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Product Review for Nutribullet RX

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I feel like I have done y’all a disservice by not telling you about what I use to make my nutriblasts. You’ve seen it in my pictures and recipe posts but I have not introduced you to my number one breakfast companion. If you’ve missed the recipes, check out Vitamin C Blast, Apple-Strawberry Popsicles, Berry and Chia Smoothie.

In my quest for healthy living, I knew that I needed a way to get all my vitamins to absorb much quicker than any vitamin pill would absorb because my system was gun shy and pulled the trigger way too soon most days. So, I saw an infomercial one day about the Nutribullet Extraction System and wondered if it would actually work, taste good, be easy to do, etc, etc.

How does it work?

The Nutribullet breaks up every part of fruit, including seeds, extracting the nutrients from each nook and cranny so you get the ultimate benefit. I went out on a limb and ordered the original Nutribullet thinking that it would be the ultimate game changer for me and guess what? It has been the best investment in my health that I have ever made. It has been the game changer and this product is phenomenal in so many ways.

There are sooooooo many reasons that this system is my best friend but the biggest is that I can get 4 to 6 servings of fruits and vegetables without even having to think about it later in the day. The USDA says that you need 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2  to 4 servings of fruit everyday. Going on the max for both, I need a total of 9 servings of fruits and veggies total everyday. Throw 5 in your cup for breakfast and your meal time decisions are a little easier throughout the day.

A few more reasons that this system will knock your socks off:

It does much more than making a nutriblast. You can make soups & fresh squeezed (or extracted) apple or orange juice. Mixing sauces and marinades. I have even made my own coconut butter and baby food!

This sucker is soooooo easy to clean! It is dishwasher safe, over and over and over again. The motor base is easily cleaned with a Clorox wipe or wet paper towel. I have found that the cup and blade rinse without any scrubbing when they are rinsed immediately after use.

Which system is best?

I have used both the Nutribullet and Nutribullet Rx systems. After 4 years of using the original Nutribullet for making my morning smoothie, I decided to upgrade to the newer version because it had a much larger cup capacity and, as you will learn when you order yours, it shuts on and off by itself. I’m a nerd but this was my biggest selling point because I don’t have to guess if it’s all broken down, the NutriBullet RX does it for me!

 

 

I ordered my Nutribullet Rx from Amazon last summer and it was certified refurbished. I have not had a single problem with the original Nutribullet or my certified refurbished Nutribullet Rx.

 

Can’t miss recipes for the Nutribullet Rx! Check out some of my favorite ways to use the system:

 Apple-Strawberry Popsicles

 

  Berry & Chia Seed Smoothie

 

 

Vitamin C Blast

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Apple-Strawberry Popsicles

Sweet summa-time! We love summer around this joint! Pretty weather, lots of time in the swimming pool & no where to be!!!!!

So, my backyard doesn’t quite look this but a girl can dream!

Anywho, what brings me to you today is a need for popsicles. I really just need to sneak healthy in in anyway that I can so I thought why not make a nutritious popsicle for my little guys.

Another requirement was that it had to be simple so that they could help me make their treats. We chose to make apple-strawberry popsicles because Luke likes apples & Jaxson loves cutting the tops off strawberries. Definitely solid reasoning for our flavors.

I know, this is just a plain ‘ole apple. Choose whatever flavor apple you enjoy most, but the sweeter the better. You will notice a remote control monster truck in the background. That’s where baby man was sitting while he helped.

Now that looks like a few apples but you only need one per ice tray, I just sliced it crazy.

Some people might want to leave the strawberry stems & leaves for whatever reason they may have but it will give you a bitter taste so I recommend cutting the tops off of 5 strawberries. No extra chopping necessary because your Nutribullet will do the rest.

Just to let you know, affiliate links are contained in this post and if you order through the links, we receive a small percentage of your purchase at zero extra cost to you.

My absolute favorite mixing tool EVER is my NutriBullet RX! If you don’t have one, get one……..Now!!!!! (I have not been paid by Nutribullet to say that, but if you want to order one, click on the link below.) Seriously, I don’t think my life would be the same without it! In fact, Nutriblasts (Nutribullet smoothies) got me healthy enough to have baby #2 in 2014.

 

Add 1 1/2 cups of water to blend. This makes the juice semi-thick so that it freezes well. It’s not so thin it’s a juice & not so thick you have chunks. If you want fruit chunks, prepare additional strawberries to place in the ice tray before pouring. Slice the strawberries very thin so you still get a good amount of juice within each pop.

