My obsession with my Nutribullet started in April 2012.
It was love at first sight.
I even remember where I was and how I felt. It was a beautiful Easter weekend, spring was in the air and I bounced over to Bed, Bath and Beyond and later to Trader Joe's to stock up on blend-able veggies.
I was reading the book The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health at the time, and was deeply fascinated on the concept of flooding your body with alkaline-forming foods to combat our overly acidic diet and lifestyle and ward of disease and cancer AND lose weight.
I continue to use mine almost every day, sometimes 3-4 times a day. I've bought my parents one as a gift (in the spirit of good health of course, but also to use while I visit home!) and brought over my older model to my boyfriend's place.
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Without further adieu, my praise:
1. Drinking my Vegetables.
Nine servings a day?! Yeah, soooo, only 1% of the American population hits the recommend amount. I love that I can throw in rotating greens of spinach, romaine, chard, kale and bok choy and add in 2-3 veggie servings to my breakfasts or snack.
2. Green Ice-cream Smoothies.
I've perfected my go-to smoothie and smoothie bowl and it tastes like green icecream AND is super-clean. Sign up for my 5 FitVista Tips at the top of my blog to score my secret recipe!
3. It takes 2 Minutes.
Patience is not one of my strengths. I'm still learning the art of cooking and WAITING to eat. When I'm hungry, it's wise to not stand between me and food. I love that I can whip up a smoothie, almond milk, bullet-proof coffee, or soup in just a couple minutes.
4. Pulverize it.
I watched a lot of the goofy David Wolfe infomercials on the Nutribullet back in the day. Basically, the blade "pulverizes" the cell walls of your vegetables and superfoods so that you can access more nutrients, before the fiber rushes them through your system. A regular 'ol blender doesn't do this for you, so your stomach has to do the extra work to try and access the same amount of nutrients. I love that I can give my digestion a bit of a break and get extra oooomph from my blended goodness in my 'bullet.
5. Add in superfoods
Maca. Cacao. Flax. Chia. Hemp Seeds. Cinnamon. There are a ton of fantastic "boosts" out there these days and it's sometimes overwhelming to think how you can fit them all in to your daily routine! I like to keep the above on hand and get them in through my smoothies. It's mindless. A monkey could do it.
6. I don't have a dishwasher
So yes, the ease of cleaning my Nutribullet is a HUGE plus for me. Immediately after crafting my liquid creation, I run the plastic (BPA-free) cup and the detachable blade under hot water and let them air dry. I occasionally clean them with soap, but typically it's just rinse and GO. At some point in life, I'm certainly eyeing my own Vitamix, but for now, I'm super happy with how quick I can clean my 'bullet.
7. One foot of counter space
So I live in a typical NYC apartment where the kitchen is smaller than my biggest closet. I essentially have zero counter space, but I DO have room for my Nutribullet and my SodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver seltzer-maker. It even fits under the height of the cabinets. Perfecto.
8. Pack it to Travel!
I've done this a few times before. Sure, it takes up about 1/5 of your carry-on suitcase, but it was oh-so-worth it. A few years ago in Bermuda, I did a veggie smoothie detox and laid in the sun every day and came back to New York City feeling like a golden child. I've also taken my 'bullet on Bachelorette trips. True story!
I typically now pour my smoothies in to mason jars if I'm on the run, but in the past, I've used their various lids to pack-up and throw in my bag on the way to work or to the gym. It was a great conversation-starter at my old job to run in to a fellow colleague getting his Nutribullet smoothie out of the shared fridge!
10. It's always there for you
I love that I can come home after a long trip, or wake-up on days feeling iffy and I can ALWAYS make a smoothie to get back on track. With frozen greens and bananas in my freezer, plant-based protein powder, nuts and superfoods in my pantry, I never have an excuse to NOT be kind and loving to myself and sip on my greens. While you might not want to curl up with your Nutribullet when you fall asleep at night, there is a huge comfort knowing that a tasty smoothie and feel good vibes are only a few steps away.
Treating yourself and prioritizing beautiful nutrition for your body can be the first step to some amazing self-love and self-discovery.
My Nutribullet was genuinely a huge step in my life and my career progression from Finance to Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness. Once I fell in love with my blender, things changed.
Try it for yourself here: Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System I can't wait to hear about your journey!
Peace, love and veggies,