The 5 Best Blenders For Smoothies 2022

The 5 Best Blenders For Smoothies 2022

If a smoothie is part of your morning routine or a typical post-workout snack, you'll want a blender that makes quick work of ingredients like chunks of frozen fruit and leafy greens like kale. Some personal blenders are designed specifically for making smoothies and come with single-serve jars that you can carry around with you or toss in a bag. These models are usually smaller and can help save counter space. However, if you're not making smoothies daily, you might prefer a full-size blender that can handle larger amounts of ingredients and help with a bigger variety of kitchen chores. Many full-size blenders come with personal-sized jars you can use for blending single-serve smoothies as well.

The best blenders for smoothies make it easy to whip up a silky, delicious drink and are simple to clean afterward. Depending on your preferences, you may also want something with preset modes for simple one-press smoothie blending or even a battery-powered model so you can make a fresh drink during your lunch break.

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5. Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642

The Ninja Blender Duo with Auto-iQ BL642 is the best full-size blender for smoothies that we've tested. This well-built full-size blender comes with three personal-size jars that are well-suited for making smoothies. Each jar comes with a to-go lid, so it's easy to make a drink and bring it with you to work or the gym.

Using the personal jars, it can incorporate kale into silky green smoothies, meaning it can easily process frozen fruits like strawberries or blueberries. The blender automatically detects which size of jar you're using, which affects what programs are available. If you're using any of the smaller jars, there are two different options for smoothies, including 'Ultra-Blend', which is meant for smoothies with tougher ingredients like raw greens or seeds.

Unfortunately, it's loud when it's running, although since it has timed programs, you don't need to stand near the blender the whole time you're using it. The motor base and 72-ounce main jar are fairly bulky, which isn't ideal if you just want a blender for making single-serve smoothies. You can also use the bigger jar to make okay smoothies when you're serving a crowd.

4. Vitamix Explorian E310

If you want a smoothie blender for daily use and don't mind spending more, the Vitamix Explorian E310 is the best we've tested. This full-size blender has a much better build quality than our top pick. Its five-year U.S warranty is much longer than the typical one year for blenders, although the warranty can depend on where you live and buy your blender.

While it doesn't have any personal jars for single-serves, it makes fantastic, silky smoothies in its 48-ounce main jar. There's a two-part lid for the main jar and a tamper included, so you can add ingredients or stir the recipe mid-blend. It delivers a versatile performance overall, and if you're working with liquidy ingredients, it's very easy to clean by hand. The jar and lid are also dishwasher-safe.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have any preset modes for smoothies, so you need to switch it off manually when your smoothie is done. The Vitamix Explorian E520 is a very similar model with a few preset modes, but it's only available at Costco (U.S.). If you're looking for a smoothie maker that can withstand daily use that provides more versatility than most personal blenders, it's a great choice.

3. Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is the best personal blender for smoothies we've tested. This sturdy blender delivers a very versatile performance, and its motor base isn't as tall as that of most personal blenders we've tested, which can help it fit into a cupboard. It comes with a pair of 24-ounce personal jars and has a 55-second smoothie preset you can use to make silky smoothies.

It comes with a 14-ounce 'Power Nutri Βowl' that has rotating arms inside it that help push food away from the sides of the jar. You can use this container to process tough ingredients like almonds, so it can also be helpful if you like to make thicker mixtures like smoothie bowls. Unlike some personal blenders, it can also make snow-like crushed ice, meaning it's a suitable choice if you like to make frozen drinks like slushies.

Unfortunately, the motor base doesn't feel very premium, and the gears are plastic. You need to be careful not to cut yourself on the very sharp blades, and it's also one of the loudest blenders we've tested. That said, it's still well-built overall, and if you're looking for a blender for single-serve smoothies and shakes, its fantastic performance makes it worth considering.

2. Ninja Fit

The best personal blender for smoothies we've tested in the budget category is the Ninja Fit. This blender is smaller than most other personal blenders that we've tested from this manufacturer. It doesn't take up much space on your counter and comes with a pair of 16-ounce jars and matching to-go lids for making single-serve smoothies.

It's decently well-built and has a simple design. You need to press down on the jars to blend since they don't lock onto the base, but it makes a superb, silky smoothie with ingredients like kale, so it can easily incorporate frozen fruit like strawberries. It's very easy to clean by hand by running it with water and a bit of soap in the jar, and the jars, lids, and blades are top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Ηowever, the 16-ounce jars are small compared to some other models like the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus, which comes with three 20-ounce jars. Like most Ninja blenders, the blades are very sharp, so you need to be careful not to cut yourself when handling the blade assembly. Otherwise, if you're looking for a compact, affordable blender for making smoothies, it's a great option.

1. Magic Bullet Mini

The Magic Βullet Mini is the best cheap blender for smoothies that we've tested. This bullet blender is more compact than the other picks on this list, which is nice if you have limited counter space. There's a cup ring and a to-go lid included for the 13-ounce jar, so you can easily drink directly from it.

It can incorporate fibrous greens like kale and frozen banana chunks into a good smoothie. While it has a straightforward design without any speed presets or programs, you can twist the jar into place to continue blending, so you don't need to hold down on it the whole time. The jar and lid are dishwasher-safe. The blades need to be washed by hand, but it's easy to do after making a smoothie.

Unfortunately, it's not intended to crush ice without also adding a liquid to the jar, so it's not suitable for making drinks like slushies. It's also not the most durable or powerful blender. If you're looking for a small, inexpensive blender for making smoothies, it's a solid option.

Our above recommendations are what we think are currently the best blenders for smoothies for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper blender wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no blenders that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you want to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our blender reviews for smoothies. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no blender is perfect, most blenders are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you look for them.