Browsed by
Tag: Smoothies

Nutribullet vs. Vitamix

Nutribullet vs. Vitamix

If you are anything like me, then I am sure you overthink everything you buy. I did this for about a year before buying a Vitamix, and let me tell you, it was worth every penny.

It replaces the need for a food processor, and proudly sits on your counter as the best damn blender you’ll ever own. David and I use it all the time, and have for years. We make post-hike smoothies, and we used to make seriously awesome frozen drinks in there. We decided after giving our parents health-conscious gifts for Fathers’ and Mothers’ day last year, that we needed to do the same this year.

We settled on getting them a vitamix, one for each couple. The almost $1,000.00 we would have spent on this stopped us in our tracks. I heard great things about the Nutribullet, but I wasn’t convinced that a $70 machine could perform as well as the vitamix.

We decided on a whim to get one and try it out. We put the exact same ingredients inside both machines and started them up. You can see the video below of what happened.

What we discovered was that YES when it comes to making smoothies, the Nutribullet could handle it. Not quite with the same whipping finesse of the Vitamix, but it could demonish raw beets, seeds, and kale without making us have to chew.

  • Pros:
    • Smaller and takes up less counter space
    • Not as loud
    • Better at individual proportions
    • Blender container turns into drinking cup
  • Cons:
    • Not as powerful, so the machine has to run longer
    • No low or high, it is either on or off
    • Doesn’t whip the avocados
    • Won’t make two smoothies at once

All-in-all I would highly recommend getting a nutribullet if you are just starting out with your smoothies, or are single and looking for something easy for one person. We gave it to our parents, and one set has been using it daily, while the other finds the number of parts cumbersome and is on the fence about returning it.
If you are interested in learning about how to make the perfect green smoothie, stay tuned because David should be coming out with a post about it within the week! Have a wonderful day, and thank you for reading.