12 Best Smoothie Cups for Travelling
I have been getting a lot of people asking me what are the best smoothie containers for taking your smoothies out of the house to work or school or travelling with them. I own quite a few smoothie cups myself so I’m going to provide an honest review of these letting you know the pros and cons so you can make up your own mind. I will also highlight some other popular travel smoothie cups that you may like.
This is a large blender bottle perfect for holding one serving of a Green Thickie. It has a wire ball inside that can shake up your smoothie. It works well with powders that need to be whisked up with water, but it also does a good job of shaking up pre-blended smoothies if they have solidified a bit in the fridge.
These are nice and large but still fit very well in your hand. I haven’t experienced any leaks with this cup but the catch looks like it might be easily knocked open. This smoothie cup is nice and slim so fits well in your fridge door. The drinking hole is nice and wide so a thick smoothie easily slides out making it nice and easy to drink. They are dishwasher safe and BPA free.
As it doesn’t have a handle, it can be a bit slippy to hold especially if it’s been in the fridge. If you don’t lick excess smoothie off the inside of the catch once it’s open it can drip off on to you. It can have quite a strong plastic smell when you first buy it.
You can read more about what others think of these Blender Bottles and buy one here.
OK so this is actually a travel blender but I use the smoothie cup from this smoothie maker all the time. I blend up my Green Thickies in this high speed blender and then pour it into this smoothie mug. This blender has 3 speed settings and is good for blending frozen ingredients too. The smoothie mug is insulated and doubled as a travel mug.
This is a nice large container so perfect for a filling meal replacement smoothie. It has a handle so it’s really easy to drink and carry around with you while you are walking. It is easy to clean as the blade can be removed. A bonus is that the smoothie mug is insulated so your smoothie will stay nice and cool when you’re out and about. It’s perfect for travelling as it is a personal blender too. It is dishwasher safe. The thing I like best about this smoothie cup is it’s non spill. That’s one of the most important things for me in a container so that’s why this why I have awarded this the highest marks. It’s the cup I choose to use first over any of my other cups as I know I can put it in my bag or lying on it’s side in the fridge and it won’t leak. It comes with a 1 year warranty.
The drinking hole is a bit on the small side so it’s harder to drink Green Thickies out of it. I end up doing a bit of a shaking action as it goes into my mouth or watering down my smoothie a bit so it’s not too thick to come out of the hole. I have tried taking the lid off to drink the smoothie but the grooves don’t make for a very comfortable drinking experience. Despite this it’s still my smoothie mug of choice. This is a more expensive option as you’re buying a blender as well as a cup, but I believe it’s well worth it as you can easily fit this blender in your suitcase if you’re travelling.
Need to make Green Thickies on the go? Read more about the Back to Basics Blender and buy one here.
Bubba kegs come in a range of sizes to completely suit your needs. Bubbas have dual wall insulation that keep hot food hot for up to 3 hours and cold food cold for up to 12 hours. There is also a bottle opener in the handle.
I love the large sized bubba mug that I can get my entire blender’s worth of smoothie inside if I want to take a large amount with me. The mug handle makes it very easy to drink despite the size. The drinking hole is just large enough for a thick smoothie to go through. The clasp attaches to the other side of the mug when it’s open so it doesn’t spring back in your face. It’s lovely to be able to take my smoothie with me on a hot day and leave it out in the sun knowing it’s going to stay cool.
The bubba mug is very thick so it adds a lot of bulk to the mug making it feel quite cumbersome and not so comfortable to handle. The major drawback of bubba mug is that it leaks if it’s laying on it’s side. There is an air hole that always remains open to let steam escape so it can never be fully leak proof. This is a major stumbling block for me as my massive bubba mug won’t fit in my fridge unless it’s lying on it’s side so I don’t end up using it. The bubba mug isn’t dishwasher safe.
Looking to buy a Bubba? Check out more reviews and get your hands on one here.
I love using this sports bottle for my smoothies as it’s so easy to drink my green thickies from due to the rapid flow designed for easy drinking. It’s very easy to hold and best of all the top is very easy to close and open by just pulling it, but yet it feels extremely secure and I’ve never had any leaks with it. It’s small enough to fit easily in your pocket and easy to hold and carry around. You can also keep this cool so it really does have everything going for it.
I think this smoothie bottle would win hands down if it was just a bit bigger. I can’t fit one serving of my meal replacement smoothie inside this so I always have to use it in combination with another smoothie container. I may get another one so I can get more use out of them as I really do love this container, it’s just a shame it doesn’t get much use.
Have to have a Thermos Hydro? Read what others think about it and buy one here.
If you want to avoid plastics, you may want to consider keeping your smoothies in a mason jar. Mason jars have become extremely popular as smoothie storage solutions as they are completely air tight and BPA free.
I always feel better about storing my food in glass jars rather than plastic. These are so large I can get my whole blender’s worth of smoothie in one of these jars. They are air tight so I don’t have to worry about them leaking even if they are stored on their side.
They are so wide that I find it hard to find a place for them in my small fridge. I also find it hard to drink out of these so I end up pouring them into another container. They are fine for storing smoothies in the fridge but not so practical for travelling as they are breakable.
You can find more reviews of the Bormioli Rocco Fido or buy one here.
I haven’t tried the following smoothie containers so I can’t give them a review, but you can read all the reviews that other people have left on Amazon if you click the links.
These bottles can be bought in a variety of sizes and are deemed to be no spill as are like sippy cups for adults. You just bite and sip! The lid has a quick flip close and is easy to clean. They come in a variety of colour and are BPA free.
Check out what others think of the Camelbak or buy one here.
You can find reviews of the Hamilton and buy one here.
This 16 oz smoothie container is perfect for either hot or cold drinks. It has a built in straw for easy drinking. It has a very funky design so you can drink your smoothie in style! It has a double wall insulation so your smoothie will stay cooler longer. It is perfect for walking around with and is BPA free. It has to be hand washed.
Want to buy a Boston? Read more reviews and grab one here.
9 Klean Kanteen Coffee Set Wide Mouth Insulated Bottle w/ 2 Caps (Stainless Loop Cap and Cafe Cap) – Brushed Stainless 12 oz
Check out what others think of the Klean Kanteen or buy one here.
This blender bottle has compartments on the top where you can store powders if you use them before you mix it all together. It also has a clip for your keys at the gym. If you’re a fan of bright pink, then this bottle is the ultimate fashion accessory.
Need to take you Green Thickies to the gym? Read more about the Smart Shake or buy one here.
This mason jar solves the problem I have of finding it hard to drink from as it has a handle and the option of adding a lid. So you’ll be able to drink from a trendy glass mug which is also BPA free. The price for a set of 12 mugs seems almost too good to be true.
Love the look of the Libbey? Read why others love this too and buy one here.
Read more reviews of the Rednek and buy it here.
Extra: Bebe Dubon Bottle Brush
With all those little nooks and crannies to clean on your smoothie cups, you may find a bottle brush handy. Your smoothie cups will probably be OK if you rinse them out immediately after use but if you leave smoothie to harder it may be harder to get off. However with this bottle brush you’ll have no problem cleaning all those hard to reach places on your smoothie container.
Buy a Bebe Dubon here. Mine is invaluable!
Bonus Smoothie Cups
UPDATE: It’s been a while since I wrote this post and plenty more great smoothie cups and accessories have come on to the market, so here are a few extras for you!
What do you use to store your smoothies in for storing in the fridge and taking out of the house? Do you have any good tips to share?