Smoothies are great as a morning meal or an afternoon snack. They boost your energy levels and your immune system. They pack nutrients and vitamins into your diet, helping you fight those mid-afternoon vending machine cravings. What makes a good smoothie? Fresh fruit, a little ice or yogurt, perhaps a handful of greens, and a blender capable of mixing all of those ingredients together into a velvety drink. But, which blenders are up for this job? Our guide to the best blenders for smoothies will help you find the perfect appliance for your needs.
- 1 COMPARISON TABLE
- 2 PRODUCT FAQ
- 2.0.1 1. DOES THE TYPE OF SMOOTHIE I PLAN TO MAKE INFLUENCE WHICH BLENDER I SHOULD USE?
- 2.0.2 2. WHAT ARE THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES THAT I CAN TAKE WITH ME AND DRINK ON THE GO?
- 2.0.3 3. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES?
- 2.0.4 4. WHAT IS THE PULSE FEATURE USED FOR?
- 2.0.5 5. ARE PLASTIC MIXING JARS OR GLASS MIXING JARS PREFERABLE?
- 3 HOW WE REVIEWED THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES
- 4 OVERALL PRICE RANGE OF THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES
- 4.1 Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
- 4.2 Features
- 4.3 Blendtec Designer Series Blender
- 4.4 Features
- 4.5 Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender
- 4.6 Features
- 4.7 Rosewill Professional Blender
- 4.8 Features
- 4.9 COSORI Blender 1500W for Shakes/Smoothies
- 4.10 Features
- 4.11 Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
- 4.12 Features
- 4.13 KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Blender
- 4.14 Features
- 4.15 NutriBullet Pro High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
- 4.16 Features
- 4.17 Breville BBL620 Fresh & Furious Blender
- 4.18 Features
- 4.19 Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor
- 4.20 Features
- 5 THE VERDICT
1. DOES THE TYPE OF SMOOTHIE I PLAN TO MAKE INFLUENCE WHICH BLENDER I SHOULD USE?
Yes. If you plan to put whole chunks of fruit or frozen items into your smoothie, you'll need a blender that's tough enough to chew through those ingredients. High-performance blenders, like the Vitamix, and personal blenders are good options if you plan to blend tough ingredients into your smoothies. Traditional countertop blenders are the best blenders for smoothies that are made of yogurt, soft fruit, and other soft ingredients.
2. WHAT ARE THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES THAT I CAN TAKE WITH ME AND DRINK ON THE GO?
If you want to be able to whip up a smoothie and take it with you, you might want to consider one of the new personal blenders. With these blenders, the mixing jar doubles as a travel cup. This allows you to easily mix up a one- or two-serving smoothie, cover it with a lid, and take it with you on your commute. You'll save time and spend less time washing dishes. Personal blenders aren't for hard-core blending, though. So, if you envision using the appliance to make smoothies and also mix up heftier foods, you probably want to purchase a more traditional blender.
3. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES?
There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a blender. Consider what quantities you'll be blending. Will you need to make enough for your entire family? Or, just a serving or two for yourself? The capacity you'll be blending will help determine how large of a mixing jar you'll need. You'll also want to evaluate how easy the blender is to clean, how much space it will take up on your countertop, and how durable it is.
4. WHAT IS THE PULSE FEATURE USED FOR?
The best blenders for smoothies usually have a pulse feature, which helps when it comes to chopping and mixing frozen items and tough ingredients like chunks of hard fruit. The pulse feature also comes in handy if you need to chop up an ingredient without pureeing it.
5. ARE PLASTIC MIXING JARS OR GLASS MIXING JARS PREFERABLE?
There are advantages to each. Plastic jars are lightweight and easier to maneuver. However, plastic jars are prone to staining and scratching. Glass mixing jars have a more substantial weight that some users like, and they are less likely to scratch or absorb odors. However, there's always the risk that a glass jar could break. Stainless steel mixing jars are also an option, although these are less popular because you can't see the ingredients as they are being mixed.
HOW WE REVIEWED THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES
When evaluating the best blenders for smoothies, we evaluated a range of factors. We looked at the amount of horsepower each blender has as well as the size and strength of the container that comes with it. We also considered the speed levels and blending programs that come loaded onto each appliance.
