Tuesday, 20 January 2015

LOVING: Nutribullet - A Review

 

A Nutribullet is for life, not just for Christmas.

I genuinely cannot get enough of it and can't stop telling people HOW GOOD IT IS!

Not a juicer, not a blender but an extractor - it breaks down the ingredients leaving the most nutritious value.


With 12 pieces to it, it proves very versatile (I even milled cashew nuts this week to use to make pesto using the milling blade!)

With my first attempt (shown below) I used the tall cup to make my drink (fruit and veg is crushed using the extractor blade) HOWEVER, unless making for two or three people, I would definitely recommend using the short cups daily as it makes just the right amount. 

Not only is it easy to use, it's also compact and ridiculously easy to clean. I can come downstairs at 8am, make my smoothie and have the blade cleaned by 8.05! I LOVE this because so many juicers and blenders I've used in the past are an absolute pain in the arse to clean so it meant I would use them at weekends only, whereas this is practical for daily use!




As well as getting the pocket nutrition guide - filled with recipes (not just juices/smoothies - soups, dips, allsorts!) you get this A4 starter recipes sheet - perfect to get you going with your first uses of the Nutribullet.



For my first juice, I went for the Toxic Cleansing Blast - spinach, pineapple, pear, apple, banana and water.

De-pip the apple and pear, peal the banana, throw in a cup of chopped pineapple, a couple of handfuls of spinach and fill to the max line - this is for the large cup, I would definitely half and use the small cup if just making for yourself, unless you want to save the other half for the following day. 

  

To pop it on the blender, attach the extractor blade to the tall cup (or small, if that's what you're using), tip upside down (ONLY if you've put the blade on - I'm stupid enough to not do this and spill it everywhere!) and press down whilst twisting so the cup pushes down and it will start extracting.




Not the most appetising looking juice but green juices are so good for you!


There's even an app. NutriLiving - which is perfect if you're too lazy to try and find inspiration in the recipe/lifestyle booklet - you can also select a few ingredients and it'll throw up a few recipes for you - ideal to quickly find ideas of how to use up your fruit and veggies in the fridge! Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw are also great for juice inspiration - Ella has her own app now too!

This week I've been having mixed berry, grape and pineapple with water - so yummy! I'm going to branch out soon and have kale as well as trying one of the recipes from the Pocket Nutrition Guide (possibly a dip as I cannot get enough of hummus and carrot sticks at the moment!)

Cannot recommend the Nutribullet enough - I cannot believe I did get one sooner!

xo

6 comments:

  1. I love Deliciously Ella's website, all the food looks amazing, but I am yet to try and make any. Maybe getting a Nutri Bullet would enable me to make her juices... Ahhh so tempting!

    Alice
    thesmalldesk.com

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    1. Oh her recipes are wonderful - I am a huge fan of her granola! Yes, they really are brilliant and not that expensive either! xo

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  2. I adore mine too! It's so useful. I even use the milling blade on mine to mill spices for curry pastes!

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    1. Oh really? That's a great idea Roz - I'll have to try that! They're so brilliant, aren't they? xo

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  3. Looks amazing! I've had a juicer before but ended up not using it much because it was so huge, so this sounds waaay better and more versatile! xo

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    1. I know - some juicers are such a pain aren't they - too big and an effort to clean! I cannot recommend the Nutribullet enough - easy to clean, easy to store and makes allsorts! xo

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