Seven surprising things you can make with a trusty NutriBullet
Smoothies and juices —my reason for living —are probably what NutriBullet is most famous for. So I was amazed at the long list of additional delicious things I could make —and I’ve only had one for a few weeks. Here are just some of my favourites:
1. Almond Milk: Yes, folks, you can make your very own almond milk in a NutriBullet. I often struggle to find almond milk that doesn't cost the earth and isn't loaded with added sugars and sweeteners. All you need to do is add your soaked almonds, filtered water and sweeteners to your NutriBullet. Once you get to a smooth consistency pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and Bob’s your uncle.
2. Nut Butters: Store-bought nut butters often sneak in added sugars and funky preservatives. By making nut butters yourself you can control exactly what goes in. Enter NutriBullet. Here’s a great and very easy recipe for a delicious nut butter you can make in a NutriBullet.
3. Date Balls: I love date balls more than most things. However, with three costing close to R40 at health shops, it’s well worth making your own. Often you need an expensive mixer to make these but a NutriBullet whizzes the ingredients just like mixer can. This is one of my all time favourite recipes from Deliciously Ella that works like a charm in the NutriBullet.
4. Nice Cream: Ok it’s not real deal ice cream but this is an amazing healthy alternative. Add frozen banana, coconut cream and cocoa powder into to your NutriBullet and you’ll have healthy ice cream in a flash. Earthy Andy makes some of the best vegan ice cream recipes around. Her Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream is what I am currently in love with. Yes, I don't get out much.
5. Salad Dressing: Instead of shaking your salad dressing ingredients, try blending them. This way when the ingredients are blended they will better emulsify and last longer without separating. I made this Balsamic Almond and Tumeric Salad Dressing from Lemons and Basil over the weekend and it is all kinds of good.
6. Popsicles: This is fun to do and great for the little ones. My nephew is such a fussy eater so my genius sister puts just about anything she can into a popsicle mould. Especially dinosaur-shaped ones. This superfood popsicle recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients and so easy to do in a NutriBullet.
7. Baby Food: A few of my friends with babies make all their baby food in a NutriBullet. These supermoms say it really helps to create a silky smooth texture for babies with texture issues —which seems to be pretty much every baby I've ever met. It’s also a great way to sneak in things like kale and other superfoods into your baby’s foods and first smoothies. The little squirts will never know!
Did you know?
You can also use NutriBullet to whip cream, make hummus, grind coffee beans and make pancake batter? Now if it could just fly me to the moon it could do anything.
The above recipes were made with the NutriBullet Pro. This recently launched model boasts a powerful 900 watt motor enabling even quicker and smoother *NutriBlasts. You can buy a NutriBullet Pro 900 for around R2999 and is available from most leading retailers and online stores nationwide. To find out more go to www.nutribullet.co.za