When I assessed that I couldn’t justify the price of a Vitamix that I’d wanted for so long, I bought a Nutribullet.
The first thing that drew me to the Nutribullet was the lack of mess. I was juicing every morning and the clean up process took away from the joy of the juice! With the Nutribullet just simply fill your chosen cup size up to the marked line with fruit, vegetables and supplements – whatever you choose – add water up to the line which filters in-between your ingredients, screw on the blade lid, blend for 20/30 seconds, and drink.
Nutribullet Recipe Ideas
Watermelon is super hydrating, contains vital nutrients that are excellent for cardiovascular health, and is high in Vitamin C. Studies show that the Choline in watermelon acts as an anti-inflammatory and assists in the absorption of fat. Watermelon is also rich in Lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant. It’s one of my current favourite ingredients in the Nutribullet. Bee Pollen is regarded as one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods. It’s the current health fad and I absolutely love the taste of it! It’s richer in protein than any animal source, and the amino acids can be used directly by the body. Find it HERE
My nephews like this recipe because it’s bright green! The Nutribullet is such a great way of getting fantastic nutrients into children. I can’t imagine my nephews – all aged 6 and under – enjoying tricky Kale without it being blended in this way. Kale is an excellent antioxidant – and the compounds of it convert into isothiocyanates in the digestive tract – heavily believed to work against cancer.
A spoonful of Supergreens turns anything you add it to green! It’s a great way of getting a hit of nutritional goodness into your body including – spirulina and wheatgrass. I used to drink mine mixed with water but it’s much nicer blended!! Chia Seeds are the highest known vegetarian source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Per ounce (and I appreciate you are going to consume less weight of Chia in this comparison) they contain 7.5 times as much Omega 3 as salmon. They are also high in fibre, B Vitamins and Calcium. I sprinkle them on yogurt too.
Banana Pumpkin Seeded
This was a recipe suggestion that I haven’t as yet tried but sounds utterly delicious. I used to take sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds in to school as a snack as opposed to crisps (thank you Mum)!!! Pumpkin seeds are a great source of zinc and are thought to improve insulin regulation. Oat milk is a great dairy substitute particularly if you dislike the nutty tasting alternatives – however if gluten is a problem for you – it’s not gluten free.
Pear adds a kick of sweetness to a vegetable based nutribullet blend whilst being a good source of fibre, vitamins, and potassium. Fresh mint promotes good digestion – and soothes the stomach – it has germicidal qualities which no real surprise freshens breath – although chewing on the actual leaves would probably be more beneficial with that in mind!
Berries (frozen on fresh)
In the case of this simple recipe, substitute the regular water that you add to all blends, for super hydrating coconut water. This is an ideal way to start the day – as most people tend to be most dehydrated as the day starts – and we underestimate the effect that that has on us. I know for me if I am dehydrated I find it very hard to wake up in the morning – it makes a huge difference to me.
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Thank you to all my friends for their Nutribullet ideas. Please feel free to share your favourite blends in the comments section below even if it’s not a Nutribullet that you make yours with – I love hearing and trying other people’s ideas.