NutriBullet, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
No really, I love my NutriBullet.
I purchased the NutriBullet Superfood Nutrition Extractor a couple of months ago and have been raving to all who will listen about how much I love it. A friend recently suggested that I write a blog post about it, so here we go.
I am sure that many of you are familiar with the Magic Bullet. I have a magic bullet that I used to use to make my smoothies. However, I was very limited with what I could put in them. I had to make sure and use softer ingredients like berries and yogurt. I have also used my Magic Bullet for soup and dips, but I was really looking for something that I could use to make a plethora of juices and smoothies, and the Magic Bullet wasn’t cutting it.
So, “Why not purchase a juicer, Ashley?”
Well, I pressed on with my Magic Bullet because I have seen what a nightmare cleaning a juicer can be. The Magic Bullet is easy and quick and there is no gunk to clean afterwards. But still, I longed to spread my smoothie wings and the Magic Bullet just would not cut it for the tough stuff. My sister even gave me a juicing attachment for the Magic Bullet. It was a mess, and it wasted about half the fruit of veggie that you used it with.
I had never heard of the NutriBullet until the amazing Jully Black ( LOVE her) tweeted about it. “I love my NutriBullet”, she said. The accompanying pic showed a before and after pic of green juice in the bullet.
I immediately hit the net and read up. I’m a librarian, it’s what I do. I found positive review after positive review.
The next day, I purchased the NutriBullet and I haven’t looked back!
The NutriBullet comes with the power base, 2 blades (one for extracting and another for milling), 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, lids and a user guide.
The motor of the NutriBullet is 600 watts and all of the components are bpa free.
The NutriBullet is called an extractor because it breaks down ingredients to their most absorptive and nutritious state. When using juicers, you know that gunk that you throw out afterwards? Well, there goes all of your healthy fiber. When you blend, you are almost always left with annoying chunks. The NutriBullet turns fruits, veggies and seeds into juice in their entirety. We’re talking nuts seeds and stems here. This thing is powerful.
I literally use my NutriBullet every day, usually more than once. I have read some complaints about units leaking, but if you follow the directions and are careful not to fill above the max line, you should not have any problems. I haven’t and I would say I use my NutriBullet heavily.
The unit is super easy to clean as you just rinse with soap and water after each use. There is nothing to take apart or reassemble.
It literally takes about 15 seconds to pulse most juices. So quick and easy.
The instructions for the NutriBullet suggest that users make their NutriBlast drinks with some leafy greens, fruit of choice and then nuts or seeds of choice. But, the possibilities really are endless.
I thought I would share two of my favourite go-to juices. They are tasty and packed with nutrients.
Kale, Spinach, Parsley, Cucumber, Ginger , Cayenne Pepper and spring water.
Beets, Apple, Kiwi (skin on), Pineapple, Spinach and coconut water.
Another thing that I love to do with my NutriBullet is to use the milling blade and blend pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and almonds. This makes an easy protein packed mix to add to juices and smoothes. I have even added nutritional yeast to this mixture and used to coat chicken.
I love my NutriBullet and I could not be happier with it. I find that carrots, beets and frozen strawberries can be stubborn, but if you let zap them a little longer then you usually do with other juices, they pulverize, no problem.
I paid $120 for my NutriBullet at Showcase. They claimed that this was a $20 discount from regular price, but I have since seen it $20 less at both Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire.
I highly recommend the NutriBullet. I love mine and couldn’t live without it!
Have you tried the NutriBullet? Please share your favourite recipes below!