Nutri Ninja offers convenient solutions for families who are on the go and want to eat healthy and live sustainable lifestyles. The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System is specifically designed to make it easy to juice your own fruits and veggies and mix up healthy, homemade smoothies. The compact "smart system" is accompanied by canister attachments you can use to mix a beverage, top it with the lid, and take it with you out the door. We received this Nutri Ninja compact system for review and the chance to test out its many features.
The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System includes Smooth Boost Technology, allowing you to customize your drink-making experience with various levels of power and achieve a smoothness like never before. You can use the Nutri Ninja to make nutrient-rich juices or thick, creamy smoothies by using the different settings.
Pulse allows you to control short bursts of blending with the touch of a button. The Low and Chop settings allow for mixing ingredients, ideal for making salsas or mixing cookie dough. Blend and Extract are high power settings, allowing you to make juices and shakes within the same appliance. These various settings combined with the two types of mixing blades that come with the Nutri Ninja offer you a wide range of capabilities.
The Nutri Ninja Compact System comes with a durable plastic blade and a thinner (sharp!) metal blade.
The Pro Extractor Blades (metal) breaks down whole fruits and vegetables and extract nutrients to make refreshing, full-bodied juices.
The High-Performance Blades (plastic) powers through frozen ingredients and ice to make thick smoothies and shakes. The High-Performance blades are also ideal for mixing cookie dough.
I like using the Pro Extractor Blades most because it produces the smoothest juices even when using oranges, pineapple, limes, and blackberries with lots of seeds. These powerful blades break down the pulp and seeds to create homogeneous beverages, filled with fresh nutrients and delicious flavors. We make a lot of smoothies at our house and I really appreciate the versatility this 48 oz. blender offers.
At first I didn't know what this meant, but after a few trial runs I realized that the Nutri Ninja is programmed to know how much your smoothie needs to be blended. The motor operates the blades in several pulses followed by a long blend, even showing how many seconds are left on the countdown timer. The result? Legit delicious smoothness.
We gave this system its first test run the other day with delicious results! My favorite ingredients for blended snacks are bananas for a creamy base, strawberries and orange to add tartness, pineapple for sweetness, and vanilla yogurt to create a smooth flavor. You can make any combination of smoothie using the following formula and you won't go wrong!
First we used the Nutri Ninja Blender on Low to make a Strawberry Banana Smoothie, creating a smoothly delicious blended beverage. Even on low, the blender pureed the ingredients pretty well. Switching to Blend nicely combined any remaining chunks of fresh fruit.
Ingredients: Vanilla yogurt, banana, "Cuties" orange slices, strawberries, ice
Mix the ingredients thoroughly together until smooth. For this smoothie we used the Nutri Ninja High-Performance Blades, which left a little orange pulp in the smoothie. Next time if we used the Pro Extractor (metal) Blades we would get a silky smooth result! Either way it was delicious and my kids don't mind a little pulp in their drink.
We also made a green smoothie with avocado and spinach, full of antioxidants.
Ingredients: Vanilla yogurt, banana, apple juice, avocado slices, spinach leaves, ice
Mix the ingredients thoroughly together until smooth. For this smoothie we used the Nutri Ninja Pro Extractor Blades which blended everything together beautifully, leaves and all. The avocado gave this smoothie a rich and silky flavor, with the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to the apple juice.
We made this green smoothie for the daddy, but to my surprise my 16-month-old ended up drinking a lot of it!
My older daughter loved being the one to operate the blender, with supervision of course. The Nutri Ninja holds 48 ounces of fresh ingredients, perfect for making drinks, soups, and blended desserts for the whole family!
The Nutri Ninja has a lot of safety features, such as it won't start if the lid is off. It always concerns me when other blenders don't have a sensor for the top and actually operate even if the top is off. Not only could this make a mess, it could easily be dangerous. I was so happy to discover that the Nutri Ninja buttons don't even light up, much less turn on if the top is off. The top also has a release button you have to press to remove the top as an added precaution.
The Nutri Ninja is very easy to operate and offers a variety of power levels and mixing control. We haven't even began to explore all the potential offered by this handy, universal appliance.
We've discovered all of this and more by making delicious fruit concoctions for our family. The last combination we recently made — a definite favorite, has a tropical flavor thanks to mango, pineapple, and lime.
This smoothie makes me want to travel to the tropics!
Ingredients: Banana, mango, pineapple, lime juice, berries, ice
Mix the ingredients thoroughly together until smooth. Making this smoothie showed me that we can make thick, icy drink combinations and the Nutri Ninja handles them just fine, producing thoroughly blended, icy smoothness. Yum! The two tiers on the blender blades pull ingredients down and purees them smoothly, even with minimal liquid in the blender.
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My girls loved tasting the results of our Nutri Ninja smoothie experiments! Smoothies are a great snack in between meals because they are naturally sweet, filling, and give you energy thanks to the nutritious ingredients!
We will use the Nutri Ninja Compact System a lot for homemade blended snacks, fruit infused ice cream, freshly made salsa, and creamy milkshakes. My husband has already made cookie dough in the Nutri Ninja. The powerful range of functions offered by this innovative blender combines several appliances in one, saving space in your kitchen. I can't wait to experiment with making homemade juices. Stay tuned!
Learn more about the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System for your own family. If you love smoothies or the flexibility of making your own homemade juice, this is a great system to effectively accomplish a wide range of tasks. Mix up deliciously drinkable nutrient juices from whole foods or an ultra-creamy frozen smoothie all at the touch of a button.
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