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TOPIC: Anyone tried the Nutribullet blender ?

 
January 26, 2013 10:29 PM
I just purchased one and I loved it.
January 27, 2013 5:14 PM
I have been researching ways to make green smoothies and while this product seems appealing, I worry about it's lasting power. Has anybody had it for longer than 6 months? It seems like the only person who has said it broke. I really don't wanna drop $80-100 on something that will only last a few months.
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February 19, 2013 12:06 AM
I bought my wife a $300 Breville juicer last year. She loves it and has lost a good amount of weight using it. Well about a month ago I bought the Nutribullet at the recommendation of a friend. I read the instructions that night with the plan to use it in the morning.

When I got up my wife was making her juices for the day (breakfast and lunch). She had been doing so for about 10 to 15 minutes and then started to disassemble the juicer for cleaning. I walked out and made a breakfast shake with the Nutribullet. I got everything out and made my shake. I then cleaned the Nutribullet and walked away, in LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES! My wife was still cleaning the juicer. It was hilarious. She now uses the Nutribullet most of the time because of the fast and easy use.

I’m not trying to talk bad about the Breville juicer. It’s a fantastic machine and does what it does very well. The drawback is you will use a lot of produce and the cleanup is extensive. The Nutribullet is fast, easy and the clean-up is super fast (wash the cup and blade assembly, that’s it).

As for recipes there are a bunch of different ways you can go. I don’t like stuff that tastes bad, probably like most people. My wife is able to drink some of her juices that taste like lighter fluid (I’m not kidding!)

I prefer mostly fruit, but I do always start with green leafy vegetables. I add nuts and flax or chia seeds as well. I have used water, coconut water and flavored water. You can follow the suggestions in the book, and then use that premise to create flavors you like. It is very easy and I do like to use some frozen fruit to make the drink cold. Remember some stuff will make it thick and some will make it thin. My favorite drinks are listed below.


Handful of spinach
Six chunks of fresh pineapple (frozen pineapple chunks sold at Costco)
Six slices of frozen peaches (sold at Costco)
1/8 cup flax or chia seed
1/4 cup raw almonds
Coconut water to max line

Handful of spinach
Mixed frozen berries (sold at Costco)
Six chunks of fresh pineapple or Six slices of frozen peaches
1/8 cup flax or chia seed
1/4 cup raw cashews
Coconut water to max line


The key is to make the drink the consistency you like. You do this by adding more or less liquid. A great way to thin the mixture is to pour it into a blender bottle and add additional water to thin it out. I like to put it into the blender bottle and drink it on my way to work. The bottles don’t leak and you can keep the contents mixed if they start to separate a little. You can get the blender bottles all over the place. I purchased several from Amazon.

The key is to get off of your rear and do something. The Nutribullet makes it so easy and fast to do there really is not an excuse not to. The cost is also cheaper because you are not going through a ton of produce. As other poster have reported, you will feel better. I have not had coffee since I have been drinking the shake each day, and I work graveyard.

Good luck.
Edited by forsch45 On February 19, 2013 12:12 AM
February 20, 2013 7:54 PM
How do you document the calories used in a blast?
February 20, 2013 7:57 PM
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I recommend the ninja kitchen system 1200-- I got mine for $120 and it does so much more. I heard the bullet still leaves heavy pulp.

I agree. Makes my life easier!
February 20, 2013 8:13 PM
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February 20, 2013 8:28 PM
We have fruit and veggie smothies every morning made with our nutribullet. Love that thing blushing
I started off buying organic frozen fruits but found they had little to no flavor. Now I purchase in bulk and when fruit becomes nice and ripe, I chop and freeze myself.

I usually start with mango, kale with rib removed, canned lychee, fresh frozen pineapple, blueberries, peach, carrot, etc. I like to weigh out my produce, about 30 to 50 grams of each. I like to use unsweetened coconut water instead of plain water.

I use the milling blade and my magic bullet to grind flax seeds to a fine powder and add this as well as a couple of almonds, pumpkin seeds, and the like.

It really did make my cravings for sugary foods disappear. It fills me up until lunch without bogging me down. I use it as a way to get in my fruit, veggies and fiber in one shot so that everything else I eat during the day is a bonus.drinker
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February 27, 2013 4:17 AM
I brought mine and live it. I see some prople talk about the taste. That depends on what you put in it. Lots of veggies but aldo fruit to cut the bitter taste. Try orange pineapple apples grapes etc
March 3, 2013 11:28 AM
Just purchased the Nutribullet and waiting to recieve it! Can't wait to start using it!
March 3, 2013 3:54 PM
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Hello, I was just wondering if you would recommend the Nutribullet for mixing up pre/post workout shakes? I use a regular blender now but my shakes are gritty. I mix whey protein powder, creatine powder, beta alanine powder, and a few other ingredients(mainly powders). Would the Nutribullet be a good choice or overkill?


