Monday, March 26, 2018

My NutriBullet Go-To Recipe where I lost more than 20 pounds!

Around this time last year, I went for my Annual Physical Exam required at work. To my horror and great surprise, I was at least 10KG heavier!!! Que horror!!! No wonder all my clothes were tight, and I thought they were just shrinking in the wash.

Me with an extra 10KG +.

I decided I needed a drastic lifestyle change, in a way that was acceptable to me, so it would be sustainable, and I won't bounce back to my unhealthy habits. I decided to give the NutriBullet diet another chance.

The idea behind the NutriBullet is to replace one meal a day with a green smoothie. It's a powerful blender that can convert raw veggies, fruits, and nuts in a filling smoothie good for a single serving. All you need to do is fill the cup, and put liquid (water, almond milk, yogurt, juice, etc) until the max line, and voila, you're all set.

My first attempt to smoothie 3 or 4 years ago

The last time I tried to do the NutriBullet Smoothie, I experimented a lot, and most often than not, my smoothie tasted as bad as it looked. I think I managed to do it all of 3 or 4 days, then I felt sick, I decided it was the smoothie that was making me sick, then I quit.

This time around I was much smarter. I stuck with MILD TASTING VEGGIES, and Strong Sweet Tasting fruit, to find a combination that actually tasted good. It's so good I have been taking it daily for a year now, except for when I'm travelling.

Coley's NutriBullet Smoothie Recipe

Handful of Spinach (use less when you start, and add more as you get used to the taste)
2 Cauliflower Florets (this helps thicken the shake and make it more filling, you can skip this and just add 1 Tablespoon Chia seeds instead)
1 Banana
Half Apple
Half Pear
5 Strawberries
Then I fill the cup with cucumber slices until full
*Water till the max line (to save on calories)

Note that recipes calls for fruit available the whole year.
When Mangoes and Pineapples are in season, you can substitute the apples and pears.

Tip: Papaya, Watermelon and Avocado don't do much to add positive flavor for your smoothie, so just eat them separately.

Another Tip: If you freeze your ingredients before making your smoothie, it will come out creamier.

At first I wondered if I would ever get sick of drinking my smoothie everyday, but I told myself it's just like coffee. So now, I even miss it when I travel.

I have lost more than 10kg in around 5 months but the good thing is I have embraced a lifestyle that has allowed me to keep it off.

I normally take a late low calorie breakfast (why eat if you're not yet hungry) ie baked egg cups and hummus, or sweet potato toast, etc. and half my smoothie for a late lunch and the other half for dinner. Since the smoothie fills me up, I no longer have any space for rice, so I normally eat a lot of veggies as part of my meal with some protein.

The result is I am back to my Singapore weight and I am within a few pounds of my University/ just joined Unilever weight.
This is me in Sri Lanka Oct 2017.

This is me in La Union January 2018, and that Bikini Bottom is a Roxy S!!!
Achieve!!! just saying.

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