A smoothie blender is a perfect choice for gym enthusiasts, students, bachelors and couples who want a quick and easy smoothie or shake before heading out for the day. In addition to smoothies, it can also grind dry nuts, spices, make chutney and curry paste. However, it cannot replace a mixer grinder, which is often a lot more versatile, powerful and thorough.
In this article, we take a look at some of the best smoothie blenders available in India. Options range from single jar smoothie blenders suitable for students and bachelors to ones with larger jar suitable for couples or those who drink large quantities of protein shakes.
Which Are The Best Smoothie Blenders In India?
|3 Jars- 500 ml, 300 ml, 300 ml||380 Watts|
|2 Jars- 500 ml , 300 ml||400 Watts|
|3 Jars- 709 ml, 532 ml, 532 ml||900 Watts|
|2 Jars- 600 ml||350 Watts|
|3 Jars- 800 ml, 500 ml, 350 ml||900 Watts|
|2 Jars-1.6 Ltrs , 900 ml||1000 Watts|
|2 Jars-1 Ltr , 450 ml||1000 Watts|
|2 Jars- 600 ml, 400 ml||300 Watts|
|2 Jars-1.8 Ltrs||800 Watts|
Best Smoothie Blenders In India
La’ Forte is a comparatively newer brand in India. But if you are looking for a budget-friendly personal blender for making a protein shake or smoothies, this could be a pretty good option.
The unit consists of 3 jars- one of 500 ml capacity and other two of 300 ml capacity each. Along with it, you get 3 lids too. You also get a milling blade for dry grinding spices and a cross blade for blending. The blades are detachable, making it suitable for all jars, and also easier to clean.
The blender comes with a 380 Watt motor, which is on the lower side. Manufacturers claim that it achieves RPM of 20000 which can pulverize fruits and vegetables in no time. Owing to the low wattage, it is better to run the unit for a maximum of 30 seconds before giving it a 1-minute rest.
Most users report that they are quite satisfied with the unit. It is quick and can blend all ingredients into a fine texture. Some even say they have ground idli batter using it. We, however, do not recommend that, as it can reduce the blade sharpness and overload the appliance.
But on the flip side, a few users cite some complaints too. First of all, there is no on/off button. You fix the jar and you switch it on from the plug point to get started. This could be a safety hazard. A few also complain that the construction is not as sturdy as you would expect. The stainless steel base with the blade comes off the bottom part, which again could be a safety hazard. This case is however reported by a small minority.
This option from La Forte is not without flaws. But given the excellent pricing, ease of cleaning and storage, it could be a great pick for a bachelor or student who needs an occasional smoothie or shakes.
Wonderchef Nutri-Blend is pretty similar to the option from La Forte. But is far more popular and seems to have better construction quality too.
It comprises a motor base; two jars of 500 ml and 300 ml each; 2 interchangeable blades for grinding and blending and a storage and sprinkler cap.
Its operation is also similar. Once you lock the jar to the base and switch on from the plug point, the appliance starts working. That it doesn’t have an on/off switch might appear as a drawback to some. Also, the unit can work for a maximum of 30 seconds before you have to switch it off for cooling down the motor.
Talking about efficiency, most users are quite satisfied with the performance. In addition to making shakes and smoothies, many customers use it for making chutney, grinding spices, garlic and ginger. They have all reported fairly positive reviews. Flaxseed, almond and cashew too can be powdered well using the Nutri-Blend. That it is easy to clean and leak-proof is also an added advantage.
In order to ensure proper blending and grinding, you need to ensure that you don’t overfill the jar. Fill it up to half to three-fourth allowing sufficient space on top so that the ingredients can move around and get blended thoroughly.
So, overall, the product has quite positive feedback from customers. If you are willing to shell out a bit more money than La Forte, then you could very well opt for Wonderchef Nutri-blend, available in 4 different colours and with better performance and durability. That it has a 2-year warranty is also an advantage.
If you are a bachelor or a couple who loves to have smoothies and shakes every day and takes up only occasional cooking, then this Nutribullet PRO could sufficient for all your kitchen needs.
The Nutribullet PRO comes with a very powerful 900 W motor. For comparison, most mixer grinders come with a 750 Watt motor. So, you can expect quick blending and grinding with this appliance.
The Nutribullet PRO comes with a 709 ml cup, and two 532 ml cups. It has 2 blades, namely an emulsifying blade for blending and a flat blade for dry grinding. As with Wonderchef Nutriblend, the Nutribullet too doesn’t have an on/off switch. You have to lock the jar to the base and switch on from the plug point for it to start working.
Most users have reported highly positive feedback. The appliance is easy to clean and leak-proof. Be it fruits, vegetables, nuts or seeds, the Nutribullet crushes and pulverizes it thoroughly in less than 30 seconds. Users have also used it to grind chutney, spices and curry paste too with ease. Manufacturers claim it can be used for grinding idli batter and juices. However, the juice will retain all pulp and won’t be as smooth as you expect. Also, when grinding idli batter, you won’t be able to grind in bulk. It could also lead to motor overheating.
Talking about the drawbacks, it is comparatively an expensive option. In fact, you can get a full-fledged mixer grinder at a much lesser cost. But if convenience is a prime factor for you and if you regularly consume smoothies and shakes, Nutriblend PRO could be very well worth for you.
