Best Smoothie Maker 2017 – Smoothie Blender Reviews

Making Smoothies Is A Great Start To A Healthier Lifestyle!

Not all smoothies are made the same. That “healthy” smoothie you are purchasing at a fast food location is likely packed with added sugar and artificial flavoring. Making your own smoothies from home with fresh fruits and vegetables is the correct way to get great nutrition out of your smoothie. 

Making healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies at home might just be the easiest change towards better health.


Top Rated Smoothie Makers 2017

NameA Quick Overview of Our Top 5 PicksRating 
Vitamix CIA Professional Series
*Editor’s Pick*
– The only blender trusted by the Culinary Institute of America to train the next generation of professional chefs.

– Comes with two cookbooks, includes recipes from the Culinary Institute of America Chefs.

– 7 year full warranty.

– Quick and easy self cleaning. Just a drop of dish soap and warm water and running the blender on high for half a minute.

– 64 ounce BPA-free container.

– Commercial grade, powerful motor with laser cut stainless steel blades to blend the toughest ingredients.

Blendtec Total Blender– Commercial quality 1560 watt countertop blender with a 3 peak horsepower electric motor.

– Pre-programmed blending cycles.

– Digital touchpad controls with auto shutoff.

– Very close to Vitamix CIA blend quality at pretty large price discount.

– 7 year manufacturer warranty.

Waring MX1000XTX– Powerful 3.5 hp motor that operates at 30,000 RPM for a great smoothie consistency.

– High/low and pulse speeds.

– 64oz. BPA free container.

– 2 year warranty.

Cuisinart CBT-1000 PowerEdge– Comes with a pre-programmed smoothie, ice crush and pulse function to to quickly make smoothies.

– 3 year warranty.

– Simple control panel.

– 64 ounce container.

Magic Bullet NutriBullet– Top choice for a personal serving smoothie blender.

– Comes with 1 tall cup, 2 short cups. Two different types of blades and 2 re-sealable lids for the cups.

– 1 year warranty.


VitamixCIAUPDATEVitamix Professional Series 97/100

Anyone who has ever purchased a Vitamix product understands the luxury and efficiency of their kitchen equipment. If you are looking for the best on the market in 2017 this is still the undefeated champion. Vitamix is a brand created for professional kitchens that rely on consistent and durable kitchen equipment.

Vitamix constantly acts on feedback from top professional chefs to create better products and improve existing designs. Vitamix Professional Series shines in smoothie making by creating incredibly smooth consistency out of your choice of ingredients. You could blind taste test a smoothie of same ingredients made by a Vitamix and any other competitor; you will be able to tell which of the drinks was made using a Vitamix.

Read my full review on why the Vitamix is the perfect choice for those seeking the best quality kitchen smoothie machine.

Complete Vitamix  Professional Series Blender Guide


BlendtecTotalBlenderFourSideBlendtec FourSide 94/100

Blendtec has been in fierce competition with Vitamix over the best kitchen blender for a very long time. Unfortunately Blendtec always seems to be a step or two behind their big brother. The upside for you as the consumer is you can save about $100-150 by choosing to go with a Blendtec model over a Vitamix.

Blendtec FourSide Total is a really capable smoothie machine. You still get a well built and high quality product and you get to save some money. Blendtec has a YouTube show called “Will it Blend” in which they put various objects into their blenders. Ever wanted to see what happens to items like phones, marbles, baseballs and other odd items blended? You should definitely go check out their YouTube channel and see the examples of the power and durability of Blendtec equipment.

Complete Blendtec FourSide Guide



WaringMX1000XTXWaring MX1000XTX Professional 90/100

Waring is a brand many have not previously heard about. Waring is actually known for introducing the very first blender to America. They are not as well known, but they manufacture professional quality appliances for both regular and commercial kitchens. Waring has a few different lines of kitchen blenders, but MX1000XTX Professional is a great value. You get a high powered 3.5 horsepower motor in a heavy duty base with simple switches and a 64 ounce carafe. That makes Waring MX1000XTX a perfect commercial grade appliance for home use.

Complete Waring MX1000XTX Guide 



CuisinartCBT1000Cuisinart CBT-1000 89/100

Cuisinart is a well-known manufacturer of kitchen appliances. You can almost never go wrong with anything made by Cuisinart. They have great warranties and friendly customer support for when things go wrong with your appliances.  

Over the years they have proven themselves by providing the market with affordable and reliable appliances. Cuisinart CBT-1000 is a great value. For under $200 you get a 1.3 horsepower motor with a 64 ounce BPA free jar.

The automatic smoothie and pulse modes are a great addition to this machine. Just throw your ingredients in, push the button and let the CBT-1000 do the rest. The consistency is very good with no chunks of fruit left after its run its cycle. Read my entire Cuisinart CBT-1000 review to to learn more about the features offered.

Complete Cuisinart CBT-1000 Guide


ninjanj600blenderNinja NJ600 85/100

When I first tested the Ninja NJ600 it really surprised me. This smoothie machine costs less than $100 feels and performs like a $200-300 appliance.

