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Picking apart the Nutri Ninja's chops (pictures)

Ninja's pint-size blender lets you make smoothies on the run.

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Andrew Gebhart

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The Nutri Ninja is a single-serve blender that specializes in extracting the nutrients from your fruits and veggies. It retails as the Nutri Ninja and the Nutri Ninja Pro for $90. Click through to find out more.

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The Nutri Ninja comes with a 24- and an 18-ounce cup.

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Its sleek design has no buttons.

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The blades are a separate attachment. Be careful.

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Put them on a cup and you're ready to blend.

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The jars twist into place easily.

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You can put Sip & Seal lids on the same container you used for blending and run out the door with it.

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The two jars, the blade attachment, and the portable lids make a nice combo.

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Despite its small frame, it packs in a hefty 900 watts.

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That's plenty of power, but it can also be graceful with something like whipped cream.

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It even has the power to handle some of our stress tests. This was an 8-ounce block of cheddar.

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There's no way to scrape the sides with the blender in position.

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It couldn't handle all stress tests. It had trouble with these almonds, and struggles with dry blending in general.

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Still, the Nutri Ninja makes a good, quick smoothie that you can take on the run.

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