Sometimes the best pancakes are the ones that come completely out of left field. That’s the case with this recipe, which uses granola, apple sauce, and yogurt to create a light and fluffy pancake that isn’t heavy and tastes absolutely great. It’s a sweet break from a traditional pancake blend, and one that you’ll find yourself making over and over.
I topped with berries, but you can top with fresh, sliced apple, cinnamon, or a drizzle of honey. Your choice!
Apple Yogurt Pancakes
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients in Magic Bullet.
- Cook on non-stick frying pan. Be extra careful with them, though, and keep heat relatively low to keep from falling apart.
Make sure you make extra – you’re going to want seconds!
Fresh kiwi, agave and a bit of water. That’s all there is to this exceptionally refreshing kiwi agua fresca. Kiwi is a fruit rarely seen anywhere but a fruit bowl, but you’re guaranteed to look at them entirely differently after trying this!
Kiwi Agua Fresca
- 2 kiwis
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp. agave sweetener
- Slice kiwis.
- Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
Save this for a warm, sunny day and enjoy!
It’s cherry season!
This Memorial Day, I was so excited to see boxes of bright red cherries stacked up in the fruit section of my grocery store. I brought home a box and made this cherry pie smoothie, which includes fresh cherries, graham cracker crust, vanilla yogurt and milk. If you don’t have the energy to make a cherry pie (if you’ve made one before with fresh cherries, you know the amount of work involved in pitting the cherries one by one!), you can quickly make a batch of this cherry pie smoothie and serve to your loved ones or enjoy yourself.
Top it with fresh cherries, whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs for a sweet treat.
Cherry Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup cherries, pitted and frozen
- 1/2 cup greek or coconut milk non-dairy yogurt
- 1 cup milk or milk alternative (like almond, coconut, or cashew milk)
- 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
- Whipped cream for topping, optional
- Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
- Optional: top with whipped cream
Makes 2 smoothies.
Smoothies are always satisfying and (usually) extremely healthy. What makes the unhealthy ones so unhealthy? They’re often fruit-based and loaded with unnatural sugars and preservatives. Where do vegetables fall into the equation? Should we be scared to mix them in with their sweeter cousins?
I say no!
This green smoothie features a blend of kale, spinach, cucumbers and celery, combined with some of our favorite fruits to create a healthy, vegetable and nutrient-rich glass of satisfying goodness. Need we say more?
Classic Green Smoothie
- Medley of spinach, kale, cucumbers and celery
- 1/2 apple
- 1/2 pear
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup water or more
- Chop apple, pear, banana, celery and cucumber.
- Combine in Magic Bullet and blend.
- Add kale, spinach, and water. Blend thoroughly.
Healthy never tasted so good!
Do you remember those red and blue gas station slushies as a kid? Those are what this drink reminds me of, except representing a much healthier version!
There are no artificial dyes and I minimized the sugar in this recipe. I used frozen strawberries to get the cold slushie effect, but feel free to add in some fresh strawberries if you have some you need to use up! The lemonade part is very easy to make with only three ingredients: fresh lemon, water and sugar. This is the perfect drink for a warm day! I also like to make them for seasonal parties, since they look oh-so-fancy.
Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- Bring water to a boil in a small pot, then add the lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- Add the strawberries and lemonade to Magic Bullet cup or pitcher and blend.
- Garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon wedges.
Makes 4 slushies.
Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you’re making this yourself or want to surprise the special woman in your life, this recipe is an easy and absolutely delicious way to start the day!
Ever since smoothie bowls arrived on the scene, I rarely make plain smoothies anymore. Bowls are so much more fun! Maybe it’s because of all of the yummy toppings you can add. This smoothie bowl is made with peaches and raspberries, and, as with all smoothie bowls, I used frozen banana to thicken it up. Coconut, chia seeds, and fresh fruit are fail-proof toppings for all smoothie bowls, and make a great topping choice for this raspberry peach smoothie bowl. It makes the perfect breakfast or dessert!
Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen banana (peeled and chopped)
- 1/2 peach, chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp shredded coconut
- 6 fresh raspberries
- Add the banana, peach, frozen raspberries, orange juice, and yogurt to a Magic Bullet cup and blend. Add more water if needed to get it going.
- Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with chia seeds, coconut and fresh raspberries, or Mom’s favorite toppings!
Makes 1 smoothie bowl.
