Love Affair with the Bullet
M and my love affair with the Nutribullet began in Kona, HI. The courtship went a little something like this…
We flew to the big island so M could do Honu 70.3 (because he’s crazy). He had a great race, but couldn’t sleep that night. He turned on the TV and became instantly absorbed in the informercial for the Nutribullet. And viola, the obsession with the bullet was born. On a side note, this is what I was doing on race day. What can I say? I’m a huge fan and it was a shameless star moment, but I don’t care, it was pretty cool!
But I digress, back to the bullet. Why we love it? Unlike the Vitamix, you don’t have to take out a loan to buy it. You can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond for $99 – and even less if you have the coupon. And really, who doesn’t have a coupon somewhere!
As the official description says, “it’s a high-speed blender/juicer system allows you to chop, shred and dice. The Nutribullet is design to break down nutrients of the whole foods you place in it so there are more nutrients that are released to allow your body to easily absorb them.” M and I use it every day!!! And it’s super easy to clean. Rinse out the cup and you’re done.
If you’re not into juicing, you need to set yourself up for success. We got my Dad into it, and if we can get that man to drink his fruits and veggies, there’s hope for anyone, so no excuses! We also got M’s Mom and Dad and tons of our friends too. In fact, they’re a bit sick of us and our love affair.
Just ease in…Start with half a banana, some berries, a little greek yogurt, 10 almonds and some water to thin it out. It tastes good and you’ll get so much nutrients. We buy everything and freeze it. This works great for texture – frozen bananas are yummy! As your tolerance builds incorporate spinach or kale. It’s just so good for you!!! We buy bunches of kale and stick it in the freezer. Don’t worry, we did the research and the nutrients are still there. Break off a few pieces and you’re good to go.
And, no judgement, but M made a mean margarita before…now lookout! Here’s his coveted “Friday afternoon, start the weekend right recipe”: juice from 1 large lime, 1tsp sugar, 1 shot of tequila, 1/2 shot Cointreau, 1C ice, approximately 4oz water. So there’s that…
So there you have it. It’s worth it. You’re hair will grow, you’re eyes will sparkle, you’ll probably lose a couple lbs and you can wow your friends with iced coffee blendeds and frothy, frozen alcoholic bevies – everybody wins! ♥