My Ninja Blender Would Best Your Blender in a Dual

A Review of the Nutri Ninja Duo Blender with Auto-IQ

First off, the “dual” in the title is intentional. I’m kind of punny like that (insert groan here). 😛 But I just thought you should know that this blender has dual functions. Secondly, I have owned my blender for 4 years (wedding registry win, holla)! So for those of you who wonder how this blender holds up after an extended period of time, stay tuned, this review is for you! 😉

Dual Functions

So as I said before, this blender has dual functions. The first function is the Total Crushing Blender which comes as a special blade insert with the 72 oz pitcher (pictured below). It pulverizes ice and frozen fruit to snow in mere seconds. I use it for party drinks, sauces, smoothies, and vitamin and nutrient extraction.

The second and more useful function for me is to use the Nutri Ninja cups to blend personal smoothies. For this function alone, I give the Nutri Ninja Duo Blender with Auto-IQ a 5 out of 5. It is insane how easy it is to roll out of bed in the morning and have a great smoothie in seconds. An added bonus is that all jars, blades, and lids are BPA free and dishwasher safe. But that’s not all!

AutoiQ Makes Life Easier

Another function of the Ninja that is beyond amazing is AutoiQ. AutoiQ refers to the different time automated settings on the Ninja. There are 5 different AutoiQ settings that can be utilized along with the “low”, “medium”, and “high” settings typical of a blender. The AutoiQ settings are “Frozen Drinks/Smoothies”, “Puree”, “Blend”, “Ultra Blend”, and “Pulse”.

If you’d like more information about the AutoiQ feature, you can click here.

My Opinion: Is this a Must or a Bust?


After 4 years of heavy use, I have concluded that my Ninja Duo Blender with AutoiQ is the best blender on the market right now. Frozen fruit, almonds, etc are no match after 45 seconds of blending. Scroll down for my favorite smoothie recipe.

The Island Love Smoothie:

1-2 cups of frozen fruit (peach, strawberry, pineapple, mango mix)
1 banana
4-6 oz of pina colada cocktail
Water to blend
(you can also add ice cubes for a crunchier texture)