Monday, November 25, 2013

NutriBullet Review and Giveaway

NutriBullet sent us a 12 piece blender to review.  We own another (very expensive) blender, but it does not do single size servings.  When the box arrived, we were so excited to try it.  It came with 12 pieces: 

THE EXTRACTOR BLADE
The unique design of the all-new Extractor Blade, when combined with the Magic Bullet exclusive Cyclonic Action, generates the power to break through tough seeds, thick stems and tough skin to access the hidden nutrition inside. The blade is made of stainless steel and never needs sharpening.

THE MILLING BLADE
The Flat Blade is ideal for milling grains, grinding fresh herbs and chopping nuts. The blade is made of stainless steel and never needs sharpening.

THE POWER BASE
The Power Base is the heart of the NUTRIBULLET. Simply plug in the NUTRIBULLET, place the Tall Cup onto the powerful 600 WATT, High-Torque Power Base and press. No buttons to press, no complicated manuals to read. It doesn’t get any easier!

THE TALL CUP
The extra-large Tall Cup is the main cup used for emulsifying and creating the healthy and nutritious life boosting NUTRIBLASTS to add years to your life!

1 SHORT CUP AND 1 HANDLED COMFORT LIP RING
This self-blending Short Cup is perfect for making single serving NUTRIBLASTS. Make and drink right in the same cup! It even comes with a handled Comfort Lip Ring to make drinks easier to hold.

1 HANDLED SHORT CUP AND 1 COMFORT LIP RING
Just like the standard Short Cup, with this Handled Short Cup, you can make and enjoy healthy drinks right in the same cup! It comes with a Comfort Lip Ring to make drinks easier to enjoy.

2 STAY FRESH RESEALABLE LIDS
No plastic wrap or storage containers are needed to keep your drinks fresh. Your NUTRIBULLET comes with two Stay-Fresh, Re-sealable Lids that fit right on to the Short and Tall Cups. Great for taking your NUTRIBLASTS on the go!

1 USER GUIDE AND RECIPE BOOK
The user guide and recipe book is full of delicious and nutritious life boosting recipes that will rejuvenate your body and make you feel better. Plus, it also includes the NUTRIBULLET 6-Week Transformation Plan that will have you feeling YEARS younger in just weeks.

1 POCKET NUTRITIONIST
The "magic" behind the NUTRIBULLET System starts with your handy in-store companion, the "Pocket Nutritionist" which teaches:
  • Which foods should be organic
  • How to choose a well-rounded weekly menu
  • How to select the freshest produce
  • Exactly how much produce to buy
  • The health benefits associated with the foods you choose
  • And more!



We decided to make a basic smoothie that we drink often (made with aforementioned popular blender):  Baby spinach and chard, kale, cucumber, pineapple, hemp seeds, and raw vegan protein powder (all organic).  Coconut water was added to liquefy it.

All ingredients are put into the cup (upside down), and then the extractor blade easily screws onto the top.  The cup flips over, and then is put onto the power base.  Simply push down on the cup, and the action happens!  You can see all of the ingredients working so fast, getting completely blended.
The Taste Test

Ok.  Here is where we have to be really honest.  When a company sends us a big unit like this for us to review, we are secretly hoping that it is good.  Wouldn’t it be terrible to have to write a bad review for them? 

So when we tasted our smoothie, we were absolutely SHOCKED.  We jumped up and down, and yelped in happiness!  It absolutely, completely pulverized every green, fruit, and seed that we added.  We have never had a smoothie like this before- not from our local, smoothie/juice bar, and not from our very expensive, very popular blender.  It was actually liquid.  Not a chewy/thick smoothie that you have to chew as you drink it.  This was the best smoothie we have ever tasted (and we’re not just saying that)!  And it took us under 2 minutes to make it.  The blending part took less than a minute.  

Another thing that we loved was that clean up was really easy. Since you're drinking out of the container used to blend, there is less clean up involved.  We simply cleaned the blade, and then stuck the cup in the dishwasher when we were done drinking.  So simple.

We wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a fluke, so we made several more smoothies (consisting of raw beets, carrots, oranges, greens, apples, and cucumber).  Again, they blended terrifically! 