OVERALL PRICE RANGE OF THE BEST BLENDERS FOR SMOOTHIES
The best blenders for smoothies range in price from $ to $$$. More expensive blenders have especially powerful motors and features that make them easier to use, like LED displays, timers, and pre-programmed settings. Pricier models also tend to be more versatile, meaning you can use them for more than blending smoothies. You can put some of these fancier blenders to work making ice cream, soups, pesto, and even pancake batter.
- Program settings: three program settings for smoothies, hot Soup, and frozen desserts, ensure walk-away convenience and consistent results.
- You're in control: variable speed control and pulse feature let you fine-tune the texture of any recipe.
- Built-in wireless connectivity: the motor base is able to read the container size you?ve chosen and automatically adjust program settings and maximum blending times accordingly.
- Digital timer: a built-in digital timer removes the guesswork with recipes you process manually, helping you achieve the perfect texture every time. Electrical Ratings- 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps
- Pair with any self-detect containers: add a range of compatible container sizes, building a customized blending system designed to fit your needs.Cord: 4 ft. Use - Household
The Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender has a three program settings (for smoothies, hot soups, and frozen desserts) automatically adjust to the container size you've selected, process your recipes, and stop the Blender when complete. The 64-ounce container that comes with this blender offers plenty of capacity, and its low profile allows this appliance to be stored on the counter under kitchen cabinets. This blender comes with a tamper and a recipe book.
- Variable blending cycles: 8 speeds for variable speed control and the ability to achieve a variety of textures. Complete control to adjust your blending at any time while blending. Led display with 7 varying blending options, showing duration/time remaining on blend cycle.
- Touch interface/reduced noise: touchscreen controls give the machine a sleek silhouette and are easily wiped clean. Reduced motor noise due to internal baffling.
- Patented blade/80% thicker: stainless-steel forged blade, with wings, for amazingly smooth blends (10x stronger than other blender blades). note: Blade is not sharp, blade is dull. No more cuts and pokes.
- Large batches: BPA-free Wild Side+ jar is a 90 ounce volume jar with 36 ounce blending capacity (wet or dry) ideal for blending beverages for 4-6 people.
- Warming Soup/self-cleaning: Blendtec blenders heat soups and drinks through blade friction heat. Enjoy a warm meal or beverage in 6 minutes or less. Clean-up time: Add a little soap and water, your jar can clean itself in less than 1 minute.
Complete with 8 speeds and 7 blending options, the Blendtec Designer Series Blender can be used to make ice cream and whip up soups, cocktails, batters, and more. The 90-ounce jar has a patented design that features a fifth side, making it ideal for mixing larger quantities quickly. The jar's unique design pulls ingredients down into the stainless steel blade, easily tackling even the toughest ingredients. This sleekly designed blender operates quietly and can be cleaned easily.
- Automated Blending: Five pre-programmed settings ensure simple cleaning, walk-away convenience, and consistent results for smoothie, frozen dessert, soup, and purée recipes.
- You're in Control: Variable Speed Control and Pulse feature let you manually fine-tune the texture of any recipe;Cord: 6 ft
- Low-Profile 64-ounce Container: Perfect for family meals and entertaining, while fitting comfortably under most kitchen cabinets. Electrical Ratings - 120 V, 50-60 Hz, 12 Amps
- Hardened Stainless-Steel Blades: Our aircraft-grade stainless steel blades are designed to handle the toughest ingredients, so from the first blend to the last, you get the same quality results.
- Self-Cleaning: With a drop of dish soap and warm water, your Vitamix machine can clean itself in 30 to 60 seconds. What's in the Box: motor base, low-profile 64 oz. container, cookbook, getting started guide, DVD, low-profile tamper.HP: 2.2-peak
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is a powerful appliance capable of tackling a variety of kitchen jobs, including grinding nuts and coffee and making ice cream. This blender has 5 pre-programmed settings, including one for smoothies, plus a pulse feature. It has variable speed control, allowing you to use just as much speed as you need. It has hardened stainless steel blades and 64-ounce container that's low enough that it can fit on the kitchen counter under cabinets. This self-cleaning blender comes with a tamper.
