How to Use a Blender Bottle

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A blender bottle is great for mixing things.
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The beauty of owning a BlenderBottle is that you can use the shaker cup to blend a variety of items from your kitchen. Not only can you whip up classic protein shakes, but there are a ton of BlenderBottle recipes without protein powder, such as yogurt smoothies and sauce and egg recipes, that you can add to your healthy meal arsenal. The plethora of recipes you can concoct may make this item seem complicated, but it's actually an easy product to use, especially when you're in a rush and need to make a quick meal.

How to Use the Shaker Bottle

When using a BlenderBottle Classic Shaker Bottle, according to BlenderBottle, simply drop the BlenderBall wire whisk into the bottle, add the ingredients in the cup, screw on the lid and snap the flip cap shut. When the flip cap is closed, shake the ingredients until blended, and you're done. If you're making a protein shake, you need to add your liquid ingredient of choice, then add the protein powders and thicker ingredients next.

If you're making recipes without protein powder, you need to add the liquid ingredients first and thicker ingredients afterward. One key thing to note is that no matter what ingredient you put into the BlenderBottle, the BlenderBall whisk is made of surgical-grade stainless steel. It was explicitly designed to stay in your cup, and according to BlenderBottle, it will never rust, chip or peel.

Precautions and Additional Tips

Although you won't run into too many issues when using a shaker bottle, before you shake up the ingredients, you want to make sure that the screw lid is firmly screwed onto the base and that you hear an audible snap when you press down the flip cap. If your BlenderBottle lid won't close, you have a faulty bottle and need to replace it.

Another helpful tip is to hold the upper half of the bottle tightly and shake it with your wrist. Doing this will thoroughly incorporate all of your ingredients.

Although you can add different recipes to your BlenderBottle, you shouldn't put warm or hot liquids in the shaker cup. There's a secure seal on the bottle that doesn't allow pressure to escape, but hot or warm liquids can make the flip cap open and spray out ingredients. You can still add coffee into your BlenderBottle, which is a popular smoothie ingredient, just make sure it has cooled down first.

Another thing to note is that although you can use many different ingredients, you need to be wary of mixing anything that will create pressure inside the bottle. According to BlenderBottle, if you put in ingredients that will create pressure, you need to hold a finger over the flip cap while shaking the container. In addition to warm and hot liquids, you should also never put carbonated drinks in your BlenderBottle.

Removing Odor From a BlenderBottle

One con of owning a BlenderBotttle is that if you don't clean the bottle immediately after using it, it can retain odor. BlenderBottles are made out of BPA-free plastics, which are known to hold odor. To remove any odors, fill the bottle with baking soda and vinegar and allow the mixture to sit overnight. Make sure to leave the flip cap open.

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Allanah Dykes is a freelance writer and her work has been featured on Elite Daily, Levo League, Popsugar, Complex, Gurl, The Kitchn, HelloGiggles, Revelist, and Food 52.

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