Nutribullet for Kids

We got a Nutribullet, and I kind of love it. It’s tougher than a blender, easily whizzing up raw veg, nuts and seeds. It’s less faff than a juicer, and you don’t loose the goodness from the fibre in the skins and pulp. It all goes in and gets pounded. It’s great!

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Since getting mine, I can honestly say that my fruit and veg intake has gone way up. Fruit in particular was always more of a chore than a pleasure for me to eat, but I’ve been whizzing up various combinations in my Nutribullet every morning, and it’s making healthy eating much MUCH easier. But, enough about me!

A real bonus I hadn’t planned on is how interested, and how much fun Gibby has found our new contraption. We’ve had tremendous fun chopping and whizzing together

***Obviously always supervised – the Nutribullet has fast and powerful blades that should be used only by adults***

but prepping and watching the results has proved to be a great learning curve for the little one. After a few hits and misses, I thought I’d share Gibby’s favourite Nutribullet recipes. At the moment, they’re mostly fruit based, but im happy with that. Maybe more veg can be gradually introduced as we go along. After all, it’s hard enough getting good food into them, right?

Breakfast Bullet

– One banana.
– Table spoon of any yoghurt you have in.
– Table spoon of peanut butter.
– A few mango chunks (optional).
– Squeeze of honey (optional).
– Handful so sunflower seeds.
– Milk up to the max line.

Not one for nut allergies but G LOVES this and enjoys chopping the banana for me. It’s really filling too.

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Berrylicious

– Handful of fresh strawberries.
– Handful of blueberries.
– A few drops of vanilla extract.
– Strawberry yoghurt – a table spoon.
– Milk up to the max line.

Spinach Smoothie aka Witches Brew!

– Handful of spinach leaves.
– An apple.
– Handful of green grapes.
– Table spoon of vanilla yoghurt.
– Apple juice up to the max line.

This one is REALLY green. Any green fruit can be added to the spinach (which you honestly can’t taste) but we find that the yoghurt and the apple juice really make it tasty enough for little pallets. We made a big deal of its greenness – and as soon as we called it a “witches brew” and served it up with an evil cackle, she couldn’t get it down fast enough!

Another favourite kitchen item in the Waterbirthplease household is the Zoku instant lolly maker. It’s exactly as it sounds – it’s kept int the freezer, and makes lovely ice lollies in 5-10 mins from any liquid you care to put in. We’ve found it perfect for some of our Nuribullet mixes, but obviously, any old lolly moulds will do for our two favourite, super simple recipes:

– Strawberries, banana, and yoghurt. Simple . . . Boom!

– Oranges and mango with a dash of water. OMG these taste like sherbet. Mr Waterbirthplease is a little partial to these too, and Gibby loves to make them.

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While we’re on the subject of frozen things –

Nutribullet Banana Icecream

Easiest Icecream you’ll ever make!

– Chop a banana into chunks and freeze.
– Whizz up the frozen chunks in the Nutribullet with about a cupful of milk – add it gradually till you get the right consistency.

Done. And it’s honestly gorgeous.

Bedtime Bullet.

A supper time snack. Bananas help promote sleep because they contain natural muscle-relaxants . Pumpkin seeds are also thought to be high in sleep-enhancing amino acids.

– One banana.
– Warmed milk – to preferred consistency.
– Squeeze of honey.
– Tea Spoonful of pumpkin seeds.
– Pinch of cinnamon.

There may well be more posts to follow about our blending adventures! Do let me know if you try any.


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