Best portable blender 2024: personal blenders for travel and single-serves

We tried the best portable blenders, including personal and cordless models, to bring you the best buys on the market

One of the options for best portable blender, the BlendJet 2, making a smoothie in a car
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A Ninja Blast Blender being placed into a backpack

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Ninja Blast
3. Best for the gym: BlendJet 2
Best bullet blender: Nutribullet Pro 900
5. Best for dips: Cuisinart EvolutionX Cordless Blender
6. Best budget: NutriBullet GO
7. Best for ice: BlenderX
8. Best for infusions: Magic Bullet
9. How we test
10. Meet the team
11. FAQs

Portable blenders – AKA personal blenders – are a perfect buy if you love to blend and drink on the go. They're also a smart choice if tend to make single-serve portions, or if you have a smaller household and don't need a full-size appliance.

We've tested the best personal blenders, including corded and cordless models. We put them through through their paces over dozens of smoothies, sauces, dips and protein shakes. We also take them on daily commutes to see if these blenders are truly portable. 

We also assess everything how easy they are to use, how easy they are to clean, and how easy they are to store, making sure that the compact blenders will free your countertops from clutter. 

While the on-the-go, take it to the gym portability is the main reason you might want to buy a portable blender, don't think these compact wonders can't do almost everything the best blenders can. Most personal blenders can take on the same blending tasks, just in smaller quantities, which might just suit you perfectly. 

The quick list

Best portable blenders 2024

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Best portable blender overall

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The best portable blender overall


Capacity : 18oz
Pitcher: Plastic
Dimensions: 9 x 3 inches
Power: 7.4V

Reasons to buy

Great at crushing ice
Great with leafy greens
Excellent with protein powder and creatine
Good capacity

Reasons to avoid

Not always great with frozen ingredients
Struggles with larger chunks
Doesn't blend seeds
Good for backpacks but not handbags
Buy it if

✅ You want a blender on the go: this is great for mixing drinks at the gym or on your way to work.

✅ You have limited space: this little blender is great for smaller kitchens.

✅ You don't like cleaning: this blender is really easy to clean. 

Don't buy it if:

❌ You want to blend tougher ingredients: it didn't make perfect smoothies.