I’m not much of a cook. It’s not that I can’t cook per se, it’s just not what I enjoy spending hours of time doing. I leave that up to my boyfriend J. because honestly, that man can cook and I’m partial to being his taste tester. Unless I’m cooking for a party, holiday, or special event, I keep things pretty simple in the kitchen. I like recipes with few ingredients, little prep and cook time, and lots of deliciousness. I know I’m not the only lazy gal out there, so I figure, why not share a few of my favorite easy, healthy options. I’m calling this new series, Lazy Gal Eats.
Over the weekend I went to Costco with J. and right when we walked in the door I saw something exciting, the NutriBullet. I’ve had it on my mind since I started listening to my favorite personal finance podcast, Listen Money Matters. Cohost Andrew and his wife Laura love to whip up smoothies in their NutriBullet, and hearing him talk about them over and over made it sound so simple and wonderful. And truly, it is.
I’ve always loved smoothies, but haven’t made them at home much. Mostly because of my blender. Although it’s a very nice blender, I have to hand wash all the pieces (no dishwasher in my apartment) in my little sink and it is a total pain in the you know what. The NutriBullet changes all that. It’s tiny enough to work in my little kitchen, came with two blades and four cups of various sizes plus handles and lids so I can make my smoothie, slap on a lid, and take it right out the door. Plus all the pieces are small enough for easy cleaning. Yay!
I’ve only made one smoothie as of this post, but it was so delicious. Now I’m looking for more ideas. Here’s what I did…
- 1 cup raw baby spinach
- 1 cup raw strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 peach flavored sparkling water
- 1/2 cup water
I’m thinking of freezing the flat of strawberries I picked up at Costco to go along with the frozen blueberries and peaches I bought there. They have everything right in the aisle to make all your smoothies. I also have some protein powder that I want to try adding in next time, too. My friend Leila of Leila Dishes turned me on to an Instagram account you should follow called @simplegreensmoothies that is full of fun pictures and smoothie recipes that I’m excited to try. Leila also told me about her favorite smoothie recipe…
- 12oz coconut milk
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
- 1-2 tbs lime juice
- 1 cup fresh spinach
I can’t wait to try it!! If you’ve got any other smoothie recipes that you enjoy, I would love to try them. Please leave lists or links in the comments below. Thanks!