Smoothies are a tasty, convenient way of packing additional vitamins, protein and carbohydrate into your diet to help boost immunity and recovery.
There is no shortage of blenders out there, each claiming to make delicious smoothies faster and easier than the last. Here are six options for varying budgets.
Vitamix A2300i Blender
If you want a high-tech, heavy-duty blender that could last in your kitchen for around a decade then the Vitamix range is a good place to look. The A2300i is a quality product with a digital timer, varying speeds and a 2L capacity to create big batches of smoothies. Its downside is that it comes at a premium, retailing at £449.
Ninja BN495UK Auto-IQ
The USP of this product is the Auto-IQ technology which means you can select a programme and only touch the blend button once, rather than hold it down. It also features strong blades and a 1000W motor, so is a step up from the more budget options.
The Nutribullet Balance comes with a free app that adds up the calories and nutritional value of your smoothie. It’s simple with only one button but also incorporates pulse technology and 930ml cups that are convenient to take out and about.
Breville Blend Active
The Breville Blend Active series has become a staple blender. It’s a relatively cheap option that gets the job done. Although it doesn’t come with the bells and whistles that a lot of the more expensive models do, it could be right for you if you’re looking for simplicity.
Sage Super Q
The Super Q is another blender for those who are looking for something more than the basic smoothie maker. It has 12 speed settings, a digital display and a 2400W motor that allows it to cut through any ingredients. It has a lot of the great qualities of the Vitamix but also offers blending inside a transportable 700ml bottle with removable blades as well as a large jug.
NutriBullet 600 Series
The NutriBullet 600 Series can be bought with a recipe book with inspiration for a large number of smoothies so you can experiment with your favourite ingredients. It’s simple to use and claims to break down stems and seeds from fruits for a smoother drink.