I’ve been compiling a list of the must have appliances for any gluten free kitchen and along with this we were the NUTRiBULLET to review. It was so good I felt it deserved a post of its own!
There are a variety of NUTRiBULLETS from the Dessert Bullet or the Nutri Baby through the PRO900. The 900 is the most powerful of the NUTRiBULLETS and like its name as a 900q motor. It has a unique action which enables it to break down and pulverise and emulsify food so that you access the hidden nutrition inside. Amazingly it also results in hardly any washing up unlike some of the other blenders around just rinse under warm water when you’ve finished. The fruit & veg are placed roughly chopped ( no need for coring or peeling) inside the jug which after pulverising into a smoothie becomes your flask to head off and go out leaving no washing up behind. It’s perfect for making smoothies on the go to take out and about with you or to potter round the garden with.
As I said you don’t need to peal the fruit or veg. It burst open seeds and cracks through stems, shredding tough skins and getting nutrients you would otherwise throw away while leaving you with a smooth clean no lumps drink. Being a coeliac has left me with a rather delicate stomach and I have always found difficulty in the smoothies in the shops. The thing I love about this is that you can add what YOU like and what YOU need without any other gunk. One of the reviews I had read said they didn’t have time to peel and finely chop their fruit & veg daily but with this you don’t need to. Also if you’re organised you can on a Sunday make up a weeks’ worth of smoothies by popping the fruit & veg you choose into sandwich bags in the fridge or freezer if its warm out and just throw them into the bullet at the last second! It takes less than a minute to pulverise even the toughest of veg into a smooth creamy drink.
The booklet included with the NUTRiBULLET does include instructions on how to create the perfect nutriblast. First off fill the vase with leafy greens, the fruit then a “boost” pumpkin or chia seeds for example before adding water in. It produces like for like a creamier smoother drink that other name brands in the same price range. From reading the booklet I suspect that not only this but it’s also better for you too. According to NUTRiBULLET over 100 research studies have shown that the highest levels of nutrients reside in the stem, skin and seeds! A bit wary of this at first I have to say once blended it is impossible to guess and have my energy levels increased? YES! IS my skin glowing? There is a marked improvement I have to say! Just take a look at some of these smoothies from Superskinnyme. Just remember if you’re popping in oats make sure they’re gluten free!