How to Store Smoothies
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Everybody loves smoothies. And one of the things we love most about smoothies (beyond their yumminess, of course) is how convenient they are for getting some awesome nutrition in. Convenience can often mean something pre-packaged that will make you crash sooner rather than later. That’s not going to cut it for us though, right? Right!
The best way to make your super yummy, super nutritious smoothie also super convenient is to use a smoothie cup. Some smoothie cups are an all-in-one container that’s got you covered from prep to blend to drink. Other smoothie cups are simple tumblers to carry that smoothie to the gym, your commute, or anywhere else you need it.
Our editors have rounded up a list of the best smoothie cups for people on the go that will take your smoothie obsession to the next level. Keep reading to check these out and discover your new bestie for those afternoon pick-me-ups!
It’s in the details, and the Beast Tumbler has a lot of them. It’s designed to be sweat free, vacuum insulated, and the inside of the cup is electropolished in order to be rust-free – meaning you get a clean tasting drink every time. Along with a splash proof lid, it comes equipped with a stainless steel curved straw.
With the workmanship being what it is, it also comes as no surprise that the Beast comes with a lifetime guarantee.
There are a ton of smoothie cups on the market, but if we had to choose just one we’d definitely go with this cup from Beast. The tumbler features food-grade stainless steel construction that’s guaranteed to keep both your drink at the right temperature, and you happy. No, really, it comes with a 100% satisfaction and lifetime guarantee. So if it breaks or you hate it they’ll replace it or refund your money. Win!
The finishing used on this tumbler is really awesome as it bans condensation as well as protects the cup from rusting. This keeps your drinks from gaining that icky hint of metal you may have noticed in other metal mugs. Double wall vacuum insulation works double time to keep your drinks cold or hot, and the seamless construction leaves this cup perfectly safe for your dishwasher. The Beast also has a slender design for the base, making it a great fit for car cup holders.
The tumbler comes with two stainless steel straws as well as a straw brush for cleaning them, not to mention the splash-proof lid that’s also included in the cute gift box. Choose from a number of colors and you’ll have an awesome mug ready for your morning smoothie in no time!
Perfect for any occasion and everyday use, Tervis’ Insulated Tumblers Tervis are perfect for sipping your favorite smoothie. They feature double-wall insulated construction that reduces condensation and keeps hot drinks hot, and cold drinks cold (and eliminates pesky rings on tables).
Strong, impact resistant BPA-free material means these tumblers can take a tumble without shattering and won’t retain tastes or odors. They’re also microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
A close runner up in the ‘best smoothie cup’ showdown is the Tervis Tumbler. They are made from thick BPA-free plastic that forms a double wall around your drink to keep it warm or cold and reduce condensation. Their drinkware is also dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe which is a huge plus because you can easily store, heat, and clean your tumbler.
The biggest plus, though? As with the Beast, Tervis Tumblers come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time your tumbler breaks, you can contact the company and get a replacement free of charge.
Unfortunately, when it comes to smoothies, these tumblers don’t have the blending feature that some of the other options on this list have (but neither does the Beast). However, if you don’t own the right blender to pair with those blender cups, that blending feature is meaningless anyways. And not everyone is going to be fired up about dropping that extra dough on a blender just for the blender cup option.
If you’re just wanting a plain, low-maintenance cup for your smoothies, this one’s for you. If you’re looking to use a tumbler that you can throw in your gym bag for a post-workout smoothie, you’ll want to purchaser the Tervis Travel lid. It unfortunately doesn’t come standard with this tumbler, but as you can see, the lids come in a variety of different colours for you to be able to personalize your tumbler.
It’s the wild card because if you already have a blender in your kitchen, it would be redundant to consider this as a buy. But if you don’t, boy does it make a compelling case.
The Godmorn Portable Blender does an excellent job at smashing fruit and veg, while giving you the probability and convenience of a smoothie cup and blender in one. It uses stainless steel blades, is easy to clean, and is USB rechargeable.
Having an inversion blender (a cup that that you ‘invert’ and attach to your blender to serve as a smoothie pitcher and cup in one) is awesome, but most decent blenders can get a bit pricey. There are already some pretty compelling low-budget options out there, but if ultra-portability is what you’re looking for, we’d give the Godmorn Portable Smoothie Blender a good hard look. We’ve taken to calling these newly emerging gadgets ‘mini-personal blenders’. Not only does it blend, but the blender is installed right in the lid: no extra purchases required.
This portable blender cup is light, weighing in at less than a pound, made from 100% BPA free food-grade materials, and can be easily carried with you anywhere. The lid has the blades hidden to keep you from slicing a finger or four while cleaning, as well as being waterproof to protect the motor. And don’t worry about accidentally hitting start while holding the lid. The motor won’t work unless the lid is locked into the cup.
To charge said motor, you simply need a USB port to plug the included cable into. However, a fully charged motor can blend 10-15 times depending on the ingredients used. The fact you can easily carry this to the office and keep your smoothie ingredients in the fridge until you’re ready for your afternoon snack makes this a compelling buying consideration.
The Bubba Envy S Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler is dual-walled to keep your favourite smoothie chilled for up to 18 hours. At 24 oz. it’s also a great size if you’re looking to whip up a meal-replacement.
Its easy-to-clean lid features a smooth lip, allowing you to sip using the durable plastic straw that comes with it. The BPA-free lid is made of impact, stain, and odor-resistant plastic so you won’t have to worry about lingering tastes or smells.
