Smoothie making is the most popular use for blenders. The majority of the blenders rated highest for this task are professional-sized (64oz+), high-wattage (1000w+) models that come with plastic jars. According to user opinions, the best smoothie blenders are also great for processing fruit, making protein shakes and crushing ice. However, they tend to be quite noisy, which is not surprising considering their hefty motors.
The best high-end brand for smoothie making is Blendtec. Ninja and Tribest top the charts among the more affordable brands.