Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kitchen Gear Love

Let me be honest, I'm not a woman who spends a large amount of time in the kitchen whipping up amazing meals. Aluminium foil on baking sheets, a Crock Pot, a George Foreman grill, and a Vitamix are the staples of my kitchen gear. They help me prep my boring usual staples especially when I'm prepping.

In an attempt to "reel it in" per the instructions I was given by The Boss #1 (if you missed that post, you can read it here), I've been consistently using one of the Christmas gifts I received from my very generous mother-in-law.


Look at my new toy!!

That's right....my NutriBullet, baby!!! Almost every morning for the past two weeks, I have been making a fruit & veggie shake for either meal #1 or #2.


My first shake was fairly basic since I was feeling a bit tentative and I didn't want to "overdo" it. I combined water, two handfuls of organic baby kale, 1 scoop of vanilla whey isolate protein powder, 1/2 cup of blackberries, 1 banana, and a little less than 1/4 cup of flax seeds. I wasn't sure that the NutriBullet would be able to blend all of these ingredients as well as my Vitamix did when I made similar type shakes but guess what, it did!!



An added bonus --> it was quieter than the Vitamix so I didn't have to take it out to the garage to make my shake like I've had to do in the past! The end result was a tasty shake that was such a pretty color, I told myself I would love to have a nail polish of the same color :)

During my weekend trip to the Dollar Store, I found pineapples and green apples. In an attempt to be adventurous (because I am NOT a fruit person), I bought both to use in my shake concoctions. I crossed my fingers that the purchase was a good idea and not a waste of money that I could have used on Fiddle Faddle!



This shake was made with two handfuls of organic baby kale, 1 green apple, 1/2 cup of pineapple, 1 scoop of vanilla whey isolate protein powder, and 1/4 cup of flax seeds.


It survived the car & elevator ride!

Since this shake was going to be meal #2 and it wasn't time to eat yet, I used one of the lids that came with the NutriBullet to transport my shake from home to work safely and mess-free! I love that all I have to do is put my shake ingredients in the cup, blend it, slap a lid on it, and walk out of the house. If that's not winning, I'm not sure what is!

Healthy drinking and driving :)

One last thing I absolutely L-O-V-E is the handle that can be used with the cups. I worked a later schedule on Monday so when I left for work, I was ready for my next meal. I made my shake, twisted on the handle, gathered my stuff, and sipped yumminess as I drove to work!

So far I've used bananas, kale, spinach, apples, pineapples, tangerines, blackberries, blueberries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds. Any recommendations for recipes or other ingredients I should try? My mother-in-law shared this recipe that I'm equal parts scared and intrigued about.

Someone mentioned that there may be leakage issues with this particular product - has anyone who has a NutriBullet experienced this?


I am in no way affiliated with NutriBullet or Magic Bullet. 
All opinions expressed in this post were my own.

13 comments:

  1. Wahoo!!! I am curious to see how it compares to the Magic Bullet!

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    1. A couple of folks I know that have both said they like the NutriBullet better!

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  2. Love new gadgets - and hurray for a lovely MIL too!

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    1. My MIL knew what I wanted...even if I didn't :)

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  3. I've been making the NUTRIBLASTS in my magic bullet. LOVE using egg whites instead of water! Do you notice an increase in energy?!

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    1. I've been drinking the shakes as my first meal of the day and I can honestly say that I feel "lighter" but full...if that makes sense...

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  4. My ninja is my best friend in the kitchen. My mom got the nutribullet and raves about it every chance she gets.

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    1. I've been doing a lot of raving lately...lol!

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  5. ok,i have a baby bullet--to make baby food,for the baby but in all seriousness it does GREAT at making shakes/blends,etc....and it even has a cute smiley face on it!
    #figureprepmomconfession

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    1. HAHAHA! Why doesn't this surprise me?! ;)

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    2. I second what Lacey said! :)

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  6. I completely need one of these! I've been wanting to but I get nervous about what to make, etc, and if I would even like what I make.

    And Nutri-Bullet should pay you! This review was goooood!!

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    1. You should get one!! I've used it to make pancake batter too! It's "multi-purpose"!!!

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