15 Quick and Easy Magic Bullet Recipes

In a recent post I wrote about one of my favorite products that I use almost every day, my Magic Bullet, see my review here. This kitchen gadget makes it super easy to whip up things like smoothies, shakes and baby food in minutes. It’s one of the best small kitchen appliances I have ever owned. I compiled a list of some easy Magic Bullet recipes that are fun, tasty, and really simple to make for delicious treats and nutritious meals for babies. If you don’t own a Magic Bullet you can use a regular blender or food processor to whip these up.
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Smoothie/Shake Recipes

Here are some refreshing recipes you can try for the kids or yourself that are easy to make. They make delicious healthy summer treats for a warm day and are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 medium sized banana, cut up and frozen
  • A handful of frozen strawberries
  • approximately 3/4 cup of vanilla soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberry banana yogurt

Add ingredients to the tall cup or Bullet mug and screw on the cross blade. Push the cup into the power base and turn to lock it in place. Blend until smooth. You could also use just strawberry yogurt for a stronger strawberry flavor or vanilla or plain yogurt for an even balance.

magic bulletVery Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk (such as vanilla soy, or almond milk)

Combine ingredients into your tall cup same as above. For this recipe I use a bag of mixed frozen berries containing strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. If you prefer using fresh fruit, simply add 1/3 cup of each variety. You can freeze them ahead of time or just add a few cubes of ice for a frozen treat.

Watermelon Smoothie

This is a cool, refreshing recipe that makes for a great summer smoothie treat the kids and adults can enjoy.

  • 1 cup watermelon, cubed
  • 1/3 cup cantaloupe, cubed
  • 1-2 tsp raspberry jelly
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • A handful of ice

Combine all ingredients into your tall cup and blend using the cross blade until smooth. You don’t have to add in the raspberry jelly if you don’t have it; it just gives it a little umph. Be sure to remove any seeds from the watermelon before adding.

Peach Mango Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup cubed mango
  • 1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4  cup orange juice
  • A handful of ice cubes

Add all ingredients into your blender and mix until smooth. You could also freeze your cut-up fruit for about 30 minutes prior to preparing smoothie instead of using the ice cubes which leaves a little room for other add-ins*.

Mean Green Kiwi Smoothie
This is a fun recipe for the kids that they will love and is loaded with key vitamins.

  • 1 kiwi peeled and cut up
  • 1/2 cup seedless white grapes
  • 1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
  • 1 green apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp vanilla or plain soy milk (or almond milk)

Combine all ingredients into the cup. For this smoothie, you could use the flat blade with your chopped up fruit or use the cross blade for a finer, smooth texture.

Classic Chocolate Shake
Here’s a healthier take on the traditional chocolate shake.

  • 1 medium sized banana, sliced and frozen
  • 3/4 cup chocolate soy milk
  • 1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter

Combine ingredients into your cup and blend using the cross blade. I always use frozen bananas as a healthier alternative to ice cream, although if you don’t have any bananas or prefer ice cream you can use 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream or chocolate for an even richer shake. The peanut butter is optional. I just like to add it for a little added protein.

Optional Add-Ins
These are a few possible options and add-ins for these smoothie recipes to mix them up a little.

  1. Juice – If you prefer a non-creamy texture use a fruit juice such as orange, apple, or white grape instead of milk and omit the yogurt.
  2. Protein – you can add a little extra protein to your smoothies such as peanut butter (with chocolate and banana smoothies) or Greek yogurt
  3. Flax Seed – if you’re wanting to amp up the nutritional value of your smoothies add in a couple tablespoons of milled flax seed. Keep in mind, though some kids (like my choosy toddler) may not like the gritty texture of the milled flax seed, but I always add some in when I prepare them for myself. Another added benefit with the Magic Bullet- I can easily prepare different variations of a smoothie for myself and my daughter without having to clean a large blender pitcher to reuse it. I just switch out to a new cup.
  4. Texture- if you prefer a thicker, frozen texture add ice. For a thinner, more liquidy texture use less ice and/or more liquid.
  5. Greens – if you have a picky eater who doesn’t eat their vegetables an easy way to sneak them into their diet is by adding 1/2 cup of fresh baby spinach or kale to a delicious fruit smoothie.

Magic Bullet Recipes for Making Baby Food

These are some simple recipes you can mix up if you want to prepare your own baby food. These are great for single or 2-3 serving meals. If you’re wanting to make larger batches to freeze and store, adjust the measurements to double the recipe for the tall cup.

For babies 4-6 months old start with just single-ingredient purees such as carrots, avocados, sweet potatoes, peas, and bananas. See more in Introducing Solid Foods. Also, most of the recipes I’ve listed below require some pre-cooking prior to blending.

Mixed Vegetables

    • baby food1/2 cup each of any steamed vegetable for pairing
    • Water

You can easily prepare this veggie meal using 2 or 3 of a desired vegetable. Some combination suggestions are:

  • steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
  • cooked peas and carrots
  • steamed butternut squash and zuccinni

For the recipe shown in the picture above I used 1/2  of a ripe avocado and 1/2 cup of steamed broccoli and carrots. I added a splash of water at first (approximately 2 tablespoons) then added a little more while mixing until I achieved the right consistency.  Add ingredients into short cup and attach cross blade. For cooked vegetables and fruits you can blend until smooth or pulsate for a chunkier or thicker texture with older babies to help encourage chewing.

