until recently i had been relying on my crappy old blender to make predominantly milk based smoothies. it was ok but was limited to blending very soft fruits such as banana and strawberries.
i have been listening to a lot of nutrition based podcasts over the last few years that have been espousing the virtues of the green smoothie or at least smoothies that can be made up of more than just fruit with vegetables such as kale, chard, carrots and cucumber being particular favourites. only trouble was it appeared i would need to fork out an arm and a leg for a vitamix which unfortunately i have not been in a position to do. we are talking at least £350 for a box standard vitamix and the prices go up from there!
at the risk of this post turning into an infomercial i have just purchased a nutribullet having seen one advertised on one of those shopping channels that i never usually watch and that i have never had the urge to buy anything from before in my life. betty was flicking the channels when she luckily came across it. we soon realised one of these blenders would meet our needs at a fraction of the price of a vitamix. i think we paid just under £110 including shipping.
having used the nutribullet a few times now i have to say i am impressed. just throw your vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and some water in, switch on for maybe 15/20 seconds and hey presto a lovely cleansing highly nutritious smoothie is produced. even nuts are blitzed to an ultra fine consistency.
for anyone wanting to get more fruits and vegetables into their diet i would have to say this machine is ideal. the whole process of making a smoothie takes maybe a minute or two, it is now becoming my new breakfast habit.
for anyone interested the photo above shows a smoothie i made earlier for brunch and consisted of cucumber, kale, apple (all fresh from my garden), walnuts, chia seeds and water, tasted super fresh. i am sure i could even feel the goodness kick as it entered my body. i am converted!