– 5 miles easy on the treadmill (~10 min pace)
We Say Goodbye…
This past week, I decided it was finally time to say goodbye to our old blender. I bought this Hamilton Beach single-serve blender in the fall of 2008 when we decided to start the Abs Diet and drink lots of smoothies. I loved it because it was the perfect size to make about a 16 ounce smoothie.
Over the last five years, it has gotten tons of use! It’s been used almost daily, and sometimes up to 4 times a day. But at last, I decided that the motor and/or blades were starting to fail since it could no longer handle blending the usual frozen banana and almond milk. So I looked into ordering a slightly more powerful replacement. I also wanted to replace our large blender and get a single machine that could do both smoothies and larger blender jobs. After spending an hour on the Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon websites, I found the Ninja Professional Blender!
I love that it comes with two smoothie size cups and a larger pitcher. The feet of the blender suction to the countertop, making it extra secure, and the motor is EXTREMELY powerful. It’s a lot louder than our other blenders, but it also does the job in far less time!
The first thing I decided to make was banana froyo, which always takes some effort to make in the food processor (start chopping, scrape down bowl, process some more, scrape down bowl, repeat 2-3 times, add another banana and repeat). In a matter of 3o seconds, this baby turned two frozen bananas into silky smooth banana froyo!!
I was SOLD. Like, I want to become a Ninja blender salesman (or saleswoman, I guess). Since then, I’ve made smoothies (took 10 seconds) and Larabars (took a little more effort since the dates were so sticky – about a minute) with ease. I think almond butter might be my next undertaking!
Do you use a blender? What do you make in it?