Fruit and Yogurt

  • 1/2 cup sliced bananas
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, strained
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt

Same as the mixed vegetables, you can choose any two fruits for pairing to prepare this. Just be mindful of fruits such as kiwi and strawberries that have small seeds. For blueberries and other fruits with skin that you can’t peel cook them down over the stove first then strain. Add a small amount of water, breast milk, or formula (1 -2 tablespoons) to the fruit and blend using the cross blade until smooth.

Chicken and Rice

  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • water or chicken stock

Before you begin you will need to pre-cook your chicken. An easy way to prepare this dish for your baby is shortly after cooking a chicken dinner for your family such as baked chicken so it’s already to go rather than cooking chicken just to make baby food. Cut up into small chunks and place in your blender. If you are boiling your chicken for the recipe, add a little seasoning with some onions and bell peppers to add for the puree and keep the water to add as you blend your baby food. Also, I use brown rice which I cook on the stove so I add a little extra water to make it softer (so for 1 cup of brown rice, I’ll add 2 1/3 cups water). Add the chicken and rice with a few tablespoons of water into the short cup and blend well using the cross blade until smooth. You may want to check it every once in a while for desired consistency and add water as needed.

Thanksgiving Dinner
This is a recipe I prepared for my daughter’s first Thanksgiving as I was cooking so she wouldn’t be left out with a bland baby puree.

  • 1/2 cup cooked ham or turkey
  • 1/4 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup steamed green beans
  • Water and gravy

We cooked a ham so I used that for this recipe. Do NOT use honey glazed ham for infants younger than 12 months. After the ham or turkey is cooked, pull off a few pieces for approximately 1/2 cup. I used some of a pumpkin I had baked for a pumpkin pie although you could just as easily sub sweet potatoes if you won’t be cooking a fresh pumpkin. For the gravy, again I used some of the gravy we were using with our meal – which is just cornstarch and water. Combine your ingredients into the short cup with a few tablespoons of water and blend well until smooth. Add water as needed for desired consistency.

By the time your baby is ready for stage 2 foods (typically after 6 months) you can basically serve them up the same thing as what your family is eating, just ground up to a consistency they can handle with a few moderations – use water, stock, formula, or breastmilk to mix with.

Magic Bullet Cocktail Recipes

Sometimes mom needs a grown-up drink for herself at the end of long day. These single-serving recipes are perfect for those times when you want to wind down or relax poolside with an adult beverage.

Mudslide

This is my version of the classic Mudslide cocktail.

  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 1 shot (or 3 Tbsp) vodka
  • 1 shot Kahlua
  • ice

I prefer Kahlua, but another popular choice for this drink is creme de cacao. Add your ice cream and liquor into the tall blender cup and blend until smooth using the cross blade. Pour into a glass over ice to enjoy it on the rocks.

Piña Colada

  • 1/2 cup pineapple, crushed or cubed
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons coconut (you can find it in a can at the grocery store with the other canned fruits)
  • 2 shots (or 6 Tbsp) white rum
  • Ice

For the cream I use half and half, but you could use heavy cream or for a lighter drink use vanilla soy milk. Add your pineapple, cream, ice cream and coconut first then fill with ice until the cup is about 3/4 full. Blend using the cross blade until smooth. Add your rum and continue blending to mix well. Garnish with a pineapple and a cherry (optional).

Fuzzy Navel

  • 1/3 cup Peach schnapps
  • 1/3 orange juice
  • 1/3 cup lemonade
  • Ice

For the lemonade I recommend using prepared Minute Maid lemonade from the frozen concentrate. Add your liquids into the tall cup and fill with ice. Blend together using the cross blade until completely smooth.

Strawberry Margarita

  • 2 Tbsp. Strawberry schnapps
  • 1 shot of Tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. Triple Sec
  • juice from 1 lemon (or 3 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • Ice

Add all liquids into the tall cup and add about 2 handfuls of ice. Blend well using the cross blade. You may need to add more ice for slushier consistency. Screw on the rim and enjoy straight from the bullet mug/cup or you can take a cocktail glass and rub some lemon juice around the rim then dip into salt to sip your cocktail from.

Tropical Sunrise

  • 2 shots pineapple juice
  • 2 shots rum
  • 1 shot Triple sec
  • 1/2 shot of Grenadine
  • cherry for garnish

Fill the Bullet mug halfway full with ice and add juices and liquors except Grenadine. Blend using the cross blade until ice is completely crushed. Add Grenadine then top with cherry and other fruits (optional) for garnish.

There is a wide variety of Magic Bullet recipes you can create. For delicious fruit smoothies try mixing it up and combine different fruits together with optional add-ins such as frozen yogurt or sherbet. If you don’t keep many different varieties of specialty liquors on-hand you can combine a favorite fruit smoothie with a spirit you already have on the shelf such as rum or vodka to put your own spin on a cocktail. If you have a favorite recipe you’d like to share please feel free to leave a comment!

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