One day out of the blue, Marie Anne said, "I want to get a Nutribullet." Excuse me? "A Nutribullet is a high speed blender that can whip up healthy smoothies," she said. So I found one at Target for $99 and surprised her with it....

It sat on the floor in the kitchen for about three weeks and I began to worry that it might never get used but didn't want to push the issue.  It's just that I've seen "health" products get purchased before never to be seen or heard from again.  Thankfully, this little machine didn't turn out to be one of them because once she got recipes and ingredients, she went right to work at becoming a smoothie maker extraordinaire.

She asked me to watch as she put grapes, banana, spinach, avocado, pumpkinseeds, broccoli, kale and cukes into the patented NUTRiBULLET then hit the on switch.  Not to impressive.  A couple of whir sounds that pulverized the contents of the cup into a viscous, sloppy, green soup and it was done.  She pulled the cup off of the machine and did what I knew deep down inside she was going to.  Extending her arm toward me she said, "try it!"

Understand, when a wife says this to her husband, the husband doesn't really have a choice.  Oh sure, one can argue that he does but, really, he doesn't.  So without skipping a beat, I grabbed the cup and took a good haul off of it.  "Mmmmmmmm," I said.  "Want me to make you one?"  "No, I'm full, but thanks."

Since she's been making these things regularly I've noticed that just about everything, regardless of the ingredients, tastes like bananas (so long as bananas are one of the ingredients).  I love bananas so, as long as I don't look at the color of the actual drink, I can tolerate the taste, regardless of what else is in there.  Oh, and I prefer it cold not tepid.

Though not completely sold on a regular diet of Nutribullet smoothies, I'm slowly developing a taste for these hideous looking little shakes.