresh blueberries.

Makes 2 smoothies

Banana in a smoothie? Sure.

Coconut? Done that.

But Dates?! Could it be?

I’ve never really had dates, but I tried them and I liked them. Then I made the Sprouted Kitchen’s Coconut Banana Date Shake and now I think I might love dates.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 large pitted Medjool dates, chopped up
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein of choice (optional)
  • one small banana, preferably frozen
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1-2 cups crushed ice
  • splash of orange juice

1. Throw all said items into your Magic Bullet. It’s really that easy.

2. Pulse until it’s reached your desired consistency.

And then take it and enjoy it anywhere you go!

Apr
10
0

Cucumber Limeade

As I sit in wooly socks and hoodies, I dream of the spring. In NYC, April is the most ridiculous of months. One moment, it’s 65 degrees and sunny, and you shave your legs and put on sandals and sunglasses and smile because the sun has finally, FINALLY come out. The next day it snows.

And here I am making Little Inspiration’s Cucumber Limeade and watching reality TV to forget the dreariness outside. This drink will make you believe you’re in a spa where people bring you little sandwiches and you get hand massages all day.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cucumbers (peeled and sliced)
  • ½ cup of water
  • 4 key limes
  • 3 tablespoons of pure cane sugar or your favorite natural low-cal sweetener
  • 1 liter of water

Directions

1. Cut up your cucumbers and pour in the 1/2 cup of water into your Magic Bullet.

2. Add your lime juice.

3. And blend away!

4. You’ll want to pour this through a sieve to separate the pulp.

5. Add in the rest of the water and stir in the sugar.

6. Pour into your favorite glass and drink cold.

Apr
8
2

Kale Berry Smoothie

 

If you’re looking for a great energy boost in the mornings or at lunchtime, this kale smoothie will surely do the trick! I have to admit, I completely despise eating kale. I’ve tried it in a few different recipes and did not like any of them. I know kale is incredibly healthy, but even when I buy it at the grocery store, I cringe at the thought of incorporating it into a meal each day it sits in my fridge. I know there are some people out there who love kale, even in the raw, but the only way I found I can incorporate it into my diet is smoothies. I created this delicious berry kale smoothie because it allows me to eat (drink?) kale raw, which preserves the nutrients as opposed to cooking it. I can barely tell I’m eating 1/2 cup raw kale in just one 8 oz smoothie. The yummy strawberries and raspberries hide the taste and with the Magic Bullet, you don’t notice a difference in texture.

Makes 1 large smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen organic strawberries
  • ¼ cup frozen organic raspberries
  • 1 cup organic kale

Instructions

  1. Rinse and strain kale.
  2. Add all ingredients to the Magic Bullet cup and blend.