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Posted by: Curious, Friday, January 29, 2010, 11:26pm
I am interested in buying a Vita-Mix but I read that the container is made from plastic. My main reason for buying the Vita-Mix would be to make soups, but I am concerned about hot soup in plastic (because of the leaching of chemicals when the plastic gets hot). What is your opinion on this?
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, January 29, 2010, 11:50pm; Reply: 1
I don't make soups in it for that very reason.  If I want soup, I cook it first, cool it, then blend it......Or blend it, put it in a pot, then cook it.  If it was made of glass or stainless steel (like the ancient one my daddy has), I would use to to make soup.
Posted by: koahiatamadl, Sunday, January 31, 2010, 3:15pm; Reply: 2
You can get blenders still, which have glass containers.  I bought one last year and it's brilliant and wasn't very expensive  :)
Posted by: Kathleen, Sunday, January 31, 2010, 4:52pm; Reply: 3
I just purchased a Vita-Mix and LOVE it.  My primary use is for smoothies.

I probably will never use it for hot soups because of the plastic issue and what makes soups so good is the step by step cooking process which you don't get in the a Vita-Mix.  I haven't tested this "cooking" process against stove made soup so this is just my theory   (ondrugs)  I just think the process of sauteing onions, adding spices and sauteing, then veggies, then broth and simmering for awhile is what makes the flavor in soup so good.  I use a stick blender to make it smooth.

Curious, I have to tell you, it took me about 3-4 years to finally buy this appliance and am so happy with it.  Now I just have to make enough smoothies to pay it out  ;D
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, January 31, 2010, 9:16pm; Reply: 4
I don't know if this fits in your diet, but I love fruit soups in the morning.  I really like peaches and cranberries together.  I take them straight from the freezer, dump them in, add some yogurt and a little water, some cinnamon and a tidbit of sweetener, process it, dump it in a bowl, top it with nuts, and gobble it up!
Posted by: Eric, Monday, February 1, 2010, 1:43am; Reply: 5
Ditto, love my VitaMix!!  I tried making soup once, but it honestly didn't get nearly hot enough to cook the vegetables like I wanted... plus it's just annoying having it on that high for so long!  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, February 1, 2010, 2:44am; Reply: 6
It's a very high grade, dishwasher safe plastic. I doubt anything would leach into your food from it. It doesn't get that hot as Eric said..not like you're boiling in it for a long period.
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, February 1, 2010, 3:31pm; Reply: 7
I don't trust any kind of plastic, MF.  I'd like stainless steel to come back.  I did pour some hot steamed broccoli in it last night to make broccoli soup, but I was real quick about blending it up and getting it back out of the container.
Posted by: BuzyBee, Monday, February 1, 2010, 3:57pm; Reply: 8
I made a hot green tea in my vita mix which was very good and I didn't think about the plastic because it doesn't get that hot. Plus it just seems to be a heavy duty plastic. I thought more of the thinner cheaper plastics were the ones to worry about. I don't make soups in my vita mix because I haven't found any recipes I like. But if I did find a good soup recipe I would make it in the vita mix.
Posted by: Curious, Monday, February 1, 2010, 10:36pm; Reply: 9
Thanks everyone!
My main reason for buying the Vita-Mix was to make soups.  I had the idea of coming home late from work, putting a few vegies in the Vita-Mix and have hot soup in a couple of minutes.
I rarely make smoothies, they tend to be too sweet (from the fruits) for me. I have a Breville Blender with a glas jar. Maybe I'll just continue using this one. It is not as powerful as a Vita-Mix, but it seems to do the job. It is a pity in a way, because I was ready to buy a Vita-Mix, but similar to Ribbit, I don't trust plastic.
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Monday, February 1, 2010, 11:06pm; Reply: 10
You can cook your soup in the pressure cooker, woth a little less water and salt and this needs half time cooking. I let also the cooker closed for hours on the stove, fire off and reheat it at meal time. I often cook three time more than I need and let in the fridge a portion for tomorrow and freeze one for the next week. I was told that chicken soup ( and I am sure also pork) has a too strong smell to cook in the pressure-cooker. I ate once a chicken caaserole cooked with a pressure-cooker and I did not feel the strong smell, but I'd not cook it with the pressure-cooker.
Posted by: Curious, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 12:46pm; Reply: 11
I ended up buying a Vita-Mix and got it delivered last week. The lastest models don't use BPA in their plastic, so I am not worried about it anymore. I am highly impressed with the machine, I made some great smoothies (very smooth indeed), some really good pumpkin/sweet potato soup, hummus and I also grinded some chickpeas and rice in the dry container. I think I'll go along with Kathleen and Eric, I am sure that I'll love my new Vita-Mix.
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 9:29pm; Reply: 12
Great!  I haven't ever known anybody to not be happy with theirs.
Posted by: ABJoe, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 9:50pm; Reply: 13
Several years ago, we bought an older Vita-mix from someone on e-bay that still has the stainless steel "jar"...  

I use it to make almond butter...  
I have also used it to make whole fruit grapefruit juice - without the yellow portion of the skin!  This gets me all of the pectin, which is great for detox.  Although it does have a pretty strong flavor.

I always make soup in a pan...  I like to have pieces in my soup, so I haven't considered making it in the Vita-mix...
Posted by: Ribbit, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 11:06pm; Reply: 14
Do you have to put a little oil in with the nuts?

Anybody tried to make pecan butter for those poor Explorers?
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 11:11pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Ribbit
Do you have to put a little oil in with the nuts?

Anybody tried to make pecan butter for those poor Explorers?
Hey Ribbit - do  you recall the thread with various tips for making nut butters? It might have the answer you're looking for...
Also as I can't find it, if anyone does have the link I'd love to check the thread out again... ;) Cheers...

Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, March 15, 2010, 12:27am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Ribbit
Do you have to put a little oil in with the nuts?

Anybody tried to make pecan butter for those poor Explorers?

