The following is a sponsored post. As compensation for a review of their product, I received a Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO. All thoughts and opinions expressed within this post are my own.
Happy Friday, everyone! I’m ready for the weekend, and I hope you are, too.
Today is a special day for me. Aside from being one of my closest friend’s birthdays (shout-out to you, Heather), today is the anniversary of my vertical sleeve gastrectomy.
Two years ago, today, I had my stomach reduced to the size of a banana in an effort to help me manage my morbid obesity, and save my own life. At 100 pounds lighter, I still have a long way to go, but I am very grateful to have the energy and vitality that I was lacking for many years.
A big part of my surgery prep and immediate post-op care involved drinking smoothies chock-full of protein. My goal was to hit 60 grams of protein a day, which is very hard with a tiny tummy.
While I no longer rely on smoothies every day for my protein intake, they continue to be an important part of my dietary routine. An improvised smoothie seemed like the perfect way to demo and review the NutraNinja Duo blender function.
Please note, the first time I hit “start,” I believed I had selected the AutoIQ Boost feature, which runs the blender until items within are a smooth texture. I had actually deselected it, which is likely why I needed to give this a second run (during which I did select AutoIQ, and got the results I desired.)
Instead of calling that a mistake, let’s just say I proved that even with user error, this blender works well.
The thing I like the most about this smoothie as I sip it and type this review is that it is very creamy without being frothy. That is actually a really hard texture to achieve when blending with milk and protein powder, but it is really important to reduce frothiness, when possible. All that extra air in a smoothie makes it really hard for me to drink.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl DUO directly from Ninja, or at a store near you.
- ¾ to 1 cup skim milk (protein-rich preferred), or non-dairy milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup ice
- Place ingredients in blender in the order recommended by your machine manufacturer.
- Blend until smooth.