As some of you may recall, when Sandy hit last October I wound up hightailing it to my Mom’s house in Connecticut. Like most of her generation, my mother does not believe in spending hundreds of dollars per month on cable and has the most basic package option possible. So whenever I visit for an extended amount of time I resign myself to the fact that we will be watching a lot of PBS (not a bad thing) and prime-time network programming (a mostly bad thing). I also know that I will wind up watching an unhealthy amount of infomercials.
Now, while my mom may not believe in paying stupid amounts of money for cable, she most certainly has no objection to paying stupid amounts of money for whatever “AS SEEN ON TV” product happens to catch her eye during the morning block of paid programming. About three to four times a year she will call me up to ask my opinion about some crazy new product because she saw the infomercial and “Eet louks reely goud. Aind onlee eez sree payment ov tventy-nine dollar.” (That’s my attempt a writing with a Russian accent. Is it working for you?)
While most times I am able to dissuade her from purchasing whatever piece of crap she is enamored with at the moment, that weekend in October was not one of those times. The problem was that I was there watching the infomercials with her and after about the fourth or fifth time around the featured product started looking pretty good. Pritehhh. Pritehhh. Pritehhh good.
And so I bought one for her. And another one for me. And I may or may not have bought a third one to have as a spare.
So that’s how the Nutribullet came into my life. It rocks. I am in love with it. No, I’m not kidding.
You can read about why this thing is so awesome on their website, but it’s basically a compact, kick-ass blender that makes individual-sized smoothies and is really good at pulverizing coarse ingredients such as tough skin, seeds and nuts. It could also probably replace a juicer, but only if you don’t mind some fine pulp and a thicker consistency. The best part is that it is insanely easy to clean (takes less than a minute) and the container turns into a “to-go” cup if you need it. It also comes with a ton of recipes for healthy, nutrition-filled smoothies and drinks.
Here is a recipe for a breakfast smoothie I made earlier this week. (My own concoction, based on what I had in the fridge.)
Stay healthy(ish) my friends!