Best blenders for 2019 that will keep your wallet AND waist in check

By | February 1, 2019

On a mission to get your body in shape? With extortionate gym fees and pricey diet supplements to contend with, buying a decent blender is a worthwhile long term investment for your health.

Modern blenders have now become an essential kitchen accessory, especially if you want to hit your five-a-day.

With blenders and smoothie makers, users get the full benefits of the fruit and veg they use as the fiber and pulp in the ingredients is blended rather than extracted like in juicers.

It also means that blenders or smoothie makers are not just good for whipping up drinks, they are also equally handy for anyone making dishes like salsas, dips and soups.

If you’re looking for a good all-rounder it is worth finding a blender which has multiple attachments and can be used in many different ways. This is particularly helpful if you’re short of kitchen storage.

 

1. Ninja Complete Food Processor with Auto-iQ and Nutri Ninja BL682UK2

The all-in-one system means you get a top notch food processor and efficient blender and drinks maker in one compact high-performance machine.

The processor/blender feature five Auto-iQ pre-programmed settings, so at the click of a button you can make a drink or dessert ensuring you have quality, precise results every time.

The two-in-one blending jug features a crushing blade and the 1500 motor ensuring drinks, soups and desserts are a smooth and silky consistency.

The interchangeable jugs and cups give you the flexibility to whip up ingredients just for you or the whole family and all the removable attachments can be easily dismantled and put in the dishwasher.

Buy now for £149.99 from Ninja Direct UK

2. KitchenAid Diamond 1.75 Litre Blender

If you are looking for a blender that can do it all, then the KitchenAid model is the ultimate kitchen-counter top accessory.

The diamond shaped blade creates a powerful vortext that blends ingredients into a smooth texture, while the multi-function buttons give you the option to mix, crush, chop or blend.

The addition of an Intelli-Speed control allows you to maintain optimal speed with each setting, which is ideal if you plan to use yours for a range of blending tasks.

Buy now for £149.99 from John Lewis

 

3. Smeg BLF01 50s Retro Style Food Blender

If you love the retro look this Smeg blender will be right up your street.

Kitted out with a 800 watt motor, the blender will easily blitz through fruit, vegetables and even ice.

It comes with an easy to use pulse action function and there is a dedicated smoothie setting which prepares velvety smooth drinks at the touch of a button.

The 1.5 litre jug is perfect for food prep for the entire family and special Tritan™ BPA free plastic is both hard-wearing and scratch resistant.

Buy now for £150 from AO.com

4. Cuisinart 2 in 1 Prep & Blend

If you are short on space this is a compact, clever and powerful machine to invest in.

This compact and stylish blender can blitz your morning shake or chop ingredients for your soup and sauces.

The 600W motor will blend the majority of fruits and veg as well as ice, ideal for smoothie addicts or anyone who loves to make soups.

The blender also features several attachments that can chop, slice, grate and more – making food prep a breeze. A saviour for anyone who loves to do lots of cooking in a small kitchen.

Buy now for £108 from Amazon

 

5. Nutribullet

NutriBullet juicer and blender

NutriBullet juicer and blender

This one needs no introduction. The famous Nutribullet blender shot to fame when it was first on sale and still is a great investment for those just getting into making smoothies and juices.

The original version features a 600w motor which will crush through most fruit, veg, nuts and seeds.

The compact machine can easily be dismantled and stored away or kept neatly on top the kitchen counter.

It comes with an eight piece accessory kit, which features with various cups and lids – making on the go daily smoothie making easier and all detachable components are dishwasher safe too.

Buy now for £54.99 from Currys PC World

6. MAGIMIX 11610 Le Blender

The 1200w motor means this blender is super powerful – yet won’t sound like it is ready to take off when you’re using it.

There are four speed functions including a handy pulse action so you can control the exact consistency you want or need.

The Magimix also comes with a 1.8L heat resistant jug and watertight lid so you won’t have to worry about blending soups or sauces. It also comes with a useful spatula and recipe book to inspire you.

Buy now from Currys PC World

7. Breville Blend-Active Pro VBL212

The new Breville blender is a great one for beginners. Not only is it affordable, it is also very easy and practical to use.

Juices and smoothies can be blended directly into conveniently sized bottles that are easy to transport so you can drink on the go.

Each bottle holds 600ml and there is also a food processor attachment which holds 450ml of ingredients. The multi-blade attachments can also be used to prep sauces, grind spices and blitz nuts and seeds too.

The compact design and features make it a versatile kitchen essential.

Buy now for £45 from Robert Dyas

 

8. Kenwood Blend X-Tract Fresh BLP400WH 1.6 Litre Blender

 

 

This Kenwood blender is excellent value for money.

The 600w motor will blend most ingredients and the large 1.6L jug capacity means it is a great piece of kit for larger families who are into making smoothies.

It’s strong enough to crush ice and the pulse button makes it easy to control your desired consistency.

Buy now for £39 for AO.com

 

Juicing recipes to try

Coffee and Banana (serves 1)

Ingredients:

2 sliced and peeled banana

1 cup of skimmed milk

1/2 cup of cold black coffee

2 tsp of sugar or sweetener

1/2 cup ice

Method:

Add all ingredients to the tall tumbler, attach the cross blade and blend until smooth.

 

Raspberry and Avocado (serves 1)

Ingredients:

150g peeled and cubed avocado

1 cup orange juice

62g raspberries

Method:

Add all ingredients to the tall tumbler, attach the cross blade and blend until smooth.

Mirror – Health