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Nutribullet Blender

The Nutribullet is a great blender – it’s neat size means it can become a worktop staple without taking up much space and because all the skin, stalks and seeds can be incorporated into each recipe, apart from certain fruit seeds which are listed in the user guide, there’s more nutrients in each glass than in simple fruit and vegetable juices.

Nutribullet Blender

The Nutribullet blender is very simple to use, it comes with the base, and one tall and two short cups, which you twist onto the blade motor. Once you have prepared your fruit and vegetables of choice, it is extremely important that you remember to add water up to the max line embedded on the side of the cups, then once the motor is screwed on you simply pop the cup down onto the base so that it locks into place and twist slightly this starts up the motor, initiating the blending process and after about 20 – 30 seconds your smoothie will be completely blended and you would have created your first ‘Nutrablast’.

The cups have a few added handles and lids that you screw onto your cup of choice. It also has a mill blade that can dry mill nuts, oats and seeds into a finer density that can then be added to your smoothie.

after about 20 – 30 seconds your smoothie will be completely blended and you would have created your first ‘Nutrablast’.

 

The only downside is that the screw-on blade extractor can be difficult to tighten and remove if you have weak wrists, and while the cups are dishwasher safe, the blades are not. The blades require a warm soapy wash only.

Nutribullet Blender

The Nutribullet is a great blender. It’s neat size means it can become a worktop staple without taking up much space and because all the skin, stalks and seeds can be incorporated into each recipe, there’s more nutrients in each glass than in simple fruit and vegetable juices.

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Differences between blending and juicing

If you are looking to buy your first juicer or blender, but don’t really know the difference between the two, or are looking for some additional information on what the benefits are of each then keep reading.

 

Blending

Blending allows you to easily consume superfood liquid combinations. We all know that consuming superfoods like chlorella, maca, spirulina, cacao, goji berries, chia seeds, flax seeds and protein powder can be pretty difficult to eat in quantity throughout your week. Putting these kinds of foods into a blended smoothie makes it far easier to deliver loads of nutrients to your body in an extremely short amount of time.

Blending doesn’t spike your blood sugar as much as juicing. Fibre is one great way to lower the glycaemic index of a food. Juicing destroys just about every shred of fibre, whereas blending does not.

Unlike juices, smoothies consist of the entire fruit and vegetable including it’s skin and contains all of the fibre from the fruit and veg. The blending process breaks the fibre apart, which makes the fruit and vegetable easier to digest, whilst also helping to create a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream and avoids blood sugar spikes. Smoothies tend to be more filling because of the fibre, and generally faster to make than juice, so they can be great to drink first thing in the morning as your breakfast, or even for a snack throughout the day.

In regards to the damage to the fibre, the fact is that you actually want to damage the fibre. Between your teeth and the acid in your stomach, there’s quite a bit of fibre damage happening naturally when you consume fruits and vegetables, and the use of a blender is simply initiating that process by pre-digesting some of your food for you.

 

Juicing

When juicing the machine extracts the juice, this is the water and the majority of the nutrients the produce contains and basically removes the pulp. When blending, there is no leftover pulp. Blenders pulverize the whole produce to make a smoothie.

The fibre in the produce helps to slow down the digestive process and provides a steady release of nutrients into the blood stream. Freshly squeezed vegetable juices form part of the most healing and detoxification programs because they are so nutrient rich and nourishing and help to restore the body at a cellular level. Fibre is also filling and without fibre in the juice, some people tend to get hungry again fairly quickly.

When you juice you are removing the insoluble fibre, which is the pulp. Fibre is of course good for you, it keeps your digestive tract healthy and it slows down the absorption of sugar. However fibre also slows down the absorption of nutrients and some nutrients stay in the fibre. When you juice, you are removing up to 70% of the nutrition before it even reaches your glass, however without the insoluble fibre your body absorbs 100% of the left over nutrients.

Try to drink your juice or smoothie straight away. After 15 minutes, light and air will destroy much of the nutrients. If you can’t drink it straight away, transfer to a dark airtight container until you’re ready

 

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Nutribullet Blender

The Nutribullet is a great blender. It’s neat size means it can become a worktop staple without taking up much space and because all the skin, stalks and seeds can be incorporated into each recipe, there’s more nutrients in each glass than in simple fruit and vegetable juices.

