My first attempt at using my Nutribullet in India was a failure, but after getting a voltage stabilizer, my smoothie game has resumed. I used fresh ingredients from the market to make this delicious cucumber papaya smoothie.
Remember I told you about how I brought my Nutribullet all the way from the US, only to have it burn on its first use?
Well, Shekhar got me a voltage stabilizer, however its input is 160 to 280 volts, and I needed 120v. I decided to try it anyway. (Call me desperate; I love my smoothies).
Today’s smoothie was this refreshing Cucumber Papaya Smoothie.
I used a frozen banana for creaminess, some fresh papaya, some frozen papaya for coldness, a couple limes because they are small here in India, some mint leaves, cucumber, leftover coconut water from a fresh coconut, a bit of honey, and water.
I also made some chai in the meantime. (On the stove). Did you know chai means tea in Hindi?
I make mine with black tea, Indian ginseng, tulsi (also known as holy basil), cardamom, ginger, sugar, and milk.
Moment of truth.
So, it worked. But it still smelled a bit burnt and released dark stuff at the bottom from the burnt engine. My Nutribullet is not dead, but I think I’m slowly killing it. I need to find a converter for the 120v it requires.
Voila. I had to make due without proper smoothie glasses, so I used a mug and a small floral glass.
It turned out really yummy. I actually also totally meant to add cashews or almonds for a bit of protein, but completely forgot.
Cucumber Papaya Smoothie Recipe
1 small cucumber
2 handfuls of Papaya (fresh or frozen)
8 Small Mint Leaves or 4 large
1 Frozen Banana
Juice of 2 small limes or 1 big one (lemon works too)
1 cup Coconut water or plain cold water
2 tsps Honey (or preferred sweetener)
10 Cashews or Almonds
2 tbsp of Greek Yoghurt
Blend until smooth! And serve with a straw.
4 thoughts on “My First Nutribullet Smoothie in India: Cucumber Papaya Smoothie”
Try one of these travel adapters.
You will need 600+ watts and high bower voltage conveyers.
Search in ebay for “1600W voltage converter”
I just got mine and it works perfectly!
Nice! That’s perfect! I just hope they can deliver to where I am since I am in a small city. I’ll check when I go back to India. Thank you so much!
Did you use this with a nutribullet? Or some other appliance?
With this stabilizer now your nutribullet works properly.
I also got my nutirbullet from US . But as you have mentioned i tried with convertor and was finding that i was killing my NB. So have contacted electrical vendor to make a stabilizer which can convert 50 Hz to 60 Hz …
If possible can you give me specifications for your stabilizers.
I really liked all your smoothies recipes. Pl go on posting. In India to find spring greens is difficult. Instead of spring greens what you recommend other than spinach.
I recommend a stabilizer and converter that takes at least 900 Watts and converts from 120 V to 240 V or 110V to 220V.
Check out this information: https://anewlifewandering.com/2014/01/29/how-to-use-your-nutribullet-in-india-or-australia/
For greens, spinach is my favorite to use, you can also use beet greens and any other mild tasting greens you can find.
I hope this helps.