I found Vanessa Hudgens' go-to supersized blender — and 3 small-space alternatives from just $87

Vanessa Hudgens' blender whizzes up breakfast smoothies in no time, but is big on counter space. We've rounded up smaller, budget-friendly options to get your blitz on

Vanessa Hudgens' blender, a nutribullet, in grey on a pink background next to a pic of the star along the water in New York City in a camel-colored outfit near pink roses
(Image credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)

Vanessa Hudgens' blender is mixing up some tasty and nutritious breakfast concoctions, so we plan to follow suit and kickstart our mornings on a healthy note. 

The actor and style maven has partnered with Silk for the brand's #FeelPlantyGood Challenge, tasking participants with using plant-based ingredients in their breakfast for seven straight days. 

Her banana-chickpea-peanut butter number is made possible thanks to her jumbo nutribullet blender, which seems like it can prepare an early-morning meal for the entire neighborhood.

If you have to be mindful of small kitchen ideas and alternatives but still want to enjoy #FeelPlantyGood on your own terms, we've whipped up a list of the best blenders to get the job done on a smaller scale, with less counter space and spend.

Vanessa Hudgens' movies and TV shows are well-known (we see you Wildcats) but now the actor is stepping into the wellness space with her nutribullet 1200W Full Size Blender recipes. The appliance is a firm customer favorite beloved for its capabilities, including multiple speeds, a pulse function, extraction capabilities, and a vented lid to keep hot ingredients in check. 

However, if like many of the Real Homes team, you can't dedicate limited kitchen counter space to big appliances, we've sniffed out three budget-friendly smaller blenders.

What to shop instead

Small kitchen appliances make working in an enclosed space a lot simpler than a super-sized product, obviously. That being said, we did a deep dive to uncover which ones can adequately assist with those early-morning smoothies, like Vanessa Hudgens' blender.

Additionally, at just $34.99, Aldi's Ambiano Cold Press Juicer and Extractor is flying off the shelves, so have a look at your neighborhood store to see if it's still available if juicing, rather than blending is more your thing.

How to make Vanessa Hudgens' smoothie

Avoiding an appliance bigger than your kitchen can handle means you're a wiz at maximizing the space in your small kitchen, and now with a slinky little blender in tow, it's to instill those healthy habits into your routine. Here's how to copy Vanessa's Beige Not Boring Smoothie: 

1/2 cup Silk Unsweet Almondmilk
1 frozen banana
Canned chickpeas
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

If you've bagged yourself a blender and now want to figure out how to store appliances in a small kitchen so that you're clutter-free when the blender, coffee maker, soda stream and other nifty electricals are not in use, our experts have you covered.

Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.