Monday, September 23, 2013

Healthy Eating... Well Drinking

Besides the awesome elliptical that my friends got for me for my Birthday...  my brother and sister-in-law got me something that will be a huge help when it comes to eating healthy. It's called a NutriBullet. They got one of these a few months ago and have done nothing but sing it's praise.

Now if you know me you know I don't do vegetables... well not the good healthy ones at least. I've tried over the years to force myself to eat them but I've never found a way that I could and still enjoy them... well that was until my brother made me a veggie/fruit smoothy with his NutriBullet. I was skeptical and swore I would be able to taste the veggies. He poured me this huge glass which I did not appreciate but one sip and the next thing I knew the glass was empty. It's amazing how a banana can mask flavors.

Cut to today, I made my very first veggie/fruit smoothy. I used spinach, broccoli, carrots, strawberries and a banana. It was pretty amazing, I drank it down in about ten minutes. I think if I make a bit more I can replace an entire meal with this. My normal breakfasts are about 600 calories and this drink is only 170. Of course my stomach was not happy with me as it's not use to getting healthy raw veggies but I know once my system gets use to it the stomach aches will subside.

Right now I plan on replacing breakfast with a large glass of veggie/fruit smoothy. I plan to mix it up a bit with the ingredients. I've had folks suggest Kale and pineapple. The only downside to this is that veggies and fruits are expensive and being on a very tight budget at the moment makes it hard to justify buying them. But I'm going to continue doing what I can as I know this healthy eating will benefit me greatly.  Thanks Mike and Lora for getting me this awesome machine.


  1. And you'll be hungry after a smoothie fairly quickly...

    1. Yeah I was after the first one yesterday.. but today I made double the amount and it was actually enough to keep me full until lunch time.. so it might workout for me.

  2. Try adding chia seeds to the smoothie - they'll give you an extra dose of protein and fiber, which will make it more filling. They're pretty reasonably-priced at Trader Joe's! And big bags of frozen fruit from Costco can help cut the cost, as can buying large amounts of in-season fruit from the farmer's market and freezing it yourself. (Obviously I love a good smoothie.)