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Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro Blender Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Review updated Apr 28, 2023 at 09:07 am
Latest change: Retest Aug 25, 2022 at 12:41 pm
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6.9
Multi-Purpose
8.5
Smoothies (Single Serving)
7.3
Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
6.8
Ice Crushing
3.4
Soups
5.7
Professional Use

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro blender is a simple personal blender meant for single-serve smoothies. It comes with two or three jars with to-go lids, meaning you can use them as travel cups. It's easy to clean, and all of its components are top-rack dishwasher-safe. However, you have to push on the jar constantly to blend, so you can't focus on something else while the blender runs.

Our Verdict

6.9 Multi-Purpose

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is alright for multi-purpose use. It's meant for single-serves like smoothies and is well-suited for blending common additions like fruit, leafy greens, and ice. However, it's not easy to use for thick recipes like nut butter and can't blend hot ingredients, like most personal blenders. There's only one speed setting, so you can't adjust it to suit your recipe. However, it's decently well-built and easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Three different sizes of jars and to-go lids.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • Excellent at blending fibrous ingredients.
8.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is excellent for single-serve smoothies. It comes with a couple of jars that are a good size for personal smoothies and makes a mostly smooth blend with stubborn smoothie ingredients like kale or blueberries. There are to-go lids for the jars, so you can easily use them as travel cups. However, you need to push on the jar to blend, which isn't the most convenient design. Some blenders can make an even smoother blend with fibrous fruits and vegetables.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
  • Three different sizes of jars and to-go lids.
Cons
  • Excellent at blending fibrous ingredients.
7.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is decent for multiple servings of smoothies. It makes a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients, even if you fill the jars to full capacity. However, the biggest jar only holds 24oz, so if you're serving a lot of people, you'll need to make more than one batch. Unfortunately, you need to hold the jar to blend, and it's on the loud side, so it's not the most convenient to use for that purpose. That said, it's very easy to clean, and all its parts are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Excellent at blending fibrous ingredients.
  • 24oz maximum capacity.
6.8 Ice Crushing

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is adequate for crushing ice. Since its maximum capacity is 24oz, you're limited to small batches, but it can make snow-like crushed ice if you work with about four ice cubes at once. It's a hands-on process since you need to push and release the jar to pulse. While it's decently sturdy, it's entirely plastic and doesn't feel premium, which isn't ideal if you do a lot of ice-crushing.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • 24oz maximum capacity.
3.4 Soups

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro can't hot blend, so it isn't suitable for making soups. The biggest jar's 24oz capacity won't fit most soup recipes in one batch, either. Still, if you let the ingredients cool first, it can help blend small portions of kale or broccoli soup.

Pros
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 24oz maximum capacity.
5.7 Professional Use

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is disappointing for professional use. It's mostly meant for single-serve drinks like smoothies and has a small capacity and a simple one-speed design. It can crush ice and make a mostly smooth blend with fibrous ingredients but isn't easy to use for recipes like nut butter or hummus. It can't safely blend hot ingredients, like most personal blenders. On the plus side, it's easy to clean, and its components are dishwasher-safe.

Pros
  • Makes snow-like ice.
  • Dishwasher-safe.
Cons
  • Can't hot blend.
  • 24oz maximum capacity.
  • 6.9 Multi-Purpose
  • 8.5 Smoothies (Single Serving)
  • 7.3 Smoothies (Multiple Servings)
  • 6.8 Ice Crushing
  • 3.4 Soups
  • 5.7 Professional Use
  1. Updated Apr 28, 2023: Updated text to match Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Aug 25, 2022: The result for 'Blades - Removable' changed from 'No' to 'Yes' because the blade assembly lid is removable from the jar.
  3. Updated Aug 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated Oct 15, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated Oct 02, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

Depending on the manufacturer, the Ninja Nutri Pro comes with either two jars or three jars. We tested the variant that comes with three jars, but expect our results to be valid for the other variant as well. You can see the label for the unit we tested here.

Ninja has several other models with similar names. We tested the Ninja Nutri Pro BL455. The Ninja Nutri Pro BL456, BL451, BL450C, and BL450 are similar blenders, but they have less powerful motors, so we can't comment on their performance.

If you come across another variant of this model, let us know in the discussion section below so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Blenders

The Ninja Nutri Pro blender is a personal blender well-suited for making single-serves of your favorite smoothies and protein shake recipes, and it comes with to-go lids so you can bring your blends with you. However, it's operated by pressing down on the jar, unlike similar models with more convenient buttons like the Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ.

