If you own a Ninja blender, you don’t need me to tell you how much of a brilliant kitchen tool it is. Ninja blenders can handle all sorts of recipes, and can blend everything from frozen fruits and veggies to seeds, nuts, and even ice.
I’ve sourced some of the best smoothie recipes for the Ninja blender in this guide. Don’t worry if you don’t own a Ninja blender – as long as your blender is tough enough to take on anything you throw at it, you can still try these recipes out.
11 Ninja Blender Smoothie Recipes
1. Quick Orangesicle Smoothie
For some of us, starting the day with a glass of orange juice is a must. But this orangesicle smoothie is far more fun – and it also features nonfat frozen yogurt, so it’ll keep you fuller for way longer than a glass of OJ.
2. Sweet Spinach Detox Smoothie
Don’t be scared of green smoothies! This detox smoothie might contain spinach, but it also features apples, ginger and lemon for a burst of zingy sweetness. If you’re more of a fruity than creamy smoothie person, this recipe is for you.
3. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
You can’t go wrong with a classic flavor combination, and in the smoothie world, strawberry and banana are exactly that. This is a delicious and refreshing beverage, and the added Greek yogurt gives a wonderfully creamy texture.
4. Blueberry Chocolate Protein Smoothie
Whether you’re strength training or simply keen to get extra protein in, this blueberry chocolate protein smoothie should be your next Ninja blender smoothie recipe to try. It’s a fast and healthy breakfast with an impressive 20 grams of protein.
5. Clean-Eating Cranberry Orange Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is definitely for the die-hard smoothie enthusiasts who feel like they’ve already tried every recipe out there. You’ve probably never combined cranberry with orange and banana, but it truly does work.
6. Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls, AKA smoothies in a bowl, are an essential breakfast when you fancy something a bit different from your usual – a smoothie in a glass. This pumpkin pie protein smoothie bowl will get you excited for fall.
7. Strawberry Pistachio Cream Smoothie
You’ve not really made the most of your Ninja blender unless you’ve experimented with adding nuts to your smoothie. This strawberry pistachio cream recipe blends strawberries, pistachios, protein powder, vanilla extract, and half an avocado.
8. Chocolate Cherry Green Smoothie
Hate green smoothies, but love their health effects? Here’s your answer: hide your greens behind other delicious dessert flavors, including cherries, vanilla yogurt, bananas – and, of course, cocoa powder.
9. Apple Pie Protein Smoothie
Apple pie is one of the homiest, heartiest desserts, and I’d eat it every day if I could. Unfortunately, that wouldn’t go down well with my waistline, so I opt for the healthier alternative: this apple pie protein smoothie.
10. Blueberry Power Blast Breakfast Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is for anyone who wants to start their day right, whether that’s hitting the gym with maximum energy or simply heading off to work feeling satiated. You just need four ingredients for this one, too, so it’s quick and easy to prepare.
11. Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
I had to finish things off with another strawberry smoothie, because, as most of us would agree, strawberries really are the tastiest smoothie ingredients. This strawberry shortcake smoothie will appeal to your whole family.
If this list has taught you anything, it’s that the Ninja blender is far more versatile than you might have given it credit for. Yes, strawberry and banana smoothies are a staple, but there are so many other flavor combinations to try out. So step outside the box and try something different from your usual breakfast smoothie – you won’t regret it!