Whether you are new to the healthy shake lifestyle or new to using blenders, we are here to uncover the best blender for Shakeology.
Shakeology shakes are packed with protein and nutrients, but they often require a blender to mix them up.
There are dozens of awesome shake blenders on the market including portable, personal, and countertop models. In our guide, we'll cover the top Shakeology blenders as well as some tips for choosing the model that is right for you.
Top Shakeology Blender
Editor's Choice for the Best Blender for Shakeology
The NutriBullet is a personal-sized blender that is optimized for travel. The sturdy but light 24 ounce cup clicks easily into the portable 600 watt base. Because you can blend right in the cup the only lid you have to worry about bringing is the to-go flip lid or the lip ring, no extra components are required.
Though the base is compact, it houses a powerful motor that helps the extractor blades effortlessly breaks down ingredients. It can whip up a delicious Shakeology drink quickly and efficiently with its cyclonic action; even if you feel like adding ice or fibrous veggies.
Fuss-free cleaning is yet another feature that makes this blender so great for travel. You need only rinse the cups with soap and water and then put them in the dishwasher. Take this blender with you to the gym, the office, or on vacation for hassle-free Shakeology on the go!
Best Runner Up Blender for Shakeology
Still want to keep things personal blender sized, but need a little more power? The Nutri Ninja Pro Compact Personal Blender fits the bill. As the name suggests, this is another travel optimized blender. Although it may be small, it really packs a punch thanks to the 900 watt motor.
The powerhouse is contained in a sleek black and silver-finished case, that won’t look out of place on your countertop. In addition to the blending base, this blender includes both an 18 ounce and 24 ounce to-go cup along with travel-friendly spout lids. Bottom line, you can blend your shake and be out the door in just a few minutes.
The sturdy nutrient extraction blades can effortlessly handle Shakeology and other powders. But they can do more too, like tearing through ice, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. The manual pulse feature enables you to achieve a smooth texture with even the most stubborn ingredients.
Finally, everything is dishwasher safe and BPA-free, making it simple to keep on living your healthy lifestyle.
Best Small Blender for Shakeology
The Oster My Blend has a sporty design that will fit seamlessly into your healthy lifestyle. The trendy athletic-looking sport bottle can hold up to 20 ounces and is designed to blend and go, just pop on the flip-top. Additionally, the lid has another great feature, a carry hook that allows the bottle to travel with you no matter where the day takes you.
The bright and lightweight base contains a 400 watt motor and has fuss-free one-touch blending. Should you accidentally overheat the motor the included resettable fuse will revive it in just 15 minutes. Tough blender blades can chew through whatever add-ins you want to add to your Shakeology. Although, be careful adding large chunks of ice as the motor may stutter a bit trying to process these!
Notably, this portable machine is available in four different colors: blue, pink, green, or orange. We're sure that one of these colors will suit your style, but if not, the small size also makes it effortless to store should you want to keep it in your cabinets.
Best Budget Blender for Shakeology
If you are on a tight budget, the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender is right on the money. This blender is as small as they come and extremely budget-friendly. Furthermore, with its unique design, you can blend and drink from the same 14 ounce cup. The cup is also equipped with a nifty little travel lid, perfect for drinking shakes on the go.
The blender base is very small and unobtrusive, making it ideal for your gym bag or the office. The 175 watt motor when combined with the efficient stainless steel blades provides you with all of the power you need to make healthy Shakeology shakes. One touch operation adds to the efficiency of this blender.
Shakeology shakes aren’t the only thing this blender is useful for. Its petite but powerful size makes it great for making sauces or marinades or even baby food and purees when you are out and about. Keep in mind though, that if you want to add hard frozen fruit or ice, the Hamilton Beach may not be up to the task.
Emphatically, this mini machine is also quiet enough to use on the go without disturbing your coworkers or neighbors. When you arrive home just place the lid and cup into the dishwasher for simple cleanup.
Best Shakeology Blender for Large Families
If the entire household is craving some shake goodness, then the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender is the one for you. Ninja is known for being a professional-grade and this blender is no exception. Its powerful blades can undoubtedly handle a Shakeology shake. Let's talk about it.
