NutriBullet is currently the most popular blender/nutrition extractor for making healthy and great tasting smoothies at home. However, the virtual cornucopia of NutriBullet Smoothie Recipes available online is mind boggling. Sometimes we crave a certain flavor or our body tells us that it wants a specific ingredient and we just don’t feel like wading through the endless multitude of recipes just to find the right combination that will satiate our thirst. When that happens, just follow these healthy NutriBullet smoothie-making guidelines and create yourself the perfect drink to both satisfy your tastebuds and fill your body with essential nutrients.
How To Create Your Own NutriBullet Recipes
Creating your own personalized NutriBullet Smoothie recipe is easy! Simply follow these five simple steps:
1. Place 2 cups of leafy green vegetables into the NutriBullet blender.
2. Add 2 cups of fruit to sweeten the flavor and provide additional health benefits.
3. Sprinkle 1/8 of a cup of healthy nuts, seeds, or supplements on top of the mix.
4. Add purified water to the “max water line” indicated on the NutriBullet blender.
5. Blend the ingredients until a smooth consistency is achieved.
Leafy Green Vegetables – 2 Cups
Leafy green vegetables have been called “… the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health.” by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, author of The Veggie Queen. They provide copious amounts of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other healthy plant-based compounds that have been shown to prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of other ailments. Therefore, we recommend you begin your NutriBullet recipe with one of the following leafy greens or mix and match to make 2 full cups.
Collard Greens, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Spring Greens, Swiss Chard
Fruit – 2 Cups
Fruit is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and naturally prevents vitamin A and vitamin C deficiencies. In addition, many fruits contain cancer-preventing antioxidants, birth-defect preventing folate (folic acid), beneficial phytochemicals, and heart disease and stroke preventing potassium. One to 2 1/2 cups of fruit are recommended each day and can be easily achieved with a single-serving smoothie. Therefore, we recommend you flavor your NutriBullet recipe with one of the following fruits or mix and match to make 2 full cups.
Apple, Avocado, Banana, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cranberries, Fig, Green Grapes, Guava, Honeydew, Kiwi, Mango, Nectarine, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberries, Red Grapes, Strawberries, Watermelon
Supplements and Boosts – 1/8 Cup
Supplements and boosts provide additional fiber and nutritional benefits and are an excellent natural way to address diet deficiencies or target health-related concerns. To prevent significantly altering the taste of your self-designed home-made smoothie, we recommend adding only 1/8 of a cup until you develop a taste for various amounts of your chosen supplement.
Nuts: Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts – Seeds: Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds – Supplements: Acai Berries, Cacao Powder, Goji Berries, Maca Powder,
! Warning – Bad Seeds !
Warning! The following seeds and pits contain substances that can release cyanide into your body when ingested. Therefore, we recommend that you avoid the following seeds and pits.
Apple Seeds, Apricot Pits, Cherry Pits, Peach Pits, Plum Pits
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Elle Kenwood co-founded Make Drinks in 2013 and serves as its Editor-In-Chief. An active CrossFit Level 3 Trainer with a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin, Elle leads the team in curating and developing delicious smoothie and juice recipes, literally wearing out several blenders every year.