The last couple of days I have been using my colleague’s NutriBullet and I’m overall happy with it! I have been making the pineapple & coconut ice-cream that I was so looking forward to and it was just devine! For that, I used 300g of frozen pineapple and topped it to the mark with 1/2 can coconut milk (ca. 200ml). I may be a little allergic to pineapple, but I do like it and so I have it every once in a while! As an ice-cream like this, it is definitely a treat!!
I also attempted a green smoothie type of drink (there are no words for the disgusting outcome of that experiment!) It was definitely green in colour! I did manage to gulp down all of it after adding a lot of coconut water to the thing. After having some experience with juicing this was definitely a blow.
My absolute favourite though was making my own nut milk. I made cashew and almond milk and loved both. I did remove the pulp at first but then just left it in. I am only using the milk to use with my cereals so it can just as well stay in. I’d say this would be a different story if I would plan to make my coffee with it. For the nutmilk, I soaked the nuts overnight and then blended it with water and a prune for each batch (I was gonna buy dates but then grabbed the wrong package from the shelf). I haven’t tried it unsweetened yet, but will do in the future. Also, I was talking to one of the fitness trainers at my gym and he was talking about the NutriBullet; he also has one and the way that he makes his own nutmilk is to grind the nuts first (no soaking) and then to add the water etc as it results in a smoother nutmilk. I did like the consistency of the one I made but would still like to give it a try. I just didn’t want to do it with my colleagues NutriBullet as she says that she is soaking the nuts always. Not gonna take any chances on damaging the thing here 😉
What I haven’t tried is to grind coffee although I heard that it can also do that fine. Our coffee machine is grinding the beans so there was no need to try this. Only thing I’d be concerned with grinding coffee though is that you probably can’t exactly influence the grind level; it will all just be very finely milled.
Overall, the idea of making my own nutmilk has very much won me over on its own. Every other feature is just a bonus for me. I love how small and yet powerful the NutriBullet is, perfect for my kitchen that is always too small! I am looking forward to having my own NutriBullet and giving the (green) smoothies another chance!!
Are you using the NutriBullet? What are your favourite recipes? I’d be happy to read them in the comments below 🙂