Many years ago my wife bought this thing called the magic bullet. I looked at it on the kitchen table and thought, “oh no, not another kitchen gadget/clutter thingy”. Weeks (months) went by with marginal usage…and I knew I was right, this was a waste of money and added more clutter.
At about that same point in time, my blood pressure was borderline high and I knew I had to exercise and eat better. I decided to try out that magic bullet. Somehow I stumbled upon the recipe of bananas, blueberries, milk, protein, etc. Over the years, I simplified my formula to the following:
- 1 medium banana (put in first)
- frozen blueberries (fill to about 1″ from the top)
- vanilla almond milk (fill to about 1/2″ from the top)
I usually buy bananas on Sunday night to take to work. I will buy the large pack of frozen blueberries (around $10) every other week or so. I buy a half gallon of the vanilla almond milk (60 or 90 calorie). This also lasts me about 2 weeks also. I have never actually measured the exact amounts or costs but I’m guessing it’s $1.50 or so which is less than my tip when I eat out. Oh, and the cost of the blender is about $40 (Magic Bullet)
Before you blend, spin the teeth to make sure they are free from grit. When I first started using the blender, I used powdered protein. The powder found it’s way into the gears and I burned up my motor. It’s still good habit to make sure it’s spinning freely.
It takes about a minute to blend. It can be a little loud if you take it to work. It’s not a perfect blend as I always seem to have one blueberry partially blended that finds it way to my straw. Also, it may not be completely filling so I will typically have a granola bar or a protein bar with my smoothie (that will add up to a dollar to your daily cost).
Cleanup is a snap, you can put a pinch of dish soap and hot water and blend. I usually just rinse out with hot water.
My blood pressure has stayed in check, my lunch costs went way down, and I eat at least one healthy meal a day. I guess my wife was right.