It’s that time of the year: when we all have good intentions to get into the best shape. We get into detox mode, start some new healthy eating habits and adventure into new workout routines. Those new resolutions are never easy to keep up with, but with a little help from my new found love (aka Mr. NutriBullet), I might be able to get some nutritious breakfasts on the go to get us started, help detox for day and get the kids to enjoy some healthy smoothies.
Now I confess, I am obsessed with my NutriBullet. Every morning, I am creating drinks also known as Nutriblasts. Instead of juicing, where you lose most of the nutrients retained in the fibres, this technology uses a 600 / 900 watt motor with cyclonic action and patented extractor blades that breaks down and pulverizes the stems, seeds, and skins where most of the essential nutrition lies – unlike juicers and blenders.
Another big benefit of the Nutribullet over Juicers is that it’s a lot easier to use, prepare, clean and store. It’s super compact with no assembly required. Just fill the cup with ingredients, screw the milling blade cover on and push down into the base to get it working – easy, convenient (and affordable!).
I am no nutritionist or health advisor (you can find plenty of recipes and many tips online on how to use the Nutribullet to suit your needs) – but here’s how I incorporate this “extraction machine” into our family routine.
When and What?
Breakfast on the go. Every day I create a “ powerful nutriblast” to kick start the day and make sure we all get the nutrients, antioxidants and energy to keep going! Combine baby spinach, apple, pineapple, banana, kiwi, coconut water, flax seeds and some lemon for freshness. Make sure to use enough liquid to avoid a pasty texture.
Snack time or weekend breakfast for the kids
Simple no brainer combine banana, mix berries and coconut water . Try to sneak some greens in there to optimize your kids nutrient intake. A small handful of vegetables along with the fruit, especially spinach or avocado because of its mild taste. They’ll never know!
A yummy treat for the whole family
Hot Chocolate Blast, a rich cream concoction or pick me up treat.
Fight the flu
Boost your immunity with this refreshing, relaxing citrus and ginger recipe.
Nutella wanna be
Nutritious delight, a guilt free recipe from Deliciously Ella.
Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your NutriBullet
– Use it for nutrition, so think green and berries.
– 50% fruits 50% vegetables is a good ratio
– Use coconut water to add nutrients with an array of health benefits
– For breakfast blend include some banana or avocado for a creamy texture and to remain satiated for a few hours.
– Add “super food” to boost your health, play with different combinations that include chia, cacao nibs, flax seed, hemp, wheatgrass… Also think about healthy fat and proteins like nut butters or almond milk.
– Use NutriBullet to target some health issues including colds, detox, skin problems, weight loss and more…
– Download the app for inspiring idea and easy shopping list
– Add some pre-made boost like a “Smoothie Bomb“, quick way to to increase overall vitamin, mineral, protein, iron and fibre intake.
– Take advantage of all the great organic options in Dubai (check out the Sassy Mama Guide to Organic Dubai here).
Details and retails
There’s the original 600 watts Nutribullet machine with a 24 oz cup, the Nutribullet PRO 900 watts with a 32 oz cup or the Nutribullet RX 1700 watts with a 45 oz cup.
The main difference between these three versions is the power of the motors (watts). A higher wattage of motor will have more power. I am so happy with my 600 watts but would be interested in the Nutribullet RX 1700 watts for its heating capacity (perfect for soups!).
The NutriBullet comes with a recipe book and some great suggestions, but its also good fun to play with different ingredients and come up with your flavour combination. Have fun, and get the kids involved. Blast your way to health mamas!