What Cups are Best for Blender-Made Smoothies?

August 24, 2023
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Different Smoothie Cups for Different Purposes

There's nothing better than taking your self-care on the go with blended smoothies. The creamy, fruity, vegetable, nutrient-dense liquid yumminess are perfect for the mornings when you're running late on a project or even as a meal substitute after a workout.

It doesn't matter if your smoothie is rich with hearty spinach, stringy Tumeric, crunchy seeds, gooey honey, or just a simple powdered smoothie. The right smoothie cup can make all the difference in your everyday life.

That's why we've gathered a list of the best cups for your blender-made smoothies for every smoothie type.

Personal Blenders and Some Larger Blenders Come With Blending Cups That You Can Blend Frozen Fruit, Ice, Peanut Butter or Vegetables in and Then Take On the Go

Best For Ice Cold Smoothies

Smoothies are perfect for hot summer days when you want to put your feet up, unwind and cool off. But when your smoothies melt too fast and turn warm, they perish, become unsafe to eat, and taste awful.

Stainless steel jars can keep your smoothie safe and cold for up to 24 hours. They also feature a wide mouth suitable for smoothie bowls on the go. So blend your favorite healthy smoothie recipe, pour in your stainless steel, add your favorite toppings and go!

With stainless steel jars, you can expect:

  • Zero leakage
  • Resistance to corrosion and rust
  • Sanitary safe cup

Best For Smoothies On The Go

Enjoy your smoothie in the car with stainless steel vacuum-insulated tumblers, especially if you like your smoothies in the runny-juice style. Vacuum insulated tumblers are naturally BPA-free and splashproof– that means that you won't paint your car seats with your delicious smoothie.

For smoothies on the go, we recommend that you measure your smoothie blends in a Nutri bullet pro, magic bullet, or ninja fit not to overfill your tumbler. And the best part about vacuum insulated tumblers is that their slim design fits into any cup holder.

Best cups, blender-made smoothies

Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Tumblers Have the Advantage of Keeping Your Frozen Fruit Smoothie Cold for Longer Periods of Time

Best Stainless Steel Mug For Smoothies With Toppings

If your smoothie recipe incorporates bountiful fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nut butter proteins, choose a stainless steel mug paired with a stainless steel or silicone straw for your smoothies with toppings. Or opt in for an open mouth lid and stainless steel or silicone spoon.

Because, let's face it, trying to sip a thick smoothie through a flimsy straw is a letdown. And if you're on the go, you've earned every sip of your delicious rich smoothie.

Best Smoothie Cups For Eco-conscious Shoppers

Bamboo tumblers let you enjoy your smoothie while helping save the planet. Lounge around your home with Bamboo tumblers built with style and sustainability in mind without tainting your smoothie with microplastics, toxic chemicals, or fertilizers often found in plastic tumblers.

Bamboo fibers are durable and will not break into your smoothie, so you never have to worry about leaving behind tiny splinters or bamboo pieces leaking into your fruit smoothie.

Smoothie Cup Mason Drink Jar

Mason drinking jars are Eco-friendly smoothie cups with stainless steel straws on the go. So they won't leak toxic chemicals from the plastic into your smoothie.

Though made of fragile glass, mason jars are high-quality glass cups that can be paired with a durable stainless steel lid for your smoothie's longer shelf life than glass jars with plastic mason jar lids.

A woman enjoying a green smoothie.

Green Smoothies Served in a Mason Jar

We recommend choosing glass mason jars to drink your smoothie lounging on the beach or poolside. Your smoothie may melt faster than you can enjoy it if you're drinking your smoothie on a hot summer day.

Best For Protein Powder Smoothies

Portable blender cups are the best choice for protein-based smoothies. Depending on the protein powder brand can change a smoothie's texture. Just add your fruits and vegetables, protein powder, and blend.

