As a birthday gift for Jeff, my parents generously gifted him (us) a NutriBullet! They knew that we’d been wanting one and just recently purchased one of their own and fell in love with it, so they decided to share that love.
And since my blender can’t even blend bananas, I was pretty darn excited when Jeff opened up the box last week. I finally got to use it for the first time Saturday morning and thought I had the makings of a perfect smoothie ready to go: spinach, blueberries, coconut, and almond milk. Doesn’t it look great?
And once I turned it on, it didn’t just blend–it pulverized. But, for some reason, the combo was not exactly what I’d been hoping for. It was thick, almost gelatinous, which made it a little hard to swallow.
So, I looked back through the instructions and think I found my error: packing the spinach down instead of loading everything loosely. I also switched out the almond milk for water, wondering if that would make a difference as well.
For take two, I included spinach and blueberries again, plus a little banana for added sweetness and flaxseed. I filled the water to the “max fill” line and pulverized again.
This time the results were fantastic! I cannot believe how smooth the smoothie actually is–it has me completely excited about smoothie making again!
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup blueberries
1 teaspoon flaxseed
Combine all ingredients in a smoothie and pulse until blended.
Time: 5 minutes