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Saturday, June 15, 2013

I got a NutriBullet for my birthday.
(thanks to DRAGON-CHICK and her blogs and unbelievable success)

It's a whole new world. Breakfast of greens and fruits? My body is in shock, where are the pop tarts?

The user guide doesn't have calorie counts, so I did a little investigating on other websites, and what I found was eye opening. Add some nuts and seeds, and add LOTS of calories without getting to enjoy the taste.

The greens don't add much, but with three or more different fruits like apples, bananas, cups of berries, peaches, mangos, pineapples, etc. and you're up over 400 calories.

And what can we do about the unappetizing color of most smoothies? There is even a spark team devoted to the NutriBullet, but it doesn't seem very active.

I'm a beginner and looking forward to experimenting with my new toy, and my journey to getting healthier. Any ideas, recipes (the good, the bad and the ugly) will be much appreciated.

I'm off to NutriBlast. I wonder how it would taste if I added French fries?

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    Never heard of a Nutra Bullet. It's maybe somehing like a Vitaxix- which I have. It's a darn powerful machine! I can put avacado pits in it, and it pulverizes them in minutes!

    1819 days ago
    Good luck enjoying your new "toy". Wish I had ideas for you, but don't. Enjoy!
    emoticon (hee hee)
    1828 days ago
    I say enjoy trying new things. I use Hemp Protein powder and add banana and collagen, a little vanilla and stevia. It's not the best tasting but really holds off the hunger for hours. I can make myself drink it knowing how good it is for me.

    You can make low calorie smoothies with just strawberries and one banana and stevia as well.
    Good luck with your new toy.
    Have a terrific day.
    1830 days ago
    Sounds interesting!
    1830 days ago
    Happy belated birthday, Elle! What a great gift! emoticon
    1831 days ago
    I assume it makes smoothies, right?
    I always add baby spinach to my smoothies- you can't really taste it and it adds protein and fiber.
    I always use plain Greek yogurt and some kind of frozen fruits or berries.
    I use diet cranberry juice for the liquid.
    My smoothies usually have about 20 gr of protein, 3 fruits and veggies, and about 200 calories.
    They are my normal after workout mini-meal, although if it's for a meal, I have toast with PB also.
    Have fun!

    1831 days ago
    I haven't tried the veggie smoothies... sounds so gross. I love fruit smoothies though :) Good luck with it!
    1831 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Elle, just went onto Natural Remedies & noticed CTUPTON had blogged about a Nutribullet recipe! Looked pretty good . . . check it out! emoticon
    1831 days ago
  • CAROL_31649731
    Nice, "healthy" idea for a b-day present! Enjoy experimenting with it. Might want to check out Dr. Oz's website (or spark team) for a look-see for recipes. He loves the health smoothies!
    1831 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    i wonder if i could mix up fruits and greens in a regular bullet??? mine is an el cheapo knock off, but its good for mixing up my protein shakes.
    i really need a jumpstart or kickstart or kick in the seat of the pants or something.
    have lingered at one weight for so long ive set up an address here, lol.
    good to see you on and hope the juicing is working for you, i might take it up after vacation.
    i mean who am i kidding, i know i am gonna hit the juice, the margaritas and pina coladas for sure.
    1831 days ago
    I think I've heard of this. But I don't know a lot about it. But I hope you have a good experience w/ it and it helps you the way you want it to! :)
    1831 days ago
    I've been thinking of getting one - but like you said the calories add up fast and I find I much more enjoy 'chewing' the foods than drinking them.
    1831 days ago
    have fun with your new toy. yes those nuts and seeds have al ot of calories but also protein and fiber especially almonds are good for us. Have you tried almond milk for your smoothies?
    1831 days ago
    I was so grateful for your idea of blueberries! YUM.

    Pop tarts... yum!!!!

    1831 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    hmm i cant speak to this personally, but my boss got a nutribullet and lost TONS of weight (and she didnt even have that much to lose!). i know that she makes soups in it for lunch? this might not be very helpful haha...but i would recommend sticking with it if you like it, because it definitely seems to work!
    1831 days ago
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