Let me just start out by saying that I absolutely adore my Magic Bullet, something I bought three years ago specifically for making healthy drinks. I have gotten a lot of use out of it and attribute much of my weight loss success to it. I love the convenience of blending directly in the cup, and that I can make some pretty awesome smoothies out of frozen fruit, ice cubes, protein powder, greek yogurt, and various other ingredients like walnuts, spinach, and chia seeds. However, one of my blades recently started leaking and I thought about upgrading to the NutriBullet. It's got a stronger motor (600 watts vs. 250) and can supposedly break down seeds. When I use raspberries, blackberries, or whole flax seeds, the smoothies tend to get gritty from them. I also like how it works the same way as my machine does with mixing directly in the cup. But when I saw it goes for twice as much money, I bought an "unofficial" MB replacement blade for mere pennies off Amazon (the shipping cost more than the actual blade, lol), which actually breaks ice and frozen fruit better than the original ever did. However, I've still got it in the back of my mind that maybe the NutriBullet might a good buy later on down the road.
I've read comparisons and reviews, wondering how much of it is hype. Once again, I absolutely adore my Magic Bullet and I imagine it still has a lot of life left in it, but I'm now left wondering how much smoother
my smoothies could potentially be. I was wondering if anyone here has made a direct comparison for themselves? I'm not currently interested in something like a Vitamix as it's way out of my price range, nor am I interested in similar drink mixers on the market with a similar wattage as my current Bullet. I'm just wondering if it would be worth the upgrade to get the stronger wattage.
Thanks for any help!