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Best Blenders: NutriBullet Review

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 4.25.2019 | COMMENTS: 264

Watch this NutriBullet review video and read the full post to decide if this blender is right for you!

NutriBullet Review

Behind every tasty green smoothie is a powerful blender that turns fruits, veggies, and other raw ingredients into creamy green goodness.

Not all blenders are created equal, though.

My quest is to find the best blenders on the market (and the worst!) so you can decide which blender is right for you.

Today, I’m doing a NutriBullet review with their Pro 900 Series blender. In the demo video (below), I use our infamous Beginner’s Luck green smoothie recipe to test the power and efficacy of this bullet blender.

Watch the video to see this blender in action, and scroll down further for more pros & cons, product specs, and comment at the bottom with your own personal review!

VIDEO: NutriBullet Review

Here’s the specs:

  • Type: Bullet blender (also known as an inverted blender)
  • Price: $89 (this is Amazon’s price, which is usually the best deal)
  • Motor: 900 watts
  • Jar size: 32 ounce BPA-free container
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Is a NutriBullet better than a standard blender?

A NutriBullet blender is known as a “bullet blender” or an “inverted blender.” It works pretty much the same as any other standard blender. So, is it better than a standard blender? It depends on what your needs are. If you’re blending for a family, then this probably isn’t the best choice because of the 32 oz jar. Most standard blenders have 48 oz jars or larger. But if you’re looking for something that has a significant amount of power and is compact, then this blender is for you.

NutriBullet Review Specs

Which NutriBullet is best for smoothies?

NutriBullet has several types of blenders. You might be more familiar with the long-standing Magic Bullet blender (which I believe is their original model). There’s also the standard NutriBullet, NutriBullet Balance, NutriBullet RX, and of course… the NutriBullet Pro.

Our recommendation is the NutriBullet Pro. It has the best price point and is so simple to use! I’ve tried other NutriBullets that have power buttons, bluetooth settings, and more, but I prefer the simplicity and dependability of the pro version.

Who should get this blender?

Anyone can get this blender, though it works best for small families or people that are single. As far as smoothies go, it can make a maximum of two servings. It fits nicely in smaller kitchens that have limited storage, and also works nicely on-the-go (for all you van-lifers out there!).

Comment below:

I hope you learned a lot through this NutriBullet review! Now it’s your turn to share…

What blending hack should we know when using a bullet blender?

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  1. Tess says:

    This would be incredible to have! Especially to make homemade baby food for my new baby that we have!!!

  2. Rachel says:

    I have this blender and I ADORE it! If I won it, I would give it to one of the multiple friends I have that want to get into making smoothies and take one step further to improving their health!

  3. Rosa Nateras says:

    I love my Magic Bullet that is shown above smoothies come out very smooth very powerful
    you don’t need to strain anything I purchase mine 2 yr’s ago and works wonderful I highly recommend it to smoothie drinker’s

  4. Christeen says:

    I have been looking at incorporating some smoothies in our meal plan. This looks like a perfect size for our family.

  5. Suzanne Cefola says:

    I love an inverted blender but mine recently broke I would love to get a new blender as I miss making a lot of smoothies. The recipes on this page are great and I have find that they are the tastiest out there !

  6. JoAnne says:

    I’d like a Nutribullet to gift to my brother. He has multiple health problems and is struggling. I think the addition of green shakes would help him stabilize his blood sugar so other things going wrong because of high blood sugar might improve.

  7. Lori Marquez says:

    Omg this would definitely help this mom on the go! I just started my smoothie journey and this would help me so much. Just blend and go.

  8. Cee says:

    have a small kitchen, so would favor getting something compact like this.

  9. Leona Buthelezi says:

    I would love this blender because i work long hours with little time to eat ,really want to learn how to make smoothies to lose weight & cannot afford to buy one.

  10. Veronica says:

    It would fit in my limited cabinet space and not peak like my current blender!

  11. Karen says:

    I am on my 3rd blender made by the Magic Bullet company. I started out with the original Magic Bullet and moved up to the 600 series. I now use the 900 everyday. After one year the motor seems to be slowing down a bit. So I really would love a new one!! The smaller size blenders work for my counter space. I think I’ve tried just about every Simple Green smoothie .

