Smoothies refer to thick, healthy, smooth and delicious drinks made by pureeing fresh fruits with a mix of ice cream, ice cubes, yogurt, and milk. They are different from soups, sauces, and juices though. Veggie smoothies, which are also known as green smoothies, have grown in popularity quite significantly over the last 2-5 years. Smoothies, unlike juices, contain plenty of fibers, which are critical for maintaining excellent health. You need various items to make these types of smoothies. One such item is a good blender. In fact, you should do whatever you can to acquire the best blender for veggie smoothies.

Below is a review of the best options available to you, which should simplify your work.

What is it?

A veggie smoothie blender is simply a blender designed specifically for making veggie or green smoothies. They differ from the most common blenders you see in the market every day. A normal blender is simply good enough for making ordinary juices, especially the type that require nothing other than a few similar fruits. A veggie smoothie blender must be more powerful though. It needs to be of a bigger capacity – in terms of wattage – to break down the many hard ingredients needed to make a good veggie smoothie. In fact, always ask the seller specifically for a blender capable of making veggie smoothies to avoid getting the wrong one.

What to look for

Anybody who understands the importance of taking veggie smoothies will probably work on getting the best recipes first. That is all good but will not help you enough if you fail to focus on getting the best blender for veggie smoothies. Otherwise, how do you intend to prepare this healthy drink? Additionally, you can never get the best blender if you have no idea what you should be looking for. The market is full of different types of blenders. You can make costly errors trying to get one. Where these blenders are concerned – just as it is the case with everything else in life – you only get what you pay for.

The factors you should focus on in making a solid choice include the types of blade and reasons for acquiring this tool. Performance of the tool also matters a great deal. Look at the cost of the blender to avoid spending more than you can afford. How powerful is the motor? Can you adjust the speed settings? Is the blender of the highest possible quality? Does it perform exceptionally well on a consistent basis? Do not forget to study the durability of the blender too lest you end up with something that breaks down and becomes unusable after a few weeks or months.

The Review

5)    Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender

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The blender’s low profile design makes it easier to use on your countertop or under your cabinets. It is one of the lowest priced models in the market today. The low price is not synonymous with poor quality where Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms blender is concerned though. With 600 watts of power, you can bet on this blender performing what you expect from it effortlessly. It makes the best veggie smoothies, chops food and gives you the kind of frozen drinks that make you happy. Some of its most outstanding features include the 6-point blade. The stainless steel dual direction blade technology it relies on is also worth mentioning.

The blender comes with a one-year warranty. It also has a 48-pound glass container. Its blades reverse – just as you may have noted in its name – to prevent jamming. The blender is one of the best to pick if your budget is limited at around $100. It has pre-programmed buttons that allow you to blend your veggie smoothie comfortably while busy with other tasks. It also has seven-speed settings that offer you a chance of operating it at speeds you find most comfortable. It has an all-metal drive and pulse feature. The black finish makes it a sleek kitchenware to spend money on.

Things We Liked

  • Durable
  • Well built
  • All blade fittings
  • Three-year warranty
  • Affordable

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Basic with limited functionality

4)    Ninja Personal Blender for Smoothies

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This 700-watt blender – with its Pulse Technology – is the ideal one for making veggie smoothies for several reasons. First, any blender with a capacity of over 600 watts should be good enough for this purpose. It already ticks your box in this area. What is more, its designers ensured the blender is capable of extracting nutrients and vitamins too. Just feed it with whole fruits and veggies, and it will do the rest. Furthermore, the fact that it is safe to use in a dishwasher saves you from worrying yourself sick thinking about ways of washing or cleaning it. The blender comes with two 16oz cups, two sip and seal lids, and thirty recipes to inspire you.

One of its most important attributes is the ability to perform frozen blending. This feature allows the blender to crush through all the ice and frozen veggies (including fruits) to provide you with the smoothie or cold drink you need. It does this so effortlessly you will be left wondering. The plastic cups in this blender are sturdier and more durable. Their thickness allows them to withstand the pressures of constant usage. Furthermore, it blends veggie smoothies well. It produces smooth drinks. The drinks are also quite thick even though depends on your ability to mix the right ratio of ingredients well.

