|NutriBullet Pro 900|
Why I chose the NutriBullet Pro
My inexpensive blender finally gave up. While it was operational, I thought it did a suitable job making smoothies. I didn't feel like it was a big deal when the occasional banana blob got caught in the straw or the chunk of ice crunched between my teeth. I loved the heavy-duty glass pitcher and it worked well to make my smoothies every few days. But then it wore out and was beyond repair.
I had been reading reviews of different "smoothie" makers. I've listened to friends talk about their wonderful and expensive blenders. I still procrastinated and didn't make a purchase. I didn't want to spend the money. I didn't want another kitchen gadget. And frankly, I thought smoothie makers were over-priced and just a gimmick. In the meantime, I missed my occasional morning smoothie much more than I thought I would.
So far, my NutriBullet Pro has done a great job. Not only does it crush ice completely, and mix the bananas into a smooth drink, it transformed carrots, a splash of orange juice, a splash of french vanilla creamer, ice, and water into an "orange" creamsicle drink! Yes. Carrots pulverized into a smooth and creamy drink. I believe the NutriBullet folks refer to it as "extracting" but I prefer the word pulverizing.
While ultimately, there are more pieces with this system (the base, the two cups, the cup ring, lid, and handle attachments, and the blade assembly), somehow this seems easier than using my old blender that only had three pieces. With the NutriBullet, I just add my ingredients to the cup, screw on the blade assembly, turn it upside-down and press and turn it slightly into the base. Then I watch it pulverize. When finished, I just remove it from the base (easy), remove the blade assembly, and add the cup attachment I prefer (the sippy-lid).
With my beloved blender, I had to choose a variety of settings (the ice setting first, followed by one of the higher settings). I also had to stop the blender and scrape ingredients from the sides. While I thought I'd miss the glass blender jar, the smaller cups are faster and easier to wash.
I regret having waited so long to add this machine to my kitchen and the health benefits to my life.
In addition to the creamsicle flavored smoothie, I like the following about the NutriBullet Pro 900:
- the NutriBullet Pro 900 is 900 watts - which means little to me except that it is far more powerful than my blender was
- is able to "breakdown" ingredients like carrots, nuts, flax seeds, and so on.
- it is very easy to use - no fancy buttons or settings
- it takes up very little counter space
- the cups are dishwasher safe (top shelf)
- recipe book is included & free app with recipes available
- nutritional information booklet -the reported health benefits of a variety of fruits, greens, and "boosts"
- a 133 page booklet of recipes, health information, and testimonials
I am a 51 year old woman with short fingers, weak hands, and apparently with worsening vision. I would still rate my NutriBullet Pro at 5 out of 5 stars. But the following are my concerns:
- the "max" line on the cups are VERY hard to read with the ingredients in the cups
- the attachments (the blade, and the cup ring attachments, etc) are a large size that are nearly too large for my short fingers to grasp while turning
- the attachments may be difficult for folks with arthritis, or other problems with grasp, to use easily
Perhaps the NutriBullet folks will make a NutriBullet Seniors model.
Next week I will explain why smoothies are important to me and I'll share some delicious smoothie recipes from my friends.
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