As a busy mom I have trouble making sure I eat enough fruits and vegetables every day. These simple smoothie recipes are a great way to get the nutrients I need and they're so easy to make. I recently started making smoothies with the Nutri Ninja® Blender System with Auto-iQ™. Here are three of my favorite smoothie recipes and an opportunity to win this amazing blender system!
Thanks to Ninja for sending me this amazing blender system!
Smoothies have always been a favorite in our house. Whether I'm making a post work-out snack, a quick breakfast, or trying to sneak more veggies into my daughter's diet, blended drinks are a delicious way to get a few servings of fruits and vegetables. Ninja has the perfect blender system for making all our favorite smoothie recipes and I'm excited to share those with you as well as a full review of their Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ.
Simple Smoothie Recipes
Are you interested in green smoothies but haven't made the leap yet? I know that I found them intimidating when I started because I wasn't sure what fruits would taste good with a handful of greens. Here's an easy recipe that's super high in Vitamin C and is just a few ingredients!
Tropical Green Smoothie
2 cups pineapple
1 cup mango
1 cup spinach
10 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in the Ninja blender pitcher and press the Frozen Drinks/Smoothies button
This smoothie is a great source for Vitamin C, A, B6, E, K, manganese, and iron. It's so fruity tasting and besides the color you'd never know that it contains greens. I love making this when we need an extra boost of Vitamin C to stay healthy. It's also great for digestion! With the combination of Ninja's Auto-iQ technology and their Total Extraction® technology I know that we're getting the maximum nutrition from our produce and the whole blending sequence only takes a minute! It's so fast and the Auto-iQ is just amazing. Because it has pre-programmed settings with unique blending patterns, you never have to stir or push ingredients down. You just push a button and it does all the work for you.
The blender pitcher has a convenient pour spout so we don't have the mess of removing the lid to put our smoothies in glasses. One of the other great features about the lid is that it clicks into place so you know it's on tight and has a push-button release to take the lid off.
Most of the time I use the 72 oz. blender pitcher when I make smoothies because I'll do a big batch for myself, my husband, and my daughter. The Nutri Ninja Blender System also comes with 18, 24, and 32 oz. cups that you can make your smoothies in when you're doing a smaller amount.
I love the cups because you can fill one with your ingredients, attach the Pro Extractor Blades®, push one button, and you've got a delicious smoothie. Then you just remove the blade and replace it with the Sip & Seal lid and you can take it on-the-go!
Another recipe that we love is a smoothie staple-strawberry banana! But, there's a twist! I always add a cup of carrots and my daughter doesn't have any clue. I also love it because it takes a LOT for me to eat a whole cup of carrots but when I can drink them in a smoothie they're much easier to take.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie (with a twist!)
1 cup strawberries
1 cup almond milk
1 cup carrots
Place all ingredients in 24 oz. Ninja cup and press the Nutri Ninja Blend Button
We love this smoothie because it tastes great, we usually have all the ingredients at home, and it's packed with nutrition. Our blender demolishes the carrots with no issue-like I said, my family doesn't even know I put them in! The Nutri Ninja boasts nutrient and vitamin extraction and I know that we're getting more nutritious smoothies when we can add things like carrots or nuts that we wouldn't eat otherwise. One thing I love about our Ninja is that the machine does all the work for you. It knows which attachment I've put on so it lights up the blending options I can use-I can never mess it up.
Super Day-Starter Smoothie
2 ripe bananas
1 avocado, pitted
1 cup almond milk
½ cup plain yogurt
8 ice cubes
2 Tbsp nut butter (we like almond butter)
2 Tbsp raw honey (optional, for sweetness)
Place all ingredients in the Ninja blender pitcher and press the Frozen Drinks/Smoothies button
This is one of my favorite smoothies to make for breakfast. It's packed with nutrition and good fats which I'm always trying to get our daughter to eat. Aside from the creaminess, you wouldn't even know there's a whole avocado in this smoothie. We love to add raw honey instead of sugar to give it some sweetness and the Ninja blends it in so smoothly, as well as the almond butter.
The Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ came with a book that includes over 75 recipes and I can't wait to make some of their suggestions for smoothies. The book also includes tons of recipes for other menu items you can make including soups, dips, and drinks!
Not only does this system come with the large blender pitcher and three blender cups, it also contains a 64 oz. food processor bowl and a dough blade. There are so many things that I'll be using my Nutri Ninja Blender System for and I can't wait to share more of the recipes with you! I think I'll be making a fresh salsa this upcoming week with tomatoes from our garden and I can't wait to see how the food processor chops the ingredients without mushing them.
Do you make smoothies?
Share your favorite simple smoothie recipes in the comments!
BUY IT: You can purchase the Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ at Bed Bath and Beyond and from Amazon.
