Best Blenders for Smoothies

When it comes to finding the best blender for smoothies, the options can be overwhelming. Yet this is your chance to take your favorite smoothie recipe from chunky to creamy in seconds. There are TONS of blenders out there, yet only the best blenders for smoothies are listed here.

Before we dive in, I have a little secret to share with you: Any blender will work for making smoothies. You’ll just have to blend a little differently to get a creamy smoothie. Here’s some quick advice you can try right now:

  1. Add leafy greens and liquid to blender first. Blend on high until completely liquified and no leafy chunks remain.
  2. Add fruit, protein powder, etc and blend on high again until smooth and creamy.

I started with a $50 blender (that was collecting dust in my cupboard) and it got the job done. My family made our first 100+ smoothies with this blender. Eventually I burnt the motor out (sparks, smoke and all) and I knew it was time to up our game. Ive bought, received & tested 45+ blenders for smoothies and will share my favorites below.

Best Smoothie Blenders in 2022

I’ve spent years trying out all the blenders and below are my top picks based on their versatility, design and efficiency for blending a smoothie. 

Vitamix Professional Series 750


This blender will definitely stand the test of daily smoothie blending. It’s super durable, great for making smoothies for the whole family.

  • PROS: 1656 watts, 64 ounce container, low profile to fit under most cabinets, 7 year warranty, adjustable speed, can make hot soup in minutes, easily blends frozen ingredients
  • CONS: Loud, not the easiest for making 1 serving smoothies (better for 2 or more servings at a time)
  • RETAIL PRICE: $600

Vitamix Ascent Series A3500


I’ve currently use this awesome blender on the daily. It’s my go-to choice after my tried and true Vitamix 7500, as it has similar power and capacity. I love that I can use the smaller, stainless steel container on it when making smoothies for 1.

  • PROS: 1380 watts, 64-ounce container, low profile for easy storage, 7-year warranty, no chunks
  • CONS: Noisy, $600.00
  • RETAIL PRICE: $724.95

Breville Super Q


I was impressed with how quiet the Breville was compared to other high-powered blenders. It’s definitely not silent, yet was the quietest blender tested.

  • PROS: Quieter, 1800 watts, includes personal blender attachment, dishwasher safe, 64 ounce container, one-touch settings, 7-year warranty, can add on the Vac Q (removes oxygen to preserve smoothie color, taste and nutrients)
  • CONS: Doesn’t have many attachments
  • RETAIL PRICE: $499.95

Ninja Smart Screen DUO Blender

Ninja is a great brand for those wanting a better blender with a more reasonable price tag. While the smoothest of smooth drinks come from Vitamix, the Ninja doesn’t back down to nicely pureeing a variety of fruits and leafy greens. What sells me on the Ninja is its single-serving container which makes quickly blending 1 smoothie a breeze.

  • PROS: 1100 watts, comes with different sized containers for more customized portions, 72 ounce large container, dishwasher safe, $170.00 for a high-powered appliance, includes Fresh Vac (removes oxygen while blending— they got this idea from Breville) quieter than Vitamix
  • CONS: 1 year warranty, not as easy to puree an all frozen fruit smoothie
  • RETAIL PRICE: $149.99

Cuisinart Hurricane Pro 3.5 Peak Blender

Cuisinart is stepping up their game with this smoothie blender. It actually has functions specifically for smoothies or soups as well as a ‘clean’ button too.

  • PROS: 3 year warranty, 64 ounces, 13 speeds, dishwasher safe,
  • CONS: $400.00, noisy, not as long-lasting
  • RETAIL PRICE: $399.95

Best Smoothie Blenders Under $100

We’re not even half way through my blender guide. I hope you’ve found this helpful and are narrowing in your choice. Any blender can profess to blend up spinach and fruit… yet the results won’t all be the same. If you’re looking for a new blender for smoothies, I recommend the ones I’ve highlighted below that I’ve tested and truly stand out above the rest.

