We’re so excited to help you blender shop! But first, we have a little secret to share with you: Any blender will work for making green smoothies. Yep! I started with a standard blender that was collecting dust in my cupboard. We made our first 100+ green smoothies with this baby. But eventually it died… and I knew it was time to up our game. Since then, at SGS we’ve tested TONS of blenders and wanted to share our favorites with you below in our SGS Blender Guide.
The price goes up when you enter into this level of blending, but you also get what you pay for. These blenders come with rawesome warranties and truly make the whole blending experience a joy. You can also purchase refurbished versions of these blenders to save some money, without sacrificing quality. Learn more about this under Rawkstar Tip.
Blendtec’s revolutionary powerful blunt, cold-forged steel blade spins at speeds over 300 mph. The unique 5-sided jar uses inertia to draw food back down to the spinning blade. It’s pre-programmed settings make it almost a hands-free blending experience. It also has a adorable sayings on the screen and counts blends.
8-year warranty, safe blade,
wide jar, pre-programmed,
jar is dishwasher safe
Expensive, big, the base is a
little unstable when it blends
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This commercial grade, top-of-the-line blender is a workhorse! It’s packed with power to turn nuts into creamy butters, liquify leafy greens for smoothies, and create silky soups and sauces. Vitamix uses a controlled vortex to bring the ingredients back into contact with the strong, sharp stainless steel blade for the smoothest blends possible. This is Jen’s top pick.
7-year warranty, long-lasting,
built solid, simple controls,
adjustable power levels
Expensive, jar isn’t dishwasher
safe, no pre-programmed
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These starter blenders did what we needed them too— and for a really good price! Finding an affordable blender
that works great and has a long life is possible! And this list is just a sampling of them. The best advice we can give
when choosing a blender is to find one that lines up with your lifestyle. Figure out how many people you are making
smoothies for, how much power you are looking for, and how much money you can spend. So, which will it be?
A 750W blender, this blender comes with 5 pre-programmed settings which automatically alters speeds for improved blending. The Hemisphere Control™ uses a specially designed blade with central blades that draw food down and wider blades at the base to keep food from getting stuck. For a mid-range priced blender, it does a great job.
Quieter, easy to clean, BPAfree
pitcher marked with
LCD timer, dishwasher safe
1-year warranty, a few
reviewers reported leaking
and motor overheating
You can measure
ingredients as you place
them in this blender.
This lightweight, single-serving blender boasts a 900W motor and uses cyclonic action to puree even the toughest seeds, nuts, stems, and stalks. Its compact size means it doesn’t take up valuable counter real estate, but also means it’s easy to travel with. This is a great little blender if you’re rawkin’ it solo or on the road a lot and want to keep on blending.
Easy to use and clean,
compact size, made with
BPA-free plastic, cup and
lids are dishwasher safe
May leak if overfilled, 1-year
full warranty, no speed
choices (only on or off), can’t
use for hot liquids
Avoid blending super
Consumer Reports states
the blade may break off.
This affordable 700W digital blender comes with 4 speed settings and a pre-programmed smoothie setting. It’s at the low end when it comes to price point, but still offers good results when blending up smoothies, nut milks and soups. The glass jar and sleek program control made for easy cleaning.
Affordable, comes with personal sized jar, dishwasher safe, glass jar
May leak, have to make a special request to get the warranty, not as powerful
This was a Consumer Reports-rated best buy blender for 2015!
Pre-Programmed Smart Settings make this affordable blender a gem. The reverse action of the super sharp 6-point blade spins one way, then reverses during the blend cycle for ultrasmooth blends almost on par with higher end blenders.
Affordable, 7 speeds, glass jar, dishwasher safe, 1000 power watts/ 600 blending watts, all metal drive
Loud, not as versatile as high-speed blenders
Consumer Reports states that the blades may break off when blending super tough ingredients
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