All About NutriBullet Blender: Reviews and Recipes for Losing Weight

All About NutriBullet Blender: Reviews and Recipes for Losing Weight

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NutriBullet Machine

The NutriBullet nutrient extractor (or just a blender) is a compact machine (base dimensions: 5.375″ diameter, and 8″ height) that is often promoted as an innovative approach towards weight loss and good health!

Without taking these claims into consideration, I can say that this product has managed to make a significant impact in the diet and healthy eating industry.

Let’s take a look at this machine with a critical eye to see whether it is actually worth your money or not. I even compare it to two other most popular brands of blenders on today’s market.

The NutriBullet – All You Have to Know About This Blender

NutriBullet package

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Although this machine is promoted as a special nutrient extractor, I have to admit that it looks to me as a blender with a fancy name.

All NutriBullet models are oval in shape, thin, about a foot high, and very compact! The actual machine is sold as a part of a deal that includes:

  1. The actual blender.
  2. Set of 2 additional cutting blades.
  3. Set of 2 more blending cups.
  4. Excellent nutrition book as a limited time offer.

Pay attention:

All models come with a matte grey finish with silver highlights (a limited time only blue and gray option is available as well).

The Good (Pros)

  1. Includes a powerful motor.
  2. It takes up very little space.
  3. Cups and lids are dishwasher safe and BPA-free. However, hand washing and cleaning prolongs its longevity.
  4. This product is easy to use and clean, so it saves a lot of time.
  5. More affordable in comparison to other brands such as Vitamix.
  6. Storing thanks to a removable handle on lidded cups is easy.

The Bad (Cons)

  1. It is quite noisy and needs to be stopped every 30-60 seconds to avoid overheating.
  2. Cups are plastic (do not put anything hot in and do not store your smoothies in these cups if you are worried about chemicals leaching into your smoothie).
  3. There is just a 1-year warranty.
  4. Its blades are not dishwasher-safe.

In general, there are three main brands of blenders on the market these days that will compete against each other. Except NutriBullet, these include brands such as The Nutri Ninja and The Vitamix. You can see my comparison below.

The NutriBullet vs. The Nutri Ninja Blender

NutriBullet vs Nutri Ninja

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Let’s take a look at how NutriBullet stands against Nutri Ninja blenders. Both brands work well. However, there are slight (yet significant) differences you need to know about before you decide!

Usage:

– I can say that NutriBullet is better suited for mixing fruits and vegetables that include harder skin and stem. Therefore, if you want to make juices and soups, this is a much better option.

– The Nutri Ninja blenders are better for mixing softer type of foods and chopping ice. Therefore, it is great for making side dishes, smoothies, or even frozen desserts.

Blending power:

– The NutriBullet brand offers three models with motors of various power: NutriBullet (600 Watts), Pro (900 Watts), RX (1700 Watts)!

– The Nutri Ninja offers exactly twelve different models (with various motor power) from 700 up to 1500 Watts!

Price range and warranty:

– The NutriBullet brand offers individual models for $79.99, $99.99, and $179.99! All their products come with a 1-year warranty.

– The Nutri Ninja models cost between $89.99 and $179.80! All their products come with an awesome 5-year warranty.

My verdict:

You can not go wrong with both brands. As you can see, the Nutri Ninja offers a much better warranty and much more models to choose from! However, in the end, what you should buy will depend on the way you plan to use it.

The NutriBullet vs. The Vitamix

NutriBullet vs Vitamix

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Let’s examine the Vitamix Blender. When compared to the NutriBullet, it tends to win in processing raw foods. However, it is more expensive, bulkier and has an array of confusing options.

Usage:

– I can say that NutriBullet is better suited for mixing fruits and vegetables that include harder skin and stem. Therefore, this option is great if you want to make juices and soups.

– The Vitamix is definitely a blender of choice for many chefs as it spins and blends so fast, and this product can make hot soups (except blending it even heats up vegetables)! Depending on models and attachments, you can do many other jobs in the kitchen with it.

Blending power:

– The NutriBullet brand offers three models with motors of various power: NutriBullet (600 Watts), Pro (900 Watts), RX (1700 Watts)!

– In general, the Vitamix uses a 1380 Watt motor. However, they provide a wide array of models with motors of different power ranging from 800 up to 1600 Watts!

Price range and warranty:

– The NutriBullet brand offers individual models for $79.99, $99.99, and $179.99! All their products come with a 1-year warranty.

– The Vitamix provides a wider array of products divided into three categories: Personal Blenders ($259.00 – $469.00), Classic Blenders ($299.00 – $699.00), and Next Generation ($429.00 – $719.00). They offer their products with a 5-year warranty.

My verdict:

Although the Vitamix is winning in many aspects, it is the price that makes me choose NutriBullet as a winner. However, if you have around $600.00 budget on your blender then definitely go for the Vitamix.

Valuable User Feedback & Reviews You Should Check Out as Well

NutriBullet Amazon Review
Click on the image to enlarge!

So what do people think of the NutriBullet? The vast majority of users (not including those provided on the official website itself) are euphoric with the blending power and how the NutriBullet fits in their kitchen.

In general, here are few user responses I found on the internet:

  1. If you have a busy lifestyle and is a person whose always “on the go”, then this is the product for you.” – A verdict from the “Prime Physique Nutrition” page.
  2. The takeaway? While it’s not a Vitamix replacement, the NutriBullet seems to live up to the hype (cheesy infomercial aside) about its smoothie-blending prowess.”A verdict from “Well And Good” website.
  3. A blender this useful is too good to be co-opted by the spirulina snorters. Here’s what Nutri-dullards aren’t telling you – it’s not for healthy people. It’s for incredibly lazy people. I’ll drink to that, any day. – A statement from a review on “The Guardian” website.
  4. Proving that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, the NutriBullet is a user-friendly way to make tasty smoothies an effortless daily habit. – A verdict from “Trusted Reviews” website.

Pay attention:

Of the concerns listed, the vast majority are from a deformation that can occur at the base of the NutriBullet, which causes juice to leak while blending. Also, people who were looking for a blender for specific purposes not listed under what the company offered were less than satisfied with their purchase!

Final Verdict – Great Nutrient Extractor Worth Adding to Your Kitchen

NutriBullet Rating

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From what I have seen and read on the internet, I can only say that the NutriBullet is a great addition to any kitchen. Although it is not as great as the Vitamix brand, it costs much less, and the product value for the dollar is incredible.

Trust me that you can not go wrong with this nutrient extractor as it works well, is easy to use and clean, and comes with 1-year warranty! What is more, there is just a minimum of users who report technical issues with this machine.

So if you decide to get one for yourself, then I highly suggest you to make your purchase on its official website called “NutriBullet”. Numerous reliable brick and mortar outlets sell this product, including “Bed Bath & Beyond” as well as “Wal-Mart“.

Just stay away from buying used products off of “eBay” or “Amazon” as there is no quality guaranteed!

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  • grimes

    I love smoothies, and I think I’ll buy this to see if it makes some difference. My blender is on its death bed anyway :-j Poor thing. I think a smoothie in the morning is really the best thing for those who can’t stomach solids that early in the day, like me. Love the comparisons you did, really helps making an informed purchase.

  • Levine

    Good morning
    What if you have weird food allergies?
    What do I mean, I developed a sensitivity to fresh strawberries in early 2000. I tend to have emesis after eating. Cannot eat raw apples, celery, beets, onions (red only) I also have nut allergies which my 4yr old inherited. I can eat a few raw nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds. Cannot tolerate pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, hazelnuts…..you get the picture.

    I reviewed multiple YouTube video recipes and most of the benefits are with the foods I cannot tolerate especially in a raw state. My ultimate question is how/what substitutes will/can give me an equivalent effect?

    Levine

  • sally

    I found great tasting blends using what I like. Try grapes, tangerine, blueberry. I sometimes add banana or honey dew or green apple.

