Oh em gee, you guys! I don't know about all y'all, but we really try to eat healthy and make sure we are getting all the best nutrients for our bodies. It's important, yo! But, it is really hard having a super picky 9 year old who does love most fruits and some veggies. We would find ourselves eating the same veggies over and over instead of switching it up to get the benefits of all kinds of veggies. I had been doing some looking around at different juicers and blenders for the last year or so. We had even gotten a Cuisinart Juicer back in April or May of this year. We went to Costco and stocked up on all the good stuff, carrots, apples, all kinds of berries, kale and spinach. Found some recipes from friends or on Pinterest, and got started juicing.
While we enjoyed the juice, what I found with the particular juicer we had, was that all the good stuff, you know all the fibrous parts of the fruits and veggies get separated out and you don't get any of that! Well, that was disappointing. If you are juicing for the health benefits to get the most nutrients out of your food, it doesn't do your body any good to not get the fiber and other vitamins that are in the peel and skin of certain foods.
So, we went back to the drawing board...we still enjoyed using the juicer and used it often, but we were again searching for a juicer/blender that would give us what we were looking for. Enter, the Ninja Ultima Blender!
When we looked into all of the options available, we were really drawn to the Ninja. It has several attachments, is really affordable and replaces several kitchen appliances so it helps to declutter those kitchen counters that always seems to accumulate stuff, amiright?!
My family loves us some smoothies, even more so than straight juicing. So when we got this bad boy, we broke out the frozen fruits (I slice up and freeze my own berries and bananas to use for smoothies, super easy!) and the spinach and got to making our first smoothies.
Now, me personally, I love strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, spinach and a tablespoon of peanut butter with about a cup of milk in my smoothie. I have tried almond milk and coconut milk and those are delish too, and of course you don't have to use milk at all, you could get away with water if that's your thing. I've also been known to add flax seed to the smoothies.
Yummo! I am so pleased with the Ninja. It is solidly built, but is not hard to put together to use. This one also came with two attachments for making smoothies on the go, which is fantastic for a family on the move! I have been blabbing to anyone who will listen about my Ninja, so if you are in the market for a blender or juicer, take a look at the Ultima Blender by Ninja, I have a feeling you won't be sorry!