My old blender broke last week. It’s my fault. I often ‘bang’ a spoon on the side of the glass pitcher to get the food off the spoon and back into the pitcher. I’ve had this blender for years and I’ve probably been banging in that exact same spot for years….so I’m guessing that over time, the glass said, “I’ve had enough of this!” …and a portion of it shattered into small pieces of glass that went flying across the kitchen floor. Well, I can’t go without a blender for very long, so I quickly debated whether we should buy a replacement pitcher for my cheap Oster blender or get a new one. The Oster blender was already several years old, so we didn’t know how much longer the motor would last. We decided we might as well get a new one, especially since I knew there were more powerful blenders on the market these days. So after a little research comparing features and prices (wow…there are some expensive blenders out there!!), I decided on the Ninja Blender. I liked that it had blades all along a middle shaft as opposed to just the ones on the bottom, plus it had great reviews overall. I was hoping this one would blend much smoother and more easily than my Oster.
Today’s Smoothie-of-the-Morning (for me and 3 kids)…
- 1 mango
- 1 pear
- 2 fresh bananas (or 1 fresh & 1 frozen)
- 2 handfuls of frozen pineapple
- 20 baby carrots
- 2 T ground flaxseed meal
- Add to blender and blend!
Yum! The kids and I all loved it! They thought it was so neat that our new blender could blend up “crunchy carrots” so easily!
These are the smoothie straws we use. We LOVE them! They’re easy to clean and using them eliminates throwing away plastic straws every day!