My Nutribullet and Me

I bought a Nutribullet about 2 months ago and am so hooked! I use it every morning, making myself a smoothie full of fruit and vegetables bursting with anti-oxidants and nutrients which is the perfect way to start the day!

Healthy green celery, apple and lime juice

At first I followed a few recipes trying out a few different combinations but now I have got into the swing of it and I just make sure I have plenty of the fruit and vegetables that I like in and I whizz it together in seconds.

It is also possible to create specific smoothies that include foods that will help nourish different systems of the body and foods that are specific in their ability to help fight certain health problems and diseases.

So an example of a regular smoothie includes 50% leafy greens (eg: spinach or kale), 50% fruits (as many varieties as possible) and a boost (nuts or seeds). The rest of the cup can be filled with almond milk, water or coconut water up to the maximum line. Obviously there are many different combinations of smoothies but if you follow this as a guideline you will be able to experiment with your own combinations until you find your favourites.

Top Fresh Antioxidant Foods

Blueberries, Blackberries, Kale, Strawberries, Spinach, Raspberries, Brussel Sprouts, Plums, Broccoli, Beets.

You can also make your smoothies a good source of protein after your workout routine, by adding a protein powder to your ingredients. This can help you obtain the right amount of protein to assist in muscle growth and recovery post workout. Nutritional guidelines for protein are 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight for a sedentary person, 1.2 – 1.4 grams per kilogram of bodyweight for endurance athletes, 1.4 – 1.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight for strength training and 1.8 – 2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight to build muscle and bulk up.

 

References:

Natural Healing foods by Nutribullet.

Journal of Sports Sciences 2011.