consistency

698 Views 11 replies
Kris H.
Joined: 4/24/2014

Today was my first use of the Nutribullet.  Is the "drink" supposed to require chewing or is it to be totally liquid?  I processed it twice and I have to chew it.

It should not require chewing. Are you adding enough liquid and not overfilling the cup?
Hi, I'm having the sameHi, I'm having the same problem. I thought it was supposed to be pure liquid, I'm getting the same consistency as I would if I was using my blender. I followed the directions, and didn't go past the max line, and I'm chewing the spinach.
The only thing I ever have to "chew" in my Blasts are little chunks of dried fruits. If I add a Date, Fig, Cranberries, Dried Cherries or Dried Blueberries the blade just seems to throw them around in there and there are always pieces left to chew. But it's alright, I like the little tasty pieces! Make sure you're adding enough liquid. Fill to the Max line with liquids. If the drink is still too thick, you'll have to add less fruits & veggies.
I've never had that problem. ARe you blasing for enough time? I do like, 30 to 60 seconds.
I just got it and I'm chewing the apple skin. I put it in the fridge and it's now like applesauce texture. I following one of the recipes in the book so it's not like I threw everything but the kitchen sink in there!
nmlmom wrote: I just got it and I'm chewing the apple skin. I put it in the fridge and it's now like applesauce texture. I following one of the recipes in the book so it's not like I threw everything but the kitchen sink in there!
Some Blasts will thicken up if you let them sit and do not drink them right away. It sounds like you may have needed to add a little more liquid to your Blast.
HAHA - this made me laugh, but it was the CHEWING context, not your situation! lol. I find if I overload it with less water containing fruits like apples, bananas, pears, etc.along with veggies and greens...all stuffed to the Max line...I end up not being able to add enough water for the nutribullet to break it down to a smooth texture. If using mainly these types of fruit, then make it a looser pack to the max line so you can add more water. I have even poured a portion out into another glass, and re-blended with more water. I have found better results incorporating some more water containing fruits like pineapple, melon, citrus, watermelon, or ripe pitted cherries (etc.) into each drink since it will breakdown into a less chewy bullet. At least for me anyway....I prefer it more smooth than chewy. :))
Oh - and I have a long handled plastic spoon I leave in my drink and stir it while I am drinking it. LOL.
Just an added from my post below...check out my profile and the drink recipe I put on my status. I am drinking it and it is pretty smooth...and tasty as well. Of course, ripe fruit is a key. Not sure if you have to friend me to view it though!?!? :)
I found some of the measurements in the book to be too large to all fit without having to stuff it/overfill the max-line. I had to remove contents or the drinks were very chewy. The ripeness of the fruit did have a baring as well. I used an orange that was a bit dry once and it was so chewy I actually had pulp stuck in my teeth horribly. :P I kind of wondered if a baleen whales...teeth(?)...feel like that after filtering out it's ocean breakfast. LOL.
Tamiz1 wrote: I found some of the measurements in the book to be too large to all fit without having to stuff it/overfill the max-line. I had to remove contents or the drinks were very chewy. The ripeness of the fruit did have a baring as well. I used an orange that was a bit dry once and it was so chewy I actually had pulp stuck in my teeth horribly. :P I kind of wondered if a baleen whales...teeth(?)...feel like that after filtering out it's ocean breakfast. LOL.
Hahah, great thought!