I have been ‘a juicer’ for the past few years now, and I am constantly looking for new ways to improve the nutritious value of my drinks and the time that it takes to make them. In addition, I wanted to find a natural way to loose a few extra pounds and increase my energy levels.
When I first came across the Nutribullet, I was immediately interested in it, and while I had become quite attached to my old and trusty juicer; I decided after watching the infomercial, researching online and reading dozens of user reviews, I decided to buy it for my family.
The first thing that absolutely captured my attention when I opened the box was the beautiful book full of recipes that came with it. I must admit, that I basically salivated over these recipes before I even began looking at the machine. However, when I did get there I was very impressed with it. The machine is taller and slimmer than most juicers and blenders, and I could tell that it was going to be the perfect space-saving gadget to have in a small corner when I wasn’t using it.
After finally deciding on the perfect recipe for my first attempt, I finally put it into action. For my first drink I used:
- A handful of organic baby spinach
- ½ Avocado
- 1/2 to 1 full apple
- Handful of cashews, pumpkin seeds and almonds
- Extra – add 1 – 2 Tablespoons of organic hemp seed
- Add filtered water to max fill line
So, what can I tell you about the Nutribullet System?
First, my shake was made in under a minute. I couldn’t believe how quickly this blender was able to process the ingredients. This is down to the power of the machine as it packs a hearty 600-WATT engine.
Second, I can also tell you that the texture of my shake was incredibly smooth, and while the green color gave away the spinach’s presence in the drink; it was not an overwhelming taste or texture of spinach at all.
Third, I was also extremely impressed that there were no stalks, or bits and pieces left over, as there would be in a normal juicer. Absolutely everything is used to boost up the nutritious value of the shake.
Unlike my old machine that took 10-15 minutes, cleaning up the machine was an absolute breeze and took me less than a couple of minutes. While the extractor blades have to be hand washed, all the various cups and lids are machine washable, which makes cleaning up that much easier.
Fourth, the added benefit from my own experience was the weight loss and increased energy after just a couple of weeks. Note – your own experience may differ and you should consult your doctor prior to changing your diet.
Nutribullet Recipes for Weight Loss: Delicious Drinks
This is really the fun part for me because you can use either the recipes that come with your purchase or try experimenting yourself. Literally, you can make thousands of different recipes. Some will taste great, while other times, you will need to tweak your ingredients. One tip that helped me, if you find it just a tab bitter, try adding ½ of an apple or a few slices of pineapple.
One of my favorite healthy morning Nutriblasts includes the following:
- Your favorite protein powder (vanilla works best)
- ½ cup of raspberries or strawberries or blueberries
- 2 tablespoons of organic hemp seed
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of holy crap breakfast cereal (yup that’s the name)
- Add filtered water to the max fill line
Afternoon or Evening Recipe – I like to include 1 green smoothie or drink per day. I do try for 2 depending on what I’m doing.
You are only limited by your imagination. Many times when I come home later in the evening from work, instead of having a heavy meal, I will opt for 1 of the above recipes. It’s quick to make, healthy and nutritious.
Blueberry Honey Blast;
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Cup Spinach
1 Cup Wild Blueberries
1 Tablespoon Super Food Super Boost
1 Teaspoon Organic Raw Honey
This is wide open – limited to only your imagination
1/2 cup strawberries – could be blue berries too
Mixed Greens – 1/2 to 1 cup
Cold Filtered water or Almond rice milk
Green Smoothie blast
handful of mixed greens kale,spinach etc
protein powder – your favorite
ice cold filtered water
Mango and Banana Blast
Protein Powder – optional
Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet
One thing I do want to clear up is the misconception and sometimes the confusion between this machine and the name magic bullet. Is the magic bullet the same? In one word – no. The reason you see the name on the bottom of the base, is because they are the main brand name for all these products.
Nutribullet Pro 900: Great Value For The Price
The All New Nutribullet Pro 900 Review – The unique combination of the new Nutribullet Pro Extractor Blade and the exclusive Cyclonic Action, generate the necessary power to pulverize, emulsify and break down fruits and vegetables, so you can access all the delicious hidden nutrition inside. With a 900 Watt motor, you now have 30% more power than the original pro series.
Simply load your favorite fruits and vegetables into the large cup, screw on the lid, attach it to the blender and turn it on. It doesn’t get any more simpler than that. I usually run it between 20-45 seconds for best results.
You can check out the following model here:
Here’s what you get included 15-Piece:
1 High-torque Power Base
2 Extractor Blade
1 32 OZ Colossal Cup
2 24 OZ Tall Cup
1 Short Cup 1 Handled Lip Ring
1 Regular Lip Ring
1 Flip-Top To-Go Lid
2 Stay-fresh Resealable Lids
1 User Manual & Cookbook
1 Pocket Nutritionist
1 Bonus Life Changing Recipes Book
Bullet Blender – Is This The Best Food Processor For The Value?
For the price and quality – Yes. Of course the final, most crucial test came when I tried and tested it on my family, who have over the years studiously refused to drink any of my normal juices, and the result was a resounding “Delicious!”
After using this machine personally for the past 2 1/2 years, I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions for my family. It works exactly as advertised. Whether you are in the market for the best smoothie blender or smoothie maker, this is a great option.