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The Best Blender For Smoothies 2016 | Honest & Complete Smoothie Maker Reviews
Making Smoothies Can Be A Great Start To A Healthier Life!
With our busy lives we have moved away from making healthy and nutritious meals. We now rely on fast, cheap and “convenient” foods and we are paying with our health and waist lines. Take your health back and start making your own vitamin packed and delicious fruit and vegetable drinks from home.
Have a complete control over your ingredients. Beauty of homemade smoothies is you know EXACTLY what goes into it. No added sugars, artificial ingredients or coloring. You can tailor your drinks to the benefits you wish to receive. Maybe its flu season and you want to boost your immune system; well there are ingredients for that! Making your own smoothies at home might just be the easiest change for better health you can make.
Best Smoothie Blenders 2016
Selecting that best smoothie machine can often be a real chore. I’ve tested a large variety of brands and styles, ones listed below in my opinion are best currently available on the market in 2016.
Vitamix 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 smoothie maker on the market in 2016 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.
Blendtec 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.
Even though it does not earn the #1 rank, Blendtec FourSide Total is still 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.
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.
Cuisinart 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 kitchen blender. 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.
Ninja 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 makers under $100 usually have a hard time dealing with ice cubes, not the 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.
Ninja Master Prep (QB900B) 83/100
QB900B has an average 4.5 rating from over 5,400 reviews on Amazon.com – 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 smoothie machine for under $50. Want to see my experiences and opinions while using the QB900B? Click though and read my entire review.
Best For Single Servings
Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 95/100
The CPB-300 really shines as a portable blender. Its great for those who want to make personal sized drinks. I can tell you we’ve had really great feedback from those who have purchased the CPB-300. And we’re not really surprised even according to Consumer Reports this is one of the best personal smoothie makers under $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, for which it loses a few points since both are really close in terms of features and usability. Interested in why so many people are talking about the NutriBullet? Read our entire review and see for yourself.
Best Immersion Blender
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.
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5/31/2016 – Ingredients to Use In Smoothies to Boost Immune System – Fruits and vegetables provide crucial nutrients and vitamins for our daily lives. Main reason I enjoy making smoothies is tailoring the benefits of its ingredients to my needs. Are you sick, or have somebody in the household that is? Read the article to learn which ingredients make great additions for immune system building smoothie.
Benefits Of Owning A Smoothie Machine
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.
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