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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