Recovery nutrition is so important for runners. Smoothies are my go-to source for refuel, since they are easy to make, delicious and offer all the nutrition a runner needs. A few ingredients I always through into my smoothies (or smoothie bowls) are spinach, bananas, almond milk and peanut butter. It's necessary to quickly consume a mix of carbs and protein for muscle repair.
My typical go to treat after a run is a green smoothie but I recently had my first smoothie bowl and I am in love! I recently got the brand new Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System and it was the perfect device for making a Smoothie Bowl. I was introduced to this machine at BlogHer in NYC over the summer and was amazed at what it can do.
(If using a Ninja, use the Nutri Ninja Cup and place the ingredients in order below)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
1/2 cup fresh spinach
1/4 ripe avocado
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 medium ripe frozen banana
2 Tbsp almond or peanut butter (optional)
1 tablespoon of honey or agave
If you are using a Ninja, Place on the blender, select Smooth Boost, then Auto IQ Blend. If you are using another blender, use the Ice Cream or Smoothie feature.
Sliced fresh fruits (I used blueberries and strawberries)
Chia Hemp Seeds
One of my favorite features of the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System is that it is multiple devices in one. It's a food processor, chopper, grinder, blender and more. The precision processing offers even chopping, smooth purees, and perfect dough consistencies. Check out this video for the accessories available. I am 110% buying the coffee grinder to go with my Ninja Coffee Bar!
Another feature I LOVE is that the system included a double-walled stainless steel blender cup that keeps your favorite frozen smoothies colder for up to 4 hours. My Smoothie is made in the steel cup, I place the sip & seal lid on it and I am out the door.
1100-Watt Motor Base
24 oz. Nutri Ninja® Cup
24 oz. Double-walled
Stainless Steel Cup
48 oz. Capacity Jar
(2) Sip & Seal® Lids
Nutri Ninja® Cups can blend whole fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds & stems into nutrient-rich beverages in seconds! Traditional juicers provide little juice and remove the pulp which contains the healthy fiber, whereas the Nutri Ninja™ Cups provides complete juicing with the benefits of entire fruits and vegetables, not just the juice. These juices are bursting with health-boosting vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace elements and plant nutrients!
Smooth Boost Technology:
Smooth Boost™ Technology is next level Auto-iQ&trade Technology - you can step up your smoothness with high performance blending and nutrient extraction for even smoother texture and consistency.
Auto IQ Technology:
Auto-iQ™ Technology is One-Touch Intelligence - Programs designed specifically for each jar attachment. These intelligent programs combine unique, timed pulsing, blending and pausing patterns that do the work for you! Great results every time with no guesswork required!
Retail value of the Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System is $119 and available nationwide. I received this product for review. As always, all opinions are my own.