Friday, August 23, 2013

A diet of nutritional ignorance…

A diet of nutritional ignorance…

Hey good people! I am excited to do this post because I did a blog post about juicing before after I purchased a nice juicer from Walmart last year I gave up on it pretty quickly b/c of all the trash it created! Two bags of carrots and have half a cup of juice. Frustrating and a waste of money IMO! Well some Sorors started talking about the Nurtibullet and the fact that it grinds up everything which eliminates all the wasted trash (and good fiber) it has easy clean up and blends things up extremely well! I went on a whim and bought it from Walmart and I LOVE IT!!!  

I posted a few pictures and figured I should do a post and give some reviews and recommendations. The title came from the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. A doctor was explaining most of the health issues in this country are based on our poor diet: A diet of nutritional ignorance. OUCH! But what you don’t know… you don’t know! The documentary was very inspiring and informative a must see!

I tried the Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox… EPIC FAIL! Lol The shakes were not good. The dinner one was the best of the lot but it was the best of the worst lol I ended up modifying that one. The plus side was I started using Kale which I was kinda scared of before lol

So far I have only used coconut water but I plan to try almond milk after the Dr. Oz suggestion and Sorors cosigning!

 A word of warning making an all fruit or mostly fruit drink will add up quickly calorie wise. I plugged in the a few in My Fitness Pal and I was shocked! So be careful!

So here goes:

Starting out Shopping List

Coconut water –Any brand
Bottled Water
Almond Milk (I got the low calories unsweetened version)

Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
Mangos (frozen Trader Joe’s work well)
Pineapple (canned in natural juice or fresh)


Other items:
Ground flax seed
coconut oil
almond butter

A combo of items from the Farmers Market, produce market, and grocery store for the Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox

Dr. Oz Detox  Breakfast shake ~ 1 cup water, 1 TBsp. Flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp Almond butter, 2tsp lemon
It was OKKKKK Not sweet but the almond butter was a nice change of pace 

Final product not pretty but lol

A mason jar! Its a great way to make a few extra batches they last 2-3 days max in here. Fresh is best!

My new favorite! Less calories!

My faves:

My new Fave is one I made this morning I just call it the Nurtibullet Cucumber #1

1/2 cucumber
1cup spinach
1 cup mango
1 pink lady apple
1/2 cup pineapple
8oz of coconut water
3 thin slices of ginger and blend!

I then take out half and add more water to make it thinner. Depending on your taste buds you may want to add more ginger but its pretty light you do not taste the cucumber or spinach but the mango and apple flavors come through nicely.
Less than 200 per serving


1 cup Kale
1 cup coconut water
14 pieces Trader Joes frozen mango
1.5 cups of blueberries
2 Tbsp ground flax seed

This is very good but comes out very thick. Again I cut all of mine in half and add a little water!
This is about 276 calories per serving (serving size in 2)

1 cup of spinach
1 cup of pineapple
1/2 cup coconut water
1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries

Very sweet and before I was checking the calories :-)

1 cup spinach
1 cup mangoes
1 cup strawberries

1 cup baby carrots
1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut water
2 apples

1 cup spinach
1/2 cucumber
1 cup blueberries
1 cup pineapple
2-3 thin slices of fresh ginger

1 cup mango
1 apple
1 cup spinach
1 cup baby carrots
1 peach
1/2 cup blackberries and raspberries * warning if you have a thing about textures do not use black berries or raspberries the baby seeds cannot be ground up thin enough to not feel them. I plan to try a bag of frozen ones to see if the same issues arises!

#8) Dr. Oz Dinner drink

1/2 cup mango
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup kale
1 Tbsp lemon
1/4 avocado
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1Tbsp flax seeds

I did not have the cayenne pepper so I will say you don't need it. Avocado sounds weird but it blends in so well you cannot taste it. This came out a bit thick for me so i spilt it in two and add more plain water.

Mean Green
  • Apples (granny smith) - 2 medium (3" dia)
  • Celery - 4 stalk, large (11"-12" long)
  • Cucumber - 1 cucumber (8-1/4")
  • Ginger - 1 thumb (1" dia)
  • Kale - 6 leaf (8-12")
  • Lemon - 1/2 fruit (2-3/8" dia)

Good and it is healthy about 250 calories


Green Breakfast

  • Apples (green) - 2 medium (3" dia)
  • Carrots - 3 medium
  • Cucumber - 1 cucumber (8-1/4")
  • Grapes (green) - 15 grape
  • Pepper (sweet green) - 1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia)
  • Spinach - 2 cup
  • Tomato - 1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia)
 I did not use the tomato but you really do not taste the pepper at all!

Ok those are my top 10 starter kit juices! I would highly recommend the Nurtibullet its reasonable at $99 vs some of the bigger more expensive brands. It gets the job done. The main upside is there is no real clean up and all the fiber you lose with other juicers goes right into you cup for all those added benefits!!

I also purchased 2 rubbermaid containers to carry the juice to work or to meetings in the evening. They were less than 4 bucks for a twin set at Walmart in the tupperware asile. Its been very helpful for me to have them handy so I didn't snack on bad foods or other goodies at meetings at night. They are not pretty so you will catch people looking at you and that green sop and wondering how you can drink that lol

Next up I will do my post on the Farmers' Market in Baltimore city! Had a great time there last weekend and found some cool items like purple peppers and white eggplants! I also got (from a friend) a HUGE... Ahhh I will save it for the psot but I am trying a few new things out to keep me on the right path and I will share them!

See ya soon!

please check in once you've tried one or two and please feel free to share your ideas!!


  1. Wow, so much awesome information! All of this is great advices! I've tried a lot of these but have not tried all of them I definitely will now, thanks! I juice on occasion but I find that blending them gets the most out of the nutrients because with juicing you do get fiber but you don't get the most out of it as when you blend! What do you think? :)
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