Win a Ninja Ultima Blender #Giveaway

I am obsessed with the Ninja Ultima™ Blender. Since I opened the box and assembled my Ninja, I cannot stop blending and creating my own recipes — from cookies and bars to smoothies and juices…


The Ninja Ultima Blender is not just a blender — it is a crushing, chopping, blending machine! Imagine if your blender had the power and capabilities of a food processor – if you could crush ice, nuts, vegetables in seconds – and you have the Ninja.

ninja-ultima-blendaThe Ninja Ultima™ Blender is the only blender with Dual Stage Blending Total Crushing™ & High Speed Cyclonic Blades which allows you to easily chop and mix whole fruits, vegetables and ice while the High Speed Cyclonic blades blend ingredients into smooth, delicious consistency.

The Ultima also features PRO Variable Speed which provides a wide range of speeds to blend anything from sauces to smoothies.

One of my favorite features of the Ninja Ultima is the option to blend with single serve cups. If I want to whip up a quick smoothie or juice for myself, I just use one of the single serve cups. I don’t even need to use the full pitcher, which it makes it even faster and quicker for clean up too. If you are choosing which Ninja is for you, check out this comparison page. I highly recommend getting a model that comes with the single serve cups.

The price for the Ninja Ultima Blender is incredibly low considering its power and versatility. At 1/3 of the price of a Vitamix, I am so impressed with the Ultima.

The Ninja website also has a wealth of healthy recipe ideas — I am just beginning to make my way through some of them.

My New Favorite Snack

I made these Seeded Snack Bars using the Ninja Ultima Blender and I love them!


These wheat free and nut free bars are quick and easy to make — and delicious and filling too.

The combination of dates, toasted oats, and sunflower butter make them taste like dessert but they are perfect as a snack or quick on the go breakfast. (I toasted my oats in a pan on my stove. Super easy to do.)

I used dark chocolate chips in mine, since I love dark chocolate. And I also found that it works best to chop the dates first before adding the other ingredients.

4.6 from 23 reviews
Seeded Snack Bars
Recipe type: Healthy Snacks
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 16
If you’re looking for an alternative to nuts, look no further than seeds. Unlike nuts, seeds aren’t common allergens, so they are better tolerated by people with food sensitivities. Flax and hemp seeds are rich in hard-to-get nutrients, such as omega-3 essential fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Plus, these bars are gluten free!
  • ¾ cup toasted rolled oats
  • 9 dates
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. Combine all ingredients into the Ninja Ultima Pitcher.
  2. Pulse until well combined, scraping down Pitcher as necessary.
  3. Line an 8x8-inch pan with plastic wrap and spread the mixture evenly, pressing down.
  4. Chill for at least one hour, remove from pan and cut into 16 portions.


Your Chance to WIN a Ninja Ultima Blender

Please Note: We received a Ninja Ultima Blender for the purpose of this review and giveaway. As always our opinions are 100% our own.

Written and photographed by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom and owner of Janice Croze Photography.


  1. Jennifer Collver says

    I want to win so that I can have a blender that can actually be strong enough to properly chop through things so there are less chunks of ice in my smoothies haha.

  2. Randalyn says

    I’ve heard a lot of wonderful things about this blender. I’d love to have one thing to work with in the kitchen instead of a bunch of things.

  3. Jonathan Baker says

    I’d love to win so that I could make some great blended coffee drinks for my wife and I! Green smoothies would be great to make for the whole family too :)

  4. LindaStewart says

    I use a blender to make protein shakes that are a required drink since having gastric bypass surgery. I make a wide variety of different shakes but usually end up trailing back to pre-made shakes because I have yet to find a blender that will blend up all the frozen stuff I like to add to my shakes and then mix in the protein powder well enough to make it drinkable. Maybe the Ninja will do it? One can hope! Right?

  5. Joni says

    I would love to win this to free up some cupboard space. Right now I have a regular blender, a personal sized blender, a food processor, and a small food chopper. I would love to do all those with one appliance!

  6. Joni says

    I would love to win this to free up some cupboard space. Right now I have a regular blender, a personal sized blender, a food processor, and a small food chopper. I would love to do all four with one appliance!

  7. Justine says

    We have been thinking about getting a Ninja at out house. It would be nice to go down to one appliance that does several things.

  8. craig gilcrest says

    my doc wants me to lose one hundred pounds to avoid back surgery for a slip disk. and hypertension. he wants me to juice fast for sixty days. i am fifty seven years old and its time to make a change in my life.

