Todays Nutribullet recipe. Weight update.

The last couple of weeks I have not been on my diet as planned for whatever reasons, and last week I didn’t do any Nutribullet drinks at all due to lack of ingredients. I now have stuff in so fingers crossed I can get in the right frame of mind and start blasting ( as Nutribullet users call making drinks ).

I weight myself this morning and I’m still around the same weight. Maybes put on a couple of pounds due to the rubbish I ate last week. I am currently 17st 3lb. I must start losing weight. Have to stay positive.

Todays drink is as follows:

From now on, the scoop I will use is one of those cone shaped scoops for using with ground coffee. The seem like a good size for this purpose.

1 x Kiwi fruit
2 x small plums
50% baby spinach
1 x Handful of blueberries
1 x cored red apple
4 bits of walnut
1 x scoop of flaxseed
2 x scoop of Goji berries
1 x scoop of pumpkin seed
Water

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Result: Nice and creamy texture but not brilliant on tast. I is still drinkable but only a mild fruity taste. Its not as sweet as I expected. With this one, its worth blasting it as normal, then pulsing a few times.

Nutribullet: Lovely, creamy and sweet.

What a really tasty, fruity, refreshing drink todays experiment is. Definitely one I will try again. I have read, if you don’t drink it fresh as soon as its made, the figs can go off and it wont taste as nice. Mines not lasting that long though. The pumpkin seeds give this blast a creamy consistency.

50% baby spinach
2 medium figs
1 medium banana
1 x Handful frozen mixed fruit
Goji berries
1 x tbls pumpkin seed mix

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Nutribullet: Todays drink. Quite nice

Todays experimental concoction is quite nice. Not too sweet, not too bitter. A nice tasty start to the day.

50% baby spinach
1 x tsp Maca powder
Goji berries
3 x plum tomatoes
1 x plum ( pitted )
1 x tsp flac seeds
small handful of red grapes
1/2 handfull blueberries

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Not what I was hoping for

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Well I did my Monday weigh in today expecting maybes to of at least lost one pound. I wasn’t expecting much as we had a few takeaways last week for different reasons but every day bar one, I had Nutribullet drinks at least once a day. So I was hoping for a pound. Nope, it wasn’t to be. Since my last weigh in which was about 2 weeks ago, I had gained 3 pounds. I’m now 17st 7lbs. I’m not too disappointed, as tomorrow we ALL start our diet. Yesterday and Saturday I bought more fresh fruit and veg. The fruit bowl is a bit on the full side. So much so, I am also using our old fruit bowl as well so thats 2 full bowls so no excuse for not having fruit.

The reason we are starting the diet tomorrow and not today is because today is Gee’s 14th birthday and we are planning on going out for a meal tonight. So after that indulgence, its all hands to the pumps and eating healthily.

Nutribullet: Fruit and veg delight

Todays experimental recipe was lovely. Sweet, but not too sweet, just nice. This one goes down as my best yet. I like it so much I think I’m gonna call this Fruit and veg delight ( unless someone else can think of a better name for me to call it ). I think next time I might make it colder but adding an ice cube or make sure the fresh berries are chilled

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50% Kale
1 pitted plum
Blueberries
1/2 a handful Frozen mixed berries
1x large strawberry
2 x small plum tomatoes
Flac seeds
Goji berries
1 x banana

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Todays Nutribullet drink

After working in the shed giving it a well needed tidy up after a summer of just dumping stuff in there, I decided I need a nice, cold, refreshing drink so I blended together a concoction in the Nutribullet. I’m still experimenting with ingredients so at the moment I’m taking my chances.

Todays recipe was

50% Kale
1 x cored medium apple
2 tbl spoons of Goji berries
Flac seeds
1 x handful frozen mixed berries

Was a bit tangy. Quite a strong apple flavour. Still on a nice hot day like today while I’m clearing out the shed, it was nice and refreshing as I hoped. I think next time, this could do with something a bit sweet to take the tanginess away a bit.

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Week 1: Nutribullet drinks. Start of getting healthier

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Well here we are. As promised I am going to start my health kick. As I said, I really need to get myself sorted and lose weight and start eating healthier. I’m not saying its all going to be easy and plain sailing but every journey starts with one step.
The main things I need to do straight off is to start taking in more fruit and veg. Yeah I have sunday dinner with veg on but thats not a lot for a whole week and its normally boiled to hell and back so all the goodness would be gone out of it. So with that in mind, I am going to start using my Nutribullet seriously. I can see lots of experiments coming up while I mess about with flavours and health benefits etc. The other thing I really need to do is cut right back or stop completely, my bread intake. I am a major bread freak. I would have bread with every meal if I could.

I got weighed a few days ago to get my starting weight. It was about what I was expecting. I am currently 17 stone 4 pound ( 107.9549 kg ). Well over weight. No wonder I have back problems so much.

So today I experimented with two different Nutribullet recipes.

