NutriBullet, NutriBullet, NutriBullet. It seems like it’s been impossible to escape that word in recent months, with people going so far as to say it’s a life changing device.
Me, I’m not one for fads. But I am a complete sucker for kitchen gadgets and this was one I just had to see to believe. I love my juicer, but cleaning it out afterwards is sometimes enough to put me off making juice at all! Although the NutriBullet isn’t a juicer, it promised efficient and simple clean up, and that was enough motivation for me.
So I bit the bullet (see what I did there?) and got the NutriBullet as a Christmas present. Admittedly, it sat in it’s box until early February as I was still in Christmas eating mode but from my first use, it was true love. Believe the hype! Easy to use, easy to clean with great tasting results.
It’s not all perfection of course. Be careful not to overfill these bad boys, as there can be leakage. One morning a hazelnut got caught under the blade and filled my kitchen with the joyful smell of burning rubber as the motor smoked and attempted to burn out. Luckily I caught it in time but all in all, I would definitely recommend the NutriBullet to a friend.
This recipe today is aimed to help you ease in to the world of having liquid for breakfast if you’re still used to a bowl of sugary cereal or 2 slices of toast. You don’t even need a NutriBullet, just a good blender. I normally make my breakfast smoothies with an abundance of spinach (or other greens, as the NutriBullet booklet recommends), some lemon, a carrot, a banana, berries, soy milk and seeds. But the smoothie I’m doing here is perfect to ease you in to the smoothie zone and due to the addition of porridge oats, is sure to fill you up until lunchtime.
Feel free to alternate the fruit you’re putting in, as well as the type of yoghurt. Make it versatile to suit what you have in the fridge.
This is what I used:
- 10 grapes
- 10 raspberries
- 4 large strawberries, chopped
- a small apple, chopped
- a small pot of Greek yoghurt (mine was strawberry flavour)
- 3 heaped tablespoons of porridge oats
- a generous squeeze of honey ( I never measure this but around 1 tablespoon)
- a few ice cubes
- some water, amount dependent on your desired thickness
Step 1: Throw all the ingredients in to your Nutribullet or blender. Pour in some ice cold water, filling until the ingredients are just about covered.
Step 2: Blitz and blend until smooth. Have a wee look at the results and add more water if the smoothie is too thick.
Step 3: Serve! It’s as simple as that. This will make enough for one very large smoothie or 2 regular sized ones.
This smoothie takes less than 5 minutes to whip together, so no excuses! And is surely a more sensible option than a sausage sandwich. If you’re hungrier than your average person, adding a banana to this smoothie will add some mileage.
As you continue on your breakfast smoothie journey, try to take away some fruits and add more greens, such as kale, spinach, broccoli, celery, etc. The more fruit you have, the more (natural!) sugar the smoothie will contain. So have more veg than fruit if possible.
Hope you enjoy,