Yes, I put 1/2c. olive oil in with the 4c. almonds.  Keep tamping the nuts into the blades.  Allow machine to run until desired consistency, but not longer than 3 to 5 minutes (to avoid excessive heat build-up).  Makes about 2 cups butter.

The Nut Butter recipe in my Vita-Mix book says to include 1/2 Cup Safflower or Peanut oil for Almonds or dry roasted peanuts.  I use olive since it is better for all of us...

I haven't tried Pecans, but I don't see why it wouldn't work the same way...  The recipe is generic Nut Butter.  They only refer to peanuts, cashews and almonds, but pecans are softer than almonds.
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, March 15, 2010, 1:55am; Reply: 17
You're right, Possum.  I seem to remember that, through my fogged-up brain.  Thanks, Joe.  I'm gonna try it.  Maybe put in a little salt and honey.

Ooo-ooo! And carob powder!
Posted by: shells, Monday, March 15, 2010, 7:12am; Reply: 18
Hey Curious,

Glad to hear you finally got your Vita-Mix!

I have been toying with the same idea over a couple of years.  I have heard you can only buy them online or overseas - in other words sight unseen.  Is this the case with your purchase?

In the meantime I've been using a juicer for veg. drink;  stick blender for cooked veg soup (cannot be undercooked as not smooth); an old blender (glass) which is  on the way out.

Am interested in trying out green smoothies which I cannot do in my regular blender as little bits of raw veg and string bits put me off   :(
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 1:42pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from Possum
do  you recall the thread with various tips for making nut butters? It might have the answer you're looking for...
Also as I can't find it, if anyone does have the link I'd love to check the thread out again...



Perhaps this is the thread you want:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1258421204/
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 1:56pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Curious

I rarely make smoothies, they tend to be too sweet (from the fruits) for me. I have a Breville Blender with a glas jar. Maybe I'll just continue using this one. It is not as powerful as a Vita-Mix, but it seems to do the job. It is a pity in a way, because I was ready to buy a Vita-Mix, but similar to Ribbit, I don't trust plastic.


Here's a good one. I use fresh spinach and/or beet greens (or green of your choice) water, 2 tsp Harmonia, ice and I add a few frozen unsweetened mixed berries with a packet of stevia. This is a favorite Summer time smoothie.
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 9:00pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from C_Sharp
Thanks so much C_sharp :) ;)!!!
Posted by: Kathleen, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 11:06pm; Reply: 22
Quoted Text
I'll love my new Vita-Mix  

Curious, I'm so glad you love your Vita-Mix.  I am still loving mine, sometimes I make three different smoothies in the morning so I'm getting my money's worth.  I even moved it to a permanent location on top of the counter..... I don't like gadgets on my counters, everything is stored down below.  Got tired of the daily taking it out and putting it away  :)

C_sharp, thanks for the thread  :)  Now that I've mastered smoothies and hummus, I'm ready for nut butters.  So many different types to make, yum!

Kathleen
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 11:30pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Kathleen

I don't like gadgets on my counters, everything is stored down below.  


Same here.  I did put my Vita Mix in an upper cabinet right above a habitually cleared space with an outlet, so it's very easy to lift it out and make something, then put it right back.
Posted by: Curious, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 3:00am; Reply: 24
Quoted from shells
I have been toying with the same idea over a couple of years.  I have heard you can only buy them online or overseas - in other words sight unseen.  Is this the case with your purchase?
:(

Hi Shells, I sent you a private message about where you can buy the Vita-Mix from.
Posted by: Curious, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 3:02am; Reply: 25
These suggestions sound great!
Kathleen and Ribbit, my Vita-Mix is on the top of the counter already - I have been using it at least twice a day.
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 4:18am; Reply: 26
Hi guys, does any of you use BlendTech? I have chosen BlendTech over Vita-Mix coz I figured I didn't want to use the rod that came with BlendTech. I make a daily whole juice with it to increase my intake of vegetables and the phytonutrients from seeds and peels. My BlendTech HP3A does a beautiful job with whole juice and the jar is made of BPA-free plastic, too. My usual ingredients are:

beet, carrot, lettuce, spinach, celery, lemon

... and if I'm lucky to find other organic ingredients:
parsley, fresh tumeric, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip

Then I add bee pollen, maca powder, chia, hemp and sesame seeds to the mix and blend. I don't usually use any sweeteners but if I have tumeric in the mix, I would add some raw honey to it to counter the bitter taste.

For those who are interested, here is a comparison chart of the two types of blenders:
http://www.rawguru.com/vita-mix/vitamix-blender-k-tec-comparison-chart.html
Posted by: Curious, Sunday, March 21, 2010, 11:08pm; Reply: 27
I made a pumpkin-sweet potato soup the other day. I cooked the pumpkin and sweet potato first in stock, then put it in the Vita-Mix with some raw carrot,celery, ginger, corriander and cumin. I put the soup in plates and then added some freshly cooked and sliced meat on top - it tasted great!
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, March 22, 2010, 4:47pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Curious
I made a pumpkin-sweet potato soup the other day. I cooked the pumpkin and sweet potato first in stock, then put it in the Vita-Mix with some raw carrot,celery, ginger, corriander and cumin. I put the soup in plates and then added some freshly cooked and sliced meat on top - it tasted great!


