The blender me and hubby saw at Costco was BlendTec.
It is expensive but you dont have to worry about the machine breaking and you can do all the blending at one time, no need to stop to add ice cubes little at a time. Put them in at same time.
The website has awesome recipes too like tortilla soup, and a yummy key lime ice cream treat that is made out of spinach. I don't even like key lime stuff and this is one of mf favorites!!!