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I know what you’re thinking: “Smoothies in the wintertime?” Yes. Smoothies in the wintertime. Because (1) they’re delicious; and (2) why should we let frigid air dictate when we’re allowed a tasty, icy drink? Especially when our heaters are cranked up to summertime temperatures.

The berry banana smoothie is a classic. Simple, tasty, timeless. I’ve also added some maple syrup to highlight this season, and anyway, who doesn’t like maple syrup in the winter?

Berry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine frozen fruit, sliced banana, milk and maple syrup in Magic Bullet. Proportions of fruit are based on personal preference.

Pair with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, a savory sandwich at lunch, or satisfy your sweet tooth at dessert!

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Feb
11
1

Slushy Mango Lemonade

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I have always enjoyed making homemade lemonade, but I recently discovered flavored lemonades! So far, I’ve made raspberry and strawberry lemonades, but this slushy mango lemonade is my new favorite. I use frozen mangos to give it a cool, slushy texture. You can use fresh mangos if you don’t want it as cold.

What’s your favorite flavored lemonade?

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Slushy Mango Lemonade

Ingredients

  •  1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped frozen mango

Instructions

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

Makes 2 cups

Feb
2
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Blueberry Orange Blast

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The combination of blueberries and oranges is not only delicious, but it is really healthy for you. The freshly chopped oranges give this smoothie a pulp-like texture, which I like, but you can always juice your orange (or simply just use orange juice, instead) for a smoother texture. You can use fresh blueberries instead of frozen and add some ice cubes to make it chilled.

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Blueberry Orange Blast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds

Instructions

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

Makes 1 smoothie

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Is this bringing you back to your childhood days, when peanut butter apples were the best after-school snack ever? I thought so. I’ve always loved them as a healthy snack (and still do), and was thrilled when I came up with the idea of a peanut butter and apple smoothie! The apples add just the right amount of sweetness to this smoothie, which is loaded with rich peanut butter flavor. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter and Apple Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 small gala apple, cored and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Instructions

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

Makes 1 smoothie

Jan
5
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Fruit Salad Smoothie

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I don’t know about you, but I rarely have time to make a fresh fruit salad in the morning. Luckily, I can take my fruit salad to work with me in the form of a delicious smoothie! This fruit salad smoothie includes all of my favorite fruits: oranges, strawberries, raspberries, apples, banana, and grapes. Talk about a super smoothie!

It’ll give you energy on those busy mornings and is loaded with vitamin C to keep your immune system strong.

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Fruit Salad Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 apple slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped oranges
  • 4 strawberries
  • 6 raspberries
  • 4 red grapes
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup water (or coconut water)

Instructions

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

Makes 1 large smoothie

Nov
17
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Carrot Cake Smoothie

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I discovered a delicious new smoothie recipe that I want to share with you guys! I call it the Carrot Cake Smoothie. Unlike most smoothies made with a lot of fruit, this smoothie contains little fruit and, therefore, less sugar! Its flavor comes from the cinnamon and nutmeg, which blend perfectly with the carrots, pecans, and milk. The banana adds some texture and a bit of natural sweetness. Don’t forget the raisins! Those are a must in any carrot cake recipe. 🙂

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Top with shredded carrots, raisins and chopped pecans for garnish.

Makes 1 smoothie

Oct
31
4

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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My favorite drink during the fall season is this pumpkin pie smoothie! It’s the perfect drink to blend up for a get-together, or to simply enjoy on your own.

Heading out for a walk outside to enjoy the leaves turning the brilliant colors of fall? Blend yourself a pumpkin pie smoothie to take on-the-go! Taking the kids trick-or-treating tonight? Enjoy this together before heading out, so you’ll both be less tempted to indulge! Top it with some whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon for an extra special treat.

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp canned pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Whipped cream, for topping

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.

Makes 1 smoothie

 

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The other day, something terrible happened… I caught a cold! I thought people only got sick during the winter season, and it was still summer! Being sick is the worst thing in the world, especially if you have work or other important things to do. It completely stops you in your tracks, and you get behind on everything for days. Hoping it wasn’t too late, I made myself this immunity booster smoothie full of vitamin C and cold-fighting nutrients. Did you know kiwis, spinach, raspberries and strawberries have a high vitamin C content?

My cold went away pretty fast and I’m giving credit to this immunity booster smoothie! Next time you think you may be coming down with something, make yourself one of these vitamin C-packed drinks!

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Immunity Booster Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 kiwi, sliced

Instructions

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

Makes 1 smoothie

Oct
10
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Banana Split Smoothie

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Hands down, this is one of my favorite smoothie recipes ever. This smoothie tastes just like a banana split, but it is so much healthier. I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I am dieting or just trying to eat healthier, finding alternative desserts is challenging.

This is one of my favorite dessert treats because it tastes like a banana split milkshake, but doesn’t use the unhealthy ice cream. Adding peanuts give it a slightly crunchy consistency, which I love! Just don’t go too crazy on the whipped cream and fudge toppings, which can be hard to resist. Don’t forget to add a few sprinkles and a fresh cherry on top for a finished look!

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Banana Split Smoothie

Ingredients

  •  1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup (+ more for topping)
  • 1 Tbsp peanuts (+more for topping)
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • 1 cherry

Instructions

  1.  Add all ingredients except toppings to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with whipped cream, chopped peanuts, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and a cherry.

Makes 1 smoothie

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Whenever apricots show up in my local grocery store, I get so excited that I buy more than I can eat in a few days. Then, things start to get creative around here. Apricot salsa? Apricot panini? Apricot jam? What else can you do with apricots? One easy and delicious way to use apricots is in smoothies, of course! Smoothies are especially useful for those last few apricots in the fruit basket that I like to call the stragglers – you know, the ones that are almost too mushy to eat. This strawberry apricot smoothie is the perfect way to get your daily dose of vitamin C. Both strawberries and apricots offer a good amount of vitamin C and apricots also offer a large amount of vitamin A.

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Strawberry Apricot Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 apricots, halved and pitted
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water

Ingredients

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

Makes 2 smoothies