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Frequent travel can be the downfall of many wholesome nutritious diets. Social plans, business meetings, whatever it may be, eating healthy doesn’t have to fall down the drain just because you’re on the go. While it’s great to enjoy a few meals out while exploring a new city, having a healthy balance by keeping a green smoothie routine can help you maintain your energy and keep your digestive system running smoothly.
There are a few reasons why bringing a NutriBullet, not just any blender, is great for a road trip. When you think of a blender, you might be thinking of a big, bulky machine with tons of parts you have to put together. The NutriBullet is not that kind of machine. It’s compact, lightweight and very space-efficient, making it easy to pack to take places and fit into small areas. As long as you have access to an electric outlet, you don’t need a lot of space to use it.
The NutriBullet quickly shreds through whole-food ingredients at a high speed without being too loud. One of the best things about the NutriBullet is that it allows you to get the full benefits of a homemade juice and smoothie combined into one. Unlike a juicer, where you just get the juice, the NutriBullet blends every bit of the ingredients to give you plenty of fiber. This increases your nutrient intake and helps improve digestion. There’s no waste compartment for the good stuff on the side of a NutriBullet like there is with a juicer and, therefore, less of a mess to clean up.
Assess what you need to make your smoothies and bring them with you. Your fancier ingredients, like chia, flax or hemp seeds, protein powders, and other dry add-ins can be stored in baggies for the road or for airplane travel. Other than that, it should not be hard to find basics like bananas, apples, berries, and spinach or kale. Frozen options are possible if you have access to a mini-fridge at a hotel or a mini cooler while you’re on the road.
Traveling and exploring new places don’t have to interfere with your healthy diet. Enjoy the taste of a new city while also keeping your nutrient intake and digestion in check by being conscious of what you eat and bringing along your trusty and travel-friendly NutriBullet!
Carrie Gabriel studied nutrition at California State University-Los Angeles and got her RDN through the Coordinated Dietetics Program there. She works as a dietitian for different corporate wellness companies, creating recipes for cooking demos and content for nutrition seminars.
She created her company, Steps2Nutrition, in 2012 in hopes of working more one on one with busy professionals and their specific nutritional needs. She has an advanced certification in weight management and specializes in gluten and dairy free meal preparation for various clients.
You can find some of Carrie’s healthy and delicious recipes and meal tips on her website, www.steps2nutrition.com, and on her Instagram and Twitter account, @steps2nutrition.