I love waking up to a cup of coffee in the morning! There’s something comforting and peaceful about the experience – not to mention, I’m fond of the energy boost the caffeine provides, as well!
About twice a week, I enjoy skipping off to one of those gourmet coffee shops and having the barista whip me up a nice, ice blended mocha. There’s something so indulgent about drinking a decadent coffee topped with a big shot of whipped cream. Then I heard some shocking news. One small drink has roughly 400 calories, 8 grams of fat and 38 grams of sugar, and that’s without the whipped cream! Then, of course, there’s the expensive price tag. That’s a lot of fat, sugar and money!
I started experimenting with recipes and found one that incorporates using my leftover morning brewed coffee. I just pour the leftovers into an ice cube tray and freeze. Super convenient and cost effective.
NutriBullet’s Ice Blasted Mocha
- 4 – 5 ice cubes of frozen coffee or 1 cup instant coffee, cooled
- 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder or hot chocolate powder
- almond milk or milk alternative to the MAX line
- whipped cream – optional
Add everything to your Short NutriBullet Cup, extract and enjoy! I like to top mine off with just a touch of whipped cream (can’t lose all the decadence!)
A nice homemade Ice Blasted Mocha is a perfect morning or midday treat. It’s also a great way to utilize leftover coffee. Honestly, this is better, healthier and cheaper than the coffee shop’s version!
Raw'Kin Snack of the Week
If these flavors aren’t making you salivate, you’re on the wrong page!
A quick whirl in your NutriBullet, and these raw, gluten-free, vegan ingredients will combine to make a tasty pudding you never expected. Thanks to Leela Cyd over at The Kitchn for developing this scrumptious recipe. It also serves as a good reminder to keep your pantry stocked with cardamom, a flavorful spice that’s great for digestion and detoxification.
Try it today! For the full recipe, click here.
I have been NutriBlasting for over two years now. I feel pretty confident in my abilities to come up with the right balance of taste and nutrition that works for me. However, it hasn’t always been Nutri-bliss! I jumped into the NutriBullet program head first. I was determined to make each and every Blast delicious and healthy. Boy, was I wrong. Some were so disgusting, they went directly down the sink. Nevertheless, my determination prevailed and now I’m an expert Blaster.
Then I started thinking, if I had problems getting started and staying motivated, I’m sure there are others just like me. There is so much material out there on what’s healthy and what’s not, the information is endless. You can go vegetarian, carb-free, gluten-free or try any of the latest fad diets. After all, nutrition is very personal. Everyone has his or her own dietary needs. Usually, what works best for one person does not necessarily work for another. The important thing is to have both short and long term goals and to stay MOTIVATED!
What I have learned is to start simple and have a plan. What are your goals and how can you achieve them? Is it weight loss? Lowering your cholesterol? General health issues and overall wellbeing? Make a list of fruits and veggies you like – there’s plenty of them out there. Start with combinations that sound familiar and each day try adding something new. Keep a list of what works and doesn’t work for you. The NutriBullet recipe book is a great place to start. It’s loaded with recipes, helpful hints and a journal in the back.
Here’s a simple, delicious, not too green Blast to help get you started. This makes a good base recipe for most morning Blasts. It can be tweaked for every individuals taste!
- 1 banana
- ½ orange
- ½ cup of pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup berries, any combination, fresh or frozen
- handful of spinach
- ¼ cup of almonds, raw
- 2 – 3 ice cubes
- water to line
Add all ingredients to your Tall NutriBullet Cup and extract.
You will be amazed how easy and tasty this Blast can be! To help make things easier and keep me motivated, I make my Blasts the night before and extract in the morning. This way I have no excuse not to have breakfast. Gradually, try adding more greens to your drinks. At first, I thought spinach and kale only belong in salads. Now, I can’t imagine a Blast with out them!
Raw'kin Snack of the Week!
This limeade recipe is not only gorgeous to look at, but is a vitamin powerhouse that will strengthen your immune system with some scrumptious lime and keep your digestive system on track with a kick of ginger.
Thanks to Amy of Fragrant Vanilla Cake for this recipe you’re sure to love.
Wow – summer is finally here! It’s my favorite season. The kids are out of school, BBQs are going on and there’s family fun galore! Tropical drinks are also on the menu now, meaning pretty colors, fun flavors, and a bit of alcohol for the wild ones! To quote my favorite pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, “Why is the rum always gone?” Well, not today! Nothing compliments a party better than a pitcher full of fruity beverages, courtesy of my trusty NutriBullet.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Alcohol is optional and should be consumed responsibly. You can leave it out entirely or sub for your preferences. No pressure! The shining star is really the tropical fruit and their fresh, summer flavor.
What exactly is meant by the term ‘tropical fruit’ anyway? These are fruits grown in tropical or subtropical climates close to the equator, where the weather is warm and humid year round. Most fruits are larger in size and brightly colored. They are bursting with flavor, full of vitamins and fiber, too. They are the perfect addition to a summertime gathering and a NutriBlast.
- 1 banana
- ½ cup of chunked pineapple, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup of chunked mango, fresh or frozen
- handful of spinach
- coconut water or pineapple coconut water to max line
- 3 ice cubes
- Rum, to taste – optional
- whipped cream topping – optional
Add all ingredients except the rum to the tall NutriBullet cup and extract. Pour into two cups; add rum and a shot of whip cream if desired.
A tropical Blast is like taking a quick culinary vacation to the Caribbean! This drink has some of my favorite fruit and veggies. It’s also perfect as breakfast or a snack (without the rum!) Try adding papayas and oranges for a different flavor combination. The possibilities are endless!
Happy Summertime Blasting!