I first stumbled on the Nutribullet System after desperately looking for a solution to my weight problems and lack of energy…
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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 Hamilton 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 the equipment after using it.
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 here in Greater Toronto Area.
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 and I can’t wait to try and test it out. *I just want to note, that there is a similar termed product called Magic Bullet. Don’t get the Magic bullet.
Note: The MagicBullet system is NOT the same as the NutriBullet.
MagicBullet are less powerful and they do not “pulverize” fruits and vegetables. Don’t make the mistake of getting one because you think it will do the same job, it won’t.
My First Impression on the NutriBullet
It’s smaller than I thought and lighter too.
I was accustomed to the size of my previous Juicer 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 there is none 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 bought it online or in a local store.
The box contains:
- 1 User Guide and recipe Books (1 in English and 1 in French – I’m in Canada)
- 1 Nutribullet Motor (the Main piece of equipment in the system)
- 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:
1. Check With Your Doctor before Consuming any Nutriblast Recipe.This is a MUST especially if you are taking any medication.
2. To prevent injury and electric shock, Never immerse the cord, power base and electric parts of the system into water.
3. Always unplug the system when NOT in use.
4. Don’t use the Nutribullet system for more than 1 minute. This will overheat and damage the High RPM motor inside the system.
5. Blades are sharp and should be handled with care.
6. Never leave Nutribullet running unattended.
7. Don’t put the Extractor and Milling Blades in the Dishwasher.
8. Never Put any part of the Nutribullet system in the Microwave. It is not Microwave safe.
9. 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. I went to a local whole foods store to buy chia seeds and flax seeds.
Chia seeds are more expensive than flax seeds but fortunately you don’t need a lot when making your drink.
Total money spent, was less than $30.
And I think it would last for 5-7 days. I then went home, cleaned the Nutribullet cups, and washed my fruits and vegetables.
Here’s the Recipe when I first started with Nutribullet:
- 50% Greens (Spinach)
- 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 Kale 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 to my previous Juicer, it’s taking me a lot of time to prepare the equipment (cleaning blades) and then washing them again after using. If I don’t clean my juicer properly, it will be an opportunity for bacteria to grow, and I don’t want that.
How about the Taste of the Drink Made from NutriBullet?
It actually depends on your recipe.
If you’ve used Spinach or Kale, 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.
The sweetness of the fruits can mask the “brocolli” taste.
How about the Consistency and Fiber in the Drink?
This is maybe why I have 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 Nutribullet contains “fiber” and that is why these drinks are called “smoothies”. But not all vegetables can be turned into smoothies. One famous superfood, 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 $89-$150 dollars plus tax depending on where you are located. You can check your local grocery store and check if they have stocks available.
You might want to call them first, because when I tried buying the Nutribullet system, the first store that I went to doesn’t have any available stock. We had to drive another hour and a half just to get my own system. Ordering online is probably the best option.
It’s convenient and it might cost you less. There are great deals on Nutribullet here and you might want to check them out first to save you time and money.
Frequently asked question 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, I have listed the best 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. I’ve found out that the best way to get Nutribullet is to get it from Amazon (*you can get up to 25% discounts by clicking this link).
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