There are a lot of health benefits for your mind and body when you regularly enjoy healthy smoothies. Smoothies not just cheer up your senses but also benefits your entire health. Smoothies can help you lose excess body weight without skipping any meals. The enzymes present in several fruits help dissolve body fat and clear up your circulatory system.
The good thing about a smoothie is, you can enjoy it every time during the day, in the morning, afternoon, evening or in-between those times. Young and old can benefit from smoothies. But what is the best way to make a great smoothie? Well, that’s why we are here to help you deciding on how to create delicious fruit or veggie health benefactors.
A smoothie is generally made with help of a blender. You can throw in any ingredients of your liking, berries, veggies, water, milk, nuts, ice or any other kind of fruits, close the lid, press the button and in no time you can enjoy a fresh delight. Not every blender is equal, many blenders on the market can do the job but also can reduce the vitamins contained in the ingredients, or are just not made of proper quality. Modern blenders are more than just smoothie makers. In recent years this once-simple appliance has transformed into a kitchen workhorse that moonlights as a food processor, ice cream maker, grain miller, ice cube crusher, soup maker or even soup cooker. So, what’s really worth your money?
Blenders are one of Canada’s favourite gifts during Hollidays and therefor we have made a list of the best rated blender money can buy in Canada!
Top Rated Blenders in Canada:
- Vitamix Ascent Series A3500
If you’re looking to invest in a versatile blender that will last you years, the 2.2-horsepower Vitamix A3500 is the best pro-style blender tested. In addition to making the smoothest smoothies during testing, the A3500 churned out the silkiest almond butter, blended the creamiest squash soup, and milled grains to the finest texture. Five program settings (for Smoothies, Hot Soups, Dips & Spreads, Frozen Desserts, and Self-Cleaning) automatically adjust to the container size you’ve selected, process your recipes, and stop the blender when complete. Built-in wireless connectivity will allow Ascent Series blenders to evolve with the latest innovations for years to come.
Pros: blends exceptionally well, fast and powerful, easy to operate
Cons: loud, expansive
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2. Instant Ace Nova
The Instant Ace Nova Blender is hands-down our pick for Best Value blender. This blender can chop, blend, and cook, and it boasts a whopping 10-speed settings that can be easily adjusted using “+/-” buttons. Helpful presets include Smoothie, Puree, Crushed Ice, Frozen Desserts, Pulse, Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Nut/Oat Milk, Soup, and Keep Warm. Whether you want to whip up a delicious frozen dessert or fresh hot soup, enjoy one-pitcher perfection with this high-performance cooking and beverage blender. Very popular and affordable blender in Canada, the downside to that is, it is hard to get, your store and favourite e-commerce website may be all sold out.
Pros: blends exceptionally well, easy to operate, affordable, many presets
3. Vitamix Pro Series 750
The Vitamix 750 is essentially the same machine as the 780, but with manual controls and a lower price. We think it ultimately offers a greater level of control and feedback. If you care more about function than fashion and are looking to save some money, then the Vitamix 750 is definitely the better buy. If you don’t need the presets found on the 750, you should check out the Vitamix 7500—an otherwise-identical blender that’s cheaper than the 750. Five pre-programmed settings automatically handle Smoothies, Hot Soups, Frozen Desserts, Purées, and Self-Cleaning. The sleek exterior is highly durable and will complement any kitchen décor.
Pros: blends very well, quality built, easy to operate
Cons: only manual controls, expansive
4. Cuisinart Hurricane Pro
The Cuisinart Hurricane Pro is by no means a bad blender, but with such a high price point, this machine looks mediocre in comparison to others on our list. It initially gained favour for its sleek, intuitive design that offered a few straightforward presets, and a range of control usually reserved for the biggest budgets. While there may be another model that slightly outperforms it, one couldn’t ignore that it costs less. The Hurricane Pro makes silky-smooth smoothies and magnificently mixed margaritas. In addition to delicious beverages, this model easily powers through other tasks like milling flour and cornmeal or grating hard cheese without any trouble.
Pros: good at chopping, easy to operate
Cons: not quiet best at crushing and mixing
5. Breville Super Q Blender
A supercharged and super-quiet version of our previous winner from Breville, the Super Q is everything we look for in a professional-grade blender. From mixing liquids to finely milling almonds, this blender handled each task we threw at it with ease. It’s also a shape-shifter—the Super Q easily adapts into a food processor, ice cream maker, and personal blender with the addition of presets and included attachments. It might be expensive, but it’s worth buying. Made for home chefs who crave professional experience, the Breville Super Q Blender can suit various recipes and ingredients. With the powerful motor, personal blender attachment and noise suppression technology, the Super Q delivers an great texture optimization for smoother & softer textures.
Pros: fast and powerful, easy to operate, quiet
Cons: expansive, bulky base
6. Vitamix 5200 Standard Blender
This incredibly powerful, no-frills blender makes silky-smooth purées, soups, and smoothies, and, really, it can tackle any blending tasks. The Vitamix 5200 is one of the most popular high powered blenders thanks to it’s power, price point and reliability. The 5200 is a Legacy blender that comes with a 7-year warranty and packs a serious punch with the included 64-ounce Classic (tall) container. The motor is a 2-peak horsepower, Swedish built motor specifically designed and developed for use in the Vitamix 5200 and is capable of spinning the blades up to 37,000 revolutions per minute. The Vitamix 5200‘s power, durability and 7-year warranty makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to get started with their first high-performance blender.
Pros: very well built, fast and powerful, easy to operate
Cons: not dishwasher safe
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