If you’re new to the magical world of blending, you may be wondering what blender you should purchase. Chances are, you’ve tried one or two inexpensive blenders that haven’t quite cut it. Today we’re taking a look at the best blenders for smoothies, soups, desserts and so much more that work with any budget. You’ll be jumping at any opportunity to blend up tasty food. Let’s get into it!
Blending is not only an efficient way to make meals at home but it’s a wonderful way to incorporate more nutrients or essential vitamins on a daily basis. You can simply add electrolytes, MCT oil powder, pre-workout, protein powder or some extra greens to whatever recipe your heart desires!
Depending on your specific wants and needs, you can tailor your snacks or meals to aid in digestion, support your immune system, athletic performance or help you stay in ketosis. A high-powered blender will make it easy to make healthy food in a short amount of time, giving you more time to spend with your friends, family, work and more.
More Than Just Smoothies
While smoothies are usually the first thing that comes to mind when you look at a blender, there are many other meals you can make! With a list of healthy and tasty recipes on hand, you’ll be more likely to actually use your blender to help you stay on top of your health and fitness goals. Most blenders will come equipped with recipe cards or cookbooks to help you get started but it never hurts to have more ideas!
Here are a few recipes you can try out at home:
- Roasted Red Pepper Soup - Blenders will help you mix up a delicious soup in a few minutes!
- Prune Power balls - Boost your energy with these tasty power balls. Blenders with a food processor blade will work best for this recipe.
- Homemade Pesto - Say goodbye to store-bought sauces and hello to fresh pesto! A blender will help you get a creamy consistency.
- Black Bean Brownies - This recipe is healthy and is incredibly easy when it comes to clean up. Plus, who wouldn’t want easy access to this tasty treat?
If you’re still after some smoothie recipes, here are a few simple ones that will help you start or get through the day:
- Blueberry and Spinach Green Smoothie - Start your day with this delicious and nutritious smoothie that happens to be vegan.
- Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie - You don’t need to feel guilty about this dessert-like smoothie!
- Classic Berry Smoothie - This 5 ingredient smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast on the go.
Best of the Budget Blenders (Under $100)
Just because you don’t have the budget for the most expensive blender doesn’t mean you can’t make nutritious meals that leave you feeling satisfied! The NutriBullet Pro is $99.99, including a high-powered base (900 watts), blade, 2 cups, 2 lids and a recipe book for ideas.
For those on a tight budget, the original NutriBullet is slightly less powerful at 600 watts for $69.99. The single-serving size is great for couples or those living on their own.
The compact size is where the NutriBullet Pro really excels! You can store it practically anywhere in your kitchen and cleanup is easier than ever. It’s perfect for those with busy days and not much time to prepare their meals. Having a small and large cup is great for households where you’d be preparing a smoothie to go and a meal for later.
Right in the Middle ($129.99 - $229.99)
If you’re looking for a blender that will last you, while still sitting at a fairly affordable price point, here are a few you might want to get your hands on.
The Nutri Ninja iQ is just a step up from the NutriBullet options. At 1000 watts, different pulsing options and patterns, as well as a timer, your smoothie will always be blended to perfection! It comes with three different cup sizes, offering more choices when it comes to the recipes you’re making. It also includes recipe ideas for when you don’t know what you’d like to make.
The Ninja Foodi Hot & Cold Blender comes in at $149.99 and the best option if you’re looking for heat and cooling abilities. The 1400 watt motor will blend smoothies or frozen drinks with ease and the 800-watt heating element will take your soups and fondues to the next level. The 1.9L glass pitcher provides you with enough space to blend up larger quantities of food.
Next up, we have the Ninja Foodi Power Blender at $229.99. This high-powered blender has the ability to blend, mix dough and be used as a food processor. The 1400 watt motor, 72 oz power pitcher, crushing and chopping blade, dough blade and various sized bowls and cups will have you covered no matter what you’re cooking up in the kitchen!
Top of the Line ($349.95 - $599.95)
These blenders are for the experienced blender who’s looking to whip up a delicious smoothie or meal in no time! While the previous blenders will do the trick when it comes to basic smoothies and recipes, these options take things to the next level.
The Vitamix E310 is one of the best blenders for smoothies! With nearly 1500 watts of power, a 5-year warranty 48 oz container, mini tamper and cookbook, you’ll be ready to take on any recipe.
Lastly, we’ve got the Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender. This blender is the best option for daily and professional use. With 1640 watts, a 64 oz container, low-profile tamper and cookbook, blending will never be easier.
The Last Blender Standing
After taking a look at the best blenders for smoothies and more, you probably have a good idea of which one will suit your needs. A blender will provide you with the opportunity to create delicious and healthy meals within a short amount of time, so why not give it a try?
It’s time to fall in love with food all over again!