A couple of months ago some of my best friends clubbed together and bought me a Nutribullet. I was tired, run down and not eating very well and they wisely thought it would be a good idea to try to get some goodness into me. These super fast blenders are so good for whizzing up healthy drinks as they manage to extract all the nutrients from the fruit, veg and even nuts and seeds you add in. Perfect to add some extra good stuff to your diet when you can’t really be bothered to cook (or even eat!).
Where a traditional juicer has always seemed a bit of a faff, the Nutri Bullet is really easy to use and clean, so rather than it gathering dust on the worktop it’s been getting lots of use. The kids love having a go too, making up their own smoothie recipes. Sadly I haven’t managed to get my eldest to sink any of the green juices, despite thinly veiled promises that ‘it just tastes like banana’ or it’s really just ‘monster juice’ (he’s just not buying it).
I’ve tested a few out on my husband, trying to convince him they have immune-boosting properties to keep him propped up, but as his tastes aren’t what they once were he isn’t too keen!
I’m pretty short on time at the moment – who isn’t? – so I’ve tended to just try out a few recipes and stick to the ones I like, but I’d love to hear from anyone who’s had a go and has a winning combination.
My favourites are:
2 tsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp lacuma powder (a Peruvian fruit, apparently)
1 tsp local honey (or I’ve sometimes used manuka honey)
About 10 almonds
1 handful of fresh spinach or kale
1/2 inch fresh ginger root, chopped
So I’m taking my first foray into juicing and I’m still tired and run down, but I like to think it’s helping me feel better somewhere. I think if I drink one mid-morning it makes me less inclined to reach for the chocolate mid-afternoon.
What do you think?