With your new Ninja NJ600, a powerful blender that boasts a 72-ounce, BPA pitcher, you can actually make a whole day of meals for your entire family. These meals will also not only save you time in the kitchen, but are healthy. Let’s take a look at how to feed your family using your Ninja.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so getting it right is very important. Blenders are made to make smoothies so why not use your Ninja to make a perfect smoothie to start your family’s day off on the right foot.
There are so many healthy ingredients that you can combine to make a breakfast smoothie. It would be best to go with the things your family enjoys, but one healthy breakfast recipe is an apple ‘n’ oats smoothie. To make it, you will need to simply combine apples, peeled, cored and cubed with rolled oats, rice milk, honey and cinnamon. Start by soaking the oats in rice milk for about 5 minutes and then place in your blender along with your other ingredients. Then, blend on low until the mixture is blended. The recipe makes one smoothie, so double, triple or quadruple the ingredients, depending on how many members are in your family.
Soup is a great way to fill the tummies of your family members at lunchtime and with your Ninja NJ600, the possibilities are endless, especially if you use fresh veggies from a local farmer’s market or pick them from your own backyard garden – an even better deal. You blender soups can also be served cold or can make a warm soup by just using hot water from your kitchen sink.
One simple soup recipe is for zucchini soup. To make it, gather up zucchini, plum tomatoes, celery, red onion, crushed garlic, dill, cilantro, sea salt and pepper, as well as two cups of water. Place all of the ingredients in your blender and blend for about 90 seconds or until smooth. The recipe is for one serving, so if you want to feed all of your family members, simply double, triple or quadruple ingredients, depending on how many members are in your family.
If zucchini soup is not your idea of a perfect soup for lunch, you can always make tomatoes soup. The New York Times Eat Well sections provides a very simple recipe for tomato soup, as well as for cucumber yogurt soup.
For dinner, you can whip up Alfredo sauce that you can pour over fettuccine. To make Alfredo sauce in your blender, you will need ricotta cheese, milk, grated parmesan cheese, unsalted butter, fresh, minced parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Start by cooking your fettuccine on the stove. While your fettuccine is boiling, place the ricotta, milk, parmesan, and other seasonings in the blender and bled until you have a creamy mixture. Next, drain your pasta, mix butter into it and then pour your ricotta mixture on top, tossing it with fresh parsley. The recipe makes two servings, so double it up for a family of 4.