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The NutriBullet is a device that rewards experimentation. Unfortunately for most people that means seeing if there’s any kind of food that it can’t pulse into mush within seconds (we’ll save you some time and money: there isn’t – the NutriBullet is terrifyingly effective).

Instead of doing this, or at least after you’ve tried blending every single thing in your fridge, it’s time to start using the NutriBullet in a more practical manner. Even if you use it every morning to whip up a fruit-filled breakfast smoothie, you’re only scratching the surface of what the NutriBullet is capable of. Want proof? Just take a quick glance through @thenutribullet’s photo feed on Instagram. It’s a carefully curated mix of the very best and most exciting recipes created using your favourite blade-filled kitchen gizmo.

How exciting can they possibly be? Well, pretty darn exciting, it turns out. Never underestimate what the human imagination can produce when armed with a powerful enough blender. There are soups, cakes, fritters, waffles, lollies and, of course, smoothies by the gallon. We’ve picked out ten of our absolute faves and listed them below. Get blending.

Blitz When… Looking For A Healthy Brunch

Got any Sunday brunch plans? Le weekend calls for Cinnamon Spiced Sweet Potato Fritters with Coconut Whipped Cream! . Deliciously light & crunchy on the outside, minimal ingredients & major crowd-pleasing potential. You will love! Search the easy recipe #ontheblog %uD83D%uDC49%uD83C%uDFFBlink in bio @thedishonhealthy ! #weekendeats . You can also find this recipe on the February edition of NutriLiving by @thenutribullet %uD83D%uDC47%uD83C%uDFFB . . HAPPY SATURDAY night, friends! A {NEW}breakfast recipe hits the blog again tomorrow! Stay tuned. xx %uD83D%uDC93 . . . . . . . #sweetpotato #sweetpotatoes #coconutflour #pastureraised #goodmoodfood #coconutoil #coconutwhippedcream #maplesyrup #cinnamon #latkes #organicfood #glutenfreevegan #brunchfood #roastedveggies #eatyourveggies #vegetarianfood

A post shared by Aleyda | The Dish On Healthy (@thedishonhealthy) on Feb 18, 2017 at 5:18pm PST

This one’s a bit of a showstopper but it’s going to take a little prep (and a Veggie Bullet). Check out the full recipe for @thedishonhealthy’s cinnamon sweet potato fritters with coconut cream.

Blitz When… Replacing A Meal

S W E E T . P O T A T O . S O U P || %uD83C%uDF75%uD83C%uDF3F %u2022 %u2022 Following on with my #SoupObsession – I created another new recipe. I am putting my 3cm decrease in waist measurement down to including juices & soups in my diet every day! More on that later, my recipe is in the comments as usual %uD83C%uDF7D %u2022 %u2022 #Soup #CleanEating #DinnerInspo #SweetPotatoSoup

A post shared by Jess Nugent %u269C (@jessnugent1) on Oct 8, 2016 at 11:22pm PDT

Mega-fit Aussie @jessnugent1 put a waist measurement decrease of 3cm down to including juices and soups, like this sweet potato, carrot and turmeric winner, into her daily diet. Works for us.

Blitz When… You Need A Pre-Workout Energy Boost

And these cacao date balls seriously get me through every pet of the day!!! These ones are dates, cacao, cashews, cacao nibs %u2764%uFE0F coated in @loving_earth buckinis and some coconut. So easy to make in a food processor or @thenutribullet

A post shared by Made Whole (@madewholeco) on Nov 10, 2016 at 3:29am PST

Sick of needing a payday loan to keep your energy ball habit at bay? This brilliant cacao and date ball recipe from @madewholeco should plug that hole in your pocket.

