Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NutriBullet (My New Toy)

 Hello once again! I have been so busy the past couple of months with other projects I am working on, that is, my landscaping business, that I have not blogged for so long.  I know, that is a sin in blog world.  But Veggie Girl and I are back with exciting things to share with you.

I recently purchased a new toy, the NutriBullet, after watching late-night informercials on TV.  It took me weeks to convince myself to buy it, but I finally gave in.  And boy am I happy.

The whole concept around the NutriBullet is to introduce fruits and veggies into your diet by way of "extracting" as they call it through this machine.  It's different than a juicer because a juicer discards the pulp, while this one extracts everything into a drink they call "Nutriblast," that is highly absorbable by our body.

While I do eat veggies, it is not always my first choice on the menu.  This one allows me to eat fruits and veggies together everyday.  This product also slowly introduces your body to a new way of eating by starting you off with mild flavored veggies in the beginning, and slowly work your way to the more potent tasting vegetables.  For starters, they want you to mix 50% veggies, 50% fruit, add water, "blast" and that's it.  If you want more information on this product, go to

Let me share with you a "Nutriblast" recipe I made today:

Ingredients:  Apples (with skin, no seeds), bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and a handful of spinach.  All of the above ingredients are fresh.
Put the softest of the ingredients at the bottom of the cup, with the hardest ingredient at the top.  That makes the hardest ingredient closest to the blade.  Here I started with spinach at the bottom, followed by blueberries, strawberries, banana, apples and chia seeds.  Fill the cup with water to Max. line.  Although NutriBullet recommends to use water, I did add the juice of two small freshly squeezed orange juice.  Cover the cup tightly with the blade extractor and you are ready to "blast."

Place the cup on the machine, turn onto the base, and watch the ingredients blend as they get "extracted."

A really delicious, healthful, and filling drink that I really enjoy.  I believe you will too.
Chia seeds is one of the nutrition "boosts" that NutriBullet recommends. It is high in protein, Omega-3, and it supposedly expands to make you feel full, thus curbing your appetite. Have fun making your own recipes. -GG-


Catherine said...

Looks like another good source of omega 3. But' me I will stick with my krill oil supplement.

Gingham Girl said...

Thank you Catherine. I heard krill oil is good too. :-)

pat said...

i love that that this thing actually grinds up the skin, seeds, pulp and all almost 100%--however, I do NOT like that for some reason--even when i am certain i have the top or actually the bottom on TIGHT--sometimes it still leaks and drips into the mechanism...and this is going to kill the darn thing sooner rather than later because the only way to clean it is to run water on it. NOT GOOD for such an expensive item.

Gingham Girl said...

Hi Pat, before I purchased my NutriBullet, I read up on the reviews, and that is one of the items mentioned by some reviewers, that it leaked. Fortunately for me, that has not happened. Have you tried calling the manufacturer and see what they can offer you? I hope they can give you a replacement. Thanks for sharing. -GG-

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