  12. Cecilia Wallace says:

    This would be a nice blender to have for everyday use !!

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  14. Simone says:

    I would love to win a new blender!! Winning this would motivate me to get back on track!!

    • Kate says:

      We’re moving this summer and the bullet would be easier to travel with during the in between time.

  15. Kate Baker says:

    This would be so useful to me as it would fit in my tiny kitchen, under my low cabinets, near to my ONE outlet! I love that I could slurp my morning To-Go smoothie without having to transfer it to a separate glass. I’m envisioning whipping up a frothy Bulletproof coffee, too!

  16. Simone Johnson says:

    I would love to win a new blender!! Winning this would motivate me to get back on track!!

  17. Jaime Tiesma says:

    I want this blender not for myself, but for my friend. Her father has been battling pancreatic cancer for 4 years now, and she does all she can to help him. She is working a full time job to put herself through college, and always uses her money for her family, and not for herself. A few weeks ago, she expressed interest in making green smoothies for herself since I make them quite often. I let her use my blender, but I would love to give her one of her own! She is definitely the most deserving person of this gift that I know!

  18. Natalie says:

    This would be perfect for every day use. I would love a blender that is simple and not bulky & taking up counter space and does what it is intended to do, blend! 🙂

  19. kim Geng says:

    I would love to try the Nutrabullet blender! I’ve always wanted to try one but never committed. I do like how compact it is. Also, it would be great to have your review on the Blendtec.

  20. Angie says:

    As a mom of now 2 little ones, finding the time to make a smoothie and the space for my (aging) blender is a juggling act! A new smaller, all in one unit maybe my answer to a smoother morning…and smoothie.

  21. rose says:

    plain and simple, i have had my eye on this – because it looks like it would make my juicing life easier ! it looks to be simple and easy to use and that is what i need!!!

  22. Danielle Harris says:

    I’m interested in the bullet style blender for it’s ease of use and clean up! I’ve always heard great things about these type of blenders and I’m very interested in trying one. I recently got out of a somewhat toxic 5 year relationship where I didn’t take the greatest care of myself or health. I’m ready to take control and get my life and health back and I truly believe plant based is the way to do it!

  23. Kim says:

    I’d love this blender! The fact it is more compact is so appealing. Right now the one I use is a full-size, and it seems like such a chore honestly.

  24. Meghan says:

    I would love a nutribullet to make wonderful green smoothies for myself and my kiddos. They are still young enough to eat & drink what I do and I want to get them started young!

  25. Marlene Csunyo says:

    I too have an older model of the Nutribullet. I suse it sometimes 2-3 times a day, starting with my Bulletproof coffee and later for a pickme up smoothie.

  26. Marcy says:

    I would love a smaller blender for me to make green smoothies at work!

  27. Shana sischo says:

    I have been following you guys for several years now!!! Thanks so much for all the amazing tips, recipes, and encouragement!!! Love my green smoothies! The blender would be awesome, but really just want to say thank you!!!!

  28. Shanelle A Pickraum says:

    I would love to get back to making smoothies, soups and sauces for myself. My blender doesn’t quite pulverize certain ingredients and I find myself chewing something I should be drinking or sipping. Once upon a time I had a NutriBullet but not the pro and I loved it. I even went vegan for a few weeks while I had it. I’d love the chance to win one. Not to mention I live in an apartment so having something powerful yet compact would be a complete win!

  29. Emily says:

    Ah tho would be perfect! I make 2 green smoothies every morning for my husband and me. My blender now already has trouble with the frozen fruit, I’m super interested in this one!

  30. Sandie says:

    I need this blender because it would make is so easy to make my smoothies and juices which i dont do as oftern as i should, due to having to pulp out my blender

  31. Jw says:

    I have had my Ninja for 5 years and it is starting to show signs of impending death. So I would love to win a new blender and this is the perfect size. I think having multiple cups would work best for our family because everyone wants a different flavor of smoothie. I’ve also found that freezing my greens in 2 cup portions and thawing slightly before blending helps make for a smoother smoothie.

