Mel Howard | February, 22 2016
Little Things That Make My Life Easier-Part 4
NUTRIBULLET– ‘The world’s most powerful nutrient extractor’,
as opposed to a humble, significantly inferior blender.
For about three months in 2013 an ex-partner of mine spent a considerable deal of time weighing up the pros and cons of the ‘nutrient extraction system’ that is known as the Nutribullet. Whenever the TV was switched on it seemed to be there, extracting away its fine strainable liquid, boasting a ‘hassle free clean-up’. Much to my (playful) ridicule and surprise he purchased one, and on the fateful day the rather large box appeared in our house we promptly went to the supermarket and bought all the ingredients he’d been dreaming of blending and consuming in liquid form.
From that day on he had a smug grin on his face whenever breakfast time came round. Or desert time, or pesto time, or paste/mousse/granita/margarita/mid-morning or afternoon snack time. He was grinning, is grinning, because he was bloody well right. The Nutribullet has revolutionised my life, and no that word is not quoted off the websites marketing material, I am actually saying it transformed my life. I’ve had blenders before but this one is just so damn convenient.
Here is the smoothie I enjoy most mornings.
- Half a frozen banana
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup of greens (spinach, baby kale, rocket or beetroot leaves if you like spicy, celery leaves, anything really)
- A tablespoon of organic vanilla pea protein
- A dash of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of full fat natural greek yoghurt
- Fill to the line with water or coconut water, or whatever milk you have on hand.
- Screw the blade lid on and blend for about 20 seconds.
- Sprinkle with cacao nibs and coconut flakes.
Happiness in a cup.
I adjust this base with powders and seasonal foods to suit budget, lady cycles and everything else that life brings with it. When we decided to go our separate ways I was three months off heading to Europe, I had only patience enough to wait for Myer to have a sale. My yearning for smoothies was far too great.
There are umpteen recipes online for smoothies and everything in the blended genre, but my favourite site is Green Kitchen Stories. Also, during the course of this post I have downloaded the (Free!) Nutribullet recipe app. Stay tuned.
Upon completion of this post I have realised that all these randomly chosen ‘things that make my life easier’ are rather focused on appearance. Just to clarify, I mean them to be more about trying to feel comfortable in a new place and my new humidified/frizzy/clammy/sun-drenched self.