NINJA Ultima Blender

Ninja  hosted a live tasting at Yolk Chicago in River North.
The evening featured the new NINJA Ultima Blender, a dual stage blending technology with variable speed. I sampled the Super Ninja 9- one step up from v8 . The ninja processed the recipe below in 2 minutes. The best part is it is built with a smoothie cup for those on the go! That is my favorite feature about the blender.

Super Ninja 9
Serves 4, prep time 5 minutes

2 tomatoes
1 cucumber, peeled and quartered
1 stalk of celery, cut into thirds
1 Granny Smith apple, quartered, unpeeled and uncorked
1 small carrot, peeled and cut in half
1 inch piece of red onion
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded
1/4 beet, peeled
1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 cups ice
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1. Place the Top Blades in the Ninja Ultima Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in order listed.
2. PULSE 3 times. Select speed 10 an flip the switch to START: Blend for 45 seconds.

The Super ninja recipes for the fall party ideas are below, that includes a sweet red pepper spread and a few smoothie recipes for those NINJA lovers out there.

Sweet Red Pepper Spread
Prep Time 15 minutes and serves 12

2 15 Ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained
2-4 ounce jars roasted red peppers drained,reserving 1 talbespoon to thin if desired
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

In your ninja this takes 30 seconds! Talk about a fabulous dip with fabulous prep time!

Just in time for thanksgiving is the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie and for those chocolate lovers the Chocolate Pecan pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
4 8- ounces per serving

16 oz.  lite silken tofu
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup  or brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin pie mix
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pinch nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of ice

1/2 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs to garnish.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Smoothie
4 8-ounce servings

1 cup pecans
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons Golden Syrup or agave
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/12 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 cups of ice

A new addition was the Ninja Cooking system. This system is introducing cooking easier, healthier and better. Fast one pot meal cooking featuring homemade meals in less than 30 minutes. Steam roasting and baking, faster and healthier with delicious results and SEARious Slow Cooking, with Sear/Slow cooking all in one- easy and flavorful.