Apr
14
1

Pitaya Bowl

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.

pitaya1

pitaya2

pitaya3

pitaya4

Pitaya Bowl

Ingredients

  • 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
  • granola
  • honey

Directions

  1. In your Magic Bullet, add all of your smoothie ingredients. Blend until bright, pink, and creamy!
  2. Pour in a cup and sip away, or top with desired toppings and eat with a spoon.

Enjoy!

email

Fruit-Juice-Shot_0534 copy

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-Shot_0511 copy

Fruit-Juice-Shot_0529 copy

Fruit Juice Energy Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Directions

  1. Roughly chop the apple, add to Magic Bullet, and blend. Set aside once blended.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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!

Greens go down easy when they’re this tasty!

Simple to make and absolutely delicious, you’ll have no reason not to eat your greens. This recipe is perfect for the whole family. If you’ve got a picky eater, add a bit of all natural, raw, organic honey for a hint of sweetness. You can also tell your little one they’re drinking a Green Monster Blast or Hulk Smash for extra strength!

veggie-weight-loss1

Green Machine Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp SuperFood SuperBoost (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut water

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Tall Cup or Party Mug and blend until smooth.
Mar
17
0

Grasshopper Smoothie

DSC03984

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In celebration of all things green today, I made this green grasshopper smoothie. Don’t worry, it doesn’t contain any real grasshoppers! It is inspired by grasshopper desserts, which usually contain mint and chocolate. This healthy smoothie is loaded with spinach, banana, almond milk, mint extract, and cacao nibs. It is really refreshing when cold, so I like to freeze my bananas beforehand and use a handful of frozen spinach straight from the freezer. Fresh mint leaves add a nice touch of decoration, and go perfectly when blended in this grasshopper smoothie for an extra minty taste.

DSC03975

DSC03980

DSC03994

Grasshopper Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs, plus more for topping
  • 2 drops peppermint extract
  • Fresh mint leaves for topping

Directions

  1. Add the banana, almond milk, spinach, cacao nibs and peppermint extract to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Top with fresh mint leaves and cacao nibs for extra flavor.

Makes 2 smoothies

Mar
10
0

Fruit Gazpacho

A traditional gazpacho is made with a tomato base that’s combined with other vegetables and served cold. It’s a refreshing dish that can satisfyingly lead a healthy meal.

This recipe, similar to a smoothie, turns it around and lends a fruity gazpacho ending to the meal, feeding our sweet tooth, while providing our bodies with tons of health benefits.

Fruit-Gazpacho-1

Fruit-Gazpacho-2

Fruit-Gazpacho-3
Fruit-Gazpacho-4
Fruit-Gazpacho-7
Fruit-Gazpacho-5
Fruit-Gazpacho-8

Fruit Gazpacho

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced watermelon
  • 1 cup sliced cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1-2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice

Directions

  1. Slice watermelon and cantaloupe and add to Magic Bullet, along with blueberries and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Chop strawberries and add to blended fruits in Magic Bullet. Blend once again – this is to vary consistencies and give the gazpacho a bit more texture.

Feel free to play around with what sort of fruits you add to your gazpacho!

Feb
27
0

Coconut Mocha

Coconut, coffee, and chocolate—is there anything more delicious? Beat the morning blues with this tasty concoction and you’ll be ready to take on the day!

Coconut Mocha

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hot, brewed coffee
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (dairy, almond, soy, hazelnut, hemp, etc.)
  • 2 tsp. cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • Optional: 1/8 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Blend milk, cacao, coconut butter, honey and optional extract in the Tall Cup.
  2. Twist the cap open and pour in hot, brewed coffee.
  3. Stir to combine. Enjoy!
Feb
24
0

Strawberry Milkshake

strawberry-mlikshake4

If you are a busy mama like myself, then you know the dreaded hours that come after lunch and before dinner. Everyone is tired and hungry, and you become so tempted to turn on the babysitter TV and lock yourself in a closet with a bag of chocolate.

Just me?

Well, I always find that during that time, a little pick-me-up (healthy) treat can work wonders. Milkshakes are a family favorite, and it’s just the thing to get everybody in the right mood to last until dinner. (And until daddy comes home to save the day!)

This milkshake is sans ice cream, but your kiddos won’t notice the difference. The creaminess and thickness comes from frozen bananas, which also adds a nice sweetness! It’s definitely a family favorite treat!

strawberry-milkshake

strawberry-milkshake1

strawberry-milkshake2

strawberry-mlkshake3

strawberry-milkshake5

Strawberry Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into slices
  • 1 package stevia
  • ½ cup coconut milk, or milk of choice

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients in your Magic Bullet blender and blend until thick and creamy. Serve immediately and enjoy!

DSC07074

Smoothie bowls are such a fun idea because by making your smoothie a little thicker, you can pour it into a bowl and add toppings for a refreshing breakfast or snack. To make it thicker, use less liquid, more frozen items and a thick yogurt, like Greek yogurt.

In this green smoothie bowl, the spinach and avocado give it a nice green color, while the frozen berries, banana and juice make it taste sweet and delicious. Make sure to use frozen fruit to give it a nice, thick consistency. I like to add fresh fruit, such as blackberries, oats, seeds and nuts as toppings. All of these healthy ingredients come together to make a true power breakfast in this power green smoothie bowl!

DSC07030

DSC07033

DSC07068

Power Green Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp filtered water
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup packed raw spinach
  • 1 medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 Tbsp whey protein powder
  • Blackberries, oats, chia seeds and walnuts for topping

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the toppings to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with desired toppings.

Makes 1 smoothie bowl

Jan
19
0

Papaya Banana Smoothie

DSC08259

Whenever I make this papaya banana smoothie, I feel like I’m somewhere tropical. Papayas are grown in South America and Hawaii, where it’s warmer and shipped all over the world. The first time I bought a papaya, I didn’t know what to do with it. Once I got home from the grocery store, I sliced it open and thought it tasted terrible. Of course, that was only because I didn’t know it had to ripen first! Papayas are like avocados in that they get soft when ripe. Before blending the meat of a papaya up into a delicious smoothie, give it a gentle squeeze and make sure it’s good to go.

Here is a tip for making this smoothie: Scoop out the meat of the papaya into a ziplock bag and freeze an hour before you make your smoothie. Using frozen fruit will give your smoothie a nice slushy texture!

DSC08236

DSC08240

DSC08244

Papaya Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe papaya
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

Directions

  1. Slice the papaya in half and remove the seeds and pulp. Scoop out the meat into a Magic Bullet cup.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.

Makes 1 smoothie

Dec
25
0

Gingerbread Smoothie

DSC00554

Even though you can enjoy gingerbread any time of the year, I always seem to eat the most of it around the holidays and forget about it the rest of the year. This gingerbread smoothie can be enjoyed all year long, but is especially fun and festive around to make around the holiday season. You can make the healthy version by omitting the crushed gingerbread cookies and simply enjoy the gingerbread flavor from the molasses, ginger and spices blended with bananas and almond milk. As for me, I like to drop a gingerbread cookie in my blender and blend it into the smoothie for extra goodness.

DSC00520

DSC00523

DSC00525

DSC00527

Gingerbread Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 chopped frozen bananas
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • Optional: 1/4 cup crushed gingerbread cookies

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet blender and blend until smooth.

Makes 2 smoothies