Do you love starting your day with a good green smoothie but would rather throw your blender away than scrub the 40kg glass clean of its kale remnants?
When sweltering temperatures render porridge uninviting, smoothies and juices become the drink of the season. They’re popular because they’re quick, easy and give you your daily fruit and vegetable intake in one hit – don’t we all love ticking boxes? But when every glassful is followed by the arduous task of cleaning the machine, our on-the-go breakfast is suddenly not so snappy.
With other gadgets getting bigger (hello iPhone 6 plus), blender brands have been downsizing, diverging into the ‘personal’ blender realm and we’re loving the move. With so many to choose from it can be difficult to source the maestro from the melon so we’ve put together our top picks for the ultimate solo smoothie.
The best blenders for quick summer smoothies:
Shop → George Foreman Mix & Go $39
Looking for an inexpensive blender that will break down veg instead of itself? Check out the range by Masterchef host, George Foreman. If you’re after no-fuss opt for the Mix & Go personal blender which comes with two 600ml, BPA free blending bottles and will only set you back $39. Want a little more power? Try the Mix & Go XL Blast which has an 800 watt speed for better mixing and is compatible with both a large jug and personal blender.
Shop → Oster Fitblend $79.95
As America’s number one blender brand, Oster meets all the blender benchmarks. The Oster FitBlend personal blender was designed with the active girl in mind, built with a powerful 350 watt motor and detachable grip drinking bottles to clip onto your gym bag or pop in the bike holder.
Shop → NutriBullet 600 $149
Anyone with a modicum of culinary interest (or who hasn’t been living under a rock) has heard of the great and powerful Oz of blenders – the NutriBullet. Powerful yet chic, the NutriBullet range contains products which offer varying speeds and capacities to choose what’s right for you. If you think you’ll be switching to soups in the cooler months go for the newest member of the family, NutriBullet RX1700. If not, you can’t go wrong with the original NutriBullet 600.