Ninja Master Prep

lilleyheidi
By lilleyheidi Latest Reply 2015-03-20 16:11:42 -0500
Started 2015-02-22 15:22:51 -0600

I just splurged. I'm looking for smoothie recipes that are quick and easy and use plain yogurt. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


16 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-23 13:22:20 -0600 Report

I just did my first batch of almond milk last night in mine and it worked like a charm. That is also something you can use in your liquid for your smoothies. I like it way better than milk products.

GeekonBoard
GeekonBoard 2015-02-23 02:06:00 -0600 Report

LOVE my Nutri Ninja - I have found so many diabetic friendly recipes for the Nutri Ninja on Pinterest. I made a private board for diabetic snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & Ninja recipes. Sounds like you have some great ones to try out! Let us know which ones you like. I'm always on the hunt for new ones to add to the rotation! :)

suecsdy
suecsdy 2015-02-22 23:33:52 -0600 Report

I picked up a book on Amazon the other day "Smoothies for Weight Loss"..has lots of good recipes and tells you why the ingredients are in it and what they will do for you And it was free. BTW I love my Ninja…had it for a few years now and it's the best blender I've used.
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valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-22 20:29:54 -0600 Report

Hi HEIDI,
I just found out when I move I'll have a Ninja. I saved your discussion to favorites so I'll have yummy smoothies to start with. Good for you
to have splurged. Hugs, VL

NewSong53
NewSong53 2015-02-22 18:40:53 -0600 Report

Plain yogurt with flax meal (or ground flax seeds), ground nuts (walnuts, almonds) or ground sunflower or pumpkin seeds, a bit of oats, and a little avocado or spinach or kale. I love to add ground cinnamon or vanilla and Stevia for sweetening (or half a frozen banana). Another treat I've fallen in love with is frozen bananas. Just peel, break in half and freeze in a ziploc baggie — eat it like a fudgecicle or in a smoothie. They don't have so much sugar if you use slightly green bananas. Congrats — I think you'll love your Ninja! They got great reviews on Amazon.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-02-22 17:16:47 -0600 Report

Lilly,
start with a frozen banana and a cup of whole milk, add some oat bran, ground flax seed, egg powder for protein, vanilla and or cocoa, . Add berries, frozen broccoli or what ever you want. You can add yogurt, but it is good without. Add a little Splenda if you want it sweeter. Some malted milk powder makes it taste like malted milk. It will be thick and creamy.

Ruth2015
Ruth2015 2015-02-22 15:59:08 -0600 Report

Chai seed is good I use it in my smoothie and oat meal I love green so I use spinach kale celery berries plain yogurt Fresh lemon juice and chai seed .

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-22 15:32:20 -0600 Report

I love my Nija. I have done some smoothies in it, but mostly for the family. Smoothies are too carby for me. However, when I do make them, I use coconut milk, frozen berries of choice, some vanilla protein powder and maybe a little bit of banana if I can have the carbs. It comes out almost like ice cream and it's a treat. Coconut water is also a good addition.

Another favorite is apple and carrot juice. I have not done that in my Nija yet (mine is new too) but when I juice I use 4 carrots, 1 apple and about 1" of fresh ginger. It's yummy, but again, you have to be mindful of carbs.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-02-22 16:08:24 -0600 Report

Now you done it! I'm gonna have to get my Ninja down from the top shelf and do something like that. Sounds good!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-02-22 20:21:14 -0600 Report

Sweetie,
I didn't' know you had a Ninja…thank goodness I read it here. I was going to order one for us.
Love U
P

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-02-23 05:09:46 -0600 Report

Sweetness,
I had a thought while I was shopping yesterday that we need to compile a list of appliances we each have so that when we merge households we will know what we have and don't buy something that the other already has. Will talk more about this later!
J

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-02-22 15:44:01 -0600 Report

I was thinking of my cup of yogurt and cup of blueberries or blackberries i eat every morning with some coconut milk or water for liquid and ice to make it thick?

Anonymous
Anonymous 2015-03-20 16:11:42 -0500 Report

I'm on Social Security. After I've finished paying all my bills I do my grocery shopping for the month. I have to admit that carbs are very cheap, so I load up on pasta, rice, cheap white bread, etc. !!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-02-22 16:07:01 -0600 Report

Yeah, that's why I use frozen fruits. It makes it thick without watering it down with ice. Yogurt will work just fine and that adds protein, so that's good.

Ruth mentioned celery, and I like that too. Celery, pear, tomato, cucumber and some mint or basil. YUM, but again, that is a juice recipe, not really a smoothie.