Blitz When… You Need A 3pm Pick-Me-Up

Need a pick me up? Try this yummy smoothie #recipe from @gr8nola! %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB %uD83D%uDC4B%uD83C%uDFFB 2017 is off to a green start and clean start thanks to @valeriefidan’s bomb af smoothie. %uD83D%uDE43%uD83D%uDE0B Read on for the recipe… something magical happens when you combine lucuma and maple syrup. bursts of flavor! %uD83D%uDC95here’s what you’ll need to know! Use the @thenutribullet to blend up 2 handfuls baby spinach, 1/2 frozen avocado, 1/4 frozen banana, 1/4 frozen zucchini, 1 cup of cashew milk, 1 scoop collagen peptides, 1 tsp maca, 2 tsp lucuma, 1 tbsp maple syrup and top with 1/8 cup @gr8nola granola. spoon and straw required!%u2728%uD83D%uDE46%uD83C%uDFFB%uD83C%uDF89#greensmoothie #smoothie #nutribullet

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on Jan 25, 2017 at 10:22am PST

Granola queen @gr8nola reckons that “something magical happens when you combine lucuma and maple syrup”. We’ll be finding out what that “something” is when we need this smoothie to block out the siren song of the Hobnobs this afternoon.

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Blitz When… You’re Crying Out For A Cheat-Day Treat

Our fave @rachaelsgoodeats whipped up some brunch worthy waffles in her #NutriBullet %uD83D%uDE0D #Repost @rachaelsgoodeats %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB . . 1 pasture-raised egg 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/3 cup rolled oats 1 scoop @mrm_usa Cinnamon Bun vegan protein 1 tbsp coconut flour 1 tbsp @crazyrichardspb Powdered PB 1/2 banana 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder Directions: blend ingredients in @thenutribullet then pour into coconut oil sprayed waffle iron. Top with other half banana, local honey drizz & @solsticecanyon Cardamom & clove almond butter drizz (because every waffle needs a little drizzle%uD83C%uDF00) & cinnamon %u2728

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on Dec 3, 2016 at 7:39am PST

You’ve got @rachaelsgoodeats to thank for these sweet beauties – they may look unhealthy, but there’s lots of nutritious goodness lurking in there. Does Argos do a waffle iron? (Oh yeah it does.)

Blitz When… You Can’t Face Another Protein Shake

@zo_good is SO GOOD at what she does! Check out her PB nice-cream recipe below! %uD83D%uDE0D #Repost @zo_good %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB Cacao peanut butter nice cream Thursdays %uD83E%uDD84 I am a nice cream addict at the moment – it’s just sahhhh creamy and delish! Going through nanas so quickly I’ll turn into one soon %uD83D%uDC12I’ve also got a cheeky macadamia bliss ball on top from @rawsome_earth_cafe Cooma. . BLEND 2 frozen bananas, 1 hugggeee tbsp @picspeanutbutter, 1 tbsp cacao and half a cup of almond milk until smooth and creamy and dreamy %uD83D%uDE0D Top with fruit and buckwheat and cacao nibs and of course more PB. Amen.

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on Jul 13, 2017 at 10:14am PDT

That wafty pong coming from your protein shaker after seven sorry days at the bottom of your kit bag is enough to turn any strongman weak at the knees and have you searching high and low for a different PDS (protein delivery system). Now is the time for us to introduce you to @Zo_Good’s peanut butter, cacao and almond milk “nice cream” recipe.

Blitz When… Breakfast Becomes A Bore Fest

@_littlemissfoodie finding ways to add greens to her breakfast with GREEN PANCAKES. YUM. %uD83E%uDD5E%uD83C%uDF73%uD83D%uDC9A #Repost @_littlemissfoodie %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB When sweet meets savory with all your favorite things %uD83C%uDF3F%uD83C%uDF4C%uD83C%uDF73%uD83E%uDD5C I wanted greens but I wanted pancakes so I took the most simple pancake recipe and added some greens %uD83E%uDD37%uD83C%uDFFB%u200D%u2640%uFE0F don’t tell me eating healthy is hard! %uD83D%uDE4C%uD83C%uDFFD %u2022 %u2022 Green Pancakes %uD83D%uDC49%uD83C%uDFFD 1 banana + 2 organic eggs + 2 handfuls spinach + 1scoop collagen + cinnamon + vanilla. Blend it all up in your @thenutribullet and cook on low-medium heat %uD83D%uDC9A and the addition of bluebs %uD83D%uDC99 #thenewhealthy #thenutribullet #nutriliving #breakfast #breakfastgoals #pancakes #greens #healthy #healthyliving #healthyeating

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on Apr 6, 2017 at 9:30am PDT

Is another bowl of porridge really a fitting way to celebrate your triumph over the working week? Pop the oats back in the cupboard and crack out the eggs, spinach and bananas for these bright, lean, green and clean pancakes courtesy of @_littlemissfoodie.

