Want a smoothie? Of course, you do. Everybody takes a break once in a while. And who could say no to the seamless blend of whole milk and natural strawberries? The best thing about smoothies? They are 100% healthy, and you can have them every day. So, take a look at this list of juice bar blenders for home and business.
Juice Bar Blenders for Home and Business
Yes, you’ve heard it right! Making a smoothie is easy-breezy. Those 60-seconds videos are right. All you need is a first-rate machine that whips smoothies with a dream-like creamy taste! Strawberries, whole milk, whipped cream, and ice all disappear into a yummy-licious pink-colored galaxy.
The First Home Made Smoothie
Before blenders were invented, there was Sharbat, a non-alcoholic beverage prepared during religious occasions such as Ramadan.
The drink is made from rose petals, cane juice, lemon, and a combination of cherries, plums, and grapes. It’s refreshing, sweet-tasting, pleasant-smelling, and comes in a gorgeous red color.
You have to pull all the stops to whip a delicate jar of sharbat. It takes hours, or even overnight. The process involves:
-kneading rose petals with small amounts of citric acid or marinating them overnight with sugar
-getting sugar cane juice
-boiling a combination of berries and pressing them afterward to extract more juice
-cooling the mixture at room temperature, putting them in a fridge
–and finally serving them in a glass jar with lemon and ice
Thankfully, blenders were invented. Now, we can prepare a smoothie in 60 seconds, without all the chopping and shopping!
Smoothie Supplies You Need at Home
We know you’re excited about the best smoothie juice bar equipment. But before our roll-call of the most extraordinary machines, let’s recap the common smoothie supplies that work best with the equipment.
Most of what you need is already there: a kitchen, sink, freezer, water, ice tray, and of course fresh fruits, puree, or both.
What is a Puree?
A puree is a fruit or vegetable that has been cooked, ground, pressed, blended, or sieved until it reaches the consistency of a creamy paste or liquid. It can be frozen to last longer.
A well-prepared puree should preserve the qualities, taste, and natural goodness of fruits and vegetables. It is as nourishing as freshly picked produce, locking in vitamins, minerals, and helpful nutrients. It is loaded with antioxidants that boost the immune system and limit cell damage.
Fruit purees are the secret to creating smoothies in the morning. At Drinkfit, our fruit purees come in Mango, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Wildberry, Banana, and Pina Colada. You can enjoy them individually, mix them, compliment them with chocolate or peanut butter powders, blend them with fruits, or even sprinkle peanuts on top.
Drinkfit Fruit First Smoothie Mixes taste excellent and has locked in all the fantastic benefits of fruits. They’re perfect as a post-workout treat or meal replacement. They’re low in sugar and naturally sweetened with Stevia. Kids love them!
How to Make a Smoothie
To make a basic smoothie, you’ll need:
-Crushed or Cubed Ice
-4 fl. oz. Water
-2 fl. oz. Smoothie Mix
-1 Scoop Smoothie Protein
-1 Scoop Smoothie Boost (optional)
-Use Traditional, Bullet, or Hand-Blender
Layer all the ingredients in a blender, and spin until you get a consistent look and texture. That should take a minute!
Best Smoothie Equipment at Home
There are a lot of great blenders out there. The best one for you depends on your lifestyle. Do you stay at home, or do you travel a lot? Do you love using purees? Are you making smoothies for yourself or the entire family? Are you perhaps looking for a juice bar blender?
At Drinkfit, our favorite brands include Nutribullet, Ninja, Blendtec, Vitamix, and Hamilton. They’re reasonably priced, and most of them give you the perfect texture
Nutribullet Personal Blenders
If you’re curious about smoothies, a very affordable personal blender like Nutribullet is a great starting point at $29.99.
It’s a small compact blender for one or two people. It can be carried around or kept as a second blender for office or travel. Ambitious single millennials much love it for its portability and convenience. One can eat well and stay fit anywhere they go.
Magic Bullet Mini Portable Blender
At $29.99, you can start juicing up your meal and live a healthier lifestyle.
Available in many online stores and Walmart, this blender fits in your hands and works perfectly with Drinkfit Purees that are easy to carry around and contain as many nutrients and antioxidants as freshly picked fruits. You can take all of them anywhere and make smoothies anytime. It’s also easy to clean with water and a drop of soap.
NutriBullet Pro Exclusive
Great smoothies come from fine ingredients and a powerful blender that turns everything into a smooth, creamy, and perfectly blended concoction.
With Nutribullet, small blenders can be powerful. Available only on their website, this exclusive version of the popular Nutribullet Pro is a 900-watt powerhouse that can turn anything, from strawberries to spinach, into smooth, sippable nutrition in 60 seconds. It comes in an intuitive push-twist-blend design for extra convenience.
Here’s a tip: mix vegetables, fruits, purees, and seeds to create different balanced meals every day.
One of our favorite recipes includes spinach for fiber, Banana and Wildberry Purees for potassium and antioxidants, and almonds and seeds for Omega 3 oils. Add water, and watch your Nutribullet create a nutrient-packed smoothie. Even the seeds and nuts are blended into perfection!
Are you in a “30-day Green Smoothie Challenge?” Add some colors to your greens and create flourishing combinations with Nutribullet Rx, a superfood machine that can make a creamy drink from a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Moreover, it has a 1700-watt superblast mode, a 7-minute heating cycle that creates hot and fresh soups and sauces. It’s perfect if you love superfoods like carrot soup, spring soup, and herb dips?
