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I don't mean this as some sort of advertisement for Nutri-bullet and I know there are other brands/varieties out there but I wanted to share my experience with it as I think it may help some folks.  As you know, with Celiac it can be very difficult to break down and fully digest food - digestive enzymes help but it can still be difficult to get everything out of your food.  I've never been a fan of juicers because they discard the fiber/pulp and I just don't see how that can be a good thing.  So recently I bought a Nutri-bullet and have been making myself an extra fruit and veggie smoothie every day as a way to get a few more veggies in me.  I have really noticed a difference.  It doesn't give me gas the way eating a salad or a whole piece of fruit usually does.  And I seem to have more energy.

 

Also, I did not have any GI symptoms before my diagnosis but did make a few urgent trips to the bathroom - which I realize now was probably the early stages of what was about to become a problem with diarhea but it hadn't progressed to the point where I would call it a problem/symptom.  Anyhow... I've always had 2 - 3 BMs every day as long as I eat enough the day before but since going gluten free I've noticed that sometimes my system seems a bit sluggish.  Not to the point where I would call it constipation, just not as active and consistent as it has been.  I blame this on eating much less fiber than I used to.  Since adding the extra daily smoothy to my diet my trips to the bathroom are completely back to normal again.

 

I know a few folks newly diagnosed have mentioned difficulty in tolerating solid food.  This may be a possible solution.  The Nutri-bullet really does pulverize the food to the point where it can be easily absorbed.

 

I was very hesitant to try it at first, thinking that there was no way drinking a salad could taste good but if you mix a little fruit in with the greens it really does taste fine.  They say you can also put nuts, seeds, protein powder, etc. in with it too but I don't really like the texture of the ground nuts in there - I'd rather eat them separately as nuts.  But if you have a hard time tolerating nuts and other protein, this may be an alternative until your system heals enough to tolerate them.  I always include blueberries in my smoothy - mostly because blueberries are my most favorite food in the world, but it also serves to turn the smoothy purple instead of it being green from all the green leafy veggies.  Purple is just much more palatable to me than green.

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I agree completely that purple is a much more appetizing color than green.  I've been considering getting something like the Nutri-Bullet.  After reading your post, I'm leaning more toward buying one.  I have a Vitamix that I love, but the Bullet seems like it would be more convenient.  

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I agree that if you don't tolerate veggies well but want to increase your intake it is worth a shot juicing/ drinking smoothies, but not the juicing that discards the pulp.  When people do that I cringe!  Any good blender that pulverizes the crud out of the food really well will work, but I can see the draw with the single serving size.  My massage therapist told me she had some GI issues related to polyps, and now she eats her fruits and veggies in smoothie form and they go through better.

 

Ever see those blendtech commercials where they blend an iphone, etc.?  May be exclusively to youtube.  But worth a watch if you have down time to waste.

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 but I can see the draw with the single serving size.

 

That's true - you have to wiz up one serving at a time.  Only takes about 20 sec. though (once you stuff all the ingredients into the cup).  I'm not sure how long you'd want to let it sit before drinking it either.  I have made them in the morning and taken them to work with me to drink several hours later, and as long as you stir it up it's fine.  But I don't know how it would be if you left in the fridge for a couple days - just haven't tried it.

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I have a vita mix, I agree the nutra bullet would be more convenient , I love making smoothies :) I don't make them like I used to but they are very good! 

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i have a bullet-type blender although it is not nutri, it is MAGIC!  lolz, the name suits me better, anyway - i alway was like 'get me out of epcot'  :lol:

 

i use mine to make salad dressings, sauces, pestos, etc.  it will whip cream <watch out, though, it's a quick trip to butterville!  i started using it to make salad dressings because there is soy in so many bottled brands, it's quicker to zip homemade dressing up than stand in the salad dressing aisle of the store for an hour (yes, addy, except brianne's :)  )  that is a handy-dandy item.  when i finally decease the old man, i'm chopping him up ;)

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