Best Smoothie Blenders
Here are our
suggestions and tips for the best blenders and what to look
for when buying a new blender for smoothies. Choosing the right
smoothie blender can be a surprisingly difficult task.
Many people have started to rely on smoothies as a healthy and
simple snack or breakfast replacement. There are several big factors
that will affect your decision on this matter, each of which will be
covered in this article to help you make an informed purchasing
choice when the time comes to pick a blender.
Tips for Choosing the Best Smoothie Blender
The size of a smoothie blender is very important and closely related
to what youll be using the blender for. Obviously, youll be using
it to make smoothies but more specifically, how much smoothie
mixture will you be making at any given time? Do you want to make a
large batch of smoothie all at once that will keep a family going
all week? Or do you just want a smaller blender that can be used for
making a quick smoothie on the go, with a detachable cup thats easy
to drink from? Size is one of the first considerations. If you want
to make an investment or plan on using your blender often I
recommend the Vita Mix. I'll tell you more about how I use mine
The base of the blender is also important. Blenders with flimsy
plastic bases will become unsteady when you try to blend at high
speeds, which can lead to splashing or spilling of the smoothie.
This can force you to blend on slower speeds, which can result in a
smoothie with chunks or a thicker consistency than you really want.
To avoid this problem, opt for a blender with a solid metal base so
it will stand firm regardless of the speed or function you set it
The most important functions of a smoothie blender are the speed
settings. Some blenders have only a single speed setting. You need
to make sure you get a smoothie that has the speed functions needed
to blend food to the consistency you want for your smoothies. Aside
from the actual blend speed itself, some blenders have various other
functions which allow for the rapid blending of solid foods. This is
handy if you plan to use ice in your smoothies, or you dont want to
have to bother cutting up fruits and vegetables before you blend
Of course, it has to be mentioned. The price range amongst blenders
may seem extravagant. You don't want to buy a blender that is cheap
because the quality will most likely be lacking and you want a
blender that you can count on to use over and over.
Brands like Vita-Mix can run into the hundreds of dollars, and many
customers swear theyre worth the money. ( I do! ) If you just want
something simple to make a few breakfast smoothies, you shouldnt
have to spend more than 50 or 60 dollars to find something that will
do a reliable job but these don't always last as long or give as
good results. We'll show you a few below and the pros and cons of
Our favorite blender here at our house is the Vita Mix
Best Smoothie Blenders Reviews
Vita Mix TurboBlend
My best smoothie blender, see why I like it! It is more
expensive but worth it in the end because it will last you
for generations and can be used for so much more than just
Hamilton Beach Single Serve
person portion size blender. Use the blender container as
your drinking glass with travel lid.
blends 12 Tablespoons at a time. Do not use large chunks of
ice. Doesn't blend frozen fruit well.
Hamilton Beach 12 Speed Blender
with mini food processor. Cheaper than Vita Mix or other
heavy duty blenders
awhile to blend ice chunks and not great at blending frozen
fruit. Food processor attachment hard to clean and doesn't
well for soft foods.
Doesn't blend hard foods, such as some vegetables, frozen
food nor ice. May leak during processing.
KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender
Kitchenaid, comes in many colors
Blender container leaks
up there with the Vita Mix for one of the best
smoothie blenders. Heavy duty blender, large base and quick.
Expensive but worth it in the end because it will last you
See tips on teaching
kids to use the blender
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