First, the blades found in the blending container are ideal for when you want to add additional ingredients. The total crushing six-blade assembly can break down ice, frozen fruits, leafy greens, and even nuts in just seconds. They excel at nutrient extraction, providing deliciously smooth and healthy shakes no matter what your recipe calls for.
Second, two included 16 ounces to go cups round out the functionality of this machine. The cups come with a separate set of blades designed to work seamlessly with the same blender base. You can blend directly in the 16 ounce to-go cup for a shake that can travel. Or, you can use the extra-large capacity 72-ounce pitcher to make Shakeology shakes for your and your whole fitness class.
Finally, the powerful 1100 watt base has three speeds, a pulse button, and a single-serve setting. If you want Shakeology drinks in the blink of an eye, this blender has got you covered. However, it also makes a wonderful kitchen appliance for sauces, batters, dips, and frozen drinks. It's an all around winner.
Best Multi Purpose Blender for Shakeology
The NutriBullet Blender Combo is known for power, precision, and nutrition. This full sized model really shines when it comes to making nutritious and healthy shakes thanks to its extract setting. However, shakes aren't the only thing that the Nutribullet can handle.
This blender is quite versatile and can handle much anything that you want to blend. Three speeds and two different pitcher sizes allow you to create a variety of blends. Either of the smaller to-go cups is ideal for drinks, baby food, or sauces. The larger pitcher with its vented lid cap is great for making large batches of frozen drinks, dips, batters, or even soup.
The 1200 watt base works in conjunction with the stainless steel extractor blades. The motor and the blades work together to create a cyclonic action that pulls all of the ingredients downwards and pulverizes them into a smooth, vitamin-rich blend. Your Shakeology shakes will come out with the perfect texture, and consistency every time, even if you decide to throw in a few fibrous greens, fruit, or ice.
The Nutribullet is easy to operate thanks to just six simple buttons: power, extract, low, medium, high, and pulse. In addition, suction feet on the base keep the blender from walking off your counter, which is certainly appreciated with this powerful machine.
Best Blender with Accessories for Shakeology
What is good style without accessories? For us, the Magic Bullet Blender rounds out our list due to its incredible versatility. This is an eleven-piece set that is extremely functional, but also very compact. If you are looking for an easy to operate kitchen appliance that doesn’t take up a lot of space, this is it!
The 250 watt high torque motor is efficient yet quiet. You can effortlessly blend up your breakfast Shakeology mixture in the 16 ounce travel cup without worrying about waking up your roommates or family. When finished, just twist on the lid of your choice and head out the door.
The set also includes a handled mug style blending cup and a smaller blending cup with a sealed lid. The smaller cup is great for making baby food or small purees while either the traditional to-go cup or the mug work well for smoothies.
Beyond drinks, this petite blender can whip, grind, chop, and puree. A twist of the wrist provides sufficient power to make anything from shakes to appetizers and even desserts.
Buying the Best Blender for Shakeology
We all strive to eat a nutritious diet, but it can be a challenge to eat healthy if you have a busy schedule. Products like Shakeology can help enhance your overall health goals thanks to their convenience and nutrient packed ingredients. Furthermore, mixing up Shakeology drinks can be easy and fun - especially when you have a great blender.
Typically, you only need to add one scoop of Shakeology and the liquid of your choice to the blending container before switching on your blender. However, if you want to add mix-ins like ice, frozen fruits, or fibrous vegetables there are a few additional things you should consider when blender shopping.
Shakeology Blender Capacity
When it comes to blender capacity, you need a blender that can easily and effortlessly hold a shake. For most Shakeology recipes, you really only need about 24 ounces at most. Therefore, you don’t necessarily need a huge blender.
Personal sized blenders typically come equipped with at least an 8 ounce cup, which is enough to be satisfied, but maybe not enough to fill you up. However, some personal sized models like the NutriBullet do boast a 24 ounce cup.
