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Serve your little one a healthy, nutrient-dense smoothie for breakfast with this easy Ninja fruit smoothie recipe! This little blender makes the best, creamiest smoothies in no time at all and is perfect for kids of all ages!

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Ninja Fruit Smoothie Recipe With Frozen Fruit

The Ninja Bullet blender is a game-changer for busy families! We absolutely love making smoothies at home, and usually make them at least a few times per week.

Instead of having to clean a huge blender, you can make just the right amount and pop the blender cup straight in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. It’s so simple and will make it easier to get a healthy breakfast or snack on the table in no time!

This mixed berry smoothie has just 5 ingredients and is ready in seconds thanks to this handy high-powered blender.

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Ninja fruit smoothie

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Why We Love This Berry Smoothie Recipe

  • Healthy: Unlike prepackaged smoothies or juices, this Ninja berry smoothie recipe is full of essential nutrients, healthy fats, fiber, and even a little protein. Offer your little one the perfect Ninja smoothie for a great start to any day!
  • Easy to make: This Ninja blender healthy smoothie recipe is almost too easy. Just add everything to the cup and blend. It’s so quick! You’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients, too.
  • Perfect for frozen fruit: The secret to the best, creamiest smoothies usually starts with frozen fruit, but that can be hard on a weak blender. The Ninja Bullet is the best blender for breaking down frozen fruit; it makes it easy to have the perfect smoothie in no time at all.

Ingredient Notes

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  • Milk: Choose either regular milk or your favorite non-dairy milk, like unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk, to thin out this easy breakfast smoothie.
  • Greek yogurt: Stick with plain unsweetened Greek yogurt. It’s high protein and will add a little protein boost and a creamy texture. Feel free to use non-dairy Greek yogurt instead.
  • Frozen banana: Freeze overly ripe bananas to use in your favorite smoothie recipes. They add extra flavor and sweetness and also give the smoothie a really creamy texture.
  • Frozen berries: For this fruit smoothie recipe for the Ninja blender, you can use either blueberries or any other mixed berries. They are naturally high in vitamin C and antioxidants, making this a perfect way to serve your kids more nutrients.
  • Chia seeds: These are high in fiber and healthy fats to help keep your kids full all morning!
  • Almond butter: This is optional, but it will add extra healthy fats and give this smoothie a really lovely creamy texture. Creamy peanut butter or sunflower seed butter are great alternatives.

How Do You Make A Smoothie In A Ninja – Step-by-Step

  1. With the vessel installed onto the motor base, add ingredients in the order listed: milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana, frozen berries, chia seeds and almond butter (if using). Secure the lid.
  2. Turn the unit on by pressing the power button, then press the Start/Stop button for the 30-second blend mode.
  3. When blending is complete, press the power button to turn the unit off. Serve immediately.
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RECIPE TIPS

  • For the best texture, flavor and color, this smoothie is best consumed right after making it. It starts to lose some of its vibrant color and refreshing thick texture if left too sit too long. 
  • For optimal sweetness, use a frozen overripe banana (the brown spotty kind).
  • You can sub in mixed frozen berries for the frozen blueberries.
  • If you’d like to prep your smoothies ahead of time, fill freezer-safe cups or bags with the yogurt, frozen fruits, banana, and chia seeds. You’ll just need to add the milk and blend!
  • Frozen bananas give the creamiest texture, but you can use fresh bananas in a pinch.
  • If you run out of berries or want to add another flavor, replace some of the berries with pineapple chunks, frozen peaches, etc.
  • Love making smoothies? Freeze your own fresh strawberries and other fruits for later!

Recipe FAQs

Is Ninja good for smoothies?

Absolutely! The Ninja Bullet blender is made for this type of job. It’s the perfect size, making clean-up a breeze, and it is a high-powered blender that can blitz and blend frozen berries and fruits in no time at all. 

How do you use a ninja blender for smoothies?

It’s very simple. If you’ve ever used a Magic Bullet or smoothie blender before, you’ll already know what to do. Just pop all your ingredients in the cup, add the blade, then position it onto the base. Blend until the smoothie is smooth and creamy.

Can you blend frozen fruit in a ninja?

Yes! The Ninja is a powerful blender, so it can easily tackle frozen fruit. This ninja fruit smoothie recipe with frozen fruit uses both frozen bananas and berries, which would be difficult for lower power blenders. The Ninja can blend them into the perfect smoothie in record time.

Do I have to use a Ninja Bullet blender for this smoothie recipe?

No! If you don’t have a Ninja Bullet, try the Ninja Creami, regular Ninja Ultima blender, the Vitamix, or whichever high-powered blender you have on hand. If you have a lower power blender, add the frozen fruit in batches to help it break down more easily without burning out your blender.

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Storage Guidelines

  • Smoothies are best served fresh before the frozen fruits begin to melt. You can also refrigerate your smoothie for up to 1-2 hours, but you will need to shake it or re-blend it later.
  • You can also freeze leftover smoothie in popsicle molds for a healthy dessert!

Serving Suggestions

Most smoothies are not filling enough on their own to stand as a complete breakfast. This Ninja fruit smoothie recipe has chia seeds for fiber, Greek yogurt for protein, and nut butter for extra fats to tide your kids over for hours.

You may also wish to serve it with these protein-rich and filling breakfast options:

Recipe Variations

  • Add leafy greens: Smoothies are a fantastic way to incorporate more greens into your kid’s diet! Add fresh or frozen kale or spinach for an extra kick of nutrients without changing the taste.
  • Swap out the milk: Instead of milk, feel free to switch it up and use unsweetened fruit juice like apple juice or orange juice. This will make your smoothies sweeter, but will add more sugar and carbohydrates, so use in moderation. Another great option is coconut water.
  • Add protein powder: For extra protein, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
  • Try different types of berries: You can easily use any type of berries, like raspberries, strawberries, etc.
  • Add more seeds: Supplement the chia seeds with hemp seeds or flax seeds for extra fatty acids and more great nutrients.
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Ninja Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Created by Elysia Cartlidge
Servings: 2 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serve your little one a healthy, nutrient-dense smoothie for breakfast with this easy Ninja fruit smoothie recipe! This little blender makes the best, creamiest smoothies in no time at all and is perfect for kids of all ages!

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium frozen overripe banana cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries or mixed berries
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (optional)

Instructions
 

  • With the vessel installed onto the motor base of the Ninja Bullet blender, add ingredients in the order listed: milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana, frozen berries, chia seeds and almond butter (if using). Secure the lid.
  • Turn the unit on by pressing the power button, then press the Start/Stop button for the 30-second blend mode.
  • When blending is complete, press the power button to turn the unit off. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • For the best texture, flavor and color, this smoothie is best consumed right after making it. It starts to lose some of its vibrant color and refreshing thick texture if left too sit too long.
  • For optimal sweetness, use a frozen overripe banana (the brown spotty kind).
  • You can sub in mixed frozen berries for the frozen blueberries.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1mg
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