I have owned a juicer (the Juiceman) back in the day (remember the gut with the creepy eyebrows?). I LOVED the Carrot Apple juice that came out of it. I HATED The 5-10 minutes to to clean this thing. In terms of return on investment. It was way to much of a hassle to clean. I think I used it less than 20 times (maybe 10). I was looking for the same results. Healthy food, make quickly for someone on the go. I watched millions of videos comparing the Ninja Pro and the Magic Bullet and went with the Ninja (I just heard some – not alot – negatives about the Magic Bullet).
Easy to unpack, and had my first smoothie in less than 10 minutes (I actually read the manual)
The recipes list fruits and vegetables I have never heard of, so I went for a traditional one in my house. It consists of 1 tb of jiff peanut butter (creamy), one banana, a scoop of pure protein chocolate wiegh protein, and skim milk. My first smoothie I went a little light on the milk and it basically had me drinking pudding. It was very tasty pudding, but it was super think (which made it like a milk shake it actually was quite filling).
Its works SUPER fast, and it because the mixer is the cup I use to drink out of, cleanup is a snap. I rinse the blades as soon as I'm done, and then later throw the cup in the dishwasher.
I can see myself using this.
Be Careful Blended Calories Still Count
I put my ingredients into the recipe maker in MyFitness Pal.
1 Serving is 439 Calories
The banana is 100 Calroies
The Whey Protein is 160
The Skim Milk is 84
The Peanut Butter is 95
If I wanted to improve this I could remove the peanut butter (peanut butter on bananas is a favorite of mine). None the less if I could drink 5 of these a day and find myself at 2195 calories (I'm trying to stay around 1800-1900 currently. With this in mind, if I only drank four of these I would be right around my target. The only problem is who wants to drink all of their calories? I do occasionally like to chew.
So like most programs, have a smoothie for breakfast and lunch, and have a sensible meal for dinner.
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