7 Top-Rated Smoothie Blenders to Kick-Start Your Day
Get healthy and happy with morning smoothies that are both nutritious and delicious. These top-rated blenders can help supercharge your day and put a spring in your step.
We all want to feel our best. Consuming whole fruits and veggies each day is a great way to get and stay healthy. It's easy, too, when you make fresh, nutritious smoothies a part of your daily routine. We've rounded up seven top-rated smoothie blenders that will start you off on the right foot each morning.
With a name like Ninja, it's hard to go wrong. That's according to more than 3,200 customer reviews, many of which profess a deep love for this top-rated (and very affordable) smoothie blender. There are multiple Ninjas on the market, but we're most enamored with the Ninja Professional Blender thanks to its sleek design, ice crushing that's aces and dishwasher-safe blades that make clean-up a dream. At 72 ounces, this powerful smoothie blender is one of the larger ones, making it easy to quickly concoct a fresh smoothie for two (or more).
There's much love and appreciation for the Blendtec Total Classic Blender thanks to extra-strong blades for smooth, consistent blends and easy, push-button blending control. It's also a snap to clean because, seriously, who wants to spend more time scrubbing out the blender than enjoying their juice drink or smoothie creation? Not us. This high-performance blender is hassle-free and easy to store until its next use, whether to pulverize ice for a margarita or get creative making soups, dressings, salsas or hummus.
BUY IT: Amazon, $289
Much like the Ninja, there are a variety of Vitamix blenders on the market, but none will run cheaper than three bills for this durable, high-quality blender brand. Yes, Vitamix blenders cost more than any other smoothie blender on this list, but the industry-standard quality practically ensures that the Vitamix will outlast all other blenders. An easy-to-use speed dial lets you easily adjust the speed of the blades, which, by the way, can tackle just about anything. "No chunks, no pulp, no fuss," notes one Amazon reviewer. This blender can clean itself in less than 60 seconds and can make hot soup too. It's everything.
BUY IT: Amazon, $399.95
For starters, the Oster Reverse Crush Blender has a really cool name, and it's precisely this "reverse crush" capability that ensures consistently smooth blends (as in, no chunks of un-crushed ice floating in your smoothie). The stainless-steel ice crusher blade alternates backwards and forward, drawing ice and food deeper into the blender. Hence the "reverse crush" in the name. The blender also has seven speeds, making it easy to eat healthy with smoothies, juices, sauces and dips you can make in your own home.
Another top-rated smoothie blender with a cool name is the Breville Fresh & Furious Blender. It's hard not to love a blender that conjures up images of Vin Diesel in a juice bar. One-touch, pre-set buttons, including Smoothie, Green Smoothie and Auto Pulse Ice Crush, make it a cinch to get going once you unbox the Breville. This highly-efficient blender is quiet (well, quiet-er than some of its fellow blenders), making this a popular pick. Whether you want to chop, crush, pulverize or macerate, the Fresh & Furious will serve you well.
BUY IT: Amazon, $199.95
The NutriBullet has long been a popular blender choice. It's top-rated and has a clear fan base. More than 8,300 reviews on Amazon tout its ease of use, durability and reliability, among other qualities. You'll also find loads of advice in the reviews, even "tips for smoothie grand masters" from one five-star Amazon reviewer. The NutriBullet is a great entry-level blender that anyone in the family can use (ahem, and clean). A recipe book makes it a snap to get started with this blender. From here, several larger and more powerful blenders serve as ideal upgrades for those eager to level up but remain in the NutriBullet family.
The uber-powerful and highly-affordable Vanaheim is a dream whether you want to crush, puree, liquefy or smooth. So many options. Even better, this top-rated blender gets it right every time, ensuring just the right consistency for your smoothie or salad dressing. The durable, three-layer sawtooth blades effortlessly tackle even the toughest ingredients, like whole fruits and vegetables. Just toss them in and let the Vanaheim get to work. One Amazon reviewer noted that she was "finally happy with [her] blender" (after two previous blender purchases). Enough said.
BUY IT: $89.97 (Originally $199.99)