Valley Pick of the Week: Magic Bullet

product3_55072_600x600Easily one of the greatest kitchen investments you’ll ever make, the Magic Bullet will quite literally have you whipping up a storm.

Versatility makes this pick more than just your average blender, and allows you to throw in any ingredient—so don’t be afraid to mix it up! If breakfast smoothies aren’t your thing, you’ll still be able to get a decent amount of use out of the Magic Bullet. It can create hundreds of different concoctions from milkshakes to bean dip (see some of my favorite recipes below).

The small size of the high torque power base, and portability of the bullet cups, make this the perfect piece for a cramped collegiate. Not only is storage easy, but once you’ve finished blending, all you have to do is flip the cup, pop on one of the lids and take your creation to go.

Chocolate Banana-Raspberry Protein Smoothie

1 Jell-O pudding snack, chocolate flavor
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen raspberries
1-2 scoops chocolate protein powder
2/3 cup water
5-8 ice cubes

*Makes 2, 6oz servings

Avocado Lime Dip

2 avocados, peeled
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp dill
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp ground black pepper

*Serve chilled

Where to find it: Bed Bath and Beyond, $49.99