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

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Introducing Carrot

We’ve all heard of Apple, but have you heard of Carrot?

It’s the latest trending gizmo you shouldn’t wait to own.

With Carrot, simply lift and chew. That’s it. Carrot works with yoru body to do all the hard stuff, so you can get back to doing what you love.

Check it out below.

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Carrot is available at your local grocer in the produce section.

A homemade Blast is a nutritious and cost effective breakfast or snack. I like to use a variety of different fruits, though most of my favorite summer fruits are not locally available year-round. And, sadly, I’m not a huge fan of the tropical fruit widely available from South America during the winter months. So, I decided to freeze!

By making good use of your freezer, you’ll always have fruit ready to throw in a Blast. One thing to keep in mind, you can freeze ripe fruit at their nutritional peak, including berries, apples, and even veggies like carrots and greens. Frozen, they’ll maintain their nutritional value and you can toss them into your next Blast frozen or slightly thawed for a kick of nutrients and flavor.

And a good produce sale means you’ll have delicious food stowed away for a good while. Not only can you save money, you can buy extra, and freeze it too. By freezing fresh fruit you can take advantage of the bargains. Plus, it’s a real time saver when you’re in rush each morning and can’t wait on a complicated breakfast.

Frozen Fruit

How To Freeze Fruit

  • Prepare fruit: wash and dry fruit, peel and cube if needed. Prepare fruit the way you like it in your Blast. I like chopping mine into 1” chunks.
  • Spread fruit on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in freezer. This prevents fruit from clumping together.
  • Once fruit is frozen, place in freezer bags and label.
  • Return to freezer to be used as needed.

You can do the same thing with the big bags of greens. However, you don’t need to freeze them on a cookie sheet. I buy the economy size bags of pre-washed greens and pop the whole bag in the freezer and break off chunks as needed. You’ll never have a day that you don’t have Blast ingredients on hand! This tip can save you a lot of money on fresh produce.

Convenient as it already it, making a Blast is even easier when the ingredients are NutriBullet-ready. Keeping them frozen allows you to use them as ice cubes – but frozen fruit packs a lot more flavor than regular water. It’s one way to ensure preparing your Blast is convenient and economical.

-Kim Pontius

I’ve been battling fat for a long time now. After shedding my first twenty-five pounds, it feels good to finally hit another major milestone as I climb toward the next one ahead. This quest toward fitness has been a real experience. Sometimes it was good and sometimes it was not very pleasant at all, but, despite my success thus far, I realize that I’ve only just started. I have a long road ahead and that’s okay!

I remember not that long ago in my first exercise classes when the fitness instructor would repeatedly yell out, “Feel your core!” I would think to myself, “I don’t feel anything! It’s surrounded by fat!”

I’d try to inhale hard enough to feel what I thought was “my core,” but I thought I’d end up either hyperventilating or just passing out from lack of oxygen.

A few weeks ago, I was on the elliptical machine, going as hard as my little legs could go, and I experienced a revelation. Right in the middle of my workout, I suddenly felt my belly button going in and out with each breath. Weird, I know, but please note that it has been years since I could inhale and feel my own navel – this is my core! The one I’ve heard about for so long, but never knew!

So, as I take these baby steps toward fitness, I felt like I took a huge leap, discovering this new part of me that I had no idea even existed!

It was a small sign that I’m doing something right and a giant step forward toward my health goals.

What are some health goals you hope to accomplish before the end of the year?

-Delores McCarter

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