Can You Use a Nutribullet as a Food Processor?

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A quick answer to the question: can you use a nutribullet as a food processor.  Our answer is a nutribullet blender does not have the same functionality as a food processor.  

The nutribullet milling blade or flat blade does allow you to grind nuts, seeds, grains, and even coffee beans.  Additionally, with a proper pulsing technique, the blade can be used as a chopping blade.  

However, at the end of the day, a nutribullet is a blender, it does not come with food processor attachments like those seen in blender food processor appliances.  

Food Processor vs Nutribullet

A nutribullet is a blender so it has more power and it’s meant to blend food to a pulp.  For example when you are making smoothies. 

It has enough power to turn most fruits and vegetables into a smooth liquid format once you add some type of liquid.  

Therefore you will find that your nutribullet is better at liquifying and pureeing foods. 

It is hard to get the pulse right to get the effects of slicing, chopping, and dicing effects that you would get with a traditional food processor.

You will find that some other brands come with a special blade that allows a blender to mimic the features of a food processor.  Nutribullet does not have this option. 

The closest it comes is with the milling blade which allows you to grind nuts, seeds, and grains. 

Nutribullet models do not come with a specific blade or container that would facilitate the slicing, dicing, or chopping effect of a food processor.

What is the Difference Between a Food Processor and a Blender?

There are a few distinct differences between a food processor and a blender:

  • A blender is meant to liquefy or puree food.
  • A food processor is meant to slice, dice or chop food.
  • You will usually find that a food processor has a larger container which allows you to get the desired effect of slicing, dicing or chopping food.
  • Blenders are usually more powerful and faster than a food processor.
  • The blades on a food processor are usually sharper.
  • Most modern blenders are capable of basic food processing.

What can a Nutribullet do?

A nutribullet blender is extremely versatile.  You can puree fruits and vegetables, make sauces, salad dressings, yogurt, and nut butter, liquefy fruits, blend smoothies, shakes, and cocktails, and grind coffee, nuts, seeds, grains, and spices.

When Should You Use a Food Processor?

You should use a food processor if you need to slice, grate, dice, or chop ingredients.

When You Should Use a Nutribullet Blender?

You should use a nutribullet blender if you plan to predominantly blend ingredients to liquid form or puree ingredients to liquid form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you chop nuts in a Nutribullet?

The nutribullet comes with a milling blade or flat blade which can be used to grind nuts.  However, if you utilize a pulsing action you can chop nuts.

Can you put dry ingredients in a Nutribullet?

The Nutribullet comes with a milling blade that can finely grind nuts, seeds, grains and even coffee beans.

Can I chop vegetables in a Nutribullet?

The milling or flat blade that comes with the Nutribullet can also be used as a chopping blade.  Additionally, you can use the pulse action of the blender to chop vegetables to chop small batches of onions, tomatoes etc.

Can you use a nutribullet to make pesto?

Yes, you can use a Nutribullet to make pesto.  Nutribullet has a pesto recipe here where they run you through the whole process.  Keep in mind though Nutribullet recommends you use the Nutribullet blender or the Nutribullet blender combo models.

Can you use a nutribullet to make hummus?

Yes you can use a nutribullet to make hummus. The manufacturers of Nutribullet say you can use these models for to make Hummus:  Nutribullet, Nutribullet Pro, Nutribullet Pro 1000, and the Nutribullet Select.

Can you use a nutribullet to make baby food?

Yes you can use a nutribullet to make baby food. Here are a few baby food recipes recommended by the manufacturers of nutribullet.  

Can you use Nutribullet without liquid?

Unless you are using the milling blade to grind spices, nuts, seeds, or grains it is not recommended that you use your nutribullet without liquid.

Can you grate carrots in a Nutribullet?

The nutribullet is not a food processor so if you try to grate carrots you are not going to get neatly shredded carrots.  


To reiterate our point in the introduction a Nutribullet is not meant to be used as a food processor.  Unlike some blenders such as the vitamix or the ninja blender this blender does not come with a food processor utensil. 

The closest item that will give you some of the functionality of a food processor is the milling or flat blade that can be used to grind nuts, seeds, grains and even coffee beans.

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