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Nutra Bullet

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Carolyn_Lesley, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Carolyn_Lesley

    Carolyn_Lesley Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have any of you used a Nutra Bullet and what effect did it have? Thank you
     
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    A Nutri-bullet is really just a blender. It's what you put into the blender that has the effect, so blending lots of fruit to make a smoothie wouldn't be great on your blood glucose levels, whereas blending a load of green veg with some greek yoghurt would be much better.
     
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  3. Brunneria

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    Have a forum search for 'green smoothies'
    We've had some great threads over the last year or two on the subject. Lots of ideas and recipes.
     
  4. Paulcunny

    Paulcunny Type 2 · Active Member

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    i've just been a bought one (well, a brevelle blend active which was £20 from sainsburys) just made a kale, flaxseed, cinnamon, blueberry & almond milk smoothie, it's actually quite nice!
     
  5. Stallen

    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice.
    That's pretty much what I have most days, except I have kale, cinnamon, 6 blueberries, double cream, cider vinegar and Brazil nuts.
    I have to hold back on the blueberries as they spike my BG I tend use frozen berries as they are better carbwise than the blueberries it depend what we have in and needs to be used up, as my G/F likes the blueberries they can normally found in the fridge.
     
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  6. Paulcunny

    Paulcunny Type 2 · Active Member

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    they are frozen blueberries if that makes a difference?

    i just kinda made it up from other recipes i saw online, just found this tho, which might be useful?
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  7. Paulcunny

    Paulcunny Type 2 · Active Member

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    not sure why it posted 3 times?
     
  8. Stallen

    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paul, frozen blueberries are just the same as fresh in terms of carbs, but you have to make sure they aren't sweetened by sugar as some fruited are frozen in sugary water.
     
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  9. Paulcunny

    Paulcunny Type 2 · Active Member

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    i didn't know that! i shall check, thanks for the heads up
     
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    Just bought the Lidl version and it seems pretty good.
    So far I've just made a soup.
    Blending the ingredients then simmering seems quicker than cooking then blending afterwards.

    The green smoothie pictures above would more or less destroy me if I included the banana, grapes/pineapple and some fruit juice :-(
     
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  11. TorqPenderloin

    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Try a Vitamix blender if you ever get a chance. You'll never use anything else ever again.
     
  12. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ha, if you spend £500 for a blender you will probably never buy another one;) I'm sure its great though
     
  13. mikeg1964

    mikeg1964 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There is even a Vitmix for a mere £950 , may be I should get it to blend my 70p bunch of carrots
     
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    I've had one for a while. I use it a lot. The brand that you mention has a strong motor and I prefer it to a juicer because you keep the bits. It does pretty much anything without a struggle and as for what does it do for me? Because of it's compact size I'm more inclined to keep it on the kitchen worktop and I use it almost every day. Probably means I get a lot more than my 5/7/9 (depends on who you listen to) a day.
     
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