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By Paola Songeur

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The holidays are approaching. This means a lot of things — like family reunions, presents and probably too much dessert. It also means parents will busy, tending to school holiday events and Thanksgiving potlucks. So, in this seasonal crunch time, a high-quality blender may be one of the most important ingredients for success.

Think about it: running late for work because you spent too much time helping the kids put on their costumes for the Halloween parade at school? Make yourself a smoothie for breakfast! Last minute dinner plans and don’t have time to make a complicated dish? Look like an organized professional with a blender-friendly lentil hummus made from scratch!

Luckily, a reliable Ninja blender is currently 34 percent off on Amazon.

Ninja 1000 Watts Blender, $59 (usually $90), Amazon

In addition to being a life-saver (and $31 dollars off), the 1000-watt Ninja NJ600CO Professional Blender is also a crowd-pleaser with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

“I don't suspect we will be needing another blender for several more years,” said one Amazon reviewer of the Ninja blender, “it's almost tempting to buy an extra of these and put it into storage for the day that happens.”

Plus, the blender is entirely dishwasher-safe (yes, pitcher, lid AND blades), which means you’ll spend less time cleaning, and more time wrapped up in the holiday spirit.

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