Happy super cold Thursday to you all from Minnesota. Right now the temperature reads 5 degrees F and feels like -13 with the windchill. It surely isn’t the weather that makes you want to lace up your shoes and head out for a run, instead I want to be cozied up in my warm house with hot chocolate and a good movie. I can’t complain though because I truly enjoy all of the seasons in Minnesota. As long as you bundle up in the appropriate layers, you will be fine.
Moving on. As you may remember, in September I attended the Healthy Living Summit which was held here in Minneapolis this year. Not only did I have a blast meeting so many wonderful bloggers and hanging out with my best blends, I was also able to meet many of the sponsors and vendors at the event. For the full list of sponsors, you can look here: HLS 2013 Sponsors.
Ninja Kitchen was one of our sponsors. They are the creators of Ninja blenders, food processors, and cooking systems, and the product they were so generous to let me review, the Ninja Ultima Blender.
You may have seen the Ultima in stores or on infomercials; whipping smoothies together and pureeing soups in a matter of seconds. When the kind folks at Ninja Kitchen told me that they would give me a Ninja Ultima to try for myself, I was thrilled!
The Ninja Ultima advertises:
- 2.5 Peak Horsepower Motor/24,000 RPM***
- Only blender with Dual Stage Blending
- Total Crushing™ & High Speed Cyclonic Blades
- PRO Variable Speed
- Gives you a wide range of speeds to
create anything from sauces to whole juices!
- 2 Single Serve Cups with Sip & Seal™ lids
for personalized drinks on the go source
I couldn’t wait to tear into this thing! I have used the large blender for making homemade vegan truffle brownie, which includes walnuts, dates, and cocoa powder. This machine whirls those babies together in no time. I did have to scrape down the sides of the blender in between mixing because the batter was very sticky but that’s to be expected.
I’ve also used the large blender for pureeing soups and plan to use it for making homemade tomato sauce in the future. What I love about the Ninja Ultima is that it whips everything together SO quickly and so smoothly.
The large blender has a nice pouring spout so that you aren’t making a mess when you are pouring concoctions out of the blender. Also, every piece of the Ninja Ultima (besides the very base of course) is dishwasher safe! How do you like that?!
This blender offers various speed options, that range from a gentle blend to a total crushing.
What I have gotten the most use out of is the single serving cups. My husband and I both use them almost every day for smoothies. We fill the cups up to the line with fruits, veggies, almond milk, etc, twist on the lid and let it whirl on the blender base. Literally within seconds I have a to-go cup of deliciousness.
I use the single serve cup for when I make my two-ingredient pancakes. They whip together so fast and make for perfect pancakes.
I’ve used it to make veggie dip too!
The clean-up is a breeze I can’t voice it enough. Seriously, this contraption is pretty amazing. I realize it is a little spendy, but it would be worth every penny for the mess of clean-up and time it saves and especially if you use it as often as we do. It is the most powerful, most efficient blender I have ever owned.
Thank you to Ninja Kitchens for allowing me to review your Ninja Ultima!
Disclaimer: Ninja Kitchen provided me with a free Ninja Ultima blender to review; however, the opinions on the product are my own.
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You Should see if they would let you host a giveaway! I’m dying to try one!
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I’ve always wanted to try a Ninja! I’ve never heard a bad thing about it and it seems super powerful!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…Say NO to Soda
The ninja blender looks amazing!! I love that it is one base for a big blender and little ones. I currently have a big blender and little ones.
Alex @ Alex Runs For Food recently posted…Obsessed With Cooked Carrots!
So I’ve never used the individual attachment! I just always blend everything in the blender and pour it into the cups. I’m obviously missing out 🙂 And I’m actually kind of missing the snowy, cold days of Minneapolis (shocking, I know…) after seeing everyone’s photos. Make sure to stay warm, drink lots of hot cocoa and snuggle in front of the fireplace for me <3
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I do the SAME thing with my Ninja. I think I jam too much spinach in mine for it to even fit in the smaller one ;).
cleaneatingveggiegirl recently posted…Tofu Banh Mi Salad
Love my Ninja!! Seriously, the single serving blender is my best friend!
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Have you tried to make juice with the ninja? Did it work? Not sure if I should buy a juicer instead…
Angela recently posted…Food Processor vs Blender – What should you buy?
I haven’t; I’m not 100% sure if you need another attachment or not for the juicing on this blender.
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