- Industrial blender power: 1400 watts of commercial blender power and up to 33000 RPM for faster, smoother results with ice crushing power base.
- Stick to your health & Fitness goals: quick and easy blending in a jar that holds up to 2L of fresh fruit smoothies, cleansing juices, icy cocktails, silky sauces, creamy purées, chunky dips and more. Includes a whisk bar attachment for mixing eggs, pudding, protein shakes and more.
- 3 pre-programmed settings & speed control: Choose between smoothie, ice, or sauce. Set desired speed using the speed regulator knob or pulse by briefly holding the switch.
- Quality design: featuring 420 stainless steel food-grade performance chopping blade, body and jar base. The BPA free, dishwasher safe 2L blender jar doubles up as family-size pitcher container with a spill-proof lid for convenience and easy cleaning.
- Advanced technology: built-in Hall Effect Sensor technology maintains blender speed, performance and stability, even at full jar Capacity.
The Rosewill Professional Blender comes with 3 programmed speeds for smoothies, ice, and sauces. A speed regulator knob allows you to set the appliance at just the speed you need and gives you total control. This blender has a 2-liter mixing jar and comes with a whisk bar that can be used to tamp foods down closer to the blades. This sleekly designed blender has a vented lid and an automatic shutoff feature.
- PREMIUM QUALITY - The 1500-watt advanced motor system is designed to the toughest ingredients, with high performance for making green smoothies, milkshakes, crushing ice , nut butters and more. It is last and safety with automatically shut off when overheating and over-load
- SIX HARDENDED STAINLESS STEEL BLADE - 6 premium razor-sharp blade assembly thoroughly breaks down ingredients, fruits, vegetables & seeds for nutrient & vitamin extraction, gives you the most easily absorbed food
- VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL - Easily adjust speed to achieve a variety of needs. The soft knob can be rotated at any point during the blend, so you’re in complete control, with pulse feature & soup function to make your life tastefully
- BPA FREE CONTAINERS - 70oz family-size pitcher with an extra 27oz personal Travel Bottle(with To-Go Lids). Not only perfect for a family, but also allows you to take nutrient on the go
- SELF CLEANING - Easily clean your pitcher through running the blender with some warm water and dish soap after you are done with your recipe. An extra bonus cleaning brush included, all accessories are dishwasher safe
The Cosori Blender 1500W has a 2-horsepower motor and variable speed control, allowing you to dial up just as much speed as you want. Hardened stainless steel blades make quick work of most jobs. This blender comes with a 70-ounce pitcher and a tamper. Use this blender to whip up smoothies, milkshakes, cocktails, and more.
- Auto IQ technology optimizes ninja: Pro extractor blades and power to deliver powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction
- Powerful nutrient and vitamin extraction provides great tasting, nutritious beverages
- 1000 watt motor has the power to crush through whole fruits, vegetables and ice in seconds
- Nutri ninja pro extractor blades rotate at high speed to liquefy ingredients into smooth nutrient juices, smoothies and purees
- Includes: (1) small 18 ounce Nutri ninja cup, (1) regular 24 ounce Nutri ninja cup, (2) sip & seal lids, (1) pro extractor blades, instruction book, getting started guide with product tips and recipes
The Ninja Professional Countertop Blender takes the guesswork out of making smoothies with intelligent programs that determine how long to blend ingredients. This affordable blender also features push-button control, 2 automatic programs, and a pulse feature. Its sturdy blades easily crush ice, fruit, and frozen ingredients, and 2 included single-serving glasses allow you to whip up a smoothie and take it with you.
- The diamond blending system ensures that all ingredients blend together quickly and efficiently.
- The Intelli-Speed Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through all ingredients.Volts:120
- Stir, chop, mix, puree or liquify. Pulse mode works with all speeds for staggered blending. Watts : 550. Hz : 60
- The 60-oz. BPA-Free patented Diamond Pitcher design is shatter-, scratch- and stain-resistant and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
- The die-cast metal base is sturdy and the Clean-Touch control panel wipes clean easily.
