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Last week, I brought home a whole bag of peaches to enjoy. One of my favorite things to make with peaches is this peach smoothie. It is made with a splash of orange juice, a banana, a peach, plain yogurt, and a squirt of honey. I like to freeze the banana (peeled and chopped to make things easier) at least 30 minutes before to make my smoothie nice and cold. Do you have any favorite peach recipes?

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Bananas Over Peaches Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 peach
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 tsp honey
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend for 20 seconds.

Makes 2 smoothies

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Aug
25
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Watermelon Agua Fresca

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Agua fresca (meaning “fresh water”) is a popular beverage in Mexico and is usually sold here by food trucks. I can’t resist buying one whenever I’m grabbing some food on a hot day. They are simply made with fresh fruit and water, so they are easy to make at home. You can strain the solids out to achieve a smoother texture, but I love the slushiness of a watermelon agua fresca! If you can, try to buy seedless watermelon, or it will be a little bit of a challenge to dig out all of those little black seeds. The lime gives this drink a refreshing taste. You won’t be disappointed with this popular summertime drink!

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Watermelon Agua Fresca

Ingredients
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Instructions
  1. Add the watermelon, water, sugar and lime juice to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  2. Served chilled with a wedge of lime.

Serves 2

Aug
22
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Indian Mango Lassi

Mango lassi is my favorite drink to order whenever I go out to eat at an Indian restaurant!

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This delicious drink is especially refreshing during the summer months! It is made with a few simple ingredients: mango, plain yogurt, honey and a dash of cardamom (you can also use allspice). It tastes just like a creamy mango smoothie! You can use store-bought frozen mango, or cut a mango into cubes and freeze for 30 minutes before making your mango lassi. Freezing your mango is a must, because this drink just isn’t the same when it is warm.

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Indian Mango Lassi

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen mango cubes
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp honey
  • Pinch of cardamom (can substitute allspice)
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.

Makes 2 cups

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21
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Citrus Smoothie

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Although I love smoothies for breakfast, some mornings, I don’t want anything too sweet. Hence, my favorite citrus smoothie! It is made of a blend of fresh banana, orange, and lemon. This smoothie is more tangy than sweet and makes a great breakfast drink to start off your day. I add a little orange juice so it isn’t too sour, which creates a nice balance. You can chop and freeze your banana the night before, so in the morning you just have to add it to the smoothie and blend. What do you think – do you prefer sweet or tangy smoothies?

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Citrus Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • A few ice cubes (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop and freeze the banana for at least 30 minutes (can do this the night before).
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

Makes 2 smoothies

This delectable recipe from our friends over at NutriBullet will be the perfect picnic wrap up this holiday weekend!

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Red, White & Blue Blast

Ingredients

Red Layer

  • 1/2 cup strawberries,
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp raw, organic honey
  • Ice cubes

White Layer

  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp raw, organic honey
  • Ice cubes

Blue Layer

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Make the red layer and pour equal amounts into 2-4 glasses. Put glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  2. Make the white layer and take glasses with red layer out of freezer. Pour equal amounts of white on top of the red layers. Put in freezer for another 10 minutes.
  3. Make the blue layer and take glasses with red and white layer out of freezer. Pour equal amounts of blue on top of the red and white layers.

Optional – garnish with mint and blueberries on top!

This makes an ice cold Blast that’s delicious in the summer months and at your next gathering. For an extra special treat, use popsicle molds instead of glasses and leave each layer in the freezer for at least two hours. Once done, you’ll have beautiful Red, White & Blue Pops!

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16
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Banana Pie Smoothie

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This banana pie smoothie tastes just like a banana cream pie in a glass! My favorite thing about it is the graham cracker crust topping. Freeze the bananas ahead of time (already peeled and chopped in half). I like this smoothie really cold, so I also like to add some ice, too. You can make this smoothie for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a healthy dessert alternative!

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Banana Pie Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup plain, non-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs, plus more for topping
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Whipped cream for topping

Directions

  1. Slice the frozen banana into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until combined.
  3. Top with whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs.

Makes 1 smoothie

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I discovered a really tasty post-workout smoothie last week: cocoa, almond butter, banana, milk and honey. The milk, banana and almond butter provide protein and electrolytes, making this smoothie an excellent pick-me-up after a work-out. The cocoa adds antioxidants and a rich chocolately taste. I usually skip the whipped cream, but once in a while, if I have some in my fridge, I splurge! Try topping it with sliced almonds, too.

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Cocoa Almond Butter Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat milk (or milk alternative, such as almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa or raw cacao powder
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Light whipped cream for topping (optional)
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients (except for the whipped cream) to a Magic Bullet cup and blend well.
  2. Top with whipped cream and sliced almonds, if desired.

Makes 2 8-oz smoothies

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This delicious spiced apple green smoothie is the perfect nutrient-packed super drink to start off your week. To be totally honest, it took me quite a while to warm up to green smoothies, mostly because the thought of kale or spinach in a smoothie just sounded plain gross. After trying out a few (some were pretty disgusting!), I found some easy green smoothie recipes I actually like because they taste good. You can’t taste the spinach at all! The natural sugar from the apples and banana, as well as some from the coconut milk, means this smoothie tastes sweet without the need for additional sweeteners. Just pop those banana slices in your freezer while getting ready for work so they will be ready just in time before you have to go.

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Cinnamon Apple Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 handful raw organic spinach, rinsed (~1 cup)
  • 1 cup organic coconut water
  • 1 small organic banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
  • 1 small organic apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup crushed ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and pulse until the spinach is blended well.

Makes 1 16-oz smoothie, or 2 8-oz smoothies

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This smoothie recipe is for all of my strawberry lovers out there! Strawberries are my favorite fruit; I can never eat enough of them! In the mornings, I like to mix strawberries with oatmeal, so I thought a strawberry oatmeal smoothie would be a perfect way to change up my breakfast routine. Frozen strawberries give this smoothie a refreshing texture and the oatmeal adds in some healthy fiber. Smoothies are perfect for those mornings when you’re in a rush. It is during these mornings where I am saying TGFMMB (Thank God For My Magic Bullet)!

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions

Add all ingredients to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.

Makes 2 smoothies

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This healthy Blue Chia Machine Smoothie is my new favorite this week! It has blueberries, blackberries, banana, spinach and chia seeds. After months of forgetting, I finally bought some chia seeds to start adding to my diet. If you aren’t familiar, chia seeds contain fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and many nutrients. They are truly a superfood! I prefer them to flax seeds; for flax seeds’ full benefits, you have to grind them up. Not so for chia seeds – you can just eat them whole!

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Blue Chia Machine Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • ½ banana
  • ⅓ cup fresh blackberries
  • ⅓ cup fresh blueberries
  • ⅓ cup frozen spinach
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions

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

Makes 2 smoothies