20 Best Blenders For Making Smoothies

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Best blenders for smoothies

Starting a diet that requires a blender? Or, maybe you just want to whip up something fruity and fresh to satiate your cravings. Either way, a smoothie blender does the trick, leaving you with minimal clean-up and a delicious treat.

The best blenders for smoothies are incredible tools that are versatile. In addition to blending something sweet, they can also be used to purée roasted vegetable into soups, sauces or marinades. But as for the best smoothie blender, these small appliances help with everything from pulverizing frozen fruits to pureeing and breaking down even the stringiest of vegetables.

A great blender is also the gift of good health, so why not get yourself started?

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1. Hurom Hexa Power High Speed Blender

This blender has easy one-touch auto pre-programed courses, manual range, and fast rinsing. Just hold down the “pulse” switch to rinse in 20 seconds. Hexa-Blending Technology has 6 blades that feature a hexa-blend formation, creating a mini-tornado.

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2. Ninja Master Prep Professional Blender

With the Ninja Master Prep, crush ice into snow in seconds, blend frozen fruits into creamy smoothies, and chop fresh ingredients evenly. The interchangeable 450 Watt power pod quickly switches to allow for versatility in the kitchen. Use the convenient storage lids to keep your work fresh.

(Target, $49.99)

3. Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender

This blender comes with 8 smart one-touch programs: smoothie, purée, frozen desserts, crushed ice, soy milk, rice, milk, nut/oat (almond) milk, and soup. It also comes with 4 cold blending programs and 4 hot blending programs.

(Walmart, $99)

4. Oster Versa Pro Performance Blender

The power to blend everything, with a professional 1,400-watt motor and 28,000 RPM. Stainless steel blade spins at over 250 mph, thoroughly blending ingredients so recipes turn out perfect every time.

(Walmart, $189.52)

5. Breville Fresh & Furious Blender

Even blending kinetics performance, this blender combines the functionality of a powerful blender with some food processing tasks for versatility and convenience. Crush and chop to turn ice into snow, or fold and aerate for creamy smoothies and soups.

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6. Smeg 50s Style Blender

This blender combines iconic mid-century style with modern features for smooth, powerful blending and ice crushing. Features include: four speed settings and three preset programs: smoothies, ice crush and pulse, soft-start function, 6-cup cap and Tritan® BPA-free pitcher.

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7. Philips High Speed Power Blender

With a 2.4 horsepower motor and uniquely designed blades spinning at 35,000 RPM, hard to blend ingredients are pulverized in seconds, resulting in a blend that's smoother and finer compared to leading high speed blenders. And with its noise-reduction dome making it 2 times quieter than traditional countertop blenders, your family can even sleep while you blend.

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8. Blendtec Designer 650 Metallic Bundle

Whip up something delicious at a moment’s notice with the versatility of six blending cycles and the advanced functionality of an eight-speed touch slider. This modern, metallic blender bundle even includes a Twister jar to easily blend your thickest recipes, from nut butters to dips. 

(HSN, $549.95)

9. Magic Bullet NB-50200 Nutribullet Select 2.0 

The Nutribullet NB-50200 Select 2.0 has a sleek design with premium finishes and compact size. Its 32 oz pitcher is the perfect size for 1 to 2 servings of your favorite recipes. The easy twist extractor blade ensures proper seal with no leaks.

(HSN, $119.99)

10. Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender with Travel Lid

Compact design and BPA free, it's great for home, office and travel with on the go portability. Blend and go from the 14 ounce jar and lid, which are both dishwasher safe. One touch blending makes great smoothies, shakes, baby formula, marinades, salad dressing and more.

(Walmart, $14.89)

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11. Blendtec Total Classic Blender

This blender features one-touch buttons, six pre-programmed cycles, pulse, and ten speed manual control with the ability to achieve a variety of textures. Complete control to adjust your blending at any time. 

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12. KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

A robust motor, unique one-piece, 56-ounce BPA-free pitcher, stainless steel blades and electronic controls combine to create a powerful motion that is fast and thorough for exceptional blending results. Additionally, Intelli-Speed Motor Control senses contents and maintains optimal speed to power through all ingredients.

(Target, $69.99)

13. NutriBullet PRO Single Serve Blender 900W

The Nutribullet is the fastest, easiest solution for making nutrient-packed smoothies. Load it up with your favorite whole foods, then push, twist and blend your way to a healthier lifestyle. Powerful 600-watt motor and refined nutrient-extraction blades blend foods into liquid fuel for your body.

(Target, $79.99)

14. Oster Blend-N-Go My Blend 250-Watt Blender

Blend your favorite smoothie or shake right in the sport bottle. Dishwasher safe, the 20 ounce plastic sports bottle is BPA free. Crush Ice with 400 watts of power, 250 blending watts, and one touch blending action.

(Target, $15.99)

15. Vitamix Explorian Blender

Ten variable speeds allow you to refine every texture with culinary precision, from the smoothest purées to the heartiest soups. Pulse Feature: Layer coarse chops over smooth purées for heartier recipes, such as chunky salsas or thick vegetable soups.

(Target, $289.95)

16. Breville Control Grip Immersion Blender

Bell shaped base, revolutionary shape, plus internal ribbing reduces suction offer greater control and efficient blending. Ergonomic pistol-like control grip has trigger operation.

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17. Weston Sound Shield Pro Series Blender

The Weston 58918 32 Ounce Blender with Sound Shield and Personal To-Go Jar has a powerful 1.6 HP motor, the base of which is perfect for powering through ice, veggies, fruit, and more. You'll receive the blender and base, blending jar, to-go jar, sound shield, tamper, and even a book of recipes. 

(Walmart, $149.99)

18. Cuisinart Classic Bar Blender

This is a versatile, sturdy blender that can be used for all sorts of uses (including making cocktails!) every day.

(Walmart, $79.98)

19. Blender By Cleanblend

An all in one appliance that makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milk shakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, batters, dressings, salsas and more! It replaces up to 9 other appliances with 1 fast, easy-to-use machine!

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20. Vremi Electric Personal-Size Blender

Single serve electric kitchen blender set with well-engineered system is ideal for quick crushing of fruits and vegetables, and extracts vitamins and nutrients for healthy smoothies, shakes, baby food and more.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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