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What else can I use my nutribullet for?

The nutribullet is one of the most versatile kitchen appliances. This powerful blender makes it easy to whip up smoothies, shakes, and nut butters. But what else can you make with a nutribullet? Here are some creative ways to get more out of this handy appliance.

Make Flours and Meals

With its high-powered motor, the nutribullet can easily grind grains into fresh flours or meals. Try making your own almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour or corn meal. This allows you to control the freshness and quality of your ingredients. To mill flour, simply add 1 cup of grains to your nutribullet cup and grind for 30-60 seconds, depending on desired texture. You can use these homemade flours for baking, cooking, or making smoothies and shakes.

Whip Up Nut Butters

Nut butters are easy to make with the nutribullet. Simply add 1-2 cups of nuts to the cup along with some oil (such as coconut oil) and blend until smooth and creamy. This allows you to customize your nut butters with different types of nuts and flavors. You can make classic peanut or almond butters, or experiment with cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and more. Nut butters are great served with fruit, on toast, or used in recipes.

Make Oat Flour

Oat flour is a versatile flour made from ground oats that can be used for baking or to make smoothies more nutritious. To make oat flour, simply add rolled or steel-cut oats to your nutribullet cup and grind for 30-60 seconds until it reaches a fine powder consistency. Use oat flour to make muffins, breads, pancakes and more. You can also add it to smoothies or shakes to create a nutrient-packed drink. Oat flour adds great fiber, iron, and several B vitamins.

Grind Spices

The nutribullet is perfect for grinding whole spices into powdered form. Whole spices retain their flavor and aroma better than pre-ground spices. To grind them, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of whole spices like cumin, coriander, fennel or mustard seeds and blend until finely ground. Use freshly ground spices to add maximum flavor to curries, soups, stews and other recipes. Freshly ground spices can really elevate your cooking.

Make Healthy Baby Food

When babies start on solid foods, the nutribullet provides an easy way to make fresh, healthy purees. Steam or boil vegetables, fruits or legumes until very soft then add to the nutribullet cup along with a splash of breastmilk or water. Blend until completely smooth. You can make single ingredient purees or mix together combinations. The nutribullet breaks down foods more finely than many other blenders, resulting in ultra-smooth baby food purees.

Whip Up Salad Dressings

The nutribullet is great for emulsifying oil and vinegar into delicious homemade salad dressings. Simply add oil, vinegar or citrus juice, herbs, spices like garlic, mustard, salt and pepper, and blend until thick and creamy. You can also add nut butters or avocado for creamy dressings. Avoid using delicate olive oil, which can become bitter when blended aggressively. Store dressing in the refrigerator and shake before adding to salads. Making your own dressings allows you to control the ingredients.

Make Nut Milks and Creams

It’s easy to make rich and creamy non-dairy milks and creams in the nutribullet. To make nut milk, blend 1 cup nuts with 3-4 cups water, then strain out the solids. For coconut milk, blend the coconut meat with hot water then strain. You can flavor both with vanilla, cinnamon or other spices. For cream, use less water and blend the nuts into a smooth, thick texture. Homemade nut milks and creams allow you to avoid additives and make fun flavors.

Puree Soups and Sauces

The nutribullet can puree cooked vegetables, beans or meats into ultra-smooth soups and sauces. Simply cook your ingredients until soft, let cool slightly then transfer to the nutribullet cup. Blend until completely smooth, adding liquid as needed. Season with herbs and spices. For a creamier texture you can add some heavy cream, yogurt or milk when blending. Homemade pureed soups and sauces are much healthier than packaged options.

Grind Meat

You can use the nutribullet’s power to grind meat for recipes. This allows you to control the texture and fat content. Simply cut meat into 1 inch cubes, place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm up, then pulse in the nutribullet 3-5 times until it reaches your desired consistency. Be careful not to overgrind which can lead to a rubbery texture. Use freshly ground meat right away for dishes like sausage, meatballs or burgers.

Make Nutrition-Packed Smoothies

Of course, smoothies and shakes are what the nutribullet is designed for. The nutribullet does an exceptional job extracting nutrients and breaking down fiber in fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and superfoods. Use it to make green smoothies packed with spinach or kale. Add chia seeds, flaxseeds, cocoa powder or whey protein to boost nutrition. Include healthy fats from avocado or nut butters to promote satiety. Prepare nutrient-dense smoothies you won’t get from juicing.

Whip Up Mayonnaise

It’s surprisingly easy to make your own mayonnaise with the nutribullet. Simply add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt to the cup. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in 3/4 cup olive oil and blend until thick and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Add minced garlic or herbs for extra flavor. Homemade mayo allows you to control the quality of ingredients.

Make Nut and Seed Flour

In addition to oat and grain flours, you can grind nuts and seeds into nutrient-dense flours. Almond flour, coconut flour, sesame flour and more provide an extra dose of healthy fats, protein and fiber. Pulverize in the nutribullet just like you would with oats. Use these gluten-free flours for baking or add them to smoothies. Coconut flour soaks up a lot of liquid so adjust recipes accordingly. Nut and seed flours add great nutrition.

Prepare Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix can quickly become candy when prepared commercially with oils, sugars and fillers. Make your own healthy trail mix by combining your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, grains, coconut and dark chocolate in the nutribullet cup. Pulse 3-5 times until the ingredients are chopped into bite-size pieces but not completely ground. Customize each batch with your favorite add-ins. Homemade trail mix tastes so much better than store-bought versions.

Conclusion

A nutribullet is so much more than just a smoothie maker. With its powerful motor, you can transform all kinds of ingredients into flours, meals, butters, purees, drinks and more. Explore using your nutribullet to make fresh, healthy foods you feel good about eating. With a little creativity, this handy appliance can be used in many unexpected ways.