If you’ve been following along here or are subscribed to me on Facebook then you have seen my post more than once about how I really, really, don’t like gritty texture. I’m the girl, who, if I get a bite of eggshell in my food is DONE – I’m pushing back and walking away.
SO over the past 15 months, I’ve had to learn to COPE, because sometime smoothies are gritty, because they’re designed to be that way (that insoluble fiber has a pipe cleaning job to do).
Usually, I make all my smoothies and shakes for the Clean Program in the Vitamix – that way it is more smoothie like and less gritty. Well, in having to travel last week, I simply couldn’t take the blender with me, and turns out a Magic Bullet wasn’t the solution either. I don’t check luggage if I can help it, and they probably wouldn’t have let me on the plane with the blades. SO I had to opt for a Blender Bottle.
And to tell the truth, it works pretty well, and I am coping with the grittiness — my Mom would be so proud.
Making a shake – USE THE Blender Ball Thingy (not shown in my picture)
1) If you are making a 12 oz shake (this bottle has measure lines) – add 8 oz of your liquid first and reserve 4 oz to add when you get close to the bottom – to help get all the goodies into you. This may not seem like a big deal, but sometimes I was using individual bottles of coconut water and the first time I dumped it all in, and at the end I had lots of the mix left in the bottom, and no way to get it out.
2) Liquid first – not powder first – it really seems to help it blend up better.
3) Shake / Sip/ Shake / Sip— Shake with every sip, that seems to help get the mix redistributed – and not so much grittiness in any one sip.
4) WASH FAST! Don’t let your bottle sit around – clean and rinse it as soon as you can. Make sure you get in all the crevices too. Otherwise clean up later (especially when travelling) is a pain.
Other uses for your Blender Bottle – WATER BOTTLE!
The Blender bottle can double as your water bottle on the road. I like the snap tight lid – so if I knocked it over no worries. I didn’t try carrying it in a bag with it full and sealed, but I think it would hold up OK. As long as you aren’t bouncing around to much.
5) Use lemons from the Tea Tray at your conference (or buy lemon juice). I would grab a lemon slice in the morning and one at the afternoon break, squeeze and drop. It made the hotel water all so much better.
6) REFILL OFTEN … the lid screws off easily … and you need to stay hydrated!
There you have it … a few BLENDER BOTTLE TIPS.
And remember … don’t stay THIRSTY, stay HYDRATED MY FRIENDS!