Best Blenders for Healthy Smoothies

Looking for the best smoothie or bullet blender to make healthy drinks at home, then we round the top blenders to use in your kitchen.

By Kitchen Gadget Box

Looking for the best smoothie or bullet blender to make healthy drinks at home, then we round the top blenders to use in your kitchen.

Kitchen blenders are becoming an increasingly must have gadget in any kitchen, great for cooking and now becoming ever popular  for making smoothies and health juices. At a range of different price points there is certainly a blender for your needs, whether it is just for making your gym juice or for cooking dinner we have rounded up 5 of the very best kitchen blenders on the market.

Best Blenders for Healthy Smoothies

How do we know what’s the right blender to buy when making milkshakes to soups and chutneys, blenders are known to do it all! Below are reviews of the recommended ten best blenders.

Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender

We love this kitchen blender, it is perfect for the family and when we reviewed it we just couldn’t fault it. Great for the family, easy to use, and perfect for making smoothies and juices. This one certainly gets our vote and is a great all rounder for any family and household.

  • Ideal for the gym, before work and kids on days out
  • Easy to use
  • Dishwasher-safe blades and bottles
  • Crushes ice

With the increase in popularity of juicing diets, or just all round healthy drinks which can contain just about anything you want then there has been a huge increase in sales of blenders and also the range on the other.

For this review we take a look at the family pack Breville Blend-Active Blender. The difference being that this one comes with 4 bottles, ideal for the whole family, two 600ml bottle and two 300ml bottles, of which are are BPA-free. You can then have smoothes made up for work and the gym for a couple of days and just keep them in the fridge.

The blender itself is a colourful bright and fun looking design, the base is made from plastic and it white, green and then grey, the green adds the colour and gives it a funky look. This blender is the same used in both the family and personal blender pack by Breville. It is quick and easy to use, with just one button to start and stop the blender. Just fill the 600ml bottle with fruits and attach the blade mechanism to the top and flip the bottle over fixing it onto the blender base by twisting to lock it into position. Start the blender off and then stop it once happy, then just twist to remove the bottle and flip over so you can take the blade mechanism off and attach the lid, and off you go. It is that simple.

Our Rating

The bottle design means it fits into most bike and car cup holders, is easy to grip and ideal for the gym. The bottle itself it clear BPA free plastic with markings on the side with measurements. The lid fits securely and flips open so you can drink from it. The lid, bottle and blade mechanism can all go in the dishwasher and disconnect easily.

Whatever we throw at it, it has blended and juiced, fruits, nuts, it chopped through them, it will even tackle ice too, perfect for summer smoothies to cool you down.

The bottles are robust and shatter proof, they took a battering in our testing and coped fine, no cracks or chips.

We can’t fault it! The Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender is perfect for the family, quick and easy to use and great to make healthy juices for you and kids. It is a compact design so won’t take up much worktop or cupboard space, the bottles can be kept in the fridge and is perfect for the gym.

Philips HR2020/50 Silver Jug Blender

At the time of writing this was the top seller on Amazon UK, and over 450 customer reviews. It comes with a large 1.75 litre jug perfect for family meals, soups and jug drinks. Has a strong 5 star blade and a powerful 400watt motor. Great for meals, crushes ice and well priced too.

  • Large 1.75 litre robust jug
  • Easy to use
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Crushes ice

Morphy Richards 48415 Easy Blend

At under £20 this is perfect if you just want to make smoothies, cocktails or summer drinks. Comes with strong ice crushing blades, 2 speed settings and 2, 750 millilitre jugs as well. If you are mainly going to be using it for juices and smoothies then this is a great choice and great value.

  • Includes two beakers
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Crushes ice

Andrew James 4 in 1 Multifunctional 1 Litre Smoothie Maker

A stylish looking blender perfect for any kitchen top, sold as a 4 in 1 blender it comes with 4 different attachments ideal for Smoothie making, Blending, Grinding and a Centrifugal Juicer. It has a 1 Litre capacity jug, 2 speed settings and also comes with a 2 year warranty.

  • 4 Attachments included for different needs
  • Stylish design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Crushes ice

Bugatti Vela Food Blender

The Bugatti Vela Food Blender. When you hear Bugatti you think stylish design, luxury and expensive, and this blender falls into all of those categories. 

It is a great blender, the only downside is the price, but it does look stunning! Blending up to 1.5 litres at a time in its elegant reinforced clear glass mixing jar it will power through just about everything you want to throw at it.

Perfect for any kitchen and chef! This model also comes in an array of colours too so it can match your colour scheme too while looking stunning.

  • Stunning design
  • Dishwasher friendly
  • Crushes ice
  • Hefty price tag

For a great all rounder we certainly recommend the Breville Blend-Active Personal Blender Family Pack, it is great value, easy to use and perfect for the whole family. You can also purchase an individual one here too which is great if you want one just for juice drinks when going to the gym or to take to work.

First off this blender looks stunning, elegant sweeping curves, simplistic design with beautiful design. No white plastic or chunky switches here, quality design with strong and robust build.Unlike other blenders this one comes with a reinforced clear mixing jar, a robust and strong container with markings down the side for measuring holding up to 1.5 litres.

The model reviewed came in black and looked very sleek, the design of the Bugatti Vela Food Blender means you would want to keep it out on your worktop just for show as it looks to good to be hidden away in the cupboard like other blenders and also other kitchen gadgets. This model can also be purchased in a range of different colours, white, red, orange, green, lilac and cream. The black certainly does look classy and smart.

