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    The Magic Bullet Has Saved Me More Time In The Kitchen Than Any Other Device

    This magical little blender definitely lives up to its name.

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    Howdy! I'm Harper and this is my BFF the Magic Bullet, who came into my life over the summer to ~mix things up~ and help me recover from mold sickness.

    the magic bullet blender on a countertop with the tall and small cup
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    This blender is the small but mighty LOML. It gleams with power, is compact but WILL put larger blenders to shame (those stainless steel blades are no joke), travel-friendly, and it comes apart nice and easy for quick cleaning and storage!

    The Magic Bullet is also simple to use. It has a lock-in and twist-to-blend cup, with the blade at the top of the lid. This makes it easy to prep ready-to-blend smoothies for later when you are really on the go.

    I lived in the California desert for a month while recovering from toxic mold exposure, and daily smoothies were (and still are) a big part of the recovery process for me.

    I was exposed to extreme levels of toxic mold over a period of months in my home in NY, which caused so, so, so many health problems for me. It can take months to up to a year for mold to fully methylate out of your body, and a full recovery is not always possible depending on the circumstances surrounding the exposure period. My case was pretty extreme, though short, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one day I can make a full recovery.

    I learned that sunlight is one of the best tools for mold recovery, and it's free! Hence how I ended up in the desert during the hottest time of the year, soaking up as much sun as I could possibly stand every day. I completely changed my diet as well, and pretty soon I was slurping down organic smoothies every morning.

    They're quick, easy, healthy, refreshing, and give me a much-needed boost of energy and nutrients when I'm feeling fatigued (without the burden of digesting or cooking a full-on meal). I got the Magic Bullet right before we headed to the desert, and it's truly been a lifesaver.

    So basically, you can rest assured I really put this little blender to the test with rigorous daily use.

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    When I make a morning or post-hike smoothie, first I peel and soak my organic fruit and veggies in water with a few drops of grapefruit seed extract (GSE is antibacterial, anti-fungal, mold-killing nutribiotic that I use to clean my food). Then I put the fruit in the Magic Bullet tall cup, add some coconut water and ice cubes, and blend!

    I liked to pack my fruit smoothies with leafy greens and other supplements (coconut manna is incredible for smoothie taste and texture), so I usually do an additional blend after the fruit/water/ice step.

    coconut water, an open jar of coconut manna, and a smoothie with lettuce and coconut manna on top
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    If you pack your smoothie cup with leafy greens (mostly water) and/or your liquid at the bottom of the cup (so that the liquid is closest to the blade) it will give you a much smoother blend FYI!

    And as you can see, in just a few seconds we have one very delish raspberry coconut cucumber smoothie ready to go.

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    Yum.

    The Magic Bullet is versatile — it can chop, whip, mix, grind, and more! I also use my MB to make fresh hummus, sauces, and soups for dinner. Recovering from mold through diet is all about preparing and eating your own fresh food(s) from scratch, so this machine has been a huge time-saver for me and my partner.

    the writer holding out a dish of fresh hummus and a plate of vegetables
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    The hummus was great and the perfect consistency! This was my first try at making hummus from absolute scratch (dried chickpeas and all).

    And did I mention the MB is the easiest device to clean in my kitchen? After a blend, I give the cup a drop of soap and a quick rinse with hot water, and it's all clean without even using a sponge!

    Harper Hendrickson / Via BuzzFeed

    The Magic Bullet is speedy, convenient, powerful as heck, and you don't have to take my word for it. Reviewers swear by it for grinding coffee, saving money on baby food, making sauces, smoothies, and all sorts of other treats.

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    Promising reviews:

    "Great blender for my daily smoothie and pesto sauce and bliss balls. Very easy to use and clean :) Love it!!" —Ikuko K

    "This is the third one we've ordered. We have one, my mom has one and she brought one to Taiwan to give to my grandma. We have a regular blender and used it rarely because it was so difficult to clean all the gunk at the bottom but this Magic Bullet is super easy to clean! You just unscrew everything and rinse it away and scrub sometimes when needed. It mixes well and cleans easily. We use it at least once a week for smoothies or sometimes we blend the food for our baby and toddler." —Nykerz

    It blends well. The kids are loving the freedom of making their own slushies with water flavor packs/ice/water. Saves a bundle when we used to splurge at Sonic for our slush cravings! And they can each make their own, AWESOME! It is loud, so no blending while other people are punching the snooze button on the alarm clock. BOO! But it seems to be sturdy enough, has already more than paid for itself. We're happy with it." —A. Reynolds

    "Come on, the Magic Bullet is awesome! I use it every day, usually for health shakes, smoothies, etc. But on occasion, I use it for cooking. My last one lasted me about eight years of everyday use, so I say it is pretty durable and worth the cost. Just got the new one because the motor was going on the last one, but it served me well. I can't live without it." —Gregory

    I recommend the Magic Bullet to all smoothie and coffee aficionados, as well as anyone who is looking to save major time in the kitchen. This baby makes food prep and meal-planning an absolute breeze!

    the Magic Bullet with guacamole and a person dining in the background
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    Set includes: blender base, stainless-steel blades, a tall cup with lip ring ideal for making smoothies and milkshakes, a short cup for dips like salsa and guacamole, recipe book, smoothie lid, and more

    Get the 11-piece Magic Bullet set from Amazon for $39.88.

    My partner and me when our morning smoothie is ready:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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