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If you are looking for a variety of different smoothies to make the Nutribullet blender comes with a book that gives very detailed recipes. This is one of our favourite detoxing recipes for the Nutribullet blender. This recipe is packed full of goodness and tastes pretty good in the morning. It can be made from preparation to smoothie in just a few minutes thanks to the speed of the Nutribullet blender:

  • A Handful of Spinach
  • 4-6 Broccoli florets
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 – 1 Apple or Pear –
  • 1 tsp of flax seeds
  • Water to the Max line of your NutriBullet

 

Although broccoli’s florets, which are the top part of the broccoli, are very rich in B-complex vitamins and minerals, the stem also contains other compounds that aren’t present in the florets. Compounds that can help protect from certain types of cancer and improve immunity. Throwing the stems into a blender is far easier and more enjoyable than chewing on the whole stem. Broccoli stems have a fantastic mild sweet flavour and are much higher in fibre than the actual florets. It is also a good idea to toss the broccoli stem leaves into the blender; the leaves are actually a richer source of beta-carotene than the florets or even the stem. Beta-carotene is a carotenoid, one of a group of plant pigments known to have antioxidant and other effects. This is a substance in plants that’s quickly converted into vitamin A inside the body. Beta-carotene is often thought of as a form of vitamin A itself. Having normal levels of vitamin A is key for good vision, strong immunity, and general health.

Flaxseed is included in this recipe, for those who don’t know Flaxseed is another superfood, one in which we would highly recommended you make a habit of including within your diet. Flaxseed’s health benefits come from the fact that it’s both high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. Just a single tablespoon of ground flax seed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids (including omega-3 fatty acids), 2 grams of fibre and 37 calories – making it a very nutrient dense seed. Flaxseed can also be used to improve your digestive health and help to relieve constipation another impressive fact is that it is also proven to reduce the risk of heart disease.

 

What are some of the benefits of blending foods?

Nutrients are absorbed far quicker into the body: Most of the ingredients in a smoothie are raw which means the nutrients are preserved instead of being destroyed during the cooking process. After a green smoothie  you tend to feel light and full of energy, however after eating a full meal that’s rich in nutrients it is common to feel over full and sluggish, this is because your body is digesting the food that you have just.

Faster to eat: A smoothie, once blended can be consumed far quicker that preparing a meal and eating it, drinking your blended food can just simply be quicker to get those vital nutrients in your body.

Greens can often have a bitter taste: We all know how valuable greens are to our body, and for a lot of people, they just don’t taste good. Throwing some kale and spinach leaves with a combination of broccoli into your mouth wouldn’t be the easiest thing to chew or swallow, however blending them with a combination of other vegetables like carrots and even some sweeter fruits can instantly hide that bitter taste.

It’s easier for the body to digest blended food: When you drink blended food the body doesn’t waste energy digesting it, which leaves you with more natural energy. The body can use this extra energy for vital things like healing and repairing so it can actually be incredibly beneficial and efficient for people with health problems.

Eat more greens: The more smoothies you have the more you will see that you are naturally including larger portions than you would eat and realistically more serving in a week. This obviously means you are ingesting more greens and without that bitter taste.

Fast meal preparation: Preparing a healthy salad or green rich meal can be time consuming especially if you want to get your healthy dose in the mornings to prepare you for you day, by blending your fruit and veg you save an abundance of time as all you really need to do is chop your food into manageable chunks for your blender and drop it in and your are good to go.

Eat less fat: No cooking with fat or oil means that you will be consuming less fatty oils with your meal preparation

 

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Conclusion for the Nutribullet Blender

If you are looking to buy a juicer or blender make sure that you keep in mind that cheaper, centrifugal juicer introduce heat and oxygen and destroy the enzymes and nutrient in your fruits and vegetables. While it may cost you a bit more initially, a premium cold-press juicer will produce a superior quality juice and allow you to extract more from your fruit and vegetables, saving you expense in the long term.


PROS:
  • Discrete small design
  • Blends extremely quickly and efficiently
  • Simple to initiate blending

CONS:
  • Can be quite loud
  • Blades cannot be used in dishwasher

The same goes for a blender. You want a blender that is gentle on your produce and doesn’t heat up the enzymes as it’s pulling apart the fibres. Which is why we highly recommend the Nutribullet blender, even for its price tag, it’s high quality build and sleek design looks great in every kitchen whilst being extremely efficient at doing it’s sole purpose – blending. We’re sure this hassle-free kitchen gadget will certainly give you the health kick you’ve been looking for.

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Nutribullet Blender

The Nutribullet is a great blender. It’s neat size means it can become a worktop staple without taking up much space and because all the skin, stalks and seeds can be incorporated into each recipe, there’s more nutrients in each glass than in simple fruit and vegetable juices.

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The Nutribullet is a great blender - it’s neat size means it can become a worktop staple without taking up much space and because all the skin, stalks and seeds can be incorporated into each recipe, apart from certain fruit seeds which are listed in the user guide, there’s more nutrients in each glass than in simple fruit and vegetable juices. The Nutribullet blender is very simple to use, it comes with the base, and one tall and two short cups, which you twist onto the blade motor. ...
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  1. Reply Jess June 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    After reading this review I cannot wait to buy a nutribullet!

  2. Reply Ryan July 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I have a regular blender that has always done the job for me, but after reading so many positive reviews for the nutribullet, ive been convinsed to buy one, i cannot wait to try it out properly for myself

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