Watt’s in a bullet? (Blender pun, get it?)

Paula-Ann bought a fancy new blender, and thus is officially an adult.

By Paula-Ann Smit

Watt’s in a bullet? (Blender pun, get it?)

Sleek, small and powerful. First-time blender owner Paula-Ann Smit reviews the NutriBullet series 600, or as she likes to call it, her hummus-maker.

Never in my snack-eating, junk food-loving existence did I imagine that I would own a NutriBullet. Once I removed the sleek appliance from its box I was transported from a life of mediocre food preparations to the actual possibility of looking like I stepped out of a Rachael Ray episode.

NutriBullet series 600

Breaks down ingredients in to their most nutritious, absorptive state!

R1,999

SHOP

Naturally, this small but powerful appliance is mostly used to fuel my hummus addiction. It’s not as much dressing for carrot sticks as the carrot sticks are spoons to devour this comforting spread (note to self: add article on the history and importance of hummus to to-list).

Apparently, NutriBullet is not a blender but rather “breaks down ingredients into their most absorptive state,” whatever that means. All I know is, ingredients are no longer whole once in that baby. Just remember to thaw frozen items, such as bananas, a bit before blending (nutribulleting?). Also, never nutribullet hot fluids. Steam will build up and explosions will happen – you’d think this was obvious but I’m no Bill Nye.

As a first-time blender, I have nothing to compare the Series 600 to but can’t imagine that it gets any better than this. It’s compact, super easy to use, and easy to clean, which is my favourite part. I actually have a juicer and hate using it because the clean-up process is such a drag. Hello, I’m drinking beetroot juice over here, why add the punishment of difficult dishes?

I imagine the series 600 was designed with an on-the-go person in mind: fill cup, twist cup, enjoy. It also comes with a non-spill lid (I knew I was a proper adult when this excited me), a tall cup (around 700ml) and short cup (around 530ml). An added feature is the comfort lip ring. I know right, who am I? I initially thought this was useless, but the ring prevents spillage and, as you’ve gathered, I hate spills.

My number one style rule is “less is more”, but this went out the window when I discovered that you can accessorise your NutriBullet. I’ll say that louder: accessories for your blender. Again, who am I? It’s my fifth-grade bedazzlin’ dreams come true. Accessories include handled lip rings (because who has time to hold the entire cup), flip-top lids (unleash your inner Kayla Itsines) and a travel bag (this is super unnecessary, but you do you boo).

Nutribullet Handled Lip Ring

Fits the NutriBullet Pro and the Original NutriBullet 600w models only. A comfortable handled lip ring.

R44,99

SHOP

This pretty little bullet comes in five colours: white, grey, black, red and blue.

But I know why you’re really here, and I will oblige:

Homemade hummus recipe

Ingredients


1/4 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 can drained chickpeas
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Method


Mix in NutriBullet and enjoy with veggies of your choice (or chips, I’m not here to judge).