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Dallas Morning News - September 3, 2020

NutriBullet - Smoothy Making Made Easy


With people staying home a lot these days, being more concerned about health and sometimes having less free time, being able to prepare healthy food quickly and easily has become more important than ever. Have I got a great tip for you!


Bullet ready to blend; water up to the midpoint

Finished bullet


The NutriBullet was recommended to me by my radio announcer/daughter Logan. This product is capable of making smoothies, shakes, sauces, purees and other liquid blends. We use primarily to make smoothies. It is compact and super easy to use to make supplements to meals or entire meals.


There are plenty of other blenders and food processors on the market that work well and are high quality, but I have never found one that’s so easy to use and store. It only has three parts and is very easy to clean after blending fruits, vegetables and nuts into delicious, health giving drinks.


Some of Howard's common NutriBullet ingredients

Fruits and vegetables added


Some of my favorite ingredients include strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, apples, pears, pomegranate, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, walnuts and kale. You can also use coconut, raspberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, avocado, tomatoes, radishes, pecans . . . or any other food that you’d like to include. It's a pretty cool way to get the kids or even a hard headed spouse to eat some healthy fruits and vegetables.


Fresh fruits and vegetables can be used of course, but frozen produce works well also and ice doesn't have to be added. I cut fresh pineapple up into chunks and freeze. When strawberries or other fruit is on sale, I buy lots and freeze. Bananas starting to get too ripe work well frozen.


Desert stuff can be added for those with a sweet tooth – things like honey, ice cream, yogurt – even dark chocolate. A low-cal choice could be stevia. But, organically grown fruit usually provides enough sweetness.


Liquids can also be added. Tart cherry juice is one of my favorites but others include orange juice, milk, prune juice, apple cider vinegar and protein drinks. Whole fruit is really better because many of the juices have the pulp and fiber removed. Protein powder, eggs, collagen, chia seeds, turmeric and other culinary herbs can be added to boost the nutrition of the drink. Finished smoothies can be stored for a while in the refrigerator if needed.


NutriBullet, fruits, vegetables, and nuts

Finished bullets


We simply call our smoothies "bullets." Appropriate word since these drinks are so quick and easy to make. If you have a favorite device, one that works better or even as well as the NutriBullet, let know. But, I bet you don't. My late friend, Stanley Marcus, taught me to "Quest for the Best." In this case I succeeded.


The NutriBullet is available online and in most retail stores that sell appliances. Cost is about $60. In case you are wondering – I have no financial ties with this product. Come to think of – I wish I did.





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