What makes a great smoothie? For me it must have a smooth consistency with no texture from the fruits or vegetables.
A few years ago I purchased a competitive product to make smoothies. Initially I was impressed with having an appliance that allowed me to make healthy and nutritious drinks at home with fruits and vegetables. The product was great in terms of convenience, speed and ease of use. If I could redesign this product I would add a feature to adjust the consistency and texture as well have the power to crush ice.
The Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ Compact System is the answer to everything I wanted in an appliance for making smoothies. It has pre-programmed settings that allow you to just hit a button for consistency each time. There are no complicated instructions just hit a button and it does all of the work for you within minutes. The Auto-IQ feature allows the user to control the consistency and texture of your drinks. It is a great appliance to assist with drink and meal preparation.
Now some of the key features it offers are nutrient and vitamin extraction as well as high performance blending. It blends every ingredient to perfection. The speed and power of the blade design allows it to blend everything from fruits, leafy vegetables and ice for smoothies,milkshakes and drinks. It comes with an owner’s guide and an inspiration guide with 30 recipes. There are (2) 24oz cups; 1, plastic and the other is stainless steel with lids for taking your beverages on the go, 1-48 oz XL Multi-Serve and a 1-40 oz Blend and Prep Bowl/Lid. There is an extractor blade and a dough blade for use with the Blend/Prep Bowel. All the plastic is dishwasher safe and BPA free. The stainless steel cup must be hand washed.
The first thing I wanted to make was a smoothie with my preferred consistency. I love smoothies that are well blended with no texture from the fruits or vegetables. You will notice below there is a specific order for the ingredients. *4th layer is for dry and sticky ingredients(none in this smoothie)
For a smooth consistency the Smooth Boost button, is pressed to yes and press the Blend button. This is my preference for all of my smoothies. Now if you want to activate the extracting feature, Smooth Boost button is pressed to yes and press the Extract button. Based on the ingredients of your smoothie, you can adjust the features to achieve the preferred consistency and texture you want in your drink
The pre-programming makes preparation FLAWLESS AND SIMPLE. I have used the Nutri Ninja numerous times since I received it. It is definitely a staple in my kitchen! Finally I love making and drinking my vegetables and fruit smoothies. The NEW YEAR is off to a HEALTHY START!!!
The inspiration guide has some YUMMY recipes for the blend and prep bowl. I would like to try my hand at making homemade hummus. After finding the best chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe I will definitely have to try out the dough blade in the blend and prep bowl.
*The NutriNinja Auto-IQ Compact Systems was received free for review purposes only. All opinions shared are my own.