Ninja is a well-established company who have released quite a few blenders over the year’s. For this review, I’ve decided to hone in on Ninja’s top three performing blenders with the highest customer satisfaction to price ratio.
The Best Ninja Blender for Smoothies
The answer to this question comes down to the size of your family and if you would be happy to pour your smoothie into a separate cup. For individuals, the Ninja Auto IQ is the way to go. For small families, the Master Prep will work just fine.
The best ninja for smoothies goes to the Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ. As you’ll see in the demonstration below, its capable of emulsifying anything you place in the cup. It does a great job with ice, nuts and seeds such as flax seeds.
For larger quantities, the Ninja Master Prep will do the job. It’s not as powerful as the Ninja Auto IQ and won’t break down smaller ingredients such as seeds nearly as well. Ice will result in a snow like substance and salsa’s look amazing.
The Nutri Ninja Auto iQ
Famous for its ability to make green smoothies, the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ has you covered. Unique to the Auto iQ is the way it blends your ingredients. Watch as it cycles through a combination of blending, pulsing and pausing to a digital count down timer.
The Auto iQ comes with two smoothie programs and manual pulsing + blending. The two programs target your smoothie – Ultra for a stronger blend of hard ingredients that include nuts, seeds and frozen items. Use the regular iQ program for softer ingredients such as mango.
Using the Nutri Ninja with Auto iQ is as simple as filling the provided cup with ingredients – following one of the 30 provided recipes. Select between the automated blending programs and wait for the counter to reach zero. Attach the sip lid for portability or consume on the spot.
The Ninja Master Prep Professional
Ninja’s Master Perp Professional makes for a perfect entry level blender for the kitchen. Coming in at less than a third of the price of Ninja’s Mega Kitchen System, this blender will tackle most common blending tasks. From vibrant salsas to thick shakes – its great value for money.
To use, simply fill the pitcher or prep bowl with your chosen ingredients. Attach the pod shaped blender base to the top of the container – lining it up with insertion point. Press down on the large silver button to begin blending.
Lift to remove the pod shaped blender base form the container. Remove the containers lid by gently lifting – there are no latches that hold it in place. Carefully remove the sharp 6 pronged blade and serve.
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is designed to be an all-in-one blending solution. The blender will set you back double what you’d expect to pay for the Auto iQ. The extra money affords you more versatility – giving you the ability to create soups, smoothies, deserts, sides and more.
As with all Ninja blenders, you need to be careful when handling the blades as they are extremely sharp. Their bulky design can make ingredients difficult to load, so be sure not to use your fingers to push ingredients down.
The Mega Kitchen System creates a fine powder when blending ice; sorbet comes out soft and creamy without any lumps and doe can be formed in under a minute. The single serve cups attach directly to the base to create green smoothies although the results are not quite as good as those from the Nutri Ninja Auto iQ.
As you can see from the above video, the Ninja offers a good range of blenders. The results may not be as good as those from the traditional brands such as Vitamix or Blendtec (hence the lower ratings) but they certainly offer good value for money.
The Ninja Master Prep Professional makes for good entry level blender for everyday tasks. The Nutri Ninja with Auto iQ is the best ninja blender for smoothies and cold soups you can heat up separately. The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is the swiss army knife of the kitchen, capable of blending anything and everything.