Whipsip Smoothie Blender is a pretty compact option for those who are looking for a blender for making a quick smoothie or shake.
The blender comes with 2 jars- a 600 ml jar and a smaller one for dry grinding nuts or spices. The motor has just 350 Watt power. It is just enough for blending softer ingredients. But the results from grinding harder vegetables is not that satisfactory. Sometimes, the unit gets a bit heated up too.
The main advantage of this blender is that you get an extra jar with a lid that can be taken to gyms, schools and offices. On the flip side, the drawback is that the blender has a pulse button and not an on/off button. So, you will have to keep pressing the button to blend the ingredients.
Overall, it is a good choice for someone who needs a compact option to blend and an easy to carry a sports bottle.
Balzano Bullet smoothie maker again is a powerful option with 900 watt motor and 3 jars, making it a perfect choice for a couple or those who indulge in light cooking at home.
The three jars come with 800 ml, 500 ml and 350 ml capacity and are all made of BPA free Tritan material. They come with two spout lids and an airtight lid suitable for storing. You also get two interchangeable blades— one cross blade for blending and grinding and a flat blade for dry grinding.
Just like most other blenders in the list, you need to switch on/off directly from the power plug as it doesn’t have a button on the appliance.
You might get confused with the product description stating 10 piece set. It is just that the manufacturers consider individual jars, lids, blades etc as separate pieces. You don’t get anything else.
Now, talking about the performance, it’s recommended to operate for 30 seconds continuously before giving it a break. 30 seconds is usually enough for making smoothies and shakes. Users have tried with various fruits and soft vegetables and results are pretty satisfactory. Dry grinding nuts too gives good results. The manufacturers claim that the blender can be used for making idli dosa batter. But it isn’t really recommended as the jar sizes are small and also 30 seconds wouldn’t really be enough to make the batter. So, you might have to run it for extended duration giving it frequent breaks, else, it might get overheated.
Comparatively, it is less expensive than Nutribullet, which is yet another option with 900 Watt motor. Nutribullet, however, is a more reputed brand that sells high-quality appliances.
Overall, with pretty good after-sales service, efficient blending and attractive pricing, Balzano is a good choice for 2-3 member households who like to frequently consume shakes and smoothies.
You might have seen movies where Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock starts off his morning by adding eggs, vegetables and a lot of other ingredients into a huge blender to make a protein-rich breakfast. Now, if you are looking out for such a blender, then the Nutribullet Select would be the one for you.
With a highly powerful 1000 Watt motor and jars of 1.6 litres and 900 ml capacity ( 2 nos), Nutribullet Select is definitely one of the best options available in the market.
Be it making smoothies with soft or hard fruits and vegetables or even dry grinding spices or nuts, the blender takes care of it all with ease. You could even make idli batter for 2-3 members effortlessly. Moreover, like mixer grinders, it has an on/off button on the appliance and options like pulse, low, high and extract.
Overall, if you are a gym enthusiast who religiously relishes on your shakes, then the Nutribullet Select is definitely the one to go for.
Hestia Appliances is a fairly known manufacturer that sells high-quality appliances that are durable.
This 1000 watts blender is a pretty good option for ardent gym-goers who relishes shakes and smoothies. The unit comprises 2 jars of 450 ml and 1-litre capacity. And along with, you get 2 blades for dry grinding and blending; a spout lid and 2 stay-fresh lids for storage.
Unlike most other blenders in the segment, there is a dedicated on/off button too.
Performance-wise, this blender is definitely one of the best among the lot and very competitively priced too. The unit is pretty efficient to blend fruits, nuts, make idli batter and even grind turmeric. Most users are very satisfied with its quick performance. The BPA free jar can withstand temperatures up to 85 degree Celsius. So, you can blend even hot ingredients effortlessly. However, there is a possibility of leakage if you add too much water.
The after-sales service of Hestia is also quite prompt and professional.
Overall, this is one of the best 1000 watt blenders available in the market at affordable pricing that is suitable even for everyday cooking needs of a small family.
Selling at about Rs. 1500, Inalsa Nutri-Blender is perhaps the most economical 300-watt personal blender available in the market today.
The blender comes with 2 jars of 400 ml and 600 ml capacity. Each has a spout lid and there is just a single blending blade. What sets it apart, however, is that it has an on/off switch on the housing.
The blender is apt for making smoothies and shakes from soft fruits. But you can’t really blend hard fruits or vegetables or dry grind nuts or spices in it.
So, if you are looking for a blender merely to make smoothies or protein shakes, then you would be happy with it. But if you expect anything more, you will be disappointed.
If you are a rigorous gym enthusiast who likes to relish a large quantity of protein shake for breakfast or as a post-workout drink, then this option from Whipsip could be a great choice.
The unit consists of a large 1.8-litre jar and a smaller jar for dry grinding nuts, seeds or dry spices. You also get a mixing spatula. A distinct advantage of this blender is the 8 edge blade which helps grind uniformly without chunks.
Most users were satisfied with blending soft fruits and vegetables to make shakes and smoothies. But it isn’t really apt for any other purposes like making batter or curry paste.