Smoothie season is upon us!
With the changing seasons comes beautiful fruits, veggies, and herbs. Produce is about to be in prime season, and you’re going to want to take advantage of all their delicious flavors.
You’re going to need a top notch blender, and they can do far more than make fruit smoothies. You can use a blender to make soups, sauces, and dressings.
We’ve compiled some of the best blenders on the market, to save you some work. They range from budget-friendly to top-of-the-line appliances, so you can pick one that best suits your wallet.
We’ve even included a little smoothie recipe at the end of this article for you, so you can break in your new toy!
Vitamix 7500 – $550
When you purchase form Vitamix, you know you are bringing home a really high quality blender.
All of the blenders are sleek in look, and they perform smoothly without burning out on you. Purchasing a Vitamix blender is really like buying a statement piece for your kitchen.
Vitamix offers three lines of blenders: a single serve line, a Legacy line, and a high-end line. We chose the 7500 model from the Legacy line, so it’s right in the middle of cost and its offerings.
The 7500 blender comes with a 64 ounce pitcher, the base, a user’s guide, a cookbook, a DVD, and a tamper. The most appealing aspect of this Vitamix blender is its ten variable speeds, which can be used for creating different textures for chunky sauces and dips. There’s also a pulse feature for creating layers.
This blender is certainly for the at-home chef who wants to make more than smoothies. Don’t worry, either; Vitamix accepts payment plans!
Cuisinart is a trustworthy brand that’s been around since your grandmother was making her slow cooker stew for the family, and that’s a big reason why it’s on the list.
Easily one of the more affordable brands, Cuisinart blenders are perfect for anyone, whether they want to make 5-star dips or a simple smoothie for breakfast.
The Velocity Ultra Trio blender is a 3-in-1 piece with a 1 horsepower motor. It comes with a 56 ounce plastic jar, a 3-cup food processor, and two 16 ounce travel cups. There are low and high pulse functions, and it even has preprogrammed settings for making smoothies and crushing ice.
If you want to feel safe in your purchase, while still buying a good performing appliance, this Cuisinart blender is a wise choice.
The Ninja brand of blenders is one of the more recognizable names on this list, and it has certainly become a household name in the industry.
Ninja has climbed to the top the charts for blenders because of its wonderful ability to blend a smooth and uniform mixture, so you don’t have to worry about the skin from your blended blueberries getting stuck in your teeth. The Ninja Professional Blender with Single Serve comes with 1100 watts of power and a single serve blade assembly.
The main blender pitcher holds 72 ounces, and it also has two single serve 16 ounce cups with their own lids. The single serve cups are perfect for portioning the correct amount of food for yourself, or you can use the larger pitcher to serve your friends a healthy snack after your afternoon of hot yoga!
This is our budget-friendly blender for the cost-conscious buyer.
Oster is still a reasonably recognizable household name, and it offers a surprisingly larger array of blender choices than the other brands on this list. The Oster Classic has 700 watt power and ten different speeds, from pulse to puree. It comes with a Crush Pro 4 Blade made of stainless steel, a 6 cup glass jar, a 2 ounce filler cap, and a 3 year satisfaction guarantee.
This blender is perfect if you’re on a tight budget; and, if you decide you really would rather invest in a higher priced blender, you have three years to return it!
The ten speeds allows for a variety of blending options, so you won’t be limited in your kitchen.
Okay, so you’re not looking to become the next top chef with a fancy blender. If you really are looking to just make some smoothies, and maybe some hummus, the Magic Bullet is a very budget-friendly appliance that is going to cover your basic needs. It’s also incredibly compact and can be stored easily in a cabinet or on a shelf.
This blender comes with a high-torque power base, a stainless steel cross blade, a tall cup, a short cup and comfort lip ring, a handled mug with comfort lip ring, two resealable lids, a to-go lid, and a 10-second cook book.
That’s a lot of stuff!
It may not have the same powerful motors as the larger blenders on this list, but it’s perfect for anyone who frequently makes their smoothies for one or is serving no more than a couple of people.
Hopefully this list has given you enough insight to make a purchase on a new blender. These blenders listed are the best of the best for every budget, and you can trust that you’ll be making an excellent choice, no matter which you pick.
After you bring home your new blender, test it out with this handy little smoothie recipe we’ve included for you. It’s perfect for welcoming in the warm seasons!
Tropical Paradise Smoothie
- ¼ cup fresh strawberries
- ¼ cup frozen diced mango
- ¼ cup frozen diced pineapple
- 2 TB vanilla yogurt
- A splash of coconut milk
- Ice, as needed
Combine the fruit, yogurt, and coconut milk in a blender. Add ice cubes as needed to thicken the smoothie. Enjoy!