I was recently sent a Bella Nutripro juicer to try out. Actually, I shouldn’t say recently, since it sat in the box for about a month… taxes, site redesign and a host of other things teamed with my reluctance to mess around with what I thought was going to be a complicated and hard to clean piece of equipment resulted in several delays. I finally whipped this baby out & I have to tell you I shouldn’t have been such a baby about it. The Nutripro wasn’t that hard to put together at all, and cleaning was considerably easier than the brand I had used many years ago.
Heavy Duty Juicer
This cold press juicer is one heavy duty unit. The motor base is quite heavy. The auger and strainer basket that squish the fruits and veggies are also weighty and built to last. Though I’ve only used it a couple times so far, I fully expect this juicer to last many years.
What Makes the Bella Nutripro Juicer Different?
The Bella Nutripro employs cold press technology. Rather than pulverizing the fruits and vegetables, then spinning them through a screen like many juicers do (centrifuge method), the Nutripro has a single heavy slow moving auger which crushes the fruit against the stainless steel circular straining plate. Juice comes out one spout and the pureed fruits and vegetables come out another spout. Cold press juicing preserves more nutrients and causes less oxidation than centrifuge juicers.
To be honest with you, I try and not consume many of my calories in liquid form. That does not mean I don’t have a use for this juicer, quite the contrary. I can use the pulp in all kinds of recipes, and the juice is perfect for making my daughter fresh juice pops. I also enjoy adding a splash of juice to seltzer.
Besides these obvious uses, the Bella Nutripro also has a couple attractive abilities that most juicers don’t:
- Unlike standard juicers, the Nutripro can process frozen fruits directly into sorbet.
- The Nutripro can make nut butters and milks. (This is particularly an attractive feature for me).
The Bella Nutripro juicer is a well made machine, and good buy at it’s price point. The fact that it is dishwasher safe is an attractive feature for me, but I found hand washing the components pretty easy. For those of us that are not diehard juicers, the additional uses of the Bella Nutripro are a huge plus. They enable the consumer to integrate even more healthy food preparations into their diet.
I’m sure you will be seeing the output of this juicer in many of my recipes to come.
*Media unit provided. All experiences and opinions presented here are my own.
Mango-Beet Juice Blend Recipe
This juice blend features mango and beet, with a bit of pear, carrot, tomato & basil added for flare. A lovely sweet (but not cloyingly so) juice. Enjoy.
- 1½ peeled pitted mangoes
- 1 medium sized beet peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 anjou pear
- 7-8 grape tomatoes
- 1 small carrot
- 2-3 large basil leaves
- Juice and enjoy.