  9. Julie Jolly says

    I would love to win this blender because I have become so passionate about cooking my own meals due to a gluten free daughter.

  10. Claudia says

    I would love to win because I need a good quality blender, I would love to make my own coconut butter and almond milk, Thank you!

  11. Tara says

    We are in need of a new blender! I’ve heard so many great things about the Ninja, but we don’t have the money right now to buy one. This would be great to win!!

  12. Lawanna says

    I would like to win because making smoothies in our blender is just like death waiting to happen. Blenders can’t keep up with us.

  13. Sonya Morris says

    I want to win because we need a blender that is tough enough for our family and my kids’ love for smoothies!

  14. wild orchid says

    I want to win so I can make awesome smoothies and more! I currently do not have a working blender, so this would be great to win!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  15. Lacey Burd says

    My husband says I have too many “kitchen gadgets”. He cut me off before I could get a food processor. The Ninja Ultima Blender would be the perfect thing for my kitchen!

  16. Kristina says

    I would love to win this because my current blender is acting up and have wanted to try a Ninja. Thank you for the chance to win.

  17. says

    I make smoothies every morning, and my current (cough Vitamix) blender is starting to burn out and not work as well. I’ve seen the Ninja in action, and I LOVE what it does. I really really really want one for that AND to grind my own flours :)

  18. ACMOMMY3 says

    How awesome! I’d love to win since I have never owned a cool blender and my friends rave about the ninja blender. :-) It would be awesome to make green fruit smoothies and salsas. :-)

  19. says

    I’ve never owned a blender before and it would be so awesome to be able to make smoothies…and who KNEW you could make snack bars, too?!

  20. Karla Sceviour says

    Ohh I soo want this! I do not even own a blender,,well,I do,but it is old,and a piece of garbage,,can barely blend up bread would be soo great!! ..I would try everything in it!

  21. Michele P says

    I really love to make smoothies, homemade salsa, and lots of other things in a blender-unfortunately what I have now doesn’t work as well as I’d like it to. I’ve heard great things about Ninja blenders and would love to win to make my food prep easier.

  22. Melissa S says

    I would love to win because I have heard great things about Ninja blenders. The blender I have now is nit very good and I would love to replace it with this.

  23. says

    I’ve been trying to slowly transition to a plant based diet with a weekly juice fast, my Walmart blender is great for hummus but is just not up to the task of juicing. I truly believe a Ninja would help me realize my health goals more quickly!

  24. Terry Maigi says

    I would love to win this! We have been trying to eat healthier and use less processed foods so this would really come in handy!

  25. says

    Hello, I would love to win because first I do not have a blender and second the last two years we have stopped eating all processed foods and starting making our own. Have you ever tried to make hummus without a blender? it’s not easy. So I would love a Ninja Ultimate Blender so we can eat healthier. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  26. Rust says

    I want to win because this blender is so much more capable of meeting my blending needs than the one I have now. I like how powerful it is.

  27. Debbie Welchert says

    I haven’t had a blender in years and every blender I’ve had leaked when trying to make a simple malt. I would love to have a Ninja Ultima Blender. It sounds like a really nice one. There is so much I could make again like malts and I would love to try making smoothies, which I have never had. It would be so nice having a blender again.

  28. Ashley Trail says

    I am being serious with my lifestyle changes and I have lost some weight. I have access to tons of organic misc. produce items so I could put them to great use!!!

  29. Birdiebee says

    I am a real foodie in the kitchen and also love to juice and make my own soups and sauces and this would be so perfect for me. I have never owned a blender, juicer or food processor so this would be a real blessing for me in the kitchen.

  30. amber y says

    I’d love to win because this blender sounds awesome! we make smoothies every morning and our blenders seem to wear out quicker than they should.

  31. LisaB says

    We fried our blender by making too many batches of hummus and I miss my summer smoothies (best way to up the fruit intake!).

  32. Janice Cooper says

    Oh my I would love to win this blender. We currently don’t have a blender. Our last blender broke and we’ve never replaced it.

  33. Christine says

    With both me and my partner in graduate school, we are on a tight budget. I obsess over smoothies and anything I can put in my food processor or magic bullet… but we don’t have a real blender! I have been ogling over the ninja for forever and would absolutely LOVE to get one to make some delicious soups and green smoothies in :)

  34. carol j says

    We have had a cold snowy winter. I have put on a couple extra pounds. I would like to try to eat healthier and would love to try new things the kids would enjoy.

