Hah! You’ve succumbed to the TV advertising! Well, no. I record all my TV programmes so that I can fast-forward through all the ads. So when a friend recommended the NutriBullet and I decided I would get one, I had to carefully screen the ads as they were speeding by to get the phone details I needed.
The NutriBullet is described as a nutrient extraction system to get as much goodness as possible out of our food, particularly in the skins and seeds that we would normally throw away. I had been making smoothies for years but often the results were often quite lumpy rather than an easy to drink liquid and when I started adding greens I was getting spinach stuck in the teeth (not a good look!). The NutriBullet has a really powerful motor and a special blade design that creates a vortex to get all of the contents mixing. You put all the ingredients into the cup and fill to the line with water, screw the rotor section on top, and invert the whole thing on top of the motor. Push down and within 20 seconds everything is all lovely and smooth.
It comes with a whole heap of recipes but essentially they recommend that you half fill it with greens like spinach, add a banana or half an avocado (both make it creamier), and then add another 2 or 3 or more fruits. You can add some nuts or seeds (or a blend) for extra nutrition and then fill to the line with water. Blitz and enjoy.
Perfect for an early morning breakfast on the deck.
Be warned that you can get some less than appetising resulting colours depending on what you put in – but don’t let that put you off, it will still taste good. I generally use fruits but did try it using spinach, 1/2 an avocado, carrot, and beetroot – it was okay but it took a bit of getting used to and I don’t think I’ll be making it often.
The NutriBullet also comes with a milling blade (and additional cups) that I haven’t used yet but my friend Doreen uses successfully for making almond meal.
The cup comes with a screw on rim and/or handle so that you only have one container to wash. I rinse the blade unit immediately and leave to drain. Everything else can go in the dishwasher. It is very compact so I leave it on my benchtop.