The Bubba Envy S Tumbler has a dual-wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks either cozy or cold for up to 18 hours without sweating. It’s clear BPA-free plastic lid pulls double duty to allow you to drink with the included straw, or not, your preference.
Our favourite feature of the Bubba has got to be its design. Its sturdy and was clearly built to take a bit of punishment. And the ergonomic shape makes it easy to pick up and also fit in most cup holders. Little details also shine, such as its silicon base which prevents sliding on smooth surfaces.
The cup itself needs to be hand-washed, but the lid and straw can be popped in the dishwasher. The main reason the Bubba doesn’t get a higher rating is its lid is not fully sealable. The straw that comes with the tumbler is used to seal the gap, however if you decide to go strawless, there isn’t an option to slide the opening closed. So if you’re looking for a smoothie cup that you can toss in your gym bag, the Bubba Envy lacks that convenience.
That said, if you’re looking for a smoothie cup to ride shotgun with you in the car or at the office, the Bubba is a solid consideration. And like most of the mugs that made the cut for our top smoothie cups, it’s got a lifetime guarantee.
With its double-walled insulation, the 20 oz Vitamix Smoothie Cup is great for both hot and cold beverages on the go. When its paired with a Vitamix Space Saving machine (the S-Series) it doubles as a blending container, giving you more convenience and less clean-up.
The cup is equipped with a flip-top, leak-proof seal and all parts of the smoothie cup are top-rack dishwasher safe.
It’s a testament to its design that the Vitamix smoothie cup makes this list. After all, the full experience of purchasing this cup is reserved for those owners who already have a Vitamix S-Series blender on hand.
For those folks, this smoothie cup doubles as an inversion blending pitcher and smoothie container to-go. Simply toss all of your ingredients in the cup, attach it to the blender, blitz your smoothie, replace the blender component with a travel lid and take off. Five minutes at most and you’re ready to rock.
For the rest of us, this cup may still be worth considering due to other standout features. This cup is well-insulated with a double-wall made of clear BPA-free plastic to ensure your smoothie stays chilly and fresh. The walls of the cup are also a great slim shape to allow the tumbler to fit into car cup holders.
While we appreciate the convenience of the flip-top lid, which is leak-proof, we found that the design of the lid makes it less than ideal for sipping smoothies compared to its competitors. The opening is shaped more like a spout as opposed to a tapered lip. As such, it took an extra bit of mindfulness to make sure we weren’t spilling any liquids on ourselves.
Coming in a handy 2 pack, the Nutri Ninja cups come with handy sip and seal lids for enjoying drinks on the go. When paired with a compatible Nutri Ninja inversion blender it allows you to blend smoothies or juices directly in the cup.
Coming in at a generous 24 oz the Nutri Ninja smoothie cups are made of Tritan, which is a BPA-free and shatter resistant plastic. The 2 pack is great value for money, and it’s also low-maintenance as all components are dishwasher safe
If you have a Nutri Ninja inversion blender such as the Auto IQ, or Nutri Ninja Pro BL450 you get to enjoy the full benefit of having an all-in-one container: just prep, blend, screw the sip lid on and go.
If you don’t already own a compatible blender, the biggest selling feature of these cups is them being made of Tritan. Tritan is a superior BPA-free plastic that is impact resistant and has exceptional dishwasher durability. And as an added bonus, the cup has measurement markings to ensure you get exactly the amount you need in your cup if you’re counting calories. If only more cups had this design feature!
Unfortunately where the Nutri Ninja Smoothie Cups fall short is they don’t have double-wall insulation. So if you don’t intend to have that smoothie right away this isn’t going to keep your drink chill for as long as its competitors. Plus the sip and seal lid design has the same shortcoming as the Vitamix smoothie cup, in that it doesn’t have a tapered lip.
Everybody is different and needs different things, right? So you want to make sure you consider a few things to make sure the smoothie cup you buy will be exactly what you need.
Do you want plastic or stainless steel? Stainless steel can be great, but it needs to have a good seal or it can rust and/or make your drinks taste funky. Yuck. On the flip side, plastic can stain and crack if dropped.
That said, stainless steel cups such as The Beast have solved the problem of that metallic taste by rust-proofing the interior. And plastic cups such as the Tervis use a high quality plastic that can take a tumble without shattering.
Do you just need the cup for afternoon snacks, or do you frequently use smoothies as a meal replacement? Be sure you’ve chosen a cup that’s big enough for the amount of smoothie you normally consume at one time. The top-rated smoothie cups that made our list here range in size from 10 oz to 24 oz.
A lid might be an after-thought, but it’s an important aspect. Does the lid allow for a straw? Can you use it to drink straight from the cup? If you want a certain feature in your lid, make sure the cup you’re buying allows for it. Tumblers like the Bubba don’t allow for a full seal, but they do come with a handy reusable straw, while others such as the Tervis don’t come standard with a lid (although it can be purchased separately).
While it can be a useful feature, if you don’t already own the specific blender for your cup it’s not going to do much for you. If you don’t own the blender for the cup you’re considering, then you’re probably just as well off considering one of the other excellent options that are available.
Smoothies are awesome on-the-go snacks or meals. But they’re only as good as the container that you put them in.
When it comes to features, and especially value for money our top pick for a smoothie cup to-go is the Beast Tumbler. With high-quality materials, vacuum sealed insulation, and details such as an electropolished interior, it didn’t disappoint. Smoothies were kept reliably chilled, and in testing never once did that classic metallic taste creep into our blends.
Other standout features include unique, attractive color options, as well as extras such as straws and a straw cleaning brush. And with a 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee, we feel confident in backing this product with our Spin The Food recommendation.
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