There is one product I am especially grateful for as it’s helped my family get healthier and eating more natural foods. It makes getting nutrients easy. What’s so great about the NutriBullet is that it’s easy to use and simple to clean. You will want to use this because it is hassle-free.
Why I love the NutriBullet
Have you ever just sat to think about a product you are so happy to own? A product that you depend on? So much of what comes on the market anymore isn’t really a life-changer… it’s just more stuff. Sure, maybe it’s smaller or faster or more streamlined somehow, but it’s often not really necessary. In an effort to “live green,” I don’t like buying things just to buy them.
But an impulse buy last year ago came to mind. It’s still one of my favorite products because it helps keeps me and my family healthy. I didn’t wait for the holidays or to ask my family to buy it for me as a gift; I was inspired to buy it right then and there, without any consideration or thought about it before I walked past it at the store. It’s the NutriBullet.
What’s so great about the NutriBullet
Eating healthier with the NutriBullet and Magic Bullet
I try to eat healthy and get my family to eat healthy too. I choose organic produce and dairy whenever we can afford to but mostly I look at what my family consumes most often and check the best foods to buy organic and try to buy those foods. In our house, that includes buying the following items organic 95% of the time: apples, carrots, spinach and kale mix, frozen berries, and milk. It’s great to be able to toss these into the blender and drink them while getting maximum nutrition from them.
Different types of NutriBullet
The first NutriBullet I had I loved and probably used over 300 times. It was the one I bought on impulse, and it changed my life. I like that it came with two blades, the extractor blade and the milling blade. I love the smaller sized cups that came with this model. I surprised myself by even liking the lids it came with as I’ve made this for my son to take and drink in the car.
While I ended up being thrilled with my purchase, I wish I researched a little more because Amazon had a lot more choices, especially regarding cup sizes, colors, and the “series” options.
I wanted my mom to try my NutriBullet, and I let her borrow mine for a few weeks. I missed it so much, I ended up getting a new one and letting her keep mine. The new one I purchased is from the NutriBullet Pro 900 Series. It is more powerful than the 600 series but both work exceptionally well, even after lots of use.
NutriBullet extractor blade and milling blade
I mostly use the extractor blade and use it every time I make a drink. The milling blade is good too; however, I don’t use it as often. It is great for grinding nuts down to a fine powder for easier digestion and for the flavor in recipes.
The first time I used the milling blade was to chop up whole sunflower seeds, shell and all. The blade quickly turned them into a fine powder which I then added to my smoothie. It was a great way to get extra protein and minerals into the smoothie. I’ve since used it for almonds and walnuts, and it worked easily.
Breaks down seeds, nuts and skins with ease
I also enjoyed reading the manual and NutriBullet recipe book it comes with to see what seeds are safe to eat. Never a cantaloupe fan, I love that I can put in the fruit and the seeds to sweeten up some kale and spinach.
Everyone knows how the skins of some fruits and vegetables are so nutritious. But that’s also harder for your body to break down, and even worse if you have silent reflux or acid reflux. What’s so great about the NutriBullet is that it effortlessly extracts all the good things that come from whole fruits and vegetables. You can easily ingest and digest the (okay-to-eat) seeds, the fiber, the juice, the pulp… everything! Nothing is wasted!
My son doesn’t like milk but I make him a smoothie almost every day when I have strawberries and bananas to blend in. He absolutely loves it. My husband and I make our smoothies with water.
I have a friend who was buying some sort of powder with “greens” in it and she would add it to her smoothie blender, not a NutriBullet. But would you want or need greens in powdered form (along with who knows what else) when I could actually put real greens in there?
Advantages of using a NutriBullet
Sometimes I toss in broccoli or cauliflower or really anything I have on hand. There are awesome Magic Bullet and NutriBullet recipes out there but I’m really not drinking it for the taste. I am drinking it for the nutrition and energy it gives me. Using it makes me feel better about myself, that I am taking care of myself.
It’s been a great way to sneak a few extra vegetables in to my kids’ diets, especially after they got used to drinking the smoothies and “knew” they liked them. And lastly, it has really, truly helped me with my acid reflux. I cannot say enough about the NutriBullet. I’ve never tried a VitaMix but have heard they are wonderful too.
How to use a NutriBullet
It is easy to use a NutriBullet, and because it’s so easy to use, you will want to use it. You can follow a recipe or just toss in what you have on hand. Easy steps:
- You fill the container with easy-to-blend ingredients first, followed by the harder ones, like carrots.
- Add some water or milk or whatever you want; don’t fill past the line.
- Twist on the extractor blade/lid to close.
- Put the container on the NutriBullet base.
- Plug in into the outlet.
- Twist the container for it to “catch,” and watch it blend in seconds.
