Friday, 2 July 2021

Easy ways to get your kids to eat more fruit & veg with the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender

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There's a lot of talk around children and food, even before you have that little one in your arms - there's the question of how you'll feed them once they arrive then before you know it, it's time to wean and that is when it gets really fun. We had a relatively easy weaning journey and that has continued but I always love to find new and inventive ways to make sure our son is getting enough fruit and veg in his system. 

Be it with snack plates, funny ice cube trays, soups and our favourite, smoothies. 

We love a versatile kitchen appliance and the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender available from Very UK is a dream to use. 

The multi-serve blender can make anything from silky smoothies, crushed-ice cocktails and yummy milkshakes to sauces, sorbets, dips and dressings, There's always enough to share with its 2.1-litre jug or could blend straight into the 700ml cup with a travel lid to enjoy a drink on-the-go. It has Auto-iQ Technology meaning its three intelligent blending programs are tailored to deliver the results you want at the touch of a button. Exclusive to Ninja, there is also the Pulse, Pause and Blend patterns that do all the hard work for you. 

The unique Pro Extractor Blade design easily blends the toughest ingredients, including whole fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and even ice, in the cup and cleaning is easy thanks to dishwasher-safe parts which is always great to hear when you have kids - we need easy cleaning time right?!

It is noisy so you'll want to protect those little ears but the results are exceptional. 

Easy ways to get your kids to eat more fruit & veg
- Whizz up a yummy sauce - if you find that you need to hide the good stuff from your children so that they'll eat it then making a sauce is the easiest way to do so. I find as long as it is tomato-based using chopped tomatoes or passata it's super easy to hide anything esp celery, broccoli - anything green! The Ninja whizzes all your ingredients up so perfectly that you're left with the silliest sauce perfect for any pasta dishes all the family would enjoy. 

- Smoothies! We love smoothies in this house and having a good blender is vital for that. We usually pick our own fruit and freeze it or use frozen fruit to create at home deliciousness. I tend to add things like oat milk and agave syrup to give it a subtle sweet hit that's still great for children. 

- We're big on chips and dips so being able to make our own is a must plus it's a fun activity to do with children as you can experiment with different ingredients and flavours. 

- Soup is such a fail-safe lunch, incredibly messy with little ones but you'll always remember those messy, soup covered faces when you look back and it'll make you laugh. My parents still have photos of me covered in beans as a child! It's a brilliant way to blend in more or less any vegetable - you can get them to choose what they want to try and help you make the soup too. Cooking as a family is such an easy activity to incorporate especially at the weekends when there's a little more time to be had.

The Ninja 2-in-1 Blender has slipped into our family lives seamlessly, especially in the mornings when we've been able to start the day with fresh smoothies and juices - my husband has adopted the travel cup as his own as it makes it so easy for him to grab and go for his commute to the office. 

You can purchase the fabulous kitchen appliance direct from Very UK - it's on offer at the moment too! 

Tell me... What would you blend first?



  1. Okay, I have been eyeing a blender for so long and this sounds like THE DREAM! I have some friends that swear by Ninja appliances, so whenever we will have more space, we will surely invest in one! x

  2. This is such a great idea! We don't have anything like this at home, but I can see it'd be a god send! A's not the best at eating veg, fruit she'll eat all day long, but veg we struggle with, so being able to whizz some into a sauce using this would be great.


  3. We used to have a nutribullet and was really good but it broke. This one looks great. I have heard of Ninja before. I love having smoothies, definitely perfect to get more fruit and veg in a children’s diet also. Thank you for sharing your review.


  4. I really need this blender in my life, it looks and sounds so good! I love that it's helped you so much as well lovely x

    Lucy |

  5. This sounds amazing! We currently do have a blender and it’s super useful especially for morning shakes in the summer or soups in winter! Super handy

  6. I need to get back into making smoothies and things! I'm really glad to hear this has helped you so much x

  7. My nephew loves fruit and will have smoothies too but hates veg, so his parents try hiding it in sauces, but I think they could do with this, so that it's really hidden! x


  8. Great tips! We have just started weaning now, we're about 6 weeks in and we are still at the stage where he will shove anything in his mouth,, I'm hoping we don't have a fussy phase but I'll try some of these if he starts rejecting fruit and veg! We have a Ninja blender, it's so good. I've had a few different food blenders and that the Ninja one is the most powerful and good blending anything. I prefer it over our food processor, plus its easier to clean! It is a bit old though (my partner bought it before we got together so its over 5 years old!) so I'd love to see improvements they've made in the newer models.

    Corinne x

  9. I really want this blender and I’d be making the FBI cocktail x

  10. This is such a great way to hiding fruits and veggies. I need this myself!

    Danielle |

  11. I absolutely love my smoothie maker! I've not tried Ninja, but this does sound fabulous!

  12. I absolutely LOVE this post. Your foodie posts are my fave. I really need to invest in this smoothie maker, don't I!? I'd love a pineapple smmothie right now!

  13. We have a NINJA and I couldn't live without it! x

  14. My mum has one of these and swears by it! I want one when I have more kitchen / storage space

    Jasmine xx


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