The Best Smoothie Blender

Kale, strawberries, blueberries, and almond milk in a blender.

I used to feel like I was on the forever hunt for the best smoothie blender on the market! I had tried so many different blenders over the years, but was always left wanting a little more. That is, up until I purchased my current blender back in 2016!

I had tried the Magic Bullet Blender and while I liked the small size (which was great for studio living in New York City), it wasn’t the best at blending ice.

Then, I upgraded to the Ninja blender, which worked better for blending frozen fruit and ice cubes, but it didn’t compare to the super smooth and creamy smoothies I loved buying when I was out.

I had heard so much about Vitamix blenders, but was very intimidated by the price. Could a blender be worth that much money??

Bows & Sequins shares her recommendation for the best blender for smoothies.

The Overall Best Smoothie Blender

Somewhere along the way of researching, I discovered Blendtec. I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but it seemed to have rave reviews. I was nervous that I hadn’t heard anyone I followed talking about this blender, but I loved so many of its features — dishwasher-safe jar that’s BPA free, blunt blades that you’re not able to cut yourself on, and non-removable blades that stay attached to the jars.

I’ve had my Blendtec blender for seven or eight years now and it’s still going strong! It’s truly the best smoothie blender, but I use it for all sorts of things in the kitchen. Making celery juice, hummus, wellness shots, mixing Bulletproof coffee, making almond milk at home, and even mixing matcha. There are buttons on the blender for making soups, batters, ice cream, and frozen cocktails, too. (You can see my recipe for rosé wine popsicles here!)

Strawberries, kale, blueberries, and powdered supplements inside a clear blender.

I truly cannot recommend it enough! It has so much power and blends all the smoothie foods and ingredients you can think of — with absolute EASE. My smoothies are so smooth and creamy, just like they would be from a juice shop. I’ve actually heard that both Jamba Juice and Planet Smoothie use Blendtec blenders!

I never, ever feel like I’m getting pieces of leafy greens in my straw, which was one of my biggest hang-ups with the other blenders I’ve tried. (I mean, I even wrote about this blender in my Things I’m Thankful For post in 2017. It was in my Wellness Gift Guide that year, too.)

Lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her favorite blender as the best blender for smoothies.

Blendtec Blenders at Kohl’s

It can be tricky to find a retailer that carries multiple Blendtec blenders to compare and all of the accessories that go along with them, but Kohl’s has it all! There are a few different size blenders by Blendtec, but Kohl’s has the best selection.

I have the Blendtec Total Blender, which now comes with one four-sided jar included. Back when I purchased my blender, it came with one full-size Wildside Jar. I then purchased the mini Wildside Jar that saves space in the dishwasher. It’s nice to have for when I’m making a single serving smoothie!

Blendtec Blender with almond milk, strawberries, blueberries, and kale inside.

Although my blender is professional grade, there are a few options if you’re looking for a step up. If you’re interested in a professional blender with a clear lid over the top, check out the Professional 800 Blender. If you’re looking for a stylish blender that you can leave out on your counter, check out the Designer 650 Blender in Stainless Steel.

You know you’re officially in adulthood when you’re looking at warranty information, but the Blendtec Total Blender that I have comes with a two-year warranty. The Designer 650 comes with an eight-year warranty, and the Professional 800 comes with a ten-year warranty!

Blendtec Wildside Jar with a purple smoothie.

Other Affordable Smoothie Blenders

If you’re looking for the best affordable smoothie blenders, I would look into the NutriBullet Pro, NutriBullet Ultra, or the Ninja Nutri Blender. I haven’t personally tested them, but they have good reviews. When I was in Miami for work a few years ago, we were using BlendJet personal blenders for a project (that are actually portable blenders!) and they worked pretty well for on-the-go.

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. Thank you for supporting the brands and retailers that make this blog possible!

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  1. 5.8.24
    William said:

    Blender’s incredible ability to effortlessly blend and create delicious recipes has truly transformed my cooking experience. Thank you for being such a reliable and versatile kitchen companion. You’ve made mealtime a joy.