- Twist the container for it to stop.
- Unscrew the lid/blade.
- Drink it from the container or pour it in a glass and enjoy.
- Easily wash out the blade and the container and let dry.
Pros and cons of NutriBullet
There are so many things I love about the NutriBullet. First off, I love that it was and still is such a huge help for silent reflux and acid reflux for me. It broke down the food for me, “predigested it” so to speak. It enabled me to get nutrients and give my digestive system time to heal. Now that I feel so much better, what I love about NutriBullet is:
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean
- Doesn’t take up a lot of space
- I use it a lot because it’s so easy
- Needs just 3 parts to run: unit, cup, lid
- Makes it easy to ingest fruits and vegetables
- Gets us eating/drinking a lot more fruits and vegetables
Nutribullet is not like a juicer
What’s so great about the NutriBullet is that it’s nothing like a juicer. Have you ever tried cleaning a juicer? It’s time-consuming and even then, it never seems clean. Not only do you get to consume the entire fruit and vegetable with the NutriBullet, but it is super easy to use. Because it is so easy to use, I use it a lot! Again, it’s so much easier to clean than a juicer.
The only negative thing I have to say about the NutriBullet is that there isn’t a good way to really clean the blade unless you use a water bottle brush, which I highly recommend buying. Because there isn’t a way to take apart the blade, it helps to brush it with a brush, especially a small one. If you do this for a few seconds, it will keep your blade and the seal clean. Then, there won’t be any disadvantages to owning a NutriBullet.
Before I owned the brush to clean it, I once jimmied a toothpick around the edges and was horrified to find food bits in it. I am much better about tipping it after rinsing it out so it dries completely; however, there isn’t a way to actually really clean this, and it does get residue from the fruits and vegetables. (I rarely use the millet blade, and when I do, I easily wipe it clean as I only use it with dry products.) So take a few extra seconds to run the brush around it, and it will be fine.
NutriBullet is great for New Year’s Resolutions and a healthy lifestyle
Most of us can be a little healthier and make better choices. The NutriBullet helps immensely. I also love using a fruit infused water bottle and a reusable water bottle whenever I leave the house so that I’m not tempted with sugary drinks or caffeine. To help with exercise, I love using my Fitbit as it keeps me motivated. My kids love using a Fitbit too.
NutriBullet is great for leftover produce
I still use the NutriBullet with whatever produce I have around.
UPDATE: I have found even more reasons to love my NutriBullet food processor! We recently moved to Arizona and lots of people here have citrus trees that produce so much fruit, they just give them away. My family loves it. I have been able to blend up lemons, grapefruits and various varieties of oranges for smoothies, juice, and for recipes. Additionally, I sometimes can’t finish all the produce I buy from Costco, especially the spinach and carrots. I’ve been putting everything I know we won’t finish in time in the MagicBullet and use as a base for making soups. It’s delicious, healthy and enables me to put in less sodium-filled broth.
First time using a NutriBullet
I washed it out and put in some spinach leaves, an apple, a carrot, and a banana, our families’ staple produce. I read that it’s best to put the easy things to blend in first (spinach and banana) followed by the more difficult things to blend (apples and carrots).
I then filled it with water to the line, twisted the cap/blade on, and easily put it on the MagicBullet processor. It was simple to turn it, and it blended everything fast and completely.
I was stunned at how easy and fast it was to blend everything up. I drank it and felt great that I was getting some nutrition into my body.
How I tried to cure my acid reflux before the NutriBullet
On a whim, I bought a NutriBullet. It changed everything for me.
Before the NutriBullet, I had been to multiple doctors, including a gastroenterologist for an upper GI endoscopy. I tried prescription medicines the doctors recommended and various OTC medicines. I tried Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Tums, and various generic brands. Nothing was giving me relief, even after months of avoiding trigger foods and remaining upright for hours after eating. I even tried existing for days on broth and rice to give my digestive system a break. Nothing helped.
I sought advice from everyone I could. I complained to anyone who wasn’t already tired of hearing me complain, including my sister and mother who I learned experience acid reflux symptoms and heartburn off and on for years. (Who knew?!) I sought a sympathetic ear and advice from my caring nurse friend.
I did everything they suggested, and while some things helped a little, nothing made me feel much relief. And I continued to have that acid creep up my throat every single day. I also hated that feeling of something being stuck in my throat all the time. Have you ever experienced these symptoms? They are awful.
Acid reflux and silent reflux symptoms
I was going on normally with my life, a healthy 40-something year old, until one day everything changed. I acquired acid reflux. It wasn’t the type with heartburn; it’s the silent reflux type (LPR – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux). It is the acid reflux with phlegm (sorry) and coughing and the awful feeling of acid coming up my throat and a constant sore throat. I was miserable for months. It was almost like I was experiencing an endless cold.
