As some of you may already know, I’ve been trying to eat healthier and just keep a better lifestyle. One of my favorite things to make that’s very healthy, are smoothies. I love using all kinds of fresh berries for my smoothies. Sometimes I’ll even throw in some vegetables. I love to use spinach too. Some of you may think that green smoothies don’t look good or taste good, but I think the complete opposite. You don’t have to put a bunch of greens in yours smoothies. With spinach it actually doesn’t taste bad at all. It’s one of my favorite smoothies too. I love using berries and spinach for my smoothies.
Since I love to make smoothies, I need something that is going to blend them up well. I don’t want to be left with chunks of any fruits or vegetables. I needed something that was going to work well for all the times I’d need to use a blender. There are many other things I enjoy making with a blender too, but smoothies are my favorite. My daughters love them too. They’re always asking me to make them one.
How many of you own a Ninja blender? I actually own a couple of their products now. The newest one I was able to review is called the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. I knew this was going to be an awesome product to use for my smoothies. It came with many pieces too. I love the cups that it comes with, because you can drink right from them. You can use them right on the blender, and then you can put the cover on it and start drinking your smoothies. It’s great because you’re not making more dirty dishes. Another thing that was really neat about this product, is that it also came with a food processor bowl. That means I can chop up many ingredients or even make cookie dough with it!
The first thing I decided to do with this product, was make a smoothie. Since my daughters have been asking for one, I decided to make one for them. I let them put the ingredients in that they wanted, and I blended them up for them. Then I poured them in glasses so that they could do whatever they wanted with them. Both of them decided they wanted to top them with some fruit. My daughters love their fruit, so it was no surprise when they wanted to do this. I love that the smoothies came out very smooth and they didn’t take long to make at all.
Since smoothie bowls see to be very popular lately, I decided to make one of those as well. You can find the recipe below.
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 of a Banana
Directions: Use your blender for the 1/2 cup water, 1 cup strawberries and 1/2 of the banana and blend those all up. Once that’s all blended you’ll want to pour it in a bowl. Next you get to top it with the toppings. I used bananas, blueberries, granola and strawberries. You can use anything you want, but this sounded good to me. There is no real amount on what to use, so I just started topping it off with everything. I put granola around the outside of the bowl, and then added four strawberries, which were cut in half. Then I added in some blueberries and bananas. That’s all there is to it. It’s a very simple recipe and it’s very delicious.
I had a get together over the weekend, and my father was there, and he decided he wanted to help make some cookies. Since he wanted cookies, I decided that this would be the perfect time to try out the food processor bowl for the Nutri Ninja. We decided to try it with some sugar cookies. We all love those cookies, so I found a recipe online and went with that.
I was amazed to see how well it was able to blend up all the ingredients. In the photo above you’ll see that I blended up the sugar and butter. It was very smooth and blended well. This is better then what I would normally use to blend up my cookies. Actually I do a lot of recipes by hand, so I don’t even use a mixer. I’m happy how this product has turned out. I can’t wait to start making more recipes with it too.
Overall I have to say that I’m loving my Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. I’m already thinking of some recipes that I can start making with this product. It’s definitely a nice addition to our home. I love having new kitchen products, and this one fits right in with the rest of my products. You could replace so many items by just getting this product too. That’s the great thing about it. Instead of buying all the products you need, you can get this and it’s like having more than one product in one.
If you are looking for a great product for your home, make sure to check out the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ. I think you’re going to love it as much as I do. It’s been great to have it around because I love to make food/drinks.
What would you love to make with this product?
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.