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Sweet & Spooky Smoothie with Magic Chef’s Ice Maker

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With summer coming to an end, but many of us not really ready, it’s fun to hold on to some cool stuff from the warmer months. Living in the Southwest, our weather doesn’t change too drastically until the later months. So, it’s nice to have a sweet, cool treat that is still healthy and tasty. And since Halloween is right around the corner, it’s a relief to have some sweet fresh stuff that isn’t full of sugar. I had the chance to use the Magic Chef Ice Maker and was so excited with all the different uses I had for it. I decided to make a Sweet & Spooky Smoothie with Magic Chef’s Ice Maker and made with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Magic Chef Smoothie

The Sweet & Spooky Smoothie is inspired by Halloween and the colors of most decorations. The great thing about this smoothie is you can use any kind of fruits or vegetables you want. Here’s what I used and how I threw it together. Super easy and super yummy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Magic Chef Fruits & Veg

Orange layer:

½ Cup chopped carrots
1 Cup orange slices
½ Cup Orange juice
1/2  Cup milk (or low fat yogurt)
2 Tbsp Honey (or sugar, optional)
1 Cup ice from your Magic Chef Ice Maker

Magic Chef Orange

Green Layer

1 Cup Fresh Spinach
3 Kiwis, peeled whole
½ Cup milk (or low fat yogurt)
4 Tbsp Honey (or sugar)
1 Cup ice from your Magic Chef Ice Maker

Magic Chef Berries

Purple Layer

1/2 Cup Blueberries
1/2 Cup Raspberries
1/2 Cup Blackberries
½ Cup Milk (or low fat yogurt)
2 Tbsp Honey (or sugar)
1 Cup ice from your Magic Chef Ice Maker

Magic Chef tray

Now, remember I used these fruits and vegetables because of their great flavor and the bright colors. You can layer any kind you want and sweeten it as much or as little as you like. These layers are crisp, fresh, and tart with a hint of sweetness from the honey. If you want to thicken it up, then opt for yogurt of your choice. The Magic Chef Ice Maker worked perfectly because it would make a couple cycles of ice while I prepared each layer, just in time to blend!

Magic Chef Ice

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • For the Purple layer, combine all ingredients in a smoothie blender and mix until consistency is thick, but not lumpy. Taste and add honey if needed.
  • Pour mixture to fill 1/3 of a large glass and place in the freezer.
  • For Green layer, combine all ingredients in a smoothie blender, mix until consistency is thick but not lumpy. Taste and add honey if needed.
  • Take purple layer out of freeze and add Green layer until 2/3 full and return to the freezer.
  • For Orange layer, combine all ingredients in a smoothie blender, mix thoroughly until consistency is thick, but not lumpy. Taste and add honey if needed.
  • Remove previous layers from freezer and top off with the orange layer

Magic Chef Layers

** Note, if you want to add whipped topping and a berry or cherry, DO IT! You are the smoothie master!

** The Magic Chef Ice Maker worked perfectly because it would make a couple cycles of ice while I  prepared each layer, just in time to blend!

This Sweet & Spooky Smoothie is great for a morning breakfast because it is full of fresh food that gives you a huge energy boost that will last hours. It isn’t too sweet and the light use of milk (or yogurt) doesn’t weigh your tummy down. It is a great and fun after school snack for the kids too! I taped on a pair of cute googly eyes to add some personality.

Magic Chef smoothie

The Magic Chef Ice Maker was a great tool to use in making the different mixes. I received this from Magic Chef and I thought it would be a great addition to our kitchen. It is also a life saver when entertaining or during parties. The Ice Maker only takes a few minutes to make ice and it can run 24 hours and make up to 27 lbs of ice!

Magic Chef Ice Maker

Here are some other great qualities of the Magic Chef Ice Maker, aside from being and awesome smoothie making partner:

  • Makes 9 ice cubes per cycle
  • Makes 2 sizes of ice cubes
  • See through top panel so you can see levels without opening
  • Easy (and I mean easy) touch control panel
  • Indicator lights to notify if water or ice levels need attention
  • Comes with an adorable and useful ice scoop

Magic Chef Panel

I used the Magic Chef Ice Maker for a couple of weeks and then I heard a friend of mine was in need. Her refrigerator’s ice machine had gone kaput and she had limited space in her freezer for ice trays or bagged ice. She hosts a lot of parties and always has people over for dinner and drinks, so I let her have it. She gets so much use out of it and since it runs 24 hours and can be set out of the way on the counter, she never runs out of ice. Did I mention she has an ice-chewing obsession too? So, you see her dilemma and the answer to her prayers with the Magic Chef Countertop Ice Maker!

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Jenn

I have a smart mouth, don't sit still well, extremely opinionated, have a lot to say, work hard, love lots, don't have time for drama, or negativity. I love animals, & my job as a New Mexico mom blogger! I love sharing travel adventures, tech gadgets, recipes, parenting struggles (success), crafts, helpful tips, giveaways and sweepstakes, product reviews, and more.  I have amazing 4 children, and have an amazing boyfriend. On my downtime, you'll find me spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, geeking out on tech, plotting the next home improvement, create crafts with the kids, and riding my horses We are plotting our move to greener pastures, with trees, and stuff. Connect with me on Google + Page.

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14 Comments

  1. Sandra Watts October 31, 2015
    That is pretty cool looking. I bet it is full of flavor too!
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  2. Richard Hicks October 30, 2015
    What a great smoothie!
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  3. Jeffrey October 30, 2015
    These is such an interesting and tasty looking recipe.
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  4. John Heim October 30, 2015
    Wow, that looks yummy. And fairly easy to mix together, once you get the fruit.
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  5. FrugalSouthernLiving October 30, 2015
    That looks amazing! I love the cute eyes you added :) My kids would eat this up and its healthy.. Win-Win! <3
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  6. Edna Williams October 30, 2015
    Yum! I love smoothies!
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  7. M.Clark October 29, 2015
    Yum! I like your choice of ingredients, this is definitely something I need to try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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  8. Jenn Erin L October 29, 2015
    I love berry smoothies! Yum.
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  9. Heather S October 29, 2015
    Those smoothies look amazing! My kiddos are asking to make them :)
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  10. Taylor C. October 29, 2015
    Love this review. My entire family love smoothies. Thanks
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  11. Mai Tran October 29, 2015
    This should make the perfect breakfast for me! Love smoothies!
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  12. Shannon October 28, 2015
    This sounds delicious and thank you for your review of this item, sounds great..
    Reply
  13. Amber Ludwig October 28, 2015
    Super fun and great for you!! Im always trying to get more fruits and veggies into my son's diet and this might be just the ticket!! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Linda Manns Linneman October 28, 2015
    This is so cute and oh so healthy. We will be giving this a try soon. Thank you for sharing
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