When I bought my NutriBullet, I definitely thought I was going to make smoothies. Lots of frothy green things full of vegetables and antioxidants, like all of the happy, magical vegans I follow on various forms of social media. I totally don’t do this. First of all–and you’d think I would have known this–I don’t like smoothies very much. If I’m having something frozen, it pretty much needs to be ice cream. Or a margarita.
With some resignation, I decided my NutriBullet purchase had been a mistake. Then one day while cooking, I didn’t feel like dragging out my food processor to blend my soaked cashews for a pasta sauce, and it occurred to me that my sad and lonely Nutribullet might be up to the task. Boy was he ever. Such frothiness from a cashew, I had never seen. And that was it, Nutribullet is now my go-to guy. He blends, whips and purees everything from nut butters to tomato sauce, and with such ease and snappy cleanup. Literally any time a recipe says to mix, blend or puree something, into NutriBullet it goes.
NutriBullet has also transformed my feelings about weeknight cooking, because I can basically combine a bunch of green veggies with some garlic, lemon juice and nuts, and get a perfectly amazing sauce to toss with pasta, grains and leafy things. Below is one of my favored combos, but you can get pretty creative. I recommend something green, something nutty, oil, garlic and plenty of lemon juice and salt. And I know people SAY they have easy weeknight dinner recipes, but seriously folks, this is as basic as it gets. I dare you to have it take more than 10 mins of hands on time.