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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

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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.

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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.

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  1. Ewa

    July 2nd, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Thermomix is ALWAYS the best option

  2. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 2nd, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Glad you enjoy your thermomix! 🙂

  3. Jo

    July 21st, 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 🙂

  4. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    July 21st, 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. 🙂

  5. Tony

    August 9th, 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.

  6. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    August 11th, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Hey Tony! We love Vitamix too. 🙂

  7. Sarah

    October 7th, 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!

  8. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 8th, 2014 at 4:59 am

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

  9. Bob

    October 8th, 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.

  10. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    October 9th, 2014 at 6:40 am

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

  11. Krista @ MakingLemonade.ca

    November 23rd, 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

  12. Melissa

    December 5th, 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 !

  13. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 5th, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Great choice! Happy blendin’!

  14. Lady E

    November 13th, 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!

  15. SGS Rawkstar

    November 13th, 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! 🙂

  16. Allison

    December 15th, 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.

  17. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    December 15th, 2014 at 7:14 am

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

  18. Matt

    January 19th, 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.

  19. SGS Rawkstar Shauna

    January 19th, 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!) 🙂

  20. Kelly

    February 20th, 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.

  21. SGS Rawkstar Jessie

    February 23rd, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Wonderful!

  22. Dianna

    March 2nd, 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.

  23. SGS Rawkstar

    March 31st, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    🙂

  24. cathy

    March 5th, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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

  25. SGS Rawkstar

    March 31st, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Here are a few of our favorite ways to add protein to our smoothies:

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  26. kausi

    March 31st, 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.

  27. SGS Rawkstar

    March 31st, 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.

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/tips/protein

  28. Kristen

    July 7th, 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. 🙂

  29. SGS Rawkstar

    July 7th, 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!

  30. RJ

    November 29th, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I had an Oster forever and just moved up to a Blendtec and I love it!! I tried my friend’s Vitamix first but didn’t like the tamper or the sharp blades.
    My Blendtec makes a perfect smoothie every time. Great soup too!

  31. SGS Rawkstar

    November 30th, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Hi RJ,

    Jadah loves her Blendtec too!! Happy blending!

  32. sara

    December 26th, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I have both the NutriBullet and Cuisinart Smart Stick and both are great for making smoothies. I especially like the Smart Stick for traveling and being able to whip up a smoothie in my hotel room!

  33. SGS Rawkstar

    December 27th, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Hi Sara,

    You’re right! Stick blenders are perfect for blendin’ on the go. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Cheers 🙂

  34. Gwynn

    December 29th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I just wanted to pop in and say that after purchasing your book I have a NEW found LOVE LOVE of green smoothies. I have been trying to make this a habit for years now and can say your recipes have definitely made that easier! Not to mention that your recipes are helping me to sell my other half on a green smoothie every day as well! Okay so that point – I would like to recommend the New Oster Pro 1200. I have had AMAZING results at well blended smoothies with this little bad boy, and it has a GREAT price point. Thanks for being awesome!

  35. SGS Rawkstar

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Gwynn,

    Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your love! We are so excited to hear you’re enjoying blending with our new book! And thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the New Oster Pro 1200. We love hearing our community’s tips, tricks + favorite tools!

    Cheers 🙂

  36. Joe

    February 10th, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Hi!
    I just purchased a NutriBullet, and have been using it for my smoothies the last couple weeks. I have been using their recipes since they are obviously built around the size of their cups. But I would really like to also try your recipes…do you know if your recipes will fit in their “tall” cup? Or is there a way I should modify them while I am adding ingredients to fit?
    Thank you!!

  37. SGS Rawkstar

    February 11th, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Hi Joe,

    I LOVE my NutriBullet and love blending our recipes with it!! We simply suggest halving our recipes and adding a little additional liquid base to ensure everything blends smoothly!

    Cheers 🙂

  38. Shari N.

    December 19th, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Best I have ever used is the blender by Karmin 🙂

  39. SGS Rawkstar

    December 20th, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for sharing, Shari!

  40. Charlene

    January 23rd, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Definitely the blender by Karmin is the best! 😉

  41. SGS Rawkstar

    January 30th, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for sharing, Charlene!

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