I am not an early riser. When the alarm goes off, I tend to jump out of bed as though the house is on fire, unless of course, it’s the weekend. On the weekend there is another kind of alarm that wakes us up beyond the kids…the cats. Cue meowing from all angles. Seriously. Ever had a cat sit on your headboard over top your head, looking down at you and meowing because they want to be fed? While you try to sleep. And when that doesn’t work they move to the side of the bed. And so on. There has to be a comic about this out there somewhere.
Smoothies are something I started making many years ago. When I was single, it was protein breakfast smoothies. Got married and I had to share my smoothies, then kids came along and the smoothies were made for them, (what a great healthy option where you can sneak the good stuff in). We’ve come full circle as I’m back to making them for myself. And for the family. Smoothies never get old in our house, and with endless options, we drink them any time of the day. Or night.
I’ve been testing out the Ninja Auto-iQ Blender System for over a month now. This system comes with 3 sizes of glass cups, a food processor bowl with dough and chopping blades, blender pitcher and the motor base. It’s got pre-programed settings making it simple to blend up your fruit or vegetables. Even ice! Although I tend to use mostly frozen fruit in my smoothies and not ice, I was impressed at how quickly the ice was blended into the smoothie. This has always been an issue with previous blenders, the ice just wouldn’t completely break up. I’m sensing this will become the perfect margarita making tool when the weather warms up!
When I make a big batch of smoothies for the family I use the Ninja pitcher, when it’s just me, one of the Ninja cups. With the cups you need to follow the suggested order for filling the cup and ensure your pro extractor blades are securely tightened. It’s super easy. Speaking of the cups, the glass cups are BPA free and dishwasher safe. I also love the “to go” lids, making it easy for me to run out the door with my smoothie in hand.
I am really enjoying the Ninja system. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. But I still have a long way to go with testing. Next on my agenda to test is dips, dough and pureed soups. I’m even going to try grating some cheese since our family goes through cheese like crazy. There are so many things you can make with the Nutri Ninja System, I personally think it’s the perfect gift. And Christmas is coming….just sayin.
Stay tuned for more posts as I test out other features of this very cool system!
Sponsored Post: I was given the opportunity to test and review the Ninja Auto-iQ Blender System. All opinions and views in this post are entirely my own.
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 avocado peeled
- 1/2 tsp grated ginger
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen bananas & strawberries
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in blender in order listed above.
- Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw or drink as is.