This recipe is natural, decadent and delicious. A strawberry daiquiri on its own is a force to be reckoned with: a fresh strawberry smoothie with alcohol? Yes please! Combine that with slightly whipped coconut cream, though, and you’re in a different league of tasty.
With the Magic Bullet’s help, we’re not only blending the daiquiri, we’re creating powdered sugar and whipping our own coconut cream.
Coconut Cream Strawberry Daiquiri
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 2 Tbsp rum
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Peach Vodka or Peach Schnapps
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Sugar + 1 1/2 Tbsp water (to make about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of our own simple syrup)
Ingredients for Whipped Coconut Cream
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1 Tbsp sugar, powdered* or 2 Tbsp sugar, blended to powder
* Most recipes call for powdered sugar. Instead of buying an entire package, we’re going to use the Magic Bullet to powder plain sugar for us.
- First step is to make your own simple syrup. If you already have some, you can skip down to step 2. In order to make simple syrup, just combine 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar with 1 1/2 Tbsp water, heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved into the water.
- Now, let’s make our own whipped cream. Blend 2 Tbsp sugar in the Magic Bullet to powder.
- Scoop thick layer of coconut cream from the top of the can into the Magic Bullet. Discard the coconut water or save for other uses, and blend for 30 seconds. Then add vanilla and 1 Tbsp powdered sugar and blend for about 2 minutes (we don’t want it too creamy, so that the cream can mix well with our daiquiri).
- Chop strawberries into small chunks.
- Combine strawberries, ice, simple syrup, rum and vodka (or schnapps if you have it) in Magic Bullet and blend.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into your serving cup and top with the whipped coconut cream.
Garnish with cinnamon if you’d like and enjoy the decadence of this wonderful drink – you deserve it!
Don’t waste money on expensive, sugary frozen drinks from big chain coffee shops. Instead, whip up your own using fresh, healthful ingredients in the Magic Bullet! This version gets a tropical twist, using a frozen banana in place of artificially sweetened mixes.
Customize it by adding your favorite frozen fruit, a little mint, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Banana Coffee Frappe
- 1 frozen banana, slightly thawed
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee, chilled 1-2 hours
- 1 cup milk of choice (dairy, almond, soy, hemp, etc.)
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- Blend the frozen banana, coffee, milk, and vanilla in your Tall Cup until smooth.
Being the mom of three very girly dramatic divas, I can attest that the color of food has a big play on whether they are willing to try certain foods or not. They even have an opinion on the color of the corresponding plate, spoon, bowl, cup, and everything else, for that matter. I love them so much, but, sometimes, it’s hard finding ways to make things appealing to those big, princess eyes of theirs.
Recently, all the rave has been over acai and pitaya bowls. If you aren’t familiar with them, it’s basically a rich, antioxidant fruit blended into a thick smoothie topped with granola, fruit, and honey. It’s highly addicting! Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, can be bright pink in color, which, to the eye of a 3-year-old tiara wearer, is amazing! This recipe can be an easy-to-make smoothie or turned into a bowl topped with granola, honey, and bananas.
- ½ cup coconut milk (more if needed to thin out)
- 1 pitaya smoothie pack (found at local grocer store/health food store)
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
Toppings – optional
- ½ banana, sliced
- In your Magic Bullet, add all of your smoothie ingredients. Blend until bright, pink, and creamy!
- Pour in a cup and sip away, or top with desired toppings and eat with a spoon.
Let’s face it: there are times when we all need a shot of something to perk us up. Whether that’s coffee, an energy drink or even a soda, our bodies sometimes just need a little push to get through an especially long day. For me, those moments occasionally coincide with a craving for something healthy and natural.
With help from my Magic Bullet, I was able to make all natural energy shots, created entirely with nutrient-packed fruit. They pick you up, they’re delicious, and they come with the added bonus of being delightfully good for your body!
Give this a try or sub any fruit with your favorite. Pineapple, mango, and strawberries make another delicious blend.
Fruit Juice Energy Shot
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Roughly chop the apple, add to Magic Bullet, and blend. Set aside once blended.
- Chop pears, add to Magic Bullet and blend. We’re blending them separately to make room in the Magic Bullet cup for all of our ingredients.)
- Combine pear, apple and blueberries in Magic Bullet and blend thoroughly.
Add a bit of water if you want the consistency to be a little thinner. Seal up the leftovers and store them in your refrigerator for later!
And get creative! Add a mint leaf or sprinkle of cinnamon for added flavor and benefits!