I got a new toy. Well, it’s not so much a toy, although it IS fun, as it is a workhorse.
My new NutriBullet.
Here goes. We went from this:
Most of the time is spent assembling what you will put into the NutriBullet. I discovered frozen spinach in place of fresh just because I didn’t have any fresh here. It works fine. I use frozen strawberries that I’d gotten fresh and froze the day they came home, ditto with the blueberries. I also have fresh pineapple that I cut up every week and keep in the fridge. I usually put in a whole banana cut up but today I used about 3/4ths of it just due to space considerationsl. I also put in nuts (walnuts and sliced almonds) today for the first time (this is my 4th time using my NB) and I like the nuts in there. So here is a blow by blow of what happens:
Fill the container up with what you want. Add some water (now I have to say I have on order a supply of Coconut Water which I will be using instead of tap water in the future – ADDENDUM: The coconut water w/pineapple I use is fabulous in this drink rather than plain water. I just use a little, about a half-container which is about 1/2 cup).
Take the bottom (with blades) piece and screw it onto the top of the container (bullet) like so:
Screw that in place good and tight and place it onto the base of the NB. Line up the notches and press down and it will start going. You can let go after it has been whizzing for a couple of seconds:
Once all was whizzed, I added the nuts and ran it again:
Then you turn it right side up and remove the blade unit and screw on the handle unit.
Then you just wash the blade unit under running water and you’re done!
I drink right out of the bullet container with the handle. You also get other pieces, like 2 smaller containers with handles and another blade unit that will make things into flour. Amazing! Like almonds maybe. And you get a very substantial recipe book that I haven’t had time to look through yet with all kinds of tips and recipes, etc.
Anyway, I’m loving mine, and if anyone is interested in getting one, you have my 5-star recommendation that it works as advertised, very well indeed.
So that’s my sales pitch for today. No I am not being paid to say nice things about this thing. I just love it. Plain and simple.
I have one of these smoothies a day now. Usually I have it around lunchtime because I can’t get into eating early in the day for some reason. But it would make a great early breakfast, too. Maybe drink half of it then and the other half at lunchtime. The containers come with screw on tops that make storage easy-peasy too.
(I’ll bet some nice Greek yogurt added to this would be yummilicious!)