The Greener Blast!


Like most people, my life consists of not enough time, too little energy, too much work and a general feeling of being overwhelmed – sound familiar? If you’re struggling with a similar juggling act, it’s easy to forget to eat until you are famished and heading to the closest drive-thru. Well, I have discovered something that has changed my life,  the ultimate green NutriBlast. Not only am I getting my daily dose of fruits, veggies and fiber, but it has taken the term “fast food” to a whole new level!

About two years ago, I began a daily routine of starting my mornings with a Blast made of dark leafy greens. It gave me energy and it transformed my body from the inside out. Leafy green Blasts are great way to get your vitamins and detox your body at the same time. Did you know you could use them as a complete meal replacement too? By adding an extra boost of nuts, oats or other healthy proteins to your Blast, it will fill you up and keep you energized all morning. In this simple way, any Blast can be turned into a fast food meal!

A few tips for the newbies: don’t just throw things into the NutriBullet. Chances are it’ll taste nasty and end up in the sink. Start with a simple formula of 60% fruit to 40% leafy greens. Add in your favorite protein boost and some liquid – voilà!

I hope you are hungry – this breakfast Blast will keep you full and energized until lunch.

The Greener Blast

The Ultimate Green Blast

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup mango
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 1 stalk of celery, chopped
  • large handful of spinach
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 ice cubes
  • water to the line

Add all ingredients to the tall NutriBullet cup and extract.

This Blast provides plenty of calories, protein, vitamins and fiber. It’s perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch.  The fruit combination is a wonderful blend to mask the celery and leafy greens. Feel free to substitute any other leafy greens you desire. To save time, I make my Blast the night before and in the morning add ice and extract – “fast food” without the drive-thru!


Kim Pontius