1:

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1 x banana
1 x medium pear
Handful of red grapes
2 inch slice of cucumber
50% Kale
1 level tsp of Spirulina

This was nice but as with any drink you make with banana in it, thats all you can taste.
At first it had a very thick froth on the top, so I drank a bit then blasted it again in the Bullet and it turned out really smooth then. Like I say, its nice but I can imagine getting bored of the banana taste after a while. Someone recommended doubling up on the other ingredients to combat that.

Drink number 2

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50% Kale
Handful of frozen mixed fruit
1 x cored apple
Goji Berries

This is my best yet. Such a refreshing taste. I would say the predominant taste is the apple. It has a curious reddy / brown colour to it.
Notice, I left out the banana on this one. Soon as I took a drink I literally said ‘wow’. It was such a change from the other drinks I have made in the past. This one is definitely my favourite so far.

I’ve made a decision. I’m sick of being fat.

I have come to a decision. To be honest, it doesn’t fill me with joy, but at the same time I feel some enthusiasm about it.
I have to reassess my diet and lifestyle. I have prolapsed disks in my back so exercise is very limited, at least till I get rid of some excess weight. Even swimming can leave me in excruciating pain.

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I’ve had my Nutribullet for a few months now, and as normal with gadgets, it was used a few times then its ended up in the cupboard. Last night when watching one of the shopping channels do a show about it, I made the decision to get it back out of the cupboard and try again. I am so sick of being fat and having to shop for large clothes ( L and XL ). I would so love to get back to when I once did Slimming World and lost 3 stone to get to 14 stone in weight. I was able to shop at some of the more trendy shops for clothes as I got down to a medium for the first time since I was a teenager. I remember what an amazing feeling it was but that didn’t last long as my weight soon increased when I started eating the same old stuff again. I’m a 45 year old male, 6’1 and 17.5 stone ( 111.1301 kg ) and its doing my general health, plus my back, no good at all. Theses a family history of diabetes, so I don’t want to end up getting that.
So the be all and end all of stuff is that I have to get my finger out and make a determined effort. I’m not getting any younger and as we get older, its not as easy to shed the pounds. I need to have breakfast in some form and cut down on portion sizes and definately cut down, or completely cut out bread. Bread is a major hurdle for me, along with late night pasties while I’m watching tv.
I might even start a weekly post about my progress, but I feel people would get bored with that. Let me know what you think.

Nutribullet review

This is not a sponsored post. I am doing this review as I like the product.

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A week ago after watching a shopping channel show about the Nutribullet and seeing all the healthy drinks you can make with it, I spoke to Dee about it. As we have recently started our diet ( as a family ), we decided to invest in one from our local electrical store.
A Nutribullet, is ( according to the manufacturer, not a blender or a juicer, it literally emulsifies everything you put into it. No pulp either, unlike a juicer. Check out this ( cheesy American ) infomercial ( Nutribullet ). We have messed about with all sorts of combinations of drinks and so far have not found one I couldn’t drink, even when it contains Kale, spinach and nuts etc. So far we haven’t got Gee, our daughter into drinking drinks containing greens yet. She just seems to enjoy making smoothies with it. Shes throwing all sorts of fresh fruit in, experimenting with flavours. In a way, that’s good but she will have to start having greens soon as we want her to get her vitamins etc that greens contain. You know what kids are like these days, they hate vegetables. At least if they have them in a drink, maybes with a bit of fruit added, it wont be so bad. To be honest, after the Nutribullet has emulsified the vegetables they dont taste as strong as they would if you at them straight from the stalk. One thing it is learning us is the good things we can eat. I’ve found about things that are good for us that I have never heard of before. Things like Goji berries and Flax seeds.
Admittedly, these drinks cannot be rushed. They are quite thick, so take your time with them, but they do fill you. Well, I feel satisfied after having one anyway. It stops me wanting to crave things.
Dee has even made a drink in the morning and taking it to work to have there, and left me one in the fridge, which is a nice surprise.
I am really enjoying learning about healthy foods and also learning new recipes for drinks. My fridge has never, ever been so full of fruit and veg and containers etc.
The Nutribullet comes complete with 2 different blades. One for emulsifying your drinks and another for milling harder food to a powder.
So far, I am more than happy with the Nutribullet and for anyone one a diet and wanting to eat healthily I would recommend it.
It is quite loud. Well loudish anyway. Maybes not a good idea to use it at midnight when the kids are asleep upstairs. I woke my daughter up while making a drink. Dispite it having a powerful 600 watt motor and being a bit loud, it does not jump all over your worktop when being used. I find it very stable.
The Nutribullet takes up very little space on your worktop as the footprint is only 5 inches across.

2 things to note. Apparently if you run it for more than a minute, it has a mechanism to shut itself off to protect the motor. You only really need to blast the drinks for about 30 seconds anyway. Also when placing the cup on the Nutribullet, there are 3 tabs on the cup, they will only activate the Nutribullet in one position. If it does not power up, lift cup off and rotate the cup. I’m not sure why it does that, but there you go, 2 handy hints.

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