Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Bullet

Several months ago Toby and I watched the documentary Hungry for Change. I believe eating healthy is important and even though I have a taste for fast food and cokes I try hard to limit my intake. I also don't mind the taste of  most veggies and fruits so it's pretty easy for me to eat need to have to drink my veggies and fruits like suggested in Hungry for Change.

Toby on the other hand took the documentary to heart and suggested we buy a juicer. I really wasn't all that on board about it all because (a) I have very little counter/cabinet space in my kitchen to house something that someone may bore of in a few months. (b) I didn't want to spend that much money on something that may be a passing fancy to someone.

I remembered at one time, my neighbor went on a juicing binge but hasn't used her juicer in a couple of years so she offered us her old juicer. It was not an el-cheapo but it wasn't a higher end one either. Needless to say it didn't last long after we got it before it had to go to juicer heaven.

For a couple of  weeks after the juicer death I reviewed the many different brands and styles of juicers that ranged anywhere from $100-$500. It was an exhausting task.

Toby was really enjoying the juicer and used it daily to make juices so he was missing having one. Quite honestly, I hated the thing because it was loud and hard to clean. I was secretly glad when it died. I'm so frugal I HATED seeing all the pulp that got wasted on juicing. It just looked like money being poured down the drain to me. My thought was I could have eaten that! I also noticed how many veggies it took to make a small drink. Even though Toby had been really enjoying the juicer I made no attempts to quickly replace it hoping he would eventually forget about juicing.

One day he saw an advertisement for the NutriBullet. I was impressed because it was reasonably priced and because it breaks it all down into a liquid there is NO WASTE. We did some reviews on the Nutribullet and decided it would work for our needs.

Toby makes him a couple everyday and takes them to work and I just recently have began to make me one a day. It's a perfect way to get your quota of veggies and fruits.  We use mostly kale, spinach, celery, carrots, banana, strawberries, mango, apples, broccoli, blueberries, oranges, pineapples, peaches, flax seed, and almonds. We try to change it up as much as possible trying different veggies and fruits.

When we first got it I was reluctant about using it because the color of the drink is not appealing, but they actually can taste pretty good depending on combination of veggies and fruits you use.

I'm not really one to promote merchandise unless it really deserves it but I have to say this thing is super sturdy and breaks the food down enough that it has the texture of a smoothie with very little to no pulp.I also love that it's relatively quite and super easy to clean.

If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to a juicer I highly recommend the Nutribullet. We got ours at Target for $100.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the juicer info. We may invest in one, and now that I know there's no waste, it's even more appealing. Love your totes, too. Patricia