A few weeks ago, we became the proud owners of a Magic Bullet Blender for $40 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond after using one 20% off coupon. I met several people who swore by their blender, so we took the plunge. So far, so good!
1) Easy to use.
I can simply throw some ingredients into a container, screw on the blade, and push the mixture onto the base to start blending. The whole process takes less than a minute to get together and 90 seconds to blend (and that is only if I used a lot of ice). Once my concoction is ready, I unscrew the blade, rinse it off, and enjoy. It really is so simple.
2) Easy clean-up.
The blade is easily rinsed and the containers are dishwasher safe. If you ever drip anything onto the base, simply wipe it down with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel to clean it up. It never takes us more than 30 seconds to have everything as clean as when we started.
3) Saves waste.
Ripe bananas make a great base for any smoothie. I usually only enjoy bananas that have just turned yellow and Mr. BFS enjoys the ones that are just a little spotty. Once they become mostly spotty, neither one of us will eat them and I only feel like making banana bread once in a while. Now those super spotty bananas can easily be halved and thrown into a freezer bag for future smoothie use. One half of a frozen banana and a little milk makes a solid base for any fruit or yogurt drink.
Other ripe fruits can be thrown in as well. Nectarines, peaches, apples, grapes, and berries all have made their way into my smoothies in the last weeks and have saved me from throwing them away since I’m so picky about textures. We were easily wasting $5 of fruit a month before, but haven’t thrown away one piece since we bought the blender. I think that is pretty awesome.
Crystal’s Quick Fruit Smoothie
1) One half frozen banana
2) Four tablespoons frozen berries
3) Splash of milk
4) Splash of orange juice
5) One tablespoon of sugar (or honey)
6) Five ice cubes
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
In short, I am a happy camper. We haven’t tried many recipes yet (like Magic Bullet guacamole), but I can see this thing working exactly as described. I’ll admit that I didn’t expect it to work as well as it does. I loved being proved wrong on points like that!
Do you own a Magic Bullet Blender? What’s your favorite blended yumminess?
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