Easy Nutribullet Recipes For Men
While we continue to hear about the problems with increasing levels of obesity that is resulting from the modern diet but men specifically are experiencing additional health issues. Poor eating and environmental factors are contributing to increases in prostrate cancer, decreased testosterone, increased joint pain, and lower back pain.
Fortunately, certain smoothie ingredients can help provide an essential amount of needed nutrients and minerals that many males aren’t getting as they age.
Nutribullet Benefits for Active Men
Many active males look to make their own protein drinks for their workouts but these typically don’t provide a well rounded source of nutrition as the usually contain lots of synthetic ingredients.
This is why Nutribullet created recipes specifically for men that provide a more complete source of necessary vitamins and minerals oriented to male anatomy.
The Nutribullet approach to smoothies is to include the pulp for extra fiber and whole nutrition rather than juicing which extracts only the juice. The increase in fiber improves your intestinal health and helps support coronary heart health.
Nutribullet smoothies can be helpful for active men who are looking to maintain muscle mass but also need the extra nutrition. The common Nutribullet ratio is to have 1/2 green vegetables, 1/4 Fruit, 1/4 Protein (You can also add protein powder)
What about Commercial Protein Drinks ?
Many men are happy to buy commercially prepared protein drinks to provide them the daily dose of energy and muscle building.
Unfortunately, while most of those protein powder drinks are convenient for on-the-go lifestyle, they are full of sweeteners and chemically processed vitamins which don’t get absorbed well by the body.
You are better off drinking a balanced smoothie and then adding a healthy natural protein like nuts or seeds to your smoothie.
Best Smoothie Ingredients for Men
1. Tomatoes, Watermelon, and Grapefruit
These fruits contain large amounts of lycopene which is an antioxidant known to protect against prostrate cancer.
2. Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach, and Sunflower seeds
These contain high levels of zinc which is a mineral known to boost immunity including in the prostrate area of the body. Zinc is also known to help testosterone levels in men.
3. Hazelnuts and Dark leafy greens(Kale, Chard, Spinach), Sweet Potatoes
These foods contain large amounts of important B-vitamins which help boost testosterone levels. Spinach also contains “lutein” for improved eyesight and high levels of Vitamin K for bone health.
Leafy greens are high in magnesium which can help support healthy blood pressure and reduce muscle cramping.
Bananas are full of fiber, vitamin B6, and potassium. Also, bananas are great way to add creaminess and sweetness to a smoothie (especially if you want to offset the bitter taste of certain vegetables).
Raspberries provide an excellent source of potassium, vitamin C, and important antioxidants. They are also a rich source of fiber and provide a nice sweetness without much sugar.
You will see Beetroots listed with lots of Juicing recipes for a reason. It is because Beetroots have anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of folate, iron, potassium, and B vitamins which are excellent for men health.
Spirulina has become a popular “superfood” in recent years as research has discovered that this type of special blue-green algae is loaded with so much nutrition. Loaded with omega 3’s, vitamins, iron, beta carotene, zinc, and more.
8. Almond, Soy, or Coconut Milk
Consider Dairy alternatives for your smoothies like almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk. Soy contains the most protein of the 3 but all offer excellent health benefits without the potential inflammatory response that dairy milk can create for many.
Nutribullet Recipes For Men
Nutribullet recipes for men have a common trait in that they are very easy to prepare and don’t require a lot of processing time.
Just include a mix of the foods listed above and add some extra protein for muscle rebuilding and you will have a healthy meal that supports proper male health.
Here are some examples of excellent Nutribullet recipes for males:
- 25% Kale
- 25% Spinach
- 1 Banana
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- protein powder(we prefer Hemp protein over whey protein)
- Add water
“Male Hormone Balancer”
- 1/4 small beet
- small handful(10) red seedless grapes
- 2 small florets of broccoli
- handful of blueberries
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1-2tbsp of olive oil
- Add water
- 1/2 Cup of cherries
- 1/2 cup chopped raw beets
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop of favorite protein(ideally chocolate of vanilla flavor)
- 1 tbsp flaxseed
- Add water to desired consistency
Vanilla Pumpkin Pie Shake
- 12 oz water
- 2 scoops vanilla flavored protein powder
- ¾ cup of pureed pumpkin
- 1 tbsp of walnuts & 1 tbsp of ground flax
- ½ cup of uncooked oats
- Cinnamon and vanilla extract to taste
- 12 oz water
- 1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder
- 1/3 banana
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup of spinach
- 1/2 tbsp of ground flax
- 1 tbsp of unsweetened coconut flakes
- ½ cup plain yogurt or vegan alternative
This smoothie recipes listed above can be prepared in as little as 5 minutes.
You can add a protein powder as an added protein source and meal replacement. The proteins we like are this Hemp protein or this plant protein which both will work well in the body and contain a large amount of nutrition without the junk found in many commercial protein products.
As you can see, there are many smoothie recipes that you can prepare in as little as 5 minutes. Nutribullet comes with an easy to follow guide that contains dozens of recipes.
Men can maintain their fitness and health the easy way by just adding these whole food, raw smoothies to their daily routine.