A purchase for my health

After the hospital stay and follow-up with my doctor, I have started B12 shots every two weeks. I also decided that maybe I needed to try and do something different in the kitchen to get some more nutrients in my (still wonky) system. I wait up late for Sprog, every week, and one of these occasions lead me to catching an infomercial about The Nutribullet.

I had been considering a juicer but the fact of the matter is that I don’t like juice. I have never been a person that sits down with their morning OJ. If it’s not water or tea it’s got to have alcohol in it for me to drink it. It’s got to have STUFF. Otherwise, it gets overly saccharine tasting after like two sips and I hate the after taste it leaves behind and V8? That shit has an entire salt lick in it, even the low sodium versions (which is fine because EWW).

I’ve also done smoothies before but here we end up with my apparently weird drinking thing, too thick. I’m like the Goldilocks of beverages. The overly enthusiastic dude was spewing his spiel but I was watching the concoctions. I noticed they were made with water. I saw the consistency when slid across the counter to the “audience” or poured into a glass and they looked thin…but not juice thin. Hmm.

I asked on twitter if anyone had thoughts and one person responded with positive feedback.

I looked up prices.

Costco (ALWAYS. I LOVE YOU COSTCO) had a 14 piece kit for $99 online but it was pointed out on twitter that Bed, Bath and Beyond probably had a 20% off to use. Which is a valid point and BB&B had the same price but a smaller package because not only was it 14 piece vs 12 but the 14 piece didn’t count an additional cookbook. So we decided to head to Costco and take a look in person and what do you know, our store had it for $89.94 plus we get money back on our Costco Amex. Sold.

I have had a smoothie for breakfast everyday since, plus a Night Cap smoothie before bed the night we got it.

This is the first breakfast smoothie I made. It was a bit more green than I was ready for but I think that’s because I added arugula. I’ve had baby kale in them almost every day since and it hasn’t been as noticeable as this day.
Spinach, kale, arugula, cara cara orange, pineapple, mango, date, lemon, milled flax, raw honey, ginger and almond milk

Kale, blackberries, raspberries, cara cara orange, lemon Noosa yogurt, milled flax and vanilla rose almond water

Pumpkin puree, carrot, banana, half a cara cara orange, chai concentrate, ginger, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, cashews, pumpkin seeds, ice and a splash of almond milk

Frozen blueberries, baby kale, blueberry Noosa yogurt, half a cara cara orange, milled flax, chia seeds, vanilla rose almond water and almond milk

I make the breakfast smoothies in the large cup which leaves some leftover for Willy to have as a snack when he gets home from work. It’s easy, fast and not a huge pain in the butt to clean. I like varying them every day to change up nutrients and adding the yogurt helps keep good bacteria in my gut. I also like that it doesn’t take up huge amounts of counter space.

Hopefully the GI specialist will agree with the choice because I’ve been really happy with the addition to my diet.

Ideally I’d get Sprog on board with drinking them because I could add some protein powders (he desperately wants to gain weight) and get some good nutrition into that kid, he eats horribly.

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