Create balanced meals with perfect nutrition, even on your busy days. With Nutribullet Rx, you can smile down at complicated recipes and enjoy more options in the kitchen. Have fun! Mix and match fresh fruits and vegetables with purees, powders, and seeds.
Nutribullet Full-sized Blenders
Family, nature, and health go together. Sometimes, raising a healthy family takes a full-sized smoothie equipment.
Nutribullet has an array of full-sized blenders that can turn your everyday fruits, vegetables, purees, nuts, and seeds into a velvety blend. It’s also packed with easy-to-use and impressive add-on features.
The NutriBullet 1200W Full-Size Blender costs $99.9 and boasts multiple speeds, a pulse function, extraction capabilities, and a vented lid to accommodate hot ingredients.
Another offering, the Nutribullet Blender Combo, gives you the option to switch between full-sized and single-serve blenders conveniently.
Do you use your blender for a lot of things? Ever had those days when you’re trying to create a new recipe, and you don’t know which button to push?
At $129.99, Nutribullet Smart Touch Blender takes the guesswork out of blending. This sleek machine operates via touchscreen display, with four precision programs, three speeds, and a pulse function. It sports a 1500-Watt motor and a high-capacity 64oz pitcher to smooth even the toughest ingredients.
Finally, if you liked everything you’ve read above and you want the best blender in town, get NutriBullet Smart Touch Blender Combo for $179.99 and bring a world of blending possibilities to your fingertips.
Alongside Nutribullet, Ninja Kitchen is another affordable smoothie equipment brand in our juice bar equipment list.
One of their more basic options is the Nutri-Blender Pro Personal Bender that costs $89.9. Its best features include its 1100-peak watts motor and two Auto-iQ preset programs with unique pulsing and pausing patterns to deliver smoothies and frozen drinks.
The most affordable models of Ninja Kitchen and Nutribullet can process purees and powders well. They can also crush ice, although they can’t make it as smooth as the ones coming from their pro models. You’ll be able to feel some ice bits. Also, it takes two minutes to make a smoothie with basic blenders, but only a minute with more advanced ones.
Blendtec Juice Bar Equipment List
If you’re looking to open a juice bar, or you want to treat yourself to the best smoothies at home, Blendtec is the best brand in our Juice Bar Equipment List.
Blendtec has residential and juice bar blenders, but everything from them lasts for years and only makes consistent and rich beverages.
Moreover, this brand has the most positive reviews online and is recommended by many nutrition experts citing its innovative design, high quality, and ease of use. While other brands can make hundreds of smoothies within their lifetime, Blendtec can make thousands.
They make the best smoothie in terms of consistency. You can take our word for it, or read everything else online, which will say the same thing.
Classic Blendtec Blender
he classic Blendtec blender starts at 250 USD. It can help you create smoothies in less than a minute. There are five speeds and four preprogrammed cycles to choose from for ice cream, smoothie, hot soup, and whole juice. It has a 60- or 90-second setting that you can press and let your blender do the rest. The model is available in many places, including Costco, but we have a partner supplier that discounts our business customers. It comes with a BPA-free jar and has an 8-year warranty for residential use.
Blendtec Commercial Blenders
Blendtec has an excellent selection of commercial blenders for different bar and restaurant needs.
The most affordable ones are EZ 600 and Chef 600, which both cost $542. Sounds expensive? Not if they come with a promise to last for years, even when used daily in restaurants.
EZ 600 looks like a classic blender with custom blend cycles and simple controls. It has a powerful motor that blends tough ingredients fast. It also comes with a 3,000 cycle warranty.
It is the most recommended tool when you’re starting a business.
Chef 600 is more specialized to meet the unique needs of culinary chefs. Its one-touch kitchen controls are specifically designed for food prep. Each set runs consistently without the varying speeds of blend cycles and can be shut off manually or automatically after 90 seconds. This superb equipment boasts a 1,560-watt commercial-grade motor, one of the largest in the industry. It’s built to last and has the power needed to handle any job.
As your juice bar expands, you may want to invest in breakthrough technology to address specific business needs.
Connoisseur 825 is at the top of our Juice Bar Equipment List. Apart from its incredible power, function, and durability, it packs some beneficent and profitable commercial attributes.
The high volume, low noise feature, exhibited by an extra glass covering, makes the machine ideal for gyms and co-working spaces.
Preprogrammed cycles are another breakthrough for blenders
In a nutshell, in making a typical smoothie, a preprogrammed machine starts slow to break the ice, then speeds up to hasten the process, and slows down again to crush the remaining ice.
Connoisseur 825 has 42 preprogrammed cycles that can blend popular recipes with perfect consistency. Each cycle shuts off automatically, freeing up operators for other tasks. By comparison, Ninja’s most affordable offering has two Auto-IQ programs.
Blendtec has another series called Stealth. Although, we think that Connoisseurs are superb enough for Juice Bars.
Blender Dispensers are more expensive and sophisticated alternatives to classic blenders. They are marketed as automated machines with one-touch functions. You can add water and press the button.
As of the moment, however, we find them an expensive investment for a smoothie business. They’re also a bit complicated to set-up, and costly to maintain. We think that a casual smoothie bar can do well with a classic blender and let your friendly baristas do the mixing.