You may recall that I mentioned I fell in love with a blender at the Healthy Living Summit . From the second I tasted the green smoothie it made, I NEEDED to know where it came from! Enter the , which the good folks at Ninja sent me as a gift in exchange for this review.
In the health and wellness world, the Vitamix is synonymous with blender, but with a price tag upwards of $500 it was never something I recommended to clients as a must-have. I’ve always believed that nutrition should be accessible and fit within any budget.So I maintained that any blender would do the trick if you run it for long enough. In fact, even I had been holding out for a high-priced blender myself.
Then I met this guy.
The Ninja is a bad ass in the kitchen. It makes everything from juices and smoothies to nut butters and can even mill flour from whole grains!
The best part is that at $199 it’s a fraction of the price of other high-speed blenders on the market. Dual blades make this thing super powerful for crushing and blending and it’s dishwasher safe and easy to wash. I love that the Ninja comes with two single serve cups that fit right onto the base, great for making individual-sized, no-mess smoothie in minutes.
Some of its best features:
2.5 Peak Horsepower Motor/24,000 RPM***
Only blender with Dual Stage Blending
Total Crushing™ & High Speed Cyclonic Blades
PRO Variable Speed
Gives you a wide range of speeds to create anything from sauces to whole juices!
2 Single Serve Cups with Sip & Seal™ lids for personalized drinks on the go
My only complaint is that it’s kind of loud. Like really loud. Nevertheless, it’s become my new favorite kitchen gadget!
Ninja 9 Recipe (not pictured)
Ingredients: 2 tomatoes, quartered 1 cucumber, peeled and quartered 1 stalk celery, cut into thirds 1 Granny Smith apple, quartered, unpeeled, seeded 1 small carrot, peeled and cut in half 1” x 1” piece of red onion ½ jalapeño, seeded ¼ beet, peeled ½ cup red cabbage, cut into 1” pieces 1 ½ cups ice ½ teaspoon sea salt
1. Place the Top Blade in the Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in the order listed. Pulse 3 times. 2. Select Speed 10 and blend for 45 seconds until smooth.