Comments on: A Juicing Refresher http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/ Healthy Eating and Healthy Living for a Happy Life! Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:28:43 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 By: Angela http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-68618 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:38:19 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-68618 Hi Melissa,

In fact I do! Check out my juicing comparison of the two models here: http://testkitchentuesday.com/2014/06/03/reader-request-making-whole-food-carrot-juice-with-the-ninja-mega-blender-and-ultima-too/ When it comes to juicing, they are pretty much identical.

For green smoothies, the Ultima is quite a bit better due to the blade design. Here is my full Ultima review. http://testkitchentuesday.com/2014/05/19/product-review-ninja-ultima-blender-bl800-part-1-overview-and-green-smoothies-bonus-recipe/

Hope that helps, and enjoy!
Angela

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By: Melissa http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-68544 Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:32:29 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-68544 I just got the Ninja Ultima on a great sale. Saved about 50%
I went for this one over the mega kitchen as I already have a good food p rocessor. Do you know how the 2 compare?

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By: Angela http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-66976 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:52:39 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-66976 Thank you, Janet, for the nice words! I’m glad you found some useful info on my site. Enjoy!

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By: Janet http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-66764 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:45:41 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-66764 Hello Angela! I just want to say, thank you!!….for all the great advice, reviews, and recipies!
I just found you yesterday from googling Ninja, and have learned more from your sight than
anywhere else. My daughter gave me my Mega Ninja for mother’s day (I have wanted one
for a good long time) and I have been having a ball! But with your helpful posts I will get
much braver and try even more things! Keep up the great service to us all!
Janet

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By: Mike http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-44850 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:29:31 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-44850 Hey thanks for the reply. Good idea. Glad I’m not the only one hating those pesky little seeds.

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By: Angela http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-43271 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:01:57 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-43271 Hi Mike!

You know, blackberries are one thing I don’t put in smoothies for that exact reason (in fact, in today’s recipe, I called for a mixed berry blend…and removal of blackberries). Their seeds are so small and so hard that I have never been able to get them to fully blend. However, one thing you could do is blend up the blackberries and liquid first, before adding anything else, and run it through a mesh sieve before adding all your other ingredients. That would get rid of the seeds while still letting you have the blackberry flavor. It’s an extra step, but might be worth it for you!

Angela

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By: Mike http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-43258 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:31:53 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-43258 Hello from Memphis
I recently purchased a Ninja mega. I just started using it and when using blackberries in smoothies, the seeds do not disintegrate and I am constantly spitting them out with each sip. Suggestions?
Thanks!

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By: Angela http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-31727 Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:02:11 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-31727 Hi Lil,

Glad to you found the site!

I think it’s somewhat semantics, but the way I interpret it, whole food juice just includes fruits, veggies, and water or ice, where as a smoothie could include things like protein powder, peanut butter, other supplements, etc. But, IMO, you are not wrong to think of a whole food juice as a smoothie!

Thanks for dropping by and your note! 🙂

Angela

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By: Lil http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-31703 Sat, 03 Aug 2013 04:07:59 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-31703 Hi again! Yes, I’ve just discovered your blog and have been randomly going through everything. I’m really enjoying it so far!

I do have another question. What is the difference between a smoothie and a whole food juice? Because from your descriptions and what I’ve seen on the Ninja Mega informercials, it just sounds/looks like a fruit/veg smoothie. I mean, I’d add ice and peanut butter and sweetener to mine, as that’s my personal preference, but green stuff + fruits + ice + blending totally = smoothie to me.

Is there a difference I don’t know about or are we talking about the difference between soda and pop, where it’s just a vernacular thing?

Just wondering. 😀

Lil

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By: Angela http://testkitchentuesday.com/2013/06/18/a-juicing-refresher/#comment-31149 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:26:53 +0000 http://testkitchentuesday.com/?p=4284#comment-31149 Go for it, Jennifer! Since you have a juicer already, you might want to focus on the “whole food juice” that the Ninja can do and not bother with the straining aspect. Good luck!

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