Single-serve blenders are ideal for quick, convenient, and no-fuss blending. They are the ultimate for on-the-go healthy breakfast options, or if you need a refreshing drink to hydrate you on a warm day.

This article is for those looking for a single-serve blender, as we examine four models with some genuine surprise choices too, ultimately crowning the Nutri-Bullet NBR 1201 as our HowToHome pick for versatility and included accessories.

  • 600 watts of blending power
  • Comes as a 12-piece set
  • Has patented cyclonic blending action for a smoother blend
  • Maximum 24 oz capacity sports cup
  • Cups are top-rack dishwasher safe

  • 250 watts of blending power
  • Ice crushing blades
  • One-touch blending for straightforward control
  • Blend straight into a sports bottle with an on-the-go lid
  • 20 oz maximum capacity

  • Auto IQ technology
  • 1000-watt motor
  • Pro extraction blades
  • 18 oz and 24 oz capacity

  • No batteries or electricity required
  • 3000 blade rotations per minute
  • 16 oz cup
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Blend while you run


This NutriBullet is one of the original and best personal blenders on the market. It taps into that idea of what everyone wants in healthy, nutritious, and convenient blending.

NutriBullets cyclonic action extracts more goodness from the fruit and vegetables by breaking down the ingredients more efficiently using pro extraction blades. And with a 600-watt motor, it may be their entry-level single-serve blender, but it has all the power you need to create delicious omelettes, sauces, smoothies and juices.

Also, operating this blender couldn’t be easier; simply pop in your ingredients, attach to the blender and press down. And when you are done, attach the travel lid and away you go.

On the downside, the gaskets are supposed to stay in situ, but have a design flaw that means many have reported that they fall out after blending. Also, the blades can bend if you overwork them using robust ingredients, and some have complained that the unit is a little noisy.

However, this is the original and is still the model to beat for juice and nutrient extraction, thanks to their patented blade system, and powerful 600-watt motor. If you want a single-serve blender, this Nutri-Bullet would be the ideal place to start.

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • Comes as a 12-piece set
  • Cyclonic blending action
  • Extremely popular

Cons

  • The gasket on the blades works loose
  • Very noisy
  • Blades bend over time


This Oster model is hugely popular with personal blender users. It has a 250-watt motor, but when crushing ice, it boosts the wattage to an impressive 400 watts. This model also comes in bright colors and will look good in any kitchen. It has a sports bottle that has a capacity of 20 oz, and all the detachable elements are dishwasher safe.

What stands this Oster apart from the competition is the price. For what you get, it is inexpensive and given that it has such a high approval rating of four and five-star reviews on Amazon is a testament to how incredible this is for value. That’s why it had to be our budget choice.

For this price, there have to be downsides. Some report that when making protein shakes, they often find clumps of unmixed powder in the cup, and many say that the blades don’t quite reach all the ingredients at the bottom of the jar.

Plus, even though it is dishwasher safe, be careful as the bottles can warp in the heat.

Still, for the price, you can’t expect it to be perfect. But if you want a blender that costs so little and delivers you a consistent blending experience, then this is the blender for you.

Pros

  • Great price
  • Crushes ice with 400-watts of power
  • One-touch blending
  • Great styling and design

Cons

  • Bottles warp in the dishwasher
  • Food gets caught at the bottom near the blades
  • Issues over blend quality

This Nutri Ninja has something called Auto IQ technology to optimize the pro extraction blades and the power to deliver the highest level of vitamins and nutrients in your juices and smoothies.

It is excellent if you want to pulverize ice, roots, and stem vegetables, making it an ideal choice for super-healthy drinks that pack a powerful punch, as well as making delicious baby food.

What makes it all possible is the 1000-watt motor, coupled with the pro extraction blades, which is what sets this model apart. And not just from other single-serve blenders, but from some Nutri Ninja products too.

It comes with two sizes of bottles, 18 and 24 oz, depending on your appetite, and it couldn’t be simpler to use. There are four buttons on the control panel, start/stop, pulse, blend, and ultra-blend, to deal with those robust ingredients that we already talked about.

On the downside, it is expensive compared to others in its class, and you can’t blend hot liquids like soup or bulletproof coffee that you might expect for the price. But the biggest single complaint is about the volume of this blender when it is active. It is super-loud, which means that if you are blending your morning smoothie, you had better be prepared to wake the family.