I don't think there's anything that will make creatine powder less gritty.
  20740064
March 21, 2013 11:18 AM
you have to add a liquid. after blending add water, or almond milk the healthiest :)
March 21, 2013 6:55 PM
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I just purchased it also. What did you do to lose the 30lbs other than drink one of these for breakfast? It blended up everything really good. The only issue I had is that it had no taste at all. But i guess no taste could be better than a nasty taste lol


I buy fruit in bulk at Costco and wait for it to ripen. Then cut up and freeze in a single layer. I find that pre-frozen fruit has no taste, isn't sweet and was just all around underwhelming huh Even though it's more work to prepare the ripened fruit, it's absolutely delicious.

edited to include: I use my nutribullet for fruit and veggie smoothies but my regular magic bullet for cooking & milling.
Edited by hookilau On March 21, 2013 6:56 PM
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March 21, 2013 7:01 PM
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How do you document the calories used in a blast?


same as you do in any recipe....you can log as a 'meal' or as a recipe if you use the same stuff every day.

I don't though, I use different stuff every day. Sometimes mango, blueberries, black plums, apple, banana. sour sop, tamarind....you get the drift. I prefer to weigh in grams and log that way. Most of my smoothies come out to just under 300 cal. You can have a peek at my diary if you'd like to see how it works out.
  36358368
April 3, 2013 5:17 AM
I've had my nutribullet for a little over two weeks. I've lost 8lbs in two weeks just by having a blast in the morning and watching what I eat the rest of the day. I have two questions for all you NB users. First one is can someone give me some good blast recipes that incorporate veggies with the fruit? Or which ones pair well together? Or even one that is straight veggies?

Second, how do you go about incorporating protein mix? Are you using a straight protein mix, or a protein shake mix? Would it help boost the flavor? I am clueless when it comes to protein shakes. I did a physician weight loss program about 15 years ago that used shakes as a breakfast and lunch meal. They were protein shakes and tasted absolutely horrible. Since then I have been scared to go near anything protein shake/bar. I figure it's been 15 years, to be sure the flavor has advanced since then?!
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April 3, 2013 5:40 AM
sick oh bleck. Protein powder just smells awful to me & I can't stomach it. My DH on the other hand tolerates it well. Note, I said tolerate huh He's an old muscle-head from the 80's so he knew what he was in for when he started adding PP to whole fruit green smoothies. Which is essentially what 'nutriblasts' are.

I hear that gritty is what they are, so if you add protein powder, expect it. As far as recipes, we both start with 6 to 10 oz of coconut water or coconut milk, & then 30ish grams of greens, then frozen fruit. I like to soak chia seeds & give it a whirr in coconut water before I start adding any fruits/veggies but used to use freshly ground flax seeds.
  36358368
April 4, 2013 4:59 AM
Thanks! Guess I will have to do a trial and error! I haven' tried the chai seeds yet. Only had the ground flax seeds! I am going to get those this weekend!
  40782658
April 4, 2013 5:01 AM
QUOTE:

I just purchased it also. What did you do to lose the 30lbs other than drink one of these for breakfast? It blended up everything really good. The only issue I had is that it had no taste at all. But i guess no taste could be better than a nasty taste lol
just owning it makes you lose 30 lbs obviously.
  33314543
April 4, 2013 5:02 AM
Yes, I have a Nutribullet and I love it. I use spinach and frozen fruit. The cleanup is easy and all the fiber stays in the smoothie.
April 4, 2013 5:02 AM
Not true. I love the Nutribullet that I have had for about 2 months.
April 4, 2013 5:06 AM
wait. what's not true?
  36358368
April 4, 2013 5:08 AM
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April 4, 2013 5:10 AM
The meal supplement by Andrew Lesserman (Secure Vanilla and Chocolate) blends well with spinach and frozen fruit and banana. It's not a protein shake but it gives the mix an awesome taste
April 4, 2013 5:12 AM
I don't have one, but my BFF does and would kill the person who tried to take it from her. I also have a friend up north who has one and loves it. My BFF has brought it over here for parties and it seems... complicated. I'd probably go with a more traditional style blender if I were to buy a new blender. :)
  26001168
April 4, 2013 5:19 AM
QUOTE:

I don't have one, but my BFF does and would kill the person who tried to take it from her. I also have a friend up north who has one and loves it. My BFF has brought it over here for parties and it seems... complicated. I'd probably go with a more traditional style blender if I were to buy a new blender. :)


It is the least complicated kitchen gadget I have ever used with the easiest clean up!
  40782658
April 4, 2013 5:25 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I don't have one, but my BFF does and would kill the person who tried to take it from her. I also have a friend up north who has one and loves it. My BFF has brought it over here for parties and it seems... complicated. I'd probably go with a more traditional style blender if I were to buy a new blender. :)


It is the least complicated kitchen gadget I have ever used with the easiest clean up!


All I know is it took her 5 minutes to get it running :P
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