Kevin came home with this idea he got from one of the sites he browses (no, it's not Pinterest but it could be from there!): For making single servings, fit a mason jar right on the blender, instead of using the big pitcher. It's smaller and easier to wash, AND you can drink right from the jar itself!
I make smoothies all the time, so I'm pretty ecstatic about this easy solution for something I didn't even realize was a problem! lol