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    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
    Up to 18 oz
    1 Speed + No Pulse
    200 watts
    3x Cups
    2x Blades
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    1 Year Warranty
    17k+ reviews!
    $LOW
    Check Price
    NB
    ★★★★★★★★★★
    NutriBullet
    The NutriBullet offers premium nutrition extraction for those with an active lifestyle
    Up to 24 oz
    1 Speed + No Pulse
    600 watts
    2x Cups
    2x Blades
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    1 Year Warranty
    17k+ 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
    Up to 32 oz
    1 Speed + No Pulse
    900 watts
    2x Cups
    1x Blade
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    1 Year Warranty
    5k+ reviews!
    $MED
    Check Price
    Nutri Ninja Pro
    ★★★★★★★★★★
    Nutri Ninja Pro
    Unlock the natural benefits of fresh fruits and veggies with the Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
    Up to 24 oz
    1 Speed + No Pulse
    900 watt
    3x Cups
    1x Blade
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    1 Year Warranty
    800+ 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.

    Vitamix S30
    ★★★★★★★★★★
    Vitamix S30
    Making delicious and healthy blended beverages is a cinch with the Vitamix S30
    Up to 40 oz
    Variable Speed + Pulse
    790 watt
    1x Cup + Pitcher
    1x Blade
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    5 Year Warranty
    100 reviews!
    $HIGH
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    NutriBullet RX
    ★★★★★★★★★★
    Nutribullet RX
    The NutriBullet offers premium nutrition extraction for those with an active lifestyle
    Up to 45 oz
    1 Speed + No Pulse
    1700 watts
    2x Cups + Pitcher
    1x Blade
    Recipe Book
    Dishwasher Safe
    1 Year Warranty
    2.2k+ reviews!
    $MED
    Check Price

    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.

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  • Phillip is a Blending Enthusiast and writer at blenderrepublic.com. His work has appeared in WIRED, Tech Advisor and other publications.

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