Blitz When… You Need To Cool Down After Your Cool Down

Summer time calls for popsicles at alllllllll times %uD83D%uDE0D #Repost @cupcakeree %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB These jamun (Java plum), banana & #chia popsicles are going to be my weekend indulgence. Super simple to make, yet #refreshing & #delicious. For these, I tweaked my jamun #nicecream recipe. To make, blend: 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 20 jamun (Java plums), deseeded 2 ripe, frozen bananas 1 tbsp honey (more if you prefer it sweeter) 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp lime juice 1 tbsp chia seeds in a high-powered blender (I used my @thenutribullet) until smooth (scrape down the sides a few times to ensure even blending). Pour into #popsicle molds, freeze & enjoy. Loving my new enamelware bowl gifted to me by the lovely Deeba Rajpal @passionateaboutbaking. %uD83D%uDC95 Happy Sunday, everyone! %uD83D%uDE0A%uD83D%uDC9C

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on Jul 24, 2017 at 9:38am PDT

Do you feel a little giddy looking at @cupcakeree’s creation? Good news, it’s a sign that there’s still a little kid hiding deep inside you somewhere. Give it what it wants: these frosty plum, banana and chia ices.

Blitz When… You Cave In To Your Snack Cravings

3 words: Sweet. Potato. NACHOS. #Repost @realfoodology %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB In case you missed my sweet potato nachos, they’re over on the blog, under lunch//dinner recipes. I easily sliced these sweet potatoes with my @theveggiebullet. I recently got this machine & I’m so impressed by it! I can take any vegetable and spiralize into noodles or make it into chips! Pretty sweet %uD83D%uDE0E #nutribullet #nutriliving #veggiebullet #nachos #sweetpotato #healthylife #healthyeating #healthylifestyle

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on May 31, 2017 at 9:14am PDT

Match-day nachos. Has there ever been a sweeter trio of words uttered on a lazy Saturday afternoon with the boys over and the game on your screen? There has not. Fire up NutriBullet’s slicing, spiralising cousin, the Veggie Bullet, and get intimate with @RealFoodology’s turkey and sweet potato nachos.

Blitz When… Only Dipping Will Do

The prettiest hummus for all your snacking dreams! %uD83D%uDE0B #Repost @lifeinlotus %u30FB%u30FB%u30FB FOR THE LOVE OF HUMMUS! Seriously, those Greeks who invented hummus must have KNOWN that they were on to a WINNER! I am forever in debt to you! %uD83C%uDDEC%uD83C%uDDF7 So simple to make too and full of veggie protein to fuel growing muscles. For my Cajun hummus, blitz 1 can chickpeas, some olive oil, Cajun Spices, Tahini and lemon juice all up in the @thenutribullet ! Bosh bash bosh – HUMMUS IS BORN! #hblogger #strengthfeed #healthyfood #healthyeating #cleanfood #cleaneating #strengthfeed #2fab4ana #fitfood #eattherainbow #vegan #vegansofig #veganfoodshare #foodporn #feedfeed #foodpics #blogger #foodblogger #hummus #sponsored #yoga #yogi #plantbased #anorexiarecovery #fitfood #fitfoodie #fooddiary #sponsored

A post shared by NutriBullet (@thenutribullet) on May 2, 2017 at 10:35am PDT

If you suspect that the majority of the UK’s £60m-a-year hummus habit comes from your weekly Big Shop, then Yoga lover @LifeInLotus’s recipe for the Greek glory dip is your thing. All those chickpeas you’re cramming in, which come in with a healthy chunk of protein, are blissfully wallet-friendly.