Best blenders for green smoothies


So, you’re walking through the store, and you come to the blender section…

“Oh, boy,” you think to yourself. There are blenders with square pitchers, round pitchers, glass pitchers, plastic pitchers. Some have 12 speeds, while others go at the speed of a bullet. There are even blenders that almost cost as much as it does to pay monthly rent for an apartment! “I’m just trying to be healthy by drinking green smoothies, but I don’t know what blender to use!”

We’re here to help you blender shop! But first, we have a little secret: Any blender works for making green smoothies. We both started with a normal, everyday blender to make green smoothies. Sure, they didn’t blend all of the ingredients to a creamy consistency in 30 seconds or less, but still blended delicious tasting drinks that were healthy for our bodies.

Top Blenders under $120

cheap blenders

Nobody wants to buy a blender that’s not going to do a decent job. That’s why we created a list of our favorite affordable blenders. All of these blenders are under $120 and have been endorsed by our rawkstar community. They also have some of the best reviews out there.

CLICK HERE for top affordable blenders


Top High-Speed Blenders

Blendtec vs vitamixCheck out the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders! These professional-grade blenders that not only blend your green smoothies with ease, but can help you cook soups, make veggie dips, ice cream and more.

CLICK HERE for High-Speed Blenders


So, which blender’s it gonna be?

65 Responses to “Best blenders for green smoothies”

  1. Kristen 7.7.2015 at 4:48 pm #

    I’m new to this…and I’m excited to get myself and my family healthy.
    Have you used coconut water in your smoothie recipes? Also…I’m buying a Nutri Bullet RX to get my smoothie on…hope it does the job. :)

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.7.2015 at 6:37 pm #

      Hi Kristen,

      We love blendin’ with coconut water! Coconut water is filled with electrolytes and potassium, which are two nutrients your body craves when expending lots of energy. It’s low in calories, fat, and sugar meaning that this is the liquid-base you want when working out.

      And we love the Nutri Bullet RX, great choice!

  2. kausi 3.31.2015 at 4:00 am #

    how many time one should take smoothie in a day.
    once only for break fast rest of the meals can be normal.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2015 at 6:30 pm #

      Hi Kausi,

      Our goal for your is to drink at least one 2-cup serving green smoothie a day in addition to your regular diet. If you would like, you can replace 1 or 2 meals with green smoothies. If you drink green smoothies as meal replacements, make sure to add a protein boost (plant-based protein powder, nut milk, nut butter), or snack on some nuts or a hard-boiled egg 30-60 minutes after you drink your green smoothie.

  3. cathy 3.5.2015 at 2:29 pm #

    I forgot to mention, I add a protein powder and flax seed to the smoothie too.

  4. Dianna 3.2.2015 at 10:53 am #

    I use the Ninja. It seems to work really well. And I like verstillity of the food processor with it.

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.31.2015 at 6:30 pm #


  5. Kelly 2.20.2015 at 8:57 pm #

    I use the bamix stick blender (I believe they have a 10 year warranty), mine is 13 years old, but is blending well.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 2.23.2015 at 2:13 pm #


  6. Matt 1.19.2015 at 11:32 am #

    Just ordered an Oster Versa 1400 watt blender. (Amazon had the best price @ ~ $180) After reading more reviews than I care to think about I concluded the Oster was a great deal (at least for me) and does everything the other brands do — soup, smoothies, beverages, grind seeds, etc. The Oster I now own is ~25 yrs. old and beginning to get a long in the tooth, hence the new acquisition.

    • SGS Rawkstar Shauna 1.19.2015 at 9:40 pm #

      Awesome! I had an Oster and loved it!! It was one of the best blenders I had (until my sis broke the jar!) :)

  7. Allison 12.15.2014 at 1:30 am #

    I have bought this Nutri Bullet 15 Piece Blender for making smoothies. It’s working like a horse. haha Just love it.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.15.2014 at 7:14 am #

      YAY! Glad you found a great blender for your green smoothies!

  8. Melissa 12.5.2014 at 10:52 am #

    We just bought a Nutribullet last week , as justL says, we love that its powerful but very easy to clean. It even engaged my husband on preparing the green smoothies himself ! I live oversees and its difficult to find options here. Cheers !

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 12.5.2014 at 1:49 pm #

      Great choice! Happy blendin’!

    • Lady E 11.13.2015 at 11:39 am #

      What’s the noise level like with the Nutri Bullet? I have a small child and work outside of the home, so will have to do my blending first thing in the AM hours or late PM hours–when baby is sleeping. The last thing I want to do is wake a sleeping baby with a blender!

      • SGS Rawkstar 11.13.2015 at 5:29 pm #

        Hi Lady E,

        Great question! I find the NutriBullet to be quieter than previous blenders that I’ve used, but it still creates a good amount of noise. It might depend on your child’s sensitivity. My kitchen is right below my 1 year old’s room and blending in the morning doesn’t wake him, but I’m pretty sure an earthquake wouldn’t either, he’s a pretty sound sleeper.

        Hope this helps! :)

  9. Bob 10.8.2014 at 2:19 pm #

    I bought a Omni Blend blender about a year ago. About half the price of a Vitamix, and has a bigger motor. Works great. 7 year warranty too.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.9.2014 at 6:40 am #

      Happy to hear you are enjoying your Omni. :) Keep blending those leafy greens! :)

    • Krista @ 11.23.2015 at 10:38 am #

      I’m also a big fan of the OMNI Blender. I owned a commercial smoothie bar and had 2 units running all day long – they blended like bosses!

      Cheers ~ Krista Goncalves, Registered Nutritionist

  10. Sarah 10.7.2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Just purchased the Ninja Professional blender…def. packs a punch so far I’m in love. I would love a vitamix but I can’t spend 500+ on just a blender…but my Ninja was under a 100 on sale, and it’s the best blender I’ve ever purchased. Maybe when I get more into using my blender more then once a day, I’ll consider purchasing A Vitamix or Blendtec. Heard their awesome!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 10.8.2014 at 4:59 am #

      Ninja is a great blender! Enjoy blending you leafy greens in it! :)

  11. Tony 8.9.2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Thanks for the share! I have always been a vitamix guy and getting close to needing an upgrade had the 5200 for awhile now. The 7500 sounds and looking very promising.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 8.11.2014 at 7:02 am #

      Hey Tony! We love Vitamix too. :)

  12. Jo 7.21.2014 at 9:48 am #

    The Optimum 9400 from Froothie is as good if not better than the Vitamix with many reviews
    Simply google comparisons
    Only recently being delivered my Optimum 9400 have not had chance personally to try all it can do out but very happy so far :)

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.21.2014 at 1:39 pm #

      Hey Jo! I am so glad you are happy with your Optimum 9400. That is what is so great about blenders, that there is a great one for everyone. :)

  13. Ewa 7.2.2014 at 2:37 am #

    Thermomix is ALWAYS the best option

    • SGS Rawkstar Jessie 7.2.2014 at 7:44 am #

      Glad you enjoy your thermomix! :)

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