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...More about Food, Culture, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, and Consumer Tech
BEST OVERALL CHOICENutri Ninja Auto-iQ
This small but mighty blender crushes whole fruits, veggies, and ice.
BEST FOR EXTRACTING NUTRIENTSNutri Ninja with FreshVac Technology
Get the most nutrients and best flavors from your produce with this blender's FreshVac pump.
BEST FOR SWITCHING UP RECIPESNutriBullet
Though it only has one speed, you'll get two different blade options included with the set.
BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKMagic Bullet
A cheap, reliable blender that isn't too feature-heavy.
BEST ALL-AROUND BLENDERVitamix S55
Blend personal portions or larger batches thanks to the interchangeable setup.
BEST FOR MEAL PREPPERSCuisinart Compact Portable Blending / Chopping System
With six blending containers, you have room to make and store different batches of food and beverages.
BEST SIMPLE BLENDERCosori
A straw-like drinking spout makes these great for frozen smoothies.
BEST BLENDER FOR TRAVELINGHamilton Beach Single-Serve
It's ultra portable and available in five different colors.
BEST FOR ADD-ONSBella Rocket Extract Pro
Blend drinks or grind coffee beans and nuts with the Rocket Extract Pro's two powerful blades.
BEST FOR AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLEOster MyBlend Pro Series
The sport bottle is ready to go where you go, with its travel lid and carabiner clip.
BEST FOR BLENDING ON THE GOPopBabies
This blender charges via USB, so you don't have to be by an outlet to use it.
BEST FOR TAKING IN THE CARHomgeek Personal Mini Blender
With two slim sports bottles, this compact blender is a solid choice.
BEST FOR CONVENIENT CARRYINGChulux
These substantial cups feature anti-slip grips and travel lids with hooks.
BEST FOR KEEPING IT SIMPLELa Reveuse
Not the most advanced personal blender, but it will get the job done if you want a smoothie or shake.
BEST FOR CAMPINGCozibot Travel Blender
Just because you're far from an outlet doesn't mean you need to skip your smoothie.