We are always looking for ways to cut costs on things we need around here. Sometimes that means a trip to the local thrift stores. I have to say I absolutely love thrift shopping. There is just something about the rush of finding a great deal. I also love the moment of realization from the kids. “I can get one thing at the store or like twenty at the thrift store for the same money.” I wanted to take a few minutes and share some great tips for making the most of thrift shopping.
I did receive a Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
As a family we have been working on eating and living healthier. This has been a challenge and a fun adventure. We started going to the gym to get healthier, joined a great homeschool P.E. group, and changed many of our eating habits. One of the big changes we made was to include more vegetables and healthy foods. This month I received Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ and it has simplified our healthy eating considerably. I am going to share a Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ review as well as a recipe my daughter invented so you can see just how amazing this thing is.
When I found out I was going to get the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ I was excited but I won’t lie, I had no idea what I was in for. I thought I was getting a simple smoothie maker. I had no idea I was getting a full system to rework our family’s eating habits. We have been using it for over a week now and I am seriously in love with this thing!
Many products promise quick assembly. The Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ actually follows through on that promise. I was able to put this together in five minutes and be ready for a delicious smoothie.
The Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ comes with a book filled with a variety of recipes to help you get the most out of it. There are sweet, savory, and healthy recipes of all kinds. Whether you are looking to make salsa, smoothies, cookies, bread, or granola bars, you won’t be disappointed. I used these recipes to get a feel for how the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ handles different ingredients. It helped me to see how things worked before I started to freestyle.
What’s in the box?
In addition to a great recipe book the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ comes with everything pictured above. I have to say I am loving the larger smoothie cups with an on the go lid. The lid for the smoothie cup helps me to get out the door in a hurry.
The Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ has many different options for you to work with. I love that many of these are pre-programmed to give you the best possible result when you are done. It is so nice to set the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ and walk away and do other things and let it finish. I don’t feel like I am babysitting it while I am in the kitchen. This is so helpful for our very busy homeschool.
Locks in Place
One of the features of the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ that I really like is the fact that both the smoothie cups and the bowl lock into the base. It won’t even turn on until it is locked in. This means that I won’t be putting it in wrong or spilling stuff everywhere.
On the bottom of the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ there are suction cups to hold it to the counter! I seriously LOVE this feature. I know it seems small but that means the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ is not cruising all around my counter like competitor’s smoothie makers do.
Space Saving All In One Tool
I love that the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ has a compact design so it doesn’t take up a great deal of space. It also does a huge variety of services so I don’t have to clutter my counter with multiple devices. Instead, I have one device that does many jobs and does them well. This is a huge selling point as we homeschool in a small home.
Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie Recipe
I explained the different components of a good smoothie to R and she designed this recipe for you. I hope that you enjoy it.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup spinach
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Almond Milk
Layer the ingredients in this order:
If you have a Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ run fusion chop and then Auto-iQ boost smoothie.
If not, run this through your blender or smoothie maker.
Green Apple Cinnamon Ice Pop Recipe
It’s starting to warm up in Central Florida already so I decided to put together these fun ice pops for the kids to enjoy. I wanted a healthier option without tons of sugar and preservatives.
1 cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Cup spinach
1/2 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
I used the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ but you could do something similar with a smoothie maker.
Layer in your container in the following order:
If you are doing this in the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ you will want to choose fusion chop and then run on/off for 25 seconds.
Fill each popcicle container with your mixture.
Freeze for a couple hours and enjoy.
If you want to buy the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ you can find it at most major retailers as well as Amazon.
What would you make with the Nutri Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ?
Looking for more?
I am a huge fan of a home cooked meal but not all recipes are created equal. Some are really expensive and some just don’t work for our family. This is a great list of money saving recipes that our family has tried and enjoyed. I will be updating this post as I add new recipes to the site. Make sure to pin this post so you can find it later. I have tried to break these recipes up by what type of recipe they are to simplify things.