Smoothie bowls are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. They’re packed with fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats, and can be customised to your liking. But if you want to make the best smoothie bowls possible, you need the right blender. What makes the right blender, I hear you ask? The best blender for smoothie bowls should be powerful enough to blend through thick ingredients like frozen fruits and nuts, but it should also be quiet and easy to clean.
If it’s not a personal blender, the best blender for smoothie bowls should also have a large jar so you can make enough scrumptious smoothie for the whole family. Speed settings and a pulse function are also a must for blending the tough stuff without over-processing soft fruit. Choosing with these factors in mind, we’ve guaranteed that you’re sure to find the best blender for smoothie bowls on this list. So what are you waiting for? Start blending today!
Product Comparison Table: Best Blender for Smoothie Bowls
|Best in class
|Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender
|Ninja SS101 Foodi Smoothie Maker & Nutrient Extractor
|Waring Commercial CB15 Ultra Heavy Duty 3.75 HP Blender
|BLACK+DECKER PowerCrush Digital Blender with Quiet Technology
|Blendtec Professional 800 Blender with WildSide+ Jar
From an old-school analog perspective, the Vitamix A3500 is a powerful and versatile blender that immediately wins a ‘best blender for smoothie bowls’ title. It has a 2.2 peak horsepower motor that can easily blend through tough ingredients, and it comes with a variety of speed settings (higher for smooth, lower for chunky) and a pulse function for customization.
But what’s smart about it? Not just the sleek touch-screen. Who knew a blender could have wireless connectivity. The motor base is able to read any container size you’ve chosen from a range of compatible container sizes and automatically adjust program settings and maximum blending times to suit. What’s more, the the smart little A3500 has a self-cleaning function – add water and dish soap to the jar, then blend on high for 60 seconds. Voila!
- Smart wireless container sensor
- Customizable blending
- Self-cleaning system
- A bit pricey
The Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series Smart Blender may be on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for with this model – it’s definitely one of the best blenders for smoothie bowls not just on our list, but on the market altogether. Seeing as we’re moving into the future with all this smart tech, we’ll put this in old-fashioned terms: “This smart blender’s so powerful, it’ll blend your sorrows away/ And it’s so easy to clean, you’ll be blending smoothies all day”.
Small but powerful, the Ninja SS101 Foodi Smoothie Maker & Nutrient Extractor is our best blender for smoothie bowls in the compact blender stakes. Despite its little size the Ninja SS101 makes thick nutrient-rich smoothie bowls with a SmartTorque anti-stalling 1200-peak-watt motor, 6 pre-programmed settings, and a self-cleaning function too.
This model also comes with two single-serve blending cups, making it perfect for on-the-go drinking; the best part is that it’s in fact two blenders in one compact package, thanks to the ability to switch between these different cups and modes on one motor base!
- Easy to use
- 2 single-serve cups for smoothies on the go
- Small capacity
The compact market may seem dominated by the likes of NutriBullet, but trust us – If you’re looking for a compact personal blender that can help you start your day off right, the Ninja Nutri Pro Blender is the best blender for smoothie bowls for you.
The Waring Commercial CB15 Blender calls itself ‘Ultra Heavy Duty’, and it’s not lying. That’s why this is the best commercial blender for smoothie bowls we found on the market! If you’re starting out in the smoothie business, or just really dead serious about a good bowl, the Waring’s 1500 watt/3.75 horsepower motor (that’s equivalent to a small car) will pulverise just about any ingredient out there – even ice!
Uncommonly for such a large unit, the Waring CB15 is not only made from durable stainless steel but is brilliantly easy to use and clean. The best part? The 1-gallon jar can make up to 3 liters of smoothie in each blend. That’s a lot of potential smoothie bowls. Have you ever wanted to take a bath in smoothie? Now’s your chance.
- Commercial-grade power
- Large capacity
- Could be too heavy-duty for home use
You don’t need to be a smoothie entrepreneur to prove that the Waring Commercial CB15 Ultra Heavy Duty 3.75 HP Blender is the best blender for smoothie bowls – you only need be a smoothie connoisseur. Moreover, if you mess up your Waring CB15 attempting to fill a swimming pool with yummy acai bowls, your blender’s backed by a 3-year warranty.
Let’s face it, the part that puts most people off a budget blender… is that NOISE! Quiet Technology is what makes the Black+Decker PowerCrush Digital Blender our best blender for smoothie bowls on a budget. This blender uses its signature Quiet Technology to please budget-conscious buyers who don’t like that trademark rattling screech. One element that makes it so quiet is the way the 4-tip QuadPro stainless steel blending blade creates a vortex in the fluted shape of the jar. This vortex pulls ingredients in towards the blades, reducing any ear-splitting sounds.
We found the sound of the PowerCrush in action to be the least grating of all the cheaper blenders for smoothie bowls we tried – especially when crushing frozen fruit, the noisiest of all blendable foodstuffs. In fact, all three intelligent speed functions are pleasantly muted, no matter what you throw inside.
- Quiet blending
- Powerful crushing (hence the name)
- Competitive price
- Not as powerful as some premium models
Smoothie bowl blenders can get expensive due to the power required for such a wide range of ingredients. Of course, the BLACK+DECKER PowerCrush Digital Blender with Quiet Technology is not as powerful as more premium models, but it’s our best blender for smoothie bowls for the price by far. Even frozen ingredients can be pulped quickly and quietly. If you’re on a budget, this is definitely the one for you. We love it!
When it comes to the best blender for smoothie bowls that’s quiet as a mouse, the Blendtec Professional 800 Blender with WildSide+ Jar is used and enjoyed by professionals the world over for a reason – and not only for having six programmed blend cycles and 11 touch-slider-operated speeds. The Blendtec’s soundproofing is really, really good, reducing blending to below the decibel volume of a quiet conversation.
The Blendtec has two important features to keep the noise down. Firstly, the WildStyle+ five-sided cup draws your smoothie ingredients into the blender’s vortex beautifully. Secondly, the Blendtec’s blades are 80% thicker and 10x stronger than other blender blades. Their amazing chopping ability means resistance is futile for your ingredients. They’re pulp. Fruit, nuts, oats or ice-cubes, nobody can hear them scream; especially not you.
- Multitude of features
- Excellent soundproofing
- Innovative blending
- Quite pricey
Offering professional-grade blending without the noise that comes with it, the Blendtec Professional 800 Blender with WildSide+ Jar is our best quiet blender for smoothie bowls. The effectiveness of Blendtec’s shield technology reminded us why this technology has become the favorite method of quieting a blender throughout the market! Coincidentally, this model also offers the best self-cleaning program out of every blender we tried, and the thicker blades are far safer than the traditional cutters during cleaning.