The Magic Bullet is one of my favorite small appliances for the summer. A friend of mine got me hooked on it a couple of years ago, and I’m so glad she did. My experience with the Bullet is limited to making smoothies, though I’m sure there is more you can do with it. In fact, I just found this recipe page at the Magic Bullet web site and it includes things like bean dip, soup, and egg salad.
The thing I like about the Magic Bullet is that you make individual smoothies. You actually screw the blender piece directly onto the cup. When you are done, the colored rings are screwed on to make the edge of the cup smooth. If you have kids old enough to make their own smoothie, this is a great way to let them do it. Everyone can make their own just the way they want it. I also like the fact that the cups go straight into the dishwasher and there is no big blender bowl to clean up.
Smoothies are a great way to get fruit and vegetables into your kids. There are lots of smoothie recipes out there, but really all you need to do is put in fruit and/or veggies, liquid, and mix it up. I have also added things like:
- flax seed
- almond meal
- ice cream
For liquid you can use:
- milk substitute
For a cold treat you can use frozen fruit or add ice. You can also use ingredients at their normal temperature. I enjoy a blend of fresh fruit and almond milk.
If you own a Magic Bullet or something similar, I would love to hear how you use it. Do you use it for things other than smoothies? What are your favorite smoothie ingredients?