Or choose protein shake fitness cups. Pour your water or milk into the cup, add protein, shake and enjoy. Protein shakes fitness fit universally into any gym bag.

Disposable Clear Cups

If you're hosting an event, starting a new business, or stocking up on inventory, you need single-use disposable clear cups for your smoothies. They are economical and don't require cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting.

They are available in bulk and come in a variety of different plastics. In addition to being lightweight, they are easy to toss in the trash.

While Not the Most Environmentally Friendly Option, Smoothies are Often Times Served in Plastic Disposable Cups

Stainless Steel Cups Kids' Size

Stainless steel cup is perfect for children who enjoy smoothies but is also a bit messy when eating delicious smoothies. Stainless steel cups are unbreakable, so it doesn't matter if your child throws their cup on the floor.

And the cups don't contain harmful or toxic chemicals to harm your child's smoothie.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions about the best cups for blender-made smoothies.

Can smoothies go in stainless steel cups?

Yes, stainless steel cups can go in smoothies. Stainless steel cups can keep your smoothie cold for up to 9 hours without leaking outside the fridge. However, if you choose to keep your smoothie in the refrigerator, you can do so safely for 1-2 days.

To get an extra cold smoothie, we recommend storing your stainless steel cup in the freeze for 5-10 minutes before blending your favorite smoothie recipe. Then, blend your favorite smoothie and pour it into your cup after letting the cup chill to your preferred time.

Is it OK to make smoothies the night before?

You can safely store your smoothie the night before in the fridge.

We recommend keeping your smoothie in the fridge for 1-2 days.

What device do you use to make a smoothie?

The best device to make a smoothie is a blender. However, a common rumor about smoothies is that making a smoothie with a food processor is easy and efficient.

However, Unlike a food processor that can blend various foods like smoothies and sorbets, mixing your frozen fruits and vegetables in a blender will taste smooth and won't break.

And if you're making a smoothie for a baby or toddler, you can place soft fruits and vegetables in a stainless steel or glass cup and mash them into a smoothie.

What are the Size Differences Between a Regular Blender and a Smoothie Blender?

Smoothie blenders have small delicate blades designed to blend frozen fruits and vegetables, yogurt, protein powders, and seeds. Smoothie blenders feature multiple speed settings, and you can combine your smoothie right in the to-go cup.

However, you can make a smoothie with a regular blender. And you don't need to be a professional smoothie maker to make delicious smoothies with a standard blender. It can be used for smoothies and culinary uses such as mixing, crushing, pureeing, and emulsifying ingredients.

What size are Smoothie Cups?

Smoothie cups can be whatever size you’d lke to enjoy your smoothie in. There is no particular size for smoothie cups. Smoothie cups come in various sizes, from 8 ounces to 64 ounces depending on the material.

Choose small smoothie cups that are best for after workouts, home lounging, and simple smoothie ingredients. And we recommend using large smoothie cups for meal replacements, smoothie cleanses, and smoothies with big chunks of nuts and seeds.

You can find smoothies cups made of:

  • Premium plastic and reusable plastic
  • Reusable plant-based hybrids
  • Compostable smoothie cups
  • Glass
  • Bamboo
  • Stainless steel

What type of blender is best for smoothies?

The Ninja Professional full-size blenders offer smoothie makers a BPA-free pitcher with a handy pour-spot that doesn't waste smoothies everywhere outside the cup. In addition, it features three sharp blads designed to crush ice and blend without a mess effortlessly.

Other blenders that can withstand heavy-duty use:

  • Instant Ace Nova Blend glass blender
  • Beast Blender personal blender
  • Ninja Nutri-Blender Plus economic blender
  • Breville Bluicer juice and smoothie blender
  • Single-serve NutriBullet blender

Frank Salvatore

Hey there - I'm Frank Salvatore. I created this site as a comprehensive kitchen resource. You'll find everything you need to know about everything in your kitchen. From appliances to utensils and layout - it is covered on this site!

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