Though if you plan on using your blender for other recipes, you may want a larger capacity. Blenders can be very practical when it comes to making large batches of frozen drinks, batch preparing baby food, or just doing meal prep for a family recipe. Keep in mind, smaller capacity blenders are easy to travel with while larger blenders are bulkier and heavier.
A happy medium would be to choose a blender that comes with various cup sizes, like the Ninja Professional Countertop Blender. A blender system like this gives you the most flexibility when it comes time to make your shake. Nevertheless, take some time to think through your typical shake size before making your decision.
Ease of Cleaning
How easy it is to clean a blender is one factor that is often overlooked during the buying process, yet is one of the most important factors to consider. Blenders last longer and perform better if they are regularly maintained. When blending things like milk or powders, this topic becomes even more relevant.
Shakeology shakes are recommended one to two times each day. This means that you will be using your blender often. A blender that is easy to clean is essential.
Dishwasher safe components make preparing your blender for the next use hassle-free. Additionally, blenders with blade assemblies that are easy to remove are great for when you want to get a deep and thorough clean.
Take some time to consider your willingness to clean your future blender before buying. If you are averse to hand washing, it would be a shame to accidentally purchase a machine that can't be placed in the dishwasher.
Alternatively, if you don't have dishwasher, then this topic won't matter so much to you as you will be hand washing your blender anyway. If this is your scenario, then we definitely suggest equipping yourself with some easy to use blender cleaning brushes. They help protect your hands from sharp blades as well as getting your blender extra squeaky clean.
Shakeology Blender Size
Aside from the pitcher capacity, take a look at the overall size of the blender. Large blenders are often more powerful and have bigger pitchers. Smaller blenders typically have less power and single-serving sized pitchers.
If you choose to get a full-size blender consider where you will store it as they can take up a lot of counter and/or cabinet space. Smaller blenders are much easier to store, or they can take up residence on your counter full time without getting in the way.
Chances are you won’t want to use your blender for just shakes when you discover how useful it is. A versatile blender can quickly become your trusted sous chef. If you already know you want to use your blender for other recipes, you may want to consider a full-size model.
Alternatively, there are a few small capacity blenders that are useful for making sauces and dips. However, large blenders are wonderful when it comes to family-sized portions, batters, or prepping batches.
Shakeology Blender Power
If you plan on mixing up powder and liquid, then a low powered blender like the Hamilton Beach Personal Blender will be more than adequate. At 175 watts of power, the Hamilton Beach can definitely handle it.
However, if you plan on adding extras to your shake like frozen fruit, ice, greens, nuts or seeds, then we suggest a more powerful model. For example, a machine like the Nutri Ninja Pro Compact Personal Blender is much better suited to handle tough ingredients thanks to its 900 watt motor.
Better yet, if want even more power and large capacity, a monster machine like the NutriBullet Blender Combo packs 1200 watts of power. With power like that, you can pretty much blend anything that you want.
If you end up choosing a powerful model so that you can crush frozen fruits and veggies, we also suggest equipping yourself with some reusable freezer bags to help make shake time happen in a flash with freezer burn-free fruits.
Do you need a blender for Shakeology?
Notably, having a blender to make a Shakeology shake is not a requirement. You can easily use a blender bottle which manually mixes your drink when you shake the cup.
However, to reach a good consistency with a blender bottle you need a lot of liquid. A motorized blender allows you to use less liquid and achieve a better consistency faster. Also, by using a motorized blender you can add additional ingredients like ice, fruits, and nut butters that require chopping and blending.
To us, the best blender for Shakeology is the NutriBullet. It's affordable, compact, and powerful enough to handle shakes and more with ease. We rank the Nutri Ninja Pro Compact Personal Blender as a close runner up for when we need just a little extra power to get the job done.
All in all, the best blender for you really depends on your preference. Do you want a small blender that you can take to the gym or use at the office? Or, would you like a traditional sized blender that can not only make shakes but other blends as well?
In summary, we can't wait to see which blender you choose. Drop us comment to let us know. While you're there, share your favorite shake recipe with us too! Happy blending!