As an advocate for Nutrition, I would like to share a product review of this fab gizmo known as the NutriBullet that I recently came across when my husband bought it for my birthday. Now I am really glad he bought it for me as I probably would not have done so for myself. After all, my kitchen cupboards are jam packed with all sorts of the latest fad kitchen gadgets which end up at the back of the cupboard with a layer of dust!

Useless gadgets I already have are…..

  • a liquidiser that I use for making smoothies – but the kids complain of lumps especially when I don’t peel the apples properly plus the knob for turning it on and off has broken which makes using it rather tricky
  • a juicer – which quite frankly is a pain to use due to the amount of washing up required and number of parts it takes to set it up. Plus, as a Nutritional Therapist I don’t think it is particularly healthy to extract the fibrous pulp from fruit and vegetables as it has a cleansing effect as it passes through the gut.

NutriBullet works so much better

When making smoothies you can add fruit and vegetables together along with herbs. I particularly like the fact that most of the recipes featured in the handy booklet include spinach so for my children’s health I know they are getting the benefit from it without the moaning to go with it as they cannot even taste it. Even better is that the blades are so good that there are no lumps or visible bits that you would normally see when using a liquidiser which also appeals to the kids.

Now for the science and nutritional part…..

nutribullet2The extractor technology uses a 600 watt motor with cyclonic action so that when turned on there is no chance of any little lump of fruit or vegetable escaping the break down process. The blade pulverises the stems, seeds, and skins where most of the essential nutrition lies – unlike what juicers and blenders do and because extracted food is virtually predigested, your body can effortlessly absorb and utilize all of the nutrients from what you blend. This is great for people that may not have adequate stomach acid and digestive enzymes to break down the food which is important from a Nutrition point of view.

NutriBullet also provide a comprehensive step by step guide that you can use if you are looking to lose weight and increase your energy and wish to follow a plan. It is broken down into 3 stages and includes proper food along side the juice recipes.

Finally, and probably the best thing about this product is the ease of washing up. You can pop it in the dishwasher but I tend to fill it with warm water and a dash of washing up liquid and then attach it to the NutriBullet base and turn it on for a quick whizz. Then run the cup and attachment under the hot tap quickly and drain. Hey presto clean and ready for next time.

You can buy the NutriBullet from my Amazon http://astore.amazon.co.uk/lifeprac-21/detail/B00AN040LM

I have also included cocoa nibs here too. These are great for giving smoothies a chocolatey flavour

It retails at £99.00 for the standard model and £119.99 for the deluxe model which includes

Natural Healing Foods Book (Hardback) RRP £14.99
Organic Spirulina Powder 100g – High Concentration of Protein RRP £14.99
Organic Maca Powder 300g – Support for Energy and Stamina RRP £11.99
Organic Wheatgrass Powder 200g – Support for the digestive system RRP

Happy blending, happy health

twitter logoKaren runs her Nutritional Therapy Clinic in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. She specialises is Stress, Anxiety and Digestive Disorders and runs Nutritional Nugget workshops to provide education to people with conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, Hypo/Hyper thyroidism and IBS. Her contact details are: www.lifepracticenutrition.co.uk For an initial free Telephone consultation call 01462 431112

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