  32. Benessi says:

    I’ve had couple of these during the past years. They are so easy to use and they work well… until they don’t. Depending on the amount of use, they seem to last 2-3 years. After that, they start having some serious noise problems (LOUD) and leakage as well. Can’t beat the price, though.

  33. Rebecca says:

    I’m interested in a bullet-style blender because I have a small kitchen, and several food intolerances that make eating out difficult. I prefer to do my food prep at home and travel with it, so the Nutribullet Pro would be perfect for my lifestyle.

  34. Michelle Fullerton says:

    My current blender is leaking around the blade … so I’m looking at what I should get next. Using daily for protein smoothies with frozen fruit so I want one with enough power but also love an easier clean up option!!

  35. Chelsea Justice says:

    I have a Vitamix that I absolutely love but having a smaller blender for individual smoothies would make the rawkstar life that much more amazing!!

  36. Michelle Collins says:

    It would be awesome to be able to blend smoothies quickly for work!

  37. Jeff stroud says:

    Hey nice convenient blender would be great for my smallish apartment kitchen. I have an Oster blender with dozens of features and food processor. Yet I think the daily blending is a wear on the motor…

  38. Courtney says:

    I would love to try out this blender! I just have a regular blender and a food processor. Both leave it too chunky and I find whenever I use a big blender I end up making too much then it sits there for a little bit and it doesn’t have the same consistency. This is the perfect size for a single smoothie and it’s still a great size to make pesto sauces and cauliflower Alfredo sauce

  39. Beth says:

    Having so many food allergies and intolerances, travel is difficult because I have to bring and/or prepare my own food. This little blender would be perfect, as I could make smoothies on the go.

  40. Mara Goltsman says:

    I’ve been trying to make smoothies and smoothie bowls with my blender. I made a smoothie yesterday and ran out of the house with the smoothie in my to go cup which I tried to drink on the train. It was a bunch of kale/spinach pulp and I needed a knife and fork to get through it. I really need a nutribullet. My blender just isn’t cutting it.

  41. Mansha says:

    I have a normal Phillips blender in which I do all my blending and smoothies too. I wanna this Nutri Bullet Pro as it will be best for me because it will blend smoothies smoothly without being chunky.

  42. Meg says:

    I would love this blender for my daughter. She’s just finishing up her freshman year of college and is a vegetarian and is having a hard time finding things she likes to eat in the dining halls. I think this blender would be perfect for her to make smoothies in her dorm. Thank you.

  43. MaryLu says:

    I would love to have this blender I have a standard blender and my blender has s hard time chopping the fruit up when i make my smoothie

  44. Bernie says:

    I currently have a Vitamix which my husband and I use daily for our green smoothies. We are avid campers and are not able to enjoy smoothies when camping due to space and weight constraints. I would love to have the NutriBullet Pro to be able to keep up our green smoothies while enjoying the great outdoors.

  45. L says:

    I have a Viatamix with the smaller container, but sometimes the blender is just too big to do the job. This blender looks like just the right size, with the power to get the job done! I would LOVE to add this to my kitchen! <3

  46. Daniela says:

    SO tired of dragging my blender out of the pantry every morning. I’d love a small countertop-friendly version like this!

  47. Maggie Baldwin says:

    This looks awesome! My current blender is about to give out, so this would be very helpful. The compact size is awesome for limited counter space as well.

  48. Janice says:

    I am wondering if it blends Medjool dates? I would love this as my daughter and I are trying to make having a green smoothie a part of our everyday routine and we don’t have a lot of counter space and need our blender to not be expensive. Thank you for posting a review.

  49. Becky Neathery says:

    I like that it makes everything so smooth. I can’t do “chunky” drinks. Lol. Also that it has a small footprint for the countertop. Thanks for the info!

  50. Kimberly P says:

    I like how compact and quick it is to make a smoothie to go, it feels like it would be faster to throw together and take with me.

  51. Jonathan says:

    I´ve used NutriBullet previously and love the ease of use and cleanup. It has enough power to blend up most smoothie recipies and is quick and simple. This one looks to be better than the original…

  52. Haley says:

    I’d love this blender for my everyday smoothie maker!

