The research that I have done indicates that there is ONE bender in the Moderately Priced Category that rates in the “Best Blenders For Smoothies” section and TWO blenders in the High-End Category running neck and neck for the WINNER. These would be:
Magic Bullet Nutribullet Pro 900
This is a great, and probably the best, of the blenders for smoothies in its price range. The Nutribullet Pro 900, often referred to as just the “nutribullet pro” or the “pro 900” is a tremendous, built to last, piece of equipment in the “under $100” price range. Whether you only make an occasional green smoothie, or green smoothies 2 or 3 times a day, this blender will serve you well. With a powerful 900 watt motor it has all the power it needs to do everything from chopping vegetables to blending all of the ingredients in green smoothies to a drink with a uniform, ultra smooth consistency, WITHOUT any “chunks”, which is a PLEASURE to drink!
It comes with a 32 ounce “Colossal Cup” and a 24 ounce “Tall Cup”. The 174 most recent customer reviews on Amazon gave it an average 4.6 out of a 5 star rating! It’s pretty hard to argue with numbers like that! Sure, as far as the technical specs go, the Vitamix and Blendtec blenders might be a little better, but the Vitamix costs about SIX TIMES as much, and a refurbished Blendtec costs THREE TIMES as much! Vitamix and Blendtec are both GREAT blenders, but it costs each of these companies a lot more money to provide SEVEN year warranties. For under $100 it’s hard to go wrong with the Nutribullet Pro 900!
The Vitamix G Series (with Metal Drive System, 2.2 HP/1640 watt motor, and 7 year FULL Warranty on a new blender, and a 5 YEAR FULL WARRANTY on a certified refurbished blender, covering all parts, performance, labor, and two-way shipping at no cost to you). Vitamix repairs your blender, and then returns it to you, like new, for NO CHARGE including FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS!
Blendtec Total Blender
The Blentec Blender, any model (with a 3 HP/2240 watt motor, and a 7 year FULL REFUND WARRANTY for certified refurbished blenders, and a 8 year FULL REFUND WARRANTY on a NEW Blendtec Blender). Blendtec does not cover the return shipping costs but that’s just because they don’t ship it back. They give you a FULL REFUND! You could use your refund on one of their new blenders for 7 YEARS & 11 MONTHS OR one of their certified refurbished blenders for 6 YEARS & 11 MONTHS and then return your replacement for a FULL REFUND! This just seems incredible! I guess they just figure that you would use your refund to buy another Blendtec blender.
BOTH the Vitamix and Blendtec companies have such tremendous warranties that these warranties would only stand behind the best products in the business!
Smoothies (and Green Smoothies): When it comes to smoothies BOTH of these blenders offer better flavor and nutrition because they blend ingredients much more thoroughly than standard blenders. Not only is the full flavor of the food unlocked, but the nutrients are as well. The ingredients are blended so thoroughly that the nutrients become more readily available and digestible down to the molecular level. I honestly cannot, in good conscience say that one of these blenders is “better” than the other. I would be completely happy with either one as one of the “best blenders for smoothies”!