The school year has started and so has NutriBullet University! NBU launched 7 NutriBlast smoothie bars across the nation this fall, each one with hands-on nutrition education that delivers healthy nutrition directly in the hands of the students. And to spread our message of healthy living, we've picked some mighty healthy partners to help us teach students how to prepare healthy smoothies and make good nutrition accessible. Here is our lineup!
NutriBullet's Healthy Partners
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Alliance for a Healthier Generation aims to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity by partnering with schools around the nation to develop lifelong, healthy eating habits. The Alliance and NutriBullet have teamed up to combat childhood obesity by providing nutritious and wholesome foods free from added sugars, preservatives, and ingredients you cannot pronounce. We have selected to host NutriBullet University in the Alliance’s top performing Gold Schools so we can build one more layer of change to a healthy community.
Like NutriBullet University, Silk emphasizes a plant-based lifestyle that has shown to lower chronic disease risk such as heart disease and diabetes. Unsweetened almond milk is one of the NutriBullet University’s star ingredients. So who better to partner with than Silk?! In addition to the plant-based proteins that Silk products provide, Silk’s unsweetened almond milk does not contain any artificial colors or flavors. Almond milk is an easily accessible nutritious food and NutriBullet University is happy to serve the plant-based milks at all seven of our NutriBullet Blast Bars with Silk’s generous, 3-month donation of almond milk to each of the NBU schools.
At NutriBullet we love our berries, especially Maine’s Wild Blueberries! Small in size but packed full of flavor, wild blueberries have double the antioxidants of other fruits like regular blueberries, blackberries, and cherries. Picked and frozen at their peak, wild blueberries make smoothies cold, sweet, and refreshing. For the third and final month of NutriBullet University, Wild Blueberries will be donating berries to each schools for our students to prepare their tasty NutriBullet smoothies.
Chosen Food is a company that provides “food necessary for growth, vitality, health and overall well-being”. Besides selling high-quality, non-genetically modified ingredients that are free from artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, Chosen Food also gives back to the community through various outreach programs. Their goal is to provide access to good nutrition for everyone regardless of their geographic location and socioeconomic status. Chosen Foods is donating a one-month supply of organically-grown chia seeds to each of our schools so students are able to incorporate some healthy omega-3 fats, plant-based protein, and fiber to their NutriBullet smoothies.
Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, comes in white or reddish-pink flesh that is packed full of nutrition. Pitaya+ smoothie pack is high in magnesium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B2, and iron and it adds a beautiful fuchsia hue to any smoothie. Pitaya fruit thrives in warmer climates and therefore its access can be limited. The founder of Pitaya+ works with the local farmers in Nicaragua to provide support to communities and families to grow the fruit successfully. In addition to helping communities through sustainable means, Pitaya+ wants to show the world that this exotic and nutritious fruit can make food and beverages taste good too! Pitaya+ is donating one case of pitaya smoothie packs to each school during NutriBullet University’s creative NutriBlast challenge where students will be concocting some pretty wild and delicious smoothies! We cannot wait to share them with you!
The Difference One Smoothie a Day Can Make
NutriBullet University provides hands-on nutrition education to 19 schools in 14 states, and counting. This infographic highlights the health benefits of increasing the students fruit and vegetable consumption, take a look at the results and visit NutribulletUniversity.com to learn more.