Post-workout supplements are a great way to help your body recover as quickly as possible, while smoothies and similar liquid foods combine convenience with good nutrition. According to Murphy’s law, they therefore have to have at least one major flaw: they typically don’t store well.
Ideally and depending on which brand of and shake powder you use, you’ll usually want to mix it in a blender first, then pour it into your shaker bottle. After this, unfortunately, heavy stuff goes down and lighter stuff floats upward, often leaving you with a layer of sediment on the bottom that shaking just can’t seem to dislodge.
The BlenderBottle is one of those ideas that seems obvious once you know about it, but actually takes a genius to figure out the first time. Simply place a ball-shaped whisk inside the bottle: even if it’s filled with liquid and can’t get a churning action going, the mixing ball will still get the job done. This concept is actually several years old, but the design is patented, so only this company is legally allowed to manufacture this kind of shake bottle.
It works remarkably well: you can beat eggs properly and even dismantle tougher ingredients like peanut butter without tiring out your arm. Liquidizing fruit with it will require more shaking than the average person is willing to endure, though. You still have to use a juicer for that.
Another interesting aspect of this bottle is that hanging it from a carry strap attached to the loop on the lid actually helps to push the nozzle closed. This has a kind of latch instead of the stopper just being held in by friction, so leaks are pretty uncommon.
The dishwasher-safe body and lid don’t contain phthalate or BPA, which nowadays is pretty much a prerequisite for any plastic food container. The whisk ball, for its part, is made from the same kind of stainless steel used in biomedical implants, so you can be pretty certain that it won’t rust.
More compact and insulated varieties are also available, as well as one with a handy storage compartment at the bottom.