Disclaimer: I (Amber) received the Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ at no cost to facilitate an honest review and help make my simple smoothie recipes. All opinions are my own. Amazon links are affiliate links.
Katrina Worford says
Peach is my favorite smoothie
Melissa Whitney says
I LOVE MY NINJA! It handles anything. My favorite smoothie recipe includes nuts and seeds and you wouldn't know it. The auto IQ is so perfect, I just hit the button, gather my stuff or brush my teeth and when I get back the Ninja has done its thing. Started and stopped several times for a perfect blend! I could go on but I'll leave my recipe.
1 c. Almond milk
1 c. Water
1 c. Blueberries
2 Tbl Pumpkin seeds
2 Tbl Chia seeds
2 Tbl Hemp seeds
2 Tbl Almond butter
1 Tbl Coconut oil
Big handful of Spinach
This is such a great smoothie! It makes you feel Great! And it tastes Great! Add whatever greens you have on hand and if you run out of something just leave it out and it's still a super food smoothie! LOVE MY NINJA!
My favorite type of smoothie is strawberry banana!
Mary Beth Elderton says
I make smoothies almost every morning for breakfast. I start with half and avocado, frozen berries, banana, frozen chopped spinach or kale, the add flax meal or chia, a bit of lemon juice, and a little water. I use an immersion blender, so I am limited as to what I can blend. Would love this blender!
Samyra b says
One of the orange smoothie contains sweet potato, ginger, mango, cucumber peach poneapple, flax & coconut water
jennifer Babich says
I love fruity smoothies. the recipe with banana looks great
Stephanie Phelps says
I love a banana and peanut butter smoothie. this recipe sounds good too!
Amber Ludwig says
I love smoothies!! I was getting so bored with my normal ones that I've taken a smoothie break recently but I sure do miss them!! Mine was always a banana, handful of fresh spinach, fruit (usually strawberries or mixed berries), yogurt and a splash of milk. I think Its time to explore some more options!! This ninja would be a great inspiration for that!!
I have an immersion blender and love making strawberry and banana smoothie sometimes I add pineapple and coconut flakes
I usually do a frozen fruit with greek yogurt (and milk) combo. Always yummy. Been too scared to try to add veggies, but I know I should!
I am allergic to strawberries so I am very careful about getting a smootie outside of the house because it seems they all are including strawberries. I make mine with banana and pineapple and mango.
Wendy Forbes says
Strawberry banana is my favorite type of smoothie.
My favorite smoothie is one including strawberries, bananas, blueberries and yogurt.
Stephanie F says
My favourite is the Super day starter smoothies! As in the name, it's good to start the day in a super way 😀
I love strawberry banana smoothies 😀
Carrie W. says
I love a smoothie with homemade yogurt, strawberries, spinach, blueberries, and
a drizzle of honey!
Jennifer Meyers says
Blueberry, strawberry, spinach, banana, yogurt, milk, honey, and peaches!
Deborah D says
I like a strawberry smoothie.
Strawberry and banana is my favorite smoothie !
Lindsey T says
The tropical greens smoothie would have to be my favorite to make. Great recipes on here,thanks!
Linda Manns says
I would love to try the Super Day Starter Smoothie. This sounds so good and I love all the ingredients. I could use this pick me up in the morning. Thank you so much for this opportunity to win
Saundra McKenzie says
I love strawberry, blueberry, and banana. Love smoothies!
jessica jam says
I love making a berry smoothie - unsweetened almond milk, banana, ice, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and cherries!
Diane Sallans says
I like smoothies that have berries - particulary raspberries
Amanda Alvarado says
We make our smoothies with kale, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with almond milk and yogurt! Sometimes some of the fruits are left out depending on what is in season and we can find!
Steve Weber says
Orange, Mango Banana is my favorite smoothie flavor.
Debra Warila says
My favorite smoothie is strawberry-banana, with orange juice and yogurt.
Sue E says
I know I would enjoy the Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It sounds good & healthy - YUM!!
francheska churchill says
strawberry banana with a twist sounds mmmm
Danielle Papsis says
My favorite type of smoothie is probably strawberry banana.
Derek Jennings says
I like a almond milk,peanut butter and flaxseed smoothie
Kristien D. says
The tropical green is closest to my favorite that I make. Just add strawberries and yogurt! Yummy!
Deborah W. says
I love a good strawberry- banana smoothie.
Nicki Deitrick says
Strawberry Banana or Orange Creamsicle are my favorite smoothies
Cindy Kong says
I love peach mango spinach smoothies
Chocolate PB Banana!
Jenny B says
Tropical Green Smoothie is wonderful! Love the mix of pineapple and spinach because you can't taste the spinach.
Devon F says
My fave would be the Strawberry Banana smoothie!
stephanie landeros says
The super day-starter smoothie is my favorite recipe.
