NutriBullet

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After watching the infomercials for the Nutribullet, many times, I was very intrigued to see if this power nutrition extractor really did what it said. I’ve been a fan of the magic bullet for many years but know that making fine juices like shown on the Nutribullet was not going happen.

Setup & Instructions

Setup of the NutriBullet was very straight forward as it looks like a MagicBullet on steroids. It comes with two different blades one for extraction and one for pulverizing things like nuts, full spices and wheat.  The instruction manual was also very well designed with good information and recipes. I highly recommend ready the manual at least some of it as it talks about certain fruits that you don’t want to put in whole because the seeds could potentially release toxins. For example, did you know if you grind down apple seeds they can produce Cyanide…most likely you didn’t neither did I.  The dose would be very small but I much rather just chop the apple and have no Cyanide at all in my drink.

The NutriBullet came with a quick start guide for those that want to get started right away. There were plenty of drink recipes in the included book too. My only issue with that was that some of the ingredients that were mentioned in the recipe I have no idea where to find them as my normal supermarket didn’t have them.  Maybe some recommended resources for purchases items would be good to show — this of course is just a personal opinion.

Extraction and Pulverizing

As mentioned before there are two blades to the system — so as long as you are using the right blade for the job the process should be very easy for anyone. The Nutribullet does not have any speed settings just and on and off when pushing down on the blend cup but the motor is very powerful for the size of the product. One other thing to remember is that this system is only good for cold or cool liquids — do not add hot liquids or water to it.

First i tested out my own concoction based on some items I had around the kitchen. Using freshly washed kale, pineapple and few other ingredients and then adding water to the fill line I started the process.  The first try I did not blend enough and it was still pretty chunky and leafy but after putting it back on the extractor and going a little longer I was able to get a smoother drink. It was not overly smooth but a good consistency much like a low pulp orange juice, which I like.

Next I tried the pulverize blade with some almonds. One quick pulse was really all I needed to make something that looked almost like bread crumbs. Holding a little longer and I could have almond powder…something like this would be great for grinding spices or even fine grinding coffee.

Comparing to other Products

As mentioned before I have the MagicBullet and I wanted to see how this did with the same ingredients. I also tested the Ninja XL blender which also says that it can be used as a nutrition extractor.  Well — after adding the same ingredients to the other blending products the final results came nowhere close as seen in the video we shot. It was to the point I could almost not drink them — but I will say that I think kale is one of the harder leafy greens which may be the cause of the problem since I have made some pretty smooth soups with all of the systems.  The NutriBullet is small enough that it does not take much counter space and can easily be stored and is a great product to be dedicated to making these specialty drinks as you can’t use it to replace a blender since there are no speed settings.

Thoughts

After using the Nutribullet to extract and make a variety of different drinks from the recipe book and my own including ones where I added powdered protein I must say I’m very satisfied with the performance and power of the system and it worked almost the same as it showed on tv.  As they do recommend filling with water when you extract I don’t see why you couldn’t use other beverages like grape juice, or other juices.  Just remember no carbonized or hot liquids and you will be good for a great nutrient extract.  Also you may want to experiment with the types of greens you like better obviously kale is a superfood but plenty of others that may work just as good and when mixed with the right amount of fruit you will not even taste the greens.

NutriBullet Product Demo

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