Kiwi Berry Peach Smoothie

One of my favorite ways to use up kiwis that are getting too ripe and soft is by adding them to a strawberry peach smoothie for breakfast. In this refreshing breakfast smoothie, I use frozen peach slices and strawberries for the slushy effect, plus fresh kiwi, oats and yogurt to make it a well-balanced breakfast. I personally like to only add some water to get things moving instead of fruit juices, but adding orange juice or any other fruit juice will […]

Strawberry Lime Spritzer

To celebrate summers arrival, I used up some strawberries I had in my refrigerator to make this refreshing strawberry lime spritzer. I love mixing fruit juice with carbonated drinks, such as mineral water, ginger ale or club soda. Enjoy this beverage with any meal – it works well as an outdoor BBQ drink or dressed up for a fancier setting. I like to make this on the 4th of July. Strawberry Lime Spritzer Ingredients 1 12 oz. can of ginger ale […]

Pomegranate Mint Spritzer

There is something about sparkling drinks that make them more sophisticated than other drinks. If you add sparkling water to any plain juice, it magically transforms into a fancy drink. In this non-alcoholic spritzer, sparkling water is mixed with pomegranate juice and lime juice in the Magic Bullet blender, and infused with mint, lime wedges and fresh pomegranate seeds. These flavors combined with carbonation create a refreshing drink suitable for any special occasion. Pomegranate Mint Spritzer Recipe Ingredients 2 cups […]

Blackberry Basil Spritzer

I realized that we’ve been having the same few drinks over and over for dinner, lately – BORING! Finally, one night, I decided to get creative with some sparkling water, blackberries, lime, basil and my Magic Bullet. I call it the Blackberry Basil Spritzer! Okay, so I guess it isn’t really a true spritzer since this is a non-alcoholic beverage, but it’s just as refreshing! The blackberries give it a nice fruity taste that’s not too sweet, while the basil adds a […]

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Come fall, I am totally ready to embrace all things that go with the season! Pumpkin begins to slowly creep back into my life and I get so excited at the sight of everything pumpkin in the grocery stores. Unfortunately, the first day of fall is not always the cool sweater weather that I’m expecting, especially living in the desert! So, this smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie […]

Eiskaffee (Iced Coffee)

  Normally when you ask for an iced coffee at a cafe, you get a cup of coffee with ice cubes in it plus or minus milk. I was surprised when I asked for one in Germany while on vacation and I got an iced coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Let me tell you, the ice cream made it so much more delicious! I especially like to add ice cream to my iced coffee on really hot days, […]

Cantaloupe Smoothie

Cantaloupe doesn’t get enough love. It’s in season now and it’s a delightfully sweet fruit that can highlight any meal or snack. It’s often the last thing eaten in a fruit salad, but I’ll never understand why. I would eat ripe cantaloupe all day if it were socially acceptable… For those of you who might skip on this summertime melon, I give you a delicious option that’ll help you get your daily dose of cantaloupe: a smoothie! Now, with the […]

Kiwi Agua Fresca

Fresh kiwi, agave and a bit of water. That’s all there is to this exceptionally refreshing kiwi agua fresca. Kiwi is a fruit rarely seen anywhere but a fruit bowl, but you’re guaranteed to look at them in an entirely different light after trying this! Kiwi Agua Fresca Ingredients 2 kiwis 1 1/2 cups water 1 tsp. agave sweetener Directions Slice kiwis. Combine all ingredients in Magic Bullet and blend until smooth. Save this for a warm, sunny day and enjoy!

Strawberry Lemonade Slushie

Do you remember those red and blue gas station slushies as a kid? Those are what this drink reminds me of, except representing a much healthier version! There are no artificial dyes and I minimized the sugar in this recipe. I used frozen strawberries to get the cold slushie effect, but feel free to add in some fresh strawberries if you have some you need to use up! The lemonade part is very easy to make with only three ingredients: fresh […]

Grasshopper Smoothie

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 […]