  35. maggie says

    I absolutely would love to win for many reasons.. my last blender broke, I guess I used it too much! I love smoothies and I drink them every morning and I try to involve my family as well!

  36. Zoe says

    I want to make so many recipes with this, but my first is going to be raw vegan strawberry shortcake! I’d also love to finally be able to make *smooth* green smoothies for breakfast 😉
    There are so many possibilities!

  37. leslie says

    I’ve seen the adverts for the Ninja, so cool, so powerful, so out of my price range… I would love to win one of these machines and toss my old blender, the one that can’t even puree soup, into the bin …

  38. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I’d love to win this! It would be a great tool to use towards our goal of eating only whole foods made from scratch.

  39. Nikki says

    I want to win because my mom and I would like to start cooking healthier more often. This would definitely help. Thanks!

  40. kelly mistry says

    I’m trying to get my daughter to eat better and this would be the perfect thing to create delicious smoothies and drinks with fruits and vegetables mixed in without her realizing she is eating them!

  41. says

    I stay at home and take care of both my baby and my father. This would be a great way to foster nutrition and good health for all three of us!

  42. Aliya D says

    I started a new health regimen this year due to being diagnosed with high blood pressure; this would really help me incorporate some amazing recipes like smoothies and shakes. Thanks.

  43. Maegan Gaudreau says

    Because mine is old and SO LOUD! I need to upgrade so I stop waking up the whole neighborhood every time I blend something!!

  44. Melissa L. says

    I want to win as I would love to make smoothies to be healthier. And I need a new blender. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Sherry M says

    The Ninja seems to be a step above other blenders. If you don’t mind my pun, I’d like to give it a whirl, and try it out.


    I have a basic blender but have heard SO many amazing things about the ninjas, i would LOVE to have one of these!

  47. Elizabeth W. says

    I don’t have a blender, but have been wanting one to make fresh juice drinks and the ninja blender would be perfect!

  48. Rebecca Wettlaufer says

    My husband and I have had some bad luck with cheaper blenders in the past and are currently in the market for a new one. This is obviously the top of the line and would be perfect! (and would arrive just in time for our anniversary)

  49. Krista Embertson says

    Looking to improve my overall health and have heard so many wonderful things about the Ninja! I love that its more than just a blender!

  50. Natasha W says

    I would love to try the Ninja. My Bullet struggles with frozen fruit making smoothie-time a long drawn out process. The Ninja sounds like it could be the answer to so many problems!

  51. JENNIFER HART says

    I would like to win because I am in desperate need of a new blender, I think the one I have is older then me-thanks!

  52. Stephanie says

    I would love this blender. We make smoothies everyday. I also make my own baby food. This would be great instead of having so many bullets!

  53. Brittany says

    We are trying to eat healthier and I would love to blend up some smoothies and green drinks that I can sneak some protein and veggies into for my kids. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. MandyD says

    My husband thinks this blender would be the cats meow and much better than the “Bullet” we currently have. Would love to give it a try.

  55. says

    I would love to win because our blender recently kicked the bucket (house full of smoke included). It would be nice to have something versatile and reliable! Thanks :)

  56. Shall says

    I would like to win the blender to have a blender that I could make myself a drink or something and have 5 minutes to myself!

  57. MCGmandy says

    I would appreciate winning because I eat in a vibrant living way, which includes a lot of blended foods. I need something that can blend greens completely, so hidden in a smoothie, and blend soaked cashews to perfection for a deliciously vegan cream sauce or dessert. Thanks for hosting another generous giveaway

  58. Kim Tanti says

    I am working on getting healthy and Iam doing shakes for health and cleansing but my blender is a joke I have to stop it and un jam it constantly. So frustrating

  59. charlotte says

    I would love to win a blender because I’m pregnant and much prefer to make baby food at home as opposed to buying. My other daughter is seven now, and the blender I used for her is on the fritz.

  60. Haley says

    I have Crohn’s Disease so a large part of my diet is liquid, with smoothies to make sure I am getting vitamins, minerals and protein. My old blender is starting to bite it, so I would love to win the Ninja to go on to bigger and better meal options!

  61. Megan says

    I absolutely love smoothies but go through blenders like its toilet paper! I would love a ninja for the reliability and sheer power!!

