Nutribullet Lean Review: Discover the Pro’s and Con’s

Nutribullet Lean review

If you are confused when comparing Nutribullet blenders and trying to understand if the new Nutribullet Lean will help you achieve your weight loss goals, then this Nutribullet lean review is written for you.

We have used Nutribullet blenders for years and are interested in any changes they were introducing with the new Lean blender model and diet plan.

What is Nutribullet ?

In 2016 Nutribullet introduced its fourth variation of the popular Nutribullet blender product line called the LEAN model.

We have written about the other Nutribullet models in the past but this post will focus on the new Nutribullet LEAN blender and its lean 7 day transformation plan.

From the start, Nutribullet blenders have been popular (over 20million blenders sold) because they simplify how to make healthy smoothies. The biggest reason that many people repeatedly fail at losing weight is because the plan is either too hard to implement or it requires too much change.

In the original product line, Nutribullet successfully addressed the common diet failure issues with an easy to use product and easy to make healthy recipes that taste good.

The goal with the “LEAN” product was to try to simplify those steps even more by color coding the ingredient amounts on the cup, providing step-by-step meals plans, and adding extra accessories like portion control templates.

While there have been many people that have had amazing success with the original Nutribullet blenders, Nutribullet wanted to release a blender that has the best features of their existing blenders and combine it with a complete step-by-step program which it calls the Nutribullet LEAN system.

LEAN Blender vs. Other Nutribullet Blenders

Nutribullet lean reviewNutribullet lean reviewNutribullet originally started with its low price magic bullet blender. It then added the stronger Nutribullet product line based on customer feedback and to compete with the power of the more expensive blender brands like Vitamix and Blendtec.

The LEAN blender is a combination of popular features from their two prior top Nutribullet models, the 900 Pro and the Rx Model. The Lean blender’s 1200 watt power is between the 900 Pro(900 watt) and Rx Model (1700 watt) with the same 32oz capacity of the Nutribullet 900 Pro. The Lean blender removes the “Heat” feature of the Rx but kept the hands off autoblend technology.

The unique selling feature of the LEAN blender vs. other Nutribullet blenders is that the Lean has a new feature called Precision Nutrient Extraction which automatically does three short pulses and two regular pules followed by one long “extraction” blending period. The company said this feature unlocks the fullest potential of the ingredients.

Personally, we prefer the Nutribullet blenders (like the 900 Pro) that do not have the automated blending cycle so we have more control.

What Is the Nutribullet LEAN Program ?

The Nutribullet team claims to have put together a team of health experts to figure out the optimal way to lose weight effectively and keep it off.

You can watch the infomercial but it talks alot about a “weight loss code” and that the code can tell your body to stop storing fat and start burning it.

Honestly, The “weight loss code” is just fancy marketing for saying you have to eat a proper diet with the right foods and portions to achieve optimal weight loss. Not sure if that is a secret but it is the right approach to losing weight vs. the majority of weight loss programs out there. The goal of LEAN program is to make healthy eating EASY To follow so people don’t quit !

The LEAN program starts with following their 7 Day Transformation Plan which is a little book that explains how the plan works and lays out all the Nutribullet lean recipes and specifics that you will need to follow the program.

The daily weight loss plan involves :

1. Drinking two “Microblast” smoothies a day which work like meal replacements. A microblast is like a green “super” smoothie that combines an optimal nutritional mix of vegetables, fruits, protein & fats(like nuts), and “boosts”. The “Macroblast” recipe is like their traditional Nutribullet blender recipes but adds the “Nutribullet Lean boost” powder.

The “LEAN” boost powder is a blend of 3 components that they claim helps with weight weight loss. The 3 components are: 1)organic vegan blend of plant proteins, 2) Thermogenic “fat burning” ingredients and 3) prebiotic fiber for digestion. (See ingredients image below)

2. Eat one “Portion perfect” meal using their plate portion template and following their Nutribullet LEAN recipes.

3. “Code-friendly” snacks up to twice a day. You can use the 18oz short cup that is provided to make snacks like hummus and salsa.

