I’ve been a bit sidetracked by all the snow, but I promise, I didn’t forget about Part 4! ;)
Actually, the time was well spent, because I was able to capture the kitchen gadget in action during several projects, thus giving me the ability to show it off more. :)
* All pictures can be clicked on to make them bigger. *
What is this elusive kitchen gadget you ask? Why, it’s the Magic Bullet! You may recall that back when I was first trying out Katie’s and Averie’s versions of Lara Bars, that I was wanting a Magic Bullet because it was smaller and would probably do a better job at mixing the small portions. Boy was I right!
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Vitamix, but it really is a big job gadget, for smaller jobs I prefer the Magic Bullet. It’s ‘the right tool for the job’ kind of thing. :)
So what goodies have I been mixing up with my new gadget?
Next up, a variation on Vanilla Almond Mylk. I decided to mix up the ingredients in less water so that the almonds would be more ground up. Then I realized that I could store it in this condensed manner and just add more water when I needed it, like when I’m making a green smoothie…
And my final presentation, is a Thrive smoothie (Blueberry Rooibos Antioxidant p.224). The recipe calls for ground rooibos. Also for a next-level ingredient you can add chlorella. The chlorella I found was in tablet form but the suggested amount to use is 1 tsp., the magic bullet made short work out of grinding it up. I used the vitamix for the smoothie, though…
For the smoothie I ended up adding 1 tsp. of xanthan gum for thickening, an extra banana, and lots more blueberries. The rooibos that I had on hand was a bit strong and overbearing, I think next time I’ll use a less intense rooibos, but overall, not a bad smoothie. But it still isn’t mine, I need to continue to tweak it.
So there you have it, multiple uses for the Magic Bullet… I intend to use it quite often.
Until next time…