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Well, let me tell you that I have seen the error of my ways and after having it just for one month I absolutely love it!
First off I'm disabled and exercise is very, very difficult. It also seems like I gain weight by just looking at food. Since we received our NutriBullet both my husband and I have lost over 10 pounds each and I haven't felt this healthy in a long time.
I also have very bad teeth from certain medicines that I had been taking when I first got sick and though I'm seeing a specialist, it has been very hard for me to eat properly.
I can honestly say that I am never hungry. What I really like about the NutriBullet is I can put all sort of vegetables, fruits, nuts, etc. in without having to peel anything. I do peel bananas and oranges though.
In the morning, I fill it half with fresh spinach, a banana, and my secret ingredient (Whey Protein Powder). Sometimes I add water, Crystal Light, or milk. Some liquid does need to be added and when I'm done sometimes I'll add a couple of ice cubes to thicken it up.
I always buy vanilla Whey Protein because it blends so well with everything I make and tastes like a shake. Now, NutriBullet doesn't mention anything about adding the Whey Protein, it was something I did on my own but what a difference.
I've tried apples, oranges, cherries, strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, peaches, plums, carrots, tomatoes, and sweet potato. They all tasted great. I did try using Kale and celery but didn't care for the flavor so much. The spinach tastes great and once everything is blended you really don't taste it at all, though I do love spinach.
I have a shake for breakfast, any time I need a snack and instead of a glass of milk with each meal I'll have a shake. I can honestly say this is the first time I've ever been able to lose weight and not be hungry all the time.
I was paralyzed for a while and the Whey Protein helps me lose weight while building up my leg muscles. My muscles feel weak but I can definitely feel a difference in them and know I need to work on them. I haven't felt this good in many, many years. It was well worth the 6 payments of $19.99 and when I ordered it online from the company I didn't order all the extra stuff they tried to sell with it.
I can't say enough about how amazed I am with this product. If anything, I wish they made a smaller version of it to take when I travel. Depending on taste, I've added shredded coconut, flax seeds, and even a little brown sugar and loved the taste of each one.
I'm also diabetic and the only time my sugar went up was when I used only blueberries without combining other fruits. The NutriBullet is absolutely worth every penny we paid for it and it's very well built but if something ever did happen to it, I would definitely replace it. Not only would I replace it, I would pay the extra money to have it shipped to me as quickly as possible. Oh yeah, I forgot the best part, it only takes seconds to clean up.
By CaroleeRose from Madison, AL
I just got mine in the mail yesterday. I have killed three magic bullets (the rubber attachment on the bottom of the blade assembly stripped every time), so the husband is still very leery of my purchase.
At the first use, I was quite impressed. I hope I remain impressed. Also take heed,hen using this, make sure all the product is below the max line of the cup. Otherwise it will have a tendency to leak.
I like how, with the Nutribullet and the VitaMix (which is a bit over my price range), the pulp is included in the blend. I HATED cleaning the pulp out of a standard juicer.
I, too, recommend using a protein shot when making this a meal. The vanillas blend very well. Good whey proteins are available all over the place, with minimal carb addition to the mix. Check the labels.
We have "cheated" a bit in my household. We add some low carb ice cream and skim milk to make absolutely delicious shakes, as well as our blasts. Our son needs a little more bulk, so we load him up. Our diabetic daughter counts carbs so we match what she drinks to her Doctor's orders. One of us is losing weight and one is maintaining it so each person gets their custom made blast, smoothie or shake to their taste and their needs. It is fast, convenient and we are "eating" things that we would not have. Go Nutribullet. PS: It grinds nuts to powder.
By Bill L
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I'm type2 diabetic. Does the NutriBullet have a diabetic recipe?
Bajan Sweet Potato Mash Recipe
3-4 large sweet potatoes
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp skim milk
Microwave sweet potatoes for 10-13 minutes or until they are soft all the way through.
