Friday, June 4, 2010

It finally arrived!

I don't think I've announced this on the blog yet, but I was lucky enough to win a Bullet To Go. I simply just commented on a recent smoothie I've been enjoying and was selected as one of the winners. This was a HUGE prize. Thanks to Monica at Run Eat Repeat for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

I've actually been in the market for a new blender. I really want the queen of them all, the Vitamix but that will have to wait! I was so excited to finally receive my bullet. I could not believe how many parts came with the bullet. You can do anything in the bullet besides making smoothies. It good for salsa, grinding nuts or coffee, and even margaritas (hello!). It came with a nifty little recipe book, and really opened up what you can do with the Bullet To Go. Bring it to a campsite, on the beach, hotel room etc. I thought that was pretty cool. First thing first, I had to charge this bad boy up. 

Once charged I couldn't wait to try it out. I choose a smoothie out of the book called Refreshingly Groovy Fruit Smoothie to try first. It was definitely groovy and oh so delicious! I did use almond milk in in place of cow's milk, and only 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. 

Yum Yum to my groovy smoothie!

Next smoothie I made was a recipe of my own. I find smoothies are easy to get in extra greens into your diet. You can't taste them either which is a huge plus in my book. I wanted to get creative with my smoothie and decided I'd call it:  

Green Cocoa Bana-Berry Shake By Fallon  
1/2 cup almond milk
Handful ice cubes
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1 scoop of Green Superfood
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 a frozen banana
1 tsp raw cocoa nubs

Add ingredients added in order to blender and blend till smooth and creamy!

Love the cocoa nib bites through the straw!

I wasn't told to post and review about the blender. I decided I wanted to share about it on my own terms. I don't believe the Bullet To Go has been released in stores yet. What is my final verdict about this blender? Well it is definitely not powerful at all! It tells you that it can be used up to 50 times before needing a charge. After the 3rd time using it, I had to charge it again. Sometimes my smoothies are too liquid like. I believe it is because I'm use to adding 1 cup of liquid to my smoothies, but in the bullet 1/2 cup seems to be plenty for the consistency I'm looking for. Also the blades aren't very strong. I find I have chunks of ice or frozen fruit that wasn't blended. My old blender may be on it last leg but it still makes a hell of a smoothie! The Bullet To Go has potential, but I just don't think it is quite there yet.



Nan said...

I love mine....I put frozen blueberries, greek vanilla yogurt, almond milk, and a shot of flavored coffeemate and make a small smoothie every afternoon.

Nan said...

An addition to my comment: Just noticed that you had the cordless one....I have the plug in style and it works great, even will break up frozen mango chunks, strawberries not as well, but neither does my blender.

Shelby said...

Good to know about this! I have thought about getting one several times for my son (he loves smooties etc) but ended up giving him a juicer instead. Guess I made a right decision!

Katrina said...

Fun to win!
Have you tried grinding things yet?

Pam said...

Cute and handy! Congrats on your win.

sharibecht said...

YAY! How fun to win something cool like that! It looks like it does a great job blending!

Robin Sue said...

I had no idea they have a to go version. Thanks for your honest opinion about it. I do have the vitamix- hubby wanted one, it is like a stinkin power tool it is so strong. He makes us homemade peanut butter all the time. They are a smidge cheaper at restaurant supply stores if you have one near by.