Mueller Juicer Ultra Power, Easy Clean Extractor Press Centrifugal Juicing Machine, Wide 3" Feed Chute for Whole Fruit Vegetable, Anti-drip, High Quality, Large, Silver
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth Large 3” Feed Chute for Whole Fruits and Vegetables, Easy to Clean, Centrifugal Extractor, BPA Free, 800W Motor, Black
Juicer, HOUSNAT Juicer Machines Vegetable and Fruit with 3-Speed Setting, Upgraded Version 400W Motor Qucik Juicing, Juicing Recipe Included
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820GM - Higher Nutrients and Vitamins, BPA-Free Components, Easy to Clean, Ultra Efficient 240W, 50RPMs, Includes Smoothie and Blank Strainer-Gun Metal
iwodtech Cold Press Juicer, Juicer Machines Vegetable and Fruit, BPA Free Celery Juicer, Slow Masticating Juicer with 2 Speed & Reverse Function, With 2 Cups,Slow Juicer with Quiet MotorMatcha Green

If you’re getting a lower-priced blender, I suggest blending your leafy greens + liquid first. This will help you get a creamy, dreamy green smoothie with every blend.

If you’re new to smoothies and need a blender to get you started then the below options are great! The Oster and Nutribullet are community favs yet I think you’ll be happy to start your blending journey with any of them.

Instant Ace Blender

This is Instant Pot’s blender and is recommended for smoothies, nut milks and soup.

  • PROS: $80.00, smaller container for single serving smoothies, self-cleaning feature, heat-resistant glass container
  • CONS: Not long-lasting, better at blending fresh produce vs frozen
  • RETAIL PRICE: $69.99

Ninja Professional Plus Blender with Auto IQ

This blender has 1000 watts of professional power to crush ice and frozen fruit in seconds. The 72 oz. jar is helpful when making smoothies for the entire family.

  • PROS: $99.99, BPA and dishwasher safe, 1400 watts
  • CONS: Clunky mechanisms, the blade is super sharp (I cut myself first time cleaning it)
  • RETAIL PRICE: $109.99

Nutribullet Pro 1000

This lightweight, single-serving blender boasts a 900W motor and can puree seeds, nuts, stems, and stalks. This is a great little blender if youre rawkinit solo or on the road a lot and want to keep on blending.

  • PROS: Easy to use and clean, compact size, made with BPA-free plastic, dishwasher safe
  • CONS: Can leak if lid is loose, no speed choices (only on or off), cant use with hot liquids

Best Reconditioned Blenders for Smoothies

If you’re looking for a high-powered blender yet still don’t want to pay that high price tag then check out these great models. I used a reconditioned Vitamix for years without regret… and it’s the best, most reliable blender I’ve ever owned.

Certified Reconditioned Vitamix Blenders

When my first blender died, I bought a refurbished Vitamix and saved $250 just like that. Ive never regretted that decisionits been a true work horse and my top smoothie blender to this day. You can get a commercial-grade blender at a steep discount. There are quite a few Vitamix model’s to choose from in their Certified Reconditioned Blender section.

  • PROS: 7-year warranty, long-lasting, built solid, simple controls, adjustable power levels
  • CONS: Expensive, jar isnt dishwasher safe
  • RETAIL PRICE: $289.95-749.95

What’s the best blender for smoothies and ice?

Blending with ice can be harsh in your blades and cause them to go dull. I don’t recommend adding ice to your blender. Use frozen fruit to chill your smoothie, or pour the blended smoothie over ice to chill.

If you really want to make an icy smoothie or margarita, I would use a Vitamix and have a certain container be your ice container. You can buy extra containers directly from Vitamix. My favorite is their stainless steel container.

What blender is good for making smoothies?
Any blender will blend up spinach and fruit… yet the results won’t all be the same. Typically the more horsepower, the creamier the smoothie. Yet when you step into higher horsepower models, the price goes waaaaaay up. My dad always saysyou get what you pay for (and its true with blenders!).

These high powered blenders make green smoothies in half the time, are easier to clean, quieter and make a creamy smoothie in one simple step. The higher-end blenders usually include a rawesome warranty + truly make the whole blending experience a breeze. If you’re looking for a new blender for smoothies, I recommend getting a Vitamix 750, Breville Super Q or Ninja Smart Screen Duo.

When do blenders go on sale?

Black Friday is always a good tie to score a blender deal. Yet this year, I found the best deals to be 2-4 weeks before Black Friday. With Vitamix, they have a new sale each month and you can really score some amazing deals on my favorite high-speed blender. Sign up for my newsletter to get notified when the best deals are. I like to shout it out to all my rawkstars since I know a good deal could be just what you need!

What Smoothie Blender is your #1?

Now that you’re equipped with all the knowledge about the best blenders for smoothies, which blender will you choose? I’d love to know which one is your trusted companion, and I can’t wait for you to start blending smoothies soon.

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