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.
- 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
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.
I’ve been an advocate of the NutriBlasting lifestyle for two years now. I absolutely love being a Blaster and I’ll tell anyone that will listen about my adventures. However, despite my excitement, I’m no expert! I certainly make my share of mistakes along the way. I am still learning a lot and this keeps it interesting for me.
I love reading posts from people who have just made their first Blast and who absolutely loved it. I’m always there to lend a hand and I love offering suggestions, but I hate telling people what to do! One of the great things about NutriBlasting is that the experience is super versatile. I can create a different Blast every day if I wanted to and I have so much fun doing it.
What’s the one bit of advice for NutriBlasting newbies?
Be adventurous and experiment, but if you’re new to the whole thing, start with the produce you like the most. My taste buds are not the same as someone else’s and what may taste awesome to me may not taste that great to someone else. The fun is figuring it all out!
I am glad to see more of my friends, family members, and acquaintances from near and far discovering this adventure for themselves. Have fun and let me know, what’s your favorite Blast?
New to NutriBlasting? Try this tasty Blast, perfect for beginners.
Beet the Competition
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
- 1-2 chunks raw beet
- 1 Tbsp Superfood SuperBoost
- Coconut water to the MAX line
- Blast for 30 seconds, or until smooth.
Summer is officially over! The kids are back in school, vacation’s over, and life is slowly returning to normal. Nevertheless, the light and fresh spirit of summer does not have to end. Tell me, what screams “summer” more than a nice, refreshing NutriBlast made with tropical fruits on a hot day?
I came across the idea for this Blast when my family was headed to the beach. I wanted a drink that I could sit back, read a book and enjoy the sun with – something tropical. Mango was perfect and using it in a NutriBlast creates the perfect, sunny concoction!
Besides being delectable tropical treats, mangos have their fair share of health benefits, too. Just one cup of mango provides 3 grams of fiber, which helps foster healthy digestion, along with a beneficial dose of vitamin A, C and folic acid. They also contain enzymes for breaking down proteins, improving digestion.
Mango Pineapple Blast
- 1 mango peeled, cut and seeded, or 1 cup frozen
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen
- handful of baby kale
- ¼ cup of raw almonds
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk to MAX line
- 3 ice cubes
Add all ingredients to the large NutriBullet cup, extract until smooth and enjoy the beach!
This Blast is a tasty treat that the entire family will enjoy! To turn this into the perfect beach drink, add a little rum and a drink umbrella. It’s simple, healthy, and will help preserve the relaxing feeling summer that we all crave. As usual, feel free to take creative liberties.
Raw'kin Snack of the Week
It’s no secret – we love chia pudding. Just take a look at some of the recipes we’ve collected here and here and here. Well, no doubt, when we saw this recipe for Chocolate Chia Pudding from Angela Liddon on Oh She Glows, we just couldn’t resist!
Sweetened naturally with dates and a generous helping of cacao – or less generous, cacao at your own discretion! – this creamy treat is full of antioxidants and is entirely raw, vegan, gluten-free and contains no added sugars.
Check out the full recipe here and let us know, how do you chia?
I am not a morning person. Never have been, never will be. I have a difficult time waking up, and if I miss my morning cup of joe, I feel groggy the entire day. That was until I discovered adding one little extra ingredient to my morning NutriBlast— ginger!
Unlike coffee, ginger does not contain caffeine. Nevertheless, the heat that is packed into this little root is sure to rub the sleep out of your eyes and prepare you for your day. It just so happens, ginger is healthful in so many other ways – it improves the absorption of essential nutrients by the body. It also can help relieve nausea and ease a sore throat and congestion. On top of all this, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that can help bring relief to joint pain, so if you wake up full of aches and pains, this is another huge plus.
I came up with this recipe one morning when we were all out of coffee. I had a spare piece of ginger root leftover from the stir-fry I made for dinner the previous night, and decided to add it to my morning Blast to see what would happen. The drink was delicious! It had the perfect amount of zing to wake me up, with just a little kick!
- 1 inch piece of ginger peeled
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 2 handfuls of spinach or other greens
- 3 ice cubes
Add all ingredients into the large NutriBullet cup, extract until smooth and enjoy!
Ginger is now a regular part of my morning routine. It allows me to wake up and get ready to go, without any caffeine. Now, if I skip my morning cup of coffee, no big deal. I know I can rely on my favorite root to do the trick just fine. As usual, feel free to take creative liberties.