The 14 Best Blenders For Smoothie Making

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Whether you're drinking one to kickstart your day, as a mid-morning pick-me-up, or as a post-workout snack, a smoothie usually goes down a treat. Smoothies are an excellent way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake and compared to fruit and vegetable juices, they deliver a larger dose of fiber, according to BBC Good Food. And aside from that, they also just taste good, which is probably why the smoothie industry in the United States was worth over $4.5 billion in 2021 alone, (per Market Data Forecast). That's a lot of smoothies.

Although it's easy to find bottled smoothies in virtually any convenience store, it's always better to make them yourself. Not only are they a doddle to whip up, but homemade smoothies allow you to control the ingredients going into your drink, making an altogether more nutritious beverage that you can customize at will. But the success of your smoothie all begins with what you use to make it, and a bad blender can result in a depressing, slightly less-than-smooth drink. That's why we decided to put together a list of our favorite blenders, so you can get smoothie-making in no time.

1. Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender

A good smoothie maker needn't cost the world, and the Hamilton Beach Power Elite Blender can deliver a great result at a reasonable price. Hamilton Beach's offering to the smoothie market delivers 700 watts of power per blend, with the blender designed to naturally pull its contents down to the blade via a Wave Action system, according to Gadget Review. This results in a smooth drink, with Hamilton Beach's Ice Sabre blades making short work of any ice cubes you throw in with your fruit, and a promised lifespan of 8,000 frozen beverages, (via Hamilton Beach).

This blender comes equipped with 12 different functions, allowing you to make more than just smoothies. We particularly like that there are dicing and chopping functionalities included in the Power Elite Blender, speeding up food preparation and allowing you to make dips. This is aided by the inclusion of a food processor attachment, which can slot onto the unit's base. For your smoothies, the lid has a pouring spot enclosed, and the pitcher gives you a generous 40 ounces of volume. The pitcher is also dishwasher safe, and a three-year warranty is included with the product.

2. Ninja Professional Blender BL610

Ninja has a pretty wide-ranging offering of kitchen products, with pans, air fryers, and instant pots all made by the U.S.-based company. And it's also branched out into blenders, with some great results. The Ninja Professional Blender BL610 is a powerful choice and is well-equipped to deliver speedy ice-crushing and blitzing of fresh produce, according to Gadget Review. This is largely thanks to the BL610's 1000-watt motor, which gives a good amount of power for this blender's price point.

All of the attachments are dishwasher-safe, and the large 72-ounce jar comes with handy measuring markers on the side, so you can keep an eye on how much you're making. The BL610 also comes with a range of settings and a pulse function, so you can blend your foods to the texture of your liking. All of the plastics that Ninja uses are BPA-free, and it's easy to order replacements from Ninja directly should you need to — although the blender also comes with a one-year warranty.

3. Breville Fresh & Furious

We simply love a quality kitchen appliance that also has a snappy name, and the Breville Fresh & Furious blender does not disappoint. This starter blender looks unassuming, but its relatively small and simple design belies its power, explains Tech Radar. The Fresh & Furious comes with five different power settings and several pre-programmed options, with the highest power setting capable of breaking down the ice as well as fruit and vegetables for smoothies, and it can also be used for a range of other kitchen tasks. There's also a large 1.6-quart jug included with the blender, made from BPA-free plastic, with measuring symbols printed on the side, a built-in pouring spout, and a secure lid.

One eye-catching feature of the Fresh & Furious is its built-in timer on an LCD, meaning no more having to set a stopwatch on your phone, (per Breville). Also built into the blender is an "Overload Protection" function, which will alert the user that the machine is being worked too hard and designate a cooling-off period. The 1,100-watt motor is more powerful than other blenders out there, and the product also comes with a three-year warranty.

4. Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

Vitamix is one of the more well-known names out there in the blender world, but it's for good reason: If it's Professional Series 750 model is anything to go by, it knows what it's doing. With a higher price point than other models out there, the Vitamix Professional Series 750 is truly for smoothie aficionados and comes with a variety of settings and functionalities that reflect the cost. The Professional Series 750 comes with multiple presets, including a specific smoothie setting, and despite its power, is relatively small in size.

Bear in mind that this machine doesn't have to just be used for smoothies. Thanks to its high-powered, 1,440-watt motor, the Professional Series 750 is equipped to blitz a range of items, including hard items like nuts that other blenders might have trouble with. One other notable positive to this blender is that it's capable of processing hot food items, so you can feel free to add hot items to that smoothie if you want. The blender has a large, 64-ounce blending jug and comes equipped with a tamper. And with a super-high overall rating on Amazon, we'd say it's hard to go wrong with this blender.

