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Killed the GNC Blender on the go, got a NutriBullet...

Monday, October 14, 2013

On my quest for a blender. I have tried 6 blenders in the past two months.
I tried the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender, was too small and was not powerful enough to chop up frozen fruits very well. Lasted 2 weeks.

Oster My Blend 250-Watt Blender. Same issues. Was bigger but the cup was too tall and the frozen fruit kept getting wedged in the top part. This one lasted one day.

FARBERWARE 17-Piece Rocket Blender
This one started out good, used it about a 2 weeks, then the unit started smoking one day, one of the clear rubber rings got tangled up in the spinner thing, and that was returned as well.

I gave up on the small ones and picked up the Black & Decker Silver 12-Speed 700 Watt Blender.

I made two drinks with the black and Decker one so far. I'm not that impressed. All the stuff on the top just sits there while the stuff on the bottom gets pulverized. I actually took this back, the blade developed a big chip in it! I only used it with frozen fruit.

My husband brought home the GNC Blender on the Go. Was very impressed until it stopped working 4 days after using it. There is a piece that broke inside that needs to be there when you lock the cup in, it broke.

OK so am I an animal that beats the crap out of my appliances?? No. So why am I going through these things so fast?? I don't have full use of my left hand, I can only assume the way I have to hold things might have something to do with it? So I finally caved and brought something over $100, the $20 to $30 range was not working.
I brought the NutriBullet. It started out at $130. Was on sale at JC Penny and I had a coupon, plus 20% off for using my card I ended up paying like $86 for it.
BEST thing about it is its one handed operation!!!

Pop the cup in, push and turn lightly and off it goes! Push turn again, its off. No more hugging the machine and trying to get it to do stuff one handed. Yeah! It chops up the spinach and kale really good too.

This was spinach, raspberries & blueberries and a banana with protein powder. Yum.

So, here we go with blender, #6. I seriously hope its the last one. I really don't want to shell out 3 or four hundred bucks for a blender to make smoothies with, thats a little extreme.

I'm 67 days with Primal Blueprint. That's 67 days with no bread or pasta. I have has some basmati rice and potatoes here and there, thats it for starchy carbs. All my carbs come from vegetables and fruit and nuts. I've slowed down on the nuts big time. I get gurgle stomach when I eat them. My husband says its because I can't process then as I am lacking my gallbladder due to removal a few years ago. Almonds don't seem to be a problem I was eating a load of them but have not eaten much lately. Everything seems to be leveling out. I'm not eating big portions when I eat. I am having fruit smoothies with protein for a couple meals a day instead of eating a meat and veggie meal. I just go with what I feel like eating. My husband was home for the weekend and I actually had a big omelette for lunch both days, then a big dinner with meat and veggies. But now just eating for me I eat lighter. We actually made it a point to eat before going out so we would not have to eat out, where before we would just grab something out. My body fat is shrinking, its really cool and I've never had it work like this doing the high carb low fat diets. This is been a really great way of eating. My daughter is losing because she's trying to eat like me but still has bread sometimes. I thing the fruit smoothies are really helping her because she would eat nothing all day, then a huge meal. No vegetables! Now she adds a healthy fruit juice with a serving of veggies to her smoothie. Her nutrition has improved dramatically, and her weight is dropping as a result. My sister-in law is doing PB too and having excellent results.

My favorite way to make a "sandwich" is with romaine lettuce:

All good things are coming from PB lifestyle!
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    I hope the NutriBullet lasts. I've been thinking about getting one, but haven't taken the plunge since I have a regular blender which works fine, but cleaning is a pain.Congratulations on your PB success!
    1550 days ago
    Disappointing how few survived!! But I've heard similar stories from friends who are serious smoothie devotees.

    My Oster is keeping up so far, but it does not do a great job with the spinach ... little bits floating in the mix are a bit off-putting.
    1553 days ago
    Love the blender reviews - I am daily smoothie drinker and am sure my blender will be dying soon enough. Will be looking to see how this one pans out! WTG on sticking with primal! Glad you are still feeling good!
    1558 days ago
  • RUDITUDI2000
    I love my vitamix, love making soup in 7 minutes..hot veggie & protein filled. Totally been worth the money, with 7 year warrenty.
    Thanks for stopping in to encourage me!! I really appreciate it. You are having great success! I too love primal living! emoticon emoticon
    1558 days ago
    what a lovely breakdown of the appliances - makes it so much better as Im in the market to buy too - thank you
    1558 days ago
    You can try the Vitamix. It's quite expensive but a very great machine. I make smoothies, ice cream, and the most yummy peanut butter! I also do my salad dressing....
    1558 days ago
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