Homemade or Store-Bought?

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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

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