That sounds delicious..I wish I could have sweet potato.. I  make just pumpkin soup...
Posted by: 21513 (Guest), Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:00pm; Reply: 29
I recently bought a Vitamix (yeah!) and I was wondering if other O+ Gatherers had any recipes to share?!  Thanks!
Posted by: Chloe, Sunday, September 23, 2012, 9:34pm; Reply: 30
I just wanted to add these Vita Mix recipes from Elana's Pantry to this thread.  She cooks gluten free.

http://www.elanaspantry.com/vitamix-recipes/

SunSeeker, welcome to the forum :)...I can't offer you specific O Gatherer recipes but I think if you scroll through the link you might find many that work for your diet.
Posted by: Dianne, Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:46am; Reply: 31
I've bought a Blendtec two years ago and use it for various things : pecan nut butter, banana/raspberries ice cream etc... I especially love it for making gluten-free baguette, I grind amaranth with the grind grain function  and then use the knead dough function to to do the rest. I love the wide base and not having to use the plunger that the VitaMix has.  :)
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:11pm; Reply: 32
Is it not just a stronger blender?  (not a juicer) leaving all the pulp in the foods...?   would not a cuisine art thingy work the same??  
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:33pm; Reply: 33
What I don't like about the Vitamix is that you can't take it apart to get out say, home made peanut butter or almond butter. It's annoying. I'd like to try a Ninja. Anyone have one?  I don't doubt that it does what it says it does but the most important question is does the Ninja last long?  I have bought a few Shark items that worked for a year and then died. I won't buy anything made by Shark anymore.
Posted by: Goldie, Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:45pm; Reply: 34
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love the baby one also ..

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Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 24, 2012, 3:13pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Goldie
Shark is a rip off.. in its vaccum also.. I like the Magic Bullet.. 50.- and they stand behind their product.. love the baby one also .. Looking for a Blender? | /


I agree.

I thought the Nutribullet looked good. I've had two Magic Bullets so far. The first one lasted about a year, and the 2nd one is over a year old now and still going. I like the fact that you can make a quick smoothie. Not as good as a $500 Vitamix but hey..it's fast and you can drink out of the cup.
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, September 24, 2012, 4:07pm; Reply: 36
I'm not sure how they're made right now but my Vitamix comes apart. It must be 15 years old.  The bottom unscrews to remove blade which leaves the container open at the bottom.

But it's easy to make nut butter in Vitamix.  You must add a little oil and water with the nuts.  Nuts without either liquid and you wind up with cement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiefsjPGS78
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Monday, September 24, 2012, 7:01pm; Reply: 37
Quoted from Chloe
I'm not sure how they're made right now but my Vitamix comes apart. It must be 15 years old.  The bottom unscrews to remove blade which leaves the container open at the bottom.


Mine is about 10 years old. The bottom doesn't come off unless you have to buy this 'tool' from them and they don't recommend you unscrew it.  So I don't. It's annoying when I make "ice cream" from frozen berries, trying to scrape it all out. I really need to start using mine more. I'm going to start making soups in it.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Monday, September 24, 2012, 8:02pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from balletomane
Hi guys, does any of you use BlendTech? I have chosen BlendTech over Vita-Mix coz I figured I didn't want to use the rod that came with BlendTech. I make a daily whole juice with it to increase my intake of vegetables and the phytonutrients from seeds and peels. My BlendTech HP3A does a beautiful job with whole juice and the jar is made of BPA-free plastic, too. My usual ingredients are:

beet, carrot, lettuce, spinach, celery, lemon

... and if I'm lucky to find other organic ingredients:
parsley, fresh tumeric, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip

Then I add bee pollen, maca powder, chia, hemp and sesame seeds to the mix and blend. I don't usually use any sweeteners but if I have tumeric in the mix, I would add some raw honey to it to counter the bitter taste.

For those who are interested, here is a comparison chart of the two types of blenders:
http://www.rawguru.com/vita-mix/vitamix-blender-k-tec-comparison-chart.html


Boy that Blend Tech looks good!  We have a great, very expensive top of the line juicer that I love.. it just eats kale right up and carrots but I've always wondered which one gives the greatest health benefit - juicer or vitamix type machine.  Right now i'm thrilled i have the juicer because I'm using it to get nutrients while i heal from IBS but I'm thinking once money gets a bit better to get this Blend Tech and have both and maybe alternate.  

thoughts?  :)
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, September 24, 2012, 8:06pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from 815


Mine is about 10 years old. The bottom doesn't come off unless you have to buy this 'tool' from them and they don't recommend you unscrew it.  So I don't. It's annoying when I make "ice cream" from frozen berries, trying to scrape it all out. I really need to start using mine more. I'm going to start making soups in it.


I use an iced tea spoon to get frozen desserts out of mine. I agree it's annoying and a design flaw
they might have considered fixing given how long they've been around..  I made a tofu pudding this morning and spent forever scraping everything out. You'd think they'd have designed a proper scraping tool that would make this easier.

As for the tool they sell to remove the blade, I had a customer service rep tell me to take a screwdriver, turn it on its side and use it as a level to turn the metal piece on the bottom.  It works
but I had to use brute force.  And I agree, not something I'd want to do each time I made nut butter
or a frozen dessert.  But when my container cracked, they sent me a new one and it didn't come with a new blade....so I had no option but to figure out how to get my old blade out and in to the new container.

Posted by: BluesSinger, Monday, September 24, 2012, 8:17pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from 815


I agree.

I thought the Nutribullet looked good. I've had two Magic Bullets so far. The first one lasted about a year, and the 2nd one is over a year old now and still going. I like the fact that you can make a quick smoothie. Not as good as a $500 Vitamix but hey..it's fast and you can drink out of the cup.


it looks fab... why isn't it as good as the vitamix?  
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, September 24, 2012, 8:30pm; Reply: 41
http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/watchtheshow

I just watched the video on Nutribullet...I love the idea of this machine....It's something I really
want now!~  Very impressive. :)
Posted by: BluesSinger, Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:07pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from Chloe
http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/watchtheshow

I just watched the video on Nutribullet...I love the idea of this machine....It's something I really
want now!~  Very impressive. :)


i just ordered mine and one for my mom!  i can't believe it eats up those flax seeds too!!
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 2:03am; Reply: 43
Quoted from BluesSinger


i just ordered mine and one for my mom!  i can't believe it eats up those flax seeds too!!


