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A Review of the Nutribullet: One Amazing Gadget!

by Magnolia on August 30, 2014

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I never, and I mean, I never could imagine that I would shill for a gadget like some infomercial babe.  But, here I am.

I’m doing it.

Full Disclosure:  I’m not speaking on behalf of Nutribullet, and this is not a sponsored post.

Though I am an affiliate with Amazon.com.  So if you purchase a Nutribullet through this site, I will get a commission.

That said, that’s not why I’m writing this post.  I’m writing this post because I love this freaking thing!

I also think it’s an excellent resource for women who are trying to eat well while they are getting through perimenopause.  Which is the primary reason I’m telling you about it.

This is a blog about women ‘s health.  So, everything I write is geared toward you and providing you with good information.  Eating well is of the essence for women going through perimenopause, and especially for women (like me) who have reached actual menopause.

Which is why I think you need a Nutribullet.

It can’t make it any easier to eat well.  And let’s face it, if you’re anything like me, eating well can be an enormous challenge.  Even if you’re not struggling through depression, crashing fatigue, and paralyzed with anxiety and panic attacks in perimenopause, making good nutrition and healthy eating for maximum wellness a priority, takes time.

And who has a lot of that?

I’m a 57 year old graduate student and single mother of three children.  I have an enormous house with an enormous mortgage, an enormous yard to mow, siding to wash, floors to sweep and mop…….and that’s before I even begin to tell you about the six animals who need constant care and attention.

I’m a busy woman.

But, I’m also keenly aware that during perimenopause, and once you reach actual menopause, good nutrition is the foundation to quality of life.  Especially as we continue to age. And I don’t know about you, but I have no plans to die young.  I’ve got too many things to do and too much life to live.  But, I can’t do that, or any of the above, if I’m not eating regularly and eating well.

Enter the Nutribullet.

Nutribullet Where Have You Been My Whole Life?

I’ve been wanting one of these gizmos for years.  I even asked my children to buy one for me for Christmas last year.  For some reason, there was selective hearing.  I got a book instead.

And I will not lie: it’s not cheap.  Around $100.  So, I didn’t exactly run out and buy one for myself anyway.  However, now that I actually have one, I can’t find a good reason to give myself for not “biting the bullet” sooner and getting it.

It’s a worthy investment.

Especially if you consider all the money we are willing to spend when it comes to medical care when we get sick. Following my drift here?  I’ll say it again: the Nutribullet is not cheap.  But it’s $100 worth spending, and it’s cheaper than health insurance.

Here’s What Makes the Nutribullet Awesome

First and foremost, as a time strapped woman, the ease of use is fantastic It can’t be any easier.  The set I purchased comes with three cups, lids, handles, and two blades.  A milling blade (how cool is that?) and an extraction blade, which is the primary one you will use.

You place fruits and vegetables of your choice into the primary cup, or you can follow one of the recipes.  Add water to the water line, twist on the extraction blade like a lid, turn it upside down, pop it into the base and push.

That’s it.

The Nutribullet takes off like a, well, bullet. It grinds the fruits and vegetables in mere seconds extracting all of the nutrients, and turns it into a smoothie.  You can also add ice if you wish, and if you want just a little more sweet taste, add some raw honey.

To turn it off, you simply turn the cup until it slips into a little groove in the base and viola!  It turns off.  The cup pops right out and you can drink it straight from the mixing cup, or pour it into one of the other cups.  The entire process from start to finish takes less than five minutes.

Heck, maybe even less than three minutes.

It comes with a user guide which includes recipes and great information on good nutrition, and the nutritional science behind the Nutribullet. The recipes are for dinners, smoothies, soups, side dishes…….all with one gadget.  Seriously?  Impressive.

nutribullet-by-magic-bullet-with-natural-foods-book-d-20121120181245703~230087The user guide also includes a journal in the back to help you track your eating habits to help you change them if you need to.

I also purchased an additional book, (because I’m a total book addict and just can’t help myself), entitled Nutribullet: Natural Healing Foods,  which has more recipes, and scads of wonderful information on specific health issues, such as digestion problems, bone and joint issues, and fibromyalgia.

I point out fibromyalgia specifically because so many women are diagnosed with it, myself included.  And more specifically, of the numbers of women who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a very large percentage of them are in menopause.

I’ve said countless times, I believe there is a huge connection between low estrogen and low serotonin levels, which are present in women during menopause, and the high percentage of fibromyalgia diagnoses.  

Because as much as 95% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, and healthy levels of serotonin are fundamental in treating fibromyalgia symptoms, it only stands to reason that healthy digestion would be one of the most critical factors when it comes to treating it.

Because the Nutribullet extracts all of the nutrients from the fruits and vegetables, you are getting everything in that food.  Plus, all of the much needed fiber to keep your digestion healthy as well.  For fibromyalgia suffers like myself, the Nutribullet is going to be a way to tackle this issue head on.

I haven’t been this excited about recommending something to you ladies in a very long time.  While I don’t think the Nutribullet is going to cure all of your perimenopause symptoms, I do believe that it will do great things for you in terms of providing an easy way to get fast, high quality nutrition into your body.

I am now using it to fix my children smoothies in the morning as they rush out the door to school and work.  I can’t get them to sit down and eat anything I cook.  But, I can hand this to them as they breeze by, and now I know they’re getting whole, organic, fruits and vegetables for breakfast.

You can’t beat it.  And it tastes good too.

I plan to blog a lot more about the Nutribullet and the recipes that can be made with it.  So be sure and check back to see what else I have to say about it.  If you have a Kohl’s or a Target near you, you can purchase one there.  And, as I’ve said, you can also purchase one through my site here at this link.

If you get one, or if you have one already, please share your story!  I would love to hear it!

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