  62. Sarah VM says

    I want to win because I have heard so many good things about the Ninja blender. I would love to have one to make smoothies and other nutritious drinks for my family.

  63. hillary smith says

    OMG, I want one of these SOOOO bad. I use a food processer that I got at walmart right now, it doesn’t hold alot of liquids and doesn’t blend very well. This would be the perfect addition to my kitchen!

  64. T Alexander says

    I don’t have a blender and there have been so many times that I wish I had. I have seen these Ninja Blenders advertised and they seem like really good little machines, so I would love to have one.

  65. Misty Mondy says

    I would love to win because I don’t have a blender. I could make some amazing drinks with this machine – love it!

  66. Gayle S says

    Currently, I have the wimpiest blender possible. I would love to own one that has power so I can actually get the results I am looking for.

  67. Janice says

    I would love to win this blender! My first baby is on the way and I don’t have a decent blender – it would really come in handy!

  68. nicole g says

    I would love this awesome blender as my son is super fussy when it comes to eating so i make a smoothy every day,( kale, avocado, yogurt, fruit), so good and good for u, but my blade is getting so dull i found half a banana not mashed up jeez. This would b awesome thanks

  69. sarah jackson says

    my blender just sucks , its not good for much so it just sits there , smoothies would be nice to make for the kids

  70. Alisa says

    It would be a dream come true to have a blender with the capabilities of a food processor! I currently don’t have a blender at all and I miss it!

  71. Jennifer L says

    I would love to win because my current “smoothie maker” is on it’s last leg (and really only works half the time). This would be amazing!

  72. rhoni4 says

    I would love to win. I love the Ninja Blender and bought one a couple of years ago, but this year it decided to break on me so now I am using a very cheap blender and it’s just not the same.

  73. Alanna says

    I have never seen this type of blender before. The one I have right now… lets just say it was not worth the price I paid for it. The recipe looks good too. I would love to work with this type of blender one day, it’s like a two in one. I’ve been wanting a food processor too. haha

  74. Kate I. says

    Because our workhorse old-school blender finally gave up the ghost not long ago and we’ve been using a newer, inferior one. We’d like to make healthful living as simple as possible, and the Ninja would help us do just that!

  75. Kymberly Pray says

    I currently do not have a blender. The last two, and only, blenders I owned I apparently loved to death. I like thick shakes and smoothies (really thick), and their motors were not up to the job. I need a sturdy, well-made, strong blender so I can do my mix-ins without fear that the appliance will conk out halfway through, leaving me with a cold mess.

  76. Alyssa C says

    My baby girl starts solids soon.. would love it so she can eat what we eat !! And summertime is coming.. mmmmmm smoothies !!

  77. Pamela j says

    oh the things i could do with this blender. I use my cheapo drugstore blender for everything now. I could make so many more things with this. Pick me oh sweepstakes gods, lol! Thanks!

  78. Jenny Robinson says

    With a bad back, heart disease in my family and me turning 50 this year, I am in the process of reducing my weight and getting healthy – for the “2nd half” of my life. Protein shakes are part of my weight-loss program and this Ninja will help make my life easier and quicker when preparing. Looking forward to being slim, trim and healthy, with the help of a Ninja!

  79. Laurie B says

    I want to win because I am going nuts listening to my daughter complain about not having smoothies. LOL Our blender doesn’t do such a great job and usually gives up half way through blending. Desperately needing a good reliable one as she is a smoothie fanatic.. plus mom would love to start making some fabulous recipes that I have come across.

  80. Kira Krusky says

    I would love to win because my blender is currently broken and I would love to try making all of the awesome things I have seen that the Ninja can make !

  81. Katherine says

    I love making smoothies and cold drinks and with a normal blender the ice is hard to chop. With the Ninja I heard it cuts the ice like nothing out there

  82. Terra Heck says

    I’ve heard great things about the Ninja Ultima™ Blender and would love to win to try out its awesome features and blend up some great food. Thanks.

  83. Susan Hardy says

    I have wanted a Ninja blender for a long time. I have a cheap blender that can’t really blend a smoothie even.

  84. Sarah Cool says

    I would love to win this because my mom has been wanting a ninja blender for awhile now and Id love to be able to give this to her on her bday :)

  85. Lorina Padgett says

    We need to eat healthier and I want to make smoothies, soups, salad dressing and salsa for my family. Actually I could really benefit from a liquid diet for a while.

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