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.
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 & Original NutriBullet
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.
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.
To see both close up and in action, take a look at our Nutribullet vs Magic Bullet Challenge.
The Nutri Ninja Auto IQ & Nutribullet Pro 900
Next up is the every reliable Nutribullet Pro 900 and the newer Nutri Ninja with Auto IQ. 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 Auto IQ 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.
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.
They will set you back a little extra tho the results are far superior. To see the Nutribullet Pro 900 in action, see our Nutribullet vs Ninja comparison. To see the Auto IQ in action, there’s the Ninja IQ vs Vitamix S30 showdown.
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.
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 witness them in action, take a look at our Nutribullet Rx vs Vitamix showdown.
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 also serve 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.