What Makes the NutriBullet Different?

David Wolfe, Health and Nutrition expert and bestselling author, endorses the NutriBullet.  Why?  Because, as David would say, “We are not what we eat, we are what we absorb!”  Aside from a very powerful motor, fantastic (patented) extractor blades, and a handy, super-easy cup filling system, the NutriBullet “breaks down and pulverizes the stems, seeds, and skins where most of the essential nutrition lies – unlike what juicers and blenders do… Eating extracted food is great for EVERYONE in any state of health – from top performing athlete to someone suffering from fibromyalgia – because extracted food is virtually predigested, so your body can effortlessly absorb and utilize all of the nutrition that food has to offer. Even when we eat the healthiest foods, like a salad for example, it’s a lot of work for the body to break that salad down to get it ready for absorption into the body. When we prepare extracted foods with the NutriBullet, the foods are consumed in their most absorptive state, so we get the nutrition WITHOUT having to rely on proper chewing, effective stomach acids, digestive enzymes and the like to break down the food. It’s done for us!” (Nutribullet Website)

​We did notice having more energy after drinking our NutriBullet-made smoothie. Perhaps this is because our food was so broken down into a state of maximum absorption.


Good News- A GIVEAWAY!

We are so excited to announce that  NutriBullet will be giviving away one FREE 12 piece blender set to one lucky Green Tidings reader! 

To enter, you must be a resident of the United States or Canada (shipping only to these two countries).

Please use the Rafflecoptor widget below to enter the giveaway!  GOOD LUCK! Giveaway ends Friday, December 6, 2013, at 1:00 EST.

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54 comments:

Lisa Jones said...

I love a Green Smoothie consisting of kale,green apples, orange, cucumber, celery and lemon

wineandsong said...

I love to blend spinach, lemon, carrot and apple!! Can't wait to try the Nutribullet!

missgg said...

I love to blend kale, orange apple, celery, and cucumber for my smoothie. Would love to win.

Angela G. said...

Strawberries, kale, spinach, and apple. :)

amber nold said...

I love using kale, spinach, carrots, fennel, bee pollen or any other veggies in the house!

Amanda West said...

Usually kale, carrots, banana, chia seeds, hemp hearts and coconut milk. Sometimes berries or apple, or whatever produce we have

DeAnne Morrow Firebaugn said...

I get to use the Nutribullet whenever I go visit my sister, but I would LOVE to have one for myself to use ALL the time! I really enjoy throwing whatever fruits and veggies my sis has on hand into the Nutribullet...never have had a bad tasting blend! Nutribullet ROCKS!!!

Wendy Harrison said...

Fresh from the garden - kale and baby spinach. Toss in a fresh banana and add a little home-made almond milk to smoothen the blend. A splash of organic hemp oil and a generous serve of hemp seeds and hemp protein powder to REALLY make it GREEN. Sweetened with raw honey, cinnamon + lucuma, macca and mesquite powders. Would love to make my green smoothie in the Nutribullet and see how it goes!

MaryEllen Morris said...

My favorite combo is..kale..spinach..cilantro..beets..garlic..ginger..lemon..apple..celery..turmeric and cayenne pepper.

Heather Benoit said...

Mango,Pineapple,Strawberries,Coconut water with a dash of raw sugar!

Anonymous said...

peach, melon, kiwi, lime, and coconut water

Shannon Assion said...

spinach, granny smith apple, carrot, ginger.

Margaret Johns said...

I haven't started making green smoothies yet (I've been putting it off.) For my very first one I will probably add baby spinach to some of my favorite fruit smoothie ingredients: Orange, Strawberry, Pineapple and Homemade Yogurt. If the fruit isn't sweet enough for my taste I add a few drops of vanilla-flavored liquid stevia. Thank you for the giveaway!

clara contreras said...

I like kale spinach apples and ginger...delicious!

Anonymous said...

I blend fresh ginger, lemon and lime in one of my favorite green teas (cold), then I pour it in a glass and stir in organic turmeric powder. GREAT anti-inflammatory!

Anonymous said...

