Investing in a high-quality blender means you will always have a delicious smoothie ready in the morning when you are short on time. Professional blenders not only reduce blending time but they can blend a variety of ingredients and still deliver a perfect creamy drink. It's all you want to kick-start your morning with the freshness of homemade smoothie.

Unfortunately, buying the best smoothie blender isn’t easy. With so many different models – each offering something unique, making a choice could be traumatic.

You can spend hours researching different blenders and testing models in your kitchen or make the right decision the first time. In this guide, I help you make the right choice the first time.

Where to start when buying the best smoothie blender?

Start by making a list of your requirements. Do you want to make frozen drinks at home? Are you planning to crush dates and nuts with greens in your blender?

Different blenders have different blending abilities. You want to buy the one that meets all your requirements and offers the best value for your money.

Here are a few general things to consider when buying a blender.

Is your blender easy to use?

You don't want to buy a blender that gives you a headache when it comes to setting the right speed according to ingredients. That will not only delay your smoothies, but you will also end up with poor smoothies most of the times.

How much does it cost?

The price is an important thing to consider. You don't want to buy a blender for $400 only to find out later that it doesn't offer the quality other blenders offer at the lower price. Compare different blenders based on their quality and price before you make a choice.

How well does it blend?

You want your blender to give you satisfying drinkable consistency on different ingredients. Usually, blenders fail when you add kale and frozen fruits together. Smoothies made in these blenders don’t taste great and their texture is inconsistent.

How is the build quality?

Never buy a blender that won’t last the test of time. It should be durable and easy to clean. If you can’t clean the blender, it will become useless within a few weeks.

Is the machine powerful enough for your favorite smoothie recipes?

Are you planning to make frozen drinks? Do you want to include tough ingredients such as nuts and dates in your drinks?

Make sure your machine can handle it. Look at the power of the blender machine and research how much power you need to crush tough ingredients in your favorite recipes. The blenders that can crush ice can blend almost every ingredient without a problem. These blenders use high-speed motors.

Other considerations
You may want to bright these further considerations to the light when buying the best blender for smoothies.

  • If you are looking for a portable blender that would make smoothies on the go, look for a durable and powerful personal blender instead of a professional blender.
  • You might want to consider the size and look of a blender before you buy it. There is no fun in making smoothies with a blender that doesn’t appeal to you aesthetically.

OUR FAVORITE BLENDER FOR SMOOTHIES AND FROZEN DRINKS:

Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups

If you want to skip the hard work, simply choose our favorite Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (Model BL660). This blender delivers amazing performance with its high-speed motor. The Nutri cups allow you to take your nutritious drinks with you when going to the office or gym.

Ninja Blender can crush ice in seconds. You can add nuts, dates, frozen fruits, and other hard ingredients in your mixture and yet get a creamy smoothie out of your blender. It has a 72 oz Total Crushing Pitcher that makes it easy to prepare your favorite smoothies in seconds.

Making the best use of your blender

With the tips above, you can easily pick the best smoothie blender for smoothies and frozen drinks. But that doesn’t guarantee that you will have a delicious smoothie every time you use your blender. Here are some tips to help you make perfect smoothies using a blender of your choice.

  • Always add the ingredients in the order it's provided in the recipe. Don't just throw them all in the blender at once.
  • You will usually add liquids first, followed by powders and soft foods.
  • Add hard foods later when the blender blades are moving nicely through the existing mixture.
  • Always add ice cubes at last. They are solid and pull all other ingredients down when circling with the blender blades.
  • When your recipe requires using hard ingredients, soak them in water for a while before adding them to your blender. This will give you a smoother drink.
  • To extend the life of your blender, always start it on the slow and increase the blending speed as you add ingredients.