We all know that diet, not exercise, is the biggest factor for losing weight and keeping it off. In fact, the exercise component of the Nutribullet lean plan is just simply walking 20 minutes a day.

Lean Boost Ingredients & Nutrition Facts

Lean Boost Ingredients


What You get in Nutribullet LEAN

  • 2 32oz Macroblast cups with ingredient levels printed on outside of cup.Nutribullet Portion Control Plate
  • 1200 watt LEAN blender with automated Precision Nutrient Extraction function.
  • Reusable food portion divider for your meals.
  • LEAN App* for recipes and grocery shopping list (It will organize your meals and shopping list for the week).
  • NutriBullet LEAN book called “7-Day Transformation Plan”
  • Measuring spoons for 1.Healthy fats(like oils, nut butters, and seeds) and 2. Boosts like protein powders or Macroblast
  • 1 Month supply(2 tubs) of LEAN Boost : 1 tub is 30 servings so if you use 2 servings a day(1 scoop for each Macroblast) then you would need 2 tubs a month
    * The app is for LEAN program owners only-It will request the serial # from your LEAN blender to activate the app.
Nutribullet Portion Control Plate

                        Nutribullet Portion Control Plate

Negatives of Nutribullet LEAN Program

Yes, the infomercial uses fancy marketing jargon like “exclusive MacroBlast Technology and “Weight Loss Code” but the concept is similar to what you can already do with the other Nutribullet models.

The main negative is that you will get enrolled in an autoship purchase program for their LEAN Boost powder which costs $25 a tub (Originally it was $39 a tub) and you could use up to 2 tubs a month if you use 2 scoops of Boost powder a day. The LEAN powder is higher than typical protein powders but Boost powder does contain a wider variety of ingredients.

Overall, the initial cost of LEAN program with blender is a fair price for the features it offers in relation to the other Nutribullet models. The LEAN boost powder isn’t required and the cost of it is comparable to other supplements or diet programs that have monthly fees.


Nutribullet has taken all the feedback from past customers and they packaged up a complete weight loss system so that people have less chance of failing.

Yes, the LEAN blender has a unique feature for automatically blending but you can do the same recipes with their other blenders. The big benefit of the LEAN program is the simplified healthy eating plan they provide to make it easy to get started.

Overall, if you already have a Nutribullet then you can replicate your eating to what they suggest with the LEAN program without the need to buy another Nutribullet blender.

If you are new to blending and making smoothies and want to lose weight then the LEAN program is a good choice. You will get a solid step-by-step plan to follow for successful weight loss and a great blender for the price. You can always the cancel the autoship boost powder if the costs is too high for you.

For slightly less we still highly recommend the Nutribullet 900 that comes with a comprehensive recipe book with similar drinks to what is in the LEAN plan but the 900 Pro has a slightly weaker motor and no autoblend feature which isn’t a concern.

Overall, the Nutribullet LEAN is a good product with a solid diet plan that can help you realistically achieve your weight loss and health goals. The accessories like protein powder and plate portion control aren’t really necessary but if you need a guided weight loss plan to follow then its a good option starting out. The blender is decent but the alternative Nutribullet models mentioned above are the ones that we prefer.

Click Here For Nutribullet LEAN Pricing and User Reviews
Anna Powell

Anna is a blending expert that for years has researched, tested, and written about 100's of blenders and smoothie recipes.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below


I don’t care so much about the diet program. My biggest question is whether or not the bigger motor is worth it or if the difference from the 900 is insignificant.

    Anna Powell

    Hello Jade,
    Usually the Lean’s bigger motor isn’t going to make much difference because the Nutribullet Lean and Nutribullet 900 have the same 32oz cup. The 900watts works fine for up to 32oz cup and the 32oz is large enough to hold plenty of raw ingredients to make a large sizer personal smoothie(or 2 individual servings). The Nutribullet 600 works well up to the 24oz cup and the 24oz cup can hold enough raw ingredients to typically make about 12-16oz of smoothie. The main difference in the Nutribullet Lean vs 900 is that the Lean uses their programmed blending cycles vs the Nutribullet 900 and 600 are single speed. Some people like the pre-programmed cycles and some don’t. Personally, I am fine with the single speed as I just want to keep it simple and like controlling how long to blend. If you like the programmed features then the Ninja BL482 is a nice option(it competes with Nutribullet 900 in power and price). See my Nutribullet vs NutriNinja comparison.