Rhonda;
I mix spinach, raspberries, celery, frozen watermelon, & Juice Plus fruit & veggie powder.

www.welovequilting.com said...

This would be awesome. Thank you for the opportunity.

Xaq said...

Apple, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Pineapple, Mango, Strawberries, Peaches, Chia Seeds, Wheat Germ, Reverse Osmosis Water, OJ, Spinach, Kale, Cilantro and maybe some kind of hemp protein

Cindy Miner said...

Pineapple and Strawberries are my favorite to blend

everyday inspirations said...

Kale, spinach, apple, carrot, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, flax seed and greek yogurt...2 cups of ice and yum yum.

Thanks for the chance!
catherine s.

Carla F. said...

I love most all fruits, but I have not made smoothies before. I have some health issues, and am trying to learn some food as medicine ways. So, I would do some more research. But I likely would try some Cranberry, pomegranate, oranges, pineapple, banana, lemon, cucumber, I have not tried Kale, but hear great things about it, so I would try a bit of that, maybe some carrot, and celery. Of course I would be sure to use organics. It would be fun to experiment.

Holly Banff said...

I LOVE green lemonade - Romaine, kale, apples, lemons

Trina said...

I love half a frozen banana baby spinach hemp seeds and whatever fruit I have

Gloria Orozco said...

In the morning I love blend orange apple kale spinash banana. So good!!

MommyCarries said...

Frozen Bananas are the best. Makes it thick like a milkshake! ;)

Kendra Myers said...

One of my favorite smoothies is beet juice & frozen watermelon!! So good!

Dallas Newbury said...

Spinach, apples, strawberries, and banana!

Rachel Roy said...

My fave foods to blend are gogi berries, kale, chia seeds, pumpkin protein powder, quinoa, coconut, fruit, carrots, beets, and hemp seeds.

Jeremy Kind said...

I love blending kale, orange, banana,hemp oil, chia seeds, and flax seeds and sea veg.

melanie said...

my favourites are kale, chia seeds, beets, goji berries, hemp seeds, carrots, berries, and peaches... heck, i love it all!!

catherinegriffice said...

frozen banana, kale fruit or whatever I have on hand for a smoothie,

mango said...

I love to blend mango, spinach, green apple, and kale. MMM, my taste buds celebrate when drinking it.

L Morris Stum said...

I like adding half a frozen banana to any smoothie. And some Chia.

Jennifer | Book Den said...

Banana or Greek yogurt

ELBA ZARATE said...

I love to use spinash, brocoli, pineapple, grapes and chia

blackapple said...

Spinach, mango, mint, ginger and coconut milk.

Nathalie Wilhite said...

I like to use spinach, blueberries, and pears, but whatever veggies I have in my refrigerator usually come out tasting great.

DonnaJ said...

mixed berries with almond milk and spinach

Adele said...

Strawberries and bananas are my favorite combo!

Anonymous said...

Strawberry.spinach.carrot.almond.banana is my fav

alo said...

Strawberry,raspberry,blueberry, blackberry!

Windsong said...

Organic kale, spinach or Mesclun lettuce with all kinds of frozen fruit, plus cashews!

monicabr said...

I put ginger and flaxseeds and chia seeds on my juice!

Anonymous said...

Hi... My name is Dolores Doble...
I will tell you what I prefer to blend when I know. Really need to win this so I can find out. Good Luck everyone! :)

Rosemary Erickson said...

Frozen berries

Anonymous said...

Kale berries coconut mile or almond mil and I also like using chia seeds

Lauri said...

I have tried many ingredients and like every combination. Especially beets, lemon, kale, and hemp seeds.

Angela said...

My favorite combo right now is spinach, romaine, celery, lemon, banana, pear, and a little avocado.

S Carter said...

I love kale and spinach as the base of my drinks.

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Janey McKeever said...

I love using avocado, with apples berries and any fruit I have-

mletso11 said...

I love carrots with almost anything because they can be sweet or savory. At this time of year fresh cranberries really add a nutritious tanginess to smoothies!

Jannelle Hurney said...

strawberry/banana/chia

Jane P. said...

I really like kale, strawberries, bananas and lentil sprouts. The sprouts make it taste kind of earthy.

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