Scoop flesh from skin with a spoon (they will be very hot so you will need to use oven mitts or something else to protect your hands from getting burned).
*Note-Try to completely scoop all flesh from the inside of skin. There is a wonderfully flavored caramelization that occurs in the microwave just beneath the skins of the sweet potato.
Place sweet potato flesh into NutriBullet
Add skim milk, cinnamon and nutmeg
Blast mixture for 30 seconds.
Add more milk is needed (if consistency is too think) *Be careful not to add too much milk as it could become too liquefied
Once consistency is perfect serve immediately.
Place a spoonful of sweet potato mash on a plate and top with a freshly grilled piece of fish (swordfish, flounder, mahi mahi, and halibut all work well).
Make Cajun spiced grilled shrimp kabobs and place spoonful of sweet potato mash and sautéed spinach as side dish.
Accompany curried chicken breast with a side of sweet potato mash and roasted cauliflower.
Tropical Blueberry Blast
Posted by NutriBullet
I never believed the old saying, Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you know what? It really is. For years, I used to skip breakfast and by lunchtime, I was famished. I would gorge myself on starchy carbs and by mid afternoon, I was ready for a nap. Not anymore.
Its a proven fact that breakfast gives your body fuel to start the busy day. Also, it can help you maintain a healthy weight and jump start your metabolism.
I've been playing around with different combinations of fruits and veggies. Here is one for you blueberry lovers. Did you know blueberries are considered a Super food? They have a ton of antioxidants, a lot of vitamins and are loaded with fiber.
Tropical Blueberry Blast
1 Cup of pineapple fresh or frozen
1 Cup of blueberries fresh or frozen
1 Orange peeled
¼ Cup of raw almonds
Handful of spinach
2-3 Ice cubes
Water to MAX line
Add all ingredients into the Tall NutriBullet Cup and extract. You will feel like you just entered blueberry tropical paradise.
Remember, while NutriBlasts make great breakfasts, they are fantastic any time of the day. You can have a small one mid-afternoon to help keep your metabolism cranking til dinner. Keeping your metabolism working throughout the day is the key. You can stay with the berries and other fruit or mix it up with more veggies. You can get all the great benefits anytime of the day.
Posted by Kim Pontius
I have had my NutriBullet for over a year and I love it! I used to think it was just for making my morning NutriBlast boy was I wrong. Ive discovered its much, much more. It has turned out to be one of my favorite kitchen appliances. I use it at least twice a week to either prepare dinner or to whip up something fancy for a party. The NutriBullet is my go to when I need things prepared quick and easy.
With all that said, I discovered it makes the most delicious guacamole. Not only is it easy to prepare, it has a creamier texture than the average guac. This is a great dip for game day or anytime hors doeuvres.
2 Avocados peeled
1/3 Cup of onion, chopped
1 Medium tomato, chopped
1 Clove of garlic, chopped
½ Jalapeno chile pepper, chopped
1 T of fresh lime juice
¼ Cup of light sour cream
Place all ingredients into the large NutriBullet cup and mix until smooth. Place the avocado pit in the center of the dip before serving to prevent browning.
Did I mention that avocados are healthy for you, too? This recipe will leave you feeling buenísimo! Serve with chips and salsa and you have a fiesta. Please feel free to improvise on this classic recipe.
Posted by NutriBullet
Applesauce has been around for hundreds of years. Apples are delicious, nutritious and affordable. The varieties are endless. The history of applesauce dates back to the mid-1700s; originally, it was a way to help preserve the fall harvest of apples for the long winter months. Nowadays, its a yummy side thats loved by young and old alike.
There are tons of varieties at your local supermarket, sure, but why not make your own? Its simple to make and tastes 100 times better than store bought. I started making this for my daughter when she was about one year old. Now that she is 13, with the help of the NutriBullet, she makes it on her own.
This recipe can be done with any variety of apples you choose. I love a combination of Granny Smiths and Fuji. This way you get the sweet and the tart in one. You can leave the peel on or remove it. I like to leave the peels on. Not only does it add to the nutrition, the applesauce ends up with a nice light pink color to boot.
4 Medium apples, cored and chopped
¾ Cup water
¼ Cup of sugar
½ tsp. of ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and cook over a medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool.
In small batches, add mixture to the large NutiBullet cup and blend until smooth. Serve or refrigerate immediately.
This is the perfect side dish with dinner or an accompaniment with desserts. You can even replace the sugar with a little Stevia or honey, depending on your desired sweetness levels.
As with all my recipes, please feel free to take creative liberties.
Enjoy! Hope this helps more at
Hearty Fruit & Oat Blast
Posted by NutriBullet
Here is a way to get more bang for your breakfast in the morning! I love a good hearty bowl of homemade oatmeal, but I usually dont have the time to cook or I dont feel like dealing with the clean up. Those little instant oatmeal packages have way too much sugar. Ive found a great way to incorporate my oatmeal into my morning Blast and have discovered this hearty fruit & oat concoction.
Oatmeal is a great cholesterol-reducing food. It contains soluble fiber, which decreases the amount of bile reabsorbed by the intestines and reduces the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Plus, it has a ton of vitamins and protein. Now add that to everything a fruit and veggie NutriBlast has to offer and youve got a super-healthy and totally delicious combination!
Check out this tweak to a fruit Nutriblast that adds wholesome oatty goodness:
1 Cup of strawberries, fresh or frozen
½ Cup of old fashion oats
¼ Cup of raw almonds
1 Cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
2-3 Ice cubes
Water to line
Add all ingredients to the tall NutriBullet cup and extract until smooth.
Now Im getting my fruit with my oatmeal in one drink. What could be more convenient than that? There are so many different combinations. Peach is another one of my favorites with this combination too. What fruit do you like on your oatmeal? Give it a try and come up with your own favorite concoction. Please feel free to take creative liberties; the possibilities are endless!
Bajan Sweet Potato Mash
Posted by NutriBullet
I recently took a much needed and relaxing trip to Barbados. Yes, life is rough The Bajan cuisine is based on fresh fish, vegetables and Caribbean spices. The flavors are a wonderful diversion from what we find here in the northeast. Of course, I returned home and tried to re-create some of the delicious wonders of the tropics for my children and with great success with the following recipe. Sweet potatoes are a staple in Barbados because of their starchy consistency and versatility.
As a second generation Irish American, Ive spent many holidays staring at a bowl full of mashed sweet potatoes smothered with melted marshmallows. As a nutritionist, I still wonder how that originated and was allowed to continue. Ive been trying to find a healthier alternative for a while now, and I think I have finally discovered a fabulous new addition to my familys Thanksgiving table! Its a great side dish for grilled fish, grilled chicken, or broiled shrimp kabobs. Ive made it three times now since returning from Barbados and my children have devoured it each and every time. Try it for yourself!
I tried juicing this A.M. and my 24 oz. glass is stuck on the power motor. It won't turn on or detach from the motor. I emailed customer service and they won't get back to me for 5-7 business days. I juice every day and have lost weight and don't want to wait that long. Thanks for any advice.
By JIM P.
If I understand this question, your "bottom" of the Nutribullet is stuck to a glass on the top. My first move would be to bring your hot water stream of your faucet onto the glass portion, only. Holding the machine portion out of the stream. Let the glass heat by the water stream. Dry the glass and attempt to remove. Just a little expansion of the glass by the heat will help sometimes. Good luck
I need to know if a banana needs to be peeled before using? Does an orange need to be peeled? I would assume an avocado needs to be peeled and the pit removed. Also, what about lemons and limes? There was nothing I could find in the books to say. I only learned what seeds in fruits to avoid and some of the drinks say to core the pear or apple when making the drinks. I hope I didn't miss the answers to these questions. I just got my Nutribullet and can't wait to try it.
Can I put cubed ice in the Nutri Bullet?