Hi! Would you recommend Lean or Pro 900, if the cost were to the the same? I was interested in using for smoothies.

    Anna Powell

    Hi Susmi, for performance don’t think you will notice much difference in the 2 models for smoothies. I am not a huge fan of the autoblend technology used on this model (also used onRx and MAX models). I like the Nutribullet Pro 900 or their new Nutribullet Select models a little better (Yes the power is slightly lower on these models vs. the LEAN but its not noticeable enough). If I were to get a new model I would go for the Nutribullet Select because I like the new controls and the top loading pitcher that comes with it. The recipe book that comes with the 900 and Select models is good enough vs. the LEAN model and Nutribullet’s website also has tons of recipes. Hope that helps.

Ron Chastain

My cup is locked onto the body and I cannot get it off. My smoothie is inside, and ready and it will not release from the body.

    Anna Powell

    Hi Ron, Sorry for the dealayed response. I haven’t heard of that happening. Try pushing down while twisting. Did you try calling Nutribullet 1-800-523-5993


I really wanted the Nutribullet RX, but really want the 7-day transformation plan and the portion control gadget. I wish they had the same measuring cups that would fit the RX version. Can we buy the products that come with the Nutribullet Lean separately?


    Anna Powell

    Hi, Nutribullet does sell accessories separately but I’ve never seen the Lean accessories sold separately. You could try contact them and see what they say. The do list some of the LEAN recipes on their website so you can get an idea of the plan they follow.


I just bought a replacement spoon for my Nutribullet Lean… They do sell the spoons separately… don’t know about anything else though.


I just bought the Nutribullet LEAN on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond for $79.99 and if you use one of their 20% off coupons, the price comes down even more. I didn’t care about the books and the diet plan, I just wanted more power as I was using a Magic Pro with 350 watts. For this price, I chose it over the others. It does a good job, emulsifying the veggies and crushing the ice.

    Anna Powell

    Thank for sharing Mary. That is a great Nutribullet LEAN sale price.


    Thank you Mary. I was now looking to see how I can customize my order and I came across your input. I tried ordering the Nutribullet Lean and the accessories, but the blender is out of stock. I own the Nutribullet Balance and wish I could incorporate the Lean recipes to it, but the recipes do not have precise measurements. For example, the recipe doesn’t tell me the amount of Swiss Chard to add to the blender- which makes it difficult to use the Create My Own recipe feature in the Nutribullet Balance. So I will just hop on board to BB&B asap.

      Anna Powell

      Hi EK, generally up to 2 cup of greens is a good measure or rule of thumb for Nutribullet size smoothies(Some people start with 1 cup). You just don’t want to overdo it with too much fruit because of the sugars.


How much does it cost, roughly, to use the nutribullet on a daily basis

    Anna Powell

    Hello Natalie, I am not sure I can answer your question. Are you referring to the electricity costs ?

Rheta Anderson

I love my nutribullet Lean the only problem is I can’t find replacement cups.
The little tabs broke off one by one now they are useless.

    Anna Powell

    Hi Rheta, sorry for delayed response. You should be able to the use the standard Nutribullet 32oz colossal cup with the Lean(which you can buy at Amazon or direct from Nutribullet) but I would confirm with Nutribullet before buying. – Here is their phone # 1-800-523-5993


Great review Anna, Thanks!

    Anna Powell

    Thanks for the feedback Mary.

Stuart Lewine

We have a “Nutrabullet Lean” that needs replacing and I am seeing a brand new 13 piece, 1200 watt with shipping on line for $39.66. It’s identical to the one we have. Too good to be true? Is the Pro 1200 watt a better choice for double the money? It would be nice to be able to utilize our existing containers too.

    Anna Powell

    That is a great deal. The Lean accessories are compatible with the traditional Nutribullet models(which are the models where the cup threads are on the outside of the cup). There are a few Nutribullet 1200 models so just look at the one with the same cup design and you should be fine.

Leave a Reply: