The Results of Using Frozen Fruit in the NutriBullet
One thing I have experimented a lot with lately is using frozen fruit in the NutriBullet. In the past, I would simply add ice cubes, because the smoothies wouldn't be very cold since I was using room temperature fruit. Once my ice machine started acting up, it dawned on me to start using frozen fruit instead.
Using Frozen Fruit in the NutriBullet
If you would like more information on the NutriBullet itself, this review may be very helpful for you. As I mentioned, after a couple of months, it finally dawned on me to use frozen fruit in the NutriBullet to make my smoothies colder.
In my personal experiences, it has worked reasonably well. It obviously makes the drink colder and more like a shake, depending on how much liquid you use. However, if you're using fruit straight from the freezer, the blade may have some difficulty chopping up the fruit completely. This may result in some fruit chunks in your drink, which I personally don't mind, but others might.
I have also run into some trouble when using larger pieces of fruit. For example, the NutriBullet can handle frozen blueberries pretty easily. They are relatively small, so even if they are frozen, the blade can still blend them up. However, when I used frozen whole strawberries, the blade really struggled. I ultimately had to take them out and use another fruit. The size really does matter when you are using frozen fruit.
What I do that seems to work really well is let the frozen fruit thaw in the fridge for a while, so it's still somewhat frozen, but not completely. You can see little slivers of ice on the fruit, but it also isn't rock hard. This makes it easier for the blade to blend the fruit, while still providing a nice cold smoothie. I usually let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then use them the next day.
NutriBullet Frozen Fruit Recipe
Here is one of my favorite NutriBullet recipes that uses frozen fruit.
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen (or slightly thawed) mango pieces
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1 handful of spinach
It's fun to experiment with frozen fruits in the NutriBullet to see which ones work the best for you. I found out that thawing them a little seems to work well, but try out different techniques and see what works best for you.