From the Nutribullet cookbook
I’ve really stepped up my smoothie game since I got a NutriBullet for Christmas. Not only is it the best thing since sliced gluten free vegan bread, it comes with a cookbook packed with delicious smoothie recipes. They’re not paying me to write this, I just love it a lot. (If they’re reading this and want to pay me, I’m on board.)
The cookbook is hilarious. It’s full of photos of smiling, active, elderly, white, straight couples enjoying life. It’s divided into sections based on medical or health conditions, with recipes designed to be nutritive and healing. My favorites are the anti-inflammation, digestion and detox sections, since I am plagued by tummy troubles and inflammation (damn you, leaky gut syndrome!).
Below are recipes for 3 of my favorite smoothies (or “blasts,” as NutriBullet calls them). Just add all the ingredients to your blending machine of choice and pulverize them into delicious health food beverages. I didn’t include amounts of liquid. If you want thicker smoothies, use less liquid, and vice versa. I usually drink mine in the car on the way to work and prefer them to be less viscous, so I add max liquid. Enjoy!
Pink Detox Blast
Beets and celery are great for a gently detoxing the digestive system, the avocado adds healthy fats and creaminess, and coconut oil is great for your gut. The apple gives you a nice dose of fiber and strawberries are healthy and delicious. This drink’s gorgeous pink color puts a smile on my face, making this my current favorite smoothie.
1/4 Medium Avocado
1 Stalk Celery
1/2 Strawberries (Cherries are also great)
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
1/2 Apple (Granny Smith is my favorite)
3 Ice Cubes
Coconut Water (I often use water instead)
Belly Bloat Blast
The bromelain in pineapple and curcumin in turmeric help to fight inflammation, while the celery and ginger aid in digestion. This “blast” is light and bright and wakes me right up.
1 Handful Kale (or Spinach)
1 Cup Pineapple
1/2 Inch Ginger
1/2 Stalk Celery
1/2 Lemon, juiced
1/2 Inch Turmeric (dried also works but fresh tastes better!)
Coconut Water (again, I almost always use water)
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries (or Cherries) Blast
This one is delicious and feels like having dessert for breakfast. Instead of the protein blend in the recipe, I use Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder.
1 Handful Spinach
6 Strawberries (or cherries)
2 teaspoons Raw Cacao Powder (or nibs)
1 Tablespoon SuperFood Protein Blend
1 1/2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
You can find a ton of recipes on the NutriLiving website…or wait for me to pare it down for you. 😉