Our (glass) blender had an unfortunate accident about a month ago. I was reaching for something behind it in the cabinet and accidentally knocked it forward and it hit just the right away and broke into several pieces.
When we went looking for a replacement, we came across the Ninja pulse system. I liked the horsepower listed (700) and it looked easy enough to clean up. Plus it didn’t hurt that I had a $30 Bed Bath and Beyond gift card, PLUS a 20% off coupon. (Disclaimer: I am not promoting this for any form of payment from the Ninja folks or from Bed Bath and Beyond. Just passing on what I find is working for me. And maybe it will help work for you too!)
We LOVE this thing. It is super easy to clean up, super easy to use, and we’ve had all kinds of fun coming up with smoothie concoctions to drink.
My big thing right now is adding spinach to my fruit smoothies. You can’t really taste it and it chocks that smoothie full of extra good-for-you nutrients! I’ve gotten into the habit of freezing fruit for smoothies (read more about that here), and throwing in a little green certainly doesn’t hurt. We’ve even made some of these for our super-picky-I-don’t-like-vegetables 11-year-old, and he likes it!
Here’s one of my favorite recipes at the moment. (I do cheat a little and add a couple of packets of Splenda.) What’s one of yours?
|Strawberry, Banana, Spinach Smoothie||
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 10 frozen strawberries (I just throw in a pack of whatever I have, fresh or frozen)
- 1 large banana (again, if I have a frozen baggie, I just throw that in)
- 2 cups spinach (if spinach isn’t your favorite, start with less)
- Add milk, strawberries, and banana to blender – blend until smooth. Add 2 handfuls of spinach, blend until smooth.