My First Nutribullet Smoothie in India: Cucumber Papaya Smoothie

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

  • Servings: 1 large smoothie
  • Difficulty: easy
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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

  1. 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!


    1. 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?


  2. 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.


    1. Hi Purvi,
      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:
      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.


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