Most people love a tasty smoothie, and it just so happens that – depending upon the ingredients you use – they can be among the healthiest of sweet treats. Smoothies can be made from little more than fruit and yogurt, but on a hot summer’s afternoon there really is nothing better to aid in that everlasting quest to escape the heat. Given the simplicity at work here, we were surprised to find that the best smoothie maker reviews available up until now all seem to focus on a surprising number of irrelevant and oddly contrasting factors. For all that people enjoy smoothies almost universally, there is an awful amount of contentious information out there!
We combed through some of the more high-profile smoothie makers and associated reviews out there, and came up with a short list of what we feel are some of the best products available for various circumstances. Below, you’ll find three smoothie makers profiled in such a way as to highlight the important factors, like ease of use… flexibility… and how easy the machines are to clean up after. These are the points on which you ought to be focused when choosing your next smoothie maker. So… without any more ado, let’s get on with the list!
Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
Alright… so, at first, we were a little put off by the brand name here. Some of the folks in the office seem to be of the opinion that “ninja” is a little overplayed in modern pop culture. After trying this baby out, though, we can’t deny its well-deserved place on this list. It is at once effective, and profoundly simple: the pro blender from Nutri Ninja is well deserving of the five-star review given to it by many smoothie maker reviewers (affiliates and buyers alike). Its stainless steel blades and nine hundred watt motor power through fruits and vegetables in seconds flat, breaking them down into tasty and nutritious juices. Its serving jars hold twenty-four ounces at a time, and their caps are designed for the convenience of sipping and pouring – making spills less common. From Nutri Ninja, the pro blender is small, it’s simple, and it packs a real punch.
Magic Bullet Nutri Bullet
From Magic Bullet, the second item on our list is the Nutri Bullet. This baby produces large drinks all at once, and has the capacity to crush ice with its powerful motor. Along with the smoothie maker itself, reviews have raved about the dozens of different smoothie recipes that come included in its one hundred and thirty-six page recipe book. The base is easy to wipe clean with a damp dish cloth or paper towel; the other components, including comfort lip rings and cups of multiple sizes, need to be hand washed. That being said, their material makes them fairly easy to scrub and rinse clean, preparing them to hold more nutritious and delicious smoothies.
Ninja Professional Blender 1000
Alright… so ninjas are apparently still “in.” Regardless of whether or not the name is overplayed (by the second brand we’ve reviewed which uses it… seriously, they just trademarked the word ‘Ninja,’ they didn’t even try!) it can’t be denied that the Blender 1000 is a marvel of the modern smoothie world. We’re not kidding when we say that no kitchen should be without one of these. Ours has been running almost continuously since we picked it up (or so it seems, while trying to write a review with that beauty going in the background). The blender jar holds seventy-two ounces of material, allowing it to produce several smoothies’ worth in one go. Its powerful one thousand watt motor enables it to tackle tough fruits, vegetables, and ice cubes with ease; it can even turn frozen fruits and berries into a delicious and healthy drink in seconds. Ice crushing, blending, pureeing and controlled processing, or so the literature reads… and the best smoothie maker reviews online appear to be absolutely right in saying that this puppy does it all!