Smoothies have been one of the most popular food trends over the last several decades, and it is easy to understand why. They are a delicious and convenient way to boost your nutrient intake and add more diversity to your diet. Plus, they are fully customizable, which means each ingredient can be adjusted according to your mood, taste preferences, or dietary goals. Blender is one of the must-have kitchen appliances for a healthy kitchen that you need to invest in.
Making smoothies is all about personal preference, and finding the best blender for smoothies is no different. Some smoothie drinkers prefer to make small batches, while others prefer to make large batches. While some smoothies are made entirely of fresh fruit, others include tough greens such as kale or frozen ingredients, which necessitate a powerful motor and razor-sharp blades. The best blenders for smoothies will churn any combination of ingredients into a super-smooth, uniform beverage or smoothie bowl, no matter how you take yours.
How Do We Choose A Perfect Blender?
A good blender is key to making a great smoothie. However, with so many options available, determining which is the best fit for you can be difficult. Size, price, power, noise, and convenience are all things to think about before buying a new blender.
Everyone wants to be at their best. Getting and staying healthy can be as simple as eating whole fruits and vegetables every day. It’s also simple if you incorporate fresh, nutritious smoothies into your daily routine. However, some blenders make this healthy habit more difficult to maintain than others. It is a need to know the different types of blenders so you can decide what is also best for you. You might as well go to your nearest juice bar or drive-thru to pick one up instead if a blender requires you to stop, stir, and start numerous times before it will blend up or you have to spend a few minutes hand-washing after use. A good blender can be a game-changer, whether you need it for daily smoothies or occasional soups, sauces, or nut butter.
You may only need a small-capacity blender if you only plan to make single-serve smoothies, baby food, or sauces. Splurging on a Ninja or Vitamix if you plan to make smoothies for multiple people, soups, nut butter, or other dishes that require a larger capacity is probably worth it.
The power of a blender determines its effectiveness. You might be able to get away with a low-wattage blender if you only use it occasionally and don’t mind stopping and starting to stir the ingredients until everything is fully blended, or if you only need a single-serve capacity. Look for a blender with a maximum wattage of 1,000 or higher for a dependable, easy-to-use option.
3. Noise Level
Consider purchasing a blender that is rated as a quiet option if you need to make morning smoothies without waking up the entire house.
4. Ease of Use
A good blender is simple to operate.
5. Cleaning and Maintenance
Is it simple to maintain? A good blender should be dishwasher safe, or at the very least allow you to clean it by adding water and soap and turning it on.
Best Blenders for Smoothies
1. Ninja Professional Blender
Ninja is known for its blenders, and this expertise is carried over to the high-speed model. With three sharp blades separated by a few inches, the blade structure is the most unique of all the models we tested. Our tests confirmed Ninja’s claim that the blades’ stacked structure is designed to efficiently crush ice, blend, and puree. The blade piece can be removed, making it easier to scrape out the food — but be careful handling it because the blades are extremely sharp. The BPA-free pitcher comes with a pouring spout that’s ideal for serving smoothies and frozen drinks. The 1,000-watt motor is powerful, but it is also quite noisy. You can also put the container, lid, and blade assembly in the dishwasher once you’re done blending.
2. Instant Ace Nova Blender
If you like the Instant Pot’s easy pre-programmed settings, you’ll love this model, which comes with eight built-in one-touch blending options and three manual blending speeds. The locking mechanism for securing the 60-ounce glass jar and locking the lid is a useful safety feature, and it’s simple to use with arrows pointing in the right direction. The crushed ice setting had a nice stop/start mechanism, and the smoothie setting took 1 minute 38 seconds, which seemed a little long, but it produced a great result.
3. BlendJet 2
Talk about a small but powerful force. This portable personal blender has a lot of power for its size. Thanks to a 5-volt motor and a blade that turns 275 times per second, it whipped up a protein shake and a smoothie in under 30 seconds. It’s relatively quiet, despite its ability to blend. The BlendJet2 also has a pulse setting, which comes in handy when making guacamole or pesto. It’s small enough to throw in your bag, and it has a lock mode to prevent accidental blending. The twist-off cap’s strap can also be used to carry it. With the included USB cord, charge the blender for an hour and get about 15 blends. Although the BlendJet2 cannot be washed in the dishwasher, it can be cleaned quickly and easily with a little dish soap and water. Choose from over 20 different colors and patterns. There’s no way to drink from the cap, which seems like an odd oversight, but if you enjoy blended drinks on the go, this little powerhouse will bring you joy.
4. Breville Bluicer
This blender/juicer combo is a little more expensive, but it makes up for it in versatility and ease of use. This appliance’s clever design allows you to blend, juice (or both!) without any additional or unnecessary parts. The jug that collects juice during juicing has a built-in blender base, so you can use it to go from juicing to blending in the same place. This bluicer is recommended for anyone new to juicing or who is not yet committed to the juicing lifestyle. Did we mention that it comes completely assembled? There will be no obstacles between you and a delicious glass of freshly squeezed juice.
5. Vitamin Explorian
The Vitamix Explorian E310 makes super smooth smoothies with a simple interface and 10 variable speeds, no matter what the ingredients are. You can also choose a model that comes with two smoothie cups for added convenience. The 48-ounce container is smaller than some other Vitamix models, but it’s still big enough for most jobs, and the squatter design means it’ll probably fit under your cabinets. Both the tamper and the lid are dishwasher safe. In short, it has all the classic Vitamix qualities, with a more convenient design and added versatility.