So I recently received a review unit from Ninja. I had the chance to test it out and bask in all of it’s glory over the Thanksgiving weekend. I purchased a ton of fruits, vegetables, and supporting ingredients to give this baby the respect it deserves. My aunt and uncle own one of the older versions of the Ninja Blender, and they can’t stop raving about it. I was slow to catch on, since I don’t expect much from a blender. Below is a recount of my journey to becoming a believer.
First, I researched all the possible dishes that I could create with a blender. I discovered that you could make ice cream, soup, salsa, daiquiris, crushed ice, sauces, butter, and of course smoothies. I opted to go with a smoothie and began assembling the ingredients. Before getting started, I washed all of the Ninja Ultima Blender attachments in soapy water. One of my initial thoughts was that the blades were extremely sharp, so I kept in mind to be extra careful. Next, I then began to chop up all of my ingredients up. When discussing the Ninja Ultima Blender online, peoples first question was can you put whole oranges and apples inside without having to chop. Based on usage, I believe that you can, but I wouldn’t want to do that. The more pressure you put on a machine, the quicker you burn it out. Regardless of which type of blender you use, the seeds and pits take a toll on your appliances. I would much rather remove those tougher pieces in order to maintain the longevity of the appliance.
I combined my Cucumbers, Fuji Apples, Bananas, Greek Yogurt, Lactaid, Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup, and Ice into the blender. One thing I realized was that I need to work on my measurements because I filled the pitcher up to capacity with all of my ingredients. I thought about removing some, but then I got lazy and said *shrugs* “Let’s see what this baby is made of”. I secured the lid, set the blender speed to 6, then turned it on. First thought, “WOW”!!!! She is a powerful girl! I felt as if I was working with a turbo engine here. It quickly ran through all of my ingredients and ice with out blinking. I didn’t have to stir, or shake it up. More importantly after I was done, all I had to do was rinse out the pitcher and lid. Honestly, this appliance was so good I gave my juicer away to my neighbor. I never want to go back to a juicer after using the Ninja Ultima Blender, and will suggest to all my friends and family to get one.
In my kitchen there is only one appliance that I truly am in love with, and that is my Wolf Gang Puck Pressure Cooker. Now I have two appliances to love, and am not sure how I lived without this appliance!!!!!
I invite you all to come back and catch my upcoming juicing post…. I will keep my Ninja Ultima Blender busy, and featured regularly on the site. Be sure to check back through the holidays and into the first of the year dieting craze