I first stumbled on the Nutribullet System after desperately looking for a solution to my weight problems and lack of energy…
You’ll see why it’s not a blender and it’s also not a juicer.
When I first started to juice, I bought a plastic Juicer at a local store and it was a great deal.
But I noticed that it’s taking me a lot of time to setup the equipment and clean it after use.
And if you are going to work everyday, I just don’t have enough time to create my own juice from fruits and vegetables.
Another thing that I noticed with my Juicer is that I seem to be throwing away 90% of the nutrients in the fruits and vegetables in the form of fiber.
It’s because juicing “squeezes” the extract but throws out the fiber which most health professionals would say is very important to your health and digestive system.
So after watching reading and researching more about the Nutribullet, I thought I might give it a try.
So we went to a local store that seems to be selling Nutribullet and they were out of stock.
It seems that a lot of people have bought the Nutribullet System.
We have to drive for about an hour and a half just to go to the next available store that has the Nutribullet.
Finally we were able to get it via Amazon at a great price (the world’s largest online retailer) and I can’t wait to try and test it out.
*Before we go further, just a quick clarification…
Is the Magic Bullet the same as the Nutribullet?
You’ll notice that the Magicbullet brand is in the embedded in the power base of the Nutribullet. But to make things clear.
The Magic Bullet is the main brand of these products, from the same company.
But earlier they launched a similar and much more smaller product to the Nutribullet, called the Magic Bullet.
Don’t get the smaller Magic Bullet (usually less than $50 today) because they are less powerful and they do not have the same motor as with the Nutribullet. Don’t make the mistake of getting one because if you think it will do the same job, it won’t.
I’ve written a more detailed article here comparing the both products.
My First Impression on the NutriBullet
It’s smaller than I thought and lighter too.
I was accustomed to the size of my previous juicers and blender (yes I have both) and the Nutribullet system is just a space saver.
Just make sure to keep it out of reach of children to prevent them from playing with it and plugging it to the electrical socket.
I opened the box and I immediately counted if all parts are present and if there are no missing or broken parts.
If there are any broken and missing parts, I’m sure you’ll be able to return and exchange it immediately whether you have purchased it online or in a local store.
The box that I got contained:
- 1 User Guide with Recipe Books (Nutriblast Recipes) and since I’m in Canada, it has English Versions and French Versions)
- 1 Nutribullet Power base motor (which is the main piece of equipment in thissystem)
- 1 Tall Cup
- 1 Short Cup
- 1 Handled Short Cup
- 1 Extractor Blade
- 1 Milling Blade
- 2 Stay Fresh Resealable lids
- 1 Pocket Nutritionist
- 2 Comfort lip rings
For a total of 12 pieces. I checked mine and I have all twelve items.
If you’re the type of person who prefers to read the manual, then go on. But basically what the manual tells you some basic do’s and dont’s when operating the system.
Here are the most important instructions:
- Check With Your Doctor before Consuming any Nutriblast Recipe.This is a MUST especially if you are taking any medication.
- To prevent injury and electric shock, Never immerse the cord, power base and electric parts of the system into water.
- Always unplug the system when NOT in use.
- Don’t use the Nutribullet system for more than 1 minute. This will overheat and damage the High RPM motor inside the system.
- Blades are sharp and should be handled with care.
- Never leave Nutribullet running unattended.
- Don’t put the Extractor and Milling Blades in the Dishwasher.
- Never Put any part of the Nutribullet system in the Microwave. It is not Microwave safe.
- Never Blend carbonated drinks. Pressure can build up and the container can burst causing injuries.
My very first Nutrient Extraction with Nutribullet
I went to the grocery and bought a bunch of spinach, bananas, berries, and pineapple.
Total money spent, was less than $30.
And I think it would last for 5-7 days.
I then went home, cleansed the drinking cups, and washed my fruits and vegetables.
Here’s the Recipe when I first started with Nutribullet:
- 50% Greens (Spinach) – You’ll want more greens if you want it to be packed with more nutrients
- half of banana
- A handful of blueberries and raspberries
- A slice of pineapple
- 1 Teaspoonful of Chia Seeds
- 1 Teaspoonful of Flax Seeds
- Added Water up to the Max Line.
I used the tall cup to prepare this drink.
This was the recipe that I followed in the next 7 days.
When I first started juicing, Spinach and Zucchinis were the best vegetables to use because they don’t have the strong, bitter taste of vegetables.
Time to prepare my drink = less than a minute.
Time to clean my Nutribullet system = less than a minute.
I was amazed because comparing it to my previous juicer which is taking me a lot of time to prepare and clean the equipment (10-15 mins), it’s now a few seconds to 3 minutes tops with the Nutribullet.
Tip: Cleaning your juicing and blending equipments after every use is best practice because bacteria could grow in them if not cleaned properly.
How about the Taste of the Drink Made from the NutriBullet?
It actually depends on your recipe.
If you’ve used Spinach or Zucchinis, you’ll barely taste them if you’ve mixed fruits and vegetables in a 50/50 percentage.
You can also try adding some spices and herbs to try different tastes. I’ve tried adding strawberries and broccoli to some of my juicing recipes and they still taste great.
For added sweetness, you can try stevia drops which is a natural sweetener from stevia leaves.
The sweetness of the fruits can mask the “brocolli” taste.
How about the Consistency and Fiber in the Drink?
This is maybe why I’ve immediately felt a dramatic effect in my metabolism and health.
We all know that fiber serves as the “sweepers” and “cleaners” of our digestive tract. Eating fiber rich foods like “fruits and vegetables” can actually help improve our digestive system and help it absorb more nutrients.
I’ve felt that I have more energy (meaning more cells in my body are getting more nourished), and that I have regular bowel movements after using Nutribullet in just a few days.
This can be attributed to the fact that I’m ingesting a lot of fiber.
And that is something that juicers can’t do. When it comes to consistency, drinks made by the Nutribullet contain “fiber” and that is why these drinks are called “smoothies”.
But not all vegetables can be turned into smoothies and thus can’t be used with the Nutribullet
One famous superfood, the wheatgrass, should not be turned into a “smoothie”.
We can “juice” wheatgrass and throw away the fiber because our stomachs are not designed to digest “wheatgrass”.
We can still get the nutrition from Wheatgrass when we juice them.
How much does the NutriBullet system Cost?
You’ll see prices ranging from $69 – $149.99 depending on where you are located. Ordering online might be a good option because it’s convenient and it might cost you less (do comparable shopping with different vendors).
Frequently asked questions about the NutriBullet System
Magic Bullet VS Nutri Bullet
They are not the same. Although they have the same “brand”, bullet system, the Magic bullet system is cheaper and weaker than the Nutribullet system. I bought Magic Bullet before because the Nutribullet was out of stock. But unfortunately, it didn’t turn out like the Nutribullet system.
I think the main reason, the Nutribullet was because of it’s 600+ watts motors and it’s “cyclonic” action which makes juicing and smoothing a lot faster.
Are There Recipes for the Nutribullet System?
Yes, there are tons of Recipes in the Nutribullet recipe book, and you can also check out the other recipes here.
In fact, there’s a complete 6 weeks transformation program that contains a complete diet plan for the next 6 weeks. The only challenge is to actually stick with the plan. I didn’t follow the plan strictly because I’ve tried other recipes as well.
Where can I get the best deals if I want to get the Nutribullet?
NUTRIBULLET VERSIONS and MODELS