Don’t front – you remember.
And just like that – the Magic Bullet was left to sit in a corner feeling all sorry for himself and uncool. Well – I’m kicking it old skool. That’s right; I’m going to give the Magic Bullet some love. It is, after all, the OG of Bulletland.
… Okay wait…. I haven’t been completely honest with you…. I’m doing this post because I’m not one of the cool kids who owns a NutriBullet (side-eye to Ash), coupled with the fact that a really good friend recently gave me her barely used Magic Bullet for which I am eternally grateful. SO – let’s spread the love. We’re an equal opportunity kind of blog anyway and love sharing our reviews with you! So this is going out to all the Magic-Bullet-will-have-to-do people who have been wondering if and when we’ll do a post about it.
Don’t worry – I gotchu. Remember I told you – you’re my peeps.
So what’s the difference between the Magic Bullet and the NutriBullet anyway? Well other than the obvious (the latter costs more) it’s all in the motor and size. The NutriBullet has a 600 watt motor and holds 24 ounces while the Magic Bullet has 250 watts and holds 18 ounces.The NutriBullet also has an extractor blade that blends the tougher stuff easier. Yikes. Okay, that’s cool. So what we’re saying is the NutriBullet is the new and improved Magic Bullet. BUT that’s okay because the Magic Bullet is still a handy little gadget all the same.
So I get this gadget and Holy parts, batman! Well it is when you’re making that transition from the blender:
It came with the base, 2 blades (cross and flat), tall and short “bullet” cups, shaker and steamer tops, resealable lids, 4 mugs with coloured lip rings, a blender mug and a juicer.
I LOVE smoothies just like everyone else, and I’m quite happy that now I can make one in seconds with minimal mess as compared to a regular blender. And stuff like >>THIS<< no longer happens. PHEW! (But really, let’s take a moment to shake our heads at that blunder). My version of the green smoothie usually includes: almond milk, flax-seed, spinach, celery (sometimes kale), papaya with any variation of 2 or 3 of: apples, mangoes, strawberries, bananas, blueberries or peaches. I told Ash the celery gives a slight HEY GIRL at the end – I love that little kick.
There is no end to the ingredients you can use as it comes down to personal preference and what benefits you’re looking for. Some people use carrots, parsley and even avocados to name a few. When I remember to buy some, I also use granola. Because I was warned that it doesn’t get through the frozen fruit very easily, I usually throw all the ingredients in the cup and let them thaw in the almond milk for a few minutes while I continue getting ready for work. Then I rev that little bad boy to prepare my mid-morning deliciousness.
Yumnom. Had this been made in a blender it would be all liquidy (and lose all the nutrients) then settle if left for too long. Yay to no more of that! The consistency remains nice and thick and yummy. And because it’s not as powerful as say…. the NutriBullet… there are little surprise clumps of fruit which I actually really enjoy. Not bad, not bad at all. It takes me no time to make one every morning and is definitely less cumbersome than a blender since there’s virtually no assembly.
So let’s try the ice cream, shall we? Might I first point out that I had no idea what I was doing, I’m just trying to show that the Magic Bullet can do what the NutriBullet does…. Though it may take a bitttt longer.
I decided to make Mango Coconut ice cream using:
- A fresh mango imported from Tobago, that we no word of a lie call “Ice cream mango” – I’m guessing because of its creamy texture. I don’t know – I just eat ’em.
- Coconut milk.
- Coconut sugar as the sweetener. Yes, you read right. Coconut. Sugar. Dude. Found at the local grocery store.
I revved it up and then decided to add some frozen mangoes to make it a bit thicker:
Because of the less forceful motor, it took a few tries to get through the chunks of frozen mangoes, but it was maybe an extra two or three minutes. But anyway, then it was done!
It was a nice smooth and thick consistency then I put it in the freezer until I was ready to enjoy it. And just like that, the Magic Bullet is cool again (see what I did there?). Well I’m quite content with it and it does the job. Anything to avoid blender blunders.
I know that with all the parts you can make many things (dips, soups etc) but I have only really been using it for smoothies. Which do you have, if any? What other things do you make with your Bullet of choice? Share your thoughts, and ingredients if you’d like!