Our Rating

The blender has a 400 watt motor and has high quality solid steel blades, there are 4 speed settings, low, medium, high and maximum, or you can use the pulse function for instant maximum speed. If you wish to grind ice then there is also a function for that, so ideal for the summer or smoothies.

Everything thrown at this it has coped with, so it not only looks great it also performs great too, certainly not style over substance.

This really is a great blender, on its own it is a beautiful kitchen gadget and would look elegant on any kitchen worktop. When in use it is a solid product produced with high quality materials and build, it really is a fantastic blender that is robust and will feel will last for many many years.

Blendtec Designer 700 Review

This product’s design is better than the other famous blender brands available in the market. The buttons of Blendtec not only make its operation simpler but also add value to the product’s appeal. Blendtec Designer 700 has a round motor base which gives it a smoother look.

I have used many expensive and inexpensive blenders in the past and always had problems with them as either they were unable to handle the pressure or the motor of that machine used to burn up quickly. Which is why I have never been satisfied with their performance. Even if I compare the prices of the blender models that I have been using in the past, Blendtec is still cheaper than the rest.

My friend did buy it and I have seen Blendtec functions when I last visited her on Christmas. It does not need the food to be “pushed” like the Vitamix and they found it easier to get mixtures out and to clean up.Touch screen feature is quite alluring as it enhances the overall design of its motor base. Its controls are highly responsive and sharp and bright looking when they are on.
Blendtec is probably designed to operate through automated mode for blending food items. The smoothie button is very useful whenever you have multiple tasks to perform you can just push the button and perform other tasks. In this mode its starts slowly but catch pace as it progresses to higher level.

All of this can be done comfortably, and does not need the person to be circumspect while blending.It also provides a manual control option with a slider.

I found Blendtec easy to clean, the machines does the cleaning by itself one just has to pour 3 cups of warm water in it.There won’t be a problem of blades getting sluggish and don’t have to worry replacing them.

The Blendtec is seriously powerful, can take the ingredients while running and that also help the mixture not to stick on the sides of the blender. An excellent product with fascinating benefits and has a good warrantee.

Other Choices

The Tefal Blend Force Blender

The Tefal Blend Force Blender comes with the Tripl’Ax technology and has six blades which work a cyclone in the blender jug. It also comes with a unique secure lock system. This blender manages to blend all the lumps in smoothies to minced meats. This blender jug is easy to clean and is available in black colour with a transparent jug.

The Sage Kinetix Control Blender

The Sage Kinetix Control Blender has the name Heston Blumenthal attached to it so it’s a quiet beauty of sorts. Stylish and quick, its blade system is Kinetix which means that its blades are ultra sharp while the LED timer allows precision on the part of the user. The jug is made of plastic with a capacity of 1.5 litres.

The Morphy Richards Accents

The Morphy Richards Accents comes in a range of colours and is very powerful as no lumps remain in the blended food. The jug is not removable which can be a bit of an issue after some time but the jug can rotate in six positions. A stylish piece of kitchenware!

The Oster Versa Professional Performance Blender

The Oster Versa Professional Performance Blender has a 1100 watt motor, perfect for blending to even mincing while it consists of a combination of manual and pre-programmed settings. The blades rotate in both reversed and forward motions. The Oster Versa blender comes with a seven year warranty and presents a high quality end product.

Kenmore Red 6-Speed Blender

The Kenmore Red 6-Speed Blender comes with a dual purpose pitcher; it can also be used as a measuring cup. At half the price, this blender gives a strong performance while it makes the finest beverages of all sorts from iced coffee drinks to morning milkshakes and veggie smoothies. The pitcher is made of very heavy glass instead of the usual plastic jug and comes with removable steel blades.

Blendtec Designer Series Blender

The Blendtec Designer Series Blender doesn’t leave chunks like most blenders do and is a juicers dream as the motor is 1560 watts and blends everything, even seeds. The Designer Series has expert engineering involved as its cooler motor ensures a longer life and comes with a seven year warranty. This is a grinder, juicer, mixer, blender all put in one.

The Waring Commercial Food Blender

The Waring Commercial Food Blender gives a high performance because of its 2-speed commercial motor. It comes with a half gallon bender jug which is easy to clean and maintain. The blade is stainless steel and can make about sixty drinks. This food blender comes with a one year warranty.

The Black & Decker Fusion Blade Personal Blender

The Black & Decker Fusion Blade Personal Blender is a stylish option for chic designer kitchens. The Fusion Blade is made of stainless steel and designed in such a way that even ice is crushed to perfection. It comes with a motor strong enough to turn ice into snow at an enviable speed. This one isn’t just easy to use but also easy to clean and comes with a two year warranty.

The Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ

The Nutri Ninja Blender System with Auto-iQ is a one touch solution to creating delicious healthy recipes. Nutri Ninja is three things in one; it’s a food processor as well as a mixer blender and also creates the most awesome shaved ice. The good thing about Nutri Ninja is that it’s safe for dishwasher use.

BELLA Rocket Extract Pro Personal Blender

The BELLA Rocket Extract Pro Personal Blender has a powerful motor of 700W which does not make the usual gurgling sounds blenders usually make. Ice is easily shaved off and smoothies and drinks usually don’t contain lumps. The blending container can also be used as the drinking cup and comes with detachable lids.