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! This smoothie is perfect for staying cool for the summer and satisfying those fall flavor cravings! Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients […]

Vegan Coconut Chip Ice Cream

During the summer, all my family wants are ice cold treats, especially ice cream! It’s easy to buy your favorite ice cream and stock up your freezer for when a craving calls. But as a mom of three active girls, sometimes, the summer days can be long. Making ice cream has become one of our favorite things to do together! We can use whatever ingredients we have on hand, and we have fun coming up with flavors! I also don’t […]

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

If you like sweet potatoes, you’re in for a treat, my friend! These lovely sweet potatoes are baked twice. Why? First to cook the filling, which is then blended together with milk, butter, and spices in the Magic Bullet and then stuffed back into the sweet potato shell and baked again. Oh, and don’t forget the sweet pecan topping, which bakes to perfection during the second baking session. I would almost consider these twice-baked sweet potatoes a dessert, but they also […]

Strawberry Cottage Cheese Ice Cream

My kids LOVE ice cream, and I’m not quite sure where they got it from… On a weekly, sometimes daily, basis I get asked if they can have a cone or bowl of pink ice cream with sprinkles! As hard as it is to say no to their cute little faces, I know it’s not always the healthiest treat to have so often. Luckily, making your own ice cream is totally do-able; all you need is a blender and an […]

Cherry Pie Smoothie

It’s cherry season! This Memorial Day, I was so excited to see boxes of bright red cherries stacked up in the fruit section of my grocery store. I brought home a box and made this cherry pie smoothie, which includes fresh cherries, graham cracker crust, vanilla yogurt and milk. If you don’t have the energy to make a cherry pie (if you’ve made one before with fresh cherries, you know the amount of work involved in pitting the cherries one […]

Fresh and Easy Mango Salsa

Salsa is probably one of the most versatile foods out there. Good on its own as a dip, or as a topping for tacos or sandwiches, or as a salad mix-in, or as a chicken or fish marinade, the possibilities are pretty endless. But tomato salsa is so yesterday. Modernize your salsa repertoire with this healthy, vegan, sweet and savory salsa you can quickly make in your Magic Bullet. Keep extra on hand to top your favorite protein with, blend […]

Coconut Mocha

Coconut, coffee, and chocolate—is there anything more delicious? Beat the morning blues with this tasty concoction and you’ll be ready to take on the day! Coconut Mocha Ingredients 1/2 cup hot, brewed coffee 3/4 cup milk of choice (dairy, almond, soy, hazelnut, hemp, etc.) 2 tsp. cacao powder 1 Tbsp coconut butter 2 tsp. honey Optional: 1/8 tsp. almond or vanilla extract Instructions Blend milk, cacao, coconut butter, honey and optional extract in the Tall Cup. Twist the cap open […]

Horchata

Horchata is always a go-to of mine when I order Mexican food. The light texture and subtle sweetness are wonderful complements to all of the strong spices and flavors found in delicious Mexican cuisine. But what happens when you’re having taco night at your house and can’t order a glass? Thanks to the Magic Bullet, that problem is solved! This recipe produces a perfect horchata, all while schooling you on the process of soaking rice and cinnamon sticks. Be aware that […]

Mango Lime Sorbet

It’s so easy to get caught up in the many delicious treats that surround us, but don’t forget that fruits can make the best desserts! Instead of going for ice cream, why not whip up a quick batch of this mango lime sorbet? Simply add frozen mango chunks, fresh-squeezed lime juice, plain Greek yogurt and a pinch of sugar to your Magic Bullet blender, and you have a healthy, refreshing dessert in almost no time! This mango lime sorbet is […]

Compost Cookies

Have you ever completed the pantry challenge? Two weeks ago, I filled a box with everything in my pantry that I hadn’t used in more than a year. It was a big box. Amid the scones and bloody mary mix, I found ancient graham crackers and dried milk powder, as well as a bunch of old snack food. These compost cookies (made famous by Momofuku milk bar in New York) do a great job of using up whatever’s in your pantry […]