One of my favorite breakfast meals is a smoothie aka NutriBlast made with my MagicBullet NutriBullet. I got mine six months ago and have been using it faithfully ever sense. Let me state, before I go any further, that I am not being compensated for this post, in other words, it is not a sponsored post. It is just a product I enjoy and I wanted to share with you.
I like the idea of starting out my day with a green smoothie. I am getting many nutrients that I may fail to get the rest of the day, from the healthy greens, the different fruits, and the extras that I add in for even more umph (or is it oomph?). Sometimes I also add other veggies like broccoli or carrots. The great thing is that I can add whatever I want or whatever I have on hand. And its all in a convenient cup that I can take with me if I need to.
I purchased mine from Bed Bath & Beyond for $89.99 before a 20% discount, bringing the price to $71.99. I looked at the one being advertised on TV, supposed to be a buy one get one free deal, but after the shipping and handling fee (an extra $39.90) plus $119.94 for the products (Total of $154.84) they still ended up at $79.92 each. Hummm, no thanks. I purchased a blue one, but it also comes in green and red.
My NutriBullet came with a recipe book, a pocket guide, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, a milling blade, an extractor blade, and some tops and rings.
I looked at the recipe book just enough to figure out how to make a basic "NutriBlast" and I was off! I have never used the recipe book for anything else, however it does have some delicious sounding recipes and lots of helpful advice that I really should go back and check out again. But, really I just use what I have. I do try to add foods that help with inflammation like ginger root or turmeric root (watch out they can have a very strong flavor, especially the turmeric), berries, or pineapple.
If you don't like green smoothies this mixer/blender will make a great fruit smoothie too. You can also use coconut water or other liquid instead of water.
Here is what I do....
Fill the tall cup about half way with an organic dark leafy green like kale or baby spinach.
Add some frozen or fresh fruit. Whatever I have on hand at the time. I do try to mix it up.
|A also freeze bananas if they start to get too ripe.|
I like the idea of consuming the whole food, not just the juice like when you use a juicer. I wanted to get all the fiber and all the nutrients!
|Chia Seeds and Turmeric Root|
But all has not been perfect! I did have one problem with my NutriBullet. When I first started using it, it would leak sometimes, a real mess! I would screw the bottom on as tight as I could and it would still leak. It became very frustrating. Then I started to think that maybe the chia seeds or other matter was getting under the gasket so I took it out and cleaned it. Result...no leaking. Now I just make sure I keep the gasket and area under the gasket clean and I have no problem. My step-daughter was visiting and began to start her day with a NutriBlast too so when she got home one of the first things she did was buy one. Soon she told us she was also having a problem with leaking. I told her what had worked for me, she tried that, and now she has no problems with it either.
I hope you enjoyed this review and would love to hear your comments or questions! ♥