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Frozen Mojito

I just discovered the coolest, most refreshing drink – the frozen mojito! It is so simple and easy and you can whip up a batch in your NutriBullet. Mojitos are my mixed drink of choice when I go to a restaurant. I love the taste of the simple sugar mixed with fresh mint and lime. However, those sugary calories can add up.

Lately, I’ve been cutting back on alcohol for my health’s sake. It fills me up and makes me feel bloated, so I’m trying to fill my body up with healthier foods. This way I crave less of the bad stuff and save room for the green stuff!

Problem solved! I created a frozen mojito with the same delicious flavor as a regular version, but in the form of a healthy, whole food NutriBlast.

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Frozen Mojito

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of fresh mint
  • 1 lime peeled and sectioned
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 3 ice cubes
  • club soda to the max line
  • dash of honey or agave – optional

 Directions

Add all ingredients to your large NutriBullet cup and extract until smooth. Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh mint and lime. This recipe is made without rum, but please feel free to add a little if needed.

 

Mint and lime give the Blast its mojito taste. Both have strong flavors so be careful not to add too much. Spinach adds substance and a nice green color to the Blast. The frozen banana adds a natural mild sweetness to the drink and gives it a great consistency. If you want, add a touch of honey or agave to make it sweeter.

Green Blast still get a bad rep and sound weird to some people. Well, green drinks are not just for the super healthy, anymore! You’ll never believe that this super delicious tropical concoction is actually a healthy green Blast in disguise. Throwing a party? This mojito is the perfect drink recipe for all occasions.

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius

I love to see the seasons change and autumn is a wonderful time of year. There is just something so natural and earthy about the fall season. Apples and leaves fall from the trees and the colors of vibrant reds, oranges, greens, and browns are brought to the forefront in nature and even in fashion.

And delicious new foods like squash, pumpkin, pecans, walnuts, apple cider, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon are available to enhance my culinary delights. Have you tried using these in your NutriBlasts? There is nothing more soothing than a pumpkin smoothie with walnuts, raw honey, nutmeg, and almond milk.

Cacao nibs or cacao powder can also give a Blast a deep flavor that is absolutely incredible. It’s a little too decadent to have every day for me, so I save my cacao nibs and powder for the times when I need an extra special treat.

This time of year brings a great opportunity to try new Blast recipes or enhance a favorite recipe with something new and different. The internet is full of ideas! I’ve found many recipes online by searching or browsing NutriLiving.com that have inspired my own inventions. They are also books on juicing that I use for inspiration. Instead of juicing the produce, I extract them in the NutriBullet. Even a quick glance at a picture can inspire a great tasting NutriBlast.

I encourage NutriBlasters to try something new and different this season. You just may fall in love with a new favorite!

-Delores McCarter

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Fall Pumpkin Blast

Ingredients

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp raw, organic honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • Almond milk to MAX line

Instructions

Blast for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Raw'kin Snack of the Week

Part of what makes this recipes so amazing is its simplicity. A few ingredients brought together for a few minutes, and you have the most delectable raw, vegan cashew cream you could possibly imagine!

Thanks to Lauren from Me and the Mountains for this recipe – click here to read the full recipe and start making it yourself.

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Recently, I’ve noticed more people on the nutrition bandwagon in my neighborhood. Several new juice and smoothie bars have opened up all over town. So, since I consider myself a NutriBullet Blasting connoisseur, I thought I would check out the buzz around my hood. Sad to say – it was disappointing. At one of the new places (a big franchise, no less), their idea of a nourishing drink was sports powder (their own brand) dumped into a cup of water and blended. This was their interpretation of nutritional meal replacement. As it turned out, not only was it was disgusting, I was charged $6.00 for it! Sigh, another sugar-dense drink sold under a façade of a healthy alternative to real nutrition.

Surely, there must be a way to drink fruits and veggies without turning them into another nutrition nightmare or a complicated mess! The simplest solution? Make your own! This way, you know exactly what’s going into your drink and can control the amount of sugar and calories. Plus, by using the NutriBullet, you will ensure a perfectly extracted Blast, every time. And, don’t forget – homemade is good for your wallet, too! Homemade Blasts are so much cheaper than store-bought, especially when you take advantage of the produce on sale, buy in bulk and freeze.

Making a Blast is even easier when the ingredients are NutriBullet-ready. Keeping your fruit and veggies frozen allows you to use them instead of ice cubes, packing it a lot more flavor without watering your drink down. It’s one way to ensure preparing your Blast is convenient and economical.

Homemade VS Store Bought copy

Kim’s Favorite Blast

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ orange or small clementine, frozen
  • ½ small pineapple, frozen
  • ½ cup mixed berries, frozen
  • big handful of greens
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • water to MAX line

Directions

Add all ingredients to your NutriBullet Tall Cup, extract and enjoy.

There are so many more health benefits to making your own NutriBlasts compared to buying something from a juice or smoothie bar. Whether it’s calorie control or other health benefits, you can create the perfect Blast by adding your own ingredients to the mix and extracting. Personally, I feel the benefits of homemade vs. store bought are worth the extra time and taste much better. In the words of my family, “It’s made with love!”

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius

Do you talk to yourself when you NutriBlast? I’m not embarrassed to admit it – I do!

Honestly, it’s pretty funny. I’ve caught myself talking out loud in my office a few times as I sip on my Tall NutriBullet cup. “Oh, that’s good!”

I try to make my NutriBlasts tasty and, most days, I’m successful. In fact, some days, I really knock it out of the ballpark! My breakfast can be absolutely fantastic, from the first sip to the final slurp of the straw! And, as someone who gets bored pretty quickly, I’m surprised I’ve been able to adopt NutriBlasting as a lifestyle choice.

And yes, others talk to me about my Blasts, too! While I’m ooh-ing and ahh-ing, my officemates crack jokes about my “pond scum,” or my “green goo,” but I laugh right on with them and feel confident because I know that I’m doing my body good. After all, they’re entitled to their skepticism and I thoroughly enjoy the benefits of drinking my delicious smoothies every morning.

The cool blend of berries, nuts, almond milk, protein powder, a hint of kale, it tastes more like a milkshake than anything else. Now, my tastebuds crave the delicious flavor and my body enjoys the nutrition. With every sip, I can’t help but smile.

So, it’s no surprise I talk to myself; I love every minute of it!

Healthy Green Juice Smoothie Drink

Try this recipe for a delicious breakfast treat!

Breakfast Gone Bananas!

Ingredients

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup plain, Greek yogurt
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp SuperFood Protein Boost
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Almond milk to MAX line

Directions

Extract in your Tall Cup for 25 seconds, or until smooth.

Enjoy!

-Delores McCarter