  53. Denise Harper says:

    I would love to have this blender. As a busy middle school teacher, I often have students that arrive at school without having breakfast and don’t like to eat lunch. Currently, I bring my vitamix to school but it is heavy and I am always concerned about the wear and tear as I bring it back and forth. This Nutribullet would allow me to prepare individual smoothies for my students (an myself haha) at school and be able to leave my heavy-duty machine at home.

  54. Cecily says:

    This would make for a great travel size blender. I would love to have this NutriBullet to make my smoothies with wherever I go!

  55. Erin Cole says:

    I would love to have this blender! My husband and I love to make smoothies all the time and it would be awesome to have a special smoothie blender.

  56. Kemi says:

    Perfect size for a working mom who never has time to eat healthy

  57. Amy S says:

    I like it’s compact size and powerful motor!

  58. Kelly Andress says:

    I’ve been using a larger full size blender for my green smoothies for years and although I do love it, I’m not using many functions on it at all and I feel like dragging it out of the pantry every day for my smoothie is a pain ( I have a smaller kitchen with limited counter space). I’m interested in this Nutribullet Pro because of it’s size, motor and performance … I think it would be much better to use for my daily green smoothies AND it’s small enough that I could leave out in the corner of my kitchen counter yay!

  59. Cindi Fitch says:

    My old Nonja motor is burning out…I meed a new one! It is a perfect thi g for the hemp sauce and the cashew cream, when a smller blender is just oerfect!!

  60. Laura says:

    I’d love a blender because both of ours are either busted or broken!

  61. Kristin Wilken says:

    Two years ago I traded out my Nutri bullet single size blender ( I carried it when I travel until it finally burned out) for a large vitamin blender. While I love making big batches of green smoothies (after enrolling in your course 15 months ago) and being prepared for several days to grab and go….I have noticed that my teenagers rarely make their smoothies or try new concoctions of fruits and protein powder and greens. They don’t want to stop and measure and clean up the mess and instead want the convenience of a single or two serving amount. As a mom I want to encourage a daily green smoothie for each of them( as well as their motivation to make it themselves) so that as they transition to college in the next two years their will be a cemented habit in their health journey.

  62. Heather Case says:

    Perfect portion size and easy clean up. This type of blender gets way more use for me than a traditional blender and need something durable to stand up to a lot of use.

  63. Judy says:

    The size looks perfect for heading out the door!

  64. Brittany says:

    We have been using the bullet for years in our home. Of course my kids don’t like the same smoothie so I have 2, single serving size jars. This way I can make each individual one. Best after school, before dance, karate whatever snack. They love them.

  65. Jenene says:

    I love how small it is! I have very limited space in my kitchen, so this would be perfect!

  66. Candie Barrameda says:

    As a busy college student, I live off smoothies for my daily meal intakes. I typically will make one to two smoothies daily. I love mixing it up whether it be a green smoothie or just a berry smoothie. Having a brand new blender would just inspire me to make more smoothies and be open to newer recipes!

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  68. Ivy says:

    My daughter will be off to college this fall. Would love to send her off with a healthy start!

  69. Diane Tardy says:

    I am new to making smoothies and have grown to love starting my day with one. I am going to be traveling and would love to have one that is easy to pack so I can have my morning smoothie when away from home. My current smoothie appliance is way too big to pack!

  70. Jada Edwards says:

    We make smoothies on the daily, both at home and at work. It would be AWESOME to send a good quality blender with my hubs to his office! This one looks perfect….

  71. Janice says:

    I have an old ninja so I would love to try the Nutribullet Pro!

  72. Elecia says:

    I am unemployed and use a regular Oster blender for my smoothies. I can only blend soft fruits using this blender so I don’t get the opportunity to make all the smoothies I want with this blender. I am hoping to be able to purchase the Nutri bullet or to win one in the near future.

  73. Laurie says:

    I make one green smoothie almost every morning. I’ve been using an immersion blender but contemplating getting something a little more powerful. This might be a good option!

