Best Personal Smoothie Blender Review & Buyers Guide

Best Personal Smoothie Blender Review & Buyers Guide

The personal blender is a wonderful invention. After first being inspired by Joe Cross’s documentary fat sick and nearly dead – I decided to lose the excess weight gained by taking away huge mocha’s and muffins at my then-corporate gig.

Three years on, and my original NutriBullet 900 pro is still going as strong as ever. I’ve recommended it to friends and family – wanting to get into blending. Although I have upgraded since then, I can highly recommend this blender to anyone wanting to give the green smoothie diet a shot.

Below I have put together an info-graphic to help illustrate finding the best personal blender – tailed to your needs.

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After 6 months of intensive gym routines following Joe Manganiello’s Werewolf Workout, green smoothies with the NutriBullet Pro, and severe cut back on the takeaway, muffins, and mocha’s, I was fitter and leaner than ever.

After 6 months, I decided to upgrade to the Vitamix S30 for one major reason – soup. The NutriBullet does an amazing job at creating green smoothies, but after a while (if you are like me), you’ll want a little more variety.

Below, I’ll go into the finer details of each bender – to give you a clear picture of each.

The Magic Bullet & NutriBullet 600

As shown above, these original models are perfectly suited to people wanting to blend soft ingredients together. This includes powered protein, fresh banana, fresh berries, greek yogurt – basically anything soft.

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Magic Bullet MBR-1101
Magic Bullet
original
Up to 18 oz
1 Speed + No Pulse
200 watts
3x Cups
2x Blades
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
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NutriBullet NBR-1201
NutriBullet
original
Up to 24 oz
1 Speed + No Pulse
600 watts
2x Cups
2x Blades
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
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As you can see, the power delivered by the motors in each of the models is quite low. As a result, they don’t tackle frozen ingredients or nuts very well. Seeds are often missed, and smoothies come out lumpy.

If you are after a personal blender to tackle protein shakes, fresh smoothies, or basic deserts, either one of these will do the trick. They are cheaper than the alternatives in this review and a good place to get your feet wet.

NutriBullet Pro 900 & Nutri Ninja Pro

Next up is every reliable Nutribullet Pro 900 and the newer Nutri Ninja Pro. As stated earlier, I have had used the Nutribullet for over 6 months and can vouch for the reliability and consistent results – bestowed the title best personal blender in this review.

Just as well known is Ninja’s range of blenders. The Ninja Pro offers a little more punch with the same results. It also works a little differently as it cycles between pulsing, blending, and pausing. It also offers 2 automated blending settings.

NutriBullet NB9-1301
NutriBullet
professional
Up to 32 oz
1 Speed + No Pulse
900 watts
2x Cups
1x Blade
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
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Ninja BL455_30
Nutri Ninja
professional
Up to 24 oz
1 Speed + No Pulse
900 watt
3x Cups
1x Blade
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
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Both blenders excel at breaking down frozen ingredients, provided you add the right amount of liquid such as water or coconut water. Smoothies produced by both blenders result without the lumps, missed seeds, and half crushed nuts.

The Nutribullet Rx & Vitamix S30

The biggest thing that separates these two blenders aside from their larger price tags is their ability to make creamy soups. I would have happily crowned the title to the Vitamix S30 if it weren’t for the price.

Both blenders are of a more solid build and offer the best overall results. The Nutribullet Rx offers more power, while the Vitamix offers more features and a super long 7-year warranty – a testament to the quality of the blender.

Vitamix 1922
Vitamix
S30
Up to 40 oz
Variable Speed + Pulse
790 watt
1x Cup + Pitcher
1x Blade
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
5 Year Warranty
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NutriBullet N17-1001
Nutribullet
RX
Up to 45 oz
1 Speed + No Pulse
1700 watts
2x Cups + Pitcher
1x Blade
Recipe Book
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
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If you are on the lookout for an upgrade and have the budget, the Vitamix S30 is the way to go. The Nutribullet Rx does have a few flaws, such as the lack of an Off / On switch should ingredients become stuck tho its results are impressive.

To Conclude

As you can see, there are quite a few blenders to choose from out there, and it can be tricky to sort through them. Keep in mind there are other blenders I have not included in this list, such as the Bella Rocket Pro, that may serve you just as well. This round-up of blenders has proven to be the most reliable and sort after on the market – hence their selection.

When all’s said and done, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is the best of the selection given its performance to price ratio, plus it served me well. For more versatility and greater control, the Vitamix is the way to go. It will set you back more – but it’s well worth the investment, in my opinion.

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