Welcome to BlenderAuthority.com
My name is Anna and I have been blending green smoothies for over 8 years. Here is a picture of the smoothie I made with a Nutribullet blender.
In the past, my only experience with juicing was trying wheat grass from a juicer at a health foods store. I knew that wheat grass juice was really healthy for me but it tasted awful.
I was a little intimidated by those expensive juicers. To be honest, I always disliked the taste of V8 vegetable juice, so I assumed that all vegetable juice from juicers tasted like V8.
Then I had a family member who was using a Magic bullet blender that they bought after watching an infomercial. They showed me what they were doing with the Magic bullet and how easy it was to use/clean.
The selling point for me was that the drink actually tasted good.
I did some research and found that the Nutribullet was stronger and offered more variety than a Magic bullet, so I bought one (Here is the Nutribullet model that I like).
I was hooked on healthy smoothies and felt great. I found that I was using my Nutribullet and countertop blender for more than just smoothies. Many people don’t realize how many amazing healthy recipes you can make with blenders. If you have never made a green smoothie then read my overview article.
I definitely over-researched blenders (and juicers) and compared them all when I was trying to figure out what to buy, so I put together this site to share what I found. I now own and have personally tried many blenders and juicers since starting this site.
If you want a solid, easy-to-use personal blender to get started with then go with a popular Nutribullet or Ninja.
If you want a countertop blender then take a look at the blender articles I listed below to help you decide based on your budget and blending needs. Blender prices will generally determine power, reliability, and what capabilities you can do with blender. High performance blenders will be able to handle a wider range of blending and food prep tasks such as large smoothies, hot soups from raw ingredients, nut butters, frozen drinks, and more.
No matter what blender you decide on, the best advice is to just get started. Blending is a great way to get healthy servings of raw vegetables and fruits that most of us don’t get enough of. This is especially true for kids that are picky eaters.
If you are looking for a blender, here are some useful guides:
- Favorite Personal Blender
- Vitamix Buying Guide
- Ninja Blender Guide
- Best Nutribullet Blender
- Top Smoothie Blender
- Best Blender under $200 (if you can’t afford a Vitamix)
- Best Cheap Blender under $100
Thoughts on Juicing – I eventually started juicing too but I prefer blending. I use this juicer which is easy to use and easy to clean. If you are trying to decide between a juicer or a blender then read this Juicing vs. Blending article. In general, juicing is great for more concentrated greens and vitamins but smoothies(blending) is better for meal replacement, long-term weight loss, and more versatility of ingredients.
Thanks for reading.