There’s not too much to say about the Nutri Ninja Blender with Auto IQ, mainly because it does the job you ask of it, as well as a little bit more.
As anyone no doubt knows, adding another appliance to your kitchen is always a risk – the risk being that it’ll end up at the back of the cupboard, next to the toastie maker, sandwich press, waffle maker etc. Well, I’m happy to report that ever since the Nutri Blender arrived in my home it’s had pride of place on the kitchen side. It really is such a useful device, and not just for making smoothies.
The main purpose of the Nutri Blender is to make smoothies and that’s what we’ve mainly used it for. The sharp blade seems to take care of anything we throw in there, from frozen fruit and ice to all manner of mixed seeds. My favourite smoothie so far is made with Frozen Spinach, Frozen Mango and fresh Banana, along with some mixed seeds, oats and water. You can make it a little fancier by adding some milk and Greek yoghurt, but it tastes pretty good and is smooth too, thanks to the Nutri Ninja’s ability to chop up the smallest of seeds.
Nutri Ninja manages this thanks to a combination of its 1000w motor and the one touch intelligence system, which it pulses your ingredients into a delicious smooth juice at the touch of a button. This means there’s no gritty paste and it promises to keep all the fibre and vitamins that you’d otherwise miss out on. To achieve the perfect blend there are two settings included, Blend and Ultra Blend. With the blend setting, you can extract nutrients from greens, fresh fruit and yoghurts. With the Ultra Blend setting, you can extract nutrients from frozen fruit and ice, kale and carrots, nuts and seeds.
To be honest I’ve used it to make more than smoothies though. I’ve blended home made soup to make it smooth, I’ve used it to mix my pancake and Yorkshire Pudding batter and of course, I’ve used it to make the kid’s lovely thick ice-cream milkshakes, which always seem to go down a treat.
What’s brilliant is that it’s not too noisy, mainly because you only have to use it for about 30 seconds at a time. It’s also easy to clean; Simply pour a little water and some washing up liquid in your used cup, blend it for a few seconds, rinse it out and it’s all clean.
When I bought the Nutri Ninja it cost me around £79 but you can pick it up today, complete with a 500ml Single Serve Cup, a 650ml Single Serve Cup and 2 Sip and Seal ‘to go’ Lids, from just £49.99, depending on the colour you want.
If you’re in the market for a smoothie maker then I can’t recommend the Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ highly enough.