With temperatures persistently remaining in the thirties we’ve been turning to our Ninja Professional Blender to cool us down. The 1000 Watt standing blender has been ideal for making delicious cocktails, snow cones and smoothies. The impressive power of this blender allows you to effortlessly crush ice and frozen fruit making it the perfect addition to any hot day. The blender also comes with a 72 oz. pitcher that has come in handy for hosting friends on the patio and making margaritas. Here are our 5 favourite recipes to try with the Ninja Professional Blender.

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Spicy Watermelon Margarita

The perfect combination of natural sweetness and spiciness, this is our go-to for hosting people. Try it with a tequila base or with Mezcal if you enjoy a little smokiness in your cocktails too.

Ingredients

2 Cups Tequila or Mezcal

1 Cup Lime Juice

2 Cups Frozen Watermelon Cubes

1-2 Jalapeños

1/4 Cup Triple Sec

Optional: 1-2 Tablespoons Agave

Method

Place all ingredients into the  blending cup in the order listed. Garnish with salt on the rim.

Serves 8

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Coffee Snow Cone

Ingredients

475 ml coffee, chilled
50 g sugar
130 g ice cubes

Method

Stir together coffee and sugar. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Place the ice cubes and frozen coffee cubes into the 2.1 L Total Crushing Pitcher.

Select SNOW CONE.

Serves 5

Ginger Greens Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup baby kale
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 avocado
1 date, pitted
2 small kiwis, peeled and quartered
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ginger root, peeled
1/2 cup coconut water
1/3 cup ice

Method

Place all the ingredients in the order listed into the 24-ounce Nutri Ninja® cup and blend for 45 seconds. Remove the blades from the cup after blending.

Go ahead, embrace your inner meal prepper. We hear you, making smoothies the night before is a huge time saver. But, heads up, never store your smoothies with the blade assembly attached—active ingredients in some foods may lead to pressure buildup and possible injury. Store them with Sip & Seal Lids instead.

Serving: 12 OZ

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Fruity Snow Cone

The Ninja® Professional Blender blasts ice into snow in seconds providing the perfect base for refreshing snow cones. Top with your favourite syrups, store-bought or homemade, and cool down from the inside out!

Ingredients

3/4 Cup White Sugar,
3/4 Cup Water,
1 Pkg Unsweetened Fruit Flavor,
Drink Mix (13 oz. each),
4-5 Cups Ice

Method

Make basic simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a saucepan and bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in flavored drink mix of your choice.

Make Cherry, Grape, Orange, and Fruit Punch by following the same recipe and changing the powdered flavor.

Place in resealable 12 oz. squirt bottle. Note: can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.

For Snow Cone, place 4-5 cups of ice cubes in pitcher and use long pulses until fine snow is formed. Scoop into desired serving dish.

Pour on flavored syrup and serve

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