Nutri Ninja Pro Blender Review

 

Nutri Ninja Pro Blender ReviewProduct: Nutri Ninja Pro (BL450)

Subject: Nutri Ninja Pro Review

Manufacturer: Ninja

Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 7.9 x 14.8 inches

Price:  $79.00 ( Retail )

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Our Rating: 9 out of 10

Smoothies are widely considered to be among the best options for the consumption of key vitamins and nutrients. Whether you choose to drink smoothies for their great taste, incredible convenience, or the fact that you can customize your smoothie with virtually any ingredient that you can think of, the benefits remain the same.

Of course, if you wish to make such a smoothie, you need a great blender to do so. Kitchen equipment manufacturer Ninja has created a marvelous blender, called the Nutri Ninja Pro (BL450 model), that delivers a quick, simple smoothie while keeping all of the key nutrients and vitamins. Here is our Nutri Ninja Pro Blender review.

Nutri Ninja Pro Basic Features

We all know how a blender operates, but the key to a quicker and more effective blend comes from a combination of power and speed. The Ninja Pro features a 900-watt motor, which is incredibly powerful for a blender, leading to a quicker and more thorough blend.

In fact, one of the unique bragging rights of this blender is that it can blend through frozen ingredients and whole fruits, so you save plenty of time without having to let frozen items thaw or chop up whole tomatoes or apples.

Additionally, the shape and rotation of the blender blades impacts the overall quality of the blend. Thicker blades obviously don’t chop the foods up as well as thinner blades, leading to a more chunky smoothie. The Ninja Pro prides itself on having thinner, sharper cutting blades alongside Pulse Technology (which isn’t as impressive as it may sound, but is still a nice addition), leading to a “silky-smooth consistency”; in other words, a thinner, more juice-like blend.

Now that we’ve covered the basics of the Nutri Ninja Pro, let’s delve into the additional features of the blender itself, as well as the extraneous attachments that the model listed on Amazon offers.

Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction

As we mentioned in the introduction to this blender review, one of the most vital features of a great blender is its ability to keep the key vitamins and nutrients within the blend. The Ninja Pro prides itself as having very powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction abilities, largely due to the blade structure of the blender, as well as the manner in which the blades spin.

This allows the natural benefits of vitamins and nutrients to be unlocked, which in turn leads to a healthier, tastier smoothie.

Additional Attachments

We’ve covered the Ninja Pro’s powerful 900-watt motor and ergonomic blade structure, but the Nutri Ninja Pro package comes with several nice additional attachments. For today’s hectic, on-the-go lifestyle, the package includes 12 ounce, 18 ounce and 24 ounce to-go cups, which include sip-and-seal lids that prevent frustrating spills.

The package also includes a guide containing 30 recipes and a wellness guide, but we’ll discuss that later in the review.

What Do Current Owners Think?

As usual, Amazon is a great place to check out bulk reviews on a given product, and this is no exception. The current reviews for the Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 Model exceed 1,500 total, and it currently holds a 4.6 star rating out of 5 stars.

Even more impressive is that 74 percent of the reviews gave the blender a 5-star rating, and 14 percent gave it a 4-star rating. Only 4 percent of reviewers gave it a 1-star rating.

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Given that so many people have reviewed the Ninja Pro, this is incredible, and defeats the murkiness and margin for error that products with fewer reviews have. Here are the pros and cons of the blender, derived from the reviews.

It should be noted that the negative features are largely at random, meaning that some of the “issues” that these people had with the Ninja Pro are either pedantic, esoteric to them or their poor usage of the blender, or a combination therein.

The Good & The Bad

The Pros:

  • Smooth consistency on the smoothies, exactly as advertised by Ninja. It makes a major difference in the quality of the smoothie, perhaps more than you would expect. It should also be noted that this was derived from the top review, which had over 1,000 “helpful up-votes” from fellow consumers.
  • The powerful motor comes through, as most smoothies are fully blended within 10 seconds, including some with frozen ingredients.
  • Motor is not proportionally loud; one would expect a 900-watt motor to have an obnoxious whine, but it is in fact surprisingly quiet. However, a small handful of reviewers disagreed, so if you have overly sensitive hearing, you might want to be extra careful.
  • Relatively easy to clean. This is a MAJOR advantage to the Ninja Pro, since most blenders take awhile to clean.
  • Cups are convenient, easy to store, and are overall effective.

The Cons:

  • The cup lids cover well, but perhaps aren’t as “air-tight as advertised”. However, unless you flip the entire cup over for some asinine reason, this shouldn’t be an issue.
  • Cups don’t feel too sturdy, although it should be noted that no one appears to have an issue with flimsy material leading to cracks in the cup.
  • Cleaning the rims of the cups aren’t as simple as cleaning the blender itself for whatever reason, although this appears to be relative; people have higher expectations for the simplicity of the cups being cleaned due to the simplicity of the blender itself being cleaned.

Nutri Ninja Pro Smoothie Recipes

There are several Nutri Ninja Pro smoothie recipes available, including the 30 that come in the book alongside the blender set. Of course, the beauty of smoothies is how easily customizable and accessible they are; you can include your own ingredients, and if you need recipes, the power of the Internet is right at your fingertips.

