The Magic Bullet is the only Infomercial piece of machinery I own (thanks to a lovely friend who re-gifted it to me) and I cannot see my life without it! Ok, that may be a tad dramatic, but I do have a new found love for this contraption. It’s so easy to use, easy to clean up, and makes delicious smoothies in seconds! I know there are lots of other recipes you can make with The Magic Bullet, perhaps one day I’ll be adventurous and try a few, but right now I’m enjoying my cheap and delicious smoothies at home.
I am big on the strawberry banana soy smoothie made with 1 banana, halved strawberries that fill the cup, and lite soy milk filled to the fill line. This smoothie is about 260 calories. I also made a killer chocolate banana smoothie using chocolate flavored Designer Whey powdered protein (100 calories a scoop), 2 bananas, and soy milk. It is higher in calories (around 360) but delicious and filling! I don’t use protein powder too often, but when I feel the need for a little extra muscle boost I’ll throw some into a smoothie. Being a vegetarian, I know I need alternative sources of protein. I mainly get protein through green leafy vegetables, tofu, and legumes: some of the best natural source of protein for vegetarians, and great tasting! If I feel I’ve been slacking on my protein diet from whole foods, I’ll throw in a scoop or two of the protein powder throughout the week.
In conclusion, here is a video of my friend Liz who was one of three Magic Bullet Kitchen Magician finalists in 2011, and though she did not ultimately win, she was so awesome that she now blogs recipes for them on occasion.