If you're looking for more blenders, see our recommendations for the best blenders, the best Ninja blenders, and the best blenders for smoothies.

NutriBullet Pro 900

The NutriBullet Pro 900 is a little better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The NutriBullet makes a silkier puree with fibrous fruits and vegetables. It's also much better for processing small batches of hard ingredients like nuts. It's quieter when it's running. On the other hand, the Ninja can crush ice without liquid in the jar. All of its components are dishwasher-safe and it's easier to clean by hand.

NutriBullet Pro 1000

The NutriBullet Pro 1000 is better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro for most purposes. The NutriBullet is quieter and blends common smoothie ingredients like kale more quickly. Its jars have bigger capacities. However, the Ninja can crush ice without liquid in the jar, so you might prefer it if you want to make crushed ice for cocktails. All of its components are dishwasher-safe and it's easier to clean by hand. 

Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is a much better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The DUO has a better build quality and comes with a unique jar with manual rotating hands that help push food towards the blades. It also has controls with different timers depending on what you're blending. It's better for making nut butter and for processing fibrous ingredients like kale. 

Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a little better than the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus. The Pro is sturdier and makes a smoother blend with common smoothie ingredients like leafy greens. However, the Plus also makes well-blended smoothies, and it's easier to use for thick recipes like nut butter. 

Ninja Fit

The Ninja Fit is a bit better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. They both make fantastic smoothies, but the Fit makes a slightly smoother blend with small batches of fibrous ingredients like kale. It's somewhat quieter and easier to use to process hard ingredients like nuts. On the other hand, the Nutri Ninja Pro comes with an assortment of differently-sized jars. It's better for ice crushing since its 24-ounce jar can fit more ice cubes than the Fit's 16-ounce jars. 

Magic Bullet Mini

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a better personal blender than the Magic Bullet Mini. The Ninja is better built and comes with to-go lids for its jars. It's easier to clean by hand and all of its components are dishwasher-safe. 

Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ is better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The two models are very similar, but Nutri-Blender is significantly better for making smoothies, and it's much easier to clean by hand. It also comes with two 24-ounce jars rather than one 24-ounce jar and a smaller 18-ounce jar.

Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is better than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro for most purposes. They have a similar design and performance, but the Auto-iQ has buttons for a few automatic blending programs, which eliminates the need to press down on the jar to blend.

Breville Boss To Go Sport

The Breville Boss To Go Sport is a better personal blender than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The Breville has a better build quality and takes less time to blend fibrous ingredients for recipes like smoothies. It's more suitable for blends like nut butter or hummus. On the other hand, the Ninja quieter and easier to clean by hand.

Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a little better than the Magic Bullet Blender MBR-1101. The Ninja comes with to-go lids for all of its jars, and it's more versatile since you can use it to crush ice without adding liquid to the jar. It's also sturdier and easier to clean by hand. All its components are dishwasher-safe, while the Magic Βullet's blade assembly needs to be cleaned by hand.

BlendJet 2

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is better than the Blendjet 2 for most purposes. The Ninja comes with three differently-sized jars with matching to-go lids, does a better job of crushing ice, and makes a smoother puree of fibrous ingredients. However, the Blendjet is a more compact battery-powered blender, so you may prefer it if you're looking for a portable model.

Magic Bullet Kitchen Express

The Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro is a more versatile personal blender than the Magic Bullet Kitchen Express. The Ninja is better built and easier to clean. It can crush ice, unlike the Magic Bullet. While the Ninja comes with an additional 12-oz jar, the Magic Bullet comes with a food processing attachment. The Magic Bullet also makes a better-blended smoothie.

NutriBullet Rx

The NutriBullet Rx is better for most purposes than the Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro. The Rx is a full-size blender that makes a smoother blend with fibrous ingredients like kale. It's much easier to use for thick mixtures like nut butter, and you can use it to heat up room-temperature ingredients. However, the Ninja is a smaller personal blender. It's easier to clean by hand and comes with to-go lids for its jars. 

