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Best Blender for Smoothies and Everything Else

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.

Zoodle Salad on a plate and a fork.

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

Ninja blender and zoodle salad ingredients on a table.
Chickpeas, tomato, pepper, and other ingredients in bowls.
Glass of cherry drink next to a blender.
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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:

  1. Simply soak the chia seeds in the coconut water for 15-30 minutes. That’s it.

To make Cherry Chia LimeAde:

  1. Combine frozen cherries, lime juice and coconut water in the blender cup and press REFRESHER.
  2. 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?

Yield: 4 people

Zoodle Salad Recipe

Best Blender for Smoothies and Everything Else - Even Zoodle Salad #NinjaSnapTapGo #NinjaPartner

Create a beautiful zoodle salad in about 20 minutes. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. In processor bowl, add whole clove of garlic (without skin) and red pepper flakes. Pulse until blended.
  2. Add red bell pepper and onion and process until you have desired consistency.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Using the Spiralizer attachment, follow the included instructions to spiralize, the 3 zucchinis.
  5. 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.)
  6. Combine all remaining ingredients and toss together until mixed well.
  7. Serve with a fork and cover any leftovers to store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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Zoodle salad and the Ninja blender with bowls of ingredients.

Have you tried zoodle salad yet?

rana durham

Saturday 19th of May 2018

i love smoothie and need to try something refreshing . its summertime which means i will be making lot of smoothies.

Kelly Stilwell

Saturday 13th of January 2018

This look like a great device! I have a hand crank one for zoodles and never use it because it's a pain!


Saturday 13th of January 2018

Ninja appliances are the Best! WOW, that zoodle salad looks delicious but, I have never heard of zoodle either. Now I want to make my own, this would be great to add to our football party dish.

Jennifer Quillen

Saturday 13th of January 2018

I honestly had to ask what a zoodle was! I love our Ninja appliances. Very durable and dependable!


Saturday 13th of January 2018

That thing is my dream. We don't own a food processor and our blender is horrible. Looks like this could do it all!

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