The Magic Bullet juicer's small footprint only takes up a little bit of space on the kitchen countertop, and the long, narrow cups are convenient for whipping up a quick smoothie or juice drink. But the Magic Bullet or NutriBullet, machines do much more than mere meals on the go.
The little appliance can chop, grate, grind and blend anything from appetizers to sorbets. Knowing how the Magic Bullet juicer works and all that it can do can help you get the most out of this tiny workhorse.
Benefits of Using a Juicer
Juicing fruits and vegetables can offer a greater concentration of nutrients per serving, according to Healthline. For people who may have a hard time absorbing essential nutrients, juicing can be helpful and easier on their systems. The Magic Bullet juicer includes plant fibers from the vegetables and fruits in its juices. This has the added benefit of filling you up.
How the Magic Bullet Works
The rounded conical shape of the Magic Bullet and NutriBullet juicer attachment mixing cups creates a cyclone effect. There are two blades that achieve the correct consistency of the dish or drink you are creating.
The blades at the base catch the food that rises to the top of the narrow mixing cup and force it back down. This continual push and pull works well for grating, chopping, blending, whipping and grinding.
The Magic bullet blender attachment two-pronged flat blade is designed to blend frozen drinks and smooth sauces. It can also be used as a mini food processor to finely grate cheese and vegetables. The cross blade with four prongs is good to grate, chop and also blend the ingredients.
Magic Bullet Juicer
To use the Magic Bullet as a juicer, cut the fruits or vegetables into 1- or 2-inch pieces. Attach the cross blade to the blender jar attachment. Place the juicer attachment to the inside of the blender jar. There are four wings at the bottom of the blender jar that you need to align with the dents of the juicer attachment. Once they are aligned, twist to lock.
Place the top on the blender jar with the arrow aligned with the spout. Turn the blender attachment on the Magic Bullet base clockwise to turn the motor on. Put the ingredients in the juicer through the top and push it down with the plunger.
To clean, rinse the cups and place them in the dishwasher. Then, detach the blade and rinse under warm water. NutriBullet recommends using a soft, long-handled sponge or nylon scrub brush to get into the nooks and crannies of the blades. For a thorough clean, soak in a solution of 10 percent vinegar to warm water. Allow to dry thoroughly before reusing.
How to Use the Magic Bullet
The two types of blades of the Magic Bullet are what makes it blend, grate and chop. Most anything that can be made in the blender or food processor and has a liquid base can benefit from a spin in the Magic Bullet juicer.
For smoother concoctions, turn the machine on and let the ingredients blend into a frothy liquid. The longer you leave the ingredients to spin, the smoother the end result will be. NutriBullet notes that no hot or carbonated liquids should go into the cups and users should not fill past the max line.
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