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Blender Type
Personal Blender
Height
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width 5.9" (15.0 cm)
Depth 5.9" (15.0 cm)
Weight
5.1 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shaft Length (Immersion Blenders)
N/A

It's a pretty compact personal blender. You can store it on your kitchen counter or in a cupboard, and the jar is removable for easier storage.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

This blender has a decent build quality. Its jars feel thick and solid, which is good. However, the motor base seems plasticky and doesn't feel very premium or durable. The power cable isn't very thick, either.

3.0
Design
Jar Capacity
Main Jar Capacity
24.0 oz (710 ml)
Additional Jar Capacity
18.0 oz (532 ml)

It comes with three different jars with different capacities: 24oz, 18oz, and 12oz. The smallest jar is a bit small for a smoothie but is suitable for blending small amounts of dip, dressing, or salsa.

Design
Jar/Beaker Materials
Jar/Beaker Material
BPA-Free Plastic
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The jars and lids are all made of plastic and can go on the top rack of your dishwasher.

Design
Blades
Blade Type
Sharp
Blade Count
6
Removable
Yes
Dishwasher Safe
Yes

The blade assembly has six sharp blades, including a pair of small vertical blades to help process ingredients above the blades. The blade assembly can go on the top rack of your dishwasher.

Design
Lid
Two-Part Lid
No
Lid Closing Type
Screw-On

The lid screws onto the jar for a tight seal, and you can clean it in the dishwasher. This blender also comes with three to-go lids with a spout so you can drink smoothies on-the-go.

Design
Power Cord
Stow-Away Compartment
Yes
Cord Length
2.6 ft (0.8 m)

The power cord is long enough to reach most outlets. It can be stored in the stowaway compartment under the blender when it's not in use.

Design
In The Box

  • Recipe Guide
  • Manual
  • Motor base
  • Extractor blade assembly
  • 1x 12-oz jar
  • 1x 18-oz jar
  • 1x 24-oz jar
  • 3x To-go lids

Performance
9.0
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Small Batches)
Jar Used
Additional Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
7.0
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

It's fantastic for small batches of fibrous ingredients. It makes a mostly smooth blend with ingredients like kale, with just a few tiny grains left over. However, you need to push down on the jar constantly to blend, so blending a smoothie isn't a hands-free process.

8.9
Performance
Fibrous Ingredients (Full Capacity)
Jar Used Main Jar
Fibrous Ingredients Processing
6.5
Fibrous Ingredients Texture
9.5

If you fully fill the jar, this blender is excellent for small batches of fibrous ingredients. If you use this blender for something like a smoothie, it makes a nearly perfectly smooth puree with kale or blueberries. However, it takes longer than a smaller batch, and it's not the most convenient process because you need to constantly press down on the jar.

8.6
Performance
Crushed Ice
Crushed Ice Preparation
7.5
Crushed Ice Texture
9.0

It's amazing for crushed ice. If you work in small batches, it doesn't take long to make snow-like ice. You need to push down on the jar and release it to manually pulse, so it's not as easy to use as blenders with blending programs or buttons for pulse mode.

7.0
Performance
Nut Butter
Nut Butter Preparation
5.5
Nut Butter Texture
8.0

It's decent for nut butter. It takes several minutes of blending, and you have to tap the sides of the jar almost constantly to keep the ingredients moving. You also need to press and release the jar to simulate pulse mode, and stop partway through to unscrew the lid and scrape the sides of the jar with a spatula.

6.4
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Max Speed
96.0 dB

It's a louder personal blender. Compared to similar blenders like the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus, it makes more noise when running, so it's more irritating to use for several minutes.

Performance
Blade Speed
Min Speed
18,000 RPM
Max Speed
18,000 RPM
Power
1,000 W
Speed Adjustment Based On Jar Type
No

It has one speed setting, like most personal blenders. It's suitable for blends like smoothies and ice, but you can't adjust the speed to suit different recipes or avoid over-blending.

Ease Of Use
Ease Of Use
Controls And Programs
On/Off Switch
No
Speed Presets
1
Speed Dial
No
Hot Blending
No
Pulse/Turbo Mode
No
Programs
0
Blending Time Indicator
No
Programmable Timer
No

It doesn't have any programs. To blend, you need to push down on the jar. Releasing the jar stops the blender. You can simulate a pulse mode by pressing and releasing in short intervals.

9.0
Ease Of Use
Cleaning

It's very easy to clean. You can run the blender with soap and water in the jar to remove sticky residue from the blades and walls of the jar. You still need to scrub the jar and blade assembly with a brush, but overall it's a quick and simple process.