For years, I avoided the blender/juicing craze, for fear that it might be one of those things that I’d buy just because everyone else are using it and then toss it aside, neglected after one month of use. So when I have decided to lead a healthier lifestyle and also committing to eating more greens, I decided to venture into the blender arena. Few months ago, there was a promotion going on with the Nutribullet Pros so I thought why not and picked one up.
If you’re like me who struggle to eat your recommended intake of fruits and vege each day, having a blender helps to achieve that. Of course I am not recommending that we only drink juices and smoothies without eating the real deal but it’s a good way to up our fruits and vege intake for sure. Not to mention there are heaps of healthy juicing and smoothie recipes on Instagram, pinterest and pretty much everywhere online to trial and never get bored of juicing.
It’s been months now and I can honestly say I use my blender every day except weekends as it usually mean I am low in time during weekdays + nights and is on my dedicated eating routine.
Every morning, I’ll have a protein smoothie which includes oats, unsweetened almond milk*, protein powder*, chia seed and a selection of fruits that I can get my paws on. I usually prep this overnight stored in the fridge and in the morning I’d just blend and go.
It fills me up and is absolutely yummy. Sometimes I experiment my breakkie with peanut butter + banana (omg so good but can’t have it too often!), sometimes with raw cocoa, cinnamon, even collagen powder; the options are endless you just got to test it out and find what works for you.
On the weekends, I tend to go out for brunches so I don’t do smoothies on the weekends just so I can break up the routine a little. If I have time, I’d also make my own breakfast + eat fruits fresh for more nutrients.
When it comes to juicing, I tend to keep this to green juicing only and usually weeknights after my gym session to go with my protein filled dinner. Again, this is what works for me and also because I am a lazy being; hence I would generally keep it simple by mixing spinach, lemon, ginger and water for a quick detox blast.
I am kinda like a creature of habit so I don’t mind having the same thing and experiment only when I can be bothered to try different things. Sometimes I mix kale, coconut water, carrots just to name a few to mix up my green juices.
*I am lactose intolerant and generally don’t like soy based drinks so I’d opt for almond milk which I find sits well with my body. My diary free protein powder brand is an Aussie brand call RAW and in my opinion is the best protein powder ever. (I don’t get paid to mention these either)