The embarrassing part was hacking up phlegm all the time… something I had never done in my life. I carried tissues and hand sanitizer with me everywhere. I felt ugly. I was embarrassed, fed up, and rundown. My body was sick for weeks on end. I almost always had that awful feeling of acid coming up my throat and the feeling of something being stuck in my throat. I was becoming susceptible to other illnesses too as my body was so broken down.
What’s great about the NutriBullet is you drink the nutrients
My sister kept telling me that my body needed time to heal. That’s great and makes sense but I often got mad at her while saying, “How can it heal? I need to eat!”
I tried everything:
- My nurse friend told me to just have broth and rice. I did.
- I stopped eating late hours – I was a huge night eater. I completely stopped eating after 5pm.
- I avoided all citrus and acidic foods, like any tomato-based foods.
- I only drank water, nothing else.
- I tried eating cooked vegetables but didn’t always have them ready when I was hungry so I wasn’t great at it. Plus I tired of them.
- I tried the OTC acid-reducing medicines and made an appointment with my doctor.
Still, I had that awful “acid coming up” feeling all the time.
NutriBullet is a natural aid for acid reflux
I actually felt like the acid reflux medicines made me feel worse. I kept hearing my sister’s advice about needing time to heal and to eat cooked vegetables.
About a month later, I walked past a display of big Nutribullet boxes, and I put one in my cart without giving any consideration to it. I just bought it out of desperation and thought, “Maybe this will help me.” I thought if I could “drink” my food, it would be giving my digestion system a break.
When you have bad acid reflux symptoms, you don’t want to eat. Being able to drink a fruit and vegetable smoothie instead of not eating at all, eating crackers, or only eating rice and salty broth, was amazing. I couldn’t believe that after few days, I felt like I was healing. I didn’t feel that acid All Of The Time. It was incredible.
While the MagicBullet / NutriBullet helped my silent reflux and acid reflux, it is important to seek medical advice for any medical concerns and conditions.
GERD and silent reflux natural cures
I read everything I could about acid reflux and silent reflux and avoided all the foods the experts suggested, including anything with tomatoes. Once, after I started feeling better, I ate a small piece of lasagna and had severe acid reflux for weeks afterward. Since then, I became diligent about completely eliminating all tomato-based foods, all citrus, chocolate, onions, nuts and meat.
Over time I incorporated all these foods back into my diet – except citrus, as that is what I believe started it for me initially. Everyone is different. Talk to your doctor. Keep a food log of what works for you. I started doing a lot better after using the NutriBullet for a week and after about 3-4 months I felt like I was back to my old self.
I started adding lots more foods back into my diet but with caution as I never wanted to go back to feeling how badly I felt. And I sure didn’t want to undue all the healing I had finally done. To this day, certain types of nuts bother me, as I believe they are just harder for my body to digest. Yet I can enjoy tomatoes, sauce, and salsa once more which thrills me to no end.
The acid reflux was so bad for me that I will never go back to that again. I diligently use my NutriBullet a few times a week just to give my digestion system a break, so to speak. The foods I put in the NutriBullet are also healthier and more nutrient-dense than anything I would be eating anyway, so that is a huge motivation for using it again and again.
NutriBullet helped my silent reflux and acid reflux
All I can say is that I felt completely desperate when I was suffering from silent reflux and acid reflux. None of the antacid medicines worked for me. My body needed time to heal. I couldn’t starve so blending up the whole fruits and vegetables in the NutriBullet seemed like a good idea. They were being almost “digested” for me as they were turned into a liquid state. It gave my digestive system the break it needed.
I do not think NutriBullet claims to cure anything, nor am I saying it will cure you. I just know I was willing to do anything to start feeling better, and using the NutriBullet worked wonders for me and still helps me, even 18 months later. I cannot say enough about this product and how it helped me with silent reflux. It was a natural cure for my GERD for me but please talk with your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about natural help for silent reflux
Disclaimers — Please seek your own medical advice from your doctor. I am not claiming the NutriBullet will do for you what it did for me, but using this appliance was the only thing that worked for me. I have to say, I wasn’t good at cooking or blending vegetables before using this. I was just doing my best to eat light, easy-to-digest foods. The NutriBullet was a natural help for silent reflux. I still use it even 18 months later and rarely have symptoms.
What’s so great about the NutriBullet is that we as a family eat healthier, it’s simple to use and clean, there aren’t a lot of parts to it, and it helped me with my GERD symptoms like nothing had ever helped me before. It truly has changed my life because it was a huge help for silent reflux and the acid reflux I had been suffering from for over a year.