Blender bottles are a convenient way to mix up a protein shake
or smoothie without having to deal with the hassle of operating a blender. They’re great for on-the-go nutrition and can be tucked in your gym bag or even kept in your car for a quick, healthy beverage while you’re out and about. But, these handy hand-helds have purpose beyond helping you make fitness-related drinks. Here are five fun and creative ways to put your bottle to good use.
How to Use a Blender Bottle
1. Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Homemade dressings are easy to make, customizable and inexpensive. Balsamic vinaigrette is a go-to for sprucing up salads – and it’s also great on sandwiches, as a marinade, as a topping for roasted veggies and even as an ingredient in some recipes. Shake up a batch in your blender bottle and keep it in your fridge for frequent use!
Quick Balsamic Vinaigrette
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. sea salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
Add all ingredients to blender bottle; shake well.
2. Stir-fry sauce
Skip takeout and make your own stir fry at home! If you make your own sauce, there’s no need to question ingredients in a store-bought bottle – and, of course, you can customize flavors. To make a simple stir fry, just toss your choice of protein and fresh veggies into a wok or large skillet. Add your sauce, and cook until done. Serve over rice or your favorite grain.
Simple Stir-Fry Sauce
1/2 cup chicken stock or vegetable broth
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. arrow root powder
or corn starch
1 Tbsp. agave or honey
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. sesame seed oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2-inch piece ginger, peeled and grated or finely minced
3. Pancake/crepe batter
Using a blender bottle to prep pancake or crepe mix makes life so much easier – it’s less messy and easier to pour. You can use your usual pancake/crepe recipe, or try a protein pancake mix
and top your stack with natural nut butter
. Yum! Just add the ingredients to your bottle, shake and pour onto your griddle or pan.
4. Perfect scrambled eggs
A blender bottle is a great tool for making scrambled eggs. Shaking eggs in the bottle creates the perfect texture every time. Simply add eggs or egg whites, a pinch of salt and a splash of almond milk to the bottle and shake for evenly beaten eggs. Quick tip: If you’re looking to save time in the morning, prep the mixture the night before, then just grab your bottle form the fridge, shake and scramble!
5. Ice coffee/iced matcha latte
No need to stop by the coffee shop for an expensive iced coffee. Just add ice to a blender bottle (with the metal spring inside) with these ingredients, shake and sip.
16 oz. strong cooled coffee
or espresso or matcha tea
/oat milk/almond milk/regular milk (your choice/desired amount)
1 tsp. raw sugar