Mini blenders are good for so many reasons. They are compact so they easily fit into a small kitchen with limited counter space. It works great if you are single and sharing a rented apartment or living in a dorm. It is perfect for a new mother who wants to puree just the right amount of fresh veggies and soup for her baby. You can even carry it when you go traveling so that your baby gets just the food they like. It works great for the fitness junkie who wants a smoothie for one at the end of their morning workout. You can also quickly blend dips and chutneys without hauling a big fat blender and then cleaning it.
Several portable personal blenders are battery operated making it easy to carry when you travel. After all, if you care about fitness but travel a lot, a portable blender works great to keep your fitness and weightloss plan on track. It is also a perfect time saver as you are blending just the right quantity in a really short time. Besides they can be light on the wallet too compared to the heavy duty home and commercial blenders; and some can even match their more expensive counterparts in quality and finish. Some even come with on the go cups which you can directly carry right after you blend – perfect for a busy lifestyle. They look so cute and promise to pack a bomb in a matchbox. So here’s a list of top 5 best personal portable blenders. Take your pick.
Hamilton Beach Personal Single Serve Blender with Travel Lid, Purple (51131)
Lightweight, easy to use and inexpensive, this personal blender serves as your nutrition partner. Instead of getting a cafe smoothie for a bomb, you can simply blend your favourite drink for you to carry along. The container works both as a mixing jar and a portable travel mug. Although it is recommended that you keep it upright to avoid spillage. The design is compact and the container can be easily washed and stored. It also works well if you are making salad dressing and baby food as it is BPA free in food zones. The simple one touch operation takes the guess work out of blending and gives a perfect smooth blend every time. The front of the container also comes with measuring lines to ensure you make just the right quantity. It may not be the best blender to crush ice or give you a fine chop but it does the work if you are looking for smoothies and soups. Get it in emerald, green, monaco blue or raspberry to match your style.
Oster BLSTPB-WBL My Blend 250-Watt Blender with Travel Sport Bottle, Light Powder Blue
How about a cusp of a blender that transforms into a sports bottle! Stylish, quick and convenient with one touch blending options, the Oster blender does a good job with a 250-watt motor. It can create your favourite smoothies and protein shakes while you run from the gym to office. The interesting design allows the 20 oz BPA free container to double up as a water bottle during the day once you are done with your smoothie or protein shake. Your colleagues are bound to ask you where you found this! Because the blades don’t come off and the bottle is a bit narrow to be cleaned fully in a dishwasher, you are going to need a bottle brush to get this one cleaned manually. So what are you waiting for? Pour some milk, apple sauce, ice cubes, vanilla, frozen yogurt, a little maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon powder and in just a couple of minutes you’ll be ready with a restaurant style Vermont Maple Smoothie! Get it here
Epica Personal Blender with Take-Along Bottle
At just $25.95 promotional price, Epica is here to help you stick to your fitness and weightloss goals. 250 watts and 23,000 RPM ensures anything you put in comes out smooth and ready to eat. The lightweight container doubles up as a travel bottle with a 20 oz capacity. It is break, dent and scratch resistant which makes it an ideal travel companion. The best part is that even with this price, the company offers a 2 year warranty, which makes this complete value for money. The container can hold both cold ice cream shakes and hot soups with equal ease. In fact, you can blend, mix, puree, whip and chop foods using Epica. The safety feature ensures that the motor doesn’t function until the jar is attached. The body also comes with suction ‘feet’ which holds the whole unit in place on the counter top when it is working. Do keep in mind that you can’t crush ice with it. It may not make smooth smoothies like the more expensive Ninja but it works if you are blending fruits.
BLACK + DECKER PB1002R FusionBlade Personal Blender with 20 Ounce Portable Personal Blending Jars(2-Pack with Travel Lids), Red Single Serve Blender
Turn ice into snow, fruits into smoothies and vegetables into soup with this powerful Black Decker Blender. The two 20 oz elongated jar works for single serving and comes with a twist on travel lid. The fusion blade (one turned up and the other turned down) is the secret behind creating just the right blend. There is a single on off button which takes the guesswork out and gives you control over the final texture of the drink. An added bonus – the bottle fits perfectly in the car cup holder. Now you have no reason to pick up a coffee or a can of soda. You can carry a healthy drink along with you on your way to work without worrying about spillage.
BELLA Personal Size Rocket Blender, 12 piece set, color stainless steel and black
With two separate blades for grinding and blending, this is one of the few portable blenders that can grind coffee for you. The product comes with two blending cups of 21.6oz and 13.3oz – and this really is a cup and not a bottle. If you need ice, be sure to stop and start and not use this like a ‘big’ blender for over a minute but in just short pulses. Just about 10 secs at a time should get the job done for you.