In the words of Jimmy Buffet, “Summer is here, boat drinks are in the air.”
If you are over the age of 21, what better way to start the summer season than with a nice, frothy umbrella drink. Now we know the NutriBullet makes fabulous nutritional NutriBlasts. However, did you know you could have a little fun with it, too? Take your favorite NutriBlast and zing it up with a little rum (vodka, tequila…. your choice). This way you still get you daily consumption of vitamins and anti-oxidants while having a little fun.
Healthy is always good, but when you need to cut loose on a hot summer day, try an adult NutriBlast. It’s the perfect combination of fruits and your favorite spirit. It brings out that summer sensation we all know and love, plus it’s healthier than having a beer or a cocktail. Here’s one of my summer favorites.
- 1 Banana
- 1 Orange
- 1 Cup Mango – fresh or frozen
- ¼ Cup of Pineapple – fresh or frozen
- 2 T of Hemp Seeds
- 2 OZ of Rum
- 4 Ice Cubes
- Water to Line
- Whip Cream – Optional
Add the ingredients to the NutriBullet, blend and within 30 seconds you have a boat drink that is Jimmy Buffet worthy. NutriBullet is there when you need to creative approach for summer time entertaining. Please enjoy responsibly.
“I have good news,” said the doctor, “she doesn’t have a virus, but a rather interesting case of strep throat, that can be treated.” These were the fateful words that came from my pediatrician’s mouth. Just when you thought spring was in the air and the weather was warming up, zap, the cold front hits. At least in LA. This is usually the most pleasant season for classic Southern California weather. Every year at this time the sun is out, flowers are blooming and people are ready for beach weather, except for this year. The weather has gone from a delightful to frightful, sunny 85 to a chilly rainy 50-degree day overnight. Along with changing temperatures comes a wave of nasty spring colds. This was the situation for my daughter and her awful case of step throat.
When I think of illnesses, the memories of my childhood flood back to me. My mother always had a homemade pot of soup handy for just such of an occasion. To this day she believes soup could cure anything from the strep throat to a broken heart, all while warming your soul. So when my daughter came down with strep throat I new what to do. A good batch of Bubbe’s Tomato Soup would do the trick. It warms sore throats, keeps you hydrated and supplies a lot of goodness, including vitamins.
This tomato soup recipe combines both the nutrition of the NutriBullet recipe along with the love and family goodness of my mother’s. It’s a great way to warm the cockles of your heart on those cold rainy days. Plus, it is so easy to make and taste like you slaved in the kitchen. Your family will think you have gone gourmet.
BUBBE’S TOMATO SOUP
- 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 14.5 oz. can Italian tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup brown rice
- ¼ cup of cashews
- ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)
1 In medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of broth to boil, add rice and reduce heat. Cook for about 40 minutes, check rice package for recommended time.
2 Place tomatoes, 1 cup of broth, onions, garlic and sweet potatoes in a pot.
3 Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, until potatoes are fork soft.
4 Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
5 Place cashews in NutriBullet and grind. Add to soup.
6 In small batches add soup to NutriBullet and puree with extractor blade until smooth.
7 Add brown rice to soup and finish with heavy cream.
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. My daughter is on the mend and the soup worked its magic. Call me crazy, but this really works. My daughter is feeling Nutri-Better courtesy of the NutriBullet. Don’t believe me, ask my mother.
1 heaping Tbsp. raw cacao
1 cup berries (blueberries and raspberries)
1 handful of almonds
1 Tbsp. raw honey
Coconut water to MAX FILL line
Blast for 45 seconds.
Let’s face it, the thought of drinking kale and spinach is not appealing to most people. If you are up on the latest studies about the benefits of superfoods, you know that they are at the top of the list. I remember when I began the NutriBullet program, I was hesitant because I did not like the taste of anything that was green, but I knew that my health depended upon incorporating “green foods” into my diet. Fortunately the NutriBullet program provides delicious recipes and guidance on how to build your own superfood drink depending on tastes and goals.
Since my immediate objective, when trying the program, was to increase my energy and detox my body from the chemotherapy, I decided to begin with the Toxin Cleanser recipe. Aware of my lack of enthusiasm towards vegetables, my husband sat anxiously awaiting my response after taking a sip of my first NutriBlast. We were both surprised at how much I enjoyed the drink. I felt encouraged and excited from that moment, and with good reason.
In addition to the immediate increase in energy, my cravings for my beloved morning coffee and my daily sugary treats subsided; something that I never thought possible. Instead of my constant thoughts of caffeine, carbs and sugar throughout the day, my thoughts turned to which NutriBlast I could whip up next. During the first week I lost five pounds, and it was effortless! The NutriBullet program recommends beginning with one NutriBlast each day for the first week to allow your body to adjust to the mega amounts of nutrients. I have to admit that I started drinking two after the third day because I was so happy feeling the difference in my overall well-being.
Be aware that the following recipe does live up to its name, but you will not regret the benefits of this amazing NutriBlast! Enjoy!
Toxin Cleansing Blast
- 1-2 handfuls of rinsed spinach (I usually add a little kale)
- 1 cored and sliced pear
- 1 banana
- 1 cored and sliced apple
- 1 cup of pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 10 walnuts
Please note: If you are currently on any blood thinning medication and/or receiving chemotherapy, you need to discuss with your physician the medication(s) interaction with certain fruits and vegetables.