Finally! The day has come… my very own Nutribullet! Is it worth all the hype? So far, I think yes.
I was a bit of a cheapskate up until this point, going for all the cheaper, less known brands out there. I now have to say that nothing can compare to that moment when you open the box and it’s just quality, quality, quality!
Now I have to be honest, I didn’t prepare for this too well. Besides bombarding my Pinterest boards with smoothie ideas (and there are a LOT out there), I hadn’t really bought all the ingredients required to “make a perfect smoothie”. But that’s what I like about it. I just threw together a few fruits and items that I had left over in the kitchen and it was a pretty good first smoothie.
The actual Nutribullet (I went for the Nutribullet 600W 12-Piece Set Nutrient Extractor) includes a guide on how to make what, when. I would say it’s good to follow, but honestly I just make whatever healthy shake I feel like that morning, and that seems to do the trick.
A blender like this is perfect for people like me who want to be healthy and get all the good nutrients in but just don’t have the time to eat all the items separately. So you just mash them all in together and take it on the go or down it before you leave – what a win for the day!
What makes this product different as well is that you can throw the whole fruit or vegetable (including skin and seeds, etc) in, which means that you don’t lose any of the nutrients and actual good stuff. Not that it’s the most important thing, but I also like that it’s not too loud when in use. I can actually make a smoothie early in the morning without waking up the whole apartment block. It also doesn’t make me feel like I am operating heavy machinery.
Besides it being a great kick start to a healthy day, it’s actually quite magical to use.
Here is the website link for more detail.
Some of my tips that I have picked up on:
- Use honey to make that kale/spinach/bitter one a little sweeter to taste
- Add water (ice to make it a colder smoothie) to make the consistency a bit smoother
- Rolled oats and yoghurt are good ingredients to keep you fuller for longer
- Flavoured whey protein is a good addition – I just add one scoop
- Fruits I like to use: bananas, kiwis, berries, strawberries
- Rinse the blades immediately after use, otherwise it becomes difficult to keep it clean (especially under the actual blades)
- Instant coffee is a good one to add to a morning smoothie
I will be adding some of my recipes (including a green juice and I also plan to also make protein pancakes using the Nutribullet) as I go along.