Is the Nutribullet 600 Watts Still Worth it?
After 6+ years is this smoothie blender still a good buy?
- Now priced much lower
- Powerful 600 watts motor
- Includes 12 pieces/parts
- Hassle-free cleaning!
- Great for smoothies
- Perfect for daily use
- Not the latest model
- Contains older recipe book
- Doesn't have bluetooth
- Doesn't have APP integration
- Gasket ring can cause leaks
- No automatic blending
This was the first smoothie machine that I've reviewed here @JuicingDietWorks and after 6+ years, this has still been one of the most popular beginner smoothie blenders or Nutribullet people buy on Amazon. Totally recommended for first time smoothie drinkers that don't want to pay top dollars for a smoothie machine.
I've written this article to help you find the answer to that question.
You probably know how important it is to get more fruits and vegetables to your body.
There are tons of studies and research that shows that plant-based diets can do great things for your health. According to the WHO (world health organization), increasing your fruits and veggie intake can help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer.
But why do a LOT of people struggle with consuming more fruits and vegetables? We haven't even talked about how your spouse or kids “feel” about this.
“I've added banana, lots of spinach, chia seeds and water to my Nutribullet cup, put it into the machine and in less than 5 mins, started drinking it”
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear. – Buddha
Before I go into a detailed review of this machine, I wanted to quickly share my personal story…
July 2013 was one of the lowest points in my life. I wanted to change the trajectory of my life as I felt that it was going nowhere. I had a nudge in my heart and heard God telling me that if I wanted to take care of my family and provide for them, I needed to take care of my health.
I looked at my current lifestyle and I'm definitely not in shape. I've almost never exercised, my work involves mostly seating 99% of the time (I work in web design and digital), and I love junked foods (including pizza nights, tacos and chips).
I've reached 195+ pounds, barely reaching 200 lbs. And i'm really scared of having Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases.
I needed to do something else, I needed a drastic change.
So I researched online and found out more about plant-based diets. My research led to an endless data an information on what's out there. I'll be sharing them here as I update this blog. But most importantly, that “FAT” is really not that bad, and why “SUGAR is what's really making us FAT”. I'm excited to share them with you later on.
As I learn more about plant-based diets, this was when I got interested in smoothies and juicing. I never liked the taste of vegetables, so maybe it's much more palatable to “drink” them.
And i'm sharing this delicious recipe below.
If you have friends, relatives and family members who are raving about the Nutribullet, you'll know in just a short while why. It's definitely not for everyone. If you don't like the fiber from your drinks, you'll want to use a Juicer instead to extract the juice and nutrients.
This is going to be a detailed review of the Nutribullet 600 watts machine so make sure you read until the very end.
The reason I've been drinking more fruits and vegetables is because of these “personal countertop blenders” that are very easy to use and clean.
Oh, and they’re affordable too (it costs around $50+ – $120+) for a new Nutribullet 600 watts.
Before you continue further, this article is all about the original model in the Nutribullet series: the 600 watts version that comes with an extractor blade and the milling blade (the milling blade was removed in the PRO 900 version).
If you're looking for a comparison of the Nutribullet models, go here.
And if you're looking for reviews on the various Nutribullet models, here it is:
- Nutribullet PRO 900 – the 900 watts version
- Nutribullet RX 1700 – This version is the most powerful and can even create delicious Souperblasts! (hot soup)
- Nutribullet Balance – The latest model of the Nutribullet with Bluetooth and app (review being updated)
- Magic Bullet 17 piece system – the “little” blender that started it all. Comparison between the Magic Bullet vs the Nutribullet here.
Looking for something else? Here are some articles that might interest you:
- The Nutribullet PRO alternative : The Nutri Ninja Auto IQ/PRO appliance
How I discovered the Nutribullet
The first time that I've heard about the Nutribullet was when I was desperately searching online for a solution that can help me lose weight and have more energy because I've always felt tired and lethargic.
As a busy parent, maybe you can relate to me.
I wanted to eat the “right foods”. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Exercise daily. I was able to do this in a few days maybe even weeks, but later on, I'll probably revert back to my old eating habits of eating “junk foods” and “processed foods”.
I had no “strength” and “will” to exercise because I just felt that I'm dragging my whole body around.
It wasn't until I learned how my body truly works. And how I'm “starving” it of the right nutrients. I was mostly feeding my body with empty calories along with the biggest culprit of it all: sugar.
There are even studies that shows that nearly 40% of 2-18 year old kids get their energy from “empty calories”. And that's a huge contributor to today's problem of childhood obesity.
