New to the NutriBullet

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chad m.
Joined: 2/27/2014

Just picked up my Nutri-Bullet yesterday at Kohl's! Looking forward to making friends and sharing recipes. Oh yeah..Hello everyone! I'm Chad lol

I'm 42 and currently living in Cincinnati Ohio..I've spent the last 3 years getting myself healthy by eating better, going to the gym and keeping an active lifestyle. I still lack alot of knowledge as far as food/eating goes..so i'm hoping to learn alot from everyone

Welcome Chad!
Hi! Please help, I'm a newbie to the Nutri-Bullet. My question is, Their are several recipes I'd like to try for weight loss, sleep, memory, energy. How do I incorporate them into my daily usage when they are all factors in things I would like to change?
lemaT2014 wrote: Hi! Please help, I'm a newbie to the Nutri-Bullet. My question is, Their are several recipes I'd like to try for weight loss, sleep, memory, energy. How do I incorporate them into my daily usage when they are all factors in things I would like to change?
You'll notice there's a lot of overlap! In general, eating more fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and plant-based ingredients has been shown to improve many health conditions. Most things are linked, it's figuring out which is the main source of the others...For example - you don't get enough sleep so your energy is low and you're too tired to work out and your hormones become unbalanced so you're more likely to gain weight. My suggestion would be to alternate recipes so you don't get bored and also experiment with some of your favorite combinations. The key is to keep Blasting and getting in as much nutrition as possible :)
Hi Krista If could beHi Krista If could be possible that I can get a recipe to lower triglycerides. Please let me know
ricfra70 wrote: Hi Krista If could be possible that I can get a recipe to lower triglycerides. Please let me know
Low sugar NutriBlasts can help lower triglycerides as well as limiting the amount of refined carbs you consume outside of Blasting. Take a look at some of our heart healthy options here: http://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/search/keyword/cholesterol Also, adding in some omega-3 fatty acids from hemp, chia and flax seeds has been shown beneficial! Happy Blasting :)
Hi all, I'm new as well. I was wandering what recipes to start out with? I'm looking for something easy and not a lot of ingredients. Thanks Lisa
To "MotivateMe"- the materials in the NutriBullet show what to do: the basic blast is a good handful of spinach, kale, or another green, and then a mix of some fruit. Add a spoonful of chia or flax seeds, and then put water up to the max line. Blast it, and you have a basic NutriBlast. It might look green/brown, but it will taste delicious. Not much more to it. You can experiment using different combos of fruits and vegetables, but I'd say that the key, as long as you don't have any health issues that might require a special diet, is that half of the blast be spinach, kale, or something like that.....
MotivateMe wrote: Hi all, I'm new as well. I was wandering what recipes to start out with? I'm looking for something easy and not a lot of ingredients. Thanks Lisa
One of my favorite easy recipes is 1 cup spinach, 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, coconut water to the max line.
Hello Everyone, My name is Samantha and I am new as well. I also am wondering what recipes to start with. I eat fairly healthy, however being a full time college student on certain days I find myself grabbing a quick bite of junk food between classes and have gained some unwanted weight...any advice would be appreciated.
Hello everyone, I'm Patrick. I just picked up the Nurtabullet and looking forward to trying all the recipes. I have one question, is there any good substitutes for almonds and other tree nuts? My daughter has a tree nut allergy and really try not to keep any nuts in the house. If there are other good substitutes to add to the nutrablasts, I'd like to give them a try. Thanks.
prenier wrote: Hello everyone, I'm Patrick. I just picked up the Nurtabullet and looking forward to trying all the recipes. I have one question, is there any good substitutes for almonds and other tree nuts? My daughter has a tree nut allergy and really try not to keep any nuts in the house. If there are other good substitutes to add to the nutrablasts, I'd like to give them a try. Thanks.
Some great alternatives would be seeds...pumpkin, sesame, chia, flax, hemp, sunflower, etc. Also, beans are a great protein option (yes I said beans - garbaonzos in a Blast are actually quite tasty!)
Hello I'm new and would like to know can you use ice?
Hello I'm new and would like to know can you use ice?
Hi, brand new to Nutribullet. Made my first smoothie this morning. Used spring greens and kale for about half of the tall cup, blackberries, 1/2 of a frozen banana and 1/4 of a navel orange. Two questions: I read that you should throw in the orange peel with the orange - the taste was overwhelmingly bitter from the peel (did I misunderstand?); and 2nd question - the seeds from the blackberries were very annoying. If I had run it longer, would the Nutribullet pulverize them? If not, would strawberry seeds be similar? All this being said, it was quite tasty and very filling. In fact, I just finished the last 1/3rd of it for a late night snack.
