What is the difference between high-speed blenders and regular blenders? The main difference is that they can whip and blend certain ‘tough’ ingredients, like nuts, and green veggies, like kale, which otherwise come in chunks and fibers in your so called smoothie. If you like to make fresh and raw smoothies from ingredients, like carrots, beetroot, or greens, like celery and spinach, you need a high-speed blender that can break down even the smallest chunks to leave a smooth and even blend.
You’ll be surprised to know that the claims that high-speed blenders make about nutrition are actually true to an extent. They break down the food so minutely that it is easily absorbed by our bodies. This breakdown also helps unlock the maximum amount of antioxidants and nutrients that chewing alone can’t do.
The core of a pineapple, for example, contains high quantities of Bromelain which has anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. This core is often discarded as it can’t be mashed using a normal blender. With the high-speed blenders, you can start using parts of the core too. Even the green stems of celery and corriander, chia seeds and raw carrots and nuts can all be whisked into a blend with ease. Most blenders don’t clog up and can handle quite a bit in quantity without you having to add the ingredients separately. Here are the top 5 best high-speed blenders –
Table of Contents
- 1 Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
- 2 Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)
- 3 KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender with 60-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher – Empire Red
- 4 Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish
- 5 Ninja Master Prep (QB1000)
Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System
As the name suggests, this one packs a punch of nutrition in its blending technique. It has an exclusive extractor technology which pulverizes stems, seeds, and skins where the most nutrition lies. The 600-watt motor performs a cyclonic action which breaks down foods to extract their nutrition content. It is safe for kids as it is portable and looks sleek on the kitchen counter and the jars can directly be used for storage or for drinking your smoothie. You no longer have to nag the kids to ‘chew properly’. NutriBullet does the job of ensuring that food is consumed in its most absorptive state which makes it easy for our system to digest. It works with a single speed, which is quite high and comes with 3 cups in varying sizes which are dishwasher safe. Word of caution – you can’t leave the nutribullet running for more than a minute, which means there’ll be some degree of additional work with the on-off switch if you are working to make nut butter and other such tough pastes. All in all, it’s one of the perfect kitchen appliances to have in your counter which can remind you to stay healthy. The magic bullet doesn’t need any hand-holding and can even be used by kids (although we know you won’t let them).
Ninja Professional Blender & Nutri Ninja Cups (BL660)
If you think that a blender is just fine on your kitchen counter and you really don’t need it to be portable, go for the Ninja professional blender. It has more capacity than a nutribullet and also comes with on the go cups. It is also comparatively more powerful with an 1100w power system. The system comes with quite a few instructions that you need to be followed to ensure you don’t create a mess or hurt yourself. The pitcher needs to be locked in place, the lid needs to be aligned and the blades should be locked in place or removed before you pour your mix out. It has a 64oz liquid capacity and can blend smoothies for the family professional style. This blender will respond and stay fit only if you are careful to use it well. Also, if you are a heavy user, with 3-4 times a day, the blender may not be the best fit and you’ll have to go for a more sturdy model. Ok to use it regularly with care? Get it here.
KitchenAid KSB1575ER 5-Speed Diamond Blender with 60-Ounce BPA-Free Pitcher – Empire Red
This blender comes with a ‘diamond blending system’. Which means the inner base is diamond shaped which allows ingredients to move around and blend well. The plastic pitcher is BPA-free and the blades are stainless steel which is powered with an intelli-speed motor control which senses the ‘type’ of ingredient and works on an optimal speed according to it. Speed options from 1 to 5 also mention what each option is specifically for. 1-stir, 2-chop, 3-mix, 4-Puree and 5-Liquify. It comes in a whole variety of colors so you can be sure to get one that matches your kitchen. Choose your speed and get started.
Oster Reverse Crush Counterforms Blender, with 6-Cup Glass Jar, 7-Speed Settings and Brushed Stainless Steel/Black Finish
This one comes in the category of a ‘smart’ blender. It is got a set of pre-programmed smart settings that allow you to easily choose the kind of mix you need. It also has a dual direction blade technology which automatically moves the 6-point blade in reverse to loosen up the food and free it from jam ups. The 7 speeds from low to high pulse allow you to choose just about how smooth you want your mix to be. The jar can hold 6 cups at a time making it ideal for quantity blending. At 1/10th the price of top end blenders, it performs just as well even for nut butter. Beware of the noise factor but it can be ignored if the smoothie works off to a perfect taste. Get it here
Ninja Master Prep (QB1000)
This Ninja has a 48oz jar for blending liquids and 16oz chopper, both with convenient storage lids. The advantage is that you have separate bowls for chopping and blending which makes it easy to use – although, it doesn’t take the work out of cleaning them both. If you are looking for the lifetime warranty, you’ll have to buy it directly from them instead of Amazon. If that isn’t a big concern then you can get it here.