I’ve had my magic bullet blender for about seven years now, and I can definitely recommend it, especially for smoothies in the morning or if you need to make some almond flour, or salad dressing. I personally wouldn’t use it for juicing, or to make anything in large quantities, but for the items I mentioned, it is great and a very affordable item. It is very easy to clean, and is dishwasher safe (aside from the base, naturally).
- Product: Magic Bullet
- Price: variable, depending on extras, but around $50
- Where to Buy: Amazon, Costco, most department stores
- Ease of Use: very good
- Warranty: 1 year
- My rating: 4 out of 5
Almond flour for baking:
If you ever need almond flour, the Magic Bullet is excellent for making it. It grinds up the almonds very quickly. I find there are always a few pieces that stay intact, but they are easy to remove.
Quick smoothie on the run
If I am in a hurry in the morning, I toss half a cup of blueberries, a chopped up banana, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 tablespoon ground flax and half a cup of milk and half a cup of water into the Magic Bullet. A couple of pulses and I am ready to run. The nice thing is that it comes with a lid, so I can simply take the cup with me and drink it in the car or at work.
Honey Pear Salad Dressing
- 2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 ripe pear, peeled and sliced
Put all ingredients in the Magic Bullet and pulse until smooth. Makes about half to three quarters of a cup of dressing for a total of about 8 points.
There are multiple other uses for this item. As I said, I wouldn’t use it for really big jobs, but for the small things and a quick smoothie breakfast on the go, it is great.