After the Nutri Ninja sat on my counter for a few days and I had to hear multiple requests from my son asking for smoothies day after day, I finally had some time to try it out.
I browsed the recipe book included which contains 30 recipes. I decided to test out the food processor attachment first by making the chocolate chip cookie recipe. There is a double dough blade used when making cookie dough and even though I didn’t take the time right away to look through the owner’s guide, I was able to figure out pretty quickly how to put it all together and use it. The cookie dough mixed well and was nice and creamy after using the food processor. It only made a batch of 24 cookies which won’t last long around here with three kids, but did make it nice and quick to whip up a small batch.
Next, I tried making the lean green ninja smoothie. I didn’t have mango so I substituted with more pineapple and banana and used frozen pineapple instead of fresh. I was really interested in seeing how my kids reacted to it. I wasn’t even sure if they would even drink it since they seem to make up their minds if they will like something based on only the color. Surprisingly, they tried it and liked it! I thought the taste was good as well and love the idea of making smoothies more regularly with veggies.
Clean up after went pretty easy. Just about all of the pieces are dishwasher safe, besides the power pod and geared lid (which is always a plus here)!
Overall, I love how quick this blender is and it does an excellent job of crushing the ice and blending. While the food processor is smaller than the one I normally use, the versatility of the Nutri Ninja is handy. The 40-ounce food processing bowl will be convenient to use when making a bigger batch of smoothies than having to making multiple batches with the 16-ounce cup. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes included and am looking forward to drinking nutritious smoothies on a regular basis!