The first time I heard about the Magic Bullet was a couple of years ago trying to come up with some ideas for how to bring my smoothies to work. I was on the Discussing Nourishing Traditions list one of the list members suggested that I get the Magic Bullet [affiliate link]. Initially I didn't like the idea too much since I tend to be a frugal person and when I have something that is working perfectly fine (even though less convenient) why spend money on another blender, when the one I had was working perfectly fine?
I kept the suggestion in the back of my mind and as the months went by, I thought about the Magic Bullet. Finally I decided to check into it and started to think it might be more convenient plus make my life a little easier. The kit I ended up with comes with several mixing cups and lids, perfect for blending up my smoothie, screwing a lid on and taking with me so I could drink it on my way to work.
When my precious mother-in-law asked what we'd like for Christmas 2007, I told her we'd been thinking of getting a Magic Bullet. She is such a sweetheart, she went right to Costco and bought us one!
I really love my Magic Bullet!
I still have my “old” blender sitting on the counter, but I use the Magic Bullet almost daily and sometimes several times a day. I use it for blending scrambled eggs, making up a quick emergency batch of almond flour, smoothies, and just about anything for which I would have used the regular one.
It is simple for making a smoothie and bringing along with me to drink on the way to work. The little cups clean up easily and quick! Typically I just rinse and put them into the dish drainer. Occasionally if what I've made is a “sticky” I'll put water into the cup and blend for a few seconds and the cup all clean.
One day I was out of almond flour [affiliate link] and wanted to make chicken nuggets for dinner so I put a cup of almonds [affiliate link] in the smallest cup, screwed on the flat blade and whirred the nuts right into flour. It does turn out a bit on the grainy side, so the resulting flour might not work for making bread items, but it worked perfect for breading the chicken nuggets and I think it would work great for cookie dough as well.
The only thing I didn't like about my Magic Bullet is that the plastic fan blades that turn the blade inside the cup broke just a couple of months after the one year warranty had expired.
I didn't let that stop me from buying another one, I just find this little tool so handy in the kitchen, especially with all the cooking I have to do on GAPS. Now I have twice as many cups, twice as many lids, twice as many blades. I highly recommend the Magic Bullet.
Here are more recipes where I've used the Magic Bullet:
- Chocolate “Ice Cream” Shake (Dairy-Free)
- Bacon Muffins
- Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
- Chicken Nuggets
- Banana Mango Strawberry Real Fruit Popsicles
- Werewolf Finger Cookies
- Cookie Cutter Cookies
- Double Chocolate Brownies
- Chicken Salad Wraps
- Faux Sweet Potato Pie (GAPS Legal!)