5. PROMiXX MiiXR X7 Performance Nutrition Blender

Throwing protein powder into a smoothie is a great way to bulk them up, but unless your blender is equipped to incorporate it correctly, you can end up with a lumpy mess. That's why if you're a fan of a protein smoothie, the PROMiXX MiiXR X7 Performance Nutrition Blender could be for you. With its specific X-Blade Technology, the MiiXR X7 can thoroughly mix protein powders in with other additions to your smoothie (per PROMiXX). The included blending jug also doubles as a travel bottle — all you have to do is unscrew the container, and add a sports lid, which is leak-safe and a breeze to clean.

Despite the MiiXR X7's comparatively less powerful 700-watt motor, it's still able to blend harder items like nuts or ice, and an included pulse function can help break things down further. As this is a blender designed with exercise buffs using them in the gym in mind, the blending jugs included are relatively small, but can be placed in the dishwasher and are BPA-free. As a bonus, this blender has a pretty stylish design, with a slim, tall shape that can fit snugly into the corner of your kitchen.

6. Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender

Given Ninja's extensive selection of kitchen appliances, it's perhaps little surprise that it has multiple entries into this list. But whereas other offerings focus on bumper-sized smoothie portions, the Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender is for folks who are looking for a single-serving option. This smaller machine packs an impressive 900 watts of power into its base, so you'll get well-blended smoothies every time, which are made directly in its portable 18-ounce cup. All you have to do is unscrew, attach a travel lid, and enjoy.

The Ninja Nutri Pro Compact Personal Blender comes with Ninja's built-in Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction technology, which seeks to retain as many of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber as possible from the food you're blending, instead of removing its nutritional value, (per Ninja). As a personal blender, this model also exists at a reasonable price point. Luckily, though, if you're hankering to make multiple portions, not all is lost, as the blender also comes with a larger 24-ounce blending jug included, so you can share out all that goodness.

7. nutribullet 600 Watt Blender

Talk to anyone about blenders for smoothie making, and it won't be long before Nutribullet comes up. The company has taken the blending world by storm. But do its machines live up to the hype? In the case of the Nutribullet 600-Watt Blender, it seems so. This personal smoothie blender, its flagship product, is a compact and affordable offering from the company, and despite having a lower power capacity than other models, is still capable of delivering a smooth drink, (per Gadget Review). This blender also has an intuitive design and ease of use which, although it may leave some people wanting more than its solo power function, makes creating smoothies pretty simple, (via Nutribullet).

The Nutribullet 600 Watt Blender comes with two cup attachments, both of which are dishwasher friendly. One of these attachments also has a useful handle attached to it, for sipping on the go. The Nutribullet 600-Watt Blender also has a pulse function, helping you break down larger chunks of food. The product included a one-year warranty, and its handy nutrition and recipe manuals make this machine more than the sum of its parts.

8. Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender

One of the main drawbacks of blending up smoothies is the noise. Sure, you end up with a deliciously sippable, nutritious beverage, but your roommates are unlikely to be as pleased as you are. So if you're looking for something a little quieter, the Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender could be a good option. This personal blender is particularly liked by owners for its quiet operation and its ability to pulse up hard items, even with its comparatively small 500-watt motor, (per Amazon). It also has an eye-catching narrow design, with a width and length of just 5.39 inches, (via Zwilling).

The Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender comes with a 20 fluid-ounce blending jug, which has an attachable travel lid that clips open and shut. The machine is also designed with safety in mind, with the blending jug both cold-resistant and break-proof, and the blender designed to only operate when it's fully secured. A nice touch with the Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender is that although there are no recipes included with the product, the QR code on its packaging takes you to the Zwilling app, which supplies a range of information and recipes that you can make with the machine.

9. Instant Ace Nova Blender

The Instant Pot took the world by storm when it came out, but Instant Brands' output isn't just isolated to this nifty appliance. Its Instant Ace Nova Blender is also a great choice for smoothie lovers. This product takes the Instant Pot's intuitive interface and adapts it to a countertop blender, with a range of pre-programmed mixing options that just take the touch of a button. Alongside its presets, there's also a choice of speed settings, should you want to take things at your own pace, and it has a handy countdown timer for you to keep an eye on your smoothie's progress. It also has a heating function, should you want to make some soup to have with your smoothie.

We're particularly big fans of the Instant Ace Nova Blender's large jug size, which supplies 56 ounces of volume. The model also comes with a tamper that has a built-in measuring jug, and a cleaning brush to get between the stainless steel blades. The Instant Ace Nova Blender has a powerful 1,000-watt motor that can blend hard food items into your smoothie, and the machine also shuts off automatically when it overheats.

