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We’d argue that one of the most convenient meals of all time is the smoothie. It can also be one of the most expensive to buy on your way to work every day. Whether you’re a smoothie aficionado or just trying to get more fruits and veggies into your diet, here are three of the best blenders for the job.

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Editors’ Pick: NutriBullet NBR-1201

The Facts:

  • Compact design with takeaway container
  • Pulverizes fruits and veggies for a smooth consistency
  • Easy to clean design

With over 7,000 positive reviews on Amazon, there’s a reason this blender is so popular. One PureWow editor swears by it for her daily greens intake saying, “I am habitually late, so I love that this blender allows me to quickly blend a smoothie in the morning, add a lid and high-tail it out of my apartment. It fits just enough of my go-to ingredients (kale, banana, strawberries, almond milk and almond butter) for a good-size portion without wasting a single drop. Plus, it comes with three different size containers with lids and two blades so I can prep ingredients ahead of time and then just wake up, blend and go.”

Buy It ($60)

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Best Value: Hamilton Beach Personal Single Serve Blender

The Facts:

  • One-touch blending technology
  • Travel lid lets you drink straight from the jar
  • Blending jars hold 14 ounces and easily fit into most car drink holders 

This blender is perfect for blending those single-serve green smoothies and protein shakes that help to fuel your mornings. The actual blending vessel is a cup that you can take with you (and also happens to fit in most car drink holders), so all you have to do is add your ingredients, hit the button and let it work its magic. At just $22, it costs less than two smoothies at that fancy juice bar (and you don’t even have to wait in line).

Buy It ($22)

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Splurge-Worthy: Vitamix 5300 Professional-Grade Blender

The Facts:

  • Blend smoothies, hot soup, ice cream, pizza dough and more
  • 64 ounce container easily processes large batches
  • Pre-programmed settings ensure walk-away convenience

Consider this the Rolls-Royce of blenders. With 2.2-peak-horsepower motor and wide blade radius, it can chop, liquefy and blend nearly anything you throw in it. Ever get a super-creamy smoothie or juice at Whole Foods? Well, this is the heavy-duty machine they use to get the job done. It also mixes hot soups, churns homemade ice cream and kneads pizza dough. Adding it to our imaginary wedding registry ASAP.

Buy It ($599)

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