Majority of smoothie machines under $100 usually have a hard time dealing with ice cubes, not the ninja NJ600, it quickly turns them into powdery snow very quickly.

Could this be the best blender for smoothies under $100? I’d say so. You get a powerful 1,000 watts motor. The pitcher is 72 ounces which is about as large as you can get them for non-commercial applications. You also get a recipe book to help you get started with the Ninja NJ600. Read my full review on why if $100 is all you have to spend why the Ninja NJ600 is a perfect choice.

Complete Ninja NJ600 Guide


Ninja Master Prep (QB900B) 83/100

QB900B has an average 4.5 rating from over 5,400 reviews on – but how could a blender that only costs about $35 be so highly voted? What makes some people get rid of their higher end appliances for this one? I had to find out, and after 2 years of use I completely agree with the other reviewers on why the Ninja Master Prep can easily be the best for under $50 price range. Want to see my experiences and opinions while using the QB900B? Click though and read my entire review.

Complete Ninja Master Prep Guide


Single Serving Blenders


Magic Bullet NutriBullet 89/100

This little powerhouse comes from a well known and reputable company. You have likely seen the commercials and should be fairly familiar with the NutriBullet brand. The NutriBullet offers all the features one looks for in a personal blender and delivers it at an exceptional price.

It costs about $30 more than the Cuisinart CPB-300 but it is a much better personal smoothie blender. Interested in why so many people are talking about the Magic Bullet NutriBullet? Read our entire review and see for yourself.

Complete Magic Bullet NutriBullet Guide


Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 87/100

I’ve always been a big fan of Cuisinart kitchen appliances. The CPB 300 was my first personal sized blender and has remained my favorite over the years. It’s portable and convenient whether you just want a single serving blender for your house or something to take on your trips.

We have also had really great feedback from customers who have purchased the CPB 300. Many ask Cuisinart CPB 300 vs Magic Bullet, well it’s really close but in my opinion the CPB 300 has a slight disadvantage.

Complete Cuisinart CPB-300 Guide 


Immersion hand blenders are very convenient and inexpensive appliances that are often forgotten. The Cuisinart CSB-79 can take care of variety of tasks similar to the traditional table design, but with a much quicker clean up time. Comes with a variety of attachments to let it perform tasks of multiple kitchen food preparation appliances.

There’s a few things you need to know about immersion blenders if you’ve never used one. Read our full review to learn about all the features and information you need to know before even considering purchasing the CSB-79.

Complete Cuisinart CSB-79 Guide




Benefits Of Owning A Smoothie Maker

There are innumerable kitchen appliances out there and each of them comes with its unique advantages. Over the years, people have realized how smoothies can be beneficial to their health, and for that reason, food processors have become quite handy. Below are some of the benefits that you stand to gain if you buy a food processor to make drinks right from home:

Saves you money Buying a smoothie on a daily basis especially when you are on a diet can be expensive. If for example, you purchase a glass from a juice bar, you may end up spending around $5 or more on it. You can cut down that cost by using seasonal produce which is inexpensive, thereby making your homemade smoothie much cheaper.

Occupies small space A kitchen is a place that is supposed to contain several different types of appliances and having one that occupies a lot of space can be inconveniencing. A blender is a compact sized kitchen appliance that takes up less space of your room. Even if your kitchen is small, you don’t have to worry about space because the appliance only requires a few inches. And whenever you are not using it, you can effortlessly store it in a cupboard or shelf. The compact design of a blender also makes it portable allowing you to can carry it with you whenever you go for vacation or business trip without much hassle.

Saves you time Making a healthy smoothie is easy and takes only a few seconds. All you need is to ensure that your ingredients are ready and that they fit your diet plan. Preparing the ingredients could include cleaning and slicing them if you require to. By tossing the ingredients into the machine, you should have your delicious beverage full of essential nutrients in the blink of an eye. Cleaning the blender after making your drinks is easy, and, therefore, takes only a fraction of your time.

Gives you freedom to choose what you want In a homemade green smoothie, the ratio of fruits to greens is usually 60 to 40 percent respectively. However, you have complete control to alter the ratio of your ingredients in accordance to your taste. You can increase or reduce the calories as well as the minerals and vitamins in your beverage by choosing which ingredients to use. If you want it to be thinner or thicker, you have all the freedom to do as you please. This freedom to mix and match your ingredients is one of the best aspects of making drinks from home.

Gives you a chance to enjoy a fresh drink It is important to note that the smoothies you buy in a supermarket are made in advance, only that they are preserved appropriately. The downside of these premade drinks is that they lose their mineral, vitamin, and even nutrition value as time goes by. The advantage of owning a blender is that you can buy the freshest ingredients in the market and make yourself a healthy beverage within a short time.

Smoothies are the perfect alternative to unhealthy meals and beverages. However, if you don’t pick the ingredients carefully, you may be setting a trap for yourself. If something unhealthy ends up in your smoothie, you will gain weight instead of losing it, damage your health instead of bettering it. This is why we have come up with a list of ingredients you should not even be considering. Unhealthy Ingredients You […]

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