You should already be salivating. This recipe by the awesome Edgy Veg combines the sweet cake-batter flavors of strawberry shortcake with the healthful benefits of high-protein ingredients to make a smoothie reminiscent of a classic dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 handful of strawberries
  • 1 pitted date
  • 1 handful cashews
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • splash of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of maca
  • 1 sprinkle cinnamon

 Instructions

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

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This is my favorite green smoothie recipe.

on-the-go green smoothie

I know, I know… It doesn’t look very appealing. Instead of a pretty pink or purple color, it’s green! When I brought one to my husband the very first time I made one for him, his reaction was priceless. He had the most disgusted look on his face and exclaimed, “What is that?!” After some convincing, he decided to give it a try. “MMMMM,” he said. I must admit, green smoothies can be pretty scary. I have also had my fair share of green smoothies that tasted horrible.

But now I have my go-to green smoothie recipe and, even on my busiest day, I’ll take just 5 minutes to blend one of these up. I always feel great afterward, too. It might be psychological because of all of the nutritious fruits and vegetables I see myself add to the smoothie, or maybe I feel better because it actually is really healthy for you. (Or maybe it’s a little of both…)

green smoothie prep

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup organic baby carrots
  • ¼ cup frozen organic raspberries
  • 5 organic strawberries, hulled
  • ½ banana
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 2 cups kale

Instructions

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

Makes 2 smoothies

peanut butter smoothie

SOMEONE decided to sign up for a triathlon happening in a few months… No, not me, actually! It was my husband. I decided to sit this one out and cheer him on. I am, however, training with him. That counts for something, right? We’ve been really good so far, but it’s still early. This morning we woke up at 6 am to go swimming before the work day started and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! If only I could maintain this routine of working out early in the morning. It’s easier this time of year, too, because the days are longer.

I just love how much natural light we have this time of year. Our workouts have been alternating between running, biking, swimming, and home weight training (this is actually the worse one for me – oucchh!) I find that the more I workout, the more my body craves it. I have actually been feeling bad if I don’t workout for more than 2 days.

Along with the training, I have been thinking of post-workout meals and drinks. My new favorite right now is this peanut butter banana shake, which tastes like a yummy milkshake, so even though it’s packed with protein, it’s almost like having dessert after working out! Peanut butter and bananas are such a match made in heaven, don’t you think?

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Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat milk or milk alternative (almond, coconut or cashew milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Light whipped cream for topping (optional)
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients (except for the whipped cream) to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds if desired.

Makes 2 shakes

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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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