My husband and I just located one in a Target 35 miles away...drove all the way there to get the
last one left....$99 plus tax...a pretty good deal.  Nobody closer had any left.  I can't believe either
that it eats up those flax seeds.  If I didn't already own a big Vitamix, I probably would have been
just as happy with this because it's quite heavy duty and serves my purpose.  Most of the things
I make aren't large portions so the size of the largest container seems large enough for my needs....I haven't tried it but it's geared towards gaining better health.  It has a booklet with all these cool recipes for making these blaster drinks...a mix of veggies, fruits, good fats from nuts and seeds.  I'm so excited about finding one....It was worth an hour's drive in rush hour traffic to come home
with a Nutribullet!  :)

Tomorrow, going to buy the veggies and fruits I will need....The one thing everyone says to be careful about is to not overload the containers beyond the fill line...or else it leaks.....Puts too much pressure on the gasket.

As much as I love my Vitamix, for $99, I think this Nutribullet is going to be the appliance I will use every day!

Thanks to whomever mentioned it first....:) -- Goldie, I think it was you......I'm now doing a happy dance!
Posted by: Drea, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 2:26am; Reply: 44
Another friend of mine just got a Nutribullet and she raves about it. So let us know all the things you use it for...I already have a really good blender, two food processors (both a large one and a single serving-sized one), a stick blender, and a champion juicer. I'm not sure I can justify getting yet another kitchen gadget...
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:24am; Reply: 45
I'm interested in seeing how durable they are.  That will be the telling point for me.  It sounds like a wonderful device if it's still going strong in a few years.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:09pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from BluesSinger


it loks fab... why isn't it as good as the vitamix?  


The Vitamix is like a 1/4 horsepower. I don't think anything is as powerful. It lasts forever..lifetime warranty. Makes soup from friction..no other blender does that.My problem with the infomercial kitchen gadgets is the quality. How long does it last?
My first Bullet lasted a year.  A year? I paid$60 and it lasted a year? I've had toasters last longer.  So sure, the Nutribullet looks great... easy, purees..makes smoothies, but It's $140 and will it break after 2 months? No one knows. It's a new item.

People were complaining about the Magic Bullet not lasting so I think they started making them better, because I still have the 2nd one I bought.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 1:18pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from Chloe

  But when my container cracked, they sent me a new one and it didn't come with a new blade....so I had no option but to figure out how to get my old blade out and in to the new container.


Wow, it cracked? So far, mine is ok. I've put in in the dishwasher many times already and no problem. Did they charge you for a new container?

I've also done some research on green smoothies. One RD who's vegan felt that the green smoothies are not natural, and the greens and vegetables being pureed and drunk like that, causes an overload on the insulin production and can be damaging to the body. So I've been reluctant to make smoothies lately..other than the NAP Protein for A smoothies.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 2:25pm; Reply: 48
Quoted from Victoria
I'm interested in seeing how durable they are.  That will be the telling point for me.  It sounds like a wonderful device if it's still going strong in a few years.


Well for $20 more dollars I purchased a 25 year warranty.  that's pretty good.  LOL  So I'm covered for 25 years unless the go out of business!   8)
Posted by: ambermac, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:56pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from shells
Hey Curious,

Glad to hear you finally got your Vita-Mix!

I have been toying with the same idea over a couple of years.  I have heard you can only buy them online or overseas - in other words sight unseen.  Is this the case with your purchase?

In the meantime I've been using a juicer for veg. drink;  stick blender for cooked veg soup (cannot be undercooked as not smooth); an old blender (glass) which is  on the way out.

Am interested in trying out green smoothies which I cannot do in my regular blender as little bits of raw veg and string bits put me off   :(



hey i see youre from aus! i bought our vitamix on rawblend.com and i'm quite happy with mine! theyre really good with communication. if you want to see a vitamix if you live around health food shops/cafes especially ones that offer raw/vegan food, chances are they use a vitamix! even the vietnamese restaurant i go to in chinatown uses a vitamix for their drinks! good luck x
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5:11pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from 815


The Vitamix is like a 1/4 horsepower. I don't think anything is as powerful. It lasts forever..lifetime warranty. Makes soup from friction..no other blender does that.My problem with the infomercial kitchen gadgets is the quality. How long does it last?
My first Bullet lasted a year.  A year? I paid$60 and it lasted a year? I've had toasters last longer.  So sure, the Nutribullet looks great... easy, purees..makes smoothies, but It's $140 and will it break after 2 months? No one knows. It's a new item.

People were complaining about the Magic Bullet not lasting so I think they started making them better, because I still have the 2nd one I bought.


Here's where one container cracked....along the bottom where there are those rounded but squared off corners...a piece just broke right off....I think this was before they started changing their containers...maybe this was over 10 years ago that it happened and .yes for free they
replaced it....only now I think their longer guarantees costs $$.

As for the Nutribullet....Target, Bed Bath and Beyond have it for $99....trouble was I couldn't
find any local store that had any in stock...and I wasn't going to pay $149 for something I wasn't
sure I'd like....The Nutribullet website sells it for $119 plus free shipping....and if I didn't
get all excited and want it immediately, the cost of driving there in gas $$ probably equalled
an online purchase.  Just didn't want to wait...You know how impatient people can get after
they watch an infommercial....LOL

But I've got a one year guarantee on this product after I send back the registration card. Or if
I register it online, they'll give me 3 extra free months of guarantee.  Not bad.

But still haven't tried it....have to go buy produce later today.