  • Ally Mae

    The nutribullet smoothies aren’t designed to taste like the average American’s “sweet” food that we hope to have.. you have to just buckle down and fight through the bad taste if you want to see the results. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!

  • Beth Brownberry

    bought it yesterday, tried it today and the drink is disgusting!

    dumped half of it down the sink. How do people drink this stuff. DH says think of it as medicine and just drink it. Sorry but I don’t want to be healthy that badly.

    • tristensmommy

      it’s not THAT bad unless you don’t ever eat veggies. I put a chia/flax/coco mix in mine and it it great. spinach is a VERY strong flavor and it is the main ingredient. I also put about 6 ice cubes in after I blend and it makes it super good. but if you are looking for a ‘milkshake’ this is NOT for you….not sure what you are putting in yours that it is so bad 🙁

  • mom of 3

    im watching theial nutribullet infomercial. I weigh 400 lbs im 5’3″ I am 46 years old a mom of 3 ideyoung men we lost our oldest seven yrs ago in a car acc ident when someone hit him head on.I suffer from migraines almost daily my legs are swelling and I have interstitial lung iadisease,diabetes and just diagnosed with chf. I am ugly and know ppl everan family members make fun of me. I am a grandmother of 3 I am thinking of getting nutribullet the only thing is I do not like veggt ies, I eat a very few so not sure how I can drink them. c
    ean anyone help? do you just drink the fruit and veggies or do you just drink once a day

    • Jolizzy

      Go to Tropical Cafe Smoothie and purchase a few of their drinks, that way you will know if you like the drinks. The drinks are actually very good.

    • let

      Hello Mother of 3,
      I just read your post and first off you should not ever think of yourself as ugly. Secondly, if you have diabetes and CHF you really need to be aware of the foods that you eat, such as high in saturated fats, processed foods with high sodium, and sugars (also high in fruit-some higher then others). Keeping a food journal may be helpful for you so that you become more aware of the foods you eat, how you feel before and after, and if there is an emotional component to eating. A suggestion would be to pick one meal to change and gradually work up to the 3 stages as suggested in the Nutribullet recipe book. There are a number of ways to incorporate vegetables into your meals so that it will be easier to learn to eat them. Since I don’t know what your typical meal is, here are a few suggestions: if you make a meatloaf you can switch it to a leaner meat (lead ground beef combined with ground chicken) then add diced spinach, kale, zucchini into the meat, add some ground flax. The Nutribullet has a recipe for chili and you can add additional veggies into that (dice really small or put them in the blender and make into a juice) and add to the chili. There are a number of soup recipes that you can make and experiment with adding additional veggies to them. Maybe your doctor could suggest a nutritionist that can work with you to choose the correct fruits and veggies that are low on the glycemic index. I make a veggie juice that is similar to V-8 without all the added junk. Started by adding just a little sea salt and some spicy sauce as I learned to develop a taste for it. With all that said, the nutribullet works great and there is a 6 week transformation diet included in the recipe book…..take baby steps and work your way up to that.

    • kellie

      It’s easy to tell that you’re going through a really tough time reading your letter.
      It makes me sad to think that the people who should be supporting and loving you (your family and friends) are making fun of you. That’s awful and shame on them.

      You are an amazing woman to have deal with such negative life situations and you have survived it all. I don’t care what you look like, You are a beautiful person. God Bless you and I sincerely hope you get the help you need to overcome all of these things that life has thrown at you.
      Start thinking more positively about yourself, you deserve to feel good.

    • janclaine

      You should use 50% fruit and 50% veggies. Fill to max line with water you will NOT takes the veggies. In addition you should be using the Superfood Superboost, a small scoop in each of your daily juices. It’s great for inflammation, arthritis and even fibromyalgia. It will also level your blood sugar levels which is excellent for anyone diabetic or if weightloss is a goal. You can buy it on the nutribullet website or at your local Bed Bath and Beyond store.

  • Kristy

    How can I make them with out so much pulp? I have tried a lot of fruits and it’s always full of pulp

    • tristensmommy

      I use mine every day and I’m not really having any issue with the pulp. what are you putting in it?

