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

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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!

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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.

Mar
27
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Nutella Banana Smoothie

In a previous post, I made some homemade Nutella, so I thought I would put it to good use and blend it into a smoothie. Then I could take it with me!

Or so that someone else could drink it too…

I used a recipe from Mother Thyme, but you could really just use your favorite items for a smoothie.

 You’ll need:

  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup ice

Throw all said ingredients into your Magic Bullet and blend until your desired consistency has been reached. 
Feb
27
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Frozen Mocha

Whether you’re looking for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up or something nice and cold to chill a hot day, this frozen mocha will do the trick. Quick and simple in your Magic Bullet, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried this sweet burst of energy sooner.

From Yummly.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee (brewed, cooled)
  • 2 tbsps chocolate syrup (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsps sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to your Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.

Try saying that three times fast! Kitchen Magician Lauren DeMaio brings us another amazing Magic Bullet recipe – a breakfast shake that’s delicious and easy to make.

Snooze Button Berry Blend Breakfast Shake
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • almond milk
Directions
  1. Blend for 10 seconds. Seriously. That’s it.

I headed back to California for the holidays and was able to avoid most of the sleet action happening in NYC. And while my comrades were battling slush, cold winds, and rain to get anywhere, I was lucky enough to be enjoying the sunshine and eats of southern Cali.

This smoothie is quintessential California to me–save the wheatgrass shot.

Grab your favorite tropical and summer fruits. I saved some strawberries and froze them for an occasion such as this. Sometimes, you just need summer in the winter.

Add vanilla ice cream and some fruit juice–I had mango juice–but you could do it with OJ, apple juice or anything that sounds good to you.

Place in your Magic Bullet and blend!

It’s really that easy.

And then give it to the nearest person because they will enjoy it. And it’s always nice to share.

In this case, it was my niece’s cousin, Amy, she loved it. Obviously.