I just came back from Aldi and they had their store brand version of the Magic Bullet smoothie blender there on special for $17.99. I bought one, and it made a super smooth smoothie in under ten seconds.
I wasn't really expecting much (being that my pressure cooker from Aldi was a total fail), but this thing seems really good. It comes with 6 cups (2 large and 4 small), a whipping blade and a regular blade,, and spare gaskets, rings, and lids for the cups after you are done blending in them.
I chopped up a slew of vegetables and fruit and put them in a container in the fridge so I can make a smoothie whenever the fancy strikes me (it doesn't strike me all that often, but that one I had today was pretty tasty).
"Where did all this animal hair come from?"