3. Tools for Healthy Eating: Smoothie Maker/Juicer
Ah my NutriBullet, oh how I love.
I did put off this purchase for some time, mainly due to expense.
I bought cheaper versions, they broke. And I still put off the purchase.
My husband finally bought me one for Christmas last year. And I'm glad he did.
I love it.
I could bang on here about how much I love smoothies and how they are good for getting in additional fruit and veg.
I do, and they are.
That is after all why it's made it on to the list for healthy eating.
But that's not what I love about the NutriBullet.
I love the quality.
The mixer base is heavy and solid.
The cups feel solid in your hand.
The flip top ring has a catch on it so it won't leak when you take it to work.
The screw top handled lip ring makes drinking from the cup easier.
If you have ever bought cheaper version, I promise you will notice the difference.
You might be wondering why I've included this separately when you can make smoothies with the jug from your food processor.
Well, and I say this honestly, the NutriBullet does it better.
Whether it's the high speed motor, or the cyclonic action that they talk about in the infomercials, I don't know.
But they definitely do it better. Smoother, easier to drink and so much easier to clean.
Smoothie maker or juicer?
Well that will come down to personal preference.
There are advantages to both.
Smoothies blend the whole fruit, vegetable or herb, retaining all of the fibre, whereas juicing extracts the juice, leaving the fibre behind.
Smoothies require additional liquid, which, if you use shop bought, can increase the sugar content quite drastically.
If money is no object I would suggest you get both and combine the juice you make with your smoothie.
But for me, I prefer a smoothie.