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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

Directions

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

Makes 2 cups

Feb
2
0

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

Directions

  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)

Directions

  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

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Did you know that I used to work at an ice cream shop? My favorite part of working there was sipping on the leftover milkshakes we used to make for the customers. My absolute favorite milkshake was our coffee brownie milk shake. Whenever a customer ordered it, I was so excited to drink the delicious leftovers in the blender. After I stopped working there, I continued making my favorite milk shake at home. It is really easy to make at home since you only need three ingredients. You can top it with whipped cream and crumbled brownies to make it even better!

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Coffee Brownie Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee ice cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 brownies

Directions

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

Makes 1 shake

Dec
11
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Spicy Tomato Juice

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Confession time: I have always disliked tomato juice. Many years passed without trying it again until recently when my husband asked me to buy it for him at the grocery store and I saw how much sodium is in it! I was totally shocked and came home without the tomato juice and to a disappointed husband. I decided to use my Magic Bullet to make it from scratch and found that it is much easier to control the amount of sodium you put in this way. After my first try, I found the tomato juice to be a little bland, so I added a dash of cayenne pepper to spice things up a bit. Be careful not to overdo it and make it too spicy!

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Spicy Tomato Juice

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tomatoes for 30 seconds, then remove.
  2. Peel the tomatoes (the skin should easily come off) and quarter them.
  3. Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper to a Magic Bullet cup or pitcher and blend well.

Makes 3-4 cups

Dec
8
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Fresh Pineapple Juice

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I don’t know about you, but whenever I buy a whole pineapple, I always end up with half of it leftover. A great way to use up those extra chunks of sweet pineapple is to toss them all in your Magic Bullet and blend it into a delicious, fresh pineapple juice. You can keep your freshly blended pineapple juice in the refrigerator for a few days. It is especially nice to have around for a weekend brunch!

In this recipe, I add a little sugar, but be careful not to overdo it and make the juice too sweet. If you like your pineapple juice more tart, just omit the sugar and see how it turns out. You can always add more sugar later! You can also use a strainer to strain the pulp for a thinner juice, but I like the consistency just how it is after blending.

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Fresh Pineapple Juice

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped (~3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 ice cubes (optional)
  • 4 mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet pitcher or large cup in portions and blend well.
  2. Top the outside rim of the glass with a fresh pineapple chunk and add a mint leaf to each drink.

Makes 4 cups

Nov
26
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Turtle Frapp

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In college, I basically survived on turtle frapps. Whether it was an exam coming up that I needed to study for, the start of a work shift, or a long night ahead, this was my go-to drink for my caffeine fix!

And now, the day before Thanksgiving, I know you are all in need of an energy boost, too! For those of you who love coffee and have a sweet tooth like me, you are going to love this drink. Brewed coffee is dressed up with chocolate syrup and caramel and topped with whipped cream and pecans for a delicious ice blended treat. Don’t you just love how easy it is to make ice blended drinks at home? If I had discovered how to make them myself back in college, I’d be a lot richer today!

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Turtle Frapp 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup, plus more for topping
  • 2 Tbsp caramel sauce, plus more for topping
  • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • Whipped cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Drizzle the chocolate syrup and 1 Tbsp caramel sauce around the sides of a glass and place in the freezer for a few minutes to harden.
  2. Add the ice cubes, milk, iced coffee, chocolate syrup and remaining Tbsp of caramel sauce to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  3. Pour into the chilled glass and top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and chopped pecans.

Makes 1 drink

 

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