Tasty Treat Smoothie Machine – Step 1
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Since I have been neglecting having smoothies lately, I made myself a tasty treat smoothie yesterday with our Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660). If you are going to make smoothies, I highly recommend that you invest in a smoothie maker versus just a regular blender. They are high powered and make your smoothies very…um…smooth, HA!
We really don’t use recipes for our smoothies, although I have found a lot that I would like to try. We generally just put in whatever sounds good and what we have on hand. For this smoothie, I used three very ripe bananas (like you would use in banana bread). From a health aspect, the riper the banana is the better it is for you. Then I added a few whole frozen strawberries and a handful of frozen blueberries. I topped it off with some organic rice (+ barley, peas, lentils, and apple pieces) cereal that I made for Joy a day or two ago that I didn’t want to waste. As we say in our house, “Why waste it when you can taste it?”
Mix It Up – Step 2
After I added my ingredients, then I put on the blade and snapped the cup into place on the Ninja. I then make sure the power is on and select the setting I want to use. Generally speaking, I select the Ultra setting and then the Puree setting after that, since I like my smoothies very, well, SMOOTH! If I wanted to chew the ingredients, I would just eat them separately! HA!
Enjoy! – Step 3
Once I finished blending my smoothie, I simply poured it into my smoothie cup and enjoyed it! Clean-up is a snap, as we just rinse well with hot water after each use. Then I wash the cups with hot soapy water almost daily depending on use. Make yourself a tasty treat smoothie today and be sure to use a smoothie maker such as the Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)! If you prefer to start out with a smaller smoothie maker, I highly recommend the Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System. It is the smoothie maker we had prior to the Ninja, and makes great smoothies as well.