Jon/ August 12, 2015/ Kitchen Appliances/ 0 comments

Their slogan says: “Don’t Juice It! Don’t Blend It! Extract It” The idea is to get the most out of your food by breaking down seeds and extracting every last drop of goodness.

When my partner first told me we should buy a Nutribullet I was a little shocked because he generally isn’t the one wanting to buy things, that’s me LOL

I knew very little about the “appliance” but my initial thoughts were “ooh that looks like a pretty blender” so I went with it and ordered it from TakeAlot.

Nutribullet

So what do you get in the box:

  • Power Base
  • Tall Cup
  • Extractor Blade (Used most often)
  • Milling Blade
  • 2 Short Cups (One with a built in handle and one without)
  • Handled Comfort Lip Ring (To fit on either a short or long cup) This allows easy drinking and holding.
  • Comfort Ring (To fit on either a short or long cup to allow for easy drinking)
  • 2 Lids (To fit on either a short or long cup)
  • User Manual / Recipe Book
  • Pocket Nutrition Guide

I began reading the instruction manual and included recipe books. I was impressed with the many meal combinations even if a little daunting at first.

A few days later we went to our local fruit and veg shop to stock up on everything the book had mentioned, this included Kale (yuck), nuts, bananas, strawberries, naartjies,, avocados & grapes amongst other things.

Now I’m not really keen on mixing greens with the likes of fruit but they call that a Nutriblast and it goes something like this:

  1. Add about 50% leafy greens
  2. Add about 50% of your favourite fruit / vegetables
  3. Add Liquid
  4. Add a boost e.g. nuts or seeds (Optional)
  5. Add Ice (Optional)

I made myself one of these a few times but I just didn’t enjoy the mix of Fruit and Vegetables. Now I know it’s healthy and all that but I wasn’t a fan. I decided to play with some other combinations and was thrilled with the results.

I’m currently enjoying this recipe:

  1. Add 50% Fruits
  2. Add 4 Table Spoons of Fat Free Yoghurt
  3. Add three table spoons of Muesli
  4. Add Water or Ice

I have had this almost every week day morning for the last month. I try and vary the fruits depending on what I can get that week but my favourites include:

  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Naartjies

Now back to the device itself as this isn’t a recipe book 🙂 I told you earlier before I got the Nutribullet I was under the impression it was simply a blender and to be honest yes it is a but it is unlike any other blender I have ever known.

Here are my top likes:

  1. It’s easy to clean, like really easy… Under a bit of Hot water and you’re done.
  2. It’s pretty, in fact the design is quite unique and next to my Nespresso machine it fits nicely in my kitchen.
  3. It’s simple to use, literally just push down and twist.
  4. It’s powerful and breaks down the contents in seconds.

For those uber healthy out there I don’t want to completely dismiss the extraction benefits as I’m sure there are many but I’m no nutritionist so I cannot comment on this, but what I can say is that I’d buy it all the same even if it didn’t do that 🙂

The single biggest reason is the convenience factor, its quick to use and clean and that’s worth a lot in my book. As soon as something is a mission you never use it and it just sits there.

The Nutribullet isn’t the cheapest ranging anywhere from R1800 – R2000 but I must confess It has become one of the most used appliances in our home so I feel it’s totally worth it!

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