This KitchenAid blender has an intelligent motor that takes the guesswork out of kitchen jobs by sensing the contents of the mixing jar and automatically adjusting to optimal speeds. This blender also has a pulse feature and 5 speeds. The 60-ounce pitcher is shatter-, scratch-, and stain-resistant. This blender comes with a soft start feature in which the motor begins at a slower speed to pull food toward the blade and then increases to the selected speed setting.
- With 900 watts of power, the Pro is faster and stronger than the original, but just as simple to use. Load it up with dense whole foods like nuts, seeds, hard fruits, and kale, then push, twist and blend your way to a healthier lifestyle.
- Optimized 900-watt motor and refined nutrient extraction blades blend The toughest whole foods into nutritious shakes, smoothies, and nut butters.
- Included: (1) 900W motor base, (1) Extractor blade, (2) 32 oz. Cup, (2) to-go lid, (2) lip ring, (2) lip ring with handle and recipe book
- Powerful stainless steel Extractor blades use Cyclonic action to break down tough ingredients. High-performance, BPA-free plastic cups are long lasting and Durable.
- Hassle-free cleaning - simply twist off the blade, rinse with soap and water, and put the cups in the top rack of the dishwasher. This item comes with a 1 year Limited.
The NutriBullet Pro allows you to blend your smoothie in the cup you'll be drinking it from. This blender comes with 2 different to-go cups with lids that double as the blender's mixing jars. This appliance also has patented nutrient extractor blades that break down seeds, stems, and the skins of fruits and vegetables, releasing their vitamins. Additionally, the blender can be used to make hummus, soups, pesto, and sauces.
- Even blending kinetics performance: combines the functionality of a powerful blender with some food processing tasks for versatility and convenience; Crush and chop to turn ice into snow, fold and aerate for creamy smoothies and soups
- Quiet & efficient: The blade design and high torque motor delivers quiet and efficient blending performance; Engineered surgical grade stainless steel ensures the blades stay sharp, for Longer
- Heavy duty blades: engineered surgical grade stainless steel ensures the blades stay sharp, longer
- Lcd display & timer: LCD display counts up on speed settings and down for pre programmed settings for complete control when blending
- 1 Touch versatility: illuminated smoothie, green smoothie and ice crush pre programmed buttons make it super simple to blend the smoothest of smoothies;Painted Plastic Base
The Breville BBL620 Fresh & Furious Blender has stainless steel blades and 9 task controls. It also has 2 automatic smoothie settings: one for green smoothies and another for smoothies with less roughage. This blender is a breeze to use, thanks to illuminated program buttons, an LCD display, and a timer. A juicing cone and recipe cards are included.
- 72 oz Total crushing pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies 2 Horsepower
- 8 Cup food processor bowl provides perfect, even chopping and makes up to 2 lbs Of dough in 30 seconds
- Two 16 oz Nutri Ninja cups with to go lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient rich drinks to take on the go
- Dishwasher safe and BPA free partsIncludes one 1500 watt base, A food processor bowl, 72 oz Total crushing pitcher, two 16 oz Nutri Ninja cups with to go lids, and a 30 Recipe inspiration guide
- For best results, try the Nutri Ninja cup or X Large pitcher for frozen drinksIf you choose to clean the unit by hand, please do so with warm water & dish soap.Reversible Slicing/Shredding Disc & Grating Disc for perfect, even results
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System is great for blending smoothies to take on the go. This appliance comes with 2 16-ounce cups with to-go lids as well as an extra-large 72-ounce jar. The to-go cups can double as mixing jars. This blender is designed for nutrient and vitamin extraction, allowing it to produce healthful, nutritious beverages. This blender has a 2-horsepower motor.
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender is one of the best blenders for smoothies on the market. This is a powerful blender that is capable not only of making smoothies, but it also can tackle other kitchen tasks like grinding nuts and coffee and making ice cream. This blender has 5 pre-programmed settings, including one for smoothies.
The varied speed control allows you to fire it up as much as you want to, and the hardened stainless steel blades cut through even the toughest ingredients to deliver a smooth and velvety smoothie. Tired of finding large chunks of fruit in your smoothies? Say goodbye to chunky smoothies with the Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender.