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

Raw'kin Snack of the Week

This cake is a beautiful piece of art, it’s entirely quick and easy to make, and it’s totally raw, too. There’s nothing else you could ask for.

Click here for the full recipe from This Rawsome Vegan Life. It only takes a few ingredients, your NutriBullet, and some time in the refrigerator. We’re patiently waiting on ours to firm up, but dinner time calls, and you know what that means! It’s almost time for dessert!

Well, we’ll trust you to wait a little longer than we did. A huge thank you to Emily, the Rawsome Vegan who made this happen. Check out more of her incredible recipes here.

So? What are you waiting for?

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Raw'kin Snack of the Week

This soup is heavenly! Quick and easy to make, and perfect for our newest NutriBullet family member – the NutriBullet Rx – this recipe screams fall with a pleasant and warm flavor that you’ll love. Add your ingredients to the NutriBullet Rx and 7 minutes later, you’ll have piping hot sweet potato soup. Yum!

Thanks to Katherine Kyle of Green Thickies for this delectable recipe. Click here to read more!

What’s your favorite fall soup recipe?

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Inflammation Blast

It’s a bummer getting old. Even being as active as I am, parts of my body creak that aren’t supposed to make noise. Whether it’s the onset of arthritis or I picked something up wrong, it always seems to be the same problem: inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection. It’s an immune response to something that is harmful or irritating to a specific area and marks an effort to heal itself.

Want to make a Blast that douses the flames of inflammation? Here’s a great little drink that is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds.

Pineapple Blast

Inflammation Blast

Ingredients

  • ½ fresh lime, peeled
  • 1 stalk of celery, chunked
  • 1 cup of cucumber with skin
  • ½ cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
  • coconut water to line
  • 3 ice cubes

Directions 

Add all ingredients to your Tall NutriBullet Cup and extract until smooth.

 

Fruits, like pineapple, are a rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants that help quiet the inflammatory noise in the body. Pineapple is well known for containing bromelain, a pain and inflammation-relieving enzyme concentrated in the core of the fruit. Flax seeds are bursting with omega 3 fatty acids, which are also potent anti-inflammatory aids, as well.

Remember, next time you feel a little sore or creaky, try whipping up a Blast before you reach for the Ibuprofen. Add this recipe to your list of anti-inflammatory solutions. Moreover, all the ingredients help reduce inflammation and have a cooling effect. You have nothing to lose, but the pain.

Enjoy!

Kim Pontius