Everything tastes better in glass. Smoothies taste better in glass smoothie cups. Most of the smoothie cup options on the market right now are stainless steel. Their benefits are many, including being incredibly sturdy if you're unlucky enough to drop one, right through to the double wall vacuum insulation they provide. However, there's just nothing quite like drinking from glass.

In 2020, Avanti released a glass smoothie cup in to the market. Here's the features.

What kind of glass are the Avanti Glass Smoothie Cups made from?

They are made from heat resistant borosilicate glass. While being heat resistant isn't necessary for something cold, the other benefit of borosilicate glass is that it's lightweight and not too heavy to carry around when full.

How is the glass smoothie cup protected from breakage?

Whether it's a glass water bottle or a smoothie cup, when something ice cold is in it, you're going to get condensation on the outside and you have an increased risk of it slipping out of your hands. This smoothie cup is protected with a silicone sleeve. It can be removed for cleaning if you want to, but it's really not necessary.

Keeping plastic to a minimum with a bamboo lid

Using a minimal amount of plastic in this product, the lid is not made from plastic, it's bamboo. A silicone seal holds the lid in place in the cup and also padding around the straw. The bamboo lid does need to be washed by hand as bamboo does not like to be soaked in water for long periods of time and the heat and intensity of your dishwasher will ruin it over time.

A glass smoothie cup that's nice to drink from without the lid

While it's not its intended use, this is a really nice glass to drink from without the lid. You might be at a BBQ or a picnic, or you just prefer not to use a straw, so if this is you, it's nice to drink from. There is no thread or strange lip on the cup so you can simply remove the lid and drink from this with the added benefit that it's not going to slip through your fingers due to the silicone cover on it.

Tritan Eastman plastic straw included

The straw is Tritan Eastman plastic, which is the least likely to retain flavours and smells from any of the plastics on the market. If you don't like the idea of drinking from a reusable plastic straw, you can always buy a silicone straw or stainless steel straw. As far as smoothie cups go, we find that silicone or silicone tipped is the safest. There are reported incidents of people tripping while walking with a rigid straw in their mouth and causing injuries, which is why we also love the fact you can walk and drink without the lid.

Glass Smoothie Cup 500ml capacity

If you're grabbing a smoothie on the run, simply check on the board to see which size you should order to fill your cup. Bigger isn't always better. This is only big enough for the medium size Boost Juice Smoothie as their large 'regular' size is actually 600ml.

Glass Smoothie Cup easily fits in most car cup holders

Most of the stainless steel smoothie cups on the market are a a lot wider at the top than the bottom. This taper makes it hard to get them in a lot of car cup holders. The glass smoothie cups from Avanti are straight up and down and 7.5cm in diameter. Check the measurements of your car's cup holder if you want to use it in the car. We do sell Australia's #1 car cup holder expander if you need a bit of extra room.

A colour for everyone

Available in 2 fresh pastel colours, a grey and navy (pictured above)