Hi all I'm also a newbieHi all I'm also a newbie here. My question would be how can I get that pretty green color. Mine comes out to be that greenish brown. Every once in a while I'll get the green I'm looking for, but never know how I got it. Oh, I'd also like to know if having seeds in my drink just goes along with using blackberries/raspberries. Will the Nutriblast not pulverize them?
alh1209 wrote: Hello I'm new and would like to know can you use ice?
Yes you can! Just be sure to still use a liquid. I actually like to use frozen fruit instead if you're looking for that chilled texture. Provides more nutrition :)
sanlynn36 wrote: Hi, brand new to Nutribullet. Made my first smoothie this morning. Used spring greens and kale for about half of the tall cup, blackberries, 1/2 of a frozen banana and 1/4 of a navel orange. Two questions: I read that you should throw in the orange peel with the orange - the taste was overwhelmingly bitter from the peel (did I misunderstand?); and 2nd question - the seeds from the blackberries were very annoying. If I had run it longer, would the Nutribullet pulverize them? If not, would strawberry seeds be similar? All this being said, it was quite tasty and very filling. In fact, I just finished the last 1/3rd of it for a late night snack.
Using the citrus peel is up to you. There are some healthful properties in the peel, however I find them too bitter. My suggestion would be to just use some of the zest. Here is a chart to show how to prep almost any ingredient you wish: http://www.nutriliving.com/infographics/extraction-prep-chart And regarding the seeds, unfortunately raspberry and blackberry seeds are a little bit too small to pulverize :( Strawberry seeds do just fine as do flax. Sometimes you can drink a little from the top, then put the blade back on and Blast for a bit longer which reduces the amount of remaining seeds. It helps when there is more room for the liquid to move within the cup.
jvon1 wrote: Hi all I'm also a newbie here. My question would be how can I get that pretty green color. Mine comes out to be that greenish brown. Every once in a while I'll get the green I'm looking for, but never know how I got it. Oh, I'd also like to know if having seeds in my drink just goes along with using blackberries/raspberries. Will the Nutriblast not pulverize them?
Use more green ingredients or a greens powder! That always helps. Leafy greens, broccoli, cucumber, avocado, celery, etc. Keep your eyes peeled for our Superfood SuperGreens coming soon!! I believe it's actually already available in Bed Bath and Beyond. Re: seeds - please see my response to the previous post w/ the same Q! Thanks :)
i would like to talk to someone about this program for motifation. im trying to lose weight, 15 lbs. let me know if your along the same lines my name is noel
brookings01 wrote: i would like to talk to someone about this program for motifation. im trying to lose weight, 15 lbs. let me know if your along the same lines my name is noel
What program are you referring to?
im in the same boat noel
Just received my Nutribullet yesterday. Reading and learning. Noticed list of nuts suggested were cashews, almonds, and walnuts. What is the recommendation for using SOY Nuts?
raegeneb wrote: Just received my Nutribullet yesterday. Reading and learning. Noticed list of nuts suggested were cashews, almonds, and walnuts. What is the recommendation for using SOY Nuts?
I personally haven't experimented with soy nuts! Give it a try and let us know if you like them :)
Hi All, Day 7 using myHi All, Day 7 using my Nutribullet & am loving it! One quick question has anyone used quinoa in their recipes and if so how much? Thanks!
Hi, I bought my NB on 3/15/14. I started by doing the Phase 1 Toxic Cleansing for 6 days. I checked my BP and it was starting to drop. Since my objective is to lower my BP so I switch to Blood pressure ambrosia (I didn't really like the taste) for 2 days, and noticed that it's not working. I switch again to another blood pressure lowering recipe (I Heart Antioxidants). I have a co-worker who created her own recipe (kale, celery, lemon, apple, ginger and water) and she told me that in 3 weeks she has been blasting, her BP has significantly lowered and for a month of doing the blasting, her doctor took her out of BP med. Does result vary based on person's body? I am not sure if I am being impatient with the result?? I seen some testimony here of people who have significant result in lowering their BP but which recipe did they use.
dee3choco wrote: Hi, I bought my NB on 3/15/14. I started by doing the Phase 1 Toxic Cleansing for 6 days. I checked my BP and it was starting to drop. Since my objective is to lower my BP so I switch to Blood pressure ambrosia (I didn't really like the taste) for 2 days, and noticed that it's not working. I switch again to another blood pressure lowering recipe (I Heart Antioxidants). I have a co-worker who created her own recipe (kale, celery, lemon, apple, ginger and water) and she told me that in 3 weeks she has been blasting, her BP has significantly lowered and for a month of doing the blasting, her doctor took her out of BP med. Does result vary based on person's body? I am not sure if I am being impatient with the result?? I seen some testimony here of people who have significant result in lowering their BP but which recipe did they use.
Please see my response to this same post in the other forum!
micav wrote: Hi All, Day 7 using my Nutribullet & am loving it! One quick question has anyone used quinoa in their recipes and if so how much? Thanks!
Be sure to use COOKED quinoa! I'd say about 1/3 cup is a good amount - however feel free to use more or less if you'd like!