Remember back in September when I went to the Healthy Living Summit? Well, Ninja was one of the awesome sponsors. And I spent some time at their booth drooling over this awesome new Ninja Ultima blender. After explaining that I was in desperate need of a new blender, they were super amazing and offered to send me one of them to review!
Oh happy day. . .
I was pretty excited because I don’t think I have ever been congratulated for getting an appliance.
Luke loved it too. . .
The first thing this healthy living blogger made. .. a mint chocolate chip shake. Yup – ice cream and milk. Shake perfection. It’s all about balance.
Since then, I have been a smoothie making machine. It comes with 2 single serving cups, which are perfect to blend up and take to work for part of my lunch. Also, really good to blend one up for Luke.
The awesome points of this blender are
#1. it can blend anything.
#2. the single serving cups and blender attachment – it’s super nice to blend up a smoothie and to not have to use the whole blender.
#3. The size (which you will see is also a downside) but the good point about that is you can make a whole lot of whatever you want to make in this thing.
#4. In comparison to my old blender, where I always had to stop, stir, and re-start, this just does it with no stopping and starting needed.
#5. Multiple speeds.
#6. The price. For the quality and capability, I think this is a really great price for what you get.
#7. It’s pretty.
There are a few downsides to this blender.
#1. It is humongous. It doesn’t fit underneath my kitchen cabinets, so has to strategically be placed. Also, I haven’t quite decided if I want it to sit out all the time. It is super nice looking, but just takes up quite a bit of space.
#2. It’s loud. Like, makes Luke cry, loud. The single serve cups are super quick and easy, so by the time his lower lip starts to quiver, I am done. And he knows that the blender makes smoothies, so it’s all good.
#3. Super sharp blades. I haven’t cut myself yet, but I think it is only a matter of time. ..
I am super excited to make these superfood snack bars. They had them at HLS13 and I was super sad when I tasted mine and realized I had only grabbed one instead of 26. . .
What’s your favorite thing to make in your blender?