What is the Best Blender for Green Smoothies?

What is the best blender for green smoothies
Best Blender for Green Smoothies

Top 5 Best Blender for Green Smoothies

  1. Blendtec Designer Series Blender
  2. Vitamix 5200 Series Blender
  3. Hemisphere Control Blender
  4. Ninja Ultima Blender Plus
  5. Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro

Often people are looking for ways to help improve their health and lifestyle. It doesn’t get much better or healthier than drinking a delicious, refreshing and healthy smoothie. Smoothies are one the best ways to naturally intake all your vitamins, fruits and veggies. Especially early morning to give you that natural and healthy boost of energy to begin the day. When making the perfect smoothie the big question most people ask is “What’s the best blender for green smoothies?

Ultimate Guide to Buy the Best Blender for Green Smoothies

Below we have done our research to help you find the best blender for smoothies. You can check out more smoothie blender reviews and ratings on amazon by clicking on the blenders.

PictureNamePriceRating

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black$$$$4.7

Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender, Black$$$$4.4

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series$$$$4.4

Back to Basics SE3000 Smoothie Express Lifestyle $3.7

Hamilton Beach 51101B Personal Blender$4.0

Tribest BPA Free Personal Blender$$$4.4

Oster Ironman 250-Watt Fitness Blender$$$4.2

Magic Bullet Express Deluxe 26-piece Mixer & Blender$$$4.1

What is a smoothie?

A smoothie is a blended and sometimes sweetened beverage that can be from a handful of ingredients and the main ones being fruits and veggies. Some other smoothie ingredients often crushed up ice, honey, froze fruit, yogurt, or even milk. Smoothies mostly marketed towards health conscious people and commonly have add-ins like protein powder, green tea, herbal supplements and nutritional supplements.

The electric blender is what brought birth to the smoothie in the United States. The word “Smoothie” introduced by Mabel Stegner in an article published in the New Herald Tribune called “Let the blender do it for you!” in 1940.  Smoothies didn’t become popular till about the late 1960’s when Ice cream vendors health food stores started selling them.

Reviews on Best Smoothie Making Blenders

When it comes to making the best smoothie with the perfect consistency the blender plays the lead role. Check out below some of TOP rated smoothie makers bought from Amazon.com with the best ratings.

Blendtec Designer Series Blender, WildSide Jar – Black

This Blendtech total blender peaks up to three horsepower and is a beast in the kitchen. It has about half the power of your average walk behind lawn mower. On top of that it runs of 1,560 watts and has two stainless steels blades that are capable of spin up to 29,000 rpm. Pretty much this blender will do any job you want with ease. This powerful smoothie making blender releases all of the nutrients in veggies and fruits.  Not only is it the best blender for green smoothies but its consistency is unbelievable every time.

This new and improved Blendtec Blender has a new user-friendly interface which makes it easier to operate and clean. The plastic jar is BPA-Free and with comes a volume of quarts 2 quarts to work with. Of course you get the air tight and perfectly fitted lid that you will never have to worry about leaking. It’s a machine that every kitchen needs. Click here to read our full review on the Blendtech Total Blender which includes a short video of this amazing addition to your kitchen.

Vitamix 5200 Series Blender, Black

The 5200 series is one the best-selling blender Vitamix offers. Not only is it one of the cheaper blenders they offer, It’s one of the best blenders in today’s market. It has a very powerful motor that will blend anything you throw in its path. The 5200 series motor is low-friction ball bearing that was professional made to last a lifetime. They most really stand behind their work offering a 7 year warranty on a blender. Especially if you’re someone who uses daily like some of us do.

This heavy duty blender is more durable than your average blender and is one of a kind. If you’re looking for HIGH quality blenders that are built to last this is defiantly the blender for you. This is the kind of blender you find in the kitchens of restaurants that the best chefs use all over the world. Vitamix blenders are used by professional chefs who have a passion for this and know what they are doing. Check out the full review on the Vitamix 5200 series.

Ninja Ultima Blender Plus (BL830)

This is Ninja’s Ultnima blender and personally thinks it’s your best bang for your buck deal. For the price and the performance, quality and just overall it’s an amazing blender that operates smoothly. It’s built with total crushing technology to blast threw ice, fruits, veggies and what else want to challenge Ninja Ultima it with.  Speaking of technology it also has a cyclonic high speed to puree to turn your food into a creamy and smooth taste.

This blender also comes equipped with dual stainless steel blades that can spin up to 24,000 RPMs.  With a 10 speed variable knob you can control how fast you want the blades to tear through your fruits into a creamy delicious smoothie. One think about the Ninja Ultima Blender is that they only offer a 2 year warranty compared to Vitamix’s 7 year. Wonder who is more confident on the life span of their blenders.

On the bright side this blender is half the price of the Vitamix and performs close to what the Vitamix 5200 does. This amazing blender comes with 3 serving cups that are ready to go wherever you go. The Ninja cups are sip and seal to go lids to make it easy. It’s never been easier to blend a smoothie, pour, seal cup and out the door to work.

Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender

The Hemisphere Control Blender work great for making all types of beverages, especially smoothies. No matter what you put in this blender it will whip it up into the perfect blend. It was declared to be one the best blenders in 2012 by a leading rater of kitchen products and still going strong on the market today.

This blender has the built in smoothie blend for those perfect creamy smoothie drink. Has a LCD timer for you to make pre-programmed settings for the blends. It’s very user-friendly feature that is a must have on a blender. The blades on this blender are very unique I noticed. The blades on this blender are made of engineered surgical stainless steel to ensure the blades stay sharp for a very long time, while the base of the blades is made from a die-cast stainless steel.

This is the perfect all around kitchen blender for the family. It makes some of the tastiest, smoothest and creamy smoothies. For more information on this blender check out our full review  “Breville Hemisphere Control Blender Reviews“.

Magic Bullet NutriBullet Pro 900 Series Blender/Mixer System

Last but now least, the Magic Bullet 900 series by NutriBullet is still a popular blender/mixed a lot of people use. It’s very common for the average fitness person to have one to make a quick smoothie in the morning before work or a quick protein drink after the gym. It works amazingly well if you make single servings cups for yourself and looking to save a lot of time. Some people call it a blender some call it a mixer but I do know it make one heck of a smoothie in no time.

It has a 900watt high-powered motor that works with an amazing combination between the extractor blades and cyclonic actions that provides power to shred through fruit and veggies to release all the nutrients. This small but very powerful blender/mixer even tears through the toughest ingredients.

It includes a 15 set piece all-in-one package. It comes with a total of 4 cups which is perfect when it’s time for the gym. It’s comes with 1 flip top lid for on the go and two sealable stay-fresh lids to have a stash in the fridge. I find it to be best blender for smoothies for single serve only.

 

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide And The Colonial Roots Of Nazism

Published by The Namibian, in Back of the Book.

The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide And The Colonial Roots Of Nazism

There were many atrocities committed in the 20th century, some well remembered and many long forgotten. Etched into all our minds is the Nazi holocaust; with six million liquidated in a matter of years, it was an unprecedented act of violence.

The horrendous magnitude makes it difficult to even comprehend. But however deranged the men were who designed and perpetrated those events, they did not exist in a vacuum. The ideas that culminated in the Nazi ideology can all be traced from the past.

‘The Kaiser’s Holocaust’ by David Olusoga and Casper W Erichsen argues that the main starting point for many of these dark ideas were colonial Namibia.

The authors, weave together a long historical account of Namibia’s colonial past under German rule, and the implications of their evil practices.

Beginning with Portugal’s empty ‘invasion’ of Namibia in the 15th century, the authors explain the long and troubling story of the German colonial invasion, domination and genocide.

They claim, with credible support, that many aspects of these events directly influenced the Nazi ideology that began forming in a broken Germany after World War I.

Surprisingly easy to read, the book is impeccably researched and references hundreds of background texts and documents. But what sets this apart from other colonial texts is the insightful analysis beyond Africa.

The clinical genocide of the Nama and Herero peoples did not end at Namibia’s borders, it had profound effects that heavily influenced world history.

Most of the connections made between Germany’s colonial past and the Nazi holocaust are highly credible. They point to the industrialisation of death, which can be traced back to Shark Island’s concentration camp and the Swakopmund railroad.

They also spotlight the pseudo-scientist Eugen Fischer. As the father of Eugenics, Fishcer started his career researching the Baster tribe in colonial Namibia. His influential books written about the tribe argued for racial purity and cleansing, ideas that were directly incorporated under Nazi rule.

The bloody dots this book connects are important because they have been largely ignored elsewhere. Namibia’s colonial history is not well known outside the country, and this book goes some way towards changing that.

‘Toro Y Moi’ & ‘Adam Granduciel’ – Huck Magazine, Issue 50

Two interview profiles for Huck Magazine, issue 50. Neither are online so unfortunately you’ll have to find the magazine to read past the first paragraphs.

Toro Y Moi

Photography Andrew Paynter

Interview with Toro Y Moi for Huck Magazine, issue 50

 

Somewhere between starting his own record label and design agency – Company Records and Company Creative – Chaz Bundick found the time to record his fifth album What For? Considered and softly spoken, the twenty-nine-year-old artist – better known by his stage name as Toro Y Moi – flipped priorities recently between his visual and aural lives. “Music is sort of my job now,” he says, “so I treat design as a hobby.”

 


 

Adam Granduciel (1)

Photography Dustin Condren

Interview with Adam Granduciel for Huck Magazine, issue 50

 

Every once in a while an album comes along that music critics align on. And in 2014, that album wasLost In A Dream. Journalists from Europe to America called the record “timeless” – a laudable feat by any band, least not on their third release. Since then, fans have swarmed to see the Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs play live; they’ve sold out Brixton Academy and other daunting venues across the globe. But this ascent into the mainstream was not fuelled by a strong-armed marketing campaign. It came from good-old faithful word of mouth. Circling from deejays to listeners to to critics, the album was buoyed into recognition on the basis of its sound and little else. In an age of oppressive-advertising and social media hype, it’s an organic feelgood story that every creative person dreams of. But if you dig a little deeper, the emotions that were drained into this record tells another, darker story of the struggle on one man.