Nutribullet - Adding Natural Supplements

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


I genuinely had no idea what to call this blog...I basically wanted to call it "Adding Magic Powders To Your Nutribullet" but thought that might seem a bit odd...


Basically I'm talking about adding stuff to your Nutribullet which isn't fruit or vegetables.




Natural Supplements... which have all the vitamins you need, extra protein, fibre, antioxidants etc.


All the stuff your body needs but sometimes you don't get enough of.


My Mum is seriously into powders and potions and anything which is good for you really!


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I went home this weekend and (with permission) raided my Mum's boxes and boxes of supplements.


I've always kind of judged her for drinking weird green smoothies - but I guess I've come over to the dark side.


Lets start...



Chia Seeds


The first thing I put in is Chia Seeds. I already own a packet of these so I didn't need to raid my Mum's supply:
  • Chia seeds come from a flowering plant in Mexico and were apparently a staple in the Aztec's Diet.
  • They provide fibre and omega 3 so aid digestion and a healthy brain
  • They also contain manganese and calcium so help with healthy strong bones. Plus phosphorus which helps with cell and tissue growth and repair and are a great source of vegetarian protein.
I think you can tell why these are the one supplement I've actually forked out for at Holland and Barrett.

I bought the naturally milled kind and a 200g bag was £6. I only put about a teaspoon or two in my Nutribullet per day though, so its lasting me well


Flaxseed

  • This stuff is meant to help to prevent every kind of disease, diabetes, skin cancer, breast cancer, lung disease etc etc.
  • Now who knows if all that is true, but it does contain a lot of fibre and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Fibre helps keep you fuller for longer and omega 3 promotes healthy skin and hair so this is a good one if you want to look your best
  • It also adds manganese and the vitamin B1 to your diet, as well as protein, zinc and iron
Plus I quite like it in my Nutribullet to add texture.

A bit like when you get a really naughty smoothie and it has granola in it....kind of like that but the healthy not quite as nice version...


Bee Pollen

This looks different to the others....its crunchy not powder. Kind of like tiny pieces of honeycomb? That's the best way I can describe it.
  • It is rich in vitamins (B12, E, B1, B2, B3, B5 C and D) plus it contains all 22 amino acids plus calcium, manganese, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, aluminium, magnesium and copper.
  • It also contains hormones, enzymes and antioxidants.
  • Now that's a lot! It is a natural antibiotic and can also aid minor illnesses and allergies. 
  • It can even help prevent things such as skin degeneration, depression and hair loss.
This one actually tastes nice too and Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Middleton all eat it to stay looking young

I've tried to fork out for my own bag of this but SHOCK they don't do it in Holland and Barrett. Which is odd....so I'm going to have to go online!


Hemp Protein Powder
  • Hemp is a complete protein which is the best kind of protein you can get from plant matter. It contains 21 amino acids - including the 9 your body can't produce for itself.
  • It contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 so again you're getting a healthy brain as well as good hair and skin.
This is the first powder that is green...and doesn't taste the best.

I therefore recommend only adding a bit to your Nutribullet...otherwise it tastes like genuine pond water - don't go for a full on tablespoon!


Now the rest of these are also all green powders...which taste a bit like pond so go easy on them!

We've clearly eaten a lot of Thai Chicken Soup in my family in the past!

Chlorella
  • This is derived from freshwater single-celled alga - and yes that does make it smell as bad as it sounds...
  • It's super concentrated with vitmain C, pro-vitamin A, chlorophyll, lutein, thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, B12, biotin, protein and 18 amino acids.
  • I could have just written random words down there and I think some people wouldn't know the difference. I think I am one of those people...
  • I haven't a clue what some of those things are, but it is apparently a super-detox supplement.
  • It is a blood purifier which works to filter toxins out of your body and boosts your immune system.
  • It aids digestion, promotes the growth and repair of tissues and promotes optimal blood pressure.

Spirulina
  • This is said to be the richest and most complete source of nutrients of any single food on the plant. A big claim!
  • It contains all of the essential amino acids and is a complete protein.
  • It is about 70% protein but also contains, iron, calcium, B12, chlorophyl, antioxidents, cell salts and 2000 different enzymes.
  • As well as nearly every letter vitamin.
  • It is meant to be a great digestive aid, is cleansing and nourishing.
  • It helps support eyesight, strengthens your immune system, slows down the ageing process and helps maintain beautiful skin.

Wheatgrass
  • I'm sure you've heard about all the trendy people in LA doing wheatgrass shots...well this is the stuff.
  • It is full of chlorophyll and contains vitamins A, C, E, K and 82 our of the 92 minerals found in soil including calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc etc.
  • Might be why it doesn't taste great...
  • It is a powerful detoxifier, cleansing the blood and liver. A good one if you drink too much!
  • It also promotes healthy skin and hair, and is taken for its antiaging properties.

Barleygrass
  • This contains loads of enzymes, vitamins and minerals including potatssium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper etc etc.
  • It also contains the antioxident superoxide dismutase.
  • It is detoxifiying and energising and is taken to slow down the aging process, aid digestion, prevent fatigue and boost the immune system.


And exhaleeeee. That is it.




As I've mentioned the green powders (everything from Hemp Protein down) don't taste that nice.

But sometimes you've got to do things which don't taste or feel the best to get good results.

I don't always enjoy exercising...or having green tea rather than regular, or eating a rice cake rather than a biscuit...but sometimes you have to do things that don't feel the best at the time to get good results.

All of the above are super good for you and I'm hoping that I'll notice the difference in adding them to my diet, even if it is just that my skin is a bit more glowy and my hair more shiny.

Those are the results that show on the outside, but a healthy body on the inside is obviously the most important.


In terms of how much I add....I put about a tablespoon of each green powder, plus the bee pollen in a little pot with about two tablespoons of the flaxseed. I then mixed this all up and put on the lid.

Each day I put 1-2 teaspoons of this mixture in with my nutribullet plus a heaped teaspoon of chia seeds.

I've found that if you put anymore in your nutribullet tastes horribleee...no matter how much fruit and veg you put in!



Also a warning....they make your nutribullets this colour....

Appetising...


Another natural supplement I'm really into is coconut oil, I use it to take off my makeup, deep condition my hair, cook and moisturise my whole body.

I've run out so I've been using other moisturisers etc but I bought a big jar yesterday (its half price at Holland and Barratt at the moment! £7 rather than £14).

I think I'm going to put it to the test and use it twice a day on my body and face and see if there is a difference - I'm sure you'll read a blog about it soon!


Apologies for the very wordy blog, but I hope it is informative.

Let me know in the comments before if there is anything you swear by in terms of supplements!


6 comments :

  1. I really want a nutri bullet so I can start making super healthy smoothies!
    Rachel Coco

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