Nutrition is important for everyone, especially those who want to lose weight or gain muscle mass. Nutribullets are a powerful blender that helps you prepare delicious smoothies and juices from fresh fruits and vegetables.
In fact, Nutribullets combine the power of a Vitamix and a food processor into one machine. This makes it easier to blend ingredients together without having to spend hours chopping and dicing them. As such, a Nutribullet also makes cooking easier!
Nutribullet has become a household name since its release in 2014. To learn how to use your Nutribullet, and get some tips and tricks regarding how to make the most of this wonderful piece of kitchen equipment, take a look at our in-depth guide below.
Ways To Use A NutriBullet
How you use your Nutribullet will depend on what you plan to make with it. Take a look at the most common uses of Nutribullets below.
Most people use their Nutribullets to blend ingredients. It is a super quick and efficient way of combining the ingredients you need for cooking. For instance, you can make pastes that will act as a super flavorful base for your dishes.
If you have an early N version of the Nutribullet, follow these steps to blend:
- Chop up the food you wish to blend.
- Fill the blending cup with the chopped items.
- Secure the cup onto the Nutribullet base.
- Press down and twist clockwise to engage the motor.
- Hold down until the desired texture is acquired.
If you have a newer version of the Nutribullet, there are likely to be dedicated buttons on the machine. These buttons will be dedicated to a specific function. For instance, there will be a power switch, a pulse button, and a number of speed controls.
To blend using these versions of the Nutribullet, you simply need to fill the cup with your chopped items and press the appropriate button. Be sure to change the speed controls to reach your desired consistency. The quicker the speed, the smoother the texture.
Obviously, making a smoothie essentially involves blending ingredients. However, there are a few tips and tricks to learn to make sure that your smoothies come out as smooth and delicious as possible. Check them out below.
- Use as many soft foods as possible. This will make blending your smoothie easier for the Nutribullet, so it is more likely to achieve the desired texture.
- Place soft foods (such as banana and avocado) so that they will be closest to the blades.
- Add plenty of water or other liquid. The Nutribullet needs plenty of water to blend food into a smooth consistency.
Crushing Ice/Blending Frozen Foods
Again, the method for crushing ice or blending frozen foods is largely the same as the method for blending listed above. However, it is important to mention that, whilst Nutribullets are powerful, they require ingredients to be chopped up fairly small before they are able to blend properly.
In the case of ice and frozen foods, you should always try to crush them or chop them up before putting them into the Nutribullet. Additionally, any frozen foods should be placed on top of the soft foods (further away from the blades).
Finally, according to the manufacturer, ice or frozen foods shouldn’t ever take up more than 25% of the total ingredients used in the cup. As such, you cannot use a Nutribullet to make crushed ice. However, you can put small pieces of ice or frozen fruit into your smoothies.
Before moving on, it is important to mention that you will need to clean your Nutribullet after every use, regardless of what you used it for. Cleaning your NutriBullet correctly will keep it in great shape for many years.
After you’ve disassembled the pieces, rinse them in hot soapy water. Use a soft cloth to wipe down the whole machine. Make sure there aren’t any sticky particles left behind. Finally, let it dry completely before putting it back together.
How To Use A NutriBullet Without It Leaking
Leaking issues are very common with the personal blending cup. If you’ve read any reviews of the Nutribullet, you’ve likely come across complaints about it leaking.
However, many of these problems arise as a consequence of blender owners not following the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
If you are experiencing leakage when you use your Nutribullet, check out some potential causes below.
This sounds like an obvious point, however, if you overfill your Nutribullet, it is likely to leak. As such, it is important that you never fill the cup further than the maximum line suggests.
For the Nutribullet to work properly, the blade needs to be tightly combined with the blending cup. There should be a firm seal between the two to prevent any leaking. If you are experiencing leaking, double-check that your blade and cup are firmly attached.
Using The Wrong Accessories
Nutribullets tend to come with a range of accessories and components that work with that specific model. You shouldn’t use accessories and components with your Nutribullet that weren’t specifically designed for use with that model.
This is because, even though it may seem like they are compatible, the components of different models may be a slightly different size or shape to what your Nutribullet requires. As such, using these together could result in leaking.
Using The Dishwasher
The extractor blades of Nutribullets should always be hand washed. If put in the dishwasher, the rubber gasket could get damaged.
It could loosen as a result of the heat. Similarly, the rubber ring from the blade could also loosen, which would stop it from producing an airtight seal when blending.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is The Nutribullet A Good Blender?
Yes! According to the manufacturer, the Nutribullet has been tested and approved by the FDA. This means that it meets all health standards required by the government. In addition, the Nutribullets have been proven to reduce the amount of time needed to prepare healthy meals.
Whilst it is important to remember that Nutribullets are small and don’t possess the power of a larger food processor, they still do pack a punch and will make your cooking experience easier and quicker. They also take up very little space on the countertop!
What Kind Of Food Can I Blend With My Nutribullet?
You can blend anything with your Nutribullet. From smoothies to soups, you can make everything from nut butter to a protein shake. Many people use their Nutribullet for making sauces, dressings, and dips. They can also be used for grinding spices and herbs.
Can The Nutribullet Overheat?
Nutribullets come equipped with powerful motors for quick and fast action blending. Blending should take about 30 seconds or less. If you need to mix harder veggies for longer than 1 minute, stop Nutribullet to let the motor cool down, and then resume blending.
You should never heat up the motor for more than a minute at once. Overheating the motor can cause permanent damage.
What Foods Can You Not Use In A Nutribullet?
It is important to remember that there are some types of food and drink that should never be put in a Nutribullet. For instance, you should never put hot liquids, such as soup, in the Nutribullet. If you need to blend cooked food, make sure that it has cooled down before you blend it.
Additionally, you should never put a sparkling or carbonated drink into the Nutribullet. In fact, it is quite dangerous to do so. The carbonation will cause the lid to become very pressurized, which could cause an injury.
If you want to enjoy healthy recipes quickly and easily, then the Nutribullet is the perfect tool for you. It’s easy to clean, safe to use, and comes with many useful attachments and accessories.
We hope that this article has helped you get to grips with your Nutribullet so that you can reap the benefits of this awesome piece of kitchen equipment.