Using a Magic Bullet for Smoothies
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Dane Feldman

By Dane Feldman

Photos by Dane Feldman.

Yes, it’s true. I have been converted into just one of many people addicted to their Magic Bullet Mini. At the beginning of the month, I moved in with a couple of friends and I now have a smaller kitchen space to use. Instead of lugging my big Black & Decker blender with me, I opted to purchase a Magic Bullet Mini for my morning smoothies.

So far, I have only used it to make fruit and vegetable smoothies as well as protein smoothies, but my next endeavor will likely be an attempt at hummus using the Magic Bullet Mini.

Honestly, you may still be thinking, what’s all the buzz about? After all, it is Buzz Week here on BTR, and the Magic Bullet has been touted for quite some time now as a kitchen must-have. Yes, it’s smaller than a blender, but I’m finding that it is equally handy. This is especially true because the cup used to mix ingredients is the same cup users can drink from.

That being said, I would by no means suggest using a Magic Bullet instead of a food processor. It can replace a blender, yes, but a food processor has much bigger blades and usually comes with a variety of blades for shredding, chopping, and pulverizing.

Still, below are two recipes for breakfast smoothies that the Magic Bullet makes easy as anything.

What you’ll need for the banana nectarine smoothie:
1 banana
1 nectarine
1/2 cup spinach
3/4 cup almond milk
Ice

Directions:
Break up the banana with your hands and drop it into the Magic Bullet. Add the ice, spinach, and almond milk.

Then, slice the nectarine off the pit and put the slices in, too.

Pulse until smooth and replace the cross blade top with the comfort cap to serve.


What you’ll need for the banana protein smoothie:
1 banana
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup soy milk
Ice

Directions:
Again, break up the banana with your hands and drop it into the Magic Bullet. Add the protein powder, yogurt, milk, and ice.

Pulse until smooth and replace the cross blade top with the comfort cap to serve.

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