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MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Fri 27-Dec-13 21:54:58

Has anyone got one? And has anyone tried to loose weight by substituting meals with them?

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TurdOfTurdHall Mon 30-Dec-13 21:17:51

Yes I even have bought 2 ( I travel with work ) I LOVE it!

I have 2 per day and then 1 big meal and the weight is falling off!

I thought its be flimsy as in the States it's on the telly as an infomercial at crazy times of the night < jet lag > but no way, it's solid and efficient and filling!

Had to experiment a bit til I got a nice balance as I didn't want to use too much fruit.

Also, unlike a juiced juice from the juicer, the drink doesn't appear to oxidise if you stick some in the fridge for later. AND the screw lid doesn't leak a drop. YAY !

Get one !

TalkinPeace Mon 30-Dec-13 21:45:43

meal replacements will never work long term as they do not teach your brain how to eat healthily once you 'get to target weight'

MinimalistMommi Thu 02-Jan-14 11:55:44

Has the base leaked at all?
I was conserving the Vitamix but can't stomach the £400 price tag (need to return the one from Lakeland I have just bought) and the only thing putting me off the Nutribullet is stuff I have read about black liquid coming from blades after it has been used for a while.

specialsubject Thu 02-Jan-14 12:34:51

WTAF? It is a grossly overpriced liquidiser.

eat food, chew with teeth.

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Thu 02-Jan-14 16:16:15

Was also going to use it as a way of getting fruit and veg into kids.
So eat broccolli chew with teeth is never going to work with them.

Have read all the reviews and decided to buy from a shop close by as I read the customer service on line has had reports of being very slow.

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MinimalistMommi Thu 02-Jan-14 17:57:37

special it's actually meant to release more nutrients when using something like the nutribullet/vitamix/blendtec rather than just eating/chewing the same fruits/greens. Also more greens can be consumed because blending breaks it down so much.

TalkinPeace Thu 02-Jan-14 18:02:07

it's actually meant to release more nutrients when using something like the nutribullet/vitamix/blendtec rather than just eating/chewing the same fruits/greens.

Ooh, I'd love to see the independent scientific evidence for that

specialsubject Thu 02-Jan-14 20:48:05

me too, talkinpeace.

if you want to get veg into kids, fine - but just buy a £10 blender.

the babble is hilarious. Go read the GCSE biology textbook about how your digestion works and breaks down food for nutrients. Teeth, saliva, digestion - it is just amazing.

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 17:52:25

Wow Special you're sarcastic! shock
It makes me sad on here how horrible people can get sad

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 17:59:43

OP if it helps I have just bought the Kenwood Smoothie2go which is £19.50 on amazon right now, I made a lovely green smoothie today and it blended everything just fine, even frozen fruit/spinach etc.

TalkinPeace Fri 03-Jan-14 18:05:31

make smoothies if you like, but the bit of puff you quoted about nutrients is utter bollocks
learning about food is the first step to having a good relationship with it

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 18:11:02

Actually talk who are you to say it is utter bollocks? Can you say with 100% certainty? I actually have a great relationship with food, I'm five foot six and I'm a size ten and I enjoy a varied diet as a vegetarian. The only reason I popped onto this thread on this particular board was because I searched nutribullet on Mumsnet. I'm choosing to drink green smoothies for health reasons because I'm in remission from cancer.
I don't need to 'learn' about food thank you very much.

TalkinPeace Fri 03-Jan-14 18:12:16

find a link that supports their puffery ....
as it is physiologically impossible

CatelynStark Fri 03-Jan-14 18:16:44

I've got a Nutribullet and think it's fantastic! It is most definitely not just a blender - it emulsifies the fruit, nuts, seeds and green leafy veg into a very palatable, filling drink that fills you up nicely.

Mine doesn't leak and I ram it full of produce. It's extremely easy to clean and takes up very little space on my kitchen counter.

Whenever you say you're trying something new, there are always those who ridicule - I make it a point to listen to people who've got first hand experience smile

CatelynStark Fri 03-Jan-14 18:18:55

Oh and no black liquid comes out of the blades IME. I wonder if people who've had this aren't cleaning it immediately? Or not removing the silicon ring to clean behind it?

TalkinPeace Fri 03-Jan-14 18:25:30

before replying to Mommi I looked it up online.

It is clearly a highly effective blender / smoothie maker so that those who are into juicing and such can make pretty much what they like PDQ
Its chuffing expensive and it is just a tool for cutting things up no more no less.

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 18:27:43

catelyn wish I'd bought the nutribullet now! I'd read about the leaking on the comments of the nutribullet website so I didn't go for it. This thing I bought was only cheap anyway. I think the leaking happened after they had had it for a while? I LOVED how the green smoothie tasted that I made today, it made me feel great! If you make green smoothies, how many grams of greens do you tend to use if you're using something like spinach? Or do you just chuck handfuls in?

CatelynStark Fri 03-Jan-14 18:43:12

I use the largest 'glass' and fill it halfway with spinach, so a good couple of handfuls. Then I chuck in a combination of whatever I've got in the fridge - apple, banana, kiwi, berries, pear, pineapple, , lime, lemon, melon etc. Top it off with a few nuts (cashew make the creamiest taste) and a handful of seeds ( my current favourite are chia seeds but any will do) and ice cold water. Bloody delicious.

I agree that one of the company's USPs is that the product isn't just cut with blades but the fibres are crushed, which apparently releases more nutrients. I really CBA to look up the research and tbh, I don't care if it's scientific fact or not. What I love is that the 'drinks' taste amazing and wake me up in the morning like nothing else has ever done (and I'm 49 in a couple of days). It's a really easy way to get healthy fats into your diet as well as a big variety of fruit - great if you haven't got time to plough your way through a big bowl of stuff - with the added bonus over a juicer that you get the roughage too!

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 18:50:40

I've read the same stuff as you catelyn which is why I've been so keen to try them, Some of the questions people commonly ask when they first enter the world of green smoothies...

I think to break down all the fiber and cellulose in green leaves, you would have to spend quite a few hours a day chewing. In a Green Smoothie, the blender does the chewing for you, blending all the greens into very small pieces. Green Smoothies can actually give more nutrition because it’s blended.

I can't wait to do this daily now, I was so surprised at how nice the green smoothie tasted. It just tasted like a banana smoothie to me. Mine had frozen pineapple,mango,melon,papaya and kiwi chunks in it, water, a banana and a huge handful of spinach in it. What's more, my eight year old loved it! I'm hoping it's going to help with my fatigue problems from the chemotherapy.

MinimalistMommi Fri 03-Jan-14 18:52:03

Sorry should have said most common question people ask is about nutrients, read it all the time on the web pages I've been reading.

CatelynStark Fri 03-Jan-14 19:15:54

Sorry to hear about your chemo, Mommi. I hope it does help your energy levels.

Just as an aside, I bought mine from Ideal World TV in four installments so that made it much more affordable.

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Fri 03-Jan-14 23:01:36

Have had loads of blenders over the years but they never blend everything without a load of faff of trying to scrape stuff down from the sides and end up with more left in the jug than in the glass.

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MinimalistMommi Sat 04-Jan-14 08:14:23

Milly the Kenwood worked fine, have you been putting enough liquid in?

specialsubject Sat 04-Jan-14 15:28:10

belatedly... mommi you call it sarcasm. I call it scientific fact.

Fact is not horrible. I'm telling you that you have been fooled by babble. All this simple science is taught in school.

it makes me sad that people are so gullible, and that there are scammers who prey on them. It would make me happier if people knew more simple science.

I also see that you are ill. Hope you improve.

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