The good news: You needn’t upgrade all the way to some high-dollar, severely fancified, multi-accessory food processor.
So how to find the best blender for making smoothies? Look first for overall quality. A good glass food container will likely outlast any plastic version. Look for a motor with a gutsy wattage—hundreds of watts. Top of the line Vita-mix blenders, for example, run up to 1500 watts. Why all this power? Simple answer: You’ll need it. Making smoothies takes a good deal of hacking and slashing. Flexible as they be, the big, leafy vegetables that go in a green smoothie take a lot of cutting to break down. More power means a smoothie blender that can handle more volume and a larger variety of veggies and fruits—why not make smoothies for two, three or four, rather than make individual smoothies two, three, or four times?
The combination of big power and a big, sturdy blending container mean a blender that does more work for you. With the best smoothie blenders, you needn’t cut fruits and vegetables into small pieces—you can drop them in virtually whole. Of course, make sure your fruits and vegetables are all raw!
The best smoothie blenders come with good manufacturer’s warranties. Look, if you can, for a blender from a top name brand, and a warranty you have to register by mail-in card or on the internet. Such warranties tend to be more robust, more generous than those just glibly announced on the box.
Comparison-shop not just at the store and on the internet, but with friends. Ask your smoothie-buddies. Heed, especially, those who blend smoothies regularly, not just occasionally. Ask those who’ve owned several smoothie blenders which one they liked the best.
Finally, look for a blender that offers easy disassembly and clean-up. After all, the very best blender for smoothies is the one you’ll use over and over to give yourself the extra boost in health that only a good fruit- or vegetable-smoothie can bring!
Want to make your smoothie even better for your health? Then learn about the benefits of making green smoothies.
What is the best blender for green smoothies? Personally I like the Vitamix. It has lasted me many years of regular use without any issues and can be used for other raw food recipes. No, I don’t sell it. I just really believe it’s the best one out there.