These things are important for me because it helped me understand the need to choose the right foods that will nourish my body. And what's the best source for these nutrients? Plant-based foods.
But I hated eating vegetables. Fruits are fine with me. I love fruits (apples, bananas, tropical fruits, you name it). But “green, dark leafy vegetables”, no way!
That was until I've learned that instead of eating them, you can drink them.
You can turn a bunch of dark, green leafy vegetables into delicious drinks (mixed with flax seeds, nuts, fruits and sweeteners) and it tastes great!
Don't eat them, Drink them.
Seriously, I thought this idea was brilliant.
So I had my old blender and tried making a “green smoothie”. But with my old blender, I've made a “chunky” green smoothie that didn't taste great.
I knew that I had to buy another blender.
And since I was just starting out, I didn't want to spend $400+ for a Vitamix or a Blendtec (the high-end and professional blenders used mostly by chefs).
And then I stumbled on the Nutribullet 600 watts because it's one of the best-selling Personal countertop blenders on Amazon.
I've read the reviews, there's thousands of positive reviews on the Nutribullet. After comparing several options, I didn't hesitate to buy my first countertop blender on Amazon and it's a Nutribullet!
I've officially become a Nutribullet user!
My very first Nutriblast…
Nutribullet calls their recipes, Nutriblasts. I guess it's just a fancy way of saying “nutritious drinks”. I loved their recipes and actually here's a beginner green smoothie recipe that you could try.
Let's talk about the Original Nutribullet
Whenever I buy something online, I always double-check if I've received all parts and manuals. If there's anything missing, you should ask for the missing parts as soon as possible. The reason I love buying from Amazon is because they have great customer support. They'll take care of you as long as you have a valid reason for contacting them.
I love to take pictures when unboxing the product as this will provide concrete evidence of any missing item when I open my purchases.
Upon checking all of the parts and manuals are present in my Nutribullet purchase. There's about 12 pieces in the standard Nutribullet box. Make sure you've checked your including missing or broken pieces.
The Nutribullet 600 watts model is the original Nutribullet. If you've seen their first informercials on TV, this is the model that revolutionized my world.
The Nutribullet makes it very easy to prepare and clean the appliance after every use.
And because it's easy to use, you'll be able to quickly develop a daily habit of using it. And that's what happened to me and I believe to countless others.
The Nutribullet blender has changed the way you can prepare and drink your green smoothies. Here's one scenario where I love to use my Nutribullet.
Everyday, before I go to work, I quickly unpack the frozen fruits and vegetables that I've prepared before and add these ingredients in my Nutribullet cup. I blend it for a few seconds, remove the extractor blade, and then rinse it.
In just a few seconds, I've created a Nutriblast that can sustain me for the entire morning. No coffee for me to get that extra “kick and jolt” in the morning.
I can just feel my body “screaming” thanks for the ingestion of valuable vitamins and minerals from my “green smoothie drinks”.
All of these, thanks to my Nutribullet 600w.
What is the best Nutribullet model to buy?
Before I answer that question, I'd like to ask you a question first. What is your main goal? Why do you want to buy a “personal countertop blender”?
If you know the answer to that question, it will help you decide which Nutribullet to buy.
But unanimously, if you need to make and drink “smoothies” you NEED to have a blender.
If you're on a tight budget, you can try the Magic Bullet, it's compact, it does the job, but it can also create “chunky” smoothies because it's just not powerful enough.
If you want something more powerful than the Magic bullet but without spending much, you'll want the original 600 watts version which I've mentioned in this article.
If you're considering the PRO 900 watts, I'd recommend that you try the Nutri Ninja instead because it will be a much better deal than the PRO 900.
But if you want the top-end of the Nutribullet family, try the Nutribullet RX model. It can even create soup called Souperblasts and it will also allow you to run cycles completely hands-free! Thanks to it's SMART technology.
So again, what is your main goal? What's your current situation? Then find the best Nutribullet model for you and your family.
Where can you buy the Nutribullet 600 watts?
Nutribullet 600 Watts Reviewed
The Nutribullet brands comes with 1 year warranty on parts and motor. If you buy from Amazon, you can purchase extended appliance warranty separately.
The 600 watts Nutribullet machine is not the fastest model, so you'll need to blend your ingredients longer if you want a smoother drink.
This model is super affordable with prices ranging from $50+ – $80. Buy from Amazon and get FREE shipping for PRIME members.
Overall rating : 4.7 out of 5 stars
You can probably drive to your local store or grocery store and you'll be able to find the Nutribullet (if it's available or in-stock). But I've personally bought mine online at Amazon.
I've chosen Amazon because of it's awesome customer service.