Smoothies and Juices are the new craze everywhere, and this trend has caught on like wildfire in South Africa. It is well known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I never have time for breakfast because I absolutely hate waking up early and, as a result, I am always in a rush and therefore do not even get a chance to pack a full lunch. For me, the invention of the blender bottle in which to store my smoothies, is absolutely genius.
This bottle is so easy to use, and it makes life that much easier. It has a silver patented ball that whisks liquids and powers to a smooth, creamy consistency with absolutely no lumps. All that sediment that usually remains at the bottom which you have to scoop out with a spoon, is unheard of with this bottle, as everything blends evenly. You can also make a smoothie at home (quickly in the Vitamix or good quality blender), and pour the liquid into a blender bottle to take with, on the run to drink later. When you are ready to drink your smoothie, just give the blender bottle a shake and the little wire ball will do the rest. No sediment is left on the bottom as it is now all smoothly mixed and ready to be enjoyed with an infusion of the different flavours and ingredients.
Its designed in such a way that you get a firm yet comfortable grip when holding the container. The lid claps on extra tight, so you don’t have to worry about leakage and end up with your handbag smelling like breakfast (I have had way too many personal experiences with that).
It doesn’t use any electricity or batteries, which is a huge plus when you are ‘out and about’ . If you have not made your smoothie at home and would like to whip one up quickly, use a protein shake powder, some juice and yoghurt preferably, simply thrown in all the ingredients and mix it up with a few shakes and, voila, breakfast is served.
Whatever you do, don’t put it in the freezer, a colleague of mine once made that mistake and her bottle cracked. If you want a frozen smoothie, blend the ingredients in your Vitamix or blender bottle and transfer the smooth contents to another bottle or glass.
Shake it up
They are many things you can do with this bottle, namely:
- Omelettes ( pour all your ingredients into the bottle shake it up, fry and enjoy). I would strongly suggest you get a separate bottle for this just so you can keep your flavours separate. Trust me a smoothie that smells of egg residue, is at the bottom of the appetising pyramid – AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
- Pancake batter
- Salad dressing
- Home made sauces (you can have so much fun with this one – just let your imagination run wild. Surprise yourself).
Blender bottles have been the craze all over tinseltown. Celebrities like Scarlet Johansson, Hugh Jackman and Justin Bieber are known for keeping healthy and toned and they know there is more to this bottle than meets the eye.
On the healthy side
A little something extra always does the trick for my smoothies and gives me enough energy to get through my day. Here are a few healthy products that you could try out and add the extra nutrients to your shake.
The Pro Nutro shake has the same minerals and nutrients as the ProNutro Cereal. Pronutro shakes are available in retail supermarkets.
Superfoods has these amazing shakes that are packed to the brim with all things good for your body. The green shake has baobab, hemp seed and wheat grass. The organic super shake has raw cacao, cinnamon and vanilla, making the texture and taste of your smoothie Raw-mazing. These shakes are available from Rawlicious.
So there you have it….
Without a doubt I can say this is a product that is an asset. Whether you are on a mountain, in a desert or visiting a game park, you can enjoy a fresh salad dressing pancake, omelet or fresh smoothie prepared in next to no time at all. I don’t know about you but that sounds perfect to me.
To purchase a blender bottle.