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Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather I am expecting, especially living in the desert! So this smoothie is a combination of the fall flavors with the summer weather.

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • Handful of ice

 

Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet blender.
  2. Blend until creamy. You can add additional milk by the tablespoon if it’s too thick.
  3. Drink immediately and enjoy!

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Looking for a healthy smoothie bowl to get your morning off to a good start? Try this wild blueberry smoothie bowl, which has frozen organic wild blueberries, banana, a splash of organic grape juice, flaxseed meal and plain Greek yogurt. Get creative with your toppings. Some of my favorite smoothie bowl toppings include oats, shredded coconut, and fresh banana slices.

 

Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1/4 cup organic grape juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Shredded coconut, oats and fresh banana slices for topping

 

Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour into a bowl and top with shredded coconut, oats, banana slices or other toppings.

Makes 1 smoothie bowl

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Cantaloupe doesn’t get enough love. It’s in season now and it’s a delightfully sweet fruit that can highlight any meal or snack. It’s often the last thing eaten in a fruit salad, but I’ll never understand why. I would eat ripe cantaloupe all day if it were socially acceptable…

But alas, for those of you who might skip on this summertime melon, I give you a delicious option that’ll help you get your daily dose of cantaloupe: a smoothie!

Now, with the help of your trusty Magic Bullet and little else, cantaloupe can be turned into a delicious smoothie that you’ll find yourself making over and over again.

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Cantaloupe Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 2 cups diced cantaloupe
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup water
Directions
  1. Chop cantaloupe and combine in your Magic Bullet with lime juice, water, ice and sugar. That’s it!

You’ll never look at cantaloupe the same way!

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Want a quick, delicious breakfast that’s easy to make? Or a luscious dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about eating? This strawberry coconut shake may be just what you’ve been looking for.

Instead of ice cream, this strawberry coconut milkshake is made with a thick scoop of coconut cream. The coconut cream gives it a rich coconut flavor, while the frozen strawberries and bananas keep it nice and thick. For best results, chop up your banana into bite sized pieces before freezing. Add water as needed to get things moving, but remember, that the more water you add, the thinner your shake will be. Serve immediately and top with shredded coconut and fresh strawberries.

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Strawberry Coconut Shake
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, chopped and frozen
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • Water, as needed
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend well. Add as much water as needed to get desired consistency.

Makes 2 cups.

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!

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Apple Yogurt Pancakes
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in Magic Bullet.
  2. 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!

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Kiwi Agua Fresca

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!

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Kiwi Agua Fresca
Ingredients
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. agave sweetener
Directions
  1. Slice kiwis.
  2. Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.

Save this for a warm, sunny day and enjoy!

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Cherry Pie Smoothie

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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.

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Cherry Pie Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. 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?

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Classic Green Smoothie
Ingredients
  • Medley of spinach, kale, cucumbers and celery
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup water or more
Directions
  1. Chop apple, pear, banana, celery and cucumber.
  2. Combine in Magic Bullet and blend.
  3. Add kale, spinach, and water. Blend thoroughly.

Healthy never tasted so good!

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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.

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Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. Add the strawberries and lemonade to Magic Bullet cup or pitcher and blend.
  3. Garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon wedges.

Makes 4 slushies.

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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!

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Peach Raspberry Smoothie Bowl
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with chia seeds, coconut and fresh raspberries, or Mom’s favorite toppings!

Makes 1 smoothie bowl.