  • deb

    Hi, I have a question to you all. I have used the nutribullet for a month now and every thing I put in it comes out very thick, terrible to drink its like swallowing mud. What am I doing wrong????

    • david

      Add more water or juice
      David

    • david

      Add more water or juice
      David

    • tristensmommy

      I use vitacoco coconut water in every one i blend. my local grocery store sells it in regular, pineapple, orange flavors. you have to out something in it or it will DEF be too think to drink 🙂

  • Alexis

    I use my Nutribullet for pretty much everything, but the part that really amazes me is their customer support. I had been using my new blender for about two months before suddenly one day it started smoking for a few seconds and then the motor cut out. With a flashlight, I was able to see that somehow liquid had built up inside of the motor causing it to become completely fried! I was sure I was going to have to spend another $100 that day 🙁

    To my surprise, I visited the local retailer that I purchased my Nutribullet from and was told by the store that Nutribullet offers one of the best return policies out there. My understanding is that basically unless you run the thing over with your car on purpose, the company will gladly take any defective products back and give you a brand new one with no hassle whatsoever. Long story short, great customer service!

    • Christine Derrel

      Alexis, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!!! To be honest, Nutribullet is awesome!!

    • jolizzy

      I have had mine for 5 months and the base has stopped working twice. I have to get it replaced again. Maybe a recall should be done

  • George

    Tried the sleep aid recipe and it worked like a charm! Is it the pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds that give the drink that soothing effect?

    I’ve been looking for something like this for a very long time…I am tired of using sleeping pills every night and it has gotten to the point I can’t even think about sleeping without taking my drugs and I’m just sick of it. Thank you so much for helping me get out of this rut, I’m sure a nightly shake will be a heck of a lot healthier for me in the long run than pills.

    • Christine Derrel

      George, thanks for stopping by and letting us know your thought in the comment section, I appreciate it.

  • Wendy P.

    Wouldn’t eat my daily kale any other way besides in my morning breakfast blend with my Nutribullet! Kale or spinach and pretty much any fruit out there, toss in some milk and you are all set up for a tasty treat.

    The motor can get a little loud sometimes, but really it is 600 watts so I can’t really complain about that. This thing absolutely destroys any seeds I put in there and grinds them up to a fine powder that completely dissolves in my drinks, giving me a boost of energy for my daily cardio routine after work (yes I have a Nutribullet at home and at work).

  • Jerry

    Being 5’4, I am one of the shorter guys out there. It didn’t help my self esteem to also weigh 180 pounds with absolutely no muscle mass…one day I decided I had enough and stepped into the gym and slowly but surely started losing weight and building muscle, but I noticed some of the guys in there were accomplishing gains at a much faster rate than myself.

    At first suspecting steroids, I shrugged it off and just focused on my own gains but eventually I got curious and after talking with a few people I learned they weren’t using drugs but eating raw! I went over to one of their homes a night after the gym and we had a feast using his Vitamix, which was great but also an appliance that carries a $500 price tag. The very next day I went to the store to find something similar in my price range and was delighted to find the Nutribullet under $100 that does basically the exact same things at a heavily discounted rate 🙂

    • Christine Derrel

      Jerry, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us!!!

  • David

    Compare this thing to the Vitamix and the decision is easy unless you buy into gimmicks. My girlfriend purchase me a Nutribullet last year and at first I scoffed and thought “wow, another gift that I will never use!”

    Slowly however, I realized that in the morning instead of spending 30 minutes cooking up a breakfast and destroying many of the nutrients in my food; I could instead throw a bunch of ingredients into my new ‘blender’ and have a tasty shake to drink on the way to work that made me feel healthier and more full throughout the day. One of my favorite recipes I recommend is a banana, one scoop of cookie creme whey protein, a handful of strawberries and blueberries, a big handful of spinach, one raw egg (if you’re feeling adventurous) and top the rest off with soy milk.

  • Andrea

    I
    love how easy this is to use. No need to chop stuff up into tiny pieces
    and the Nutribullet doesn’t seem to care how packed the cup is at all.
    Much more powerful than the original Magic Bullet. Not to mention the book that comes with it, gives you tons of great ideas!

