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Getting Healthy With The NutriBullet


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

green smoothie

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:


  • Kale
  • Water
  • 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!



Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

4 Comment

  1. That’s so cool.

    Recently, I’ve been working to lower the amount of sugar in my life. I never realized how addicted I was to it until I started trying to avoid using it so much in everything.

    I ended up breaking down and buying a cheap juicer until I get a Breville, because green juicing and smoothies makes the transition easier.

  2. Try, as an experiment one day, going to the supermarket with the agenda that you will not buy anything that contains refined sugar. Read all labels. See, out of your usual shop, just how many things are missing from the trolley. You will be shocked. You will also find, as a consequence, that there are no processed foods in your trolley. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

    1. Actually shopping for food isn’t the problem. I don’t buy processed foods and I have been reading ingredient labels for years. It’s the food items that are around the office and outside that have been an issue.

      thanks for your comment

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