A staple in my diet these past few months has been anything and everything that I can make with my NutriBullet. I am in love with it. And I use it at least 2-3 times a day. The Nutribullet is a small powerful blender that is perfect for making juices, smoothies, or my bullet proof coffee. I also feel like I have noticed a boost in my energy since I have incorporated regular juices and smoothies loaded with veggies, fruits and a few key supplements in my daily diet. I find the Nutribullet just works so much better than a blender and is way easier to clean. Juicing has been a perfect solution for me for the two times a day I really need energy and tend to grab unhealthier choices: morning and late afternoon. Here's one of my three favorite recipes I make with my NutriBullet. I'll share the other two in my next post.
Breakfast Smoothie I am not huge breakfast person and with having to leave the house early to get to teach my 7AM Barre classes, I just don’t have a lot of time in the morning. Having a smoothie is an easy way to get some need energy, even when I am not feeling hungry. For mornings I usually make a smoothie mostly from fruits, almond milk, coconut milk, or hemp milk, protein powder, almond butter, you can really experiment with anything you like. I sometimes just do citrus fruits. My favorite combination is:
- 1 to 1 ½ cups Almond Milk (you can substitute coconut milk or hemp milk. I personally like the unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk)
- 1 Scoop of Vega One Protein Powder (15g of protein powder, I like the French vanilla flavor). I like Vega because it’s plant based, soy, gluten, dairy free, and also has added greens.
- 1 tbsp of Maca Powder (used to increase energy, balance, vitality, and has plenty of amino acids. Also said to increase libido and increase mental energy and focus).
- ½ tbsp. of Udo oil. Udo oil is filled with Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. You need good fats in your diet to lose the bad fats!
- 1 tsp of Cocoa Powder. Contains Fiber, Iron, and Magnesium, and antioxidants. Also is thought to be great for anti-aging and an anti-inflammatory agent.
- 1 tbsp of Chia seeds or Chia Fiber. Chia has fiber, antioxidants, Omega-3s, helps with digestion, improves cardiovascular health, improve metabolic health, and has calcium. Chia seeds are also said to improve sports performance.
- ½ tsp of Bee Pollen. (Do not use if you have an allergy to bees). Used as an energy enhancer, support immune system, and used to reduce and treat allergies, as well as soothes skin.
- ½ fresh or frozen banana (remember to peel before freezing)
- ½ tbsp. of almond butter
- Option to add a few ice cubes
AUTHOR: Jessica Diaz
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