It’s official: My Nutribullet is my new best friend. Whenever I walk into the kitchen and see it, all shiny and new on the counter, a stupid grin creeps on to my face. Why? Because it’s just so damn handy.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that buying a NutriBullet is a big investment. So it’s important that you know what you’re getting. They start at R1995 for the 600W and go up to R4495 for the RX 10. I have the 600 and guys, this super stylish, superfood nutrition extractor machine has stolen my heart.
It’s changed the way I eat
I don’t really like fruit and I’m never hungry in the morning, so for as long as I can remember, I haven’t eaten breakfast and my fruit intake has been almost zero. The Nutribullet changed all that. Every morning I kickstart my day with a different smoothie, packed with a mix of fruit, veg, and oats. I’m full until lunch and I have boundless energy (sorry, colleagues). If I run out of ingredients and can’t make one, I miss having my breakfast!
Along with smoothies, this powerhouse makes soups, dressings, desserts, ice-creams, dips and sauces in a flash. One of my absolute favourites is a raw gazpacho. I chuck in some water, a few halved tomatoes, half a cucumber in chunks, a chilli, paprika and salt, then give it a blend. Once it’s smooth, I dish it up and top with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and black pepper. It would be delish with a little onion or even garlic, but I haven’t done it because I’m too scared to put them in the cup just incase they leave a taste. Apparently you can also turn rice into rice flour and nuts into nut butter – although I haven’t tried this out yet. Have you?
Ingredients made nutritious
Few blenders out there can break through the smallest, hardest ingredients, and just keep going. The Nutribullet is able to unlock vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that are trapped within the cell walls of veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds, whilst maintaining the fibre that keeps your tummy on the reg, amongst other benefits.
Between trying to lead an active lifestyle and working a full time job, at least the breakfast I normally ignored can now be eaten quickly on-the-go. It takes minutes from start to finish and the cups and lids are dishwasher-safe, so it’s easy to clean. But please note, the blade is not dishwasher safe and must be cleaned by hand.
Recipes for Days!
The NutriBullet is popular globally, which means that there’s a huge variety of recipes online. When you buy one, you also get an eating plan that starts you off on the more “delicious” smoothies for a week or two, and leads you to the more hardcore ones as you get used to them.
It’s really fun to experiment with what you like and with what’s seasonal at the time. To be honest, I base a lot of my choices on which fruit are on special because it can get quite expensive. As an easy guide, you fill your Nutribullet half way with veggies and the other half is filled with fruit, oats, peanut butter, other flavours and superfoods, then fill (roughly) one third with liquid like water, yoghurt or milk!
I recently stopped eating meat at home (yes, I am a flexitarian) and I need to add a bit more protein. So I’m currently experimenting with which works best for me. I’m not sure yet and would love to hear what you think.
If this sounds like something you can get behind, get a NutriBullet here!