Jewelry & Jeans: Shaking It Up {Sharing 2 Easy Nutri Ninja Smoothie Recipes}

Shaking It Up {Sharing 2 Easy Nutri Ninja Smoothie Recipes}

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kevin and I try to eat clean and healthy on a regular basis. Typically our meals include a protein and veggies sans any starch but I have been fighting a cold all week and nothing has sounded very appealing to eat.  My throat is sore so something cool and sweet has been much more enticing. We starting making green smoothies, or our version of green smoothies at home with the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo and it has been my saving grace. We literally just throw any fruit (fresh and frozen) in the blender with some greens, typically spinach.  No matter what combination we make they always turn out great. We have been making at least two a day.  I love eating all the extra greens but it tastes like I'm cheating, getting a dessert like drink.

There are two current go-tos that I have been making daily. With just a few simple ingredients and less than 2 minutes I have a healthy, nutritious and delicious smoothie. My 3 year will even drink them and he sees me put handfuls of spinach in it.

Watermelon Sipper
  • 1 Cup Watermelon
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Berries (Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry all work)
  • 1/2 cup Water
Blend together for 10-15 seconds

Cherry Lime Smoothie
  • 1 Cup Frozen Cherries
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime juice
Blend together for 20-30 seconds

I absolutely love having the (2) 24 ounce cups with lids.  You make the smoothies in the cups by affixing the blade to the top. Once done, you simply take off the blade and add the drink lid. It's so nice not having to clean a full blender cup and there are no loose pieces to take apart or clean.  The Nutri Ninja has a great locking system making it foolproof. The power is incredible.  There is a timer that counts down from 60 but I've never needed more than 30 seconds before my foods are completely blended.

I will say, my one complaint is the size of the food processor.  The base of the Nutri Ninja is large and the power is clearly present.  The 4 cup food processor is sadly undersized and there is no handle so you need to use two hands to remove it from the base and to pour anything out of it.  It's fine if you want to chop some nuts or garlic but its pretty useless for anything of significance and the included dough attachment is kind of a joke.  Who wants to make dough for 2? If you are making bread or cookies you will definitely need to do it in shifts or get a different processor.

Despite my dislike of the food processor, the love and ease of the cup blenders fair outweighs any negatives. I now have a healthy new obsession with Nutri Ninja which is available at Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart.

I received product in exchange for this post however, all opinions expressed are completely my own. 

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