Nutri Ninja Pro – Item of the Day
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Nutri Ninja Pro. Like many of you guys I also own Vitamix but my kitchen is small so it mostly stays off the counter and put a away. Hence for small batch stuff, it is a pain in the ass to take out, use, clean and put away.
So when Dorothy said she wanted a small compact tool like this I went to work on research. After a lot of reading and youtube reviews it came down to the Nutri Ninja or the NutriBullet. In the end the Ninja had better reviews, more power and simply better designed blades. And it is small enough that it lives on our counter top and doesn’t take up much space at all.
Dorothy uses this for smoothies but that really isn’t my thing. Here is a great paleo drink though that I use mine for, get this Strawberry Limeade. Oh don’t worry, forget that crap from Sonic with all the syrup and goop in it. Try this.
- Juice of 8 limes, about 8 ounces
- 2.5 cups of slice strawberry (fills the Nutri Ninja to max fill on the big cup)
- Water to fill
- Stevia to sweeten to taste
How I make it.
I take a 1 gallon jug and squeeze 8 limes into it. I then fill the Nutri Ninja big cup to the max fill line with sliced strawberries. Frozen or fresh but if you use frozen make sure no sugar is added and let them thaw first or you will make a slurpie! Fill the cup to the max fill line with water to help with extraction. Process until all berries are destroyed.
Now the important part, take a metal strainer and put it over your jug. Stain the berries though to get out all seeds and pulp, this takes about 2 minutes and you need to stir it a bit but it is totally worth it. Fill the one gallon jug to the top with cool water and mix.
Serve over ice and sweeten by the glass to the taste of the drinker with liquid stevia drops. For those counting carbs, here is the break down.
- 8 ounces of lime juice have about 20 carbs
- 2.5 cups of sliced strawberries have about 25 carbs
- Total carb count is 45 carbs to the GALLON
- That makes you ten, 12 ounce servings
- Each 12 ounce serving has a total of 4.5 carbs
- This drink is loaded with vitamins by the way
- A 12 ounce can of coke has 42 carbs to the 12 ounce can
- Translation you can drink a gallon of this or a single disgusting cola
Yes you can make this with lemons or other berries. Just as you change berries check your carb count if you care. Strawberry is about the biggest bang for the low carb buck. But some others are just as good or close!
1 cup of Blackberry or Raspberry juice has about 45 carbs and that is plenty to the gallon of lemon or limeade. Not as low carb as strawberry but still pretty low, you get 65 carbs to the gallon with that and that is 6.5 carbs per 12 ounces.
To go uber low carb, just leave out the Nutri Ninja and go with just lemon or lime aide, that gives you 20 grams to the gallon and only 2 grams to the glass!
Anyway guys I hope you have noticed that in my Amazon Item of the Day posts, I am trying to give you more than just an item, but some ideas that you can use if you already own it or use other things to acomplish the same thing with it as well. That said if you are in the market for a high speed, bad ass, blending machine, give the Nutri Ninja a shot and you won’t regret it. The price on these is now down to 60 bucks unless you want to make a fashion statement with a red one or something like that, it is a hell of a deal at 60 bucks.
PS – Yes this makes a damn fine margarita with a bit of good tequila in it. You don’t even need to blend it frozen, just an ounce of tequila to about 4 ounces over ice, go EASY on it though! Seriously.
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Just a thought, I find it imposible to kill briars/brambles/blackberries so I sm thinking of doing a deal with and letting them grow if the promise to give me a good crop of blackberries and keep their word on it. Does anyone here successfully stored blackeries for the winter besides adding loads of sugar as jam?
Just freeze them. It is what I do, unlike peaches you can just freeze them without adding sugar.
Thanks Jack, I will try freezing them.
Not to shoot down your Nutri-Ninja, as it looks like a fine product. However, if you have a regular old Oster blender; a mason jar threads on to the blade set perfectly and makes for a ridiculously over powered single serving smoothy, protien shake, etc maker.
Oster used to market this fact and they even used to come with a couple mason jars according to Grandma.
Like you, I have limited kitchen space and I like appliances that can do more than one useful thing.
Just a tip from grandma. Of course two is one and one is none so also a good idea to get the ninja.
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fantastic idea with the recipe Jack. I’ve been looking for paleo, non caffeinated, non alcoholic drink options. When all you drink is coffee, tea, water and beer (and cider and mead), well. Sometimes I want something non caffeinated and non alcoholic but I miss flavor. I’d tried adding lemon juice, etc, but it’s just not enough.
So I simplified things down a bit since I hate chopping up stuff I’m going to put into a food processor/blender anyway.
1 lb of strawberries (whole, frozen, diced, minced, whatever) (I get them fresh here in 1 lb containers)
juice of 4-6 lemons (to taste)
blend as above and top off to 3qts. (that’s my taste)
sweeten as needed.
I built a rig that will carbonate any liquid, even if it’s a bad idea (milk -> exploding cheese). If I tried to carbonate this, would it just make a foamy mess? Would I have to filter it to make it work? Any opinions entertained.
This stuff is awesome carbonated.