Only negative comments I read online was that it leaked...and a few people commented that the
issue was due specifically to overfilling the cup's capacity.  THere is a line drawn as a fill maximum....People stuff this to the top and there is no aeration capacity left.   Puts excessive pressure on the gaskets. SO knowing that, I'm hoping I'll enjoy using it.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:24pm; Reply: 51
Just had to share my experience with my new Nutribullet...I love it!  I truly love it...It didn't leak and the
result was a very thick creamy smoothie..  I used kale, spinach, pears, pineapple, almonds and
pecans.  I think it was a bit too bitter and next time, less kale...but the consistency is great
and the perfect way to drink 2 cups of veggies and get plenty of fruit.  Thought about this after
I drank it....It needed a sweeter fruit.  It's suggested that you mix as many different items as possible.
Berries and kiwi next time.  Maybe cucumber instead of kale.  But this little machine is so heavy duty
and so well built. I'm really happy with my purchase and it won't be a problem using it every day
as it's super easy to clean.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:36pm; Reply: 52
Quoted from Chloe
Just had to share my experience with my new Nutribullet...I love it!  I truly love it...It didn't leak  


Glad to hear that. I hope it lasts a few years for you. What comes with it? How many glasses? The Magic Bullet comes with 4 mugs plus other stuff. I never liked how the MB didn't totally puree the frozen berries.. I use the Vitamix for that.  Does it make peanut butter?
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:55pm; Reply: 53
Quoted from 815

I never liked how the MB didn't totally puree the frozen berries.. I use the Vitamix for that.  Does it make peanut butter?


Good questions.  I like my smoothies perfectly smooth, with no lumps of things in them and my heavy-duty Kitchenaid blender does a great job at that.  But it won't make veggies such as kale smoothly blended .

I use my Omega juicer to powder almonds.  It would be nice if I had one machine that would do both.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:12pm; Reply: 54
Quoted from 815


Glad to hear that. I hope it lasts a few years for you. What comes with it? How many glasses? The Magic Bullet comes with 4 mugs plus other stuff. I never liked how the MB didn't totally puree the frozen berries.. I use the Vitamix for that.  Does it make peanut butter?


This is exactly what comes in the box.

http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/whatyouget

You know there isn't that much information that comes with this beyond making those nutriblast
drinks...It has two blades much like the Vitamix and one is for milling grains but it says nothing
about making nut butter.  I'm wondering if they want you to purchase some kind of cookbook..
Remember I didn't buy this from the website but from Target...so it was just the box of what
they sell as a kit, a recipe booklet and a booklet that mostly talks about the benefits of drinking these nutriblasts.

I could purchase this book  http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/accessories for
$29 but not sure if it's going to give me anything I can use...Once you own a Vitamix, you pretty much can make endless things. My main reason for buying the Nutribullet was portion size.  One drink...easy clean up.  And it has met my expectations. I wanted something I'd be forced to see and
use every day. My problem with my Vitamix is that it's big, and my portion sizes are often too large
for one serving. I don't like storing leftovers of a smoothie in the refrigerator..  I sort of think
the enzymes aren't as potent the next day.

Do you have a stick blender?  Easy to make pnb in that.  I also like my mini food processor for
making nut butter.  Easier to clean than the Vitamix.  Can you make nut butter in a Magic Bullet?

I usually find that although companies like to say it's possible to have just one appliance that can "do it all", I have my favorite appliances for making specific foods.  What my stick blender can't do, my Vitamix can.  And truthfully, this Nutribullet isn't doing anything that my Vitamix can't do....except to give me a portion size that will force me to actually be making these drinks very often.

PS

I just emailed Nutribullet and asked two questions.

Is their cookbook for $29 all raw recipes?
Can you make nut butter in this machine?

WIll let you know when I know. :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, September 27, 2012, 11:43pm; Reply: 55
Quoted from Victoria

I use my Omega juicer to powder almonds.  It would be nice if I had one machine that would do both.


Wow..I didn't know the Omega powders almonds?! My Vitamix turns them into a meal more..Not ground enough.
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, September 28, 2012, 12:04am; Reply: 56
Quoted from 815


Wow..I didn't know the Omega powders almonds?! My Vitamix turns them into a meal more..Not ground enough.


http://www.omegajuicers.com/juicers/masticating-juicers/juicer-8006.html
This is the juicer I have.  It powders them more finely than a 'meal', but not as fine as flour.  I sprinkle it on baked sweet potatoes/ghee, but haven't tried baking with the powder.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, September 28, 2012, 12:28am; Reply: 57
Quoted from Chloe
This is exactly what comes in the box.http://www.nutribullet.com/index.php?r=site/whatyouget


Thanks! I was thinking why should I get a Nutribullet if I have a Vitamix? I don't make more than I need. I usually use the lines on the pitcher and measure about 1 cup or so of liquid and then add the vegetables..etc..some ice.

I use the Magic Bullet but I'm not loving the way the bullet doesn't puree' the frozen fruit and I hate the chunks..I don't think it makes peanut butter. On that infomercial they did a lot of different things with it and peanut butter wasn't one of them. I mean it doesn't even chop onions all that great. You're right we need a different machine to do different things.  I have a stick blender. I didn't know you can make peanut butter with it?!  :o  Wouldn't the peanuts go flying everywhere?  I can't imagine they'd stay in the bowl. I like using the stick blender when I make bean soups like split pea.
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, September 28, 2012, 1:36am; Reply: 58
My stick blender has a cup where the motor handle is sitting above a bowl which contains a blade....which  actually resembles a mini food processor.  I think the regular immersion blender unless you're using one with a covered container is going to get peanuts everywhere.  Ideally, a food processor makes the best nut butters.  I often throw a bunch of mixed nuts into my mini food processor, add a drizzle of a compliant oil and blend away until I have the texture and consistency I like.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:30pm; Reply: 59
Alright.. i'm wondering if I can make almond milk using the Nutribullet?  anyone tried it?!!!

rice milk?!!
Posted by: Drea, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:41pm; Reply: 60
I'd say yes to rice milk (though I've not made it nor do I own a Nutribullet), and yes to almond milk if you use almond butter and water. I make that in a hand-held shaker jar...

Chloe? Your thought on making almond milk using whole almonds in the Nutribullet?
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 1:55pm; Reply: 61
Regarding almond milk...  You can only fill this Nutribullet up to a maximum fill line...and the container
is very small in relation to a Vitamix.  I'm thinking there is a good chance it's going to leak.  THe ideal
situation for making these nutriblast drinks is a lot of leafy greens, fruits, other veggies, nuts, seeds
but not much liquid.  TO make almond milk, I"d suggest a blender or Vitamix over this Nutribullet...
The more liquid you use, the more likely it is to leak.  I had one issue with thinking I was just at the
fill line but probably added too much water so when I ran the machine, I did have a little leakage...

