Nutribullet GO is the latest addition to the Nutribullet blender stable and it also marks two firsts. 1) it is the first cordless, portable blender from Nutribullet and 2) it is the first portable blender to come from a brand I've ever heard of before. Don't believe me? Check out the portable blender section on Amazon. Or, come to that, read our guide to the best portable blenders. I am sure Sboly, Lahoku and Topesct, for instance, are all fine brands, but they sound like they could be Real Madrid's current midfield.
A portable blender is a great way to make a smoothie or protein shake on the go. Primarily you would do this at the gym (protein) or office (smoothie), although Nutribullet, perhaps optimistically, suggests it might also be 'perfect for hiking in the hills.' Mm-hmm.
Some cynics might say, 'Why not just make a smoothie at home, then take it with you, perhaps in a handy Thermos?' However, pulped fruit and veg starts to turn pretty rapidly. A smoothie taken a few hours after blending, having spent time locked in a bottle at room temperature, is going to have lost nutritional content and may even start to taste a bit nasty.
Nutribullet Go: price and availability
In the UK, Nutribullet Go is available now in silver at Amazon, priced £49.99. Other colours (red, white, black) will follow in August at the same price.
• Buy Nutribullet Go now in the UK
In the USA, Nutribullet is already available in all four colours, for just $29.99!
• Buy Nutribullet Go now in the USA
In Australia, you can grab one in black for just AU$44. But after Amazon Prime Day, stocks are limited so get in quick!
• Buy Nutribullet Go now in Australia
Nutribullet Go: features and spec
Nutribullet says: 'The portable and durable blender means a fresh, delicious smoothie or protein shake can be enjoyed anywhere, any time, as an afternoon pick me up, a boost of energy before a work out or a late breakfast on the move.'
The 70W motor spins the blades at up to 18,000RPM to 'whip up protein shakes and smoothies in a flash'. I don't think you need to be a power-obsessed gear head to realise that 70 Watts is not an awful lot of power, but Nutribullet's blades are usually excellent so it should be enough for soft fruit and protein powder. Just don't expect to make nut butters with this thing.
The 2200mAh battery can be fully charged via USB-C in under 3 hours, and that's sufficient juice for 'up to 20 blending cycles'. So that's a smoothie a day for nearly three weeks, before charging is required!
Nutribullet GO comes with a Durable 730ml Tritan cup, 'perfectly sized for an individual portion'. The cup is lightweight, hardwearing and BPA-free.
If you're worried about accidentally mincing the contents of your gym bag, or your fingers, worry no longer. NutriBullet assures us that GO won’t switch on unless it’s fully assembled – ie: the lid is securely on – and therefore your digits are safe. There's also a blade protector for the base to keep everything safe on the move.