NutriBullet and other single-serve blenders – health claims

Do these products live up to their claims of easy blending and nutrition extraction?

Nutrition saviours?

The single-serve blender – such as the Nutribullet – has sparked a new way for us to think about how we get our two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables a day.

These products let you blend ingredients and drink from the very same bottle, leaving little mess and creating a healthy snack on the run. They're not as powerful as a traditional blender – they usually work on a pulse function rather than long continuous blending, and need liquid added to the fruit and vegetables first.

We've tested 5 single-serve blenders from brands including Nutribullet, Ninja and Bellini for performance and ease of use, to find which can give you a nutritious snack with minimal fuss. You can also compare them with standard and high-performance blenders from brands such as Vitamix, Magimix, KitchenAid and Kmart. See our blender reviews for all the results.

But we also wanted to know if these machines stand up to their claims of nutrient extraction. Some of these models claim they can unlock more nutrients than you'd get by simply eating the raw ingredients.

So we whipped up a stack of green smoothies and sent samples to the lab for testing. Here's what we found out.

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