You've probably read before about Angeline and I and our obsession with smoothies. You can pretty much ALWAYS find frozen bananas and strawberries in the freezer, because you never know when the urge is going to strike! I was sent one of the new Ninja Ultima Blenders for a review and the first thing I did was make a smoothie! Read on for my recipe for this Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie and my Ninja Ultima Blender Review!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe (for 2 8 oz servings)
2 large, ripe bananas - frozen
2 cups milk
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
1 tablespoon vanilla pudding mix
Add all of your ingredients into the blender and mix at medium speed for three minutes, or until thoroughly combined and smooth. Your smoothie should be a little frothy!
Ninja Ultima Blender Review - the Pro BL800
I have had a Ninja Kitchen Master Prep set for a few years now, and use it to make shaved ice as well as everything you'd use a food processor for. But when it comes to smoothies, I need something a little bigger. I've been using an Oyster blender with a smoothie and frozen drink setting for the past few years, and while it does a good job, it doesn't make smoothies like you'd get at the smoothie shops.
So I was really ecstatic about the opportunity to do a Ninja Ultima Blender review - it's similar to the blenders that they use in our smoothie shops here in Miami!
The Ninja Ultima Blender comes in a variety of options, starting at $199.99. I received the Ninja Ultima Blender Pro BL810, which includes the Ninja Ultima Blender, two 16 ounce Pro Single Serve cups with Sip & Seal lids, and one single serve blade assembly.
The Ninja Ultima Blender pitcher holds 72 ounces, which makes way more than we are used to making at a time! I ended up just using the pitcher when I am making smoothies both Angeline and myself and using the single serve for when it's just me.
It's also a great option for when Angeline wants to make herself a smoothie after school and we don't want to deal with washing everything - she just uses the single serve assembly and one of the single serve cups and there's little clean up!
So how do I like the Ninja Ultima Blender?
I LOVE IT! Of course it's a blender, but it's the most powerful blender I've ever owned! And it looks so stately sitting on my kitchen counter, I don't even bother to put it away when I am not using it because it looks great in my kitchen.
Ninja Ultima Blender Features
1500 W / 2.5 Peak Horsepower
Extra large 72 ounce pitcher with Dual Stage Blending
PRO Variable Speed
2 Single Serve Cups with Sip & Seal™ lids for personalized drinks on the go
I really love the single serve cups with lids, it makes it really easy for Angeline and I to make a smoothie and take it with us without dirtying up a bunch of dishes. The single serve cups are pretty thick too, so it keeps my smoothies from melting quickly.
You have the option of pulsing or just 'start' and then using varying speeds using the dial. I have used them both but I tend to use the pulse option more when I am working with lots of frozen fruits.
You can purchase the Ninja Ultima Blender BL800 on Amazon.com for about $250.00 (this is my affiliate link).
Or you can find the Ninja Ultima Blender for $259.99 with free shipping on NinjaKitchen.com!
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