Do you ever get roped into infomercials? I would have answered absolutely not. Yet a few months ago while on vacation, along came an infomercial for the NutriBullet. I’ll admit it got me.
My mind was already primed toward this idea. Previously I had watched the film, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead. The movie features two men who use long-term juice fasts to lose significant weight and reverse health conditions. I started to research juicers. Unfortunately, I discovered that juicers are expensive, difficult to clean, and create unwanted fibrous pulp. Blenders would not do much to the leafy greens I hoped to add.
I had mostly given up until I saw the NutriBullet infomercial. This product claims to solve all of the problems mentioned above. Basically, the NutriBullet pulverizes produce, nuts and seeds. As a result, apparently the drink contains all the nutrients from the food in a readily digestible form. Reasonably priced and available at a discount from some stores, I bought one as soon as I returned home.
My first Nutriblast came out too watery. Thankfully, the product itself worked really well, turning the spinach, frozen fruit and walnuts quickly into a completely pureed smoothie. Several more attempts helped me to find the right ratio of ingredients. Cleaning up is really quick as the blade and cup can easily be washed and rinsed.
On the NutriBullet website, you can find the Extraction Prep Chart, which lists a variety of 84 fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and beans. The chart explains how to prepare each item for the NutriBullet. The handling tips are actually pretty simple. Some of the juicers I researched required a lot of preparation of the vegetables: washing, peeling and dicing them into small pieces. Mostly these steps can be skipped with the NutriBullet. It can handle peels and fairly large items, as long as it’s not overfilled.
I am impressed by the great variety of items that the NutriBullet can process. I don’t know of any other product that allows all those different items, including: cacao nibs, chia seeds, celery, kale and raw soaked beans. You can seriously vary the flavors and nutrients you pack into the cup.
The juicers seemed wasteful as you put a lot of expensive produce in but only get a small amount of juice (and a lot of wasted fiber) out. Nothing gets tossed with the NutriBullet. Everything just goes right in and gets completely broken up.
Perhaps the greatest thing about the NutriBullet is that my children love the smoothies. I can pack fresh, organic leafy greens along with organic frozen fruit, some nuts and hemp or almond milk into the cup. They like to do the blasting part and watch the items swirl around into liquid. It’s a wonderful way to get some fresh, raw fruits and vegetables into their bodies. Even my picky eater will drink the smoothies right down. In fact, they will sometimes prepare their own drinks and clean up. What could be better?