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Anyone used a nutribullet?

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chestnut100 Wed 31-Dec-14 16:34:25

Cutting out a loooong backstory, I've been advised a product like a nutribullet would be beneficial to a health condition my daughter and I share. These are apparently the best on the market but at about £100 are eyewateringly expensive for me to budget for. i dont know anyone personally who has used one, so I'm hoping some of you might be able to recommend(or not as the case may be)

Look forwards to any replies

Tollygunge Wed 31-Dec-14 16:35:34

They're absolutely amazing. I use mine at least once a day

chestnut100 Wed 31-Dec-14 16:40:12

Oh, thanks for the quick reply! Do you find it versatile and easy enough to use? I'm thinking that maybe this is an investment worth making

Bartlebee Wed 31-Dec-14 16:40:31

My mil bought one for everyone, bless her.

We haven't used ours yet but I have colleagues that rave about them.

BaronessBomburst Wed 31-Dec-14 16:41:49

I know Giraffes uses one. I'll PM her.

chestnut100 Wed 31-Dec-14 16:44:16

Lovely gift from the mil!

Thanks everyone, this is making me feel a bit clearer as to whether to bother buying or not!

Greencurtain Wed 31-Dec-14 16:47:30

Sometimes deals come up. I bought one for £85 in John Lewis. On Black Friday, they were around for £69! (I was gutted!).

I do like it but DH and dc don't, the annoying buggers!

quirkychick Wed 31-Dec-14 16:53:39

Dp bought me one in the summer and I use it almost every day. It is particularly helpful for dd2 who has chronic constipation and won't eat raw, crunchy fruit or veg, due to sensory issues.

There are loads of smoothie recipes online too. Ready made ones are quite expensive, so long term you would be saving money.

chestnut100 Wed 31-Dec-14 16:57:26

Quirky that's really helpful and actually an element of why I'm considering purchasing. I will watch and wait for a sale then!

Camsie30 Wed 31-Dec-14 17:05:39

Love, love, love mine. Use it every day without fail. It's so easy to use and to clean. I havea green juice every morning:

Kale/ romaine
Apple and/or pear
Fresh ginger
Lemon juice
Spoonful of munchy seeds
Spoon of spirulina powder
Water to the line
I pour it over ice and drink!! Makes me feel so healthy and I very rarely get colds etc...

Enjoy it!!

chestnut100 Wed 31-Dec-14 17:07:38

Camsie; does all that really fit in one blast? It doesn't look like the container would fit it all in. Sounds delicious!

chestnut100 Thu 01-Jan-15 12:07:12

Well I can't believe it, they are on offer at argos for £79.99 so I've reserved one!

Tollygunge Thu 01-Jan-15 12:10:27

Best way to clean is to put washing up liquid and water in after use and blast, then rinse. Always use frozen bananas-sooo nice! My ds also loves banana smoothie with tiny dot of vanilla essence. Great sweet alternative.

Tanukisan Thu 01-Jan-15 12:15:59

I use mine to make bullet-proof coffee (black coffee with coconut oil and butter). Froths it up like a latte!

chestnut100 Thu 01-Jan-15 12:22:06

I'm loving the suggestions and feeling rather excited!

chestnut100 Sat 03-Jan-15 09:52:57

Well I bit the bullet wink and bought one!

A few questions; some of the suggested recipes say to put in unpeeled oranges, others don't mention the skin; what do you find works best?

Do you need to mill seeds before they go in the extractor blade? The guidance book doesn't suggest so, but in wondering why have a mill blade if the extractor is ok to use on them?

Finally, have you tried using frozen fruit/veg? Not sure if this is ok or not (aside from frozen bananas which I guess don't freeze solid anyway)

Thanks all

MinimalistMommi Sat 03-Jan-15 09:56:39

Something like the Vitamix is even better TBH but that isn't helpfu because it is about £400.

hesterton Sat 03-Jan-15 09:57:57

We buy big bags of frozen mango pieces, raspberries and mixed berries. Saves money because nothing goes off and makes drinks lovely and cold. So yes to the frozen question!

chestnut100 Sat 03-Jan-15 10:02:23

Thanks Hesterton smile

Addictedtohotbaths Sat 03-Jan-15 10:26:40

I have one and it's great. But apparently you need to be careful that you don't eat too much sugar via fruit intake, I've read a few people say they've ended up putting on weight!
A good tip is to freeze coconut water into ice cubes so you can make them nice and cold and don't end up waisting open cartons as it's quite expensive.

chestnut100 Sat 03-Jan-15 10:39:48

Thanks addicted! I'm conscious of the fruit sugar; I'm hoping to do more veg than fruit and have it instead of breakfast.

quirkychick Sat 03-Jan-15 11:37:26

Glad you got one! I have just been showing ours off to my brother. I use spinach, as it blends really easily and doesn't taste much. I don't really put seeds in but eat them with it or put linseeds etc. into stuff dd2 has. I often put koko coconut milk or almond milk in so it's creamy but not dairy, yy to frozen berries and spiralina powder. I also sometimes put in whey isolate to make it more of a meal (for me).

I quit sugar has some lovely smoothie recipes.
Also I do a chocolate berry shake:
frozen black forest berries,
spinach or spiralina powder
koko coconut milk
whey protein (optional)
cocoa powder/raw cacao powder

Blend, tastes like chocolate ice-cream!

I often do a veg-based one for me as not keen on too much fruit and loathe bananas. Another far is spinach, green apple, ginger and koko milk.

quirkychick Sat 03-Jan-15 11:38:39

*favourite, predictive text!

DoItTooJulia Sat 03-Jan-15 11:43:53

Love mine too!

I found some of the recipes need building up to, the ones with the citrus fruit complete with skin are in that camp for me.

The more you use it the better you become at knowing what works.

I use lots of frozen fruit.

My favourite one it carrot, Apple, ginger, watermelon and Orange. Great for lunch.

I also buy big watermelons and chop them up and freeze in nutribullet portions. Same with pineapple and mangoes.

ihatethecold Sat 03-Jan-15 11:47:11

What's the difference between a nutri bullet and a normal blender?

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