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15 of the best personal blenders for smoothies shakes and more

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Trying to eat clean and incorporate smoothies into your diet sounds great in theory, but lugging out a full-sized blender every single time you want a quick meal replacement or a refreshing treat is not the most efficient way to live.

A personal blender gives you the freedom to make your blended beverage of choice and be on your way with little hassle. The beauty of one of these appliances is that the container you mix your ingredients in is also your drinking cup. Speaking of which, when selecting the right personal blender for you, consider the blending cups. Take into account how many you want, the size and shape, the type of lid(s), and any bonus features like handles, non-slip sleeves, etc. Read more...

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BEST OVERALL CHOICE

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ

This small but mighty blender crushes whole fruits, veggies, and ice.

  • Power: 1,000 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 18-ounce, one 24-ounce
$99.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR EXTRACTING NUTRIENTS

Nutri Ninja with FreshVac Technology

Get the most nutrients and best flavors from your produce with this blender's FreshVac pump.

  • Power: 1,100 watts
  • Cup size(s): Two 24-ounce
$129.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR SWITCHING UP RECIPES

NutriBullet

Though it only has one speed, you'll get two different blade options included with the set.

  • Power: 600 watts
  • Cup size(s): Two 18-ounce, one 24-ounce
$59.99 from Amazon

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BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Magic Bullet

A cheap, reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.

  • Power: 250 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 12-ounce, two 18-ounce
$39.99 from Amazon

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BEST ALL-AROUND BLENDER

Vitamix S55

Blend personal portions or larger batches thanks to the interchangeable setup.

  • Power: 790 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 20-ounce, one 40-ounce
$448.95 from Amazon

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BEST FOR MEAL PREPPERS

Cuisinart Compact Portable Blending / Chopping System

With six blending containers, you have room to make and store different batches of food and beverages.

  • Power: 350 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 8-ounce, four 16-ounce, one 32-ounce
$50.47 from Amazon

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BEST SIMPLE BLENDER

Cosori

A straw-like drinking spout makes these great for frozen smoothies.

  • Power: 800 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 12-ounce, two 24-ounce
$59.99 from Amazon

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BEST BLENDER FOR TRAVELING

Hamilton Beach Single-Serve

It's ultra portable and available in five different colors.

  • Power: 175 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 14-ounce
$16.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR ADD-ONS

Bella Rocket Extract Pro

Blend drinks or grind coffee beans and nuts with the Rocket Extract Pro's two powerful blades.

  • Power: 700 watts
  • Cup size(s): Two 12-ounce, three 24-ounce
$39.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

Oster MyBlend Pro Series

The sport bottle is ready to go where you go, with its travel lid and carabiner clip.

  • Power: 500 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 20-ounce
$25.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR BLENDING ON THE GO

PopBabies

This blender charges via USB, so you don't have to be by an outlet to use it.

  • Power: 175 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 14-ounce
$31.44 from Amazon

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BEST FOR TAKING IN THE CAR

Homgeek Personal Mini Blender

With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.

  • Power: 300 watts
  • Cup size(s): Two 20-ounce
$23.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CONVENIENT CARRYING

Chulux

These substantial cups feature anti-slip grips and travel lids with hooks.

  • Power: 300 watts
  • Cups size(s): One 14-ounce, one 20-ounce
$29.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR KEEPING IT SIMPLE

La Reveuse

Not the most advanced personal blender, but it will get the job done if you want a smoothie or shake.

  • Power: 300 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 18-ounce
$18.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR CAMPING

Cozibot Travel Blender

Just because you're far from an outlet doesn't mean you need to skip your smoothie.

  • Power: 65 watts
  • Cup size(s): One 13-ounce
$35.98 from Amazon

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