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There are a few different blenders out there for smoothies. Vitamix, Ninja, Magic Bullet, Cuisinart, etc. Which one have you found that works the best for making smoothies? I have a regular Kitchenaid blender that works okay but it is big and annoying to wash out the pitcher (if that's what you call it) all the time. I would like to get one of the compact units that makes the smoothie directly in the cup you can drink out of.

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I have a Ninja. Got it on sale at my local supermarket. I love it. It is so easy to just blend my shake, put the lid on and go :)

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I have a little Ninja that has individual cups. I bought extra blades, so I can just throw them in the dishwasher instead of hand-washing between uses. Since I have three cups and three blades and I run the dishwasher every 2-3 days, I never have to hand wash. It's very convenient. I don't think they make my specific model anymore, but a lot of them come with those cups and you can buy extra cups and blades from the Ninja web site.

The one I have is pretty similar to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Ninja-Kitchen-System-Pulse-BL201/dp/B007SBBL4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426259000&sr=8-1&keywords=Ninja+Pulse

It doesn't have buttons or variable speeds. You just push down on the cup and it blends. When you ease up on the cup, it stops.

Edited by JamieLogical

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Love Nutrition Ninja its the best for making your smoothies.

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I just bought, after surgery, a hand blender by Farberware. Bought at Walmart for $17.99. It comes with 6 big cups, one small cup, 2 size strainers, 2 sealed lids and tops for the cups so you can just drink out of them. Also comes with 2 blades- one for blending and one for pureed foods, etc. I can't say enough about this thing. Easy to clean, fast to use. Have used it for smoothies, Soups, you name it and never had an issue. So much cheaper than some of the other brands as well!

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Love Nutrition Ninja its the best for making your smoothies.

Yeah, that looks to work the exact same way mine does, just an updated model. It's perfect for smoothies and I love the way it works with the blade that just screws onto the cup. Makes it so easy if you get multiple blades and can just throw them in the dishwasher.

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I have a Bullet. It is easy and convenient.

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Ninja

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I have a Nutri Ninja IQ and I love it. Works great.

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I have a vitamixer, and it is worth every penny!! Sometimes they have awesome sales on them at costco. I don't think they carry them all the time though. They are pretty pricey. My hubs bought me one a few years ago via the vitamixer website for mothers day. You can make Soup it in and it actually gets HOT!! And my smoothies with matrix Cookies and cream and skim milk and a little unsweetened cocoa powder plus ICE is a wonderful "malt". VERY decadent, more like a calorie laden dessert than a low calorie Protein shake. ummmmm....that sounds so good, I think I'm going to go make one for Breakfast right now! Good luck on your decision!! (I work for an insurance co, not for vitamixer co) lol

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I have the nutri bullet it is awesome!

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I have the ninja and I love it. I bought it from Macy's when it was on sale for $89. It was a 2 for 1, blender and food processor. I use it all the time.

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@@twinhappy I love my Vitamix for smoothies. It's expensive, but you can do frozen deserts and hot Soups in it, too.

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I have a Blendtec. It's on the expensive side but I love how it can take fresh veggies and turn it into juice.< /p>

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