A friend recently recommended the Nutribullet, mainly because it’s a great piece of design and does exactly what it says on the label, creates nutritional drinks. I already have a blender, a mixer and a juicer, so why would I benefit from a Nutribullet? Because it’s compact, easy to assemble and cleaning it is hassle free! You literally just need to wash the cup and rinse the blade under the tap. Unlike my juicer, there is no waste! You get the benefit of the whole fruit and veg. It converts everything into a nutritional drink so that you’re also getting the fibre, (the mush that is thrown away when you use a conventional juicer).
It’s this simple…
Fill the provided cup with half veg, half fruit, add an optional healthy supplement ie nuts, seeds, add water or an alternative liquid ( how much depends on the consistency you prefer), and attach the cup to the Nutribullet. Extract for approx 30 seconds.
So, here are my favourite 6 nutritional smoothie drinks to help you kick start your day:
Tropical morning smoothie
Recipe: Fill the cup with 1/2 mango (we prefer frozen mango and pineapple pieces) and fresh orange slices, cut into segments, 1/2 pineapple cubed. Add 1/4 cup of Greek yoghurt and top with water. Process for 30 seconds and enjoy!
Strawberry and Kale diet smoothie
Recipe: Pack the cup with kale, add strawberries, fresh or frozen, add 1/4 cup of Greek yoghurt and ice! Process and drink!
Spinach with Green apple
Recipe: 1 cup of coconut milk, pack in the kale or spinach. Add an apple and water for preferred consistency. Process for 10 seconds.
A high protein breakfast smoothie
Recipe: 1 ripe banana, Greek yoghurt, tsp of flax seeds, 1/4 cup oats. Add liquid of choice (water, milk or coconut milk). Remember do not exceed the max line indicated on the cup. Blend until smooth.
Carrot and Pineapple Health juice
Recipe: Fill the cup with carrot and pineapple, add celery and ginger. Add water and blend together. Simple!
Berry Spinach Smoothie
Recipe: 1 banana, 1/4 cup of berries. Add kale and Greek yoghurt. Top up with liquid, preferably water, as a healthier option. Process for 20 seconds.
Note: As with all the Nutribullet recipes, add water or preferred liquid to reach the desired consistency. Never fill above the max indicator. If I need a thinner consistency I blend the ingredients and then split into 2 more cups, add more water and process a second time. This works for me.
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