Ice Ice Baby…ok ok so when I see the word ‘Ninja’ I always revert to Vanilla Ice and TMNT…it also doesn’t help that he has a new commercial out but that’s another blog post all together. This post is all about the fantastic Ninja Mega Kitchen System and the awesome smoothies that we’ve been making.
Why am I so excited to try this awesome gadget? I’m pregnant with our third and really needed to make my last pregnancy a healthy one. Chasing after two kids I really can’t afford for my blood pressure to rise like my other two pregnancies and I’m resolved to eating a lot healthier. Short of going on a liquid diet, I drink a lot of smoothies and water…ok so I do throw in an occasional peanut butter milkshake now and then! This baby has a lot of different features that we have enjoyed which include:
• Single serve blending cups (on the go breakfast)
• 8-cup processing bowl
• Suction cups on the bottom of the blender
• A 72-oz. pitcher which has been great for smoothies and milkshakes for the family
• 1500 watts
• 2+ horse power
• Dishwasher safe
I really like all of the different blades the Ninja comes with that are interchangeable depending on the food you are making and the texture you need. The best feature, in my opinion, is the single serve blending cups. I will often make my kids a fruit smoothie and they like yogurt in theirs but I typically do not. The cups allow us to add ingredients per individual taste and not worry about cleaning the big pitcher. I only wish it had come with four cups instead of two!
The individual cups do have a fill line that you really do not want to go past. If you do go past the line, the cup will overflow when you put on the cap to put it on the blender. As you can see it holds a good amount of food before you blend. My husband is making me a strawberry banana smoothie with just ice and a splash of orange juice.
After you press ‘Power’ there is a ‘Single Serve’ button that you must push and hold for the individual cups. It’s like the pulse feature, once you release it, the blending stops. As you can see, the blender really cut the size of the smoothie by almost half when it was all blended. Those suction cups on the bottom of the blender are great too. The base of the blender does not move and is firmly attached the counter.
We also benefit from using the 72 oz. pitcher when everyone can agree on what to put in it! We did pineapple, banana, yogurt, and orange juice and it was fantastic…even though I’m not the biggest yogurt fan. Mmm it looks so good! Another great feature of the pitcher is the suction of the lid. As you can see below, there is a button to push to release the handle or the lid will not come off. There’s also an opening on the left side that you can add more liquids or pour with the lid on and save yourself a mess. I’d say the only feature I do not like about the Ninja is how loud it is. I know it’s a blender and they are loud in general but this brand seems to be the loudest. Make sure the kids are sound asleep before you use to make yourself a mommy drink or they will hear it and come running to see what you’re making!
You can enjoy your smoothies straight from the blender in your individual glass. Who wants to do more dishes? I don’t!
The Ninja Kitchen Mega System is on sale at Brylanehome for $219!
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