One of the things that I enjoy the most is supporting my fellow NutriBlasters. Encouraging them to get the most out of their Blasting experience makes me happy. I look forward to sharing my Blast recipes with others and each new day brings a new recipe.

I rock out some great Blasts and I believe the best way to make a great Blast is to start with your taste buds. I started out with my favorite fruits and veggies with one exception: Kale. I didn’t eat kale. I barely knew what it was. However, I knew the juicing community loved kale, so I jumped in and bought a bunch of it. Thankfully, I loved kale from the start!

I wrote down all the veggies and fruits that I could think of and highlighted the ones I liked the most. Then, I went shopping with those items in mind. I figured that if I already liked those items, they’d help make my NutriBlasts taste good, too. It was a great strategy because I’ve made a lot of great Blasts.

Recently, I printed out a partial list of recipes that I created over a few months. That list was over nine pages long. The process has been exciting and like they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

I will continue sharing my recipes for those who would like them and I certainly hope they will inspire others in making their NutriBlasts.

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Taste the Rainbow Blast

  • kale
  • savoy cabbage
  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 4-5 frozen cherries
  • 4-5 frozen mangoes
  • Splash of coconut water
  • 1/2 NutriBullet Cup of almond milk
  • cold water to the MAX line

-Delores McCarter

Raw'kin Snack of the Week

A little pumpkin spice and everything nice! This amazing recipe from Oh She Glows has got us in the fall spirit. Entirely raw and vegan, this nut butter is creamy and delicious, and the pumpkin addition not only helps put us in the holiday spirit, but helps lighten up this recipe. So snack on guilt-free as the fall winds blow outside. Yum!

Click here for the full recipe.

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Sports Recovery Blast

One of the most important parts of a workout is the recovery – making sure your body has the proper nutrients to replenish itself. This crucial step will restore your energy and help repair your muscles.

And there are so many commercial drinks out on the market that claim to help you do this. Sure, they help replenish your body’s electrolytes, but they are also high in sugar and unnatural additives. Being a runner, I decided to investigate this problem and eventually came up with a simple solution: homemade sports recovery drinks!

After experimenting with different recipes, I eventually found one that I liked. It is unbelievably simple and contains three vital ingredients: bananas, yogurt and milk. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, both of which are essential for healthy muscle function. Milk is full of protein, calcium and carbohydrates. Finally, yogurt, just like milk, has protein, calcium and carbs, but also has healthy bacteria that can help fight off colds. This concoction is a refreshing reward after a hard morning workout.

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Sports Recovery Drink

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • almond milk to the line
  • 3 ice cubes
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to the small NutriBullet cup. Blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth.

Since I have started drinking this combination after my morning runs, I feel re-energized, satisfied and ready to take on the day. As usual, feel free to take creative liberties.

Happy running!

Kim Pontius

Autumn is upon us! Unfortuantely for our waistlines, this also means the holiday season is upon us – a season ripe with big meals and lots of dessert! But we’ve got the perfect fall recipe to keep your waistline tiny and your belly happy. Our very own NutriBullet RD Sarah Lefkowitz shares her favorite fall Blast, a Blast perfect for keeping your holiday tummy in check.

Waistline Shrinker

Ingredients

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • water to the max line

Add ingredients to your Tall Cup and extract for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Everyone loves a cold creamy milkshake on a hot summer day! Could there be anything better? The mixture of ice cream and milk hits the spot and satisfies the taste buds. However, most milkshake are full of fat and wasted calories. Of course, we can make something much healthier and just as tasty in the NutriBullet!

One of my favorites is the classic peanut butter and banana milkshake. Peanut butter was invented in 1890 as a meat protein substitute (whodathunk? – just two tablespoons of peanut butter contains seven grams of protein) and, despite their name, peanuts are not actually part of the nut family. They are considered legumes, cousins to the beans.

Bananas, on the other hand, are one of the most common fruits you can find. They are inexpensive and available all year long. They supply many vitamins and are rich in potassium, vitamin C and fiber and can easily be incorporated into most recipes, especially milkshakes!

Put peanut butter and bananas together and you have a winning combination of protein and vitamins. Here’s a version of a milkshake that’s healthier than the old variety and just as much fun!

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Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 2 scoops of Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of non-fat milk or milk substitute (almond milk, coconut milk, etc.)

Add all ingredients to your tall NutriBullet cup and extract. Add a dollop of whipped cream, if you dare!

This milkshake Blast tastes like a peanut butter sandwich, but is rich in nutrients and flavor. It’s a good source of protein, vitamins and fun. For variety, try adding a little natural, raw cacao powder. As usual, please take creative liberties.

Enjoy!

-Kim Pontius