Now, I don’t suggest using a blender like a Vitamix or Nutribullet versus using a juicer (daily carrot juice is very healthy). Yet if you’re set on getting one of these blenders, then find out which one is better in the review below.
Making one of these smoothies is a much easier way to sneak in more raw food and superfood into their diet, which holds true for anyone else. That’s why, in recent years, the Nutribullet food extractor has been an item of much popularity.
If you’ve seen David Wolfe (a nutrition expert) on those infomercials, you know the appeal of throwing in superfoods by the handful, along with vegetables and fruit into the Nutribullet to make a “Nutriblast”, or rather a nutritious smoothie. As Wolfe puts it, finding a way so your diet includes all those foods would be otherwise difficult, and the nutrients end up being assimilated better as they’re broken down with the Nutribullet.
What I like about the Nutribullet
The Nutribullet has several benefits. Portability is high on that list. If you want a device that you can bring along when traveling or carry to work with, this is a handy blender to go with. Compared to the Vitamix or other food extractors that are heavy-duty, the Nutribullet is much smaller, and cleaning it is also much easier, especially when you’re blending up something with nut butters or some other sticky ingredient.
An insulated carry system can be purchased to nicely pack up the Nutribullet and its various accessories, to make transporting it even more plausible. You could also bring it with to family get-togethers, potlucks, and parties if you hang with a group of folks that enjoys smoothies on the healthier side.
Another big feature is the ease of cleaning. Unlike the Vitamix components, the Nutribullet’s lids and cups are safe to put in the dishwasher. Of course, the motor base needs to be hand-wiped clean, a component that’s not dishwasher safe along with the blades.
Since you get a few lids and cups for the Nutribullet, you can have one in the dishwasher while using the other one, or you can just easily hand-wash them out because the container doesn’t have blades inside. This also makes blending with the Nutribullet safer to use than operating with the sharp blades of other machines (although the blades of a Vitamix aren’t that sharp when touched).
Another advantage is the convenience. Having the option to throw ingredients by the handful into the Nutribullet and quickly liquefy them leaves you with the much higher probability of you using it daily and reaping the benefits of the superfoods and fresh produce.
Size is the other variable. The Vitamix was constructed with a big footprint. It has metal construction with a heavy, large base and within it found a powerful motor. Since the Nutribullet is mostly constructed of plastic, it is much lighter and smaller. If you don’t have the kitchen space for a Vitamix either in your cupboard or on your counter, the Nutribullet might be better than not having a blender.
Vitamix- Much More Expensive than a Nutribullet
The main benefit, of course, is its price. Depending on which set of components you get with the Vitamix purchased on QVC, it’ll be between $329-$529. HSN’s price for the Nutribullet however, is currently $99.95. Amazon’s price is even cheaper.
Your payments on these blenders for both shopping sites are allowed to be split up over a handful of months with no interest. That’s a considerable difference in price, and if you can’t see yourself being that devoted and just want to test the waters with some “Nutriblasts” to see if blending smoothies is something you’d want to do more often, then the Nutribullet might fit the bill.
The Nutribullet has some downsides. Really?