But with 1000 watts of power, it will handle almost anything, and the auto IQ technology ensures that it operates at optimum performance and sends the energy where it’s needed.

Pros

  • Powerful motor
  • Crushes ice
  • Smart power delivery
  • 18 and 24 oz size options

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Won’t blend hot liquids

It’s time for something completely different, and this model by Revablend is definitely that. It requires no batteries or electricity to perform its blending duties and relies instead on the blades that activate according to motion.

Simply tilt the blending bottle at a 45-degree angle and shake. The blades rotate 3,000 times per minute, effortlessly blending soft fruits, omelets, salad dressings, and tasty smoothies.

If you are looking for the ultimate single-serve blender that you can take on your morning jog and blend while you run, this is it. And best of all, it requires nothing but elbow grease to operate.

On the downside, it won’t tackle ice, so blending a margarita in the garden will be a challenge unless you have some pre-crushed ice. And it does have limited usage, given that it is a non-powered blender.

However, it is the ultimate on the go device, perfect for camping, taking to work for delicious lunchtime shakes, and for those that want to choose alternative ways to satisfy their smoothie cravings without consuming energy.

Pros

  • No power needed
  • Blend while you run
  • Great for camping and the office
  • Completely silent blending

Cons

  • Doesn’t blend ice
  • Limited usage

Comparison Chart

Nutri-Bullet NBR 1201Oster My BlendNinja Nutri-NinjaPortable Blender by Revablend
Max capacity24 oz20 oz24 oz16 oz
Crushes iceX
Watts600Max 4001,000N/A
Accessories12-piece setX1 spare bottleX
Dishwasher safe elements
Ease of use****************
Cost$$$$$$$

Buyer’s Guide:

Single Serve Blender

Single-serve blenders fulfill multiple requirements, not least because they are simple to use and take up the smallest amount of countertop space. They are easy to store away when done and make the best blender for singles who still want the functions that a blender offers, but without the added capacity.

Buying a smaller blender has to come with some benefits, so they have to be affordable, ideal for on-the-go blending, simple to use, and clean up quickly too. If you want a compact blender that won’t take up much space (or effort to use), then a single serve blender is for you.

Capacity – Single-serve is what they are, so anything more significant than 24 oz is going to be too large. Look for a blender that has options on blending jar sizes, like the Nutri-Bullet NBR 1201 which comes with an impressive accessory set including 18 oz jars.

Functions – Don’t get too hung up on what functions the single-serve blender has because it mostly boils down to the simplicity of use and a lot of power for a compact unit. The Nutri-Bullet NBR 1201 has nutrient extracting blades, while others like the Portable Blender by Revablend require no power, so blending is free and completely portable.

Ice crushing Abilities – Ice crushing is important, especially if you are buying a single-serve blender to deliver the perfect cocktail, which is why we chose the Nutri-Bullet NBR 1201 as our favorite pick.

Other than the hand-operated blender, all of the powered models we’ve chosen feature ice crushing abilities.

Dishwasher safe – Our initial take on one element that makes an excellent single-serve blender is that should be easy to keep clean, and that usually means some dishwasher safe elements. Typically, bottles and lids are the components that are dishwasher friendly, although some models allow you to put the blades in the dishwasher too. All of the models featured are dishwasher safe.

Final Thoughts

The term “blend-and-go” gets used a lot these days, and with single-serve blenders, this philosophy seems to be at the heart of what they do.

Our top pick for the best single serve blender has to be the NutriBullet. It has 600 watts of power, pro extraction blades that maximize the nutrients from each ingredient, it’s affordable, and it has an enviable reputation as one of the originals and is still the best.

For the budget-conscious, the Oster My Blend is in a different class when it comes to what you get for the price. It offers single-serve blending and all at a fraction of the cost of other blenders.

If you want a beefed-up motor that will pulverize the ingredients, especially crushed ice for margaritas, then the Ninja Nutri-Ninja as our fancy pick demands your attention.

Alternatively, consider this Portable Blender by Revablend as a new way of blending without any power at all. It is ideal for campers and runners that want to take advantage of blending without the hassle of plugging in.

Whichever model you choose, a single-serve blender is the ideal solution for small-batch blending and healthy, on-the-go shakes and smoothies.

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