Home & Garden Home How to Blend Your Smoothie in a Mason Jar By Laura Moss Writer University of South Carolina Laura Moss is a journalist with more than 15 years of experience writing about science, nature, culture, and the environment. our editorial process Laura Moss Updated June 05, 2017 Blending directly in the container you drink from means you'll have one fewer dish to wash. (Photo: Cody Wellons). Share Twitter Pinterest Email Home Sustainable Eating Pest Control Natural Cleaning DIY Family Green Living Thrift & Minimalism My husband and I make smoothies every morning, and we used to pour our healthy concoction into glasses and then wash the pitcher so it would be clean for the next day's breakfast. But I recently came across an ingenious trick that simplifies smoothie making and results in less mess: blending the smoothie in a Mason jar. Standard Mason jars can be screwed into the blender base and used in place of the pitcher on most blenders. Really! First, fill your Mason jar with smoothie ingredients. Then simply unscrew the base from the blender pitcher and screw the blade, gasket and bottom cap onto the jar. Turn the jar upside down, screw the cap into the blender base as normal, and blend away. You can drink your smoothie right from the jar, and as a bonus, you've got one less item to wash. That's all there is to it. A few tips: Don't add yogurt to the jar first. Even when I flipped the jar upside down and had gravity on my side, the fruit and spinach stuck to the yogurt, preventing it from reaching the blades. If you want a full jar of smoothie, you'll need to add more fruit, ice or other ingredients and blend a second time. Condensation on the glass can make removing the jar and unscrewing the cap difficult, so I kept a dishcloth on hand to ease the process.