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About a month ago I purchased a bullet. A bullet is a small blender which can be used for a variety of purposes, but is most commonly used for making smoothies. Unlike a juicer, all the pulp stays in the drink, so it’s like someone already did the chewing for you. There are a number of different brands and types at different price points on the market, but I’m not going to tell you exactly which one I got, because this is not a review, nor is it a sponsored post.
As I’ve mentioned before, I have lost the desire to cook over the last few years. It’s probably fair to assume I am lacking in certain nutrients because I don’t consume the same variety of foods that I used to. A recent blood test confirmed I need to start putting more effort into what I eat. I realised I needed to be more mindful about eating to create energy in my body, rather than just to create mouth pleasure ( ❤ u 4eva, cheese).
The bullet purchase is part two of my lazy eating plan. I call it ‘Lazy Eating: The Smartening’. The plan was to set up a daily smoothie routine to increase the number of nutrients I consume. When I first purchased the bullet, I experimented with a variety of ingredients, and with time I narrowed them down. This is my current weekday bullet formula:
- A cup of baby spinach
- A handful of almonds or walnuts
- ⅓ – ½ a raw carrot
- Most of an apple or orange
- ¾ cup coconut water
- A spoonful of miscellaneous super green supplement
During the weekends I get a little more experimental, because I have the time to play around with different ingredients. Sometimes I make a hummus or a ‘vegan mousse’ (a combination of random fruit, nuts and cocoa nibs with coconut cream).
Yes, the rumours are true, I eat more fruit now.
To work smoothies into my morning routine, I had to be able to fit the smoothie making process into a ten minute slot. I chop up the fruit and veg in the evenings when I am preparing other food and place it in some tupperware for morning use. Rinsing of spinach, assemblage of ingredients and wash up fits into less than ten minutes, right before I leave for work. I then consume the smoothie while at work.
I considered the bullet for quite some time before I got it. I was concerned it was probably going to add more effort and expense to my life. In the end, the effort and expense has been a lot less than I expected, and definitely worth the additional energy I have felt since.
The bullet has added more fruits, nut and veg to my life, but how has it minimised things for me?
- Reducing the number of appliances. As always, when I purchase something new, I remove something old from my life. I had a hand mixer that I used specifically to make hummus. I am now able to use the bullet to do this. Also, the bullet purchase was what spurred me to minimise my baking supplies.
- Bringing less food to work. Because my daily smoothie is quite filling, I do not need to have as many snacks on hand as I used to. In the past I would be starving by 11. Now a small snack will satisfy me. By increasing the number of fruit, nut and veg I consume in the morning, I have reduced the number of delicious filling processed carbs I need to eat.
- Reducing the number of supplements I take. Part of getting my bullet was investing in a super greens supplement. This means that I can simplify my morning routine by cutting out other supplements that I swallowed in the morning. Also, I am consuming a greater variety of foods, so I probably need those supplements less.