Observations

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Mitchell G.
Joined: 12/05/2013

1. I purchased the Nutribullet because the TV ad showed that the Nutribullet ground the vegitables and fruit down to nothing. My Nutribullet does not grind nearly that well even though I let it run for well over one minute. If I let it run for two minutes, the motor gets too hot and concerns me. I still must strain the drink in order to tolerate the shake. While I am forcing the shake down, it is not enjoyable becaise the particles are so apparent. Is this typical? I'm typically using banana, jam, apple, berries, spinach, cabbage, green pepper, ground flax seed, ground nuts, etc. After straining, I typically lose at least 1/3 of the Blast in non-ground fiber. I know this is the healthy part, however it is difficult for me to drink. I've read the instruction manual closely. Is it possible I'm doing something wrong or that the machine is not functioning as well as it should?

2. Your chart shows that a banana peel should be extracted. I did this for a week, however the fibers were so massive that it made the Blast like sludge and difficult to drink. This is especially disappointing as bananas are my favorite fruit.

3. The site does not have a Search function to make finding topics of interest much easier.

4. While difficult to enjoy the Blasts, I have drunk them and posted my first HGA1C results: 10.8 to 7.9 and BG 262 to 180.

5. Your Interests section is well done, however I do not see how your Forum section conforms to the Interests, e.g. I see no Forum topic for Diabetes, etc. Because there is no Search function, I can't find any recipes which are using creative ways to sweeten versus using high sugar fruit.

6. You might engage your readers more if you set up a Forum section for Ways to To Get a Result:

a. Use Stevia or some other sugar substitute instead of fruit

b. Use jam instead of fruit, as it is highly concentrated.

c. Some ways to grind the particles more finely.

d. Treating a disease.

e. Fruits that are high in flavor to overcome the grass taste of the greens.

f. Is there anything to do with the strained fibers, e.g. save and somehow make into a cookie.

Hey, Coach Mitch, BobbieAnne here--another Nutribullet user; not a moderator or a representative of this site, but your observations intrigue me, and because I hope everyone gets a health and nutritional value from the Nutribullet,I thought I'd just make some observations of my own... I do not *think* you are advised to put the banana peels into the blast. I can't find the list of preps right now, but I think that problem may arise from the fact that the word "peel" is both used as a noun and a verb. I think we're to PEEL the banana, not include the peel OF the banana. As to your blasts being too solid/fibrous, there really must be a decent proportion of liquid in your blast. Your foods should be loose-packed and not significantly pass the "max" line, and your fluid should hit that line. I go halfway to max with my greens, then add chunks of other ingredients, then my fluids. I extract for no more than 20 seconds, and the result is a smooth and liquidy delight. Adjust your proportions and try again! Then, flavor is a matter of personal taste. But in general, we are at a nutritional advantage when we maximize plant-based sources over the more typical Western diet that emphasizes flesh-based calorie sources AND we are even better served when we depend more on the veggie side of the plant kingdom over the higher-sugar/higher glycemic fruit choices. I am a lucky girl in that I prefer savory over sweet; for example, I put shaved garlic, salt and olive oil on my oatmeal rather than brown sugar or fruit as most do. Experiment to find what appeals to your taste, and then consider slowly decreasing the fruits and increasing the veg to alter your taste buds if your ultimate goal is to maximize your vigor and overall health. I know someone with more authority will be along to help you with these and your other observations. Hope I've helped to get you thinking on some of your points! Good luck, and better blasting!
Coach Mitch wrote:

1. I purchased the Nutribullet because the TV ad showed that the Nutribullet ground the vegitables and fruit down to nothing. My Nutribullet does not grind nearly that well even though I let it run for well over one minute. If I let it run for two minutes, the motor gets too hot and concerns me. I still must strain the drink in order to tolerate the shake. While I am forcing the shake down, it is not enjoyable becaise the particles are so apparent. Is this typical? I'm typically using banana, jam, apple, berries, spinach, cabbage, green pepper, ground flax seed, ground nuts, etc. After straining, I typically lose at least 1/3 of the Blast in non-ground fiber. I know this is the healthy part, however it is difficult for me to drink. I've read the instruction manual closely. Is it possible I'm doing something wrong or that the machine is not functioning as well as it should?

2. Your chart shows that a banana peel should be extracted. I did this for a week, however the fibers were so massive that it made the Blast like sludge and difficult to drink. This is especially disappointing as bananas are my favorite fruit.

3. The site does not have a Search function to make finding topics of interest much easier.

4. While difficult to enjoy the Blasts, I have drunk them and posted my first HGA1C results: 10.8 to 7.9 and BG 262 to 180.

5. Your Interests section is well done, however I do not see how your Forum section conforms to the Interests, e.g. I see no Forum topic for Diabetes, etc. Because there is no Search function, I can't find any recipes which are using creative ways to sweeten versus using high sugar fruit.

6. You might engage your readers more if you set up a Forum section for Ways to To Get a Result:

a. Use Stevia or some other sugar substitute instead of fruit

b. Use jam instead of fruit, as it is highly concentrated.

c. Some ways to grind the particles more finely.

d. Treating a disease.

e. Fruits that are high in flavor to overcome the grass taste of the greens.

f. Is there anything to do with the strained fibers, e.g. save and somehow make into a cookie.

1. You can try using more liquid in your Blast, that will help all the ingredients blend more smoothly in the machine. I would also suggest using blueberries as your berry as it has the smoothie consistency in a Blast. 2. Here is our prep chart: http://nutribulletblog.com/faq/peelingde-seeding/ This will help you understand how to use certain ingredients. While you can Blast the peel of a banana, it is not something we typically recommend. 3. If you click on a specific section, like recipes, articles, etc, each page has its own search function. Since this is still the Beta site, we are working on making the search function much easier. 4. Congrats on the HgA1C. That is a big change! 5. We are working on improving the search for the forum section 6. Great feedback, thank you!
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