When I think about what I would make in a blender the number one thing to pop into my head is smoothies. So, I obviously want the best blender for smoothies, but with limited space in the kitchen, if this kitchen gadget can also tackle other jobs, then that’s a huge bonus.
Allow me to introduce my new favorite tool for every meal, a 4-in-1 appliance that is saving me so much time. This post was created in partnership with Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™. I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review, but all opinions within are my own.
Best Blender for Smoothies
Making smoothies is at least a weekly task. The kids and I love having them every Wednesday morning. It’s just our thing. But I’m also trying to incorporate a whole lot more fresh veggies into our diets.
One of our favorite recipes is for Zoodle Salad and can you believe I was able to make this using this new fancy Ninja?!
Thanks to the attachments, I can do it all and with far fewer dishes to clean. Watch the video below to see what I mean:
Thanks to the 12 Smart Programs, Smart Vessel Recognition, and Intuitive Touchscreen, this tool makes preparing meals, beverages, and desserts easier than ever.
Plus, I can now get rid of my bulky food processor!
…And Everything Else – Zoodle Salad
Cherry Chia LimeAde
My daughter and I are super addicted to Chia seed drinks, but they can be rather pricey. So we tried making our own, and it was delicious!
However, I tried to skip a step and don’t recommend it. Make your chia gel first, separately!
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 cup coconut water
To make Chia Gel:
- Simply soak the chia seeds in the coconut water for 15-30 minutes. That’s it.
To make Cherry Chia LimeAde:
- Combine frozen cherries, lime juice and coconut water in the blender cup and press REFRESHER.
- Remove the blades from cup and stir in 1 tbsp chia gel (more or less for desired consistency) and enjoy!
What else would you make in this 4-in-1 kitchen system?
- 3 zucchini, spiralized
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 3/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup basil leaves, chopped, fresh
- 1 tbsp rosemary, chopped, fresh
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- pinch red pepper flakes
- In processor bowl, add whole clove of garlic (without skin) and red pepper flakes. Pulse until blended.
- Add red bell pepper and onion and process until you have desired consistency.
- Set aside.
- Using the Spiralizer attachment, follow the included instructions to spiralize, the 3 zucchinis.
- Put your “Zoodles” in a large bowl and cut with kitchen scissors or a knife, so they're easier to eat. (Otherwise, you have a 4-foot long zoodle.)
- Combine all remaining ingredients and toss together until mixed well.
- Serve with a fork and cover any leftovers to store in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 9gSugar: 13gProtein: 12g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
Have you tried zoodle salad yet?