  74. Christan Arana says:

    You wouldn’t believe how incredible the Nutribullet is until you own one! I never officially had one (I used my parents and they had the OG first style one) and even then I was blown away by what it could do. They’re inexpensive considering the variety they offer, yet I still cant afford it but I long to have one so I can really get into smoothies. I used to do them when my parents owned one but now it’s gone (alas the poor motor died out). I bet the new version is 20x better and with all the new smoothie recipes you release during the summer time you bet I’m jealous lol! Thanks for the review, I love your unbiased approach. Also my favorite ‘trick’ per say, was shaking the bullet when thinks needed an extra push to blend continuously. It worked better than having to stop and spoon things down.

  75. Maura Howerton says:

    I just got an RV and this would be perfect. I dont want to have to bring my big, full service blender with me and I dont want to miss out on my smoothies!!

  76. Debbie says:

    who ever wins it will be very happy with it. I have worn my out making smoothies and nut butters, the blender is still good by my containers have seen better days. of course it is super handy around the holidays when I’m baking hundreds of cookies & need to grind ingredients.

  77. Julie says:

    My Nutribullet bit the dust yesterday morning 🙁 I’m sad I use it almost every day. I absolutely loved it. I’m a home/pet sitter and I pack it with me on jobs so I can always have my smoothies. I would love to upgrade to an even more powerful one. I love SGS and I love Nutribullet

  78. Carla says:

    Would love to have a smaller blender that still blended very well!

  79. Christina says:

    Love how slim and quick it is to make a single smoothie!

  80. Amy says:

    This blender is amazing.
    So amazing that I was putting it up in the cabinet and it slipped out of my hand and the wire broke clean in half. So I would love to win a brand new one for my husband since he loves it so much!

  81. Erin B says:

    I love love love my nutribullet, but it is now all of a sudden almost 10 years old! Every since I started on the simple green smoothie life thanks to this blog.

  82. Colleen Walsh says:

    I have a similar style personal blender, but liquid is somehow leaking into the motor area, and I’m sure it’s going to frizzle out at some point. I love this style, though, for making quick smoothies or adding collagen or protein powders to nut milks or juices.

  83. Cheryl Pruitt says:

    I was a faithful blending rawkstar until a few months ago. I own a Vitamix that I LOVE but my sister moved in a few months ago and unfortunately the kitchen/dining room is right above her bedroom. I haven’t been consistent blending at all. I love my smoothies fresh…not frozen. A smaller version would allow me to blend more quickly and not make as much noise as I do when using my Vitamix.

  84. Anne Michaud says:

    I am interested in this blender! I currently use a cheap blender from wal-mart and it has a really hard time blending up frozen pineapple for some reason. Thank you for your emails and blog. I would never have tried green smoothies without them 🙂

  85. Darla says:

    I have a Ninja which works great but big and bulky so I am looking for one that can be left out. I would love to have one like this to leave in the break room at work so everyone can use it. We had a smoothie day a couple of weeks ago and everyone loved it!

  86. Kelley Johnson says:

    I’d like this blender because I will be delivering my first baby soon! I need to make sure I’m getting good nutrients in so that I can supply my baby with the best breast milk possible. I’m the only one in my house that drinks smoothies, so this would be perfect for me! I can also use it to purée food for the baby when he’s old enough to eat table food. This blender would change the game for me!

  87. David Blow says:

    We have a Blendtec and really like it but have used the NutriBullet in the past with good results. The smaller size is nice to take with you if you are away for the weekend and want to keep blending. Thanks for all you do Jen.

  88. Cindy says:

    I like how this blender is more compact than my BlendTec. We cannot fit our BlendTec on the counter all the time due to its size and its a super pain to pack it away in a cabinet with enough space. I’ve been interested in the NutriBullet for its smaller size and still strong blending power. Sometimes my husband and son do not want a smoothie so this would be easier for me to just make an individual one without dirtying a large blender. Thank you for the review.

  89. Jalin Bingham says:

    I have had a Magic Bullet a couple of times and wore both of them out because of how many times we used it (we are a family of 9). We did get a vitamix, but we still do our own individual smoothies on a regular basis. We got a cheap one and that is all it is – cheap. Smoothies are just not the same without a good quality blender.

    Out blenders never leave the counter because they are used so much, so a great looking blender is also a good plus.

    I have had friends that have a nutribullet and rave about them. I would love one of my own!!!!

  90. Laura B. says:

    My daughter is a late season flu victim & the only food that appealed to her was a smoothie. So I delivered a green smoothie to her each day. I’d like to win this blender so she can make her own smoothies now that she’s a believer in their nutritional benefits & delicious taste!

  91. Anita says:

    Key points of interest in having Bullet Pro; compact-portable-ease of making single servings-easy to store when not in use-easy to clean-the 50 year old Oster blender currently in use is getting close to retirement. Ready to win this Bullet Pro model. Thank you for this great opportunity to acquire one.

  92. Bonnie Velez says:

    I already have a great blender, so am not interested in having a Nutribullet right now BUT I did want to let you know that I have had them in the past and they are WONDERFUL ❣️ They lasted nearly forever, did frozen things, even ice, and whatever you put in them really well. I used them not only in my kitchen, but also in my classroom as a Science teacher for purée of purple cabbage (for making a pH indicator, grinding raw liver (for a genetics lab), and so much more. They were really feisty and powerful. Hope that helps someone out there.
    By the way, I have been following SGS for about 3 years now, and the health of our family has dramatically improved from Grandma at 89 to my son with Down syndrome ( who loves to make and drink smoothies ) to others in our clan with health issues. Even my grandkids, ages 3 and 5 love green smoothies and green smoothie popsicles when they come over. So thank you! Keep the smoothies coming.

  93. Alicia says:

    Hi, I love the style of the nutribullet pro because of the size. I would love purchase one and see if it can stand up against my vitmix that I have had for about 5 years. The vitamix is big and bulky so i would love to try something more slender and powerful.

  94. Renee Luckett says:

    Really like its size and the power
    Thank you for making every day a little for me 🙂

  95. Lynn says:

    This summer I will be watching my 5 year old grandson and hiding healthy nutritious ingredients in smoothies I make for us would be a great bonus. He tends to look at things and whether he has tried them or not, decide he doesn’t like them. If he can’t see them and smoothies taste great…..

  96. Bonnie says:

    I would love this blender as I make green smoothies for 1 only and it is a hassle to haul out the big old blender and make smoothies (which is too much for one) . I find myself not bothering to make the smoothie because of the hassle. This smaller one would help me get back on the horse and keep going. I lost quite a bit of weight when I did your 30 day smoothie challenge in January.

  97. Ashley McClendon says:

    I am interested in winning this blender because i believe it will help me as embark upon my journey to healing my body. After years of yo yo dieting and experimenting with fad diets I realized that an intuitive and green smoothie approach was what my body needed most! I’ve always been a huge fan and lover of smoothie recipes and recently decided to make them apart of my everyday eating along with herbs to refresh my body daily and for the rest of my life. If I win this beautiful blender, I will use it to change deep rooted habits, create green smoothie meal replacements when I do not have an appetite, and to improve the overall health of my body and the people I love! ☺️

  98. Amber says:

    Hi! I have been a follower for years. I have both your books and love your content. A few months ago I went through a separation and now and starting over on my own. I would love this blender so I can get back to making my daily smoothies in my new home. This will help with my transition and getting my health back!

  99. Aissa Salazar says:

    I’m interested in winning this blender because I’m just going to start your 3 week fresh start and this would certainly help make those smoothies smooth. I currently have an old blender I borrowed from my mom to try and make smoothies but they are always so thick and hard to swallow. I’ve decided to start your fresh start meal plan because I just got results from a heartwise physical exam and was told I have hashimoto’s, vit D deficiency, and a dairy and gluten allergy. I’m now serious about eating (and drinking) clean to try and avoid taking medications and feel better without all this bloat and inflammation. I really want to win this!

  100. Kim Powell says:

    I have a bullet blender now and have used it so much for all of my delicious smoothies that I am looking into buying a new one. The parts are starting to go on mine. I would LOVE to upgrade to a bigger, newer model, so that I can continue to make bigger, better smoothies for the new me!
    Thanks for all that you do! Love the new me!

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