Does it work?
I bought my Nutribullet about a year ago and to be fair, it’s still working! Hoorah!
There is a lot of science behind the Nutribullet as you can see from the picture; “cyclone action”, “superfood” and so on… I don’t really pay any attention to that. My main concern is “will it make a good smoothie?”.
The simple answer: yes. I have chucked a lot in my Nutribullet and it has always managed to blend it into a decent smoothie, including a lot of frozen fruits. There is also a milling blade which can be used to grind things like seeds into powder – I used it quite a lot to grind fresh pepper when my pepper mill broke. It can also be used to blend a smooth soup.
What can you put in it?
I have mainly used it for smoothies and I’ve yet to find a fruit it can’t destroy. Of course, you have to remove any pips or seeds and chop it in to manageable chunks but that really doesn’t take any time to do. I have used it without taking the time to skin the fruits eg. grapes, plums, apples etc. and you do end up with quite a few bits of floating skin. This doesn’t really bother me but just be aware that it doesn’t obliterate everything.
In terms of frozen fruit, whilst it makes a racket, it does blend it all down. Be warned that you will need to adjust the amount of liquid you add. Frozen fruit will blend down into a stiff slushie consistency so if you’re wanting your smoothie to still be quite smooth, you will need less frozen fruit than you would normally add if it were not frozen. It’s something I didn’t consider at first and ended up making something like ice cream.
I have also used it in the past for soup. It makes a lovely smooth soup. I made a carrot and coriander soup which I chucked into the large cup that comes with it and blended it in batches. It really was smooth as silk. That being said, I now have a soup maker which is awesome so Nutribullet has been retired from soup making duty.
Can you use a Nutribullet on Slimming World and Weight Watchers?
Whilst I was on Weight Watchers, I spent ages trawling the internet to find this answer to this question in a simple way. In the end I just asked them. The rule is that fruit is free, so as long as you are blending the whole fruit there is no issue with it.
Slimming world have taken a different approach. They argue that as you are making the fruit easier to eat by blending it, it is easier to over indulge and therefore they include a syn value (which is quite hefty) to fruit that is blended in the Nutribullet. Personally, I disagree with them. If fruit is free and I am eating the fruit I don’t see the issue. Also, if you bare in mind adding no more fruit to your smoothie that you would eat in one sitting, there is no risk of over indulging. I don’t understand their logic at all and so I have continued to have a breakfast smoothie as part of my diet.
I love my nutribullet. I love smoothies and I find it hard to eat in the mornings. I make my smoothie stuff up in the cup the night before and then blend it in the morning so I can either drink it before I leave for work or at work. It’s easy to use, small and really does do a good job. I would be sad if mine broke and would definitely be buying a new one.