Top 5 Blenders and Food Processors as Recommended by Wellness Gurus

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A good food processor or a blender makes so much difference in the kitchen. Food preparation and cooking can be really fun once you own one of these kitchen gadgets. With a bit of help from a food processor and blender, it’s also much easier to stick to your healthy eating regime – these gadgets help you prepare meals from scratch and also save you lots of time.

Smoothies, soups, energy balls, raw snack bars, hummus, dips and much more can be created using blenders and food processors.  But getting one of these gadgets may not be all that fun. Which type should you even go for? Which brand should you buy? There is so much choice out there, no wonder many people don’t even know where to start.

To make your life easier, I’ve done some research for you and found what gadgets some of wellness gurus use in their kitchens. My thinking is, if they use it, it should be a good product, right? Especially because they’ve been in the industry for a long time and they know the best products.

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All of these products that wellness gurus recommend are easy to purchase online (either on Amazon or on the John Lewis website):

Magimix Food Processor (used by Deliciously Ella)

magimix 5200xl
Magimix 5200XL – used by Deliciously Ella

Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella) loves her Magimix food processor and although she uses the 5200XL model she recommends going for their most basic model to get the best value for your money.

I’ve tried so many different models and I have to say that for me the Magimix processor always comes out as the winner. It’s more resilient than anything else I’ve used, which is really important and they come with amazing guarantees so if you ever have an issue it’s easily fixed. – Ella Woodward

When choosing the right Magimix model for you it really depends on how many people you cook for and whether you need all the attachments that come with the more advanced models. If you only ever prepare food for one or two, then Magimix Le Mini Plus Food Processor would be more suited for you (this is the most basic model).

magimix le mini plus

If you need more capacity than the Magimix Le Mini Plus can offer, then you should consider Magimix Compact 3200 which has a capacity of 2.6 litres and comes with bowls of different sizes. This is quite convenient for times when you don’t want to blend big amounts of food.

To compare different Magimix food processors check out the John Lewis website and then decide which one you prefer. You can also buy them on Amazon.

NutriBullet (also recommended by Deliciously Ella)

nutribullet 1000 series blue
NutriBullet is one of the most popular blenders on the market today as it’s really affordable compared to more expensive high-end blenders. A nutritional therapist, Amelia Freer, recommends this blender as an alternative to Vitamix and Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella) mentions it as an alternative to the Magimix blender.

What Deliciously Ella says about NutriBullet:

…if you’re only using your blender to make morning smoothies for one then this is the perfect option, as it’s a little cheaper than the Magimix and takes up way less space.

Dr. Hazel Wallace (The Food Medic) is also a fan of NutriBullet and she says it’s one of the most-used items in her kitchen.

There are a few different models of NutriBullet available and NutriBullet 600 is one of the most basic models which is the original model with thousands of positive reviews online (check out the current price on Amazon here >).

The most technically advanced NutriBullet (Rx) costs over £100 and offers Smart Technology, an incredible feature that can automatically create nutritious cool drinks and delicious heated soups and sauces for single, or family-sized servings.

Vitamix® Blender

vitamix s30 blender
Vitamix® blender is used by Nutritional Therapist & Healthy Eating Expert, Amelia Freer, and this is what she has to say about it:

This blender is a serious bit of kit and pretty much a must for health food lovers. It’s pricy but it repays you – it’s a cherished part of my kitchen and used daily. Why it’s so superior to regular blenders is because of its extra-tough and high-speed blades, which can turn virtually anything into a liquid – yes, even an avocado stone can be liquidised! It’s great for making nut milks, vegetable smoothies, soups, sauces, ice cream, sorbets and nut creams – oh yes, and I blend my coffee and coconut oil this way.

Amelia Freer uses S30 model which is cheaper than other models but still really powerful. However, this is an old model and it’s been discontinued.

Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Boss™ Blender

This blender from Sage by Heston Blumenthal is a go-to blender for Madeline Shaw who is a nutritional health coach, food blogger and creative cook. The Boss™ Blender is her favourite kitchen gadget and she says that “it makes the best smoothies, perfect mash, makes any soup smooth and is so easy to clean!”

sage the boss blender

The blender has a powerful 1000 watt motor and looks great on the worktop. It’s pretty affordable too comparing to some other high-powered blenders costing less than £100. It seems like a good personal blender for your daily smoothies.

Kenwood Food Processor

kenwood FDP301SI food processor

If you are on a budget you will love the sound of Kenwood food processors. Hemsley sisters love Kenwood FPP225 Food Processor but there is a newer model you should get your hands on and that’s Kenwood FDP301SI which is slightly more powerful.

Kenwood FDP301SI doesn’t cost the earth and with that, you will also get a blender jug. The whole unit is quite compact and comes with a variety of attachments, ideal for the space-saving consumer or start up cook.

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Greenis Power Blender 8880 – A cheaper alternative to Vitamix (Review)


  1. I definitely need to replace my old blender, so this post is beautifully timed, thank you!

  2. This post has come at the perfect time because I am in the market for a food processor right now! I really like making my own soup at home, but I find soups with a smooth consistency so much nicer than those that are chunky, so that’s why this piece of kit has become an essential in my eyes! The Heston Blumenthal Boss Blender that you have featured here sounds like it ticks all of my boxes!

    1. I feel the same about soups, those with smoother consistency do taste better although I don’t mind eating the chunky ones.

  3. Hi Petra,
    Good list you have here and great review! 🙂 I’d love to have one for my dad who likes smoothies so much. He already had two down, so it’s good to have his next a really good one.
    Thanks for sharing!