So what about your Milling Blade?

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Marion (Mt) D.
Joined: 11/27/2012

Since I’ve been on the NutriBullet plan, all I read and hear about is how great using the NutriBullet for extracting all the healthy fruits and veggies are, and that's all good and fine, but what about that little extra tool that came with your kit called the milling blade? You know the one that I bet 90% of you have setting in the counter drawer filed away.

I've found this little “dynamo” to be just as useful and powerful as the extractor blade. I know that eating fruits and vegetables are great from a health standpoint. But what about soy lecithin for memory, mood and cholesterol control, or flax and chia seeds for the Omega 3's not to mention Goji berries, and lets say some raw oatmeal, raw corn and some basmati rice all for fiber?

When I was at the health food store that's what I picked up put it all in my NutriBullet with milling blade and every morning I throw in a table spoon for good measure. Now I know that most of you use these already in your morning blast, but for me since, I have a tendency to “runith over my cup” literally,I found that mixing this all separately and keeping in the fridge gives me more room for my greens and fruits, so if you want to have some fun using the milling blade try it out, On a side note, for you coffee folks buying the beans and milling in your Nutribullet works great too!

 

 

so are you saying we should be milling all of our seeds before adding them to our blasts? the goji berries to? thank you karenfayissingle
I love the milling blade! I like making my own Almond butter with it! It comes out so yummy!
It isn't necessary to mill these ingredients prior to adding them to the NutriBullet. They will break down if you add them directly as is into your NutriBlast. I believe the point mdvs42 is getting at is that milling first saves some space in the cup for more goodies and to also breaks the ingredients down into a finer powder to ensure there are no larger bits in the final Blast.
Do you grind down the almonds with the milling blade first and then use the extraction blade to make it into the butter? Do you find that you need to add extra oil to get the right consistency?
Krista - I throw the almondsKrista - I throw the almonds in there without any crushing/chopping. It takes awhile to get the consistency that I want, but after awhile (starting, stopping, shaking, starting again) I am able to make it just right! I don't use oil at all...Just blend the nuts! What is the "recommended way" to make almond butter in the NutriBullet using the milling blade?
Thanks for sharing Scott! There is no "right way" so it is good to hear various options. We tried it in the office exactly like you do it, but I've also seen videos on YouTube where they mill it first, then use the fine powdered, milled nuts and combine with oil before Blasting with the extraction blade. It seems to take less stopping and side scraping that way, but it also looks like it requires the added oil to blend to the right consistency.
ahh this is awesome! Love the photo! :)
I just used the miller blade to make some almond flour, rice flour and buckwheat flour for some banana bread. super yummy and fast! Then I tried to make some almond flour and it worked great! Love my nutriblaster!!
I milled some hard parm cheese and it worked great. I couldn't find anyone else that used it for cheese but tried it anyway.
I bought a Nutribullet 900 recently. It came with two extractor blades but there was no separate milling blade. The milling blade is integrated in the blade structure. When I tried to mill some sesame seeds most of them got stuck to the inner periphery of the cup and the motor started running at very high speed. Is a separate milling blade for this going to be available soon? Otherwise, what is the best way to make powders and nut butters?
pvinnakota wrote: I bought a Nutribullet 900 recently. It came with two extractor blades but there was no separate milling blade. The milling blade is integrated in the blade structure. When I tried to mill some sesame seeds most of them got stuck to the inner periphery of the cup and the motor started running at very high speed. Is a separate milling blade for this going to be available soon? Otherwise, what is the best way to make powders and nut butters?
The milling blade will not be offered with the 900 series. If you use enough ingredients, then the extractor blade can help make powders and nut butters. I suggest using the "pulse method" to get it started. If you would prefer a milling blade, please contact customer service at 1-855- 346-8874.
Thank you so much for your post Davis! I was unsure what to do with that milling blade, but after reading your blog.. I tried it out! That thing is awesome! I milled up flax, pumpkin and chia seeds and put it in a baggie so now I can just scoop it in my blasts! I also milled up some quinoa and rolled oats! Super excited for my blast tomorrow morning! Happy Memorial Day to all!
Glad to help, I also use the blade for coffee beans it works great too, I don't think Nutribullet puts enough promotion in their milling blade it has tons of uses for sure.
Should the milling blade be used to make the banana ice cream with the frozen bananas? The machine seems to struggle when using the regular extractor blade.
Turriate wrote: Should the milling blade be used to make the banana ice cream with the frozen bananas? The machine seems to struggle when using the regular extractor blade.
I always use the extractor blade for banana ice cream, but if you want to give the milling blade a try, go for it! The dessert bullet is great for making banana ice cream!
New to all of this, when using ginger do you use fresh ginger or is there a powder?
buttaro wrote: New to all of this, when using ginger do you use fresh ginger or is there a powder?
You can buy it fresh or ground, we typically refer to fresh in our recipes.
I was able to get a milling blade from Amazon. I found this great post with ideas on how to use this accessory: http://theneonleopard.com/2013/06/23/nutribullet-what-can-you-use-the-milling-blade-for/