    Just make sure you don’t put in any liquids above the fill line, because then you’ll run into some trouble.

    It has definitely improved my diet though because now I am able to have smoothies for breakfast, and lunch and feel fully energized! Not to mention how smooth it makes them, even with the nuts!

  • Tash

    This little machine does the job, is bigger than the Magic Bullet and has an amazing price tag compared to any other blender out there. I got into juicing a while back and had been using my juicer to do the task, but since finding this little machine, I’ve been changed over to smoothies as it’s so much easier to manage!

    Not to mention the price tag of $100 versus the Vitamix Blender that is $500.00 – this one is definitely a no brainer if you’re looking for a good quality machine that will make your smoothies perfectly every time.

    • Christine Derrel

      Tash, please make sure to come back and post your experience and maybe some tips and tricks regarding using this device.

  • Kyle G.

    When I was looking for a really good blender, they happened to be too expensive for my liking, so I was looking for something
    comparable because I regularly drink smoothies and juice. I wanted something
    that could liquefy whole foods such as carrots, celery, apples,
    cucumber, nuts, etc and the NutriBullet does a fantastic job.

    I haven’t had any issues with chunks, nor with the leaking problem that some people report having. It is a great little machine! Just make sure you don’t overfill it, because that will make a mess.

    It’s so easy to clean too!

  • Kathy

    Not a blender! It’s main purpose is for making
    smoothies. It makes fruit and veggie drinks plain and simple. If you try to use it for anything else, you will be sorely disappointed.

    The
    texture of the drink is quite good if you know how much liquid to put
    in. Put too much liquid and it will not blend as smooth. Do not go past
    the max line with the liquid instead, fill it to the line, blend until it’s smooth,
    then top it up with more liquid and shake it. If you fill it up too full, it will leak on you.

    The only downside is that it’s SUPER loud!

    If
    you want to make simple, single/double serving smoothies, for the
    price, I don’t think you can go wrong with this. Just don’t expect it to act as a food processor.

  • Chantelle Clark

    Not a bad buy if you’re only looking to crush up soft fruits and veggies or have shakes. But to be honest, it didn’t bother to pulverize the nuts and seeds I put into it, nor could I run it longer than the 60 seconds that it says to each time through. I also found that mine sprung a leak about a month or so into using it, and had horrible customer service when I went to talk to them about it. It took them over a month to send me a new part, and yet it was not supposed to take longer than 7-10 business days.

    My blender cost less than $60 and this system is way more expensive then that, but a lot cheaper in quality. In my opinion, I wouldn’t bother with it. The only upside is that it saves a lot of room in your kitchen cupboards for storage.

    • Christine Derrel

      Chantelle, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Appreciate the honesty.

    • seatpost

      Chantelle, I don’t know what machine you have (maybe the magic bullet, rather than the nutri bullet?), but mine pulverizes nuts and seeds. The biggest pieces are no bigger than a strawberry seed. The leaking is usually caused from over-filling the cup with liquid (even the max liquid line can be too much liquid if you are using fruits like oranges that make juice), or if the seal gets pinched when screwing the base on. I have never seen a $60 “blender” pulversize hard vegetables, like carrots, and all kinds of nuts and seeds.

  • NJordan

    In case you’re trying to figure out whether a Magic Bullet
    or Nutribullet is better, I say go for the Nutribullet. (I’m a kitchen
    infomercial junkie, so I have both.) The Magic Bullet is good, but if you don’t
    want chunks of fruits and veggies floating in your cup, the Nutribullet does a
    better job at turning solids to a liquid. Just a real user opinion!

    • Christine Derrel

      Jordan, thanks for stopping by and I appreciate yoour comments in here!!!

  • Danielle

    I read quite a few Nutribullet reviews before purchasing mine last year. People either love, love, love it, or they have issues with it.