THis is the complaint of Nutribullet.  People say it leaks and it will.....but only if overfilled...which until
I get the hang of it, I'm seeing it's very easy to cross that line, even a little bit....which does cause a
problem.

Just don't think making almond milk in this machine is going to work well....You'd wind up with such
a small amount of liquid when done....Remember you have to strain the almonds out....What I think
almonds and water might make in this machine is an almond shake.....something super thick and
difficult to strain....I make almond milk in my Vitamix.

Honestly, it's not like these two machines are in the same category.....After using this Nutribullet,
I'm realizing it's very best application is for this nutriblast drink....something I'm having every day
and probably would not have gone to the trouble to have made it in my Vitamix.

I'd rather have a super awesome blender if I didn't have a Vitamix.....I would never spend $99 on
something that only did one thing really well....which is to make this highly nutritional shake....

The answer is "no".....Don't try to add a lot of liquid to a Nutribullet...It's basically best for making
a super nutritional smoothie....something very thick....and breaking down all the plant fiber.  It
met my expectations because I'm getting 2 extra cups of leafy vegetables a day (kale/spinach/
collards) plus an extra fruit and yesterday, avocado.  Sometimes I'm in the mood to eat vegetables,
mostly not.  This is solely why I purchased this machine.  Raw, plant foods in liquid form.  Yes I
know, my Vitamix would have been able to do the same thing but this is smaller and conveniently
sitting on my counter....My Vitamix wasn't sitting out....  And maybe an awesome blender could do
the same thing. But I don't own a blender.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:07pm; Reply: 62
Well for traveling which we do alot of, i think the Nutriblast is ideal.  so that's why I purchased it.  We have a Green Star Juicer which we purchased 4 years ago that is fabulous.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZAAP6/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=15469465059&hvpos=1o1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=478534131648732850&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B001DZAAP6

But I've always wondered about also having a vitamix to use more of the fiber.

But here's what I was thinking.. since the Nutiblast seems to chop up seeds quite nicely as it juices.. could one put in softened almonds and a bit of water and get the job done that way.. and then take it out pour in a picher and add more water?  I mean why do you need to strain it?  From what I can tell with the nutriblast, there is nothing left to strain when it's done mixing.  
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:19pm; Reply: 63
Quoted from BluesSinger
Well for traveling which we do alot of, i think the Nutriblast is ideal.  so that's why I purchased it.  We have a Green Star Juicer which we purchased 4 years ago that is fabulous.  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DZAAP6/?tag=hyprod-20&hvadid=15469465059&hvpos=1o1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=478534131648732850&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&ref=asc_df_B001DZAAP6

But I've always wondered about also having a vitamix to use more of the fiber.

But here's what I was thinking.. since the Nutiblast seems to chop up seeds quite nicely as it juices.. could one put in softened almonds and a bit of water and get the job done that way.. and then take it out pour in a picher and add more water?  I mean why do you need to strain it?  From what I can tell with the nutriblast, there is nothing left to strain when it's done mixing.  


Being you already purchased a Nutribullet, gotta tell you it's heavy for its size....It's smaller than
a blender but not lighter.

Yes, your idea of putting in softened almonds, a bit of water and then adding water afterwards
sounds like it would work well. If you try it, come back and share your results.  I'd like to know
if it can do more than what I'm presently using it for.  Just trying to avoid leakage, which I"m
afraid is going to get liquid down into the motor.  It's got plastic plugs covering screws sitting
over the motor area, but kind of wonder if cleaning out liquid constantly isn't going to cause
some to drip down deeper.  The thing about any machine that pulverizes food and liquid with
the container on top (turned upside down) is that leaking is more likely.  A blender contains
liquid more effectively.

Your green star juicer looks good. I have something very similar which I don't use....it has too many
parts and pieces to change.  I like simple!  I own 3 juicers....don't ever use them.  Too much trouble to clean.
And I don't like leaving large appliances sitting on my counter.  But this is just me.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2:54pm; Reply: 64
I put the green star away after every use. very easy to clean as well and put together and take apart.   it eats up whatever you put in it!!! fantastic juicer.. well worth the money.  

i had a friend who had a Green Juice Bar and she kept buying these cheap juicers.  i kept trying to convince her to just make one investment once and for all but no.. she'd go through um like crazy. a waste...

as far as the almond milk, i dont' think my regular blender is going to chop the almonds to bits like it shows a nutiblender does.. so i will certainly share the results.  

and finally for traveling.. well, we will just put it in a tote bag and into the car it goes.  i've carried my blender on trips for the same reason!  LOL    our suitcases and gear are much heavier than this little thing I'm sure!  
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:12pm; Reply: 65
Quoted from BluesSinger
I put the green star away after every use. very easy to clean as well and put together and take apart.   it eats up whatever you put in it!!! fantastic juicer.. well worth the money.  

i had a friend who had a Green Juice Bar and she kept buying these cheap juicers.  i kept trying to convince her to just make one investment once and for all but no.. she'd go through um like crazy. a waste...

as far as the almond milk, i dont' think my regular blender is going to chop the almonds to bits like it shows a nutiblender does.. so i will certainly share the results.  

and finally for traveling.. well, we will just put it in a tote bag and into the car it goes.  i've carried my blender on trips for the same reason!  LOL    our suitcases and gear are much heavier than this little thing I'm sure!  


Car traveling + Nutribullet = good idea.
Airplane traveling + Nutribullet = pretty heavy!

Although your regular blender might not chop almonds to bits, using almond flour (almonds that
are already in a powdery form) would blend well if added to smoothie ingredients made in a blender.  I Have this very old hand cranked little machine made by Zyliss that I must have for 25 years or more....It makes powder (flour) out of nuts. A slow process but it makes super fresh almond flour.
I could never replace this little appliance as I wanted to give one as a gift..  It's very small, fits into a drawer, has two different blade barrels and just works by easily turning a crank handle.

