Growing up I loved making smoothies; mostly strawberry & banana, nothing fancy. A year or so ago I purchased the “Magic Bullet,” and it surely wasn’t magic. The thing wouldn’t even chop ice very well and was just a pain! My boyfriend started making smoothies recently, just with fruit, so I finally decided it was time to purchase a blender.
Now I didn’t want just any blender, I really wanted one that turned veggies into a smoothie-like consistency. I wanted to start making green smoothies! I needed something that was going to actually be able to blend greens like spinach and kale and clearly the bullet was useless! I talked to some people and looked online: I wanted to find something that worked, but was affordable. The king of all blenders is the Vitamix which will set you back around $400. Yes, $400. That is almost as much as my rent! No thanks. (I mean if I could afford it I would be all over it but clearly thats not the case!)
I found a blender called the Ninja, which can be found at Target, and read some reviews. Most of them were really good and the price was $99. I knew Bed Bath & Beyond offers those “20% of one Item,” so I printed one of those out and ended up getting it for $80!
I am loving it so far. It is powerful and blends spinach and kale well. It is a little big but thats not really a big deal. Since I bought it a few weeks ago, I have used it pretty much every day! I have been making green smoothies in the morning; they are filling and a great, healthy way to start the day. Below are a few combos but you can honestly throw anything in there!