Friday, May 8, 2015

Delicious Smoothies and Juices with the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ- Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

After many winter months of comfort food and pumpkin spice lattes, your body may need a little bit of a refresher. The Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender, the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ and the Nutri Ninja 2-in-1 all specialize in nutrient and vitamin extraction, that can better support digestion and immune health, reduce stress, and increase energy, along with many other benefits that can completely invigorate your health and help you take on spring for the better!
The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ pulsated my pulp to perfection!  You can launch anything into that wonder and it will blend your ingredients into a creamy excellence.  Whether it be fruit, ice, small animals or old car parts, you are guaranteed a silky smooth refreshment that goes down and satisfies.
Now, on to a more serious note.........

I've never owned a juicer and have only made smoothies a small number of times in my life.  I have, however, heard great things about Nutri Ninja and was up for giving it a try.  I'm definitely not disappointed in that decision!
There are different assorted versions of Nutri Ninja and its functions.  The particular model I received is the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ.  It's like a blender and juicer in one, with the ability to make various smoothies, milkshakes, and juices. 

Ninja® Auto-iQ™ Technology combined with Pro Extractor Blades™ and Ninja® power break down whole foods, ice, and seeds for maximum nutrient and vitamin extraction in the Nutri Ninja® Cups.

The entire setup includes instruction and recipe guides, a blender base, Pro Extractor Blades, and three Nutri Ninja Cups with lids.  The cup sizes are 18 oz, 24 oz, and 32 oz.  The usage instructions are easy to understand and I got started on making smoothies and juices in no time. 
Pro Extractor Blades
There are four buttons on the blender base of the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ.  One is the self-explanatory start/stop button.  Another is the Pulse button which is for manual use.  If you push the Pulse button, the Nutri Ninja will start and once you take your finger off, it will stop.  The Auto-iQ Blend button counts down from 45 seconds, with intervals of blending.  The Ultra Blend button does the same, but at 60 seconds. The addition of the Auto-iQ™ Technology maximizes the nutrients that can be extracted from your juices because of the pulsing and pausing.
Making a raspberry smoothie
Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ works by taking one of the Nutri Ninja cups and placing it with the desired fruits, veggies, liquids, etc.  Ice and frozen fruits can also be used; it won't tear up the apparatus.  Once your cup is full, you then take the Pro Extractor Blades base and screw it on like a lid.  Then you place it on the blender base and push the needed button to start the blending process.  The Ultra Blend button is best used for frozen and hard foods or ice. 

You can either stop the blending process when you feel it's reached your level of perfection, or you can wait until the countdown has ended.  Once that's all over, take the cup off the base, unscrew the lid with the blades, and replace it with one of the cup drinking lids.  It sounds like a lot but it's really not.  Once you do it the first time, it's a breeze there on out.
My gal pal, Erica, enjoying a raspberry smoothie

The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ has been a hit at my work.  I've brought it in there a few times to make smoothies and juices.  It's definitely a healthier option and doesn't take long to whip up a few drinks. 

The cons that I've found with the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is that it is noisy.  But that's to be expected.  The other downside is that the blades need to be covered by one of the Ninja Cups when not in use.    You've got to be careful to keep them in a place that won't cause accidental harm by coming in contact with them.  Other than that, I'm quite pleased with the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ and am excited to see what drinks I can mix up next.


Heck Of A Bunch said...

Its shaped a little inappropriately for me. What's that word again?

Michele P. said...

I've had a regular Ninja which we left in Guatemala for my mother in law after she fell in love with how easy it worked. We made smoothies all the time down there, using fresh fruits from the market daily. You're right they are noisy, but do a great job at making smoothies lol. I'll have to check out this particular model and see if I can get one to replace the one I left behind!

Sue Hull said...

I really need and want of these. I love smoothies of all kinds :)

LauraJJ said...

Oh that looks so neat! I have never tried to make smoothies at home before, but they look so good and healthy! I think we would use it often, especially this summer!

Charles Moss said...


anniebaker said...

And I skipped the idea but my children not. Somehow they decided that if they put some tissues in the juicer they will come out as fluffy as needed. Guess what, now we need new yet best juicer easy to clean (just in case..)! lol)