Best Personal Smoothie Blender
Review & Buyers Guide

The Best Personal Blender

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 take 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 sever cut back on the takeaway, muffins and mocha’s I was fitter and leaner than ever.

After the 6 months, I decided to upgrade to the Vitamix S30 for one major reason – soup. The NutriBullet dose 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 yoghurt – basically anything soft.

MB Blender
★★★★★★★★★★
Magic Bullet
Chop, blend, grind, mince or whip up your next meal with the original Magic Bullet
Poor
Performance
1 Speed + No Pulse
200 watts
Up to 18 oz
3x Cups
2x Blades
12" High
4.6 Pounds
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
Recipe Book
4.8k+ reviews!
$ LOW
Check Price
NB
★★★★★★★★★★
NutriBullet
The NutriBullet offers premium nutrition extraction for those with an active lifestyle
Average
Performance
1 Speed + No Pulse
600 watts
Up to 24 oz
2x Cups
2x Blades
14" High
7 Pounds
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
Recipe Book
10k+ reviews!
$ MED
Check Price

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 the 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.

NB Pro
★★★★★★★★★★
NutriBullet Pro
Look and feel better than you have in years, with the help of the NutriBullet Pro 900
Strong
Performance
1 Speed + No Pulse
900 watts
Up to 32 oz
2x Cups
1x Blade
15" High
5.5 Pounds
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
Recipe Book
1.4k+ reviews!
$ MED
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Nutri Ninja Pro
★★★★★★★★★★
Nutri Ninja Pro
Unlock the natural benefits of fresh fruits and veggies with the Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
Strong
Performance
1 Speed + No Pulse
900 watt
Up to 24 oz
3x Cups
1x Blade
13.9" High
6.7 Pounds
Dishwasher Safe
1 Year Warranty
Recipe Book
500+ reviews!
$ MED
Check Price

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 – testament to the quality of the blender.

#1
#2
Vitamix S30
Nutribullet RX
★★★★★★★★★★
★★★★★★★★★★
Vitamix S30
Nutribullet Rx
Making delicious and healthy blended beverages is a cinch with the Vitamix S30
The NutriBullet offers premium nutrition extraction for those with an active lifestyle
790 watt
1700 watt
Variable Speed
Single Speed
Pulse
No Pulse
Metal Drive Socket
Metal Drive Socket
1 Doubled Walled Cup
2 Single Walled Cups
7 Year Warrant
1 Year Warranty
Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
100+ Amazon Reviews!
1.6K+ Amazon Reviews!
$ High
$ Med

If you are on the lookout for an upgrade and have the budget, the Vitamix S30 is the way to go. The Nutribullet Rx dose 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 blender have 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 its 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.

Phillip is a Blending Enthusiast and writer at blenderrepublic.com. His work has appeared in WIRED Magazine, Tech Advisor and other publications. Read more Twitter Email