My Kitchen aide blender, may she rest in peace, never was capable of crushing ice to replicate the refreshingly smooth texture served at bars and restaurants. You know, the cocktails they charge premium rates for. My numerous attempts would only result in unattractive, partially crushed, chunky frozen globs of a poor excuse for cocktail. So after burying my blender in the trash I research online for a replacement. What I found was the increasingly popular Nutribullet seemed to be the forgotten, underrated step child of the higher end; not to mention; more expensive brands of blenders like, Blendtec and Vitamix. But just like Cinderella emerged from her rags and stole the heart of the prince, so did the Nutribullet. Creeping in and appealing to the more feasible consumer, like myself. So, without further a due, here is my honest experience with using the Nutribullet.
- 1- high powered 900 WATT motor - the 900 Pro series is the newly introduced version that gives consumers 300 more WATTS compared to the original 600 Series.
- 25,000 RPM - this is also an updated featured with the 900 Series giving the you 15,000 more RPMs than the 600 Series. This feature turns the extractor blades extremely fast, creating a cyclonic action that breaks down and turns the nutrients of fruits and veggies inside out making a easy to drink smoothie.
- 2 - sharp extractor blades - these blades are made with durable stainless steel, taking the worry out of blunting and easily turning fruits and veggies into liquid.
- 32 oz. Colossal cup - I used this cup only if I wanted to make a large amount of smoothies that I would share with my family.
- Flip-top lid - this lid is the perfect on-the-go accessory keeping the contents air tight decreasing the loss of nutrients.
- 2- tall cups with 1 handheld lip ring and 1 regular lip ring - these cups are large and come with 1 handle for easy handling.
- 1- short cup - this is my favorite cup because it is just enough for me and I can transfer the lids to meet my needs.
- 2- resealable lids - these lids contain rubber that help lock in nutrients and makes refrigeration storage a snap.
Downside to Nutribullet
- Unlike the more expensive rivals blenders, the Nutribullet lacks luxury features like:
- Pre-programmed settings for ice cream, soups, and smoothies.
- The ability to heat sauces and soups.
- Textures are slightly smoother.
Fresh Homemade Classic Margarita
- 1 whole lime, juiced
- 2 cups of ice cubes
- 4 ounces of Jose Cuervo Original Margarita Mix
- 2 ounces of El Toro Tequila Gold or your choice of Tequila
- Salt or sugar (optional)
- Combine all ingredients into Nutribullet tall cup.
- Twist the extractor blade on.
- Load it to the high powered base of the Nutribullet.
- Blend for 30 seconds or until your preferred textured. (Never blend longer than 1 minute non-stop
- Rub rim with salt or sugar (optional) and enjoy!
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1 to 2 cups of ice cubes
Depending on the consistency preference that you would like to achieve would call for you to increase or decrease the amount of ice you should use.
For a thicker consistency use more ice.
For a thinner consistency use less ice.
2 ounces of Tequila
I personally use whatever Tequila I can afford but the my favorite is Jose Cuervo. In this recipes I am using a cheaper Tequila but feel free to use you favorite. I only use about 2 ounces but if you're like my husband, he uses 4 ounces.
Combine all ingredients
Combine all ingredients and twist the extractor blade onto the tall Nutribullet cup. If you're using a lot of ice you may have to stop blending and shake the ice cubes down toward the blades and blend again until you achieve your preferred consistency.
Make sure that the extractor blades are tightly secured onto the Nutribullet cup to insure no leaks and blend for about 30 seconds. Make sure that you do NOT blend non-stop for more than 60 seconds or the base will overheat.
Once you are completed blending you can either transfer the margarita into your favorite cup or you can drink it right out of the Nutribullet cup. If you like sugar or salt around the rim, go ahead and indulge but it is completely optional.