The Healthy Eating Secret Weapon for Busy Moms

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here.I was provided with a NutriBullet LEAN system as inspiration for this post. All opinions are my own.

The NutriBullet LEAN gives busy moms an easy way to get all the fruits, veggies, protein, and nutrients they need.

It was fate.

The day after I threw out my blender in a fit of rage when it wouldn’t blend my pesto, the lovely folks at NutriBullet contacted me.

Would I like to try out the NutriBullet LEAN system? 

Why, yes! Yes, I would.

I had never tried a special tool designed just for smoothies; I had always relied on my blender to do the job. (Which clearly sometimes it didn’t.)

Chunks of frozen strawberries would cause a drink to be labeled “inedible” by my children and it wouldn’t even process my pesto, for crying out loud!

Several days later, I received this package in the mail.


In case you are unfamiliar, NutriBullet LEAN is the new clean eating, weight management plan from NutriBullet. A team of nutritionists created a seven-day plan with two smoothies, two snacks, and one healthy meal each day.

The helpful guide that comes with your NutriBullet LEAN package explains the logic behind eating the right foods in the right amounts.

I’m not going to get into the science behind the plan, but basically when you eat the correct foods in the correct amounts, it tells your body it’s safe to let go of excess fat. You can learn more about this by reading the guide in detail.

For me, a mom of three who tries to balance the demands of staying home with a freelance writing career, the appeal of this plan is in the convenience factor.

Having a little book tell me to follow this recipe and I’ll be getting fruits, veggies, healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and more in a smoothie I can drink on the go is AMAZING.

In a day filled with constant questions and putting out fires from the mini-uprisings of one, three, and five-year-olds, it is refreshing to have one less decision to make.

It is also refreshing to know that I can get a quick, healthy meal that will leave me energized. Considering a typical lunch may be leftover chicken nuggets or a slice of frozen pizza, that is a huge improvement.

Because it’s not that I don’t have the desire to eat healthy. It’s just that sometimes my own priorities get pushed to the backburner. Such is the life of a mom.

Nourishing myself becomes a lesser priority than making sure my kids are fed. And if I run out of time for food, well, then I guess I’ll just grab a granola bar and call it a meal.

The NutriBullet LEAN system (which comes with everything pictured below) presents you with another option. Toss the ingredients into the NutriBullet and BOOM! Healthy lunch is right in front of you and you can even take it in the car!

And if you’re trying to lose weight, this can help.

NutriBullet didn’t set out to make this a weight loss program, but after hearing that so many people trying it out were losing weight, they saw that it can be used in that manner, as well.

You can check out some sample recipes here.

After trying out the NutriBullet for a few weeks, I found it to be extremely user-friendly. The set-up was easy. Clean-up was a breeze. It even includes measuring spoons for the amounts needed in the recipes.

One of my favorite smoothies from the provided recipes was the “Hearty Party,” which has kale, spinach, apples, cherries, almond butter, and almond milk.

It had a hint of sweetness from the cherries and a definite nuttiness from the almond butter. It filled me up for a good three hours and provided my diet with a lot more fruits and vegetables than I would have had without the smoothie.

According to the manual, if you are pregnant or nursing you shouldn’t follow the 7-Day Transformation Plan. But that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a healthy smoothie into your eating plan. After all, it’s important to get lots of nutrients when you’re eating for two.

The NutriBullet LEAN system is available from the website or on Amazon for $120.

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