10. BlendJet 2 Personal Blender

While we love having a kitchen appliance for our every whim and desire, we don't love having to find a power socket for each one. That's why the BlendJet 2 Personal Blender stands out, as a cordless, rechargeable blender that's as home in your kitchen as it is in your work bag. This travel-sized blender can make up to 15 smoothies before having to be recharged, which is done via a USB port, (per BlendJet). And when your smoothie's made, you can just drink it directly out of the machine.

The BlendJet 2 Personal Blender comes with a carry strap attached and claims to blend smoothies up in roughly 20 seconds. It has a one-button interface that makes blending items easy, and a 16-ounce capacity in its blending jar, which can be cleaned by putting a few drops of soap inside with water and turning it on briefly. The BlendJet Personal Blender will also produce less noise than a larger countertop appliance, is water-resistant, and won't break the bank, with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the product.

11. Smeg BLF01

Smeg is well-known for its retro-leaning kitchen appliances, and the Smeg BLF01 is no exception. This blender incorporates all of Smeg's classic aesthetic inspirations into a smoothie maker that's more than up to the challenge. With color choices that include pastel blue, cream, pink, silver, and red, the BLF01 comes with four different speed settings and a respectable 800 watts of motor power. Although there are more powerful blenders out there, this model should be more than sufficient for your morning smoothie.

The Smeg BLF01 also comes with both a 1.5-liter jug for blending and a smaller travel bottle to have your smoothies on the go. The larger jug has measurements on the side so you can keep track of volume, and the smaller 600-milliliter bottle can also be used to blend smoothies directly, removing the need to pour from the larger container. The blender also includes ice crusher and pulse functions, as well as a smoothie option. And for those who want their blender to stand out, look out for Smeg's collaborations with designers like Dolce & Gabbana, for a smoothie maker with a unique twist, (per Smeg).

12. Beast Health Blender

If you're anything like us, you spend a lot of time in your kitchen. And you don't want to be looking at ugly appliances every day of your life, right? The folks at blender-makers Beast seemed to know that too and designed a machine that will sure to get your guests talking. The Beast Health Blender is created in a unique hourglass shape, with a BPA-free Tritan container that gives you 750 milliliters of volume to make your smoothies in.

It's not just about aesthetics, though. The Beast Health Blender is, well, pretty beastly in terms of its power, with a 1,000-watt motor capable of pulsing up both soft and hard foods, says Good Housekeeping. The appliance also has a built-in heat sensor that tells you when your contents are too hot for the blender to manage safely, two-speed settings, and a separate drinking lid, so you can take the container off the top and enjoy it on the go. With a two-year warranty, this blender is especially adept at making smoothies of all combinations and is a particular favorite of associate product and reviews editor for Good Housekeeping, Jacqueline Saguin. "I never thought I'd replace my tiny but mighty Ninja blender, but the Beast blender is the total package," Saguin says (via Good Housekeeping).

13. KitchenAid K400

If you want a reliable, classic blender for your smoothies, the KitchenAid K400 has you covered. KitchenAid's offering in the blender market is solidly-made and powered by its 1,200-watt motor, which makes short work of anything you want to throw into your drink. With a 56-ounce capacity jug, this is far from a personal smoothie maker, so it may be best for people who are looking to make multiple portions — but the good news is that once you're done, you can put everything in the dishwasher.

The K400 operates with an asymmetric blade, which improves its blending function and limits the number of large chunks left in your eventual smoothie, (per KitchenAid). This blender comes with its own integrated smoothie function, as well as other presets and five different speed options. It also has a unique Soft Start feature, which begins the blending at a lower speed to better incorporate all the items, before ramping things up to bring it all together. Usefully, too, the KitchenAid K400 comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee, as well as a one-year warranty, should you have any problems or a change of heart.

14. Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Compact Blender

There was a time when to have a smoothie, you needed to plan it in advance, blend your items at home, siphon them into a travel bottle, and keep it cool until you were ready to drink. Well, not anymore. Portable blenders have made it easy to make a smoothie wherever and whenever you wish, with the Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Compact Blender. It's a good choice for those who want to blend up drinks at their office desk.

The Cuisinart EvolutionX takes roughly two hours to charge fully, states Homes & Gardens. Once charged (via a USB port), the blender can then run for 20 continuous minutes, with its 7.4-volt power capacity able to break up harder items like ice, as well as softer fruits and vegetables, (via Cuisinart). The Cuisinart EvolutionX has a 16-ounce blending jug, which while too small for multiple portions, is the ideal size for single-serve smoothies. It also comes with a travel lid, so you can store the base in a drawer or the bottom of your bag, and take your smoothie wherever you wish. The LED display is also clear and easy to read.