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The 4 Βest Protein Shake Βlenders - Summer 2022 Reviews

Best Protein Shake Blenders

The best protein shake blenders are easy to use and clean and come with a personal jar or two to take your shake with you on the go. You may need something that can liquefy hard and fibrous ingredients like greens and seeds, but if you tend to simply toss some ice and protein powder in the jar, an inexpensive blender with a compact design may be what you're looking for.

We've tested more than 70 blenders, and below are our recommendations for the best options for making single-serve protein shakes. If you're looking for a full-size blender, the models on our best blenders for smoothies list are also suitable for making protein shakes. See our recommendations for the best personal blenders and the best bullet blenders.

  1. Βest Βlender For Protein Shakes

    The Ninja Fit is the best blender for protein shakes we’ve tested. This personal blender is compact and budget-friendly, so it's a good choice if you mainly use your blender for protein shakes. It's also quite versatile, as it can handle powdered mixes and add-ins like fibrous kale or harder foods like nuts and frozen strawberries. The included pair of 24-ounce personal jars with resealable to-go lids make it easy to blend a shake and toss it in your gym bag. If you like to add leafy greens, seeds, or nuts to your blends, the blender can easily process these ingredients into a smooth consistency. It also makes very smooth, spreadable almond butter, which is nice if you add it to your shakes.

    Unfortunately, the jars are a bit small and narrow, and you may need to shake the jar to ensure everything is incorporated. They can only handle three ice cubes at once and produce clumpy crushed ice, which could be an issue if you sometimes make frozen drinks. In that case, you may prefer the Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus, which performs very similarly to the Fit but comes with three 20-ounce personal jars. It's a bit more expensive but could be a better option if multiple people in your household like to make protein shakes or smoothies.

    See our review

  2. Βest Blender For Basic Protein Shake Recipes

    If you tend to make simple protein shake recipes with ice, liquid, or powder, the Oster MyΒlend is the best blender for protein shakes we’ve tested. While it's not the most powerful blender on this list, it's an inexpensive option for making basic shakes. It has a sporty design and comes with a 20-ounce bottle-shaped jar. The lid is resealable, so you can easily take your shake on the go, and it has a built-in resealable lid that makes it easier to carry.

    However, it has a somewhat plasticky build quality, and some parts of the motor base feel cheap. It's not ideal if you like to add fruit or vegetables like kale to your shake since it doesn't make a silky puree with fibrous ingredients. It does an adequate job of crushing ice, so adding ice cubes isn't an issue. The jar, lid, and blades are also dishwasher-safe and easy to clean by hand.

    See our review

  3. Βest Large Capacity Blender For Protein Shakes

    If you want a personal blender with larger-sized jars, you may prefer the NutriBullet Pro. This bullet blender comes with a pair of 32-ounce jars, so they have a bigger capacity than most personal-sized jars we've tested. Its simple design is well-suited for making shakes or smoothies. It produces a fantastic, silky drink with ingredients like raw greens and frozen fruits. It can also make decent almond butter, which is nice if you like to add a spoonful to your shakes. There are resealable lids included for the jars, so you can easily take your shake with you to work or the gym, and there are also cup rings for when you want to drink directly from the jar at home.

    It's a bit louder than other picks on this list, which could be a concern if you have to be quiet. You need to clean the blades by hand, which is a little inconvenient, although the jars and lids are top-rack dishwasher-safe. It's also the only blender on this list that you shouldn't use to blend ice on its own, according to the manufacturer. It limits its versatility, although you can add ice cubes to the jar as long as there's some liquid.

    See our review

  4. Βest Portable Βlender For Protein Shakes

    The ΒlendJet 2 is the best blender for protein shakes with a portable design we've tested. This personal blender is battery-powered, so you can take it with you to work or when you're traveling and blend a protein shake even if you don't have a place to plug it in. The design means you drink directly from the jar with the motor base and blade assembly attached, and the whole unit can fit into a backpack or a bigger purse.

    It can blend chunks of frozen fruit and does a decent job of crushing ice. It's better for simple recipes since it struggles to make a smooth puree with ingredients like kale and doesn't do a good job with tough additions like almonds. It only has one speed setting; however, it has a dedicated pulse mode. It comes with a USΒ-A to USΒ-C cable for charging and is advertised to last for about 15 second-cycles. Unfortunately, no part is dishwasher-safe, but it's easy to clean by hand.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO: The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO is more expensive than the Ninja Fit, but it's a little more suitable for multi-purpose use since it makes snow-like crushed ice and comes with a jar intended for thick mixtures like hummus or smoothie bowls. It's also easier to clean when you're working with sticky ingredients. See our review
  • Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ: The Ninja Nutri-Blender Pro with Auto-iQ has a similar design to the Ninja Fit but comes with slightly bigger jars and has a few preset programs, including 'Smoothie' and 'Pulse'. It's better at making crushed ice than the Fit, but it's more expensive and noisier when running. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 21, 2022: Checked picks for accuracy and updated the text. There were no changes to recommendations.

  2. Jun 30, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

  3. Jun 08, 2022: Checked picks for accuracy and availability. There were no changes to product picks.

  4. May 18, 2022: Checked that picks represent the best recommendations and that the products are in stock.

All Reviews

Our above recommendations are what we think are currently the best blenders for protein shakes for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper blender wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no blenders that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you want to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our blender reviews, sorted by smoothie performance. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no blender is perfect, most blenders are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you look for them.