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Nutrition made easy - with the NutriBullet!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I saw an infomercial about this cool device called a "NutriBullet". It is like a blender but it is supposed to break things down better to a "macro-nutrient" level. That means your body can absorb the nutrients better.
Just a little background history - I have an iron absorption problem due to IBS and I have a very low iron level. Add to that my hypothyroid issues and the fact that I work night shift, and you have a recipe for absolute exhaustion! I had tried taking iron supplements but that did nothing but upset my IBS and cause nothing but pain and constipation and never raised my iron level. I had other test ruling out anemia and other things but I am amazingly fine except the few issues I mentioned.
So, my wonderful girlfriend got me a NutriBullet for my birthday and I LOVE IT! It came with :
-a base unit
-2 large mixing cups
-2 small mixing cups
-2 emulsion blades
-1 milling blade (for nuts)
- extra stuff like lids and handles for the cups that I don't even use
-recipe book and getting started guide

The way to make a shake is to put 50% greens (spinach, lettuce,etc) and three different kinds of fruit (blueberries, bananas, strawberries) for the other 50% and then add some nuts for the protein (raw, unsalted nuts are best), then add water to the "max" line and screw on the blade/lid, invert and blend.

There are so many recipes! I have my own favorites now. I try to always use spinach (since it has the highest iron level), 3-4 frozen strawberries, 1cup of frozen blueberries, half of a banana (frozen), 2tsp flax seed oil (omega3), 1pk instant oatmeal, tsp cinnamon, 1scoop of vanilla protein powder, a few dates with pits removed and water. YUM! I have one of these everyday and it has more than doubled my iron count in 3 months. I feel more energetic and my mother is even trying to drink one shake a day. I think she is doing and feeling better because of it. It is amazing how good you feel when your body is getting the nutrition it needs.

Here is a few more pictures of the NutriBullet cup and my shake being made.
Anyone else have one of these? I have heard that a vitamix is similar. I love how easy this is to clean. Let me know what you think and if there are any questions you may have that I can answer. The book that comes with it has different sections for different parts of the body - so if you are having digestive issues, you can flip to that section and it will give you recipes to make for improving that part of your body.

What do you do to improve your health through your diet? Got any amazing tips? SHARE!!!!
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    I am awaiting my Nutribullet. Thanks for describing recipes-and for your enthusiasm!

    1712 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Been using my 1969 Avocado Green Oster blender for my daily blueberry smoothies. Rubber gasket about shot and I have to put things in piecemeal and stir, blend, frappe until ready. Weight of contraption difficult for my arthritic hands More than once the contents' blob has belched when I removed the lid resulting in purple goop all over the place. Cleanup a drag.

    So-o-o-o-o, after reading this blog the other day, I read the NutriBullit website, watched the full infomercial and read countless reviews. Spouse picked one up today at Bed, Bath & Beyond with 20% off coupon. Their price $99.99 without coupon for same package at site for $119.99. BB&B good about returns should ours be a lemon. Lot of complaints about lack of service on warranty from manufacturer.

    Thanks for the tip. I had looked at juicers off & on but decided that was not what I needed/wanted.
    1850 days ago
    I got one for Christmas and love it!!! I am drinking my morning "Blast" which consists of cantaloupe, carrots, strawberries, and banana. SO YUMMY!! I am seeing definite results by using it as well.
    1852 days ago
    I have a similar item from Penney's and I love it. I use it mostly for smoothies.
    1855 days ago
    That is so cool. I have a Blendtec I'm in love with. I even make meat patties in it.
    1858 days ago
  • DEE1221
    Your shake looks yummy. I've seen some of the "green" healthy shakes on TV. I'm sure they are very healthy and probably taste great. But to me, they don't look very appealing!

    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    1859 days ago
    How awesome! I've been thinking about getting one since I'm going to school for Nutrition and everyone raves about it. I have learned that spinach in its raw state can actually leech iron out of your body but still love it and would encourage you to branch out and try other greens in addition to the spinach. It's still good! Congrats on increasing your iron level - that is fantastic! It must be working! Your review here makes me want one even more!
    1859 days ago
    Your shakes sound pretty yummy, and healthy, too! emoticon
    1859 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!


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    1859 days ago
    We have a magic bullet here.. does pretty much the same thing. We haven't used it a whole lot but it is awesome! Have fun!
    1859 days ago
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