Healthy is Easy With The NutriBullet | Gear Review

It’s important for any adventurer to properly fuel himself or herself before taking on the world. Recently, I’ve also become more concerned about my own personal health and have found small ways to change my lifestyle for the better. Purchasing the NutriBullet – the Superfood nutrition extractor – has been one of the best decisions I have made to date.

Although slightly on the pricer end (6 payments of $19.99 + 39.90 S&P), this mini blender/extractor/mixer is an awesome addition to the kitchen for several reasons. First off, it is very stylish and has a sleek design that works well with the overall décor of my kitchen. It also takes up little room on my counter and is easy to clean and maintain.

The standard system is comprised of 12-pieces, complete with an extractor blade, a milling blade, 2 re-sealable lids and three cups that directly screw onto the NutriBullet engine. This is perhaps the best feature of the product because it is extremely convenient for those groggy mornings, when you don’t have the time or energy to prepare a full-fledged breakfast.

Instead of spending time cooking eggs and bacon, I simply throw some fruits, veggies and almond milk into the cup and screw on the blade. The whole contraption then goes on the high-torque 600-watt power base. By pressing down and turning the cup to the right, the system locks down and begins to effortlessly pulverize the mixture. You do not have to worry about peeling the fruit or taking out the seeds/stems. The engine is powerful enough to break down everything until it reaches a nice, smoothie like consistency. You can then remove the cup from the base and drink its contents on the spot or seal it with a lid and take it with you to work, the gym or on an every adventure. Preparing breakfast has never been easier.

However, don’t confuse this product with a juicer. When I first tried the NutriBullet, I mistakenly blended fruit without adding any liquid. To my horror, the motor began to emit a dangerous smell, warning me to stop blending. I later realized that the NutriBullet is not meant to liquefy. Rather, it pulverizes everything. Thus, the smoothies will never take on the consistency of juice, but if you like thinner drinks, I recommend adding extra water or milk to make your drink lighter. Alternatively, you can also add less liquid to make it thicker.

Overall, this nifty product does an amazing job at blending everything together. I rarely find bits in my drinks, although I do sometimes come across the occasional fragment of a cucumber skin or kale leaf. I haven’t had the opportunity to try the milling blade just yet, but the extractor blade has served me well, even when I blend oats to create my own flour.

Although I’ve heard that the NutriBullet doesn’t do well over the long-term, so far I’m a happy camper with my purchase. I expected the blade and motor to quickly wear down after daily use, but it still blends everything without a problem.