It’s obvious to say, but getting our 5-a-day – that’s five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables in total, not five portions of each, per day is hugely beneficial. Fruit and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. This healthy intake of food is something we should all be taking part in, as it can help lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
One method of delivery is to use a blender – it’s an easy way to pack your 5-a-day into one ‘drink’. What’s more, we aren’t talking about hideous tasting concoctions, but delicious blends of tasty ingredients. It really is a win win situation.
Equipment wise, the NutriBullet is the one – it looks space age, makes consumption convenient with handy cups, and operates using a self-contained operation which means clean up afterwards is minimal.
The pièce de résistance however is the revolutionary stainless steel extractor blade, powered by a powerful 600 watt, high-torque power base – yes, it’s basically the Bugatti Veyron of the blending world. The unique design of the extractor blade pulverises tough seeds, thick stems and tough skin to help access the hidden nutrition inside – earning the NutriBullet the title of, ‘The SuperFood Nutrition Extractor’.
Gone are the days of blending fruits, only to find a heap of seeds at the bottom of your blend – never a pleasant experience. This is good, not only from a taste point of view – but also nutritionally, as we are more than likely to throw this residue away – but it, in fact, houses much of the fruit or vegetable which contains the most nutritional benefits.
Example Recipe – The Foundation of Youth
An anti-ageing blend:
- Two handfuls kale
- ½ avocado (pitted and peeled)
- 1 medium nectarine (pitted)
- ½ cup blueberries
- 10 walnut halves
Use in the morning to kick-start your day with some energy – particularly after a heavy weekend, or as a protein enriched post-workout shake. It really can be used for anything, for whisking scrambled eggs or even making deserts. Blend anything in the provided cups, and take with you to work – just load a cup with whatever ingredients you choose, seal on the extractor blade, turn upside down and place it into the NutriBullet, blend then consume.
There are plenty of great recipes on the internet, in particular the NutriBullet website. Needless to say, we are big fans of the NutriBullet – not only because it’s great product but it’s an easy way to be healthier.