The Nutribullet is the ideal kitchen gadget for getting the most nutritional benefit from your fruits and vegetables.
There is a lot of information today about superfoods and the benefits that they have on our health, but fitting them all into the daily diet can be difficult. Plus, for many, the real benefit is in the parts we typically toss, like the skin, seeds and stems. The Nutribullet offers a convenient method for combining different superfoods into one tasty drink, skins and all.
The difference between the Nutribullet and a juicer
When you use a juicer to extract the liquid from fruits and vegetables you are leaving behind most of the nutritional value. The skins, pulp and seeds of many natural foods are rich in essential vitamins and minerals and give our bodies the most health benefit. For example, orange peels contain flavonoids that help the Vitamin C work more efficiently. They also lower cholesterol and aid in digestion, yet when you use a juicer, the peel and all of its health benefits are left behind.
You can cut an entire orange into pieces and add it to the Nutribullet. The skin, seeds and fruit will all be pulverised and become part of the smoothie. With this method you are not losing any of the nutritional benefits that are found in an orange peel.
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How the Nutribullet works
The Nutribullet relies on its high speed, innovative blade design and shape to break down natural foods and blend them together into a smooth drink. By creating a vortex, all of the ingredients are combined evenly, without large pieces left behind. This allows for full absorption of all the nutrients into the body with ease, as opposed to some being lost during digestion when these foods are consumed in their solid form.
The benefits of the Nutribullet
The strength of the Nutribullet allows users to get the full nutritional benefit of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Many superfoods store their nutritional benefits in their skins and seeds. Apples are a great example of this as their skins contain half of the fruits fiber along with elements that have been linked with better lung function, improved memory and weight loss. The Nutribullet can easily break down the entire apple and turn it into a smooth drink.
You can also easily integrate nuts and seeds into the smoothies made with a Nutribullet. Chia seeds are considered to be one of the best available sources of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You can add these to any combination of fruits and vegetables in the Nutribullet and get their full benefit with no effort.
What comes with the Nutribullet?
The Nutribullet comes with everything you need, with the exception of the superfoods, to get started on making nutritious smoothies. If you do purchase a Nutribullet you should find the following inside of the package:
- An extractor blade. This is a four pronged stainless steel blade attached to a base that can be fitted onto the Nutribullet. The blades are split in two, allowing it to better slice through the skins, rinds and seeds and break them down.
- The milling blade. The flat stainless steel blade is designed to mill grains, nuts and even herbs.
- The power base. This is the bottom portion of the Nutribullet containing the powerful motor. The cord is attached here for you to plug into the wall.
- Mixing cup. Made of durable plastic, the mixing cup is where you place your ingredients to be placed on the Nutribullet base.
- Short cup. This cup can also be used for blending single portion smoothies and features a handled lip ring to make the drink easy to hold.
- Single portion cup. This single portion cup has its handle on the side rather than on the comfort lip ring.
- Re-sealable lids. Inside of the box you should find two re-sealable lids to keep your smoothies fresh.
- User guide. The user guide offers you tips on how to use the Nutribullet as well as healthy recipe ideas and a nutrition plan.
- Pocket guide. This pocket sized book is meant to help you make healthy food choices while out shopping.
Superfoods is a non-scientific term that is used to describe any natural food product that has significant health benefits. The vast majority of these foods are plant products and include common items such as blueberries, kiwi, kale and squash along with many seeds and nuts.
Combining a number of these foods together into a smoothie drink will give your body a bounty of health benefits.
The difference between the Nutribullet and the Magic Bullet
You should note that although manufactured by the same company, the Nutribullet is not the same as the Magic Bullet. They both provide a similar function, but the Nutribullet is stronger, with a 600 Watt motor opposed to the 250 Watt motor of the Magic Bullet. The added strength makes the consistency of drinks made in the Nutri Bullet smoother.
The other difference is in the size. The Magic Bullet is smaller, with a capacity of just over 500 grams while Nutribullet’s cup capacity is close to 700 grams. It also comes with a special extractor blade that is able to dry mill oats, seeds and even nuts. For the individual who is serious about healthy eating, that will be a handy tool to have.
The difference between the Nutribullet and a blender
There are similarities between a Nutribullet and a blender in that both are able to effectively break down a variety of different types of foods. The Nutribullet works better at smoothies because of the unique shape of the cup and the high speed blades. A cyclone effect is created when turned on, moving the foods rapidly towards the blades to be liquefied and blended together.
It normally will take no more than 30 seconds with the Nutribullet to create a drink that is smooth, but there could be variations in time and consistency depending on the foods used and if you are adding seeds or nuts to the drink. Some may remain a gritty, even after blending.
The other advantage to the Nutribullet compared to a blender is the ease of use. It is a compact device that is easy to assemble and disassemble and simple to clean. After its use, the cups can be placed right into the dishwasher while the blades can be washed with soap and water.
Retailing for over $200 in Australia, the Nutribullet may seem like a big investment for a kitchen appliance. Considering that it does a better job at creating nutritious drinks then both a blender and a juicer that investment may be well worth it. If you are looking for a way to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle in a convenient manner, you may want to look further into purchasing a Nutribullet.