That's what I meant when I said in a earlier post.  Sometimes one piece of equipment does something so well, you keep using it rather than find the one appliance that can do everything perfectly.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 66
Hummm... very intriguing about using almond flour to kind of make almond milk.  what would be the downfall of this?  what would be the difference i wonder... have you tried it?
Posted by: Chloe, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:15pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from BluesSinger
Hummm... very intriguing about using almond flour to kind of make almond milk.  what would be the downfall of this?  what would be the difference i wonder... have you tried it?


Nope, haven't tried it...I wasn't referring to making almond milk out of it, but now that you've mentioned it, why not...although it would need to be incorporated into the water by blending rather
vigorously. I was thinking of just adding almond flour to a smoothie when adding fruits/veggies and
a liquid.....rather than using whole almonds.  Really was saying this for those who have blenders
but don't own gadgets like Nutribullet which will pulverize whole nuts very well.

On the other hand, a lot of people have just used almond butter plus water to make almond milk.

Ever try that?  I have and it works well.

Posted by: BluesSinger, Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:44pm; Reply: 68
cool.. i like that almond butter idea!!!
much better than having to drink the kind from the store with all the gums...  :X
Posted by: BluesSinger, Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 2:49pm; Reply: 69
Well I tried out the Nutri Blast today and it's great - but it does not make enough for us.

I usually juice greens and carrots and an apple and other fruits and add protein powder and other stuff like Chia seeds and so on and so forth and this little thing takes barely 2 cups of loose greens!  I usually juice up to a whole head of kale and 3 stalks of celery and a bunch of carrots, etc., etc. and end up with a full blender which hubby and I split ending up with two full glasses each.

So I"m going to keep it to use on the road when we travel and eventually when I can afford it, also get a vitamix.  Is two cups of greens in a cup enough for full nutrient content?  

I do like the fact I can put the entire vegetable in there and not waste any of the fiber.. I know there is debate on the web about what's better for you.. only the juice that is made with a juicer or the shake that is made with a vitamix where you are eating the entire vegetable.  What are the thoughts about all that on this board?

In the meantime, I guess I will keep using it.. but I'll just have to juice up three containers of leafy greens to get the same amount i'm used to getting from the juicer.




Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 3:33pm; Reply: 70
BluesSinger, Two cups of greens is what the booklet says to use.  My SWAMI recommends 6 cups
of veggies per day....so my real goal is to just consume as much plant food as possible..I'm not quite understanding your question which was "Is Two cups of greens in a cup enough for full nutrient content?"

Did everything completely liquify?  Did you put in nuts or seeds?  Honestly, I didn't think the flavor was as delicious as I find juicing vegetables and fruits in my juicer but I do both... I think it's imperative to include fiber and skins because this is exactly what you'd get if you ate a raw piece of fruit or a raw veggie...I sort of see the Nutribullet as a masticator.....It's chewing up and breaking down the fiber.  Most people do not chew their food long enough....I know I'm guilty....I'm forever reminding myself to chew longer before swallowing.  Most people swallow too many large pieces before it has adequate time to thoroughly mix with saliva.

http://www.symptomfind.com/health/reasons-to-chew-your-food/

Posted by: prunella, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:28am; Reply: 71
I tried making almond milk using almond flour.
I was not in the mood to fuss.

I wanted a thick coffee creamer type of product.
I used Honeyville Farms blanched almond flour, water, and a Magic Bullet.
I blended almond with water until I got the thickness/viscosity of half and half. I did not strain it.
It was a bit chalky and blah.

I let it sit in the fridge overnight, figuring that the almonds would soak up some water or some magical chemical reaction would occur. I don't think it was much creamier in the AM, but maybe a little.
I added agave and a little salt.  
It was still a little bit chalky, but I am OK with it.

I have been drinking soy creamer in my occasional coffee. I do not like much sweetener and guar gum is not a favorite.

Of course, anyone who thinks about it will realize that I am type O and have absolutely no business creating a "creamer" for the occasional small cup of coffee that is a swami avoid for me.  ;D
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:45am; Reply: 72
Quoted from prunella
I tried making almond milk using almond flour.
I was not in the mood to fuss.

I wanted a thick coffee creamer type of product.
I used Honeyville Farms blanched almond flour, water, and a Magic Bullet.
I blended almond with water until I got the thickness/viscosity of half and half. I did not strain it.
It was a bit chalky and blah.

I let it sit in the fridge overnight, figuring that the almonds would soak up some water or some magical chemical reaction would occur. I don't think it was much creamier in the AM, but maybe a little.
I added agave and a little salt.  
It was still a little bit chalky, but I am OK with it.

I have been drinking soy creamer in my occasional coffee. I do not like much sweetener and guar gum is not a favorite.

Of course, anyone who thinks about it will realize that I am type O and have absolutely no business creating a "creamer" for the occasional small cup of coffee that is a swami avoid for me.  ;D


Next time, try making almond "creamer" with almond butter and water. Strain or not (I don't). Great in coffee or whatever you use creamer for... ;)
Posted by: ArwenLegolas, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 1:32am; Reply: 73
I bought a Montel Williams Health Master Blender it is Polycarbon, not plastic, from Fingerhut on credit. $13.35 a month
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:15am; Reply: 74
Quoted from prunella

I wanted a thick coffee creamer type of product.
I used Honeyville Farms blanched almond flour, water, and a Magic Bullet.
I blended almond with water until I got the thickness/viscosity of half and half. I did not strain it.
It was a bit chalky and blah.