Melinda Berlin says
Strawberry Banana Smoothie with a twist! Cooked sweet potatoes cubed & frozen also make a great additive in smoothies 😉
Super day starter smoothie!
Amanda Wilson says
Strawberry, I would love to win I am trying to lose weight and this would be great not just for me but my whole family we all need to eat better thanks
Shelly Davis says
My favorite type of smoothie is Blueberry with frozen vanilla yogurt and almond milk!! Yum!!
Carol Kelley says
I love blueberry smoothies.
Debbie Welchert says
The Strawberry Banana Smoothie with a Twist is my favorite recipe.
Alicia C says
The super day starter smoothie sounds delicious! I might add some leafy greens as a quick way to get more veggies in my meal.
Jennifer McWethy says
I like a smoothie with almond milk, greek yogurt, banana, strawberry, blueberry, and chia seeds.
Amanda DeRosa says
So excited to make smoothies for my 3 & 1 year old boys!!
Jerry Marquardt says
My personal favorite smoothie is very nutritious. Take 1 can, add 1&half parts ice to shred, and blend it!! add 1/3 cup 7-up after ice is started jumbling so it keeps some fizz. Perfect, and delicious!
Jerry Marquardt says
Can of cranberry sauce!! Sorry typing too fast.
Lisa K says
I love watermelon lemonade smoothies. I take a small watermelon, chunk it up, add a lemon, and blend. My kids love it when I freeze the smoothie into popsicles too!
Lisa Garland says
I make a simple smoothie with almond milk, protein powder, banana and natural peanut butter.
Kimberly Stoessel says
We love mixed berry smoothies with yogurt and banana. I have a smoothie book,that I want to try more recipes from. I would love something that could handle vegetables like carrots or fruits like apples.
Sarah Hayes says
I like the super day started smoothie!! that looks great
I love anything with lots of berries & greens! Yum!
I like greek yogurt with any kind of berry and some orange juice.
DENISE LOW says
I love making strawberry and banana smoothies. That's my favorite.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I love a smoothie with strawberries, pineapple and spinach
Emily M says
Love strawberry orange. Usually use 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt, 1 cup frozen strawberries, splash of orange juice and top it off with water. So nummy 🙂
Natalie newnum says
Kathleen Manning says
I love strawberry banana smoothies!!
Ariana Gomez says
Guava, some ice splenda and ready for the morning try guava with milk love it
Jessica Church says
I love chocolate banana smoothies
I love strawberry with banana and blueberries! Delicious!
Staci Morton says
I probably like strawberry banana smoothies the best, though I've never added carrots before. It looks good, I'll have to try it out!
Jackie Fitzpatrick says
My favorite smoothie includes berries, protein, and spinach!
Kathryn F. says
I love my Vegan Chocolate Shakeology! I use 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 a frozen banana, cinnamon, splash of vanilla and 1 tsp peanut butter! ?
Kayla n says
Strawberry and mango. Always refreshing with coconut water
Kat Meller says
the Strawberry Banana Smoothie sounds interesting with those carrots.
Tara L says
I liked the Strawberry Banana with a twist!
amanda lea says
Digging the super day starter smoothie. I love avocados!
M. K. says
As a single Mom this would really be a HUGE help for my family. Thanks for the chance at winning!
yadira pelkey says
Debbie Briner says
Don't like smoothies unless you consider a milk shake a smoothie.
Sarah B says
Strawberry banana sounds good. I always have strawberries and bananas around.
My favorite would have to be the strawberry banana smoothie!
Hannah Avery says
the strawberry banana with carrots sounds good!
Gina H. says
Yogurt, berries & banana.
Theresa Jenkins says
I would say strawberry and banana for my FAV
Lori Williams says
My favorite smoothie is frozen pineapples with coconut milk!! So delicious and refreshing!!
I like smoothies with a peach strawberry combo. But no bananas! Blech! You can thicken up a smoothie with a pitted date or two if anyone else hates bananas as I do.
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, yogurt, yummmm!
I hope I can get this...looks awesome for the new me I'm envisioning with smoothies.
Peggy Johnson says
I like strawberry banana smoothies and sometimes I switch to chocolate banana smoothies
I love blueberries, bananas and a chocolate flavored protein powder.
Sarah Mayer says
Orange, banana, strawberry, greek yogurt and flaxseed.
I love fruit smoothies with my favorite being a Montana Huckleberry smoothie.
gloria patterson says
I have the auto-iQ and love smoothies
Enjoyed reading here and getting more ideas on what to add to my smoothie. The one thing I do i buy a bag of spinach and freeze in zip lock bag. This way I always have spinach to add to a smoothie if I want to
ellen beck says
My Ninja bit the bullet about a month ago. I mess it, I always liked to have bananas and then add a vegatable of some sort ans a bit of mil. I throw in whatever we have around really.
Teresa Organ says
Thank you so much for these simple smoothie recipes, they look so yummy!!