If you are one of those people who didn’t get a blender for Christmas, then surely the world’s obsession with smoothies and juicing has you pining after your own right now? The best blenders aren’t cheap but you should think about it as an investment in your future body. Once you’re ready to spend some of your hard earned money, how will you decide which one to go for?

The two hottest brands on the market right now are undoubtedly the Nutribullet and the Vitamix. Both are designed to pulverize fruit and vegetables and create easy, health-filled drinks.

There’s a lot of chat about which brand is the best buy and while the Vitamix’s $500 price tag will rule some of you out right away, for those of you with the cash to spend, we’ve tested the two against each other in a Battle Of The Blenders to see what the big deal is.

We use the $100 Nutribullet Pro to test against the $539 Vitamix S55 in this contest to see if the price dictates the quality and performance, or if you’re simply paying for the brand name.

Like most people, we use our blender primarily to make smoothies. They are generally a fuss-free way to get fruit and vegetables, and therefore have a ton of health benefits. But there are several tricky areas that can be deal breakers when it comes to a smoothie blender.

We tested them both against some immense kitchen challenges like: kiwis, ginger, celery, carrots, and even nuts. Here are the results of our tests.