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Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake with the Nutri Ninja


When I was at the blogging conference, BlogHer, this summer, one of the companies in the Expo Hall was Ninja – the makers of my favorite blender – the Ninja. Before I had a Ninja, I managed to break literally every blender/food processor I had. My Mom bought me a Ninja years ago and it literally got used for everything.

I was so excited to talk with the team at Ninja – not only to find out more about their newest member of the Ninja family – the Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ, but also to try out the tasty smoothies they were handing out. Oh yes, they were good!

What I didn’t really expect was that a few weeks ago, a shiny new Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ would show up on my doorstep to review! Very exciting!

I immediately made butternut squash soup using the Nutri Ninja (sorry, no photos) and this morning I was flipping through the “inspiration guide” that came with the Nutri Ninja and saw a recipe for a Mighty Mocha Protein Shake. Well, I really was not in the mood for mocha, but I decided to take it as inspiration and make a shake based on my favorite fall drink at Starbucks – Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake

What you will need:

  • Nutri Ninja 24-ounce stainless steel cup
  • 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee – chilled
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 small frozen ripe banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup
  • dash of nutmeg

Normally when you are building your smoothie, you follow the guidelines that came with the Nutri Ninja:


However, with this shake, you just put all the ingredients into the stainless steel cup, lock it into place on the Nutri Ninja base and press Auto-iQ blend.


The Nutri Ninja is smart and knows how long your shake needs to blend! Not only can it blend, but Auto-iQ can chop, extract and there is even a Smooth Boost setting if you want an extra smooth smoothie.

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake

This may become my morning go-to shake! I feel like I am having a treat yet it is packed with nutrients, protein and of course, my morning coffee!

I look forward to using the Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ for everything from smoothies, soups, sauces and more! Thank you Nutri Ninja for the review opportunity!

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One Response to Cinnamon Dolce Latte Protein Shake with the Nutri Ninja

  1. Matt says:

    Coffee with protein powder…? I’m skeptical, but I’ll try it before I knock it 😉