However, there was one for a healthy “Green Smoothie” that stuck out to me. To create this smoothie, you need:

  • 1 cup of either water, green tea, or fruit juice (your choice!)
  • 1 cup of green vegetables (spinach and kale are highly recommended)
  • 1.5 cups frozen yogurt
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • You can also add in ginger or cinnamon for taste

Obviously this may not appeal to everyone, but it’s certainly worth a try! Again, your options are virtually limitless!

Worth The Purchase?

Overall, the Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 Model Blender offers an unrivaled yet affordable blender package. Quite frankly, if you are in the market for a blender, this is a no-brainer. The power of the blender, combined with the smooth smoothie quality and additional cups for on-the-go transportation only add to the excellence of this design by Ninja. Get yours as soon as you can!

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We hope you enjoyed our Nutri Ninja Pro blender review and if you have any questions about the product or want to leave your own personal review, please leave a comment in the section below.

19 thoughts on “Nutri Ninja Pro Blender Review

  1. I’ve been a vegan for over 20 years and I credit the vegan lifestyle along with moderate exercise for my robust health. At 58 all of my vital signs are well within normal and I’m not on any meds, unlike my non-vegan friends.

    The problem with the vegan lifestyle is that food prep can be darn inconvenient. That’s where my Nutri Ninja Pro saves the day. It’s quick and easy to use and it cleans up in a snap. It’s my go to smoothie maker.

    1. It’s great to have some input off someone else that has used this product! Thanks for taking the time to leave your opinion 🙂

  2. Juicing is definitely the healthy route to go nowadays with all the ailments and ill health that people are facing.

    The Nutri Ninja looks like a great addition to your kitchen. The only thing that confuses me is that the cups look like they go on upside down, so doesn’t this create a mess, when removing or replacing, or do you turn the machine upside down?

    1. No there’s no problem with that sort of thing Michel – I think you’re just taking a little too much from the image LOL 🙂

      The blender works fine without making any sort of mess!

  3. Hi Chris;
    I came across your site as I was searching for a blender. I am very pleasantly surprised at how much more info you have to offer than just the Nutri Ninja (although it is now on my “short list”).
    I truly enjoyed your reviews on the books available out there, too. You make them enjoyable as well as informative. It’s nice to see someone give both pros and cons in their reviews. Too many just “pitch” what they like.
    Thank You and keep up the good work.
    TERRY

  4. Thanks for this – I had something similar to these about 8 years ago – think it was called a bullet? And I was thinking of getting something like this again. It worked ok at first, but wasn’t good at chopping and did start to leak out the bottom! Also the plastic used to smell of whatever you put in it no matter what you did and it ended up turning an odd colour :(. I noticed you mentioned they may not be airtight, so maybe that’s just something to be aware of with blenders like this. Still, looks pretty good though! Thanks 🙂

    1. Well this model certainly sounds better than the last one you had Netup! Most blenders are completely airtight but there’s always a risk of some sort of ‘mess’ created throughout the process! 🙂

  5. I have seen this product before, and wasn’t sure it was worth looking at. I like products that help me provide healthy alternatives for my family, but I look for quality and durability. As a busy mom, anything that will make my life a little easier is great! I appreciate the depth of your review, because you cover small details (like the sturdiness of the cup, which is important to me since I have 2 boys) and you give your honest opinion. Thanks!

  6. Great review on this blender. I love my ninja blender and its always done the job well. I actually think this is the best blender company out there because they make great machines a great prices. I was about to get the Vitamix until I read some reviews on the Ninja and have been completely happy with my decision. If anyone is on the fence about which blender to get, definitely go with the Ninja.

  7. Hi Chris,

    That is interesting that the cups would be harder to clean then the actual unit itself. However, I would consider the cups to be a bonus and if they are that hard to clean you could probably find another one that isn’t. And I love the idea that this could blend frozen fruit and make it smooth. That seems to be a real problem with other blenders. And being able to blend and entire apple sounds cool. I would buy it just so I could throw whole apples into it and test that out. This certainly is an upgrade from the cheap little blender I have and perhaps something I should consider.

  8. Hey there!

    I have to say after reading this review that I’m pretty taken back by how inexpensive this blender is compared to the many others I’ve seen online. It sounds like it gets the job done and that’s all that really matters. It also has a badass name, hahaha. Thanks for this incredibly informative review and all the best!

  9. I recently broke the blades on a small food processor, trying to make crushed ice – so I am actually looking for a heavy duty blender that doesn’t take up too much space. The Nutri Ninja Pro looks like it might be the right fit. I am glad to see that it has a powerful motor and is easy to clean; those factors are biggies with me. Also, it’s always encouraging to see so many good customer reviews. Thanks for this informative post. I’ll definitely be short-listing this unit for my blender shopping.

  10. There’s no question, when I have a smoothie for breakfast or am on a health kick where I drink smoothies, it helps a lot – keeping my energy up while losing weight. I love smoothies. Apparently so does my son who likes to drink half my smoothies. I am glad there’s a more affordable option like this to help people reap the benefits of smoothies and thank you for including the recipe – looks good!

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