Cold and Flu Season


At the risk of jinxing myself, since I began drinking at least one NutriBlast a day, I have been able to avoid coming down with a cold or the flu. My husband… not so fortunate. While he enjoys his NutriBlasts, which are usually my left overs, he travels quite a bit and is exposed more to the variety of contagious illnesses floating around in the universe.

Historically, when my husband has come down with a cold, the symptoms have lasted up to two painfully exhausting weeks. When he recently started showing signs of an oncoming cold, I decided to try some original concoctions on him to see if I could either knock it out of him or lesson the duration of the cold. I will admit that I was not sure what I was doing and he was skeptical, but desperate, so he went along with my plan of action.

While my usual NutriBlasts consist of mostly greens, seeds and Gogi Berries, I experimented with some almost pure citrus drinks for the first two days and as he began to feel better, I started adding greens. Here is an example of the some of the fruits and vegetables that I used in his cold-battling drinks:

  • Orange
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Pineapple
  • Coconut Water
  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Gogi Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Blueberries

I know that you’re probably looking for a specific recipe, but I actually combined as many of the fruits as possible in each drink. As each person is different, some people cannot tolerate as much citrus as others and that’s where the greens come in. My husband has a stomach made of steel, so I was able to ramp up the citrus in his drinks. These fruits taste great combined with the greens!

I am happy to report (and so is my husband), that his cold was gone in three days! Miracle cure, I don’t know for sure. What I do know is that loyal NutriBullet users have an advantage in that they’re building their immune systems to avoid colds and flu. However, in the event of an illness, we can turn to our extractor and fight that illness with healthy ingredients like the ones listed above.

Here’s to staying healthy!

-Shari Pack