This is like staring into the abyss, the apple-strawberry, healthy, popsicle abyss! By the way, I can’t mention these are healthy to my kids because it will automatically look like liver to them so they are just non-specific popsicles. 😉

Nothing needed to prepare your ice tray. Just pour your deliciousness into the cube compartments without making a complete mess! Ok, so I may have made a big mess but it was within the ice tray so no party foul!

On that note, I have included a pic of the best way for adults to use these popsicles so read to the bottom.

The final piece to preparation is to place Saran Wrap tightly over the top of the ice cube tray & poke toothpicks into each cube for a holder. Put your tray in the freezer & go play.


After we went to the park, road bikes & had pizza, it was time! J-Ray, my oldest, was beyond impressed with our handiwork. That’s a thumbs up & a wink. He’s multitalented like his mother who is also very humble!

Luke might have fallen asleep with so much anticipation, or maybe he didn’t have a nap!

This thumbs up is for what I knew would be a glorious beverage with apple-strawberry ice cubes after the kiddos are in bed.

The absolute best part about these Popsicles is that they are all natural. Ok, maybe there’s several “best parts”.

The kids can help & they were pretty impressed at their product.

Also, they were super easy to make with a 5 minute prep time & 5 minutes from blending to freezer. The hardest part about it was waiting to try them!

So I promised that picture!

I have a giant obsession with sangria right now & I typically add fruit juice & fruit slices to my wine but these little Popsicles double as the fruit & juice. Yay!

I wait about the length of 3 Super Mario games & the cubes have melted enough to get fruity taste.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you poke yourself in the nose while drinking.

Colitis · Health · Recipes · Smoothie

Berry & Chia Seed Smoothie

I LOVE berries!!! All kinds of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, & of course raspberries so when I found this recipe, I just had to try it. I love it mainly because I can mix it in my Nutribullet RX and its portable. I love it double because berries contain antioxidents which are fantastic for your skin! Win-win!

This is the most awkward looking addition to a smoothie! I’ve never eaten chia seeds & I almost didn’t because they just look awkward! When I finally found them at Natural Grocers, I was hesitant to even put them in the smoothie because they look like small black beans and who wants beans in their breakfast? But, they add a protein boost so I took a shot at it. They’re really pretty good!

I’ve also never tried rice milk & the taste is a lot like almond milk but the consistency is much thinner, almost transparent in color and definately not sweet so your berries will make up for that.

I LOVE berries!!! All kinds of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, & of course raspberries & you can use whatever berries you love in this recipe. I stuck to the recipe of blueberries & strawberries, but like I said, use what berries your belly loves!

Taken from The Quit Gut Cookbook.

I’m an ingredient gatherer so I have to have everything on the counter & measured to the extent that I can before I start mixing. It’s ok to be an ingredient gatherer, it reduces my stress during cooking. I have way too many times started cooking and didn’t have all the ingredients. My brain tells me there’s substitute ingredients all around my kitchen but my belly says “make the recipe right!”

Start off with 2 tbsp of chia seeds soaking in 1/2 cup unsweetened rice milk for approximately 10 mins or the same amount of time that it took me to unload the dishwasher & wake Luke up from his nap before the mixing noise began. The chia seeds will thicken & be somewhat sticky so you can rinse them from the bowl as you add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of rice milk.

This picture reminded me that I could really use some way cuter measuring cups & spoons!

So next, add a cup, a cup, a 1 1/2 cup (my tribute to Steal Magnolias).

  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened rice milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Oh, & by the way, a blender is not my favorite mixing tool even though the recipe calls for a blender. This bad boy is! The Nutribullet RX is fantabulous (I make no money for this endorsement)!!! It’s so much more fancy than my original Nutibullet that I’ve had for 3 or so years. It mixes itself when you put it on the base & then shuts off.


So it’s time to blend, whichever way you choose. Mix until all ingredients are blended together well, or your Nutribullet RX shuts off.

My tough critics gave it a taste. 2 year old taste buds loved it & kept asking for more. Chad was not big on it & said it needs sugar. Jaxson ran off when I asked him to try it. He’s not real big into trying new things. I agree with Chad, it needs more sugar so….my tip…..

Exchange sweetened rice milk for the unsweetened & add 1 to 2 tbsp of sugar if you want more sweet.

Overall, I would give this gut quenching smoothie a 7!