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So as I am sure some of you remember I went on a juicing cleanse awhile back, and drank juice for 7 days straight.  Not only was I tired and down 11 lbs at the end, but I hated juice for the longest time.  Along with that awesomely non-positive attitude toward juice, was a great disdain for the smoothie as well.  I liked my food in solid form, and wasn’t interested in pureeing ‘my anything’, unless it was a nice little steaming butternut squash soup.

ninja blender I got the  Ninja Professional Blender BL660 Series, mostly because I’m a total pro…. at blending…. (a self-proclaimed professional with limited skills, but the ‘want’ to be the best.  Consider me the ‘wax on, wax off’ upcoming master blender of my generation.)  Now, sometimes I get motivated to get certain gadgets, and am not really sure why.  I wanted to like smoothies, and to make protein shakes ‘a thing’ in my morning routine. Enter: The Ninja.

I have to admit, I got this one because it has the capabilities of making a huge batch of something, but also has two individual cups you can blend in, like a Magic Bullet.  I love this blender, and would recommend it to anyone who asked me my opinion about blenders.  I’m not sure when a conversation like this would take place, but just know that if it did – I would not falter from my love of my Ninja.

I like knowing what is going into my smoothies, and the fact that I can make them at home makes me really happy about it! It takes pumpkina quick second for me to blend my morning smoothies, and the noise isn’t overly loud.  The other day a friend and I made some pumpkin spiced lattes in my Ninja, and they were amazing and frothy – so that’s just another idea for you to try.

I’ve blended soups, dips, and fruit with this blender. All results have been amazing.  The soup despite starting off really chunky, pureed really well when Ninja’d for less than a few minutes.

If you’re considering a new blender, this would be my go-to.  I have no affiliation with Ninja Blenders and they haven’t asked me to do this post, I just love it!

I had a few issues of my own following instructions at first when using the large 72 oz pitcher, but I was just putting the lid on wrong. (I felt like less than a professional at that point in my blending career, but it’s only upward and onward from this incident.)  It won’t let you blend until all the pieces are locked into the right spots – which is great for the accident prone like me!  The instructions are great, you just have to follow them.  There are also great online forums for you to Google and hit up if you have any issues 🙂

Happy blending, folks!