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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

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I love adding fresh fruit to my smoothies, but I also love the texture of frozen fruit. This recipe uses both. By adding freshly chopped pineapple to frozen strawberries, not only do you get a refreshing texture, but you also get that fresh pineapple taste. This smoothie is a little on the tangy side, so if you like it a bit sweeter, feel free to add more honey to sweeten things up. Add a slice of fresh pineapple on the side of each glass just before serving to give it a tropical touch. Now, where is my straw hat, bathing suit and beach towel?

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Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup freshly chopped pineapple cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

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

Makes 2 smoothies

Make this delicious smoothie tonight with your significant other, with your family, or by yourself for one happy Valentine’s Day. (If you’re by yourself, add a little champagne and cheers

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Valentine’s Day Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 raw or steamed beet
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 dollop all natural vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp raw, organic honey
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Blend well in your Magic Bullet and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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A fruit smoothie can make or break your day. Usually, when you make a fruit smoothie, though, you pack your cup with high-sugar fruit, yogurt, some highly-processed version of fruit juice, people even add sugar or a sugar substitute! Don’t let this be you – if you’re making a fruit smoothie, make a real, delicious, healthy fruit smoothie that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated.

I’m talking Fresh. Green. I’m talking delicious, low sugar fruit that’s still sweet, with some fresh greens in there that you won’t even taste. Don’t believe this can actually taste good, too? Give it a try.

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Fresh and Green

Ingredients

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 chunks cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 large mango, diced
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 cup coconut water

Directions

Add ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.

This video from iFOODreal shows us just how easy making a delicious green smoothie can be! If you’re trying to detox after the holiday celebrations of weeks’ past, give this recipe a try. It’ll leave you vibrant and glowing.

Thanks to iFOODreal for the amazing video and recipe!

Magic Bullet Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale, chopped
  • 2 broccoli florets
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/8 green apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth.

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Eggnog Frapp

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The holidays wouldn’t be complete without eggnog in the fridge! Once I see eggnog in the grocery store, I know Christmas is just around the corner. As an avid coffee lover, I’m always looking for fun new coffee recipes to try. I recently discovered this blended eggnog frapp, which is so delicious and so easy to make. Just add coffee, eggnog, ice and sugar to a Magic Bullet cup and blend. Don’t forget to sprinkle some nutmeg on top for a final touch of yum! Do you have a favorite eggnog recipe?

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Eggnog Frapp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • Sugar, if desired
  • Whipped topping
  • Pinch nutmeg for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare fresh coffee, then let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Add all ingredients except the nutmeg and whipped topping to a Magic Bullet cup and blend.
  3. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Makes 1 cup

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If you love raspberries as much as I do, you’re in for a treat! This banana raspberry smoothie is so refreshing, it’s the perfect way to start your day. It’s packed with vitamin C and other healthy nutrients to give you the energy you need to take on the day. Each sip contains a blast of raspberry flavor with just a hint of banana. So many smoothie recipes these days have a huge list of ingredients. I like to keep it simple, so this smoothie only has a few healthy ingredients. The best thing about this smoothie? It’s my favorite color – pink! 🙂

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Bananas for Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to your Magic Bullet cup and blend well.

Makes ~2 cups