I spent most weekends during The Body Coach’s 90 Day SSS Plan fighting with my Blend Active in an attempt to fit all of the ingredients into the narrow bottle, and then shaking the hell out of it to make sure every last seed was fully blended. Much to Darryl’s amusement, more often than not this resulted in bits of smoothie redecorating both myself and my kitchen. If that’s not a good enough reason to upgrade, I don’t know what is. Enter, the Nutribullet. I won’t beat around the bush, it might not be the best on the market, but every model has got great reviews, it does everything I need it to do, and, well, it’s pretty. Well done Nutribullet, you’ve cracked those of us who are easily led astray with overpriced technology.

I had my heart set on the Nutribullet Pro 900w initially, but while passing through John Lewis one day I spotted the Nutribullet Pro 1000w. I’d never seen it before and admittedly wasn’t keen on the blue, but before disregarding it completely, I stopped to find out how it compared to the Pro 900w. Aside from being 100w more powerful, it’s can also hold slightly more and has better features in comparison to its predecessors – such as auto shut-off, a stainless steel cup to keep your drinks cool, and an improved ability to crush ice, amongst plenty more. It doesn’t have as many accessories, but as it’s only me that uses it, that isn’t a problem. Plus, if ever I needed an extra cup or two, I could easily buy an accessory pack online for very little cost. So why was the recently launched, shiny new Nutribullet so much cheaper than the version below it? I have no idea, and neither did the Sales Assistant, so I took advantage of it’s insanely good £59.95 price tag, and ran to the tills with it as though I was handling gold. It’s now £30 more (and actually sold out at John Lewis), so on this occasion I guess it paid to be impulsive.

Now I’m no longer on The Body Coach’s 90 Day SSS Plan, I’m experimenting a lot more with food. Smoothies for breakfast at weekends are now so quick and easy, and I was even able to use it yesterday for mixing the ingredients for my beetroot brownies (they’re nicer than they sound, I promise). I know that my new Nutribullet will be getting a lot of use, particularly when summer comes around, so it really is money well spent. There are tonnes of good smoothie recipes in my three Body Coach books that I know I’m going to be obsessed with on those warm weekend mornings sat on our balcony. What can I say, this blender is the perfect incentive to persevere with my healthy diet, particularly as Mexico awaits and my bikini body is still very much in progress.

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