I believe that any commercial product that has already been ground into flour is going to lose freshness and flavor.  And there is no knowing exactly what process they used to make the flour.  It may be a rather lifeless substance.  If you don't want to soak, rinse and blend your own almonds (and I understand the work involved!), I also think a good quality almond butter would make a tastier 'creamer'.
Posted by: Chloe, Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:09pm; Reply: 75
Quoted from ArwenLegolas
I bought a Montel Williams Health Master Blender it is Polycarbon, not plastic, from Fingerhut on credit. $13.35 a month


How do you like that blender?  Is it BPA free?  I know Montel Williams is very concerned about his health....so don't think he'd put his name on a product with BPA....it's just that I read that polycarbonate contains BPA.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/46019/title/Science_%2B_the_Public__When_BPA-free_isn’t

http://www.plasticsinfo.org/Functional-Nav/FAQs/Polycarbon-Plastic
Posted by: prunella, Thursday, October 4, 2012, 12:28am; Reply: 76
Almond butter and water sounds like a good idea.  
Thanks!
Posted by: BluesSinger, Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:57pm; Reply: 77
Quoted from prunella
Almond butter and water sounds like a good idea.  
Thanks!


boy it sure does!  but Almond butter is an avoid for me now.   :'(

so i'm back to plain soy with only water added.  no additives.  it's a black dot but I have nothing left except water buffalo milk which is not available yet.    i figure it's a black dot cause i'm in menapause... and because of the hormonal activity it will cause. not sure.

i stopped coffee so i don't need it in much.. but i'll sometimes put a bit in my ginger tea or whatever.
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:30pm; Reply: 78
BluesSinger, water mixed with just about any nut butter would make a compliant "milk".  Can you
have hazelnuts?  Any nuts at all?   The interesting thing about a nut butter is that the oils gives
any liquid a creamy mouth feel.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:55pm; Reply: 79
Quoted from Chloe
BluesSinger, water mixed with just about any nut butter would make a compliant "milk".  Can you
have hazelnuts?  Any nuts at all?   The interesting thing about a nut butter is that the oils gives
any liquid a creamy mouth feel.


Cashews? They are used in place of cream
Posted by: BluesSinger, Thursday, October 4, 2012, 10:26pm; Reply: 80
Quoted from 815


Cashews? They are used in place of cream


Ah yes... i used to get that cream made of Cashews.. forget what the name brand is now... great stuff.. but that was before my Swami said NO!   :X
Posted by: md, Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:43am; Reply: 81
http://www.mimiccreme.com
Posted by: BluesSinger, Friday, October 5, 2012, 11:13am; Reply: 82
Quoted from md


ah yes!!! i used to order cases of this stuff back when I could ingest cashews.
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, October 5, 2012, 1:57pm; Reply: 83
Quoted from BluesSinger


ah yes!!! i used to order cases of this stuff back when I could ingest cashews.


Can you have any nuts at all?

Posted by: BluesSinger, Friday, October 5, 2012, 3:10pm; Reply: 84
Here's my Superfood list.. and there is nothing on my neutral list.  Walnuts and almonds are black dots.  Cashews are NEVER.  

Adzuki Beans ◊
Black Beans ◊
Black Eyed Peas ◊
Broad Beans, Fava
Carob ◊
Flax Seeds ◊
Garbanzo Beans, Chickpeas
Great Northern Beans
Haricot Beans
Hemp Seeds ◊
Lima Bean Flour
Lima Beans
Peas
Pumpkin Seeds ◊
Safflower Seeds
Sesame Butter, Tahini
Sesame Flour
Sesame Seed
Snap, String, Beans
Watermelon Seeds
Posted by: Chloe, Friday, October 5, 2012, 4:15pm; Reply: 85
BluesSinger, you might be able to make a "milk" from sesame butter and water...a thinner tahini.
Or even pumpkin seeds made into a butter and then into a milk.
Never tried it but it might taste okay. Carob is a diamond for you as it is for me.  You could also try making a fudge using tahini, or a pumpkin butter, carob and whatever dried fruit you can soak and pulverize into a thick paste and then mix together and refrigerate.  Kind of like a raw brownie.  

Do you get any dried fruits?  FIgs, dates? Prunes?
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, October 5, 2012, 4:45pm; Reply: 86
A lot of people like hemp milk made from the hulled seeds.  They blend up very easily and have a very good essential fatty acid balance.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:49pm; Reply: 87
Quoted from BluesSinger


ah yes!!! i used to order cases of this stuff back when I could ingest cashews.


I've never had a problem ingesting cashews.. but I tried the mimi cream and it made me feel sick.. :P
I used to make 'whipped cream' out of them for my dairy free pies.. It was wonderful...
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, October 5, 2012, 5:51pm; Reply: 88
Quoted from BluesSinger
Here's my Superfood list.. and there is nothing on my neutral list.  Walnuts and almonds are black dots.  Cashews are NEVER.  


What about soy?  Is it a neutral? My O son did fine on soy. Now I switched him to almond milk but he still drinks soy milk sometimes.  Now my B son gets a reaction from soy. He can't tolerate it.

I see you said you were using the soy creamer. That made me sick too. Drea, made a soy 'creamer' out of
soy milk with no carageenan in it ...like Westsoy and she added lecithin to it ...(sweetner?)  and she said it didn't curdle.  I'm just using almond milk now.
Posted by: BluesSinger, Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:20pm; Reply: 89
Quoted from 815


What about soy?  Is it a neutral? My O son did fine on soy. Now I switched him to almond milk but he still drinks soy milk sometimes.  Now my B son gets a reaction from soy. He can't tolerate it.

I see you said you were using the soy creamer. That made me sick too. Drea, made a soy 'creamer' out of
soy milk with no carageenan in it ...like Westsoy and she added lecithin to it ...(sweetner?)  and she said it didn't curdle.  I'm just using almond milk now.


I'm just using plain soy milk.. no sweetener, no additives.  i forget the brand at the moment.  it's a black dot because i'm in menapause.. so i'm sure it's related to hormones.  but as soon as i get my hands on some buffalo milk, i'm off soy for good!  

hey btw.. do you think i could take some buffalo mozzarella cheese and blend it up with some water and make a form of milk?  humm...
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