Things We Like

  • More durable and sturdier
  • Lids close tightly thus producing thicker smoothies
  • Powerful motor
  • All components (including blades, lids, and cups) are dishwasher safe
  • It is lightweight and the perfect size too

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Cups are too few (only two)
  • Lids are limited in terms of drinkability
  • Container is poorly designed

3)    NutriNinja Auto-iQ Compact Blending System

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This blender stands out for various reasons. First, it features some of the latest technology that takes away stress out of the smoothie-making process. The Smooth Boost Technology allows you to customize your experience significantly. It has no problem breaking down whole veggies and fruits courtesy of two of its amazing features – Pro Extractor Blades and Nutrient and Vitamin Extraction. The blender’s extraction capabilities make it one of the most efficient at producing veggie smoothies that are not only refreshing but also nutritious. The high-performance blending guarantees it unmatched by other blenders.

You will not regret spending money on this blender for a chance to see its effectiveness at producing veggie smoothies in record time. The double wall cups, which are made of stainless steel, coupled with the lids give you a blender that doesn’t disappoint. The high torque motor allows the blender to operate at high speeds. The blender has several digital features thus allowing you to program it to function while doing other tasks. The blender weighs roughly 15.75 pounds, which may sound like quite a lot when compared to other similar products. The weight is a non-issue though considering the blender’s efficiency and end product.

Things We Like

  • Single serve cups are perfect for making veggie smoothies fast
  • Crushes ice at high consistency
  • Features good solid containers
  • Highly versatile blender with several attachments and accessories

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Price is too high considering the limited functionality of some of its attachments
  • Too much packaging material
  • Struggles handling hot liquids

2)    Vitamix 5200 Blender

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Wouldn’t it be lovely to proceed to make your veggie smoothie while leaving the kitchen countertop clean? That is one of the benefits you should expect each time you use this veggie smoothie blender. Stainless steel blades give you everything you need to cut and crush all the ingredients needed to prepare smoothies. The 64-ounce cup is just of the perfect size too. What this blender gives you – and which you could struggle getting from other similar machines – is fresh, soft, smooth, and delicious smoothies. It blends all the ingredients softly and easily. It will not give you headaches of any kind in case you deem it worth using for frozen drinks.

The blender is quite powerful and forceful, as seen in its 1300 watts. With that much power, it does several tasks effectively. Some of the tasks you can use this blender to do include pureeing, grinding, mixing, blending and crushing the ingredients you put inside to make your favorite veggie smoothie. You can also set its speed to a level you are comfortable with. Single serve jar is not available with this blender so you may need to consider cleaning the larger pitcher. Additionally, the blender is quite sizeable hence the need to ensure you have enough storage space before deciding to buy and bring it home.

Things We Liked

  • Cord wrap keeps the countertop free of clutter
  • Blades are made from hardened stainless steel thus durable and capable of crushing ingredients easily
  • Self-cleans in 30-60 seconds
  • Changeable speed control
  • Built to last
  • Comes with a 7-year warranty

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Requires large storage space
  • Sounds excessively loud

1)    Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Blender

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This blender comes as a 15-piece set of kitchenware worth using for preparing veggie smoothies. It has a powerful 900-watt motor that provides all the power needed for crushing, mixing, pureeing and blending ingredients. A recipe book is also included as part of the package. The blender is easy to use even if you have never operated a smoothie blender in the past. Its manufacturing complies with the electrical standards put in place in the United States and Canada. The blender is small enough to save you from worrying about finding the spacious storage. It is capable of blending enough smoothie for up to two people at a time.

It comes with a large cup and lid that you can use for carrying your favorite smoothie when on the move. The blender is also quite lightweight, but that should not dissuade you from buying it. The blender has no problem blending different ingredients perfectly to produce a smoothie that’s not only smooth but also full of a consistent texture. It produces smoothies that lack lumps too. Its capacity stands at 32oz. It doesn’t offer many options to people interested in more speed settings though. The plastic components of the blender are BPA-free. The blender is quite loud too.

Things We Liked

  • Blends in only 10 seconds
  • Tough enough to produce smooth drinks
  • Comes with cups and lids thus ideal for picnics, play, office, and home
  • Made of BPA-free and non-toxic material
  • Dishwasher safe

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Very noisy therefore might be inappropriate to use around sleeping, babies
  • Short lifespan

Conclusion

You would be right to settle on any of these five blenders for veggie smoothies. They don’t cost a fortune but are of the highest quality. More importantly, they give you the desired results all the time and are durable too. However, MagicBullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Blender trumps the rest. It takes the shortest time to give you the perfect veggie smoothie. Its nutrient extraction (that makes it able to rip pulp apart, burst the seeds open, shred through skins of vegetables and fruits is one of the best. The one pocket nutritionist that comes with the blender enables you to try different recipes too and stay healthy.