A self professed sugar-holic, I never thought I’d go days without some cookies, cake or candy but it’s becoming easier by the day. In addition to that, I used to get joint pains (inflammation) whenever I’d OD on sugar. No more.
On Fridays, I usually share a product review or Finance related post but it’s been a while since we’ve chatted on the topic of Fitness and it’s equally important, if not more so.
Benefits of The NutriBullet
About a month and a half ago, I purchased the NutriBullet. I am beyond pleased with how much of an asset this little blender/extractor/juicer has become in my life. Initially, I purchased it so I could get the nutrients into my son who has special needs. He doesn’t really eat fruit so I figured this would make it easy for him.
While my CJ drinks a green smoothie several days a week, little did I know I’d become hooked on them! The way these green smoothies are changing me is amazing:
- less sugar cravings
- increase in alertness
- joint pain has subsided
Green Smoothie Recipes
I have a green smoothie 5-6 mornings a week. Initially, I made the green smoothies exactly the way the NutriBullet instructions called for: 1/2 greens, 1/2 fruit and water + bonus boost. Now, that I’m a vet :-), I make my smoothies with a little more oomph to them. Here are some of my combinations:
- Flax seed meal
- Pear, Strawberry, Banana
- Butter Lettuce
- Coconut Water
- Apple, Banana, Pineapple
- Chia seed
- Spring Greens
- Mango, Strawberry, Banana
- Almond or coconut milk
Drinking green smoothies that are made with the NutriBullet is revolutionary for me. The way my taste buds are changing is amazing. While I’ve struggled with sugar cravings for as long as I can remember, my inner man is finally starting to win.
Food addictions are real. Some people laugh when I say I can’t have just a little cookie or cake or I”ll spiral out of control. It’s like giving an addict crack and saying, “You can have just a little.” It’s really not a laughing matter.
Go Vegan Challenge
Two days ago I also started a Go Vegan challenge. The goal is to re-train my body to love whole live foods. While, I doubt I’ll remain vegan (too in love with chicken and turkey) I’m interested to see how my body will react without dairy and meat. Stay tuned for that!