    Some people complained that it doesn’t liquefy the ingredients all the way or that the actual blender is flimsy. I didn’t find this to be true at all. I’m a smoothie fanatic and I’ve tossed in everything from soft bananas to hard apples. This thing makes it all drinkable. Not chunky drinkable, liquid drinkable. Plus cleanup is super easy. I thought my juicer was good, but the Nutribullet is even better.

  • Brooklyn

    Healthy smoothies are like the secret weapon in the war against fat. My naturopathic physician friend introduced me to them when she put me on a cleanse a couple of years ago. Drinking a smoothie is the easiest way to get all those nice green veggies into your system. I can’t normally stomach raw spinach because it makes me a bit gassy, but in a smoothie it doesn’t bother me. I don’t have the Nutribullet (yet) but the price compared to other smoothie blender systems is definitely swaying me. Nice review!

  • Evangeline Hardy

    A small handful of blueberries… a few strawberries… a handful of frozen kale… flax seeds… coconut milk… some vanilla extract and a little cinnamon. That’s my usual morning recipe with the Nutribullet. It’s not terribly sweet, but it does give you a healthy dose of energy.

    Now if I want a treat, I like cream of coconut… a banana… whole milk… some cinnamon… ice. OMG it is so rich and delicious. Makes you feel like you’re lying on a warm sandy beach somewhere. It’s full of calories, but hey, you have to live a little from time to time. Anyone else have recipes to share?

  • Ava

    I used to watch the Nutribullet infomercial as background noise in the morning. I didn’t order it for almost a year because I was already doing smoothies with some pretty healthy ingredients, in my hand mixer. Then I got a bonus from my job and I went ahead and ordered the Nutribullet.

    That was one of the best kitchen gadget decisions I’ve made in a long time. Normally with my hand mixer the spinach doesn’t get liquified. But with the Nutribullet, everything turns into rich, yummy liquid. Now I wish I hadn’t waited so long to buy it. It’s a worthwhile investment.

  • nate

    I got myself a ninja blender months ago and I will admit, it’s very good. It’s not on par with some of the top blenders on the market, but it’s a really good and effective blender. I have not used the nutribullet blender, but it sounds promising nonetheless.

    • Christine Derrel

      Nate, thanks for letting us know!!!

  • Malory

    This Nutribullet blender sounds perfect for what I need to get my husband for Christmas. I’ve been wondering what to get him for some time now, but I realized that he’s been having troubles with eating healthy, so I figure I could order this, make some fruit drinks and get him to at least be healthy by doing this.

  • Rock

    I’ve been on the lookout for a good blender for some time now. I mainly want one for making fruit shakes and sometimes to make those nice chocolate malts. Hey, I can indulge sometimes. Plus it’s the Holidays. I will gladly indulge. 😀

    Anyways, I’ve been using a really cheap blender for many years, it’s showing is sign of death so I think it’s time to get a new one.

  • york y.

    Why are blenders often so expensive? I’ve been on the lookout for a cheap blender, but this just sounds far too expensive for me. I like simple and effective and not costly. I guess the payments help a bit, but I just don’t know if this is the blender for me.

    • Catmantoo

      Try Macy’s. They have their own brand of the Nutribullet and it works just as well (in my opinion). However you should be able to pick one up for less than $40.

  • Greg

    I’m into fitness big time and I need to drink shakes. I often blend many fruits and veggies together and eat that after or sometimes before a workout. I had a few non-name brand blenders until I finally got the Nutribullet blender and It’s the only blender I ever really cared for. 🙂

  • itsMagic

    I own the nutribullet blender, have owned it for a couple weeks now and it’s really good. I had a magic bullet as well in the past, but I gave it away to my brother and he got a lot of use out of it. I now use this wonderful blender ever since. It’s been wonderful and it works very nicely for what I want it to do.

  • Sasha B.

    I’ve owned a magic bullet blender as well as the Jack Lalaimes juice blender. I enjoyed the Magic Bullet blender a lot, so I am somewhat intrigued by the nutribullet blender. I might pick one up soon. I hear they’re fairly cheap and work very good. Plus I need to start eating healthier this way.