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!!!!