NutriBullet Balance sponsored this post. As always, I only share products I know and love, and all opinions are my own.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I love a good smoothie. I have an array of smoothie recipes on my blog, many of which I’ve made dozens of times. (One summer I ate this smoothie almost every single day.) But I do see one common pitfall: sugar.
I’m all for fruity smoothies and I know that a lot of the sugar in smoothies is naturally occurring, but smoothies can easily contain over 80g of sugar. Yes, 80g. And while fruit is good for you, there can be too much of a good thing, so I wanted to share a different option with you. This avocado blueberry smoothie has just 16g of sugar but it’s still smooth, creamy, and delicious.
Portion control can be tricky when making smoothies: you throw in a little of this, a little of that, and things can add up quickly. (It’s not just me, right?) So I’m stoked to share this new kind of NutriBullet with you! You’ve probably heard of NutriBullet, and you know they can blend up your favorite ingredients to make delicious soups, smoothies, and sauces in minutes, but the new NutriBullet Balance is pretty impressive.
The NutriBullet Balance has a built-in scale that syncs to your phone. You’re like, what? YES. It is Bluetooth-enabled and it calculates the nutritional information of each ingredient you add and sends it right to your phone. Let’s say you’re adding peanut butter to your smoothie. You tell your app that you’re adding peanut butter and then as you add your scoop, the NutriBullet Balance weighs how much peanut butter you put in, calculates all the information, and adds it to your smoothie’s nutritional profile. You splash some almond milk in there and BOOM it’s added to your nutritional stats.
I know I probably sound a little nerdy, but I think this kind of technology is so cool. Even Alex was having fun trying it out. As I added the ingredients, I tested the accuracy by measuring the ingredients before I put them in and it was spot on every single time.
Alright, let’s get blending!Print
Low Sugar Avocado Blueberry Smoothie
This low sugar avocado blueberry smoothie is creamy and delicious!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup chopped frozen cauliflower
- 1/4 avocado (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or chia seeds
- Add all the ingredients to your NutriBullet or blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour it into a glass or a bowl and sprinkle with extra chia seeds, if you like!
If you don’t have a high powered nutrition extractor like the NutriBullet, be sure to use riced frozen cauliflower as it’s easier to blend than whole florets so you can get a smoother consistency.
Once you download the NutriBullet Balance app, it’s super easy to pull up pre-made recipes ideas or create your own. They have ideas for smoothies, soups, sauces, and more! I love that you can sort the recipes based on your preferences like gluten free, vegan, etc. Here’s a snapshot of what the app looks like:
I could see the NutriBullet Balance being especially useful if you’re trying to track your macros or you want to know exactly what’s going into your smoothie. I liked that I could see what each ingredient was adding to the nutritional profile of my smoothie which was so helpful when I was making this low sugar avocado blueberry smoothie. Once I was done blending, I just popped a lid on the NutriBullet cup and I had breakfast to go!