The Vitamix 5200, Blendtec Total Blender, Vitamix Professional Series 750 and Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender are all good blenders for making fruit smoothies, according Perfect Smoothie. Prices range from around $200 to $600, as of 2015.
The Vitamix 5200 handles both fresh and frozen fruits, and it includes an innovative tamper for rapid processing. It also features a 2 peak horsepower motor, a spill-proof lid, a shatter-proof container with a 64-ounce capacity and a variable speed control. The blender has a standard seven-year warranty and is built for durability. The Blendtec Total Blender includes a 1,500-watt motor and has a pre-programmed smoothie setting that automatically shuts off when the smoothie is blended completely. Its patented Wildside container includes a fifth side that helps reduce air pocket formation during blending.
The Vitamix Professional Series 750 is a high-end blender that includes a variety of pre-programmed settings, one of which is for smoothies. It features a 2.2 peak horsepower motor for fast, efficient smoothie preparation and a responsive variable speed dial for exact blending.
The Breville BBL605XL Hemisphere Control Blender is a less expensive option with a 750-watt motor and a pre-programmed smoothie cycle. Due to its modest blending power, users may need to chop fruits into small chunks before preparing a smoothie.