How to Use a Nutribullet?

A woman using the NutriBullet 600 to make a smoothie

Did you recently buy a Nutribullet blender? If yes, chances are, you are trying to max out its potential.

Trying to figure out how to get the most out of the machine on your own isn’t really a good idea, as you may make a few mistakes that may affect the blender’sperformance.

A better option will be to do deep and extensive research to learn how to use a Nutribullet. Doing this will save you from making regrettable mistakes that may cost you money to fix.

Well, the good news is that Nutribullet bullet blenders are easy to use. So you won’t have to spend endless hours learning about how they work.

Most people can do everything from blending fresh ingredients like vegetables and fruits to making nut butter, frozen drink, and almond milkshakes with their Nutribullet unit without any help. Since the unit can effectively carry out some of the functions of a food processor, they usually don’t have a hard time mixing ingredients and pulverizing seeds and tough nuts.

In this guide, we will be exploring some tips that will help you get better results when making fruit smoothies and drinks. This article also unveils some easy ways to take good care of the blending cups, blades, and the travel cup that comes with your unit.

Chop All Your Ingredients Properly

Many people believe that making the perfect fruit smoothie is just about loading the ingredients (fruit and vegetables) that make up their recipe into their blender cup, putting the cup on the power base, and hitting the start button.

But the truth is that it involves a little bit more than that.

Nutribullet blenders like the Nutribullet 600 are powerful machines with tough blades that can work with tough ice, nuts, and other tough ingredients. But to ensure that they last long, you have to lessen their load every time you can.

One way to do this is to chop the ingredients-be it vegetables or fruits before; loading it into your blending cup and touching the blend button.

Chopping your ingredients each time you blend or make fruit smoothies may be difficult for you, but if you stop and think about how much better your drink will taste when you chop your ingredients, you won’t complain.

Bear in mind that you don’t have to chop the ingredients that make up your soup and smoothie recipes into tiny bits to get the best result.

And if you are working with very tough ingredients, you should consider adding a little more water to your blending containers to ease the blending process.

Clean Your Nutribullet Blender Properly

To keep your blender in top working condition, you have to clean every part of it thoroughly.

So after learning how to use a Nutribullet blender, you should learn how to clean it properly. 

Well, the good news is that cleaning the various parts of a Nutribullet unit isn’t hard. Below are some steps on how to properly clean the blade, power base, and cup

A ready to clean nutribullet blender in the kitchen

Base unit

Spills from your blender cup, dust, and dirt may stain the base unit of your blender. A simple way to get rid of the stain and make it clean is by using a damp towel or cloth to clean it thoroughly.


The containers that come with Nutribullet blenders are tough, durable, and shatter-resistant. What’s more, it is large enough to make several jars of smoothies and milkshakes and is perfect for mixing ingredients.

After making a smoothie or drink with the Nutribullet cup, you should clean it as quickly as possible.

Here is how to do it.

  • Fill the cup with warm soapy water.
  • Cover the cup and shake vigorously for a few seconds (Feel free to use your hands to remove tough stains)
  • Rinse and allow to air try


The best Nutribullet blenders can deliver amazing results because their blades are powerful, durable, rust-resistant, and nic resistant. So seeds, vegetables, and other ingredients that make up most recipes don’t stand a chance against it.

To ensure that the extractor and milling blade continues to deliver outstanding results, you have to clean it, especially after working with nuts and other ingredients that can stick to it.

Here is how to clean the extractor blade and milling blade that comes with your unit.

  • Remove the extractor blade and milling blade from the blending cup
  • Wash it in warm soapy water (add more soap if need be)
  • Use a brush to remove tough stains on the blade
  • Rinse the blade for a few seconds
  • You can go the extra mile by rinsing it with diluted vinegar
  • Allow to air dry and store in your kitchen cabinet

If you don’t have the time to clean the blending cup and blade by hand, you can use a dishwasher (top rack) to wash them. Nutribullet units are dishwasher safe.

Keep in mind that washing the parts of your unit with a dishwasher all the time isn’t a good idea, as it can make them less durable.  

Choose the Cup That Best Suits Your Needs

Nutribullet blenders usually come with two containers users can use to make nut butter, milkshakes, fruit smoothie, ice drinks, and other delicious recipes.

The tall cup, which has a 24oz capacity, is great for making two cups of smoothie and other mouthwatering treats at a go.

The short cup, on the other hand, has an 18oz capacity. This makes the cup perfect for making smoothies, ice drinks, and so on for one person.

Even though both cups have different capacities, they are both portable and easy to store. What’s more, they can serve as travel cups, as they have lids that can prevent their content from spilling.

Regardless of the cup you choose, you should be careful not to fill the cup past the fill line or max line so that the content of the cup doesn’t spill.

Before starting a blending task, be it mixing or chopping, you should narrow down the cup that will best suit your needs before starting.

A pair of nutribullet blender cups

Add the right amount of liquid

Do you know that the amount of liquid you use to make your smoothie- be it- almond milk, water, or juice, can affect how it turns out?

If you are working with tough ingredients like seeds or veggies, you may need to pour more liquid before blending.

As previously mentioned, you should be careful not to pour too much liquid so that the content of your cup doesn’t spill when you blend.

Shake when stuck

Even if you chop your ingredients before you blend, there is still a chance that ingredients may get stuck when you want to blend.

A simple way to address this issue is by shaking the jar vigorously. Depending on the nature of the ingredients you are working with, you may need to open the cup to shake and dislodge the